Let me start this post off by saying A.) I don’t think these are “healthy” or a free for all because they have beans in them and B.) I’m not against indulging in REAL full fat style desserts now and then.
Now, since we have that out of the way…. IF I can feed my kids (and myself) yummy, gooey, amazing brownies on a special occasions that have less fat, more fiber and more protein why wouldn’t I do that?!?
This idea slapped me in the face yesterday when I was trying to figure out lunch. The Husband went for his disgusting frozen Mac & Cheese –seriously, that stuff is GROSS. I can’t even handle the smell– and the baby had leftover black beans, grebe beans, Triscuits, cheese and watermelon. That left me to my own devices.
I know some people are predisposed to hate cilantro but I am definitely NOT one of them. MAN I can’t get enough of this stuff! I got a bushel from the farm this past week and it’s been burning a whole in my fridge since friday.
Somewhere — I think it was SkinnyTaste — I saw a turkey recipe with zucchini. I don’t remember the details but the thought stuck with me. Ground turkey is infamously dry and unlike beef, you can’t serve it slightly rare to counteract. Normally I mix in some oats as it helps to hold on to some moisture, but adding zucchini seemed like a great idea too!
Have I told you how much I love working with The Laughing Cow? I’ve always been a fan of their products but now I’m challenged to use them in fun new ways. I’m pretty sure if I could start my career over, I’d take the path of recipe developer. I mean, I guess that’s kind of what I do here on GreenLiteBites but I’m no professional, just someone who has fun mixing things up in the kitchen.
I arrived home inspired but coming off a red eye, I had no time, desire or energy to cook. Instead I made a quick yogurt parfait. Chobani was an exhibitor at the conference and they had a yogurt bar that was to die for! Read the rest of this post »»
Joining a CSA is definitely a challenge. Half our share are things I’d never think of buying. Not because they aren’t good or I don’t like them, but simply out of habit.
Take Bok Choy for example. I’ve never bought a head of Bok Choi. According to NutritionData.com, 1 head of this crunchy, fun vegetable has 751% of our daily Vitamin A, 630% of our daily Vitamin C, 478% Vitamin K, 139% Folate, 88% Calcium, even 37% Iron all for about 110 calories.
Yesterday was frantic farm day. Ryan gets off the bus at 3:40. Swim class is 4:30 then straight to the farm to pick up our share. As if that was hectic enough, we had storms rolling in and tornado warnings. Thankfully we just beat the monsoon and got our share without getting soaked.