Oh my WORD! I’m SO glad I made this even though I knew the husband and toddler would hate it. Have I mentioned the husband’s unmanly trait of hating chili? Seriously I must be married to the only man in America who doesn’t enjoy a bowl of chili. It’s CHILI! Not only is he not a chili man he’s not corn muffin man either. So when I mentioned this idea I got the old *eye roll*. I made it anyway and had burgers ready for him and the toddler. This way I could enjoy the fun meal. I’ve learned to pick my battles and this was one I just didn’t feel like fighting. Read the rest of this post
The name says is all. It’s a FAIL! BUT on toddler entertainment alone the video is worth posting. He’s in rare form and practically falling asleep by the end although he’ll never admit it. So take this video at face value. As mom taught me, it never hurts to try! That being said.. I can’t wait to try this idea again!
This started as a quick vegetarian lunch idea and then I had a conversation with a friend who said he thought I needed more protein and suggested tuna. As soon as he did I looked down and said “Perfect! That would be awesome in this!” I added a small can and it was delish. It was without it too, but the tuna added that, ummm, well, tuna texture. :)
I had another one of those morning where nothing sounded good. I didn’t feel like eggs, I’m sick of cereal and I just didn’t want to make muffins. I was just craving something different. Twenty minutes later, Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa was born! What can I say? I LOVE the challenge of inventing! :)
I firmly believe the more flavor and spice a meal has the more satisfying it is. My favorite part of the pantry is the spice cabinet. I may not have the fanciest most expensive spices money can buy but the 99 cent version sure do the job.
A shortER video this week where I share my hard boiled egg system and technique. I really have become hard boil egg obsessed recently. :)
I TOTALLY forgot about this idea! I made it up weeks ago and didn’t think about it again until last night when I was craving something sweet. Using an egg roll wrapper (I was planning on won ton but they were all out) a handful of chocolate chips and some healthy peanut or almond butter you get crispy, chewy, chocolaty treat in minutes!
Yesterday I challenged myself to come one with a tasty lunch to use some leftover shrimp I had from our seafood night (I’m really trying to do a fish night at least once a week.) I bought some small shrimps on sale and boiled them for shrimp cocktail. The toddler ACTUALLY likes shrimp this so it’s an easy way to get some protein in the boy. Especially as getting fish in him is getting harder and harder.
Do you know what a star fruit is? Maybe you heard of a Carambola? I haven’t but I have seen these funning looking fruit in the stores. Normally near the mango, pineapple and weird Asian pears. :) Here’s what one looks like cut…
This is one of those “here’s what I whipped together” type of ideas. Here’s the situation… It’s lunch time, I have a 20oz package of ground turkey defrosted to make a double batch of Southwestern Turkey Burgers (I like keeping them in the freezer) which will leave me 4 oz leftover. (Why they only package ground turkey in 20oz packages is BEYOND me but I’ve gotten used to it.)
Yesterday morning I just wanted something different for breakfast. It was just one of those days nothing sounded good. So I hopped online, did a quick search and found this. I didn’t even read the post, I just saw the picture and immediately thought Spinach Bacon Egg Wrap! (I stopped reading recipes when I realized it was impossible for me to follow one. lol)
WAAAAY back when, I posted Apple Pie Oatmeal. The idea pre-dates GreenLiteBites as it was originally posted on Roni’s Weigh (which at the time was Weight Watchen–Holy crap I’ve been blogging for awhile!) Anyway, I had a craving for the original Apple Pie Oatmeal but since I no longer buy the flavored packets of oatmeal I had to recreate it using rolled oats.
I think this version is actually better. It has less ingredients (compared to the packet), it’s cheaper (you can now use the oatmeal in bulk,) it’s not as sweet and I just love being independent of products. :)
As you can see the toddler loved it and he’s in rare form in the video. Read the rest of this post