February 25, 2010
If you want to feel more healthy. MOVE. Really in any way you can. Get off the computer. Turn off the tv. Run around with your kids or go "RUN" some errands. Do something standing if you watch tv or do some crunches. Keep moving as much as you can and set aside some time to REALLY exercise!
February 22, 2010
I LOVE this one. I am not a huge fan of Spaghetti but my son is and he LOVES it too!!
Cooking the Squash:
1 Spaghetti Squash
Slice squash lengthwise (clean out seeds) and place cut sides down on cookie sheet (sprayed with cooking spray). Bake at 350 for 30-45 min.
When squash is done use a fork to clean out the insides and throw away the skin. Put in a bowl and add salt and pepper. Then mix everything together including cheese.
Making the Sauce:
1/3 lb lean ground beef or turkey (optional)
1/2 t. onion powder or 2 t. onion flakes
1 clove garlic
2 t Italian seasoning
6 oz tomato paste
8 oz tomato sauce
3/4 cup water
Brown meat and combine the rest of the ingredient in a sauce pan. heat until warm and then combine with squash.
Children: I cut strands of squash into smaller pieces. Just as I would with the noodles.
Babies: Give 'em the squash to eat up. Again, cut it into smaller pieces.
The salad was a delicious choice with this!
February 18, 2010
In "Resources for Foundations in Nutrition: Power Tools" they talk about eating a high fiber diet. They say that if you don't drink enough water you can be bloated, have gas, and more.
Also, Dr. Oz :) says that to get a correct weight on the scale you should drink plenty of water the day before.
I have noticed a HUGE difference when I drink water...not only in how I look but how I feel. Try it!
February 15, 2010
1 lb lean ground beef
1 cup diced onion
1 ½ cloves garlic
½ cup chopped Carrot
1 c Chicken broth
1 c diced tomato
1 c peas
1 T flour
½ t basil
pinch of salt and pepper
½ lb sweet potato
½ c Green pepper
5 c mashed potato (I use instant)
Saute green pepper, carrots, sweet potato, seasonings, onion and garlic until onion runs clear. Add Browned beef, chicken broth, tomato, peas and flour. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Put meat and veggie mix in bottom of pan. Top with mashed potato and cook at 400 for 30 minutes.
Children: No change
Babies: Just leave out the veggies you want them to eat. You could even steam the ones that are too crunchy.
February 10, 2010
February 8, 2010
24 oz Nonfat Strawberry Yogurt
16 oz Frozen Sliced Strawberries slightly thawed and undrained
8 oz can Crushed Pineapple in juice and undrained
Slice banana's and place in large mixing bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Spoon into paper lined muffin tins. (Not just the liners but the actual pan with the liners so they hold their shape...I didn't do that....and I regret it....Oops!)
Freeze until firm 3 hrs OR you can serve soft. Remove frozen cups from freezer and put in a freezer bag.
Remove from freezer and let stand for 10 minutes. You want these slushy and not completely thawed. (you can even microwave for 15 seconds to soften)
These are awesome for snacks for you or the kiddos they are SO delicious!
February 4, 2010
#1. They are cheap.
#2. They are SO healthy.
I go as cheap as possible and buy them dry. I make massive amounts of beans and then freeze them so I always have them on hand. We generally only eat kidney and black beans. Maybe one day we will go out of the box and try some new ones.
Here is what I do.
#1 Get 2 lbs of beans.
#2 Soak them over night (follow directions on back of bag)
#3 Boil them for 1 hour and 40 minutes.
#4 Put them in 2 cup Ziploc freezer containers.
#5 Let them cool.
#6 Put them in the freezer for whenever you need them.
February 1, 2010
In this particular salad:
Mustard greens (Texas green leaf)
Spring Salad mix
Shredded Montery Jack cheese
Sliced green onion
Cut up avocado
Cut up pear
Use whatever salad dressing that tickles your fancy!
Children: We just slice everything smaller. Cut the lettuce so it is almost in "shreds".
Baby: Skip the lettuce and cut the rest up in to bits size pieces.