Wow! These will satisfy any sweet tooth! They are individually packaged and they perfect portion size! There are two different flavors, dark chocolate and peanut butter ( I have just tried the dark chocolate!). The nutrition facts are nothing fancy but also not […]
Month: January 2011
My family loves puppy chow and of course when I use a whole stick of butter I cringe but I think I found a simple substitute! Last night my daughter and I made this yummy treat! Here is the recipe that we used. […]
So the other night as I was thinking what should we have for dinner I was reading my Food Network Magazine and this month they are featuring 50 plus different varieties of nachos! They all look wonderful! I wanted nachos and that was what I am making for dinner!
So make things a bit more healthier here is my recipe. I didn’t tell my husband and he didn’t even say anything so that is HUGE! He did eat his entire bowl of cheese. I thought they were pretty tasty and as you notice from the recipe I wanted to put something healthy in them – yes, pureed pumpkin!
1 1/2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 1/2 cups skim milk
salt and pepper
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup salsa
In a small pot, melt butter and combine with flour. Stir in skim milk until thicken. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Once it has come to a boil and thicken, slowly add cheese until melted. Next add pumpkin and chicken stock. The chicken stock help to thin the consistency. I like my nacho cheese a bit spicy so I added salsa!
Now yesterday I talked about shelf stable items today I want to focus in on perishable items! Today is protein and dairy day in the frig – tomorrow I will focus on the other five!
1. Omega eggs – These wholesome, hearty eggs are a must at my house. They even taste better than regular eggs. The omega variety contain about 250 mg omega-3s; 150 mg EPA/DHA plus 300 ug lutein and rich in vitamin E. These chickens were fed a blend of fish oils instead of flaxseed. Fish oil is better absorbed than flaxseed oil! A great way to get the essential omegas – especially if you don’t like fish!
2. Kefir – This drinkable yogurt contains ten live active cultures, aka probiotics, to help build a healthy immune system. Comes in all different flavors! One cup is about 140 calories and 11 grams of protein! Another go-to item when I am hungry and just don’t know what to eat.
3. Reduced-Sodium lunch meat – At my grocery store they have a wonderful deli case with varieties of reduced-sodium meats including ham and even turkey! They are about 250-350 mg of sodium for 2 ounces. Be careful, Sara Lee has one out there but they are still pretty high in sodium – see if there are other options. A great source of protein for any time of the day!
4. Yogurt – Find a yogurt that is all natural and just getting back to the basics. I like yogurts without any sugar substitutes such as splenda (sucrolose) or nutrisweet (aspartame). Here is one of my favorites and probably only available in the mid-west, sorry! It is to die for!! 105 calories and only 6 grams of sugar – wonderful flavor with not much added! This is seriously what my breakfast looks good and I get excited for it every morning! It can even be a dessert – it is THAT good!
5. Greek Yogurt – I am hooked on this combination. Throw out the sour cream and try using nonfat (full in the picture, sorry) Greek yogurt and a seasoning packet. This is the perfect snack when I am starving. I bring out this dip and the baby carrots and go town – and I don’t have to feel guilty
As the New Year influences us to eat better, that means we also need to have better foods in our cupboards! Here are some must-haves in your pantry for healthy meals and snacks. 1. Nuts and seeds – the perfect healthy snack! Package them […]