Tasty Tuesday – 2/5/13

Recently I’ve been looking for new recipes.  As a family we have been eating healthier and at home a lot but there is still room for improvement on what we eat for dinner.  We are big pasta and cheese eaters.  I’ve been trying to cut some of this out with some new menu selections.

Upon my webs searches, I stumbled across this awesome website 24/7 Moms  Let me just say, AMAZING!!!  I’m obsessed with Pinterest.  I know this.  I spend a lot of time on the website but in my defense, I’ve found a lot great recipes, saved money on home projects, planned parties, and so much more.  BUT I have now found a new LOVE website and have been spending a lot of time on it.

I know today is tasty Tuesday and I should be sharing a yummy new recipe idea with everyone but upon looking at this website, there are so many yummy ideas I couldn’t pick one.  You have to go check this website out.  And make sure to bookmark it.  They cover everything from recipes, frugal living, and planning parties, to organizing, time saving tips, coupons, cleaning, and marriage.

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Check it out……..

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Tasty Tuesday – 1/29/13

With Valentine’s Day 15 days away, we thought today we would make today’s Tasty Tuesday about how you can give friends and family a special treat without breaking the bank or spending a lot of time preparing.

How about making chocolate covered strawberries at home?  Sounds messy and time consuming, right?  We found an easy way.  Check this out……..

Here’s what you need;

Clean ice trays

Clean Strawberries

Melted Chocolate – of your choice

Now what?  Well it’s simple.  Cut the tops of the strawberries off.  Cut them in half – long ways and rise them off.  Place half of the strawberry in one section of the ice tray.  Once your tray is full, pour melted chocolate over the strawberries.  Make sure to focus on pouring the chocolate on top of the strawberry and not just in the tray.   Place the tray in the freeze until the chocolate hardens.  Once the chocolate has harden, remove from the freezer.  Pop the chocolate cover strawberries out of the trays and cut.

Homemade Chocolate cover Strawberries!

Homemade Chocolate cover Strawberries!

There ya go.  Simple, homemade chocolate covered strawberries without breaking the bank OR the mess.  Yummy!!  And by the way, yes, we know this might not be the most healthy posting for Tasty Tuesday BUT we thought hey, Valentine’s Day is coming up and everyone deserves to be spoiled.

So spoil the ones you love!!

Tasty Tuesday – 1/22/13

Green is GOOD!  It’s important to get enough Greens in our diet.  A healthy diet is plant-based and is optimal for clear skin, renewed energy, and weight loss.  What about the “Green Smoothie?”

Have you tried one?

Have you tried one?

I’ll admit, when I first saw this and was told to try it, I thought people were crazy.  I know I am a sight eater.  If it doesn’t looked good, chances are I probably won’t want to eat it.  So this Green drink, even though I don’t have anything against the color green…..I wasn’t so sure about it.

Here’s what you need;

1 1/2 cups water
1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
3-4 stalks organic celery
1/2 head of a large bunch or 3/4 of a small bunch of spinach
1 organic apple, cored and chopped
1 organic pear, cored and chopped
1 organic banana
Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon

Directions

  1. Add water and chopped head of romaine & spinach to blender. Blend at a low speed until smooth.
  2. Add celery, apple, and pear and blend at high speed.
  3. Finish with banana and lemon.

Make sure to blend well.

This smoothie helps you eat far more greens than most people normally do. Because we blend the greens and fruit for easy digestion, your body is able to absorb more of the vitamins and minerals without working so hard. Thanks to all its nutrients and fiber, the smoothie is incredibly filling, so it keeps you from reaching for that mid-morning snack that you don’t really want.

My thoughts, I can get it down.  You don’t taste the spinach so that’s a bonus.  I can’t say I’m a huge fan of them yet but with all the “Greens” I’m getting, I am going to try and drink these more often.

Enjoy!