Spinach Cubes! (and smoothie recipe)

spinach cubes!

Okay, so I am not the best at getting greens in my diet. (I know I’m not alone.  ahem, people!)   And, I like spinach alright in salads and stuff, but I can NEVER eat the whole bag of spinach from the store before it goes bad.  It goes bad so fast!  So… a little while back I had a bag of spinach in my fridge that was going bad.  I didn’t know what to do to use it and I HATE to waste.  BAM!  I came up with this ingenious idea!  I puree’d the spinach in my food processor with a little bit of water until it became a green paste (yeah, its creepy looking).

Then, I put the green goop in an ice cube tray and froze it.  The next morning, I had Spinach Cubes!!  I got the spinach cubes out of the tray and put them in a plastic ziploc bag and stuck them back in the freezer.  Easy, instant, serving size spinach!  I throw a couple cubes into my smoothies now and I can’t taste the difference, but I know I’m getting some green goodness!
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Breakfast Ideas: Egg in a Toast

egg in a toast. mid bite.

Sometimes it’s hard finding time to make a good breakfast in the morning.  This is one of my staples because it is healthy, filling, and pretty quick to make!

I love it so much that I sometimes make it for a quick lunch, as well.  (not on the same days that I had it for breakfast, though. haha!)

Another great thing, is that it is a portable breakfast (as long as it isn’t runny in the middle).  So you can grab and take it in the car on the way to work. Continue reading

December = No Self Control

my awesome candy house! must eat all the SUGARS!

Well, December was a crazy month. (food-wise.) I could not stop eating Christmas goodies! I gave some away and I even resorted to throwing some away after Christmas, because I was so sick of having no self control around the stuff!

It’s shameful because I was even having a hard time controlling myself around candies that usually don’t tempt me so much. (hard candies, saltwater taffy, skittles, suckers, etc. I’m generally a chocolate girl)

Embarrassing story:
I told my husband to “hide” a bunch of the candy in his car, so that I wouldn’t eat it.  Well, the very next night I was out in his car scrounging for sugar.  He is not a very good hider, so it didn’t take much for me to find them.  (in the trunk.  good try, honey! )
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