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

Steel cut oatmeal – easy and healthy breakfast!

apple cinnamon oatmeal 🙂

I think I may have mentioned this before, but we don’t eat cereal.  I decided to cut it out of our lives in favor of healthier breakfasts (and not so much wasted milk).  So, we have to get pretty creative with our breakfasts.  It can be hard at first to think up new and tasty breakfast ideas… especially ones that don’t take a lot of time.   This breakfast is the one that is our go-to FAST breakfast.  It is also great that my boys both LOVE oatmeal! (my  husband hates it, so we usually have it on weekday mornings).

Oatmeal is great because it is so versatile, you can add most fruits or nuts to it and it tastes great!  The combo we had this morning was Apples, cinnamon, and molasses.

The thing about this oatmeal that makes it so easy, is that you soak it overnight.   Steel cut oats take a really long time to cook, so it’s definitely not something I’m going to try to throw together in the morning.  Soaking them overnight makes it so easy!
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Easy Microwave Apple “Cobbler”

easy apple cobbler

I created this one day out of my desperateness for a sweet treat. I think it turned out great! My boys love to eat it, too.

This is such an easy recipe. It’s one of my go-to dessert recipes when I want something sweeter than just plain fruit.

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes?!

 

would you ever guess the secret ingredient? 🙂

Ever since I stopped buying cereal, I’ve had to get creative with breakfasts around our house. My husband LOVES pancakes and waffles, so I usually make them once a week or so.

I have been trying to stay away from refined grains and I’ve been experimenting with alternatives. Well, I came across these cottage cheese pancakes and have since made them several times. They sound weird, huh? But, they are delicious and healthy! Continue reading

Almond Flour Banana Bread (FAIL!) and Coconut Flour Waffles – Recipe Review

almond flour banana bread – FAIL!

I am constantly trying out  new recipes, and sometimes they really just don’t turn out as good as I think they will.  A lot of the time, the picture with the recipe is really awesome. It makes me think it will be super tasty and then it flops.    Such is the case for the blog today.

The other night I tried out a new recipe.  Almond Flour Banana Bread (it also has coconut flour in it).  Luckily, I only made a half batch… because it did NOT turn out well.
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