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!
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!