I’m a working girl so week-ends are my best opportunities to create experiments. This week-end instead of putting the juicer to work for us we placed fresh ingredients into the blender to create a smoothie. This is something I have rarely done and so I was eager to see how it would turn out.
I started with some fresh pineapple and fresh strawberries. These went into the blender with a cup of vanilla yogurt. I whipped them together until they were smooth and poured them into glasses.
We frequently have evenings that are so hectic that all we want to do is eat something quickly before we fall into bed. Believe me when I tell you that firing up the stove and cooking something is not my fondest thought during those times. But what we have found is that too often we turn to a quick drive through restaurant, which can be a disaster to a healthy diet, particularly when we are tired & hungry. That situation can lead to diminished willpower and possible poor dietary choices.
Here is a quick-y that can be made at home with very little trouble.
Steam a half head of broccoli in the microwave. If you have some left over broccoli in the fridge, that is even better. Whisk together two eggs with about 1 tablespoon of milk. Eggbeaters work well, too. Pour the eggs into a skillet that has been sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray.
Place the steamed broccoli on the center of the omelet. Add one (1) ounce of Velveeta Cheese, cubed.
Continue to warm the omelet until the cheese melts. The cheese will continue to melt even after you have removed it from the skillet. Throw a piece of whole wheat bread in the toaster and you have a nice warm meal. This allows for a quick clean up so you can drag your tired aching body to bed!
This is eggs-actly what we needed!…..DebraJ
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Dear Hubby and I are always on the look out for products that will offer great taste while at the same time be a more healthful choice. The issue of butter is always a challenging effort because there is precious little that equals the sweet creamy flavor of, well…butter.
It was listed at $3.49 at our local Midwestern grocery store. It has a similar appearance to some of the other “tubbed” margarine products and the fragrance was pleasant. We smeared some on whole wheat toast and found the taste to be good, but it didn’t melt very well. We also put some on a hot roasted vegetables and it did melt a little better and tasted quite fine this way.
One tablespoon of this spread has 45 calories (of which the number of fat calories is, yes – 45). There are 102 calories in a tablespoon of butter, so this is a nice way to budget if you are on a calorie controlled diet. It lists 35% vegetable oil blend, one of which is the controversial Palm oil and Palm Kernel Oil – both are highly saturated fats.
It seems that this product would be like everything else — use in moderation.
Spreading it on……….DebraJ
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It is so easy to get caught up in the presentation of the Oscars every year. I’ll admit it is a little more difficult for me to manage my score card now that the number of movies has increased from five, but I still try. We have usually seen some of the movies by the time the event rolls around, so we feel like we have a stake in the competition with our own objective subjective opinion (which is highly educated and wholly insightful, of course) .
The Oscar presentation is a good opportunity to cook up something special, whether for a crowd or simply for the ‘fam’ at home. Tonight we are going to a throw-back from years ago and we’ll have a quasi-Mexican style casserole (recipe to follow later). Will you be serving anything fun for the Oscar presentation tonight?
oh dear…what shall I wear?…………DebraJ
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This one was very delicious, and we have decided that we like almost any juice that has cantaloupe included. Cantaloupe has an overpowering essence, but not in a bad way. Highly recommend this combination.!
Another juicy Saturday…..DebraJ
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