Tuesday, September 29, 2015

On the run and needing a quick protein snack?

Mock deviled eggs to the rescue!

At the beginning of the week, boil a dozen eggs and refrigerate after cooling. 

Cut 2 eggs in half and place on a plate. Spoon 1/4 tsp of mayonnaise on top of each egg. Season with sea salt and sprinkle  with fresh chives. ( A dash of paprika will do nicely too.)

Eat and enjoy, feeling pampered and full!
Now, off to tackle your busy day😀
Take care, love!

Monday, September 28, 2015

What to make for supper using the last remnants of your summer garden...

Stuffed Bell Peppers!  
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan. Add the following chopped veggies:
1 small onion
2 garlic cloves
2 small Japanese eggplants
10 cherry tomatoes
1 bell pepper

Saute veggies for 3-5 minutes. Add 1 1/2lbs  of ground beef and brown until cooked, stirring often. Season with salt, black pepper and oregano. Add one 8 oz can of tomato sauce and one 6 oz can of tomato paste and fold into the meat/ veggie mixture.

Meanwhile, drop halved and de- seeded bell peppers into a pot of boiling salted water and cook for 3 minutes until slightly soft. Drain in colander and set aside. 

Place "boiled" bell peppers in a large glass baking dish. "Stuff" bell peppers with meat/ veggie mixture. Top with cheese of your choice ( I used Colby cheese) and cook at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. 

 It's a hearty, delicious meal! (And if grains aren't an issue, add cooked rice to the meat mixture before stuffing the bell peppers to add carbs, fiber, and to feed more hungry tummies. )


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A cheap way to eat organic...

I know, I hear it all of the time... You want  to eat healthier, but  " it's too expensive to eat organic." Thankfully. I have found an answer to quell the objection. Drum roll please......Costco! Now before you roll your eyes, consider this. Their merchandising mix, food-wise has changed to now include organic foods. And some of these food items are the pricier ones you face sticker shock over when buying at Whole Foods. You'll find organic chicken, beef and even wild caught salmon at jaw dropping prices. And for kid's back to school snack items, the healthy choices are plentiful -like organic boxed juices, nuts, dried fruit and organic apple sauce.  I even snagged some ginger kombucha for my hubby.
You'll find the basics too, like organic eggs, sugar, butter, gluten free snacks, ketchup, olive oil, raw honey, cereals, milk, apples, bananas and more- all at warehouse prices. Now, more than ever, you have cheaper choices for feeding your family. 

To your greater health,
Sharon xoxo