My my my, do I have a new go-to recipe for my collection! Actually, make that two!
Wow, so so good!
I used lean ground turkey instead of the lean ground beef that the recipe calls for and I used Bertolli Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce instead of the Muir Glen, but other than that I didn’t change a thing!
We could make it a bit healthier by using eggs whites instead of one whole egg, whole wheat noodles (I looked for them but couldn’t find any) and possibly fat-free cottage cheese in place of the ricotta. Over all it is a really healthy recipe!
My picky eater said that it was his new favorite thing I make! Win!
The Pesto Muffins were wonderful! I have never had anything like them. Picky Eater loved them too, that was until I told him the crunchy things were walnuts….he doesn’t like walnuts. I should have told him it was candy….
Here are the links for the recipes:
Looking forward to a week of leftovers and possibly some to put away for a rainy day!
Todays breakfast was a break from the norm. I wanted some oatmeal, some yogurt, some peanut butter, and a smoothie. But since I couldn’t eat all that, I settled on a parfait of sorts.
Chobani 2% Low-Fat Strawberry Banana Greek Yogurt, 1/4 cup homemade granola, 14 natural almonds.
Next up was Spin class! I was sad this morning when it wasn’t my favorite instructor who opened the door….. I thought, oh no…. I hope she isn’t a drill sergeant….I’m not prepared for that. She wasn’t, she was easy….but easy = me not getting a very good workout. On the upside, she was fun and breezy so it made the hour pass quickly.
I was still craving that smoothie! So I whipped one up!
Please excuse my rude finger for photo-bombing.
I was excited about my creation today because I picked up the super food KALE during my last grocery trip. I have never had kale and was pumped to add it to my super healthy all-in-one meal. Since I got so brave with the spinach last week I thought I would branch out a little more! While I was getting it out and rinsing it off, I tried a little piece. I chewed it up a little, not bad…..a little more, um eww….…..a little more and then I spit it out in the sink. Wow, was it bitter! I went ahead and put a large handful in my smoothie thinking everything else would drown out the kale the way it does the spinach. Wrong. Ornamental Kale is very strong come to find out! I drank the smoothie anyway trying to ignore the bitter undertone & thinking of all the health benefits. I put the remaining bunch of kale down the garbage disposal. Note to self, Ornamental Kale is not for smoothies!
Here’s the rundown of the nasty super healthy smoothie:
- 1 large handful of kale
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop EAS Lean 15 Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 tbsp. chia
- 1/2 tbsp. coconut extract.
Side note….the smoothie as fantastic BEFORE I added the kale, and it was extremely filling.
2 Wasa crackers (light rye), 2 slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey, 1 slice (split) Sargento Reduced Fat Provolone.
For the rest of the day I will be finishing up the mountain of laundry and playing referee for two little boys who can’t seem to be within 5 feet of each other with out one of them screaming bloody murder.
I am ALSO going to prep THESE for breakfast in the morning!
Have a GREAT DAY friends!
Have you ever had kale? What type do you prefer? How do you use it?