July 31, 2013

Balanced homemade healthy and unhealthy

I love healthy food to fit a healthy lifestyle. However, it is a give and take. Plus, when I heard bacon, cheese, chicken, tater tots in the crock pot I was immediately excited. But I had to balance it out with some healthy sides: summer patty pan squash and baked corn. Never boil corn again!
Baked corn: leave husks on then put on the top oven rack on 375 degrees for 35min. Perfect!
Summer Patty Pan Squash: Chop summer squash into about 1/2 inch squares. The following is what I put in a mason jar and shook up:  tbls olive oil, 3 tbls red wine vinegar, couple shakes of: rosemary, pepper, Italian seasoning. Add a pinch of salt. Add 1/4 cup chopped onion, 4 cloves of minced garlic. SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE! Then toss this mixture with the summer squash. And put summer squash in a baking dish. 35-45 minutes in the oven on 375 degrees. When I took them out of the oven I tossed a handful of Parsley and Parmesan cheese on top. YUM.
THEN well... First I guess...
Cheesey chickeny bacon tater tot crock casserole: Crock pot 4-5 hours on low. 1package of frozen tater tots, 1 1/2 lbs of a chicken breasts chopped, 1 package shredded cheddar cheese, 1 small package of real bacon bits and 3/4 cup milk. Spray the crock pot with cooking spray. Then Layer as such:
Chicken (Seasoned with: salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder and poultry seasoning)
Crock Pot Lid
When finished add some chopped green onion. And it is quite yummy with a couple shakes of franks hot sauce! Next morning the left overs make great breakfast burritos!

Power Protein Palls...Balls, I mean

Protein Power balls!
  • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 tbls wheat grem
  • 1 tbls ground flax seed
  • Optional: 1 tsp of Hemp Hearts or Chia Seeds
  • Options: Small handful of mini chocolate chips Or coconut flakes
  • 2-3 tbls of organic local honey (too help with my allergies)
  • 1 cup of no stir Adams peanut butter
I tried to mix this with a spoon at first but shortly realized ... "Ain't nobody got time for that". Just squish the mixture with your hands until it forms something solid. Then I rolled the mixture into about 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls. Perfect light snack before a workout or a highly energized day.Then I just put them in a zip lock contanier and throw them in he fridge to firm up. Makes about 16-18 balls.

Apple cider mango coconut water

What a delight... And healthy too. I was trying to find a way to integrate Organic Apple Cider vinegar into my diet. This is what I came up with...
  • 1/2 part favorite coconut water
  • 1/2 part Organic Mango Lemonade Or Peach Lemonade
  • 1-2 tsp of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
Hydration+Potassium+Maintaining a healthy body pH+Detox+Yummy Lemonade= DELISH Detox!