Scripture to help us remember why we need to take care of our bodies!

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. NLT

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tuna Salad

What you will need:
2 Cans of tuna (rinse and strain)
1 can of chick peas (garbanzo beans) (rinse and drain)
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup peeled, diced cucumber
1 medium tomato, diced
1/4 cup scallions or leeks
1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt (I used 3/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt)
3 TBSP snipped fresh dill (I sprinkled a little dill on mine from the spice rack)
2 TBSP reduced calorie mayonnaise (I didn't use any, just added more yogurt)
2 TBSP fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp dry mustard (I used a TBSP of Dijon mustard)
After draining the tuna, strain it under cold water, and break it up into small pieces. Drain and rinse the chick peas and add them to the tuna. Add in peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, leeks, and toss gently.
Add yogurt, dill, mayo, lemon juice, pepper and mustard and stir well until mixed.

I put mine between two pieces of dry whole grain toast. You could always add mayo on your toast if you wanted to keep it out of the salad and use less.

Other ways to eat it. Place on top of greens and add some toast on the side.
Put inside a pita pocket.
Make a wrap.
For Canyon and Sawyer, I put it in a small bowl and they ate it with jelly toast on the side.
Canyon was eating it and said, "Mom, can you put grapes in mine to make it sweeter?" Love that kid:) A great idea!! If you add grapes and walnuts to it, even better yet!!

Buffalo Stroganoff

A great alternative to cream of mushroom soup when making casseroles or hot dishes.

A great base for any recipe.

No YOLK egg noodles. Cook, rinse, drain, set aside.

Saute mushrooms, leeks, zucchini. I sprayed olive oil lightly over veggies before sauteing them. I also sprinkled a little salt and pepper on them.

Cook your ground buffalo and then add your veggie mixture in. I added garlic to my buffalo when cooking it up in the fry pan. Add the portobello soup and simmer for 10-15 minutes. You will not use the entire carton. Add as much as you like. I tend to add more and if you want it thicker you can add a cornstarch mixture to it.

Put your egg noodles on a plate or in a bowl (bowl if mixture is soupier), top off with meat and veggie mixture and add sour cream to the top if you like. Stir it all up and enjoy!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cafe Yumm!

My favorite restaurant which is only footsteps from our door is Cafe Yumm. It's my favorite because it is healthy, cheap, and tastes delicious! The other thing that makes it good is the special sauce. Unfortunately you may not be able to get the sauce but the ingredients are good on there own and I barely use any of the sauce. I will list the ingredients of the sauce if you feel like trying to make it.
So easy to make and will now be a weekly meal at our house.
Make as much as you think you will need for your family.
Brown Rice
Black Beans
Black Olives
Sour Cream (or yogurt)
Cheese (optional)
Top it off with turkey, chicken, or tofu
Mix it all together! Enjoy!
Ingredients in the cafe yumm sauce
Expeller-pressed canola oil, filtered water, lemon juice concentrate, almonds, nutritional yeast (candida-free), garbanzo beans, soy lecithin, ascorbic acid, fresh garlic, soy beans, herbs.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

BLT and Omelet

A great Turkey Bacon
A great 100% Whole Grain Bread.
I absolutely love Cherub tomatoes although they can be pricey. They are always perfectly ripe and a great on the go snack for you and the kiddos.
I used spinach as my L lettus which tastes just as good!
When making the BLT, fry up your turkey bacon and cut up your tomatoes. Toast your bread and put it all together. You can always add cheese if that is an essential for you.
Try Nayonaise by Nasoya as a mayo alternative if you are a fan of mayo.
Finished BLT for the kiddos with veggie and fruit.

The next day I took my left over turkey bacon and made an egg white omelet for us for breakfast. Spray pan well then add your 100% egg whites. Sprinkle a little cheese, add spinach, cherub tomatoes and turkey bacon and let it cook on low until the egg whites are not runny.

Fold it over in the pan and sprinkle a little more cheese on the top and there you have it!

Scramble up for kiddos.