Monthly Archives: March 2016

Breakfast Egg Cups

This breakfast food will leave you wanting more! It is a super easy and great way to prepare your breakfast the night before, for those mornings when you have to run straight out the door. Not only is it delicious but it is nutritious! It is very high in protein which is the way that everyday should start off. I made these breakfast cups and put them in the fridge once they were all done baking and the next morning i put it into the microwave for about 30 seconds. My batch of eggs didn’t last long enough to be saved, but the website where i found this recipe says they can be saved in the refrigerator for about a week. These muffins give you that full satisfaction and are so delicious by themselves, or even with some salsa and avocado if you’re feeling fancy. In the recipe there is a list of what veggies to put int the mix, but you can add whatever else you want, like onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes. They are warm and flaky and full of flavor! My taste testers, aka my family, really enjoyed them! I am definitely going to make these bad boys again. I would recommend them to everyone and anyone, weather you are trying to eat healthy or not! The whole cooking process took me about 35 minutes, including the time that they were in the oven. You just whisk up some eggs, chop up some vegetables, and then toss them into a greased cup cake pan, throw them in the oven, and then your done. I hope you get the chance to make these little breakfast egg muffins and experience how healthy food can be filling, fun, tasty, and easy. Below i will post a picture and a link to the website that contains the recipe.

http://www.superhealthykids.com/breakfast-egg-cups-recipe/

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Chocolate Covered Banana and Greek Yogurt Blueberry Bark

Thats right you guessed it! Heres another pinterest inspired recipe that i have sampled for everyone out there trying to eat conscientiously. I first made bananas covered in chocolate and decided to include another easy snack since it was just too easy. In addition to the bananas i made a greek yogurt blueberry bark. They were both a delicious way to kick out that sweet tooth. With the bananas you can add any extra type of crunch like almonds, nuts or even sprinkles onto the the chocolate before you put it into the freezer. This took me about 10 minutes to make (not including the time in the freezer.) Since that was so easy i thought i could also make a nice little healthy snack bar. These were also a fool proof snack. However i think that next time i made them i would put almonds in with the greek yogurt because to me the blueberries weren’t as good when they were frozen. I would definitely recommend the chocolate covered banana to a friend and try to improve the yogurt bark before i suggested it to others. Below i posted pictures of the foods and their links that contain the ingredients and the directions to each of them. bluberrybanana

 

bar. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/103512491411391578/

Lettuce Wrap Turkey Burger

This week I decided to make a lettuce wrap turkey burger. I was inspired to make this food while i was scrolling through my instagram and came across a mouth watering hamburger that i knew i needed to try. I didn’t see a recipe that went with it so i kinda just made my own thing and have fun with it. It turned out to be a huge success! My family and i loved it. It was super easy to make and i even added my own little flare by cooking an egg over easy and placing it on top of the burger. I started by cutting up half of a diced bell pepper, half of a diced onion, and a pouring in a ranch seasoning packet into the ground turkey and folding them all together. I then formed the meat into about 4 3 inch circles and put them in a pan on the stovetop. They cooked on one side for about 5 minutes and then i flipped them and repeated that until they were completely brown all the way through. While i did that, i made four eggs over easy to place on top of the burger. You could either put them on a sandwich thin or in a lettuce wrap. Add your condiments and your done! After everything was done it took me a total of about 30 minutes. This is a great protein packed meal for everyone, add a some sweet potato fries on the side to complete your healthy burger experience. I would highly recommend this for everyone to experiment with! Add your own little twist and have fun with it because there are so many options that you could do to make it your own. I got so caught up in eating it i forgot to take a picture, so here’s a picture from the internet that looks like what i made.

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

This week i went with a classic buffalo chicken…. minus the chicken. I decided to make a “baked Buffalo Cauliflower.” Like i always say, diets should never just consist of salads so i wanted to make a healthy dish that tasted super good and was filling without all the breading and frying. I found that the flavor of the sauce was really good and tasted just like actual wing sauce. However the consistency wasn’t as good as i was expecting it to be. When i took my first bite i found the cauliflower to be kind of squishy and my family said the same. I was hoping for a more chicken-like crisp. The upside of it was that it was really easy and was just a matter of creating the mixture, coating the cauliflower bites, and then putting them into the oven, (keep in mind i didn’t attempt to make the ranch that goes along with the recipe). Luckily i’m not just looking for foods that are going to taste “amazing” on the first try. Experimenting and trying new things is good for the overall improvement of healthy cooking and for future food experiments. I also find it to be super fun and exciting to try new things. We all know that pinterest DIY’s don’t always turn out like we expect them to. I think that if i were to make this recipe again i would probably put the cauliflower bites into the oven on broil for as long as it takes for them to become as crispy as possible. Overall i don’t think i would recommend this creation to someone to try until i found out a way to improve it. I’ve attached the link of the recipe and directions below just incase you think you could find a way to improve it.

ourlifetastesgood.blogspot.com/2015/10/baked-buffalo-cauliflower-bites.html