How will I finish this quest while I am on a healthy kick?
I have been
My daughter bought Alicia Silverstone's cookbook, The Kind Diet and we've been using it more and more.
Once upon a time I was a vegetarian. Not a vegan, that wouldn't work for me. Actually...neither will a total veggie diet anymore. I like milk, eggs and occasionally...meat. So I guess that makes my diet The Mean Diet.
But! I do like to eat more veggies and grains...and beans. This book has some great recipes and is a wealth of info, answering lifelong questions like...What the heck is tempeh? or Mochi? How do you pronounce Quinoa? KEEN-Wah. Yes.
We've been eating tons of tofu. Tons. Tofu is food from the Gods if you know how to cook it.
We've also been drinking Kefir, which is like liquid yogurt but with lots of probiotics. The little girls in our family love it.
We make smoothies everyday here. One of my granddaughters is addicted to them. She likes to get on my computer to play games and MUST have a smoothie in hand while playing or her life crumbles around her. This one is our picky eater so I sneak in spinach leaves. Here's the recipe for her smoothie.
Princess Tiana's Secret Smoothie
To a blender add:
1/2 cup Plain Soy Milk
1/2 cup Strawberry Kefir
1/2 cup Frozen Mango
1/2 cup Frozen Strawberries
1/4 cup Frozen Bluberries
5 Large Spinach Leaves (she has NO idea I put these in)
6 Dark Chocolate Chips
1 Tbs Agave Syrup
A couple of Ice Cubes
Blend until smooth and serve to kid at computer before her head explodes.
(This is a very large smoothie so if your kid doesn't eat as much, you can halve the recipe) (add water or more soy milk if too thick)
The other Evil Twin likes her kefir cut with milk...
Dinosaur Peach Kefir
1/2 cup Peach Kefir
1/2 cup 1% milk
Blend with a spoon in favorite cup and serve on a silver platter with 6 dark chocolate chips on the side to avoid a melt down because her sister got them in her smoothie...plus you are paying her off because she caught you red handed putting spinach in her sister's smoothie.
No worries though...I will still finish my beloved Pioneer Woman's Cookbook...eventually :)