Monday, June 2, 2014

Mandi Monday: My Favorite Foods

Ronnie and I have been trying to eat pretty healthy since he's been out of the hospital. We always eat pretty well, but candy and desserts are our downfall. We have cut out any of those kinds of sweets, stuff out of boxes, sugar, know, anything that makes your mouth water. I kid. The thing I like best about eating well is that it forces you to get creative. Here are some of my favorite foods/recipes right now:

Sweet Treats
Since we like sweets..A LOT...we have a couple things we've been eating lately to get our fix.

Peanut butter and honey on toast. Really peanut butter and honey on good on anything! But on toast and apples are the go to right now. We use natural honey and natural peanut butter. I have a major sweet tooth and this does just the trick!

"Sorbet". We've been making our own "sorbet" of sorts in our Vitamix. The key is to add a ton of frozen fruit in relation to something not frozen (just enough to make the blender turn). One of our favorite combinations is greek yogurt with frozen mango, frozen pineapple and frozen pomegranate arils. The other favorite right now is fresh mango with frozen pineapple and frozen cherries (sometimes with a little honey for even more sweetness). It look just like sorbet and tastes delicious!!!

Caffeine Fix
It's heating up here in Arizona (in the 100s already), so a nice ice cold coffee is AMAZING. Lately we have been doing cold brew Toddy for our coffee and adding a splash of whole milk or soy milk. We like to drink it out of a mason jar and fill it to the brim with ice. There's something about watching the milk mix with the coffee in the mason jar that makes it feel like a treat.

Veggie-filled Dinner
We have been using a wonderful alternative to pasta (not that pasta is bad for you, but we enjoy this low calorie alternative), broccoli slaw. You just add a tiny bit of water, cover it on medium heat, and stir it occasionally until it's the softness you want. For the sauce, we've been using Full Circle Organic sauce, with ground turkey or sliced chicken breast, some tomatoes and basil from the garden, and some olives.

If you have any yummy recipes to share, send them along. We are always looking for fun, YUMMY, new ideas.