Hamburger Pizza

Makes: one 12 inch pizza

1 pizza crust mix that is not made with an enriched flour (the brand I buy is gluten free) and the ingredients to make it
1/4 lb. lean ground beef (I buy 93% lean 7% fat)
dried basil leaves, to taste
dried Italian seasoning, to taste
jarred pizza sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
dried parsley flakes, to taste

Make crust according to package directions. If your mix makes two 12 inch pizza crusts, freeze one to use another day. Crumble and brown ground beef. Drain grease. Mix in basil and Italian seasonings. Since jarred pizza sauce contains sugar, spread a thin layer on the crust. Top pizza with 3/4 cup mozzarella. Top cheese with cooked ground beef. Top meat with the remaining mozzarella. Sprinkle with Parmesan and parsley. Bake according to crust package directions. Have with a glass of water.

Super Salad

Serves: 1

1 serving of a salad kit that has green and red cabbage, lettuce, kale, carrots, green onions, and sunflower seeds or buy the ingredients separately and chop the veggies
1 hard boiled egg, chopped (To hard boil an egg, see my Parmesan Pasta, Deviled Eggs, and Carrots recipe.)
5 stringless sugar snap peas, chopped
1 mini box raisins
9 organic seasoned croutons that are not made with an enriched flour (To make your own croutons, see my Homemade Croutons recipe. The brand of premade croutons I buy is found in the refrigerated produce section at my local co-op.)
salad dressing included in the salad kit or any salad dressing (The brand I buy comes with a yummy Sweet Onion & Citrus Dressing.)

Top veggies with sunflower seeds, egg, sugar snap peas, raisins, and croutons. Lightly drizzle with salad dressing and toss. Have with a glass of water.

Banana Parfait

Serves: 1

1 small banana
1 graham cracker square that is not made with an enriched flour
aerosol whipped cream

Put graham cracker in a zipper baggie. Close baggie and crush graham cracker with a rolling pin. Peel and slice banana. Put 1/2 of the banana slices in a single size serving dish. Top with a small squirt of whipped cream and approximately 1 teaspoon of graham cracker crumbs. Put remaining banana slices on top. Squirt the second layer of bananas with whipped cream and sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs to taste.

Mac and Cheese with Ham and Peas

Serves: 1

1/8 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup diced ham (I like to use a fully cooked hickory smoked ham steak. According to the package directions, it can be heated up in the microwave in a covered dish with 1/4 cup water for 4 minutes. If your grocery store doesn’t sell that, any cooked ham will work.)
1 serving size frozen macaroni and cheese, preferably organic

Put frozen peas and cooked ham in a bowl. Microwave macaroni and cheese according to package directions. When done, put piping hot macaroni and cheese into the bowl with the peas and ham. Stir to combine. Have with a glass of water.

Garlicky Carrots and Broccoli

Serves: 6

2 cups orange and yellow baby carrots, preferably organic
1 cup frozen chopped broccoli, preferably organic
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, preferably organic
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Put 4 cups water and carrots into a medium saucepan. Bring water to a boil and cook carrots for ten more minutes. Add broccoli and cook for another 5 minutes. Drain. Microwave butter in a small microwave-safe bowl for 40 seconds or until melted. Stir butter and garlic powder together until thoroughly combined. Pour butter mixture over vegetables and toss to coat. Have with a good source of protein and a glass of water.