What I Eat

Organic Potato Tot Hotdish

Serves: 6

1-16 oz. (1 lb.) bag organic frozen shredded potato tots
1-16 oz. (1 lb.) organic 100% grassfed 90% lean 10% fat ground beef
onion powder, to taste
1-10 1/2 oz. can ready-to-serve low sodium cream of mushroom soup
1 cup canned organic whole kernel sweet corn
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, preferably organic

Preheat oven according to potato tot package directions. In a large pan, crumble and brown ground beef seasoned with onion powder. When meat is no longer pink, remove from heat. Drain grease, if there is any. Stir in soup and corn. Put meat mixture in a 9 inch pie plate and sprinkle with cheese. Put frozen potato tots on a baking sheet. Put baking sheet and pie plate in the oven at the same time. Bake both according to potato tot package directions or until tots are golden brown and meat mixture is hot and bubbly. Remove baking sheet and pie plate from the oven. Carefully put hot potato tots on top of meat mixture. Have with a glass water.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Serves: 1

1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon 100% Cacao powder
1 tablespoon organic smooth peanut butter (the brand I buy just has organic peanuts and sea salt in it.)
1 banana, preferably organic
3 ice cubes

Put ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy.

Purple Smoothie

Serves: 1

1/2 cup blueberries, preferably organic
3 or 4 oz. lemon yogurt with less than 10g sugar (The all natural brand I bought had 8g sugar and 9g protein in 4 oz. Another leading brand I’ve bought in the past had 9.5g sugar and 3g protein in 3 oz.)
1/4 cup whole milk
2 ice cubes

Rinse blueberries. Put blueberries and the other ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy.

Strawberry Cream Cheese and Banana Waffle

Serves: 1

1 frozen waffle that is not made with an enriched flour (The gluten free homestyle waffles I buy have 2g sugar per waffle.)
2 tablespoons strawberry cream cheese (The brand I buy has 2g sugar per tablespoon.)
1 small banana

Toast waffle according to package directions. Spread with strawberry cream cheese. Top with banana slices. Eat with a good source of protein that has 4g sugar or less, such as a hard boiled egg or one serving of nuts. Have with a glass of water.