What I Eat

What I Eat

Pizza Party Dip

Serves: Many

Ingredients:
1 lb. lean ground beef (I buy 93% lean/7% fat.)
2-1 oz. pepperoni snack sticks, cut into coin shapes
2 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup jarred pizza sauce
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided
tortilla chips

Directions:
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, crumble, brown, and drain ground beef. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add pepperoni, bacon, sauce, and 1/2 cup cheese. Stir to combine. Place mixture in an oven safe baking dish and top with remaining cheese. Broil on high for 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping. Have with a glass of water.

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Individual Fruit Crisps

Serves: 3

Ingredients:
1 apple (I used a Braeburn apple.)
1 pear (I used a Bartlett pear.)
1/2 cup blueberries
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 oats ‘n honey crunchy granola bars

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and dice apple and pear. Whisk together butter, honey, water, and cinnamon. Put fruit in a 9-inch baking dish. Pour butter mixture over fruit. Stir until fruit is well coated. Bake for 30 minutes or until fruit is soft. While fruit is in the oven, put bars in a zipper baggie. Seal baggie and crush bars with a rolling pin. Spoon warm fruit into individual serving bowls and top with 1/8 cup granola crumbs.

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Grilled Peanut Butter Sandwich

Serves: 1

Ingredients:
2 slices bread that are not made with an enriched flour
1 tablespoon organic or 100% natural creamy peanut butter (the brand I buy just has organic peanuts and sea salt in it.)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Directions:
If peanut butter is stiff, microwave for 5 or 10 seconds at a time until spreadable. Spread peanut butter on one side of one piece of bread. Put other slice of bread on top of peanut butter to make a sandwich. Brush top side of sandwich with butter. Put buttered side of sandwich down in a skillet. Brush butter on the unbuttered side of the sandwich. Cook on medium-high heat flipping frequently until golden brown on both sides. Have with a glass of water.

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Easy Cheesy Hash Browns

Serves: 2

Ingredients:
2 frozen hash brown patties
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 blades chives, chopped

Directions:
Follow package directions to bake frozen hash brown patties in the oven. When they are done, sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven for one minute or until cheese is melted. Top with chives. Have with a good source of protein and a glass of water.

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15-Minute Potatoes

Serves: 3

Ingredients:
3 Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and dried
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon seasoned salt

Directions:
Cut potatoes into chunks. Microwave butter in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds or until melted. Mix all ingredients together and put in a casserole dish. Cover and microwave for 10 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Have with a good source of protein and a glass of water.