What I Eat

What I Eat

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Serves: approximately 24

1/2 cup honey
1 cup organic peanut butter
1/4 cup 100% cacao unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup lightly salted dry roasted peanuts, chopped
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 tablespoon flaxseeds

Heat honey, peanut butter, and cocoa powder in a microwave-safe bowl for 1-1/2 minutes. Mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in peanuts, oats, and flaxseeds. While the mixture is still warm, quickly form into 1-inch balls. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Have 1 with a glass of water.


Blueberry Bagel with Strawberry Cream Cheese

Serves: 2

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon original cream cheese
2 teaspoons organic strawberry fruit spread (The brand I buy has 7g sugar in 1 tablespoon.)
1 organic blueberry bagel that is not made with an enriched flour

Mix cream cheese and fruit spread together until well combined. Slice bagel in half and spread with mixture. Serve with a good source of protein that does not have sugar, such as a hardboiled egg, and have with a glass of water.

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Power Meal

Serves: 1

1 frozen hash brown patty
1 egg
1 tablespoon whole milk
pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
Mexican shredded cheese blend, such as: Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Asadero, and Queso Quesadilla cheese, to taste
1 slice bread that is not made with an enriched flour
organic fruit spread (I used Concord grape and strawberry. The brand I buy has 7g sugar in 1 tablespoon.)
1 frozen microwaveable sausage link
cottage cheese

Bake hash brown patty according to package directions. Whisk together egg, milk, and pepper. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter in a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add egg mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until eggs are light and fluffy. Sprinkle with cheese and stir until melted. Toast bread. Microwave 1/2 tablespoon butter in a microwave-safe dish for 40 seconds or until melted. Brush toast with butter and spread with a thin layer of fruit spread. Microwave sausage according to package directions. Serve with cottage cheese. Have with a glass of water.

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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.

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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.