What I Eat

Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

Serves: 3

Ingredients:
3 russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
3 oz. fully cooked boneless ham steak, diced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon parsley flakes

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To make the white sauce, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Wisk in flour. Gradually add milk. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, ham, white sauce, and cheese. Put mixture in a greased casserole dish. Bake for 75 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with parsley and stir. Have with a glass of water.

What I Eat

Crunchy Cauliflower Bake

Serves: 3

Ingredients:
3 cups frozen organic cauliflower florets
1/4 cup Italian style breadcrumbs, preferably not made with enriched flour
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Follow microwave or stovetop package directions to cook cauliflower. Drain. Mix bread crumbs, cheese, and butter together. Put cauliflower in a small casserole dish and top with breadcrumb mixture. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

What I Eat

Carrots with Honey Butter

Serves: 3

Ingredients:
3 carrots
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Directions:
Wash, peel, and cut carrots into coin shapes. Fill a saucepan with enough water to completely cover carrots. Bring water to a rolling boil. Cook carrots for 15 minutes or until desired tenderness. Drain. Microwave butter in a microwave safe dish for 30 seconds or until melted. Add honey and stir until well combined. Pour honey butter mixture over carrots and toss to coat. Serve with a good source of protein, such as: beef, pork, or chicken.

What I Eat

Chopped Steak

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef (I buy 93% lean/7% fat.)
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

Directions:
Mix meat and spices together. Divide meat mixture equally and form into four thin patties. Put patties on a broiler pan and broil on high for approximately 15 minutes, flipping occasionally. When meat is well done, top each patty with 1/8 cup cheese. Continue broiling for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Have with a glass of water.

Suggested Sides and Dessert:
corn on the cob (see my Flank Steak with Corn, Caesar Salad, and Watermelon recipe)
green beans (see my Chicken, Orangetti Squash, Beans, and Berries recipe)
garlic mashed potatoes and cooked carrots (see my Roast, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Cooked Carrots recipe)
sliced strawberries or my recipe for Berry Pie