What I Eat

Basil and Garlic Potato Wedges

Serves: 6

Ingredients:
6 small russet potatoes
vegetable oil, to taste
dried basil leaves, to taste
garlic powder, to taste

Directions:
Scrub and dry potatoes. Cut each potato into six wedges. Use just enough vegetable oil to coat potatoes. Sprinkle with basil and garlic. Bake in a 9 x 13 baking dish at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Flip potatoes over and bake for another 20 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown. Have with a good source of protein, such as: melted unprocessed cheddar cheese or a steak.

What I Eat

Bacon Cheeseburger

Serves: 1

Ingredients:
1/4 lb. lean ground beef (I buy 93% lean/7% fat)
1 slice American cheese*
2 slices microwave bacon*
1 hamburger bun (The brand I buy is made with organic whole grain wheat flour.)

*When available, use bacon from a farmer and cheese that isn’t processed.

Directions:
Press hamburger into a patty. Broil on a broiler pan on high until there is no pink on the inside (approximately 30 minutes). Flip patty a few times during cooking. When burger is well done, remove from the oven. Place cheese on top of burger. Microwave bacon according to package directions. Place two slices on top of cheese. Place burger on bun. Have with a glass of water.

What I Eat

Peanut Butter Pudding Treat

Serves: 8

Ingredients:
1-3.4 oz. pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1/4 cup peanut butter (The brand I buy only has peanuts and sea salt in it.)
amount of milk needed to make pudding per package directions (I use whole milk.)
8-60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips (The brand I buy has 6g sugar in 16 chips.)

Directions:
If peanut butter is refrigerated, microwave just until melted. Using a hand mixer, beat ingredients together according to package directions. Spoon into 2 oz. serving dishes. Refrigerate according to package directions. Before eating, chop a chocolate chip into small pieces and sprinkle over pudding.

What I Eat

Lasagna

Serves: 8

Ingredients:
1 lb. lean ground beef (I buy 93% lean/7% fat)
1 tsp. onion powder
1-29 oz. can tomato sauce (The brand I buy has 2g sugar in 1/4 cup.)
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. basil leaves
1/2 tsp. ground oregano
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
scant pepper
vegetable oil
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 box lasagna noodles (The brand I buy has 2g of sugar in a 2 oz. serving.)
water
grated Parmesan cheese, to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Break ground beef into small pieces while browning it in a skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add onion powder. When ground beef is no longer pink, drain grease from pan, if there is any. Add sauce and remaining seven seasonings. Simmer for 20 minutes. Grease an 8 x 10 pan with vegetable oil. Put a small amount of sauce on the bottom of the pan. Put a layer of uncooked noodles on top of the sauce. Sprinkle the noodles with water. Top with sauce and mozzarella cheese. Continue layering the noodles, sauce, and cheese until all the ingredients are used. Sprinkle generously with Parmesan. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. Have with a glass of water.