What I Eat

Pizza Party Dip

Serves: Many

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

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.

What I Eat

Easy Cheesy Hash Browns

Serves: 2

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

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.

What I Eat

Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

Serves: 3

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

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.