What I Eat

Banana Parfait

Serves: 1

Ingredients:
1 small banana
1 graham cracker square that is not made with an enriched flour
aerosol whipped cream

Directions:
Put graham cracker in a zipper baggie. Close baggie and crush graham cracker with a rolling pin. Peel and slice banana. Put 1/2 of the banana slices in a single size serving dish. Top with a small squirt of whipped cream and approximately 1 teaspoon of graham cracker crumbs. Put remaining banana slices on top. Squirt the second layer of bananas with whipped cream and sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs to taste.

What I Eat

Mac and Cheese with Ham and Peas

Serves: 1

Ingredients:
1/8 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup diced ham (I like to use a fully cooked hickory smoked ham steak. According to the package directions, it can be heated up in the microwave in a covered dish with 1/4 cup water for 4 minutes. If your grocery store doesn’t sell that, any cooked ham will work.)
1 serving size frozen macaroni and cheese, preferably organic

Directions:
Put frozen peas and cooked ham in a bowl. Microwave macaroni and cheese according to package directions. When done, put piping hot macaroni and cheese into the bowl with the peas and ham. Stir to combine. Have with a glass of water.

What I Eat

Garlicky Carrots and Broccoli

Serves: 6

Ingredients:
2 cups orange and yellow baby carrots, preferably organic
1 cup frozen chopped broccoli, preferably organic
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, preferably organic
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions:
Put 4 cups water and carrots into a medium saucepan. Bring water to a boil and cook carrots for ten more minutes. Add broccoli and cook for another 5 minutes. Drain. Microwave butter in a small microwave-safe bowl for 40 seconds or until melted. Stir butter and garlic powder together until thoroughly combined. Pour butter mixture over vegetables and toss to coat. Have with a good source of protein and a glass of water.


What I Eat

Sweet & Salty Snack

Serves: 2

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
1 1/3 cup rice cereal squares
1 mini box raisins
1/4 cup lightly salted cashews halves & pieces

Directions:
Microwave butter in a microwave safe bowl for 40 seconds or until melted. Stir cinnamon sugar and butter together until well combined. Put cereal in a microwave safe bowl. Drizzle butter mixture over cereal and stir. Microwave cereal mixture for 1 minute. Stir in raisins and cashews. Cool completely before eating. Have with a glass of water.

What I Eat

Sweet Granola

Serves: approximately 11

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons flax seeds
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup 100% maple syrup
1/2 cup lightly salted cashews
1/2 cup dried banana chips
1/4 cup raisins

Directions:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Stir together oats, salt, cinnamon, flax seeds, olive oil, and maple syrup. Spread mixture in an even layer in a 9 x 9″ casserole dish. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir and spread into an even layer again. Sprinkle mixture with cashews. Bake for another 10 minutes. Cool completely. Transfer the granola to a bowl using a turner to scrape the hardened bits of granola off the bottom of the casserole dish. Stir in banana chips and raisins. Store in an airtight container. Have 1/4 cup serving with a glass of water.