- when you're snacky, try a glass of water first
- eat at 6 SET times a day, don't graze all day long
- try more veggies as snacks, and less baking.
Mmmm... a yummy green smoothie! It's the first time I've tried something like this, and was pleasantly surprised. I used frozen mixed berries, thawed just a bit, strawberry yogurt, 2/3 of a banana (keeping the rest for N's lunch) and a whole bunch of spinach. I used the 1/3 spinach, 2/3 other stuff ratio. I blended it, then tasted it, and because I couldn't taste the spinach AT ALL, I added more. Not because I wanted to taste it, but because if I couldn't taste it, I should add more for the healthy factor. Then a touch of milk to get it to the perfect consistency and voila! Paired with leftover carrot salad and leftover asparagus, it was a slightly veggie heavy meal. And really tasty.
Of course N wanted to try - he liked the first taste, so I poured a little into a bowl and spoon fed it like soup to go along with his banana.
Speaking of healthy, I sent an extra snack in M's lunch because she had a basketball game after school; when I asked what she'd like, she requested a bran muffin. Yep, this recipe's a keeper! I had one at my friend Suzanne's last week, requested the recipe and made it the next day. I copied it from her fb message and popped it into Plan to Eat, and recipes there come with a share on blog button... how handy! So here it is, click, done!:
Source: Suzanne Beckel
Course: Snacks and Sandwiches
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 6 Tbsp margarine melted
- 3 Tbsp molasses
- 1 1/2 cups wheat bran
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup finely chopped peeled apple
- 3/4 cup raisins
- Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl.
- Combine second five ingredients then stir into liquid ingredients. Mix well.
- Stir apples and raisins into other mixture.
- Spoon into 12 greased or lined muffin cups.
- Bake at 400 for 17-23 minutes or until set. Cool & enjoy!