Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cottage Cheese Veggie Salad

Nothing says summer like cold veggie salads! I have gotten tired of the same veggie salads over and over so I decided it was time to try something new! Cottage cheese is a favorite and I have seen similar recipes, this is just my take on it.

Recipe -
1 tub of cottage cheese
2 tomatoes
2 bunches of green onion
2 large cucumbers
Dill
Pepper

Empty the container of cottage cheese into a bowl. Cut and add all veggies ( cubed my cucumber, sliced green onions thinly, and wedged tomatoes ), stir. Top with a good amount of dried dill. Pepper to taste, give one final stir and enjoy!

Enjoy!

Serves 4 - 6 people as a side.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Veggie kale soup recipe

As many know, I am on a weight loss and getting healthier journey. I love soup and I love kale so I am always looking for new ways to eat both of those things. I made this soup for myself, it makes a very large pot, which I will eat over the course of several days.

The soup itself is super healthy, very low calorie and filling. It is sure to please!


Recipe -
Water
V8 juice
Beef base ( or veggie to make this fully vegetarian )
Bay leaves
Garlic
Pepper
Salt
Basil
Carrots
Lentils
Couscous
Red Quinoa
Kale

Using a large stock pot, add one full bottle of v8 juice, two cups water, three bay leaves,  3 tbs of beef base, and garlic, pepper, salt and basil to taste.
Let simmer for 10 mins before adding carrots ( I used organic baby carrots ), lentils, couscous and red quinoa.

Continue cooking until carrots are at desired softness ( be sure to check your lentils as well if you are leaving your carrots very crisp ). Reduce heat, add kale, cover and continue to simmer for 5 - 10 minutes. Turn off, let sit for ten minutes and enjoy!

The great thing about this soup is that it is really versatile. You can switch it up by leaving out the grains and adding a cheese ravoli. If you want more veggies, parsnips, spinach and rutabaga would be great additions!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Meal Plan - June Part 2

June 12th - 18th
Sunday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Gone
Dinner - Chicken and veggies

Monday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Mini tacos and salad
Dinner - Chipped beef on toast and green beans

Tuesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Ravoli
Dinner - Grilled chicken and salad

Wednesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Salsa chicken tacos
Dinner - Turkey sandwiches, fruit and cheese

Thursday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Ham sandwiches, watermelon and cottage cheese
Dinner - Grilled cheese and tomato soup

Friday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch -  Eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Biscuit and gravy and fruit

Saturday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Gone
Dinner - Omelettes and fruit


June 19th - 25th
Sunday
GONE

Monday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Broccoli tortellini alfredo
Dinner - Spaggetti and meat sauce and salad

Tuesday
Breakfast -  Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Tuna sandwiches, string cheese and fruit
Dinner - Hot dogs, baked beans and carrots/dip

Wednesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Hard boiled eggs, veggies and dip and cottage cheese
Dinner - Chicken, rice and veggies

Thursday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Ham sandwiches, salad and string cheese
Dinner - Hamburgers, home made fries and veggies

Friday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Grilled cheese and tomato soup

Saturday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
GONE ( Amelia's bday! )

June 26th - 30th
Sunday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Biscuits and gravy and fruit
Dinner - Shredded roast beef sandwiches and veggies

Monday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Turkey sandwiches and watermelon
Dinner - Beef and noodles and green beans

Tuesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Tuna sandwiches, string cheese and watermelon
Dinner - Spagetti and meat sauce and salad

Wednesday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Hot dogs, cottage cheese and veggies/dip
Dinner - Chicken, rice and veggies

Thursday
Breakfast - Yogurt or PBJ and fruit
Lunch - Pancakes and fruit
Dinner - Pork chops, rice and veggies

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