Baby Babe sure loves her mama’s cooking! So much that I have had to increase her portion sizes and order her own meal when we go out to eat. This past week we had some quick easy meals because we were very busy.
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Raisin bran with almond milk was an easy (dairy free) breakfast. I let her raisins plump up in the almond milk before serving. I like the protein (4 g) and fiber (7 g) in raisin bran but ouch- it has a LOT of sugar (17 g)! I won’t get it next time. It has more sugar than Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms!
drop biscuits, orange marmalade and strawberry yogurt.
It’s been a while since I made smoothies! I used to make them all the time, but I guess I needed a break. It’s a fast way to get in a lot of fruit, and even veggies. I did banana, almond milk, frozen cherries, frozen blueberries, yogurt and a handful of raw spinach.
caramel apple french toast
I like making something special on weekend mornings. I made the caramel apples but sautéing sliced apples in a bit of butter. Then I mixed in a scoop of caramel (from a tub that I grabbed next to the apples at the grocery store) and some maple syrup. I just let them simmer and soften over medium heat while I made the French Toast.
Baby Babe was sooooo into this turkey! I will definitely buy it again. I’m trying to learn about how I can purchase more natural meats and dairy products but still stick to my budget. This turkey was actually an OK price!
I roasted some butternut squash with olive oil and rosemary for our lunches. To add some protein I mixed cottage cheese into the wild rice pilaf. Kiwi has been a big hit lately. I learned a new way to peel it and you don’t lose so much of the fruit compared to trimming the skin off with a knife.
slice the end off and use a spoon to scoop out the fruit along the skin
a new low sodium snack for the whole family
These Snappea Crisps don’t last long in our house! They come in a few different flavors, but watch out some are “low sodium” and some are “lower sodium” (which isn’t as low).
butternut squash soup with a cracker, yogurt and salami
I have found that it’s easier to serve salami when I roll it up and tear small bits off.
Instead of rolling enchiladas one by one, I just layer the ingredients to save myself some time. It tastes the same! I used a full bag of fresh spinach but I wilted it over low heat before adding it to the casserole. I use corn tortillas because they have zero sodium. Instead of canned enchilada sauce I make my own in the crock pot because it’s way less sodium.
Crock Pot Enchilada Sauce
- 3- 8 oz cans of no salt added tomato sauce
- 1- 12 oz can of tomato paste
- 1 grated onion
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 quart low sodium chicken stock
- 1/2 jar of chili powder
Mix the onion and oil in the crock pot and let it soften. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste and chili powder. Mix until smooth. Slowly stir in chicken stock until it has reached your desired consistency. Let it simmer on low for 2-3 hours.
I made a new recipe for Halloween night and it was delicious! I think it will become a tradition. It has sausage, black beans, green chili, bell peppers, onions and canned pumpkin. We served it with sour cream and cheddar. Yum!Share it!