Asian Honey Chicken – Day 7 of Meals

Tonight my hubs called 45 minutes before dinner needed to be ready and asked, ” what’s for dinner?” I had lost track of time and was doing my puzzle. Whoops.

Lately I️ have been ON TOP OF THAT QUESTION! But not tonight! I️ said, “uh…. chicken?” We always have chicken because I eat that or fish or vegan.

Also, I’ve been super bored of my meals. So new ones have been on the menu.

Tonight I put wild rice in the pot and seasoned some chicken. This is what I did and it turned out delicious.

Seriously lacking in veggies but I need to hit the market.

Two chicken breasts seasoned with:

1 tablespoon garlic

1/2 garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon nature’s seasoning

1 teaspoon ginger

Generously doused in GF soy sauce, rice vinegar, and honey.

Cooked until white

I️ boiled some broccoli and served it all over the rice.

It was a success!!

Enjoy!

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Healthy chocolate chip cookies. Day 6 of Meals- dessert

I was asked to bring cookies to a church function. My children and I are not eating sugar right now. So I brought my dozen cookies that we could enjoy as well. I could not find a recipe that was healthy and that I didn’t need to go to the grocery store for. So I️ made one up. I’m rather pleased with myself to tell you the truth. I️ didn’t have a huge quantity of these ingredients and so I️ had ONE shot. And I did it!!

Makes 2 dozen

Here it is:

In the stand mixer combine-

2 eggs

1 cube of soft butter (I’m okay with butter once in a while)

1/2 cup raw honey

1/2 cup natural almond butter

After well combined add the dry ingredients

1 1/3 cup sorghum flour

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

Chop up 1 cup darkish chocolate

Stir those yummy guys in.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes as least.

Bake 350 for 9 min. They don’t look done. Let rest on the sheet for a few minutes and then cool on a baking sheet.

They were a bit crumbly but my 3 and 9 year olds gobbled them up and I️ was happy to let them eat as many as they wanted!

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Simple Sunrise Smoothie – Day 5 of Meals – breakfast

I️ love delicious food. I’m rather a food snob, really. I️ love spending all day in the kitchen. I️ also LOVE simple. Simple is simply fabulous. Our simple breakfast this morning

All fruits were frozen and organic.

Fill the blender to the top with:

Peaches

Mangos

Strawberries

Pineapple

Then add

2 cups of coconut milk

1/2 cup hemp hearts

Blend and blend and blend until smoooooothie!

We also had toast with honey.

Good morning world!

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Snack time – Day 4 of Meals – Apple chips

My mom ordered 2,500 pounds of apples.

SAY WHAT!!!!!

  • True story. She’s one crazy lady. We turned most of them into cider. We canned sugar free Applesauce. We ate them with everything. And lastly I️ dried them. Yesterday I️ finished the last box!! They were going a little soft. I️ was concerned they wouldn’t turn out. They did!

So simple: first slice.

Second. Lay they straight.

Third. 16 hours of drying time.

Fourth. Bag em

Fifth. Eat em! I’ve had a rule that no one was to eat them until all the fresh apples were gone so this was a happy day for my kiddos!

He still has smoothie on his face from breakfast. Love this boy.

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Mango wraps – Day 3 of meals – Lunch

So next time we are going to change a few things. We need a sauce. We also didn’t really enjoy the rice paper. So we will add a Thai sauce and just use lettuce.

Whatever ingredients you want…Mango Wraps!

8 rice paper wrappers

a few torn leafy greens ( butter lettuce, soft lettuce is great)

1 medium cucumber

2 medium carrots

1/4 of small red cabbage

a handful of fresh mint or thai basil

1 avocado

a couple green onions

1 mango

You slice everything up into long 3-4 inch strips. You lay everything out into the center and roll it up. Then you eat it up! Simple! It was totally fresh! And delightful! In order for my kids to enjoy it and sauce would be good.

My three year old gobbled it up. He kept trying to just pull out the mangos. Ha! Funny!

The mint was marvelous! The colors are gorgeous! Love!

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Green bean Almondine

I️ love this meal because it’s name is lyrical and it rhythms! How great, for goodness sake!

This is the best and simplest. My 12 year old LOVES this dinner. It can be a one pot dinner. This night we also had roasted sweet potatoes and applesauce along with it. My daughters have been having stomach problems and we have discovered they have Candida. So their diet has cleaned up. And they are HUNGRY! So I️ added more to our meals so they could pig out.

But our main dish was this:

Olive oil

3 pounds of fresh green beans.

3 cloves of garlic, minced or crushed

1 cup of silvered almonds

Sea salt. Tonight we used a beautiful Celtic sea salt. It’s gorgeous and grey/silvery. Marvelous.

And some garlic salt

Nature’s seasoning. My fav

Heat pan with olive oil. Add green beans and stir fry those puppies for a little while until they start to soften. Add garlic, slivered almonds and seasonings. Sauté until some of the green beans start to brown

Perfection!

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Lunch- Day 1 of Meals – Mexican Soup

I️ am going to share a new meal every day for at least 30 days. Who knows? I️ might just go longer!

We had Mexican soup for lunch. YUM! This is the soup that made my children fall in love with soup! Now, even if I️ try a new soup recipe and it is gross, they are always still hopeful this soup created in them a love of soup and they are always hopeful and excited with whatever concoction I️ make up. But this soup is a staple. Literally they cheer when they see it on the menu.

• 1 tablespoon light olive oil

• 1 medium red onion, finely diced

• 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

• 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 2 carrots, cut into 1/4-inch-rounds

• 8 ounces green beans, tipped and cut into 1 inch pieces

• 2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped

• 6 cups of vegetable stock

• 1 cup cooked black beans

• 1 can green chilies, minced

• 1 avocado, peeled and sliced

• cilantro leaves, for garnish

• 6 wedges lime

-heat oil, onion, garlic, oregano, and salt in pot
-when onion is soft add carrots, green beans, tomatoes and vegetable stock abd simmer 20 min
-add black beans and chilies, cook for another 5 min
-salt to taste. I dont usually add any more anf thats saying something because i love salt.
-pour into bowls and add avocado chunks to each bowl.
– squeeze a lime wedge into each bowl.

enjoy!

ps. the photo has guacamole becasue we had leftovers from dinner 🙂
pps. sometimes I add wild rice if I want it more substantial.

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