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I totally stole this idea. The deli near my work had this in their ready made case. I had rushed that morning and left my lunch at home. I paid $5.83 for it and took it to work and microwaved it. It was delicious. But then I did what I always do when I try something new that I like. I figured out what was in it and made up my own version (way cheaper and I can control the sodium). The deli version had coconut milk it is and I left it out because I did not want the calories and I did not have any in the house.
This is an easy way to get your veggies in without the prep work or sodium. You can throw this together in the crockpot on a Sunday and have it all week long for lunches or snacks. It also will freeze well.
I dreamed this concoction up for my SparkFriend BrendaBunny because she LOVES the fattening frappes.
Hubby calls these my "Scooby Snacks". I make a batch at a time (12) and HIDE them because the hubby will eat them ALL. I kept forgetting to take my daily teaspoon of coconut oil and decided to dream up a recipe that would make them easy to add to my daily routine. I added in some ground flax seeds that give it a little more texture and of course cocoa because the antioxidants in chocolate is good for you! Since some Sparkers are Vegan, I used a non-dairy creamer. The International Delights Salted Caramel Mocha is really good but you could use any flavor you like. I also used the vanilla nut extract, but you can switch that up too.
This is based off "Insanely Easy Vegetarian Chili" from www.AllRecipes.com.
I saw the Italian cook (Gena??) on the Today Show while I was at physical therapy (I do not normally get to watch daytime TV). She mentioned that she has oatmeal with a little olive oil. I thought "Hmmm. THAT's different! Savory Oatmeal?" So I tried it. Oh and I added some very sharp cheddar cheese. And I LOVE it! It kinda tastes like a rich mac and cheese, but it is healthy! And FAST, cuz' I cook it in the microwave. Tonight is the third night I had it and I love it for dinner with veggies.
Plain Egg Beaters are tasteless. I like to heat these up to microwave in the morning to get my much needed protein with a little extra flavor. This is becoming a "standard" workday breakfast with a 12 oz. low sodium V-8.
You can make these on Sunday and refrigerate to microwave for breakfast on the go during the work week.
Monday is Bunday. Make it a habit. Eat like a Rabbit.
Great way to get your protein and a serving of veggies in right from the start of your day. This sticks with me hours longer than oatmeal!
I need protein in the morning or I'm starving before 10! I like to sleep until the last minute possible, but need breakfast on the go. I was buying those Jimmie Dean Egg White sandwiches, when I thought "I can make these MYSELF, and CHEAPER too!" I cook up a dozen egg whites at a time - the LAZY way--I spray a silicone muffin pan with non-stick spray and place 1 egg white in each muffin cup and bake at 400 until done (about 15 minutes). I let them cool and freeze them in ziplocs. This is a great way to use up your eggs before they get old and saves me time in the morning. By the time I toast my multigrain thin (or you can use a light english muffin) the egg white are heated up in the microwave (about 30 seconds). I slap them on my toasted mutigrain thins with a slice of cheese and head out the door!
This is great for breakfast or even for a summer treat! Whenever strawberries or bananas are on sale - STOCK UP! You can slice them & freeze for smoothies. Next time you have too many bananas going ripe at the same time -slice em and freeze em!
Recipes I've Rated:
- Low Fat Dark Chocolate Muffins
- Pistachio-Crusted Salmon
- Stuffing Muffins
- Cocoa Crusted Pork Tenderloin
- Butternut Squash w/Pineapple Topping
- LEEK POTATO SOUP
- Apple Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole
- Vegetarian Black Bean Cakes with Orange-Basil Salsa
- Vegetarian Gyros
- Lisa's creamy chopped cauliflower salad
- Crustless Spinach, Onion and Feta Quiche
- Bavarian Beef
- Apple Crisp