Monday, February 10, 2014

something new, something fresh

This weekend I wanted something new fun and fresh |I can't stop wishing it was spring| so I needed something to make it seem warm outside.. 

and this is what I came up with... Cucumber Salsa and it is sooo very yummy we couldn't get enough of it I've already made it twice and will probably make it again this week! 

Cucumber Salsa:

2-3 cucumbers 
3 large carrots 
1-2 large dill pickles 
1/2 small yellow onion 
1 can of white beans
1 small or medium bag of frozen corn |run under hot water to unthaw| 
2-3 |or more taste to decide| table spoons of olive gardens salad dressing or any Italian dressing 
Salt and pepper for taste 

Cut all veggies up place into bowl. Add unthawed corn and add beans make sure you drain and wash your beans before placing in bowl. Last add dressing and salt and pepper. Eat with some whole wheat tostada chips or fritos |both have no sugar| 

Or eat up as a salad! I couldn't decided if I was going to have it as a salad or salsa it's amazing both ways but we seemed to love it more as salsa. Enjoy! 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ready To Go, On The Go

I know we all live busy lives and it's not always easy to make these big meals! I came up with a healthy protein packed breakfast or afternoon snack that quick and easy! You can even place it several different baggies or tupperware to grab and go! 

All you need are three simple things! 
1- Vanilla Yogart (or any flavor you love)
2- Granola
3- Strawberries (any fruit would be beyond yummy) 

That's ALL you need put together and enjoy! My daughter and I can't get enough of this one these days! 

ps here are all the brands I've used:
Just recently found this granola at Walmart it's all natural with no added sugar and delicious! 

Any yogurt will do just make sure it doesn't have any added sugar to it. This one is personally one of my favorite and very reasonably priced - always a bonus in my book! 

Any fresh fruit or frozen fruit (unthawed) would be amazing -I believe- in this fast and easy breakfast!