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Healthy tasty food is really important to me. So here are my collection of recipes, some are from my family, some found on the internet.

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Breakfast:

From http://www.katheats.com/kaths-tribute-to-oatmeal to see exactly how she makes it go to this website. I LOVE this oatmeal. It is to die for.

Whipped Banana Oatmeal

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup 1% or skim or soy milk
  • 1/2 cup water (I like my oats a bit liquidy – cut back to 1/3 a cup if you don’t)
  • 1/2 a banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (they give the best fluffy texture!)
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Vanilla, stirred in at end

For two servings, we start by combining rolled oats, water, and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Slice a banana into VERY thin pieces, leaving just a few bigger chunks. Walk away for a few minutes while the oatmeal heats. Once it begins to steam or bubble, stir vigorously at times to “whip” the banana into the oats. The oats will take about 5 minutes on medium heat from start to finish to fully absorb the liquid. They’re done when they reach your desired consistency! Then I stir in vanilla (and often pumpkin or cottage cheese) and portion into bowls. Add any toppings you like, such as almond or peanut butter dollops, nuts, granola, coconut, crumbled granola bars, or trail mix – with dark chocolate chips! Or check out all the combos listed below.

The whipped method produces a really creamy bowl of oats. The bananas basically disappear, so there are no chunks. Since banana is an emulsifier of sorts, this method suspends the oats into a thick, creamy consistency and the whole bowl is sweeter because the banana’s sweetness permeates throughout.

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Lunch:

Turkey Wrap

I pack this for lunch almost every school day. It’s fast, easy and only about 160 calories. Personally I like wraps better than sandwiches because it’s less bread. I know this sounds like nothing but these New York wraps are AMAZING. Only 80 calories and 10″ in diameter.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz of turkey
  • Salsa
  • Tumaro’s New York Deli Style Wrap
  • Handful of fresh spinach

Directions: Place turkey on wrap. Layer spinach over turkey. Add some salsa. Wrap it the best you can. Cut in half and bam awesome lunch. (Optional: Add an apple or bananna as a side)

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Snack:

Very Berry Yogurt

I was having a vanilla bean stonyfield yogurt for a snack. My dad the store was out of blueberry or strawberry flavors. To add some flavor I put some frozen berries in the microwave and then added the soupy warm mixture to the cold yogurt and it was strangly delicious. New found snack.

Mom’s Famous Crab Dip

3 oz Cream cheese (softened)

1/2 c Mayo

6 oz Drained Crab Meat in a can

1/4 c minced onion

1 tbs lemon juice

1/2 tsp pepper sauce or soy sauce (optional)

1 tbs parmesan cheese

paprika

Beat cheese till smooth. Add other ingredients. Paprika to taste. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes (until bubbly) in an over safe pan. Makes about 8 oz. Serve with triskets/ other crackers.

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Side Dishes

Apple Walnut Stuffing

This is absolutly amazing stuffing! I recommend it for your next turkey meal. My mom got it out of a newspaper article.

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1  cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 4 cups chopped apples, pared and cored
  • 6 cups fresh white bread, cubed
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt, or to tast
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 tablespoon nutmeg

Heat butter in large skillet. Saute onion and celery until tender, about five minutes. Put onion and celery in large bowl, and use fork to lightly toss with remaining ingredients until well mixed.  Stuff turkey and serve.

Yield: 12 servings.

 

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