Monday, September 27, 2010

Power Juicer

Two of a Kind is giving away a Power Juicer Express. They come in several colors for $99.99.

I really want one of these:

Fiber Plus Cereal? Nope Homemade Cereal

I made the boy's and I some cereal this morning.
They love it! ;)

This served my two boys (ages 5 and 2) and myself.

  1. Plain oatmeal (one serving). I made it on the stove. I sprinkled flaxseed in with the oatmeal. To cook oatmeal you pour in one cup of water. Bring it to a boil. Add in 1/2 cup of oatmeal. Stir while on the heat for five minutes. Make sure it doesn't boil over. Stir every once in awhile. Take off the heat, and let it set for 2 minutes.
  2. Divide. It doesn't look like much, but once you add the other things it will be a full meal.
  3. Added berries. The first time I made this I added blueberries and strawberries. The second time I made this I added just blueberries. You can use frozen fruit. Costco sells berries year round.
  4. Add in plain yogurt.
  5. Sprinkled granola on the top. It's just a sprinkle, so I don't use a lot of this. I'm trying to use up my store bought granola. Once I do this, I'm going to make my own. I will be putting up a new recipe for that. When it happens.
It is done. Very good, very healthy!

Now for the funny part:

My 5 year old son, Mica sits down and says, "Yes! I love Fiber Plus Blueberry Cereal!"
I explained how I made the cereal, and that it isn't Fiber Plus.
Too cute! I love this kid!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Apple Pork

Pour a little olive oil in a medium pan. Add in peeled, cored, sliced apples. Cook until they start to brown slightly. Add them to the Crock Pot.

Use the same pan to cook the onions. You may have to add a little more olive oil. Cook until they start to brown slightly. Add them to the Crock Pot.

Use the same pan to cook the pork. Cook through. Add them to the Crock Pot.

Next mix up the sauce. Mix all the rest of the ingredients and pour over everything in the Crock Pot. Cook on high for a few hours, or cook on low for half a day.

Alissa is Sick :(

I have no voice and I feel weak.

I went walking during lunch anyhow. I figured that I'll be sitting on my bum the whole rest of the day. I needed to get some walking done.

Three laps went by, and I felt pooped out. I still went two more. Now I'm done. I going to do some arm curls after I'm done posting this.

The question of the day is, do you still exercise when you feel like crap?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pumpkin Bread

We grow pumpkins, so I used a pumpkin from our backyard. I cooked it, and ground it up with a mini food processor. You can use canned pumpkin.

I also peeled, sliced and ground up apple in a mini food processor. I didn't worry about cooking it because I knew it would cook when the bread cooked. You can use apple sauce like the recipe states.

I mixed everything in my mixer. If you do not have a mixer a good rule of thumb is to mix all the wet ingredients together. Mix the dry ingredients together. Slowly add the wet into the dry.

Use two bread pans. Spray the bottoms with Pam's Olive Spray. Sprinkle with flour.

Cook at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, or until a tooth pick can be inserted in the thickest part of the bread, and comes out clean.

*I'm not too keen on the sugar. I'm trying to figure out how to reduce sugar. It's hard when it's in most every recipe I looked up for pumpkins. One good thing is that you do not eat the amount above in one setting.  There is no butter, which is good!

For Fall I Heart Split Pea Soup

Wash 1 bag (16 ounces) of split peas very well. I chop and put everything in the crock pot.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours.
Easy and healthy for you.

Alissa is a Guest

  • Felicia from Go Graham Go just had a baby boy!
  • She mentioned that she needed some people to write some posts, and I've written three.
  • Felicia posted one of my posts today. It's about playing with your food. Yes I did say playing with your food. I included a recipe and pictures. Please go check it out.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Alissa Lost 20 Pounds

I'm on a weight mission. I've done pretty good walking with ankle weights and hand weights during lunch at work. Many days I try and walk one more lap then my body wants too. Then I've been trying to go somewhere during the weekend that requires walking. It can be hard with naps in the mix. I have two little ones.

This sounds odd, but seeing the smokers outside in the same spot day after day outside of work motivates me. I think in my mind, "I don't want to be like them." No offense to anyone that smokes. I just don't want to be unhealthy. Most people that I know that smokes wants to quit. They know the habit is bad. I want the same with eating. I don't want to quit eating; just want to eat right.

Then there is a gym on the other side of the building I walk around. I can usually hear someone in there cheering everyone on for some aerobic class, which pushes me to walk faster.

I've been eating healthier too.

I stepped on the scale yesterday, and I've lost 20 pounds since the tail end of the summer. It's hard for me to tell. I feel just the same. In fact I've felt kind of blah since allergy season started. I think I've just been losing it all over, and not just in one spot.

    Thursday, September 2, 2010

    877 My

    Organic Girl is hosting a giveaway for 877 My
    Juice's that you buy in the store are loaded with sugar. We really water ours down.

    877 My is giving away a useful juicer that will turn any fruit or veggie into juice.