How to make homemade Oatmeal Banana Honey & Almond Butter Muffins! (Tasty Tuesday Tip)

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IMG_3929Hey Everybody! I know that title sounds long, but that is the only name I can give it! I decided to come up with a healthy recipe for a muffin with ingredients I had on hand so that is what I came up with. Many times we like to grab something quick for breakfast, especially if you don’t have a lot of time, but grabbing those already packaged, large muffins can pack on sound unwanted calories. If you are trying to take steps to a healthy you, it is important to prepare more foods at home yourself. I always say, you can still enjoy foods you love, but make some adjustments to them! Simple right? It may not seem simple, but it can be. You have to let your creative Juices flow! Recently we have been doing a 10 day no meat, 1 gallon of water, no dairy challenge!!! As…

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Tasty, Tuesday, Tip ($30 grocery haul)

Hey Everybody! Tips for feeding your family on a low budget and still provide good meals. We all know that it can be challenging preparing meals for a growing family. We are a family of 4 and soon to be 5 and you can imagine how it can be. You find yourself trying to cook something the kids will enjoy, but also that is healthy. It can be hard, but it is not impossible. Many people struggle with the cost of healthy foods and not being able to afford it, but in this video I will give you a few tips on how to buy foods and meal ideas that you can have with those particular foods. Quick and simple meals are key. You may not have time for a gourmet meal all the time, but keeping it quick and easy can do wonders for your busy life!!

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Your NUTRITION in 90 Seconds! ($40 a week grocery budget)

Many people are struggling with preparing healthy meals for their families because of the high food cost, but in this video I give you some quick, practical food items to keep on hand to use in planning your weekly meals. Remember you can make small steps that can lead to BIG changes as it relates to your meals. I started grocery shopping for about $40 a week and I am able to provide my family with good meals. Be creative and also look at prices and find those items that can be used as a good base for a lot of meals such as pastas, frozen veggies, beans etc… 

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Tasty, Tuesday, Tip (Rice Crispy Oven Fried Chicken)

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Hey Everybody! You know what today is… Tasty Tuesday Tip!! So on today’s menu is oven fried chicken…yes I said oven fried chicken!!!! It is not fried chicken, but if you like to have a little crunch…this is the recipe for you!!!! I came also this recipe in a book a couple of years ago and I had to try it. I made it several times before, but wanted to make this again. I found that rice crispy cereal offers a nice crunch as opposed to cereal such as corn flakes! Remember when trying to eat healthier, there are always small things that can be done that will allow you to keep taste in your food, but also reduce the fat.

My daughter had some last night and she was like, “I don’t want cereal on my chicken”. After she ate it, she wanted some more and said, “Mom this taste like regular chicken”. You know how it is with kids, when you try something different they may or may not like it, but this was a winner!! So let’s get to this recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (4)
  • 4-5 cups of rice crispy cereal
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Lite Salt, Pepper
  • 1/2 c melted butter (land o lakes)

Instructions:

Set oven for 350 degrees. Place rice crispy cereal in a pan or some type of bowl. Add salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese to cereal and set aside. Next melt butter in microwave safe bowl. Take chicken breast and season. Next take one chicken breast and dip into melted butter on both sides, then placed in cereal and coat on both sides. Place on a baking dish pan. Prepare the rest of the chicken breast the same as you did the first and bake in oven for about 35 minutes. Chicken should have a nice crunchy texture and coat. Enjoy!!!!

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Nutrition in 90 Seconds!! (Self-Control)

Self-Control is very important when talking about health and eating. If you don’t how far to go, it could cost you big!! Remember the Bible speaks about self-control and our spirit man, but we must also understand that we are in trouble if we cannot control our flesh!! Check out today’s Nutrition in 90 Seconds Video Below!!!

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Tasty Tuesday Tip (Turkey Bean Soup)

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Hey Everyone!! Today this will of course another quick and easy meal idea. I like to come up with easy lunches and soups that take minutes to prepare!! No recipe needed..just need 5 ingredients!! Remember that eating healthy can be simple and budget friendly. If you are a mom in need of quick meals…Try this one out. As mothers we are busy, but there is room to get in the kitchen and cook at least every now and then..lol. let’s get to this recipe:

Ingredients:

1/2 lb ground turkey

1 cup mild salsa

1 cup chicken broth

1cup or more of raw spinach

1 drained can of northern beans

Instructions:

In a medium saucepan add a little olive oil. Maybe 1 tbsp. Next add ground turkey and cook until brown. Add garlic powder, lite salt, pepper and cumin. Next add beans…salsa…and broth and bring to a slight boil for 7-8 minutes. Add raw spinach..simmer for a minute and turn heat and serve!!

Enjoy this tasty soup. No fuss is a must!!!

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Tasty , Tuesday, Tip(Cheerio Peanut Butter & Honey Bars)

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Hey Everybody! I wanted to share this quick and easy snack idea. I made this before but decided to make it again. Your kids would probably love them and so would you. Getting healthy snacks can be difficult at times for some, but you can make these in literally minutes! Contains fiber & protein so it should keep you satisfied.

***For the bars you see in the picture above I used 1 cup of plain cheerios, 1/2 cup of honey and 1 cup of crunchy peanut butter!!!

Enjoy!!!!

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Tasty, Tuesday, Tip (Pasta Skillet Dinner)

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Hey Everybody! Today I am coming to you with a skillet dinner that is very easy to prepare! If you buy those frozen skillet meals……I would recommend that you make it yourself, it will taste much better and is healthier. If you are familiar with my Tasty Tuesday Tip blog, you know I always try to find ways to increase vegetables in my recipes, but at the same time offer quick and easy meals that can be made even if you are busy! This is another recipe that you can be very creative with by adding different vegetables. Remember eating healthier doesn’t have to be hard, just change what you already eat by adding or taking away a few ingredients. As we all know, pasta is very inexpensive so if you are on a budget, try a pasta dish as your base and build from there. Let’s get to the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 fresh chicken breast
  • 1/2 box rotini garden pasta
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 c water
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 c zucchini (diced)
  • 1/2 c yellow squash (diced)
  • 12 oz frozen broccoli florets
  • pepper
  • garlic salt/powder

Instructions:

Prepare pasta as directed. In the meantime, dice a yellow squash and zucchini and set to the side. Place frozen broccoli in microwave and heat for about 5-6 minutes and set to sided. In a skillet, add 1 tbsp olive oil and season chicken breast and cook until done. Once chicken is done, shred chicken with hand and place back into skillet. Take drained pasta and add to chicken in skillet and then add veggies(broccoli, squash, zucchini). In a small saucepan, open one can of cream of mushroom and about 1/2 c of water and stir occasionally. Then add cream of chicken mix to skillet and stir until well blended. Add seasoning as needed per taste. Top with Parmesan cheese and enjoy!

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Your Nutrition in 90 Seconds!!! (Quick Snack Idea)

 

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