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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Meals of lately

Another random post for the day:  
Just wanted to share some of my meal ideas and recipes 
with you all on this Sunny Tuesday!

I am in love with my new little bullet/smoothiemaker/thing.  
My favorite combo?  
Banana, oatmeal, peanutbutter, and vanillla almond milk.

I also love the strawberry, banana, blueberry, vanilla almond milk combo.

I really want to try some green smoothies but I am a little nervous and intimidated. 
Is that weird?
Please share your green smoothie recipes with me. 

I broke out the crockpot- something I rarely do in the warmer months. 

I made some Chicken Coconut Curry in the crock pot and boy was it delicious. 

Carrots, peppers, and onions join some chicken.
I browned the chicken  before throwing it in the crock pot 

Then this collection of goodies (below) joined the chicken and the veggies 
 to make a yummy thai inspired meal. 
 I didn't have any quinoa on hand 
so I threw this delicious concoction over some rice.

I saved some of the chicken to make "cereal crusted chicken".
I used a little bit of light mayo to coat the chicken 
before adding crushed cereal (throw your breakfast cereal in a bag and smoosh it- add some seasoning) to serve as my crust for the chicken.  
I baked it in the oven with a spray of cooking spray on top-
and the cereal crisped up nicely in the oven without excess oil or frying.
Nice healthy take on fried chicken. 

I served my chicken breast with some broccoli, beans, and a baked sweet potato.  I decided my chicken needed a dipping sauce so I grabbed some mustard out of the fridge- Honey mustard would have been dy-na-mite. 

I have been switching up breakfast.  
Sometimes it is just a smoothie on my way out the door.  
Sometimes its a bowl of cereal with fruit. 
 Sometimes it is a hearty breakfast: 
This one is two eggs, sweet potato hash (leftover sweet potato reborn),
bacon, cantaloupe and strawberries.

And on Friday night, a redo of Gina's zucchini crust pizzas.  

I prepped all of my veggie toppings a head of time:  
Broccoli, red pepper, scallions, tomato, onion, basil, and roasted garlic.  

I followed Gina's recipe for the zucchini patties which came together great.  I topped the patties with some of my home made tomato sauce and a sprinkle of mozzarella, parmesan, and goat cheese. 

I made my zucchini fritters in the pan this time and they help up much better,
 I just couldn't figure out how to flip it all in one shot. 
 I ended up cutting it into four slices to make flipping the patty easier.

My vegetarian friend was super impressed and begging me for the recipe.  

Hope I have inspired you to cook up something healthy and tasty this week!  
Let me know if you try any of these recipes and how yours turns out.  

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