real food

My breakfast lately: Cherrio's, organic 2% milk, 1 sliced small apple, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. So REAL and so very good for you. It's also very delicious! Try it in place of the processed "flavored" stuff. You also get a lot more for you money buying original Cheerio's.

I think I posted a photo of Nachos on here before, but these are from tonight, a request for the season opener of the NFL season. The cheese sauce is made with organic milk and real cheeses. No processed rubbery crap. Have you seen the stuff after it's been melted and cooled enough to set up again. Awful!! You can use it as a rubber ball. I refuse to ingest it knowing how hard it would be to digest it. No thanks!


Raspberry Lemon Muffins

These muffins are semi guiltless. You can exchange the 1 egg for 2 egg whites if you prefer and not add the crumb topping for even more guilt free indulgence.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin, or line with paper liners.
  • 1/2 cup lemon yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup raspberries
In a large bowl, mix together the yogurt, oil, lemon juice, egg whites, and lemon extract.
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until just blended. Gently stir in the raspberries. Spoon batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups
leaving room for topping.

Cumb Topping
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 Tbsp softened butter
  • Mix all to form a crumbly mixture spoon onto unbaked muffins
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Cool muffins in the tin on a wire rack. Be careful not to over bake!

Busy = Convenience

Convenience = Bad for you foods!
We are opening a store. There is a lot of time involved in the process. It becomes too easy to jump at convenience foods. Especially when you get to the point of not caring & just needing to eat something now.
Stress is also a big factor in this equation and there is a lot of that around lately as well. Bottom line, I have fallen back into the same easy patterns again. I have no idea how to break that cycle, nor do I have the strength right now. It's sad.
Last night as we munched on Veggie Chow Mien, I mentioned that Biggest Loser was starting again soon. My son challenged my daughter and I to get back on track during this season to see how far we get by the finale. Hmmmm. We are thinking about it. I need keep in mind the fact, that those contestants are working out up to 8 hours a day. That could be a discouraging factor in our loses compared to theirs. Especially for my daughter.