Check out this reblog from @YourHealthista:
This is the perfect snack plate for quick eating when you’re just to tired to make an event of out it in the kitchen.
There is no such thing as easy cooking because someone will have to do the cleaning…
Try these snacks above that are easy to chop cut and heat up!
No time to cook? It’s all about the snack plate! This was my dinner tonight.
On the plate:
- Almost a whole avocado
- Spinach with a quick dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper (I hate making salad!)
- Half a huge sweet potato
- Hard boiled egg.
Zero cooking required. I prepared hard-boiled eggs a few days ago (ALWAYS have those on hand!) and I did bake the potato, but you could also throw it in the microwave. Dinner in five minutes — doesn’t get much easier than that!
Now off to eat a Coconut-Cherry Popsicle.
ETA: For all the people who thinks this looks meager… Nope! It’s around 550 calories, 12g protein, and 41g of awesome FAT.
Cherry Tomato Salad With Buttermilk-Basil Dressing!
Check out this recipe submitted to The Food Network by the cooking couple, The Neelys’. Summer salads are one of my favorite things to eat but you can easily become bored with eating a Caeser everyday. Try out this creation that includes a blend of red and yellow cherry tomatoes, which happens to be my latest grocery store obessio! Who knew those little yellow tomatoes packed so much flavor? You would almost swear you grew them yourself!
- 6 cups red and yellow cherry tomatoes, halved if large
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
- 1 shallot, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
Put the cherry tomatoes in a large serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss.
Photograph by Kat Teutsch
Guac That Rocks!
Looking for a great party appetizer? Who doesn’t love guacamole! It’s the perfect food to keep them coming back to bowl and chatting, so try conveniently placing this delicious recipe out on the table next time you have guest.
Remember not everybody like spicy, so take it easy on the cayanne. I like to add my own freshly chopped habanero peppers to give it an extra kick.
photo from Skinny Scoop
- 3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1 clove garlic, minced
In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Using a potato masher add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash. Then, fold in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.
RED & WHITE and BLUEBERRY Coleslaw Salad
Being patriotic this year can be done a creative way through your recipes! Try out this RED, WHITE and BLUEberry Coleslaw salad at your Fourth of July Party.
- 1 small or 1/2 large head green cabbage, cut into 1/4-inch wide strips (about 6 cups)
- 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
- 6 strips bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled (reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish)
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries (reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish)
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans (reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Toss the cabbage, onion, bacon, blueberries, mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar in a large bowl and toss to coat with the dressing. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 4 hours.
Stir in the pecans and season with salt and pepper just before serving. Sprinkle with reserved the bacon, berries and nuts.
NEWS FLASH to those of you who have decided to give birth to the gift that never stops costing money; kids! You can now expect to spend nearly $300,000 over the next 17 years, according to a new report from The US Department of Agriculture, for those who’ve had a child in the last year.
The deparment’s annual child-rearing expense report estimates the amount spent on a child by families in the highest income group, on average, was more than twice the amount spent by families in the lowest income group.
For example: children born last year to people in the lowest income group would cost $212,370 over 17 years, compared to $490,830 for highest earning income families.
Ready for the killer? That quarter of a million dollar price tag doesn’t include college, stopping the report findings at merely age 17. Adding a collge education to that will significantly increase the running total of your kid’s price tag.
However, housing is still reported as the most costly expense of them all by far!
(check out the chart comparing raising a child now to the chart from 1960) WOW!
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