Cobb salads are a favorite in our house! They usually make an appearance once a week like clockwork, especially in summer. Crisp Romaine lettuce topped with a variety of healthy protein and drizzled with your choice of creamy Ranch Dressing. Cobb Salad fits deliciously into both Keto and Low Carb ways of eating. They are so easy and quick to put together, too. Avocados all end up on Wheel's bowl -- it's a texture thing! -- but he doesn't mind because he loves them. Fresh limes in the Great Plains are usually reasonably priced only in season, but they are a nice alternative for dressing. Making your own Ranch dressing lets you control the ingredients for both health and flavor. Buttermilk gives the dressing its own little tang, but it is not something I regularly have on ... [Read More]
Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal Single Serving
This single serving of blueberry overnight oatmeal is delicious and a nutritional powerhouse. I like to use coconut, vanilla or blueberry yogurt instead of plain to give a little extra boost to the flavor. I use Light and Fit Greek yogurt, but any low carb brand can be used. I also use almond milk, but you could use your favorite dairy milk instead. Mix in a covered refrigerator dish or pint jar to store overnight. Add blueberries before serving. Eat at home or throw (tightly covered!) in your back pack to eat at your destination. Blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, which protect body cells from free radicals. Free radicals are the villians that damage cells, contributing to aging and diseases, such as cancer. Blueberries are believed to have one of the ... [Read More]
Add pizzazz to your breakfast with Overnight Oatmeal! It’s healthy, nutritious and delicious! I had a bowl of hot oatmeal every morning with raisins and walnuts for a very long time. When I heard about oatmeal made overnight in the refrigerator and eaten cold I was pretty skeptical. But we needed something to go with scrambled eggs (protein!) and the idea of a basic dish with lots of variations kept leading back to Overnight Oatmeal. Sauted apples were the first version we tried. Peel, slice and dice an apple and saute it with a tablespoon of butter in a small frying pan. Layer the hot apple with the cold oatmeal --- ummm, heavenly. Great for a leisurely morning. But there are lots of add-in and topping options. Enough to keep your tastebuds excited for a very long time. ... [Read More]
Fruit Salad with lemonade dressing
Fruit Salad with lemonade dressing makes a huge salad to feed a crowd. It will serve 25 people easily. Children love it -- and so do their moms! Add it to the menu at your next big potluck. A buffet dinner or casual potluck, this healthy dish will shine! Sometimes called Punchbowl Salad, this Fruit Salad can be made ahead with the fruit refrigerated in separate zip bags. I took it to a recent family reunion a couple of hours away in a cooler filled with ice. I was a little concerned that the fruit would be squashed with the weight of the other fruits AND the ice, especially since the cooler would set overnight before the actual dinner. No problem. I assembled the salad in a punch bowl quickly at the site, added the dressing and it was on the table quickly! It would work ... [Read More]
Breakfast to go . . .
After pinning a few breakfast cookie recipes, I decided it was time to actually try one. Only none of the recipes was going to work. Either I was missing an ingredient – or they sounded too bland – or maybe I was just being too picky. So I did what I usually do and mooshed two or three recipes together. Some nuts from this recipe for crunch and protein. The cinnamon and vanilla from that recipe for flavor. And then it hit me – what’s a day without chocolate? These need some chocolate chips – not too much, but just enough to add a bit of contrasting texture and taste. The recipe was quick to assemble and baked nicely. The recipe is below – feel free to make it as is or moosh your own version. The first four ingredients make the base, but feel free to change out nuts, dried fruits ... [Read More]