Pancakes. Who doesn’t love pancakes? They are one of my husband’s FAVORITE breakfasts. He could eat them all the time. These whole wheat pancakes, are fluffy, dense, and a bit healthier for you too. Best thing about them, you only need ONE bowl. I’m all about that easy clean up.
Pesto Tomato Cheese Pizza. For me, it’s a healthier pizza that I don’t feel guilty for eating. It’s not greasy and it’s super delicious. My husband even loves this pizza!
If you asked my a few years ago to eat this pizza, I wouldn’t have wanted to because it wasn’t real pizza (and by real I mean pepperoni). I hated chopped tomatoes on my pizza. But as I get older, I learn to like things I didn’t. Crazy how that works, isn’t it?
This pizza is super easy to make.
It’s chocolate chip cookie day!
But isn’t that every day? I just love chocolate. And chocolate chip cookies with a strong cup of black coffee… Mmmmmm, so delightful. It’s the simple things that keep life going.
I remember when my husband and I first got married; such a wonderful time! But, I had to start learning the art of cooking for two. Sometimes while we were dating we would make a date of making a meal together. But that was just a meal and we weren’t living/eating together constantly as we are now. My husband didn’t know too much about cooking but over the years he has learned to cook and has even started to enjoy it!
Cooking for two can be so much fun too! You have someone be a taste-tester, which is personally one of my favorite jobs of all time. And if the meal turns out to be delish, then hey, you can add it to your list of things to make again! Plus you get to enjoy a meal with another person. Food tastes better when it’s eaten with others. Maybe you can even get the other person to help with the cooking!
So whether you’re a newly wed, spending the evening with a friend or loved one, or maybe trying to create a frozen leftover stash in your freezer, these tips are some that help me and will hopefully be great for you!
Happy Wednesday to you from my oatmeal bowl!
Let’s talk oatmeal. Oatmeal is one of the healthier options when it comes to breakfast. It gives you a lot of fiber, it’s heart healthy, and you can do so much with it. You can put almost any type of topping you want to give it any kind of flavor you want. From chocolate chip cookie dough, cinnamon rolls, PB & J, to peach or tiramisu, you name it, and there’s probably a recipe out there.
Chicken Apple Stuffed Quesadillas. Not your everyday quesadilla, right? I love me some quesadillas. These are great because they have all kinds of yummy vegetables in them. This recipe is similar to my chicken enchiladas just cooked and served a little differently. Eating quesadillas are a great way to incorporate vegetables because you have cheese to make them taste better. What’s not to love?!
As a momma, it’s hard to always find something quick to make for a snack before my little one decides to go venture somewhere he’s not supposed to. Even if I have barriers set up, he somehow finds a way to get around them! I’m not really a huge snacker but I do think it’s great for your metabolism to have a few small healthy snacks throughout the day, especially if you’re active. Plus, sometimes you just need that little extra energy to make it through until the next meal. That’s why I made these frozen yogurt and blueberry granola bites.
Smoothies seem to be the new go-to for breakfasts. They are great for grab n’ go mornings. They are easy to make and you can put basically anything you want in them. And for the most part, they’re pretty healthy for you too. Well, this morning I was feeling a smoothie… so I made a berry peach smoothie. Greatest thing?! It only took 6 ingredients! I love simple and quick recipes. We had an a peach that was getting almost too ripe, so I needed to use it right away. Those peaches were from our local Farmer’s Market and you could literally taste the right-off-the-tree freshness.
This homemade enchilada sauce is some of the best stuff ever. You’ll never want to buy canned again.
It’s super easy and only takes 10 MINUTES to make! Super simple, yet it tastes like a little bit of a Mexican restaurant in your mouth.
Mexican food is a popular cuisine in my family. We have it ALL the time, but one of our favorite dishes is Chicken Enchiladas. Now, if you’ve ever been to Mexico or had real enchiladas, these aren’t quite that but these are a “Tex-Mex” version. Still so DELICIOUS.
It’s super simple to make too! All you need is chicken, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, tortillas and enchilada sauce. I like to make my own enchilada sauce because it tastes fresher but whatever you have on hand works great.