Monday, August 5, 2013

Paleo-ish Dessert

We are flooded with produce in this house, and after the children demolished dinner, and behaved well on our shopping trip to Tucson, I knew I had to make something fruit-ish for dessert. I had stumbled across "Fried" Honey Bananas on Pinterest and knew this was the winner for tonight.

Super simple ingredients:
1 slightly under ripe banana
1 Tablespoon Honey (this is the paleo-ish part)
olive oil

First slice the banana, drizzle the olive oil in the pan and then place the bananas in a single layer in the skillet. Cook the bananas for about 2 minutes each side.

Whisk the honey and 1 tablespoon of water together. Remove the skillet from heat and pour the honey mixture on top.

Then sprinkle with cinnamon. The kids were not huge fans, but this was fantastic. I can only imagine how good it would be on ice cream, or french toast.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Juice for Breakfast, Day 2

This morning  I whipped up another kid-friendly Declan-friendly juice, Abigail has no desire to even try it if its green.

1 cup of Spinach
1 Tomato
1 Apple
2 Carrots

I again doubled the recipe and we all enjoyed it.

And, according to this website, one 8 ounce glass of juice is equal to a full day requirement of fruits and vegetables. So this family is well on its way to surpassing the recommended requirements of fruits and veggies.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Meet Bella .... my juicer

Meet Bella, my juicer. She recently joined the ranks of kitchen appliances and has a prominent place on the counter. The first juice I made with Bella was a disaster. Totally yucky and sour. But then I attempted a simple pineapple and strawberry and it ws great. The worst part, of course, is clean-up. BUT, its all dishwasher safe. I also kept the pineapple pulp because I figure one day I'll use it for something.

This morning, Steven made the trek for our Bountiful Basket pick-up. $15 for all of this produce! I had also bought a pineapple, spinach, kale, celery, oranges, pears, apples, zucchini, a cucumber, and mushrooms yesterday. We are now more than ready for the week ahead.

I knew I had to do something with all of these veggies and fruits. I googled "kid-friendly juice recipes" and they were right. My first successful fruit/veggie combo drink was a hit with the kids.

This recipe was super easy. I doubled it to have enough for all three of us.

Carrot Pear Orange Juice
1 pear
1 orange
2 carrots

So simple. I think I'm actually going to prepare this ahead of time, similar to how I do most crock pot meals, so that it can accompany breakfast once a week. So yummy!