Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Skinny breakfast burrito

I came up with this fun recipe a few months ago and I just love/crave it some days! This is an excellent make ahead meal that you can freeze individually and pull out each morning with a quick heat in your microwave or oven. You could even put in the fridge over night so it thaws some but that's not necessary. I used homemade tortillas for this recipe. The flavor is perfect and you can't beat less than $1 to make a whole batch.

Now, in the pictures, I made smaller burritos because I was making these for MOPS. Who wants to eat a whole burrito when you have lots of other goodies?! But small ones are an option because you could easily pair this with a Greek yogurt and fresh fruit for an awesome, weight loss busting breakfast (right around 300 calories). 

Speaking of weight loss, remember when losing weight, we want every calorie to count with quality food. This burrito is packed with protein and nurturing vitamins. Spinach and sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins and minerals, and high in fiber. Onions are detoxifying. Eggs have healthy fat, protein and is a proven food to balance blood sugar and keep you healthy. The tortillas are a grain but it has absolutely no junk! Just a handful of ingredients already in your house and so tasty.

I actually ended up using 1 ½ sweet potatoes because it was so much!

Skinny Breakfast Burrito
10 homemade tortillas (or 20 mini ones)
1 or 2 sweet potatoes
½ an onion
3 cups spinach
3 slices of cheddar cheese (deli kind or 3 oz)
2 tbsp olive oil
10 eggs
⅓ cup milk 

1. Brown sweet potatoes in olive oil. Add onion and cook till translucent. Add spinach and cook till wilted. 
2. Whisk eggs and milk in a bowl. Cook in separate pan, stirring frequently. 
3. When eggs start to be fluffy, add cheese and cook rest of the way, being careful to not overcook eggs and keep moist. 
4. Add sweet potatoes mix with eggs and stir together. Salt and pepper generously. 
5. Layer tin foil for rolling each burrito so you can fill, roll, and wrap easily. 
6. Lay tortilla on foil, fill, roll, and wrap. 
7. Freeze till ready to eat. 
8. Remove from foil and microwave or keep in foil and heat in oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. 
9. Serve with fresh fruit and Greek yogurt if you'd like. 

Calories: approximately 245 calories per burrito. 
122 calories if you make 20 mini burritos. 

Cost: $4.18 for entire batch. Which means each burrito (10) costs about $.40. Wow! Breakdown of how I got there is at bottom of post. 

Cost breakdown. All items were from Aldi
10 Eggs $1.23 
¼ container organic spinach $.37 
1 ½ sweet potatoes $1.03
½ onion $.05 
3 slices cheese $.60
10 tortillas $.75
Olive oil $.10
milk $.05 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Family Night

Setting a family night once a week is a habit we are being intentional to form for us. I am excited about all the fun things we have to plan and memories to make! 

This night we made little personal pizzas. I made tortillas 2 night earlier for taquitos and we had a few left. So that was our "crust." 

I made some sauce ...
8oz can tomato sauce
Sprinkled basil, pepper, oregano, garlic salt, Parmesan cheese, and ¼ of lemon squeezed. 

Abby put the sauce on each one and spread it. She's a pro (cook in the making). 

We snacked on apples :) 

Of course mine had sausage, onion, and green peppers! 

Then we made homemade popcorn and had fun! Love my family beyond words. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Inspiration and Transformation

I'm so excited to share about another woman who has been consistent and traveled this journey focused on Christ. All the glory is His! 

Ashley Moore is a mom for the third time. She has two boys and one girl. She has kept consistent through each pregnancy. Take a look at her pregnancy pictures. 

Here's her transformation...9 months after giving birth..

Ashley says, 
"I would just say stick to it cause nothing happens over night and no one became overweight by eating one slice if pizza or one hamburger... Give your self a break once and a while."

She attributes her consistency with eating healthy and exercising to the example of her parents. They displayed a life of having fun and honoring God with eating well and exercising. It trickled down and instilled it in Ashley. 

I will say she was hesitant to be on my blog because she just wants God to have all the credit and doesn't want people to focus on her. But I just hope and pray that every person who reads this will be encouraged and inspired in your own journey. 

If you have questions or comments feel free to write on here or FB me or Ashley. Thanks! 

Now a fun transformation to share about. I haven't posted much about my personal life for a while. So here's something fun :) 

My husband and I built our house 5 years ago this spring (we were youngins) and have been slowly upgrading from our builders grade. We saw ideas on Pinterest (course) and it cost less than $30! 

Take a look at when we first moved into our house...

Such college furniture. Ha. Our living room has changed a lot over the last few years. 

Construction has begun (one day project)

We added the wanes coating (the under $30) and the fireplace was a Christmas present. 

New pillows and curtains for my birthday...I have a generous family!

What a huge difference!

Pictures don't do this justice (especially cause a light bulb burned out...first since we moved in...talk about efficient). There ya go! 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pomegranate Berry Smoothie

Found another smoothie that I LOVE. It tastes quite good so try this one :) 

All the ingredients were purchased at Aldi (except the frozen blueberries that I picked at a ranch from summer) so you can eat healthy when you buy at Aldi (for real!). The juice I used is an Aldi brand that is their organic/all natural line and is legit. And all the other ingredients were organic except for the blackberries (organic bananas aren't totally necessary but when they're 59 cents a pound, how can you refuse?!). 

Pomegranate Berry Smoothie
½ cup pomegranate plum juice
½ cup frozen blueberries
Handful fresh spinach 
1 small/medium banana
¼ cup blackberries
Optional (not from Aldi):
tbsp flaxseed/fiber powder
1 scoop Probiotic powder

Put it all in your blender, or I use a Nutribullet, and blend. So many benefits and tastes fruity :) 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Gluten free lasagna

My Hannah Grace has a wheat sensitivity, we found out. So we are eating less bread and I'm trying gluten free recipes. This one is easy because I just swapped out the noodles for gluten free ones!

Ingredients :
Gluten free oven ready lasagna noodles
½ lb beef
¼ onion diced
Handful fresh spinach

15 ounce can tomato sauce
15 ounce can stewed or diced tomatoes
6 ounce can tomato paste
2 baby carrots minced
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Garlic salt
1 tsp sugar 
½ of a lemon (juice)
1 tsp Basil 
2 tbsp parmesan cheese 

Cheese Mixture:
Container ricotta cheese
Parmesan cheese
1 ½ blocks grated or packages of mozzarella cheese
1 egg

1. Brown beef in skillet. Add spinach and onion. Cook till browned and leaves wilted. 
2.  Put cans of sauce/paste in a small or medium pot on stove. 
3. Add sugar, lemon juice, minced carrots, 2 tbsp parmesan cheese, and seasonings. Stir and simmer 10 minutes.
4. Combine egg with ricotta cheese, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, and ¼ cup mozzarella cheese in bowl.
5. In an 8x8 pan spread sauce then lasagna noodles. Sauce on top, then meat mixture, cheese mixture, and mozzarella cheese. Start new layer and repeat till the top of the pan.
6. Cover with foil.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 10-15 minutes without foil. 
8. Remove and let cool 5 minutes. Serve with salad. 

We thought this tasted no different than regular lasagna! If you use noodles that aren't gluten free then the recipe is the same. I hope you enjoy! 

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