Saturday, January 12, 2008

Some Healthy Tips...

As many of you are, I am continually trying to find good and healthy things to feed my family's spirit and body. In the past few months I have come across some great finds from friends, websites, and some of my own experimentation. I thought I'd share. I would love any of your recipes too! I'm always gathering!

SWEET POTATO FRIES
Peel and cut sweet potato into fries
toss with olive oil
salt
cinnamon
brown sugar (if you feel like splurging)

Place on cookie sheet evenly and bake at 375 for 30 -45 min (til tender)

*My whole family loves these! I got this recipe from wholesomebabyfood.com when I was looking for food to feed Everett. Not only does he scarf them down...they are becoming a staple in our family! So easy too!

BROCCOLI SLAW
Did you know they sell this at the grocery store with the bags of salad. A dear friend of mine shared a recipe of hers with me and I had no idea this was available! Besides the recipe, I use it on salads and anywhere I need the xtra crunch. Broccoli is full of vitamins and fiber. Be creative and do something yummy! Here's Amy's recipe:

ASAIN BROCCOLI SLAW
2 packages Ramen noodles crushed (chicken or oriental flavors)
1 package Broccoli Slaw
4 Green onions chopped
1/3 cup sunflower seeds (sometimes I use slivered almonds instead)
2 or 3 chicken breasts (cooked, cooled, and then shredded or chopped into bite sized pieces)

Dressing
1 T sesame oil
1 T vegetable oil
3 T rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
2 T sugar (I used Splenda since dad is Diabetic)
1/2 t salt
1 of the Ramen noodle flavor packets

Bake crushed Ramen and sunflower seeds for 8-10 min in a 350 degree oven, then let cool. Wisk ingredients for Dressing and set aside. Combine rest of ingredients and just before serving pour dressing over it. (if you do it too early the noodles get soggy) Salt and pepper to taste, sometimes I sweeten it a bit more with sugar/spenda
You can buy just buy a low fat asian salad dressing and use about 1/3 -1/2 cup of it as the dressing.

POTATO AND CAULIFLOWER MASH- Surprisingly good. Sy ate these the night they were served and for leftovers. Find it when you scroll down to Jan 3rd entry on foodwishes.blogspot.com (link at the bottom of this page.)

3 comments:

Harris' said...

Thank you for posting receipes. I think this is a GREAT idea. I am always wanting ideas to try out. I was going to buy a new cookbook soon..do you have any suggestions? I am doing all the cooking now since we have moved here. It was pretty rough at first, but I am actually enjoying it now. Some of the food even tastes good!! I'm sorry we missed you all this week. We love you all.

Meg and PK said...

the sweet potato fries sound yummy! i may have to try them!

Veronica said...

The cookbook is Delicously Deceptive. The author is Jerry Seinfeld's wife. I don't have it yet, but my friends rave about it.