Baked Zucchini and Summer Squash

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Baked Zucchini and Summer Squash on the menu tonight.

Slice and layer squashes, cover in sauce, top with grated mozzarella. We like onions on ours too but you can use anything you like (mushrooms, peppers, ground beef, shredded chicken and so on).

Comfort food minus the carbs!!

Bake at 425 until squash has softened, cheese has melted and onions have browned.

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Egg Muffins

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I know these are all the “rage” now. In our world, they are a perfect breakfast for our busy mornings. The kids can microwave them themselves for a change from cereal, I take one to work in the morning, and the Teen will usually heat one up for a snack if we have them.

I make them many different ways and today was ham, onion, kale and cheddar cheese. I use a jumbo size muffin tin and it’s the perfect serving.

I used 6 eggs, 1/4 cup of skim milk, and as much of the fillings as you like.

Spray your muffin tins well, layer the ingredients in, scramble the eggs and milk and pour over the filling. Sprinkle on the cheese.

Bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool slightly and tip onto a plate and cool completely before placing in bags and freezing or refrigerating.

Smoothies

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There are times when life is so busy I can’t get my stress relieving walks in.  The past few months have been that way and I can feel my shoulders creeping up around my neck with tension.  The best thing for me is a few days of “detoxing” with great healthy food kicked off with a veggie packed smoothie every morning.

You can make smoothies with almost any vegetable and fruit you have.

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I used a handful of kale, blackberries, flax seeds, slice of apple, 1/2 cup orange mango juice, 5 ice cubes and a squeeze of honey for this one.  It looks brown but it’s a deep purple color.  It was sweet, filling and packed full of great nutrients.

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The next morning I had kale and collard greens with some oj, and remember those flash frozen peaches (Flash Freezing Peaches) I made in the summer?  I threw a few of those in with some cranberries and black berries.  Another great body boost full of goodness!

Tomorrow I will use the frozen cherries we picked (freezing fruit) as well as the orange juice ice cubes (OJ ice cubes).

Whatever you have works and you can sweeten it if need be with honey or agave.

Throughout the day drink a few glasses of water with lemon.

After 2 days I can already feel the tension leaving my body!!

Cheers (clink)