List of Healthy Meals

During the summer, I  find myself eating potato chips for breakfast and melted cheese for lunch. That really has happened. It gets pretty bad. Most of my problem is I usually feel like I’m stuck in a rut that’s impossible to get out of.  Every single day is just another can of soup. So, I turned to my handy Pinterest and found many delicious meals to make at home that are also healthy for you. I haven’t tried any of these, so if they don’t turn out, sorry?  Each of the names (with a few exceptions) are hyperlinks back to the recipe.

 

Breakfast

  • Smoothies

o   Berry-banana smoothie

o   Berry-green smoothie

o   Strawberry-peach smoothie

o   Tropical Lassi

o   Basic smoothie recipe

o   Pink smoothie

o   Breakfast smoothie

o   Peanut Butter and Banana

o   Green

  • Eggs

o   Egg muffin

o   Egg and avocado tostado

o   Egg in pepper rings

o   Egg white omelet in a mug

o   Different version of egg muffin

o   Egg and avocado on toast

o   Mexican egg scramble

o   Taco egg muffins

o   Egg white Pizza

  • Make-ahead

o   Egg breakfast sandwiches

o   Sweet pepper quiche

o   Slow cooker breakfast meatloaf

o   Frittata (make mini with cheese crust)

o   Natural Protein Shake

o   Pizzatatta (make in muffin tin)

o   Coconut Baked Oatmeal

o   Breakfast Casserole

o   Turkey-Pepper Brunch Strata

o   Banana Fosters Topped French Toast

o   Homemade Granola

o   Spring veggie, Cheese and Potato Frittata

  • Other

o   Roasted breakfast pears

o   Breakfast Burrito

o   Toast

o   Yogurt and granola

 

Lunch

  • Sandwiches/Burgers

o   Sweet Potato and Chickpea Burgers

o   Black Bean Burger

o   Open-faced Tuna w/ Avocado

o   Egg, Tomato and Scallion Sandwich

o   Greek Salad Sandwich

o   Avocado Egg Salad

o   Creamy Avocado Salad

  • Salad

o   Spicy black bean and guacamole

o   Warm Spinach Salad

o   Roasted Vegetable Salad

o   Taco Salad

o   Roasted Mushroom Salad

  • Soup

o    Lentil and Chicken Soup

o   Creamy Tomato Soup

o   Broccoli and Cheese Soup

o   Egg Flower Soup

o   Butternut Soup

o    Pea and Pesto Soup

o    Mushroom Soup

o   Roast Chicken Soup

o   Chickpea Kettle Soup

o   Broccoli Soup

o   Roasted Corn and Potato Soup

  • Other

o   Mini veggie pizzas

o   White Pizza

o   Pizza Rolls

o   Cauliflower Pizza (many)

o   Skillet Mexican Zucchini

o   Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • Lists

o   SkinnyGirl

o   5 ingredient Meals

o   Daniel’s Fast Meals

Magic Potions

On Friday, I babysat for some people in my ward. They are pretty cool people, and their children are adorable. Their children are also very smart, so it’s hard to keep them entertained. It is always my goal to bring something new or fun for them to try. Honestly, it goes back to reading the Babysitter’s Club books. They had kits that they brought with them on each babysitting job, and I’ve always thought that it was a good idea.

 

The activity I brought last time was magic potions. I did this last summer after I saw it on Pinterest. The link is here: http://extremecouponprofessors.net/2013/05/milk-and-food-coloring-experiment/.  Basically, you put milk in a dish then food coloring drops on top. Then I drop some dish soap on top and watch the colors swirl. Honestly, the instructions call for half and half, and a q-tip dipped in the soap, but even when I did it by myself last summer I did it my way and it works just fine.

 

Just seeing the colors move is pretty mesmerizing, but the three girls I was doing it with love to play make believe games, so I called them magic potions because they look pretty magical. We did one together, and then I let each of them do their own. Once they had mixed to their heart’s desire, they named the potion and decided what it would do.

The first one was the Leafy Me potion, and it allowed the drinker to control plants. But, you also felt the plant’s pain if you drank it. (This girl is so creative and smart. She’s a ton of fun)

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The second one was Rainbow Change, and it turned you into different animals, but all the animals are rainbow colored.

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Image  The third girl is pretty young, so we helped her. I was pretty sure she was going to stain her clothes, but she was fine. Hers was called Rainbow Moods and the drinker changed color based on how they were feeling.

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Mine was Dragon Up, and it turned you into a dragon.

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After we made all the “potions” we ran around the house trying them out. (they didn’t actually drink the dish soapy-milk). It was epic fantasy tale involving villains, revenge and ancient powers passed down through a magical bloodline. Coming soon to theaters near you. It was truly a story for the ages

This was a really fun activity, and I think it’s pretty different from the normal summer things. I will probably do this again when babysitting other people.

Hugs and Kisses,

Aspen