Hawaiian Sliders

I love Hawaiian burgers. If you don’t know what it is, basically it’s a burger with pineapple.Hawaiian Sliders If you’ve never tried it you’re missing out! I also had a someone ask me what to use instead of honey. I used agave nectar for this recipe, and it worked great. You can definitely use honey just remember no honey before one years of age.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 3 tbs agave or honey
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup tamari or low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 grated or finely chopped carrot
  • Pepper to taste

Other:

  • Pineapple
  • Swiss cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Hawaiian rolls

1. Combine all of the above and mix well

2. Pan fry in a little oil

3. Assemble burger and enjoy!

Homemade Banana Walnut Ice Cream

Perfect healthier option to curb your sweet cravings! Banana Walnut Ice Cream This has no refined sugar and no preservatives.

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • honey (no honey before one, banana is sweet already, so this is just extra)

1. Blend all ingredients except honey, unless you want it

2. Freeze for about an hour to an hour and half. Any longer and it will be too frozen. You an let it defrost a bit.

Just remember it won’t have the same consistency as store-bought ice cream, but it’s pretty close. You can also top it off with more walnuts and honey!


Banana wAlnut ice cream yellow

Banana Topping

Ingredients:

  • One banana (cut)
  • Honey
  • 2 tbs butter

1. Cook in butter until brown. Then add honey.

2. Serve on top of ice cream

Breakfast Toast Cups

These are fast and easy! It’s also a great on the go option. Egg Toast CupsI’ve used my Tuna Salad Filling instead of eggs before. The video below shows two options, one with a sunny side up egg and another with scrambled eggs. I still prefer to give my toddler fully cooked eggs, so I gave him the scrambled.

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of fresh bread
  • 4 eggs
  • Seasoning of choice, we used 21 Seasoning Salute from Trader Joes
  • Chopped spinach (optional)
  • Shredded Cheese

1. Preheat oven at 350F

2. Use a bowl to mold out a circle shape. I use a pizza cutter to make it easier to shape. (See video). Remove ends.

2. Carefully place bread circles into a muffin pan

3. Add either a raw egg, or a cooked scrambled egg. I topped the scrambled egg with shredded cheese.

4. Sunny-Side Up Eggs – bake at 350f for about 10-12 minutes (depending on how cooked you like your egg). Scramble eggs take only about 5 minutes, just enough for cheese to melt and for bread to become slightly toasted.

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Creamy Mushroom Chicken

I needed to make something that would cook fast because it was getting close to dinner time. Cream of Mushroom ChickenMy husband suggested just throwing in cream of mushroom chicken in a slow cooker with some chicken.  The last time I made it was flavorless. So I decided to change it up. I’ve had lots of luck with adding cheese and heavy cream to baked food lately, so I added it to it!

I’m so glad I didn’t cook it in the slow cooker. It came out perfect in the oven. Juicy, tasty and moist! It only took about an hour to cook and five minutes of prep time. By the way I used chicken thighs since I didn’t have breast, but I’m sure it will be great too.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken thighs, breast will work too
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt (to taste, but I think this depends on your soup and how salty it already is)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom condensed soup
  • 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, add more if you feel the soup is too condensed
  • 1/2 cup of fresh mushrooms
  • Parsley for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 365f

2. Combine garlic, salt, and shredded cheese in a bowl

3. Add chicken into a baking dish.

4. Top chicken with garlic mixture (#1)

5 In another bowl mix cream of mushroom and heavy cream, pour evenly over the chicken making sure each piece is covered with cream.

6. Bake at 365f until 165f, I always use a leave in thermometer to prevent overcooking, took about an hour though.

Veggie Muffin “Cupcake”

This is a new twist to an old favorite recipe. It’s actually one of my most popular ones! Veggie Muffin Greek Yogurt FrostingI decided to add a few variations and I also topped it off with a slightly healthier frosting/spread.  You can make it a “no refined sugar” recipe   by omitting the sugar and/or frosting. It tastes great either way.

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 large grated yellow squash (I’ve used 1 carrot as well)
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs sugar (optional)
  • 2.5 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups of all-purpose flour

1. Blend wet ingredients until mixed well.

2. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl

3. Combine wet ingredients with dry  ingredients

4. Grease muffin baking pan

5. Pour into baking pan (leave some room for rising),

6. Bake at 350 for about 16-17 minutes, check at 15 minutes with a toothpick. If it comes out clean it’s done.

Greek Yogurt Spread 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 2.5 tbs greek yogurt
  • 1 tbs powdered sugar

1. Beat together cream cheese and greek yogurt until smooth. Sift in powder sugar. Add more sugar if you like it sweeter.

Baby Eating Video – Proof is in the pudding right?

Cauliflower Mozzarella Sticks

It’s so good, I’ll make it short and sweet and get to the point. Cheesy Cauliflower Tots

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of raw cauliflower
  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 21 Seasoning Salute to taste (if you don’t have this you can put some garlic or onion powder instead to taste)
  • 2 string cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2tbs olive oil for frying

1. Steam cauliflower

2. Blend cauliflower, egg, breadcrumbs, and seasoning – until pasty.

3. Cut string cheeses into 1/2 inch pieces, I’ve tried longer pieces, but they tend to fall apart.

4. Use an ice cream scoop and place on your hand

5. Add string cheese in the middle and cover it with the mixture (see video)

6. Add olive oil to pan and cook until brown

The Patterned Sandwiches

Every time I’ve made a cucumber and cream cheese sandwich,  the cucumber would always fall off. The Patterned SandwichesSo I came up with these little sandwiches. They just so happen to be beautiful.
At least in my humble opinion anyway. If you know me personally, I love creating party decor and food. I’ll definitely make these the next time I throw a shower or a birthday party. It’s easy, affordable, and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • Cream cheese
  • Cucumber
  • White bread
  • Strawberries

1. Use a peeler to cut very thin slices of cucumber and strawberries. You can also use a knife of course.

2. Heat cream cheese in the microwave for 15 seconds (just to soften it up). You can also just use spreadable cream cheese.

3. Spread cream cheese on bread

4. Layer cucumber, with some parts overlapping. Cut off  bread ends.

5. Repeat same steps above for strawberries

 

Bell Pepper Poppers

I really love jalapeño poppers, but I know my toddler always wants whatever I’m eating. Baked Bell Pepper PopersSo I compromised and made these. By the way the video shows one block of cheese in each wonton wrapper It definitely needs a lot more, you can also use cream cheese.

This is more suited for adults and babies with teeth. It gets crispy and a bit chewy. You can also make it into an egg roll shape for easier grasping and eating.

Ingredients:

  • Wonton wrappers
  • Green bell pepper
  • String cheese or cream cheese
  • 1 Egg white or water

1. Chop bell pepper and string cheese

2. Add bell pepper and string cheese in the center. Add a good amount of cheese. Dab egg / water (egg works better) on each corner. Pinch one corner with the opposite corner (watch video). Then do the same for the other corner.

3. Spray olive oil on baking sheet and bake at 400 f for 10-12 min,  or better yet fry it!

 

Stir-Fry Carrot Noodles

I created this dish by accident. Carrot NoodlesI wasn’t trying to make carrot noodles. I had a limited amount of time and frankly, I needed the carrots to cook fast.I knew if I cut it up in circles or spears they would take a long time to cook.

And so… voila.. Carrot Noodles.

The amount and type of veggies is totally up to you. I listed what we used.

Ingredients:

  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Chicken (we used leftover rotisserie chicken for fast cooking)
  • Asparagus
  • Green onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Trader Joes Soyaki Sauce
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tbs chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup water

If you want to make your own homemade teriyaki sauce, here’s my recipe: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

1. Heat oil in pan

2. Add garlic

3. Add veggies that take longer to cook first. (mushrooms, carrots, asparagus, broccoli, etc. )

4. Add water and cover cook on low-medium heat

5. Add sauce of choice

We served it over rice. You can also eat it plain if you’re trying to reduce your carbohydrate intake.

Breakfast Bites To-Go

I’ve felt under the weather for a few days and of course it’s also a busy time for me at work. I had to think of something quick that was delicious and nutritious.
Breakfast Cups 1We love our eggs, sweet potato hash, and cheese for breakfast. I basically layered it all together,  stuffed it into a muffin pan and baked it! Voila, you have your grab and go breakfast. We only made four breakfast bites, but obviously you can make more!

Ingredients:

  • Four large eggs
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 21 Seasonings Salute (Trader Joes, or any seasonings you want)
  • 2 Strips of Turkey bacon (cooked in a skillet for a few, but still flexible)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, or Italian blend

1. Preheat oven 350f

2. Peel and cut up sweet potato into match sticks or skinny fries

3. Grease muffin pan with olive oil spray

4.  Add sweet potato on muffin pan then add a little more olive oil spray

5. Add cheese on top of the sweet potato and make a little hole in the middle for the egg

6. Crack a whole egg into one muffin circle (check video for visual)

7. Add cooked turkey bacon on top and seasonings

8. Bake at 350F for about 20-25 minutes, check it at about 20 min

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