Wednesday, May 27, 2015

3 meals: 5/27/15

Strawberry Granola Frozen Yogurt Bites:
Adapted from:

Put 1/2 c oats, 1/4 c corn flakes, and 1 tsp coconut sugar in the blender and pulverize.  Mix with 2 T melted butter until resembles a graham cracker crust.  Press into the bottom of muffin or mini muffin tins. Mix 8 oz yogurt with 1/4 c strawberry chia jam (see 3 meals: 5/26/15 for jam link) and top the crust with yogurt.  Cut a strawberry in half or quarters and place on top of yogurt.  Freeze until solid. Set out for 15-30 minutes before serving to allow it to soften to your desired consistency.  (I got 24 mini muffin size ones.  I pulled out the muffin liners and put them in a ziplock so I could take my muffin tin out of the freezer.)
  Baked Ziti and Summer Veggies:
Adapted from

12 oz uncooked pasta (I used rotini veggie pasta because it's easy to pick up)
1 T coconut oil
2 yellow squashes, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1/3 of an onion, chopped
2 cups of chopped tomato
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 c shredded cheese, plus more for sprinkling on top
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 eggs, beaten

1.  Cook the past according to the package directions, omitting the salt, and drain.
2.  Preheat oven to 400 F.
3.  Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add coconut oil.  Once melted, add squash, zucchini, and onion and sautee until soft (around 5 minutes).  Then add tomato and garlic and sautee another 3 minutes.
4.  Mix veggies with cooked pasta, basil, oregano, and 1/2 c shredded cheese.
5.  Mix beaten eggs with ricotta.  Stir into pasta mixture.
6.  Pour into a 9x13 dish.  Top with shredded cheese, and bake for 15 minutes, or until bubbly.
(I used mozzarella in the dish, cheddar and parmesan on top.  It's what I had.  :) )

Skinny Sloppy Joes:

Don't use Sweet Baby Ray's as she suggests if baby is under 1.  It contains honey.  Look for a BBQ sauce without honey.  I didn't put it on bread.