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18 | August | 2011 | Healthy Living
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Homemade Ketchup

1 6 oz. can of tomato paste

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)

5 Tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp oregano

1/4 tsp basil

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp molasses

1 Tbsp corn syrup

1 and 1/4 cup water

 

1. Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer for 45 minutes to an hour (till it reaches the consistency of ketchup)

Brown Rice Meatloaf

1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey)

1 cup cooked brown rice

1 egg

3/4 cup plain yogurt (or greek yogurt)

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped bell pepper

2 Tbsp. homemade ketchup

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. oregano

1 tsp. basil

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 cup homemade ketchup

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Mix all ingredients (except 1/2 cup ketchup) by hand

3. Put into loaf pan and top with remaining 1/2 cup ketchup.

4. Bake for 1 hour

New Day 2

Breakfast

French toast (using leftover bread from last 2-3 days)

Homemade syrup

Milk

Snack

granola bars

Lunch

leftover pasta

baby carrots

chocolate milk

Dinner

Brown rice meatloaf

mashed potatoes

steamed veggies

chocolate milk

New Day 1

Breakfast

Granola Bars

Apple juice

Lunch

banana and strawberry slices

peanut butter and honey sandwiches

mozzarella cheese sticks

water

Snack

baby carrots

herb dip

Dinner

The kids had their leftovers from last night and they actually ate 🙂

Dessert

Blue Bunny All natural vanilla Ice-cream with homemade chocolate syrup

Cranberry Almond Granola Bars

2 cups oats

1 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup dried cranberries (craisins)

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup what germ

1/4 cup flax seed meal

1/4 cup chopped almonds

1 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup honey

1 egg

3/4 cup applesauce

2 tsp. vanilla extract

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 inch pan

2. Mix oats, flour, cranberries, brown sugar, wheat germ, flax seed meal, almonds, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl

3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the honey, egg, applesauce, and vanilla

4. Mix well then spread into the prepared pan

5. Bake for 18-30 minutes (depending on how chewy you want them; less time means more chewy) and cut into bars while still warm.

 

 

Day 2

Breakfast

Oatmeal with homemade syrup and bananas

Orange juice

Snack

Dannon Plain Yogurt with peaches and sugar (Kroger canned peaches also had corn syrup)

Mozzerella Cheese stick

Grapes

Triscuits

Lunch

Peanut butter (Jiff all natural) and honey sandwiches

Organic nectarines

Milk

Snack

Homemade granola bars

Blue Bunny Natural Vanilla Ice-cream

Dinner (the kids didn’t actually eat any)

Whole wheat pasta with a creamy cheese sauce, chicken and broccoli

*Then we went to McDonalds to let the kids play and they had some of their Wild Berry Smoothie which is not all natural/ chemical free so tomorrow may be our new day one.

Whole Grain Buttermilk Pancakes

1 cup whole wheat flour (or any mix of whole grain flours)

1/4 cup all purpose flour

2 Tbsp toasted wheat germ

2 Tbsp flax seed meal

1 Tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1 beaten egg

1 1/4 cup buttermilk (or regular milk and about a Tbsp vinegar)

1 Tbsp applesauce

Mix together all the dry ingredients. Then combine all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and pour into the dry ingredients all at once . Stir till blended. For each pancake pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a lightly greased griddle cook till bubbly then flip and cook till golden brown.

Day 1

Breakfast

Whole Grain Buttermilk Pancakes

Homemade syrup

Milk

Snack

Dannon plain yogurt with strawberries, bananas, and sugar

Lunch

Grilled cheese sandwiches (homemade multigrain bread with Tillamook white cheddar cheese)

Grape juice

Snack

Mozzarella Cheese stick

Kirkland Organic tortilla chips

Dinner (which they didn’t eat )

Pot Roast- Beef Roast, red potatoes, baby carrots, onions, celery, garlic salt, and pepper

milk