Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ice Cream for Breakfast and a $15 Dinner

If you know me or Ryan at all you know our love for all things food!  Ryan has a degree in Culinary Arts and mine is in Nutrition.  In our early days we would battle it out over yummy verses healthy.  But over time we've merged our culinary style into something we both enjoy for our health and our taste buds! You might say we began as two and have become one:).  We hope to share some of our love of food that you can apply in your own kitchen as you follow our family.

Ice cream for can that be healthy??  I use my juicer to make homemade sorbet for a sweet treat for the girls.  I am as happy to feed it to them as they are to eat it (and the cost is mere pennies)!

2 cups frozen organic strawberries
2 frozen organic bananas
1 tsp Agave Nectar

Feed through your juicer on the homogenize setting and Ta Da!  Sorbet!  A healthy treat for any time of day!

A $15 Dinner.......for eight people!
So, I said we love to eat well and healthy, but with our big family we also have to eat on a budget.  This is a recipe for a Very Quick, Very Inexpensive Dinner I made last week.  Most of these ingredients you probably already have in your fridge and pantry.

1 & 1/2 dozen eggs                                                          $3
1-2 cups organic shredded cheese (any kind is fine)        $2.99
2 pkgs organic breakfast sausage                                     $3.69
1/2 cup diced zucchini  (any veggie you have on hand)  $0 - this was leftover from earlier in the week  
splash of milk

Precook and chop sausage if it's not already.  Whisk all together and pour into a casserole pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30-40 min.  The top will be golden brown.  Cut into squares and serve.       

I served this meal with a bowl of fresh grapes ($4.00) and Organic Vanilla Yogurt with Granola for Topping ($1.62 + granola).    

That's a grand total of $15.30!! 



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