Monday, March 26, 2012

Menu Plam Monday (3/26)... and a question... How is your energy level??

It's been a busy few weeks! I'm going to attempt to get back to posting my menus! So, here is what we're eating this week... (keep reading at the bottom I have something important to share!!)

Cereal (x3) & fruit
French Toast (x2) & fruit
Cinnamon Toast (x2)  & fruit

PB&J, Carrots/Fruit {boys}
Cheese Quesadillas, Ants on a Log {boys}
Salads, leftovers, tuna sandwich, fruit {mom}

Fruit- canteloupe, grapes, strawberries, bananas, apples
Veggies- Carrots and Celery
String Cheese

Cracker Barrel (ate there last night after church)
Fish Fry @ Mom and Dad's
Grilled Cheese Chips & Salsa, Carrot Sticks
Sausage Pasta Toss, Salad (x2)
Baked Lemon Chicken, Summer Pasta Salad
Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Orange Slices

So, how is your energy level?? A favorite blogger of mine Arabah Joy is having a week long energy challenge that goes along with her ebook Energy Explosion. I am sooo enjoying reading it along with other ladies. We're all conversing about it on the Energy Explosion facebook page. If you're like me and you need an 'energy makeover' please check out her ebook! It's full of practicle tips for your body and soul! And might I just add that Arabah has a wonderful way of explaining things and she is so encouraging. Her blog is one that I check daily. She just has a beautiful way of explaining scripture and helping the average gal get it! I highly recommend reading anything of hers! So click the links above and check her out! She's just fabulous! :)

pssstt.... the eBook is only $2.99! Go get your energy back!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Strawberry Mango Smoothie

(Imagine a cute picture of my boys enjoying their smoothie outside. We got a new computer and well, I can't figure out how to get my pictures on it! I've contacted Canon and they say my camera isn't compatible. They did give me steps to get them downloaded but I've tried it and it doesn't work! Frustrating!)

My boys are very picky when it comes to smoothies. They do not like a strong banana or yogurt flavor in them. That is super weird since they like bananas and yogurt by themselves. Most smoothies call for bananas and yogurt so all recipes I've tried haven't gone over well! So, I set out to find some that didn't and this is one that I've altered from another I found online. The boys both loved it! It still has yogurt but not enough for them to turn their nose up!

Strawberry Mango Smoothie (serves 2)

1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup milk
1 TBS honey

Add all ingredients into blender and blend well. Since there is so much frozen fruit it took a while to get it going! If you were going to use fresh fruit you would need to add some ice and maybe less milk. This is a great way to get good fats into your kids by using whole milk and full fat yogurt! My yogurt was low fat (boo) but it was the only organic I could find at the store. I'm sure I will be using this recipe with different fruit combinations and maybe even trying to add some spinach to it.