Every year I am completely paranoid at about this time. Germs. They are everywhere. With a couple weeks of school under our belts, the students start dropping like flies as the inaugural virus works its way through every family on campus. The kids go first…and then the adults. I ALWAYS drink my orange juice and take my vitamins, but what else can be done? I’ll tell you what – drink one of these vitamin-packed smoothies!
Archives for September 2013
With temperatures finally starting to cool off a little, it is actually pleasant to grill again! I love grilling. I love this weather. I love watching my dog spastically run around the backyard just because John and I stepped out onto the porch. (Yes. She does that all.the.time.)
Grilling always just seems to put the happy in my stride, even after the most crazy of middle school days! The family is together, friends might come over, the sun is shining, and I’m delighted. You’ll be delighted, too, after you taste this steak! Not only is it absolutely delicious, but it is super speedy and easy to boot.
FOOTBALL FEVER! The season is starting and so are the tailgates! I love a good tailgate just as much as the next person, but I’ve always been hard pressed to find healthy recipes to go with all that fun. This 8-layer dip is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Why 8 layers? Well, because that’s my favorite number, of course! Feel free to add, subtract, or substitute layers based on your crowd’s (or just your) specific tastes, but keep in mind that will change the nutrition facts! Whatever you do, though, definitely use the 0% fat Greek yogurt. It is packed with protein and has none of the fat of sour cream. What a great substitution! I did a blind taste test on some friends and they had NO IDEA they were eating Greek yogurt!
A new school year, a new adventure! With so many people preparing for the year (including myself, as I am a middle school Spanish teacher!), healthy food for the family sometimes falls to the wayside, even though we all operate better with some food in our bellies!