- 2 ½ pounds of ground bison, all natural
- 2 avocados
- 4 Roma tomatoes
- Shredded organic goat cheese or Mexican blend cheese
- Optional: organic shredded lettuce (my husband likes to put it in the bottom of his bowl).
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Chili powder, for a little more spice.
- Saute bison in pan with seasonings to taste, until done.
- While the bison is cooking, dice tomatoes and avocados.
- Combine the bison, tomatoes, avocado and cheese.
- Serve in individual bowls.
- 4 cups quinoa
- 3 cups broccoli, chopped
- 2 cups sweet peppers, chopped
- ¾ cup chopped onion
- ¾ cup organic corn or mushrooms
- 5 chopped garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
- Water to cover plus 2 cups more
- Optional: goat cheese to top
- Add everything together in a large mixing bowl and combine.
- You can add salt and pepper to taste or other seasonings if you like.
- Toss it in the crock pot.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
We all live busy lives! My daughters’ soccer practice takes up 4 nights a week.
Sometimes it doesn’t seem like there is any choice but to rush through dinner.
Then, I hear the singing and the giggles that often come with dinner time in our house and I am reminded how important family dinner time is.
- You’ll have happier kids
Studies have shown that kids who eat with their families frequently are less likely to get depressed, develop an eating disorder, or engage in premature sex. Dinner time is the perfect time to talk to your kids about what is happening in their lives and connect in a way you can’t when you are on the run.
- It’s better for your waistline
Portion sizes in restaurants are larger than what you need to be full. In fact, The average restaurant meal has as much as 60% more calories than a homemade meal.
- You’ll build healthy habits
A 2000 survey found that the 9- to 14-year-olds who ate dinner with their families most frequently ate more fruits and vegetables and less soda and fried foods.
I’m a big believer in meal planning to help make it easier during the week. I’ve even convinced my hubby to help!
The other day I was at home working so I thought I would throw a pot of soup on the stove. It smelled so good in the house! An hour later I was ready for it to be dinner time.
Soup is one of the easiest ways to add veggies to your diet. It’s also a great way to use up ingredients in your pantry. A can of beans, a little broth, some frozen veggies is all you need to get started. Even better, it’s affordable.
The best soups for your waistline are broth based not cream based. It’s also a good idea to limit the salt.
Because soup usually makes a lot, it’s actually a great meal for sharing with friends. Tasty Tomato Soup, Coconut Cream of Broccoli, Classic 3-Bean Chili and Butternut Squash soup, here are four great soup recipes and a few ways to turn a cozy night at home into a party with friends.
- Zest of large orange
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- 3 ¼ cup fresh cranberries
- ½ cup raw honey
- In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients and heat over low heat until well combined.