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Roast Turkey Casserole

So I’m a fan of Carrie Brown on Facebook (because of the Smarter Science of Slim).

Well one particular day she posted that she had made this particular recipe.  I looked it up and was like, well this looks super easy, I will have to put this on the list to try out.

 

Well O M G!!!!!!!!!!!!! This recipe is just AH-MAZING.

Not only is it so super easy, it is so super yummy.  The kids loved it too.

Will definitely be making this one again.

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When you are are parent, you know what your kids like, and what you’re kids don’t like.  So you tend to make the same meals over and over again.  It can get a bit boring.

This year I have un-intentionally made a goal of trying new recipes.

It came about because well, I want to go more SANE ie Paleo way.  I see the benefits already by not eating so much rice and pasta and bread.  My son has also un-intentionally gone gluten free.  He doesn’t really care for bread, he’d rather have rice or corn thins.  He does eat bread every now and then.

So I’ve baked some things that I know that the kids will like but done a twist. For example, my kids like eggs, so I tried a cheese soufflé.  Big hit with my daughter. My son ate it but didn’t fall in love with it.

I’ve created a Pinterest Board where you can see the recipes that I’ve tried and tested here.

Other recipes that I haven’t found online, but in recipe books I will write up and post on my blog, just look up Tags of food or recipes.

The goal is to obviously have new recipes to add to the list of kid approved.  I’ve already written up my menu plan for the next 2 weeks.  I’m excited!

Cheesy Omlette

I have a new love of eggs.

In fact one of my goals for the year is to have a chicken coop, so I can have free range eggs at my finger tips.

Egg whites are high in protein, and when you are trying to increase your protein intake then egg whites make it a little bit easier.

So this recipe is so super easy, and really low in calories.

Ingrediants

1 whole egg
1 egg white
50g of low fat cottage cheese (I use the Bulla Brand)
25g of frozen peas (optional)

Method

  1. Whisk the eggs and the cottage cheese together in a bowl. 
  2. Coat a small (non stick) fry pan with cooking spray (i use canola).
  3. On medium heat (for me it’s in-between gas mark 3-4 even though I have an electric oven), poor mix into pan.
  4. Add peas if using.
  5. Flip or fold when top of mix becomes solid.
  6. Serve

Macro’s – 133 calories, 4g carbs, 6g fat, 15g protein
(based on no peas)

Sane/Paleo Lasagne

We all love Lasagne.  Well I know I do.  The only problem with lasagne is that it’s quite fattening.  It has a lot of carbs, and well not really great for the waist line.

So what if you could have it and know that what you are cooking is really great for you.

Well I came across this SANE / Paleo recipe from Carrie Brown over at Marmalade and Mileposts.  I found out about Carrie Brown from a podcast that I listen too called The Smarter Science of Slim.  Carrie is also a Chef.  So she turns everyday recipes into Saner / healthier alternatives. One of those recipes happens to have been good old Lasagne. You can find the recipe here.

 

I slightly modified the recipe to feed 4.  I also added puree carrot and I slow cooked the mince in the slow cooker for about 6 hours (totally worth it in my opinion). I didn’t use xanthan gum cause I couldn’t find it and being Christmas Eve, I doubt I would find it in my small country town grocery store.

Either way, wow.  Seriously so totally worth it.  I can’t wait to make this again! A really simple and fantastic recipe.