Family Food Fix Day 3

We tried the beef with broccoli recipe (with stir fry veggies instead of just broccoli) and it was a hit! We had gymnastics, so I asked hubby and the 8 year old to make dinner. Hubby found the easy simple and quick and we all want to make it again.

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Family Food Fix Day 2

Day 2 was GREAT! The girls are excited about combining containers and we got together to make our shopping list and pick recipes to make. We are making a mess in the kitchen at all times but it’s totally fine!

YAY for them picking foods to eat and recipes to try!

We do tend to have a ton of containers on the counters at all times though!

Test group day 4

Had to post this morning since when I usually blog we were at hubby’s championships. They made it to the semifinals when they didn’t expect to get past game 2. It was a good but late night.

I almost kept the girls home and cooked and blogged but I want to go support hubby. It was a good choice because I got to see all his goals! (Normally he plays defense on his other teams. It’s was fun to see him shoot at the goal instead of protecting it!)

So this morning I’m food prepping amaranth as a healthy carb for my meal plan.

AMARANTH

While not technically a grain (it’s a seed), gluten-free amaranth has a nutritional profile similar to grain. Originally from Peru, its cultivation spread through Central and South America and played a crucial role in Aztec rituals and their diet. Amaranth contains more protein than most grains, is considered a complete protein, has three times as much calcium as other grains, is rich in iron and magnesium, and is the only grain that contains vitamin C. It has been shown to lower blood cholesterol in patients with coronary disease and hypertension.

(Source: https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/7-best-grains)

I get mine in bulk from The Head Nut at Reading Terminal Market

  • Dry Amaranth
  • Water or broth
  1. I always put my instant pot on Sauté mode while I’m grabbing things. It gives the Pot a chance to heat up before I dump stuff in.
  2. Add 3-4c water or broth. I usually add 4c of water because I like it less sticky and add it to other protein/veggie combos or eat it with cinnamon. Water lets me choose savory or sweet. You could use broth if you want a flavored rice-like option.
  3. Add 1c of dry amaranth and stir to make sure the seeds are mixed with the liquid. They will float.
  4. Close the cover and make sure the vent is in the sealed position
  5. Hit cancel to turn off Sauté
  6. I use multigrain for 25 min.
  7. You can quick release if in a hurry or natural release if not. I’ve done it both ways and haven’t had any issues.

Enjoy and let me know how you add it to your meals!

Country Heat Recap Day 7

Today was rest and cook day. Yesterday was exhausting and I’m glad today is a rest day. We walked around in Center City to get food for the week and enjoy the weather (and catch Pokemon!)

The girls got some chinese bakery treats

I love cooking big batches on Sunday so I can warm and eat all week. Busted out the Instant Pot and got it done. 

Guy Fieri’s Salsa Verde Taco Chicken
Nom Nom Paleo’s Thai Beef Curry
Organic Brown Basmati Rice

Down 5! Lbs after 7 days!

Egg Veggie Bake

  
6c of veggies (anything you have in the fridge. This one is half a bag of frozen pepper and onion mix, mushrooms and power greens- kale, spinach and chard)

1 dozen organic eggs

Spices to taste (I used a mesquite mix from Costco last time, this time I’m using a Jamaican jerk mix we picked up in Jamaica last month on the cruise)

Preheat oven to 375•

Chop up veggies as much as desired. 

Add to Pyrex 13×9 pan

Crack a dozen eggs and add desired seasoning. Whisk to combine. 

Pour eggs over veggies and stir a bit so veggies and eggs combine. 

Bake for 30-45 min depending on your oven, until the egg is set. 

Cut into servings and put in snapware. 

Makes 6 servings. 

21 day fix Portionology containers: 1💚1❤️