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Saturday, August 27, 2011

It's all Green

I always thought Tammie was pretty, I envied her, and her sister's hair, I mean really.... why can't I have hair like that!!

Anyway... Tammie has a really great blog, it's called Simple, Healthy, Tasty. She has some great recipes that are healthy. Her family has chosen not to eat meat or dairy. Now that doesn't mean that her meals are bland... oh no! She definitely has Main Dishes, and sides, but my heart lends itself to the sweet side. Her deserts are fabulous!! And I love that I don't have to feel guilty eating them.

One of the recipes that she has on her blog is the Green Smoothie. Here is a conversation that I had with Steve about it.

Me: I think I'm going to try making a green smoothie for the boys and I.
Steve: Why?
Me: Well... because... it has spinach in it, and you can put kale in it too, and it seems to be pretty healthy.
Steve: Huh... Ok, I don't think the kids will like it.
Me: You are probably right but then we'll know.
------The next morning----
Burrrrrrr {that's the sound of the blender}
James: Mom, what are you making?
Me: Just a shake
James: Can I have some?
Me: Sure.
James: Huh... this is pretty good, what's in it?
Me: Just drink it all and then I'll tell you.

Tommy and Tim had some too, and I spooned some for Benji since the drinking through a straw skill hasn't come yet and they all really like it. I had some left over so I put it in the freezer, because it separates, and when it does you can see all the spinach.... When I pulled it out it was the consistency of sorbet. So I put it into bowls and the boys got it like that too. Which then they thought they were getting a treat. Because I added the lemon to me it tasted like a berry lemonade. {I ran out of spinach really fast this week and am now doubling the amount of spinach I buy.... hopefully next year the ants won't eat our spinach!} If you are going to try eating Raw, this is a good way to start.

Here is another recipe that I tried. Veggie Bean Burgers, these were really good. I love a good burger, but you know the heavy I-ate-waaaaay-to-much feeling you get after one? These don't offer that. They are really colorful and smell so good when they are cooking. And for all of you tasters out there... You can actually taste these before they are cooked. I am all about easy to make meals and these took me about 15 minutes to put together.

I don't know yet if I'm ready to commit all the way to this lifestyle, we are taking it slow. We are now eating more vegetarian and when we do have meat we view it more of a side dish instead of the main part of the meal. I like knowing that Tammie's blog is there and that I can see all the great HEALTHY recipes.

To peek your interest even more Tammie is having a giveaway on her blog right now an ebook with her recipes that are at an easy to reach place. This on is Salads, Sandwiches, Sides & Soups. {go take a peek}

I think eating healthy is the easiest think to do to change your lifestyle, and it doesn't have to be bland and boring!  Thank you Tammie.


sinika said...

MMm- I want to try those veggie bean burgers... thanks for the heads up.

Tammie said...

I wish I had my Sister's hair too!!! ;) Glad your fam is enjoying my recipes! And so fun to hear your kids enjoyed the green smoothie! It's sooooo good for them!!! ;) Thanks for all your support Leah!!

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