My salad spinner has to be one of my favorite additions to my kitchen :-) Keeps the lettuce nice and crisp for building healthy salads.
One of my favorite easy, healthy salads I like to have for lunch is lettuce with tomatoes, goat cheese, pine nuts and yummy red wine vinegar...
I've also been searching for healthy snacks with protein and I came across this recipe on Pinterest for roasted chick peas. Delicious! For the ingredients you will need:
1 can garbanzo beans 14 oz. rinsed and drained
2 tbps olive oil
1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Rinse, drain and air dry chickpeas
Line cookie tray with parchment paper and place chickpeas on tray. Bake for 30 mins. stirring once at 15 min. mark.
Pour chickpeas into a mixing bowl, mix with olive oil, brown sugar, salt & cinnamon
Enjoy! delicious :-)
I've also been enjoying lots of healthy stir fry with a little olive oil and shrimp is one of our favorites.
I just buy frozen bags of precooked shrimp, defrost, remove tails and toss into stir fry to heat!
We have actually added this to our Thursday dinner plan because it is quick and easy after dance class for Kathleen.
I did make a dessert for friends last weekend, one was a delicious yogurt/strawberry cake. Also from Pinterest, turned out so yummy!
But this is the only photo I remembered to take! LOL
I also made these smores in a crescent roll.
They were o.k. but next time I think I will add more chocolate, marshmallows and Graham cracker crumbs because the crescent roll overpowered the sweetness.
My girl's have been great helpers, they were before but they have really been helping me out. Before having friends over this past weekend they helped me clean. Kathleen did the bathrooms...
And Hayley did the vacuuming. They also brought up the play kitchen from downstairs for Carly to play with. Hard to believe she will be 2 years old in May!
Jerry bought me more beautiful roses....
He was spending some time in the yard getting mowing and mulching done.
We are getting more signs of Spring, trees blooming more now... so pretty. :-)
Our birds are returning to the birdhouses around our yard to make their nests....
And from all the rain the other day our mini "stream" has come back. All the kids love playing in it.
On Sunday our friends asked us over to the place where they camp and we had a really nice relaxing day. Just what we needed.
A peaceful lake.....
Their golf cart got new life as "Herbie" :-)
The girls had a blast riding around on it!
We fell in love with their little dogs and Jerry had fun spoiling them with food!
Kathleen was happy carrying them around!
So this week has been off to a busy, crazy start. I have Kathleen home today with bronchitis and Jerry goes in for surgery on his knee tomorrow. So I must admit not much resting for me, lol. ;-) It's all good because I'm happiest taking care of the ones I love!