I saw this recipe on Pinterest and was definitely interested in trying it out. It came from my new favorite website, Eat Yourself Skinny - Skinny Funfetti Dip. Is it as healthy as eating fruit? Definitely not. But it is perfect for when you have that sugary junk food craving. You mix a box of Funfetti cake mix, light Cool Whip, and fat-free plain yogurt, then serve with animal crackers. So good! I think next time I will try it with vanilla yogurt. As you can see by the picture, we took this for snacking during the Auburn game.
Labor Day weekend, Cameron caught a good size redfish so he wanted to try "redfish on the half-shell." Basically, you cook the two sides of the fish in the skin. He added some butter, garlic, lemon, and Tony's seasoning. So good! I made this recipe for Parmesan & Basil Orzo. Simple & yummy = a keeper! Sadly, I was so excited to eat that I forgot to take a picture of either!
Another recipe without a picture - I had a couple bananas turning brown so I decided to try a lighter version of banana nut bread - Banana Oatmeal Muffins that I found on Pinterest. Pretty good and much better for the diet. They don't quite have the bread consistency - I felt like I was eating baked oatmeal - but still good!
For our meatless night, I tried out another quinoa recipe from Skinny Ms. This one was Mexican style with black beans. I ate mine plain while Cameron wrapped his in a tortilla. Not pretty, but good.
Last night, we tried out another Pinterest recipe from here - Shrimp with Avocado & Mango Salad. You layer fresh spinach, plain couscous, and some shrimp with olive oil, salt, & cilantro in a foil pack, then throw it on the grill. After about 10 minutes you pull them off and add a salsa made of avocado, mango, onion, tomato, & jalapeno. Definitely a good concept but needs an adjustment - the couscous was way too bland for us. We will definitely try a version of this again. Easy dish with minimal dirty dishes!