Friday, September 7, 2012

Foodie Friday

(I can't believe I'm actually posting this on a Friday)

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!

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