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100 Days of Real Food

Day 6 of 100 Days of Real Food

Today  was a okay we started our day with michad. Which are home-style hash browns fried in bacon grease with onions and garlic. When the potatoes are finished, push them all to the side crack open five eggs and place in empty pocket. Next, wait until they are starting to cook and mix thoroughly within in the potatoes. Once the eggs appear to be cooked through turn heat off dump 1 cup of Colby jack shredded cheese on top and mix. We also cooked a pound of bacon. My family likes bacon.

 

For dinner we had chicken fried rice and terrikki chicken.

I cubed two chicken breasts coated in a whisked egg and dumped four mixed with garlic powder, red pepper, and seasoned salt. I let that sit for 10 minutes. I fried them with Italian dressing tell both sides were white when cut open. I paced the done chicken on a serving plate.

I then added another tablespoon of Italian dressing and fried half of cup each of white and red onion and two tablespoons garlic. When the onions became translucent, I dumped those on top the chicken.

Next, I added to tablespoons honey, ½-cup pineapple juice, cornstarch water mixture, garlic powder, white pepper, ground mustard, and soy sauce. Once the sauce started to thicken dumped the onions and chicken and the canned pineapple chunks all back into the pan. Till everything was warm and gooey.

I loved it. SO didn’t even try eating a bite, the oldest boy ate three pieces of chicken and the baby ate none.

Day 5 of 100 Days of Real Food

I made the banana whole-wheat pancakes following the 100 days of real food recipe. Here. I added more vanilla and cinnamon and made my hot pineapple sauce and they tasted great. My oldest had two the baby had about 10 he kept eating them I thought he was going to be sic, SO had none he doesn’t like pineapple or bananas.

For dinner we were on a date so a greasy hamburger a salad with vinaigrette, and fries.. Naughty but yummy.

Day 4 of 100 Days of Real Food

I started with granola cereal with blueberries and strawberries.

Dinner was basil penne hamburger helper, I like to beef it up with a packet of pesto seasoning a can of diced tomatoes and more penne noodles.

Day 3 of 100 Days of Real Food

Today was a work in progress I had my granola and added milk and frozen strawberries and blueberries for breakfast.. Note to self next batch of granola I will not add seeds if I am planning to use it as a cereal. It tasted off whenever I would bite a piece of sunflower seed.

For dinner i found this wonderful pin.

Crispy Chicken Tortilla Rollups & Spicy Avocado Crema – Link

I switched up the ingredients a bit with what we had on hand.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400.

Make the chicken filling by combining the following ingredients in a bowl:
12 ounces shredded cooked chicken
1 cup jack cheese
1/2 cup corn kernels
1-2 sliced green onions
¼ cup red and white onions
2 grated or minced garlic cloves
1/3 cup salsa
1 tsp. chili powder
the juice of  half a lime
1 tsp. salt
½ cup vanilla yogurt. (I did not have plain or sour cream. We made due).

Step 2:
Heat 1/3 cup canola oil and two grated garlic cloves in a small saucepan over med heat. When the oil is hot, turn off the heat and let the garlic infuse into the oil for 5-10 minutes. Assemble the tortillas by adding about 2 tbs. of the filling along the lower third of 8-10 flour tortillas — feel free to sprinkle with a bit more cheese on top if you like it extra cheesy! Roll up and place seam-side-down on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

Step 3:
Brush the tortilla roll-ups with the garlic oil and sprinkle with salt, dried cilantro, and chipotle Chile powder. Bake for 8-10 minutes, flipping over halfway through cooking so both sides are able to brown and crisp.

These were amazing. The kids had chicken quesadillas since the corn and onions scared them away. My significant other had hash browns, eggs and cheese.. One day at a time. lol

Day 2 of 100 Days of Real Food

Was an utter disaster. To start with, my significant other played hooky from work and came over at 11 AM. He is not a fan of real food, fruits or vegetables mainly anything that does not come out of a box he hates. So, for lunch we had Mc Donald’s fries, for dinner I had salad and made Creamy Garlic Chicken Helper. The baby did not want any chicken helper and refused to eat it. He had granola for dinner. Do not get me wrong I love creamy garlic chicken helper but I can tell by the nutritional information on the back it is not healthy for any of us.

Day 1 of 100 Days of Real Food

Today was a very productive one for our family. I decide that during this waxing moon phase my family and I would start our new journey, one hundred days of eating real food. I found a wonderful website entitle so.

Http://www.100daysofrealfood.com

First off, I can admit we have grown accustomed to eating fast food or going to restaurants multiple times a week. There is just the sheer convenience factor and my kids will eat Mc Donald’s chicken nuggets without a fight. I can also freely admit I have created two little monsters when it comes to eating food. When I was growing up the saying, you will eat what is on your plate and enjoy it no questions asked. This meant I sat at the table after everyone else, and would try to gag down spinach, or try to cram as much into my mouth and run to the bathroom and spit it out. I did not want to treat my kids like this. Therefore, when my oldest that would eat everything started making his own choices around two years old. I went with the flow; he didn’t like ketchup okay no ketchup. Flash forward four years later and I have a six year old that has the strangest tastes and refuses to eat almost anything standard. It is frustrating and downright embarrassing in public. What six year old does not like hot dogs? Mine. What six year old does not like any type of fruit or vegetable? Mine.  Now my youngest is starting to act like his older brother. Time to put my foot down. We need to reorganize, clean up our eating habits, and gain some new taste preferences.

My first move was finding that amazing website. When you click on her site there is a section for free meal planning .pdf’s. I downloaded an entire month.

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/our-free-meal-plans/

The first week is seemingly decent, nothing too over the top for our over processed food-loving house. I went to the grocery store Monday and purchased all the necessary food items and even with fruits and wheat flour, my grocery bill was only $70.  That is lean for a weeks’ worth of groceries in my house. We normally spend about $100 a week. I am hoping this trend will continue saving our family budget.

For breakfast we had
Whole-wheat banana pancakes  with pure maple syrup and sliced pear

— The baby did not mind or notice the change in pancake flavor. I did I think I will need to doctor these pancakes up a bit more until I get used to whole-wheat. I normally like to making a glaze with maple syrup, vanilla, and pineapple chucks but I decided to try pears, it was okay.

For a  snack we had:
Garlic Triscuits, green grapes, Colby jack sliced cheese, and apple slices. *note to self the garlic flavor triscuits were a bit much I think next time I will get regular ones and try those with cheese and apples instead. Oldest son did not like triscuits or apples but ate the cheese with me.

For lunch we had:
Leftover cheesy, potatoes bacon soup

For Dinner we are having:
Chicken, cheese, onion quesadillas.

During the day I washed my blueberries patted them dry placed them on a Tupperware lid and placed them in the freezer. I also washed and cut my strawberries and frozen them separately as well.
I then started working on the homemade granola. Recipe here. I changed my recipe a bit for my personal tastes. This smelled heavenly while baking.

Granola Bars / Cereal
Serves: makes 3 lbs

Recipe adapted from 100 Days of Real Food
Ingredients
•    6½ cups rolled oats (if you want bars use steel cut oats so it will stick together better)
•    1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
•    ¼ cup flax seeds
•    ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
•    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
•    1½ teaspoons ground ginger
•    ½ teaspoon grated or ground nutmeg
•    6 tablespoons unsalted butter
•    ½ cup honey
•    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
•    ½ teaspoon salt
•    Also need – parchment paper

Instructions
1.    Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Cover a rectangular baking sheet with parchment paper.
2.    Mix the dry oats, coconut, seeds and spices together in a large mixing bowl.
3.    Heat the butter and honey together in a small saucepan over low heat. Once the butter melts stir in the vanilla and salt.
4.    Pour the hot liquids over the dry ingredients and stir together with a rubber spatula until evenly coated.
5.    Spread mixture onto prepared pan in one even layer. Bake for 75 minutes.
6.    The granola will become crisp as it cools at which point you can break into pieces (if making bars) or break it up into small chunks by pounding it in a zip lock bag (if making cereal). Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

I cannot wait to try these with my frozen blueberries, strawberries, and vanilla yogurt.  We have day one down, and we have not killed each other. There have been some tears, but we are trying.

Thorn

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