Wednesday, July 28, 2010

KU unit 4 : post

Today was an interesting day, I actually got alot done, including some exercise, I got everything I needed to do finished except for find work. I am still hunting for a job in this new area and it is very depressing at how difficult this search is becoming. Anyway, onto a quick meal I made. I wanted to make my on potstickers, the steamed ones not fried. I used one package of premade wonton shells.
I used
4 oz ground chicken
4 oz ground pork
2 tsp of pepper, salt, garlic salt
1 tsp worchestire sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
green onions minced to taste.
combine all together and stuff in the wontons and steam as normal.

Sorry I forgot to take finished pictures, but they were yummy! The twins inhaled them. I also minimzed my sodium intake. WoohoO!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

KU unit 3:Sickly & comparing...

I spent all day in the bathroom/bed vomiting. Not a pretty picture. Apparently E passed it to me and F, we were both in bed vomiting. Talk about a quick way to lose a pound, when nothing stayed in, this morning though I am feeling a little hungry so I shall go eat something.

I had a project to do this week. So as I scrambled around the grocery store to compare my 8 cereals, to see which would be a better value for the money. I even had a store manager come to me, to think I was a health inspector? LOL!

I compared : Fruity Pebbles, Frosted Flakes, Trader Joe's Pumpkin spice Granola,Cascadian Farm Organic Granola oats & honey, Cheerios, Fiber One Bran cereal, Total plus omega-3,
Total Whole grain original.

The top two cereals that I compared while shopping were Cheerios and Total whole grain original. My research shows that overall Cheerios is the top cereal though for the money. Total was lacking some major vitamins 0% vitamin A and only 15% vitamin D. I thought when I would flip over the label I would see 100% all the way across and this wasn’t the case. Total was also more expensive than some of the other cereals that I looked at. Which to me means it should pack more than the cheaper cereals, and it did for some of the vitamins and nutrients. Cheerios on the other hand provides more protein, less sugar only 1 gram in Cheerios and 5 grams of sugar in Total. The fiber was the same. Also, Cheerios still packs a punch in all of the vitamins, there was not one )% on the label. Most vitamins comes up 25%-50% in a serving. However you get more servings of Cheerios in a box which means I can stretch it out for more meals; lower cost is more effective in getting it to the majority of consumers. Cheerios even takes the nutrition label a step further and has serving sizes for children under 4 years old, which is amazing to me, as a mom of children under 4, it helps me plan out their breakfast a little better.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I decided today to try a lighter version of Broccoli Beed and I wasn't sure how it would come out with my version of the dish.

1 lb. broccoli
1 bell pepper
10 baby portobella mushrooms
8 ozs sliced lean beef
1/2 c. beef broth
2 tbsp. worchestire sauce
1 tbsp. evoo

Saute the meat first in the worchestire sauce. Add vegetables, broth and soy sauce and saute until vegetables are at the texture you prefer. Serve over brown rice. Yum!

I was happy with how this came out, unfortunately my baby was to sick to eat it to tell me if he liked it but I and F inhaled it!! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ion turns 30...Crikies.

Happy Birthday Ion! Your officially an old man. We went out to brazilian restaurant, and had delicious food, unfortunately I did not think to take along my camera, as I have been out of rhythm for blogging purposes since moving.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

KU-unit 2

So I am finally moved into the new house. We made it alright. Now it is time for an adjustment period for all of us, I hope to find some time to begin posting regularly again with meals and kids Bento's. It is just so hard to find a routine, I am stressed over finding work in the new area, and after that is handled I can hopefully find a routine and being doing the old things, like running and preparing meals in advance. Right now it is kind of on the go with what is there. This week is the first week I feel like I have some regular old staples in my pantry and fridge!School is back in session and I will have to dedicate a post to school each week for the next 9 units, so I hope to do that with flying colors, although I have been neglectful of this post for the past month, this may be the kick to jumpstart everything for me again!