Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What's Cookin? (v.2)

I've recently been putting a huge effort into meal planning and making better choices for my family. I say huge effort because it's true - finding recipes that are somewhat healthy, picking up the necessary groceries, and then actually executing and preparing - it's a lot of work! I often start making dinner during Little m's nap time because cooking with a little ankle biter is not exactly fun.

Here are a few meals that I've made recently that turned out quite well - all from Pinterest of course. If you're not following me on there yet, what's your excuse?!

                                                                        Source: peasandthankyou.com via Jill on Pinterest

This is truly one of my favourite recipes to make for dinner. Even the husband gives it two thumbs up. It's basically a healthier version of lasagna that's made with zucchini instead of pasta noodles. I've made this multiple times now and it never disappoints. The cheese on top gets all crusty - so good!

                                                                               Source: bevcooks.com via Jill on Pinterest

My sister from another mister put this recipe for Thai Coconut Chicken Curry on her Facebook page and raved about it, so I had to give it a try. I liked it but it wasn't spicy enough for me so I'd definitely add more red curry paste in next time. The hubs said he would have preferred chunks of chicken rather than shredded so I may try that as well. Overall, it was pretty good!

                                                                 Source: wendyweekendgourmet.com via Jill on Pinterest

I made quite a few changes in this recipe for Chicken Tortilla Rollups. First off I cut the amount of cheese back by half and then used a lot less Greek yogurt because I ran out. I also just made regular guacamole to go with it rather than the avocado crema that's in the original recipe. I found these rollups to be a bit bland for some reason. Maybe it's just my palette but it could have used something to spice it up. Now that I think about it, the recipe called for serrano peppers and I didn't have any, but they would have given it the extra kick I'm sure. I would make this again!

                                                                         Source: doughingrogue.com via Jill on Pinterest

Copycat Whole Foods Detox Salad - my favourite recipe all week. It's as healthy as healthy gets and so simple, yet so tasty! It's basically a bunch of veggies chopped up in the food processor, some seeds, raisins, and then a light oil (only 1T) and lemon dressing. This takes a bit of time to prepare but I halved the recipe and still came out with four lunch servings. I really can't wait to make this again.

                                                                    Source: pinterest-yummies.blogspot.com via Jill on Pinterest

This is a recipe for oatmeal in the crock pot. I made this on Friday night and it was great waking up the next morning and having breakfast already prepared. I don't ever add sugar to my oatmeal so I cut out almost all of the sugar that was called for and added raisins instead. I wouldn't make this particular recipe again but I would look for something similar to try. Same same but different.

Bon Appetit!  


  1. I think your dad should come up with a recipe for oat bran in a crock pot. Maybe the two of you can come up with a great recipe. I would love to wake up to the smell of oatmeal cooking in the crock pot. Especially on a cold winter morning.

  2. Totally gonna try that lasagna! Looks so yummy :)