Savoring the Simple

Sometime after Christmas and before New Year’s, J and I found ourselves watching 3 separate food documentaries {insert nerd alert: we love documentaries!}. We both found ourselves more and more intrigued with each passing video. Though we haven’t set hard or fast resolutions by any means, the videos did inspire us to start looking at labels and feel a little more conscious about our meal and snack choices. If you’ve followed along here for awhile, you know that I’m all in when it comes to becoming more intentional about day to day life.

We are still on our way but I did want to share a few quick and easy meal ideas, in case you find yourselves in our boat – the boat called “Healthy Desire But Minimal Time”.

 avocado toast

Avocado Toast + If you like avocado – give avocado toast a try! I love it plain, but it’d be just as easy to add tomato or a slice of cheese to it as well. J did the grocery shopping last week and came home with a large bag of avocados from Sam’s Club. The result was many avocado toasts as well as a very awesome avocado pasta.

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Power Balls + I found the recipe for these way back in the day but our recent efforts to a healthier lifestyle led me to make them again. What’s awesome about these is that you can make them to suit your tastes! The un-measured ingredients that go in the bowl are oats, honey, peanut butter, chia seeds, flax seed, and chocolate chips! For this batch I went heavy on the PB and the chia seeds. For ease of stirring I melt the peanut butter and honey together before adding to mix. Shape into balls and store in the fridge or the freezer. This has helped me with one of my efforts to eat breakfast.

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Olive Oil Seed Crackers + This recipe from Chalboard Magazine has been awesome. Homemade, tasty crackers with tons of room for variation – all home made within 20 minutes! We’ve used this as a base for bruschetta and as a side to soup. It’d be super tasty with hummus and we’ve discussed the idea of adding bacon bits to the dough and use it to make open face sandwiches. Endless possibilities when you can season your own bread.

I hope you enjoy these simple recipes and play around with them to suit your fancies! What do you make when you want something simple and semi-healthy?
Happy Making!


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