I honestly have been the worst at making creative dinners lately. I’ve been either making things that I know will be a hit and I’ve already blogged about before, or I’ve been throwing together snacky meals like meat, cheese, and fruit. We’ve also gone out to eat and had house guests for a few days this month, so that always throws a wrench in normal for a little bit. 🙂
I did want to share a few things that I’ve made, though.
First, I wanted to share my favorite breakfast. I usually only make this for me because the kids want other things. I like this because it is under 300 calories and generally feels pretty filling. It’s super fast, too. I really love this!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
- 1/3 cup quick oats (plus water to cook it in)
- 1 Tbsp semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- Dump the oats into a good sized bowl or large mug and cover with water.
- Cook in microwave for 1-2 minutes, watching closely for bowl over. (I usually stop it right before it boils over, wait a few seconds and resume, continuing this pattern until the 2 minutes are up.)
- When the oatmeal is cooked, carefully remove it from the microwave and toss in the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Stir thoroughly to combine.
- Once it is all combined, pour in the milk and stir again.
I made another yummy recipe for dinner a few nights ago. I’ve been trying to push my grocery shopping budget to its limits and use up everything I possibly can from my fridge and freezer before shopping again. That is where this recipe came from.
Quick and Easy Stir Fry
- 1 lb ground turkey or beef
- 1 Tbsp Chinese Five Spice
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 large bag frozen stir fry vegetables (not the kind with sauce)
- 1 pound broccoli florets
- 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- Brown your ground meat in a very large pan or wok and drain it of its fat.
- Add Chinese Five Spice seasoning, coconut oil, and soy sauce and stir together until it is all mixed and the oil is melted.
- Pour in the vegetables and stir again.
- Cook on medium to medium-high heat until veggies are cooked through and tender.
That’s it for now!