• Recipe

    Simple Cinnamon Apple Sauce

    This healthy little recipe for one is perfect for a midday snack. All you need is two apples and some cinnamon and you’ve got the best applesauce of your life. Added bonus? No extra preservatives, sugars, corn syrups, yellow #5 (you get the picture) AND cinnamon is a natural metabolism booster. Keep your life and snacks simple and your body will thank you.

    Recipe for Simple Cinnamon Applesauce

    • 2 apples (any variety, I used Fuji)
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

    Cut up your apples into smallish pieces. The smaller the pieces, the faster they will soften.

    Add them to a small saucepan with water and cook on medium heat. When apples begin to soften, add cinnamon and cook until apples are smashable with the back of a rubber spatula.

    Mash up until desired thickness. I kept mine a little chunky. If this isn’t sweet enough for you or your little one, add a teaspoon or so of brown sugar!

    Did you know that applesauce was this easy to make?…

  • Recipe

    Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    It’s easy to get into food ruts. Most people have a rotation of about 10 faves they make for dinner and hardly branch out. It can be hard, I mean… you know what you like and you know what works. Sometimes you’re just too busy or tired to try a whole new recipe that may or may not work or live up to your taste buds wants and needs. One of our favorites is making Asian lettuce wraps. While we don’t do it that often, whenever we remember them we curse ourselves forever forgetting to keep them in the mix.

    These are great for a light dinner or for appetizers for a party. Just make sure to make a lot of extras. They go fast and you WILL want some for lunch the next day. Trust me.

    Asian Lettuce Wraps:

    1 lb ground chicken or pork (or crumbled tofu?)
    3 or 4 carrots, shredded
    1 large clove of garlic, minced
    1 cup of bean sprouts
    2 tbsp fish sauce
    a few splashes of soy sauce
    1 tsp crushed chili peppers

    Combine all of the ingredients and let sit for a few minutes. In the meantime, heat a tablespoon or so of canola oil in the wok or non-stick skillet, medium-high heat. In a few batches, stir-fry the mixture until cooked throughout and transfer to serving bowl.

    Serve with lettuce leaves. We used hearts of romaine here, but Boston lettuce or even ahead of iceberg works great, too.

    Spoon mixture into lettuce and wrap like a little Asian baby burrito.…