Thursday, February 21, 2013

Triple Decker Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Tonight's dinner is all about the sandwich! This past week on ABC's show The Taste was all about sandwiches. The challenge was to create a sandwich and the first thing I thought was "if I was there I'd win, hands down"! LOL. I like to pride myself is simple and healthy but very tasty. This one is packed with protein and calcium so if you're feeding little kids this is perfect. Cheese tends to get a bad reputation but because of it's fat content but if you eat it in moderation then there is nothing wrong with it. Here's the recipe:

Triple Decker Grilled Cheese Sandwich
4 slices of Arnold's whole wheat bread
3 slices of swiss cheese
3 slices of mozzarella cheese
3 slices of cheddar cheese

*optional - fresh basil

1. spray a pan with Pam
2. lay one slice of bread down and place each slice of cheese of top
3. then if you want lay 2 slices of fresh basil
4. play the next slice of bread on top- cook each side for 3 minutes
Repeat for second sandwich


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pancakes Any Way

So normally pancakes tend to get a bad wrap. Why? Most likely because when they're eaten they are ordered from some diner that adds stuff we don't even want to know or because we use that boxed stuff that has so many chemicals and stuff we should never put in our body. Making pancakes homemade may seem daunting but in fact it is quite some ways easier. You will most likely have most of the ingredients at home and as long as you have 15 minutes then you can make healthy, easy, delicious, homemade pancakes!!

Pancakes Any Way
2 cups of whole wheat flour
4 tbsp. of sugar
3 tsp. of baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups of 1% milk
1 cup of vegetable oil
Add: (pick 1)
2 cups of fresh blueberries
1 cup raisins
1 green apple - peeled and sliced thinly
1 cup of corn
1 banana chopped

1. mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together
2. add in the oil, milk and eggs
3. stir well
4. add in your adding (I reccommend raisins or apples)
5. spray the pan and let it heat up for about 30 seconds
6. pour about 1/2  onto the pan and let it cook for 2-4 minutes on each side- until you start to see bubbles
7. repeat until done

Serve with strawberry jelly or honey.