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It’s Almost Here

Just a few more days and it’s Halloween. The house is decorated, costumes are hanging in the closet, candy is patiently waiting for little ones to knock on the door and yell ‘TRICK or TREAT’; there is not much more to do but wait for the big day. And then it hits me….create a new tradition; Halloween breakfast. So I scoured Pinterest in hopes of finding the perfect Halloween breakfast.

Halloween Breakfast!

This is cute but not very healthy. Let’s keep looking and see what alternatives we find.

diy no effort halloween breakfast...doughnut monster or for a healthy alternative bagel monster

Boiled egg eyeballs…..this is pretty cool but to be honest I am not sure I could eat these because they would feel too much like an eyeball. LOL.

Boiled Egg Eyeballs - Halloween Breakfast?

This looks so yummy, using a strawberry jam or something like that for the blooooood.

Bloody Pancakes, Halloween Breakfast #halloween #fakeblood #strawberry #syrup

I was also thinking of blending up some spinach and mixing it in with scrambled eggs so they would turn green.  Then you could put ketchup on them (my kiddo loves ketchup on his scrambled eggs) or salsa and there you have it…frankenstein eggs with a side of blllooood.

Or you can cut out different shapes (ghost, witches hat, etc,) in slices of bread and make french toast (or pane carrozza as my mom and dad call it). You can also cut out  these shapes and make sppooky little sandwiches for the kiddos lunch. Okay, so it may seem a little corny but I love it!!! Why not keep the fun going? 😉

More fun Halloween lunch ideas!

Boo Eek Halloween Lunch

Halloween Lunches - Part 3 Cute and Spooky Fun

Halloween lunch ideas: Going Batty

Just when I think the fun and excitement of Halloween is drawing to an end, I see these. Yep, I am stoked!!! Can’t wait to make these for my little man…..and myself if I am going to be totally honest. 😉

Oh and I tried yet another vlog. It’s funny the looks you get when you walk down the street or in a store and you are vlogging. Oh well, I am doing it for your viewing enjoyment so it’s all worth it. 🙂

Yummy In My Tummy

Let’s talk food, shall we? The big day is 8 days a way people – THIS IS A CODE RED!!!!!! Get it…..code red….valentines…..hehehehe.

Seriously though, the planning can’t stop with pretty decorations, nice nails or a super cute outfit. We need to think about dinner, or lunch, or breakfast in bed, or all three for that matter.

I don’t know about you guys but I am doing my best to try to get healthy, lose some pounds, and change the way I eat. That doesn’t mean that you either fall off the wagon on Valentines Day or have a boring meal. Healthy meals can be filling and fun. Don’t believe me?  Let me prove you wrong.


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Or how about this:

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Source: http://pinterest.com/ourlifeinaction/healthy-food/

Both these super easy breakfasts are 300 calories or less!


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This super filling wrap is packed with protein to keep you feeling full and only 325 calories.


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This seared steak with eggplant saute is only 500 calories.

And of course, a romantic dessert: Strawberry Banana Creams

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Source: http://pinterest.com/ourlifeinaction/healthy-food/

The best part of these low-cal creamy strawberry poppers is that one serving of eight stuffed strawberries contains only 150 calories.

All these ideas gives you an approximate daily calorie intake of 1,275; not too bad if I do say so myself.  

So did I make a believer out of you?

What’s For Dinner?

As discussed in a recent post, I cooked an enormous ham and now have the fun task of coming up with creative ways to incorporate the leftovers into breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.

After much begging and pleading from Jason, I finally broke down and made scalloped potatoes for dinner last night. Now, let me preface this post by saying (for those of you who don’t know) I am Italian. I never made, nor have I ever ate scalloped potatoes before so I this was all new to me. Always one for a challenge, I began my search.

Step one: Find a recipe.

Step two: Find an easier recipe that I can actually make. 😉 So after some searching, I stumbled upon a decent looking Scalloped Potatoes’ n Ham recipe. Here are the ingredients you will need to make this dish:

  • 3/4 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Step three: I peeled, washed and began slicing potatoes. Although the recipe called for 6 large potatoes, I used a lot more to fill up the baking dish. I just kept peeling and slicing until the dish was full.

Step four: Next I substituted half a red onion (diced) for the dried minced onion that is listed in the recipe. After all, recipes aren’t carved in stone and I figured I should just use up what I had in the fridge.

Step five: I diced up some of the left over fully cooked ham that I had in the fridge. Again, I just eyeballed it and didn’t measure it to the exact specifications listed in the recipe. After spraying the baking dish with non-stick cooking spray I combined the potatoes, ham and onions into the dish and put off to the side.

Step six: Set the oven to 350° so it can begin to get nice and warm up as you make the super special secret sauce.

Step seven: In a bowl, combine creamer and water until smooth. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, onion, salt and paprika until smooth; gradually add creamer mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened.

Step eight: Pour the sauce over the entire dish and stir to make sure the potatoes are coated.

Step nine: Cover and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover; bake 40-50 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with cheese; bake until edges are bubbly and cheese is melted

Step ten: ENJOY!!!!

I tried to get an action shot of JBear enjoying this dish but that quickly turned into a game called let’s eat before mommy can take a picture. Oh well, at least he enjoyed his dinner. 😉

So is this a recipe you think you may try? If so, please send in comments or pictures and let me know how it turned out for you. What comfort foods do you make?

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