Recent Eats from the Frozen Tundra

When life gives you lemons...

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You make lemonade! Or in this case, when life gives you negative degree temperatures for 2 weeks straight, you make lots of warm yummy food :) Here are some of my recent eats.

Breakfast: Most days I have hot oatmeal or overnight oats/muesli, but I do enjoy pancakes every once in a while. Below are peanut butter banana pancakes topped with almonds, granola, and greek yogurt on the side (although it looks like whipped cream!).

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Lunch: I often have a sandwich or wrap with chicken or turkey, avocado, hummus, and veggies with fruit or leftovers. However, it is nice to cook a little when I am home and have time. On the left below is a scrambled egg wrap (similar to a breakfast burrito) with Food Should Taste Good multigrain tortilla chips, and cantaloupe. On the right is a greek salad - super simple and yummy. Chop cucumber, tomatoes, and olives (feel free to add bell pepper too); then mix with a drizzle of olive oil, a splash of red wine vinegar, and a bunch of feta cheese. Voila!

Dinner: Recently we had chili with cornbread, so I took the leftovers and put them over a roasted sweet potato with cheese. Delicious! We've also had salmon (cooked for 15-20 minutes at 450 degrees with herbs and lemons) and roasted veggies (below is purple carrots, parsnips, and potatoes). The third dinner pictured below is stuffed acorn squash with rice, mushrooms, spinach, and mozzarella. 

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Snacks: We enjoy lots of snacks throughout the day including trail mix (I simply combine multiple types of nuts with mini chocolate chips), yogurt, tortilla chips with guacamole and/or salsa, cereal, smoothies, or various homemade treats such as banana bread or pumpkin chocolate chip bread. Below are peanut butter pretzel energy bites I made today loosely based off this recipe. I ground up pretzels and oats in the food processor, and then added them to a mixture of peanut butter and maple syrup with some ground flax. It's a great combo of sweet and salty, and similar to a homemade granola bar except in ball form. We also have an abundance of chocolate, so that seems to be the snack of choice every night after dinner.  

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Hope you're eating well and staying warm!