Sweet Potato Latkes

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Serves: 15
Prep:  15 min
Cook: 35 min
Total: 50 min

Ingredients
2 pounds grated sweet potatoes
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Coat two baking sheets with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Drop by quarter-cupfuls onto the baking sheets. Flatten with a spatula.
3. Bake for 25 minutes. Flip and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories     72.5 cal
Fat     0.7 g
Saturated fat     0.2 g
Cholesterol     28.2 mg
Sodium     127.1 mg
Carbohydrates     14.6 g
Total sugars     2.9 g
Dietary fiber     2.1 g
Protein     2.1 g

Cauliflour Latkes

cauliflower latke

 

Total Time: 40 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 30 min.
Yield: 16 servings, 1 latke each

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided use
2 cups hot water
1½ lb. medium cauliflower, cut into florets, hard stem discarded
2 large eggs
½ medium onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
½ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. garlic powder

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
2. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil; brush foil with 1 Tbsp. oil. Set aside.
3. Bring water to boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
4. Place cauliflower in a steamer basket in saucepan; steam for 4 to 7 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. Drain well. Dry with a paper towel.
5. Place cauliflower in a large bowl; mash with a fork.
6. Add eggs, onion, flour, salt, and garlic powder; mix well.
7. Using ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop mixture into patties and place on prepared baking sheet. 8. Brush the tops evenly with remaining 1 Tbsp. oil; bake for 10 minutes. Flip latkes and bake an additional 10 minutes or until crisp.

(found on teambeachbody.com)

Minerals

I’ve often wondered why sometimes I just crave something and I don’t even know what. It’s the weirdest feeling, to crave something and not know what that something is.
The issue of course is that I would then go through the house and eat stuff just to find what I wanted. It’s how candy and chips and snacks got consumed all the time.
When I started drinking Shakeology I though I would eat less junk because I would be full. And that is true. However I mostly don’t have those cravings anymore because I am getting all my vitamins and minerals that way.
No more cravings for this girl!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Cups

Ingredients
  • 19 oz. package frozen sweet potato tots
  • Oil for greasing muffin tin (or Pam Spray)
  • ½ cup lean diced smoked turkey (i have them slice it 1/4″ thick and then just chop it up)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Coat muffin tin cups with oil/PAM.
  3. Allow tots to thaw then place about 5-6 tots in each cup.
  4. Mash tots with back of spoon or small glass to form cup shape in muffin tin.
  5. Add diced turkey.
  6. Mix eggs and milk until evenly combined, add salt and pepper as desired.
  7. Divide egg mixture between muffin cups.
  8. Bake cups for 15 minutes or until eggs are set.
  9. Makes 6 breakfast cups.

I count these as 1/2 yellow and 1 red per cup, and usually make 2 dozen on a sunday, so i can grab one on my way out the door every morning for breakfast.  Super good and portable 🙂

 

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Crockpot saves my day!

crockpot

 

It is a simple tool no?  Well it is a lifesaver.  When i get home from work at 6pm and i need meals for the next several days i can turn to this handy devise and it will save me.

 

Last night i did just that.  put everything in and walked away.  at 12:30 it was done.  portioned out and into the fridge and to bed with me.  World saved and no muss no fuss.   Or rather, no mess because i use these little guys.  Saves me all that cleanup too!

 

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