Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Doggie Treats

As I was importing pictures into my computer I can across a very cute picture of our puppy dog! Only she is no longer a puppy and more like a cow!
Daisy Dog
This post as you can probably tell will be related to dogs! I wanted to give Daisy a treat, but didn't want to run out to the store and buy any! So i went on good old Pinterest to find a recipe and came across this one here! :)

Now lets get started with what you need.....The best part of this recipe is that it involves very few ingredients, and takes no time at all.
Oats, baby food, cookie cutter
All you need is oat flour, whole wheat flour or I'm sure you could use all purpose flour. Just make sure your puppy/dog does not have any allergies to any of these ingredients before making these! :) 2 4 oz jars of baby food. You can use any size you want, depending on the size of the jar will give the treats a little more flavor. But keep in mind you may need to add a little more flour.  (I used corn and sweet potato, but you can use any flavor as long as it doesn't have onion/onion powder or grapes/raisins.)  And last thing is some sort of cookie cutter. I didn't have anything dog or bone shaped, so i just used a small circle cookie cutter. And thats it. Simple right?! And don't forgot to preheat your oven to 350°.
Oat Flour
 I didn't have flour in the house (weird right?!) but did have tons of oats, so i got out my favorite kitchen gadget.... The Nutribullet, and made oat flour myself.

 Now time to mix everything together, and i forgot to mention in the ingredient list that i added a little bit of parsley. I guess it is supposed to help with bad breath, but my dog has the worst breath ever and it did not help hers. :)
Mix, Mix, Mix
 Keep mixing it together, it will turn out dough like.
Dog treat dough
 Now flour your surface and place dough on it. Roll out dough until its about 1/4 inch thick.  Once thats done use your cookie cutter to cut into desired shapes.
I lined my baking sheets with wax paper and placed the treats on it.  Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes. Let them cool, and then store them put them in a paper bag. You can also use a air tight container but they will get soft. * I tried just a ziploc bag because thats all i had, and they do not work. The treats became soft and moldy real fast.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

1 day diet meals.

So I am very excited to finally start blogging. Life has been crazy lately, and haven't really had time to sit down and start this up. My husband has decided to make a career change, and for the past 7 months has been going to a police academy! Not only was he doing that , but was also working a full time job. That meant that my 2 kids and I were home a awful lot by ourselves. And any of you that are moms know how crazy and hard that could be sometimes. Now we are hoping and praying that he gets a job soon and we can start a new chapter in our lives. I will probably do some blog posts about our new journey along with many other things. Some examples are, crafting project ( I love to craft), maybe some decorate with me, food recipes, and much, much more! :) So now that i got that out of the way lets jump right in to the post……

   This is going to be one of the many food post I do. I love food so be prepaid for many of them. :) I am part Italian and love any kind of pasta and bread. I grew up eating tons of it and still do. That is until the husband and I decided to start a diet. Its nothing real big, but we are going to start watching our carbs. We sat down and came up with a healthy meal plan together. We eat all our carbs in the mornings, then at lunch we eat some carbs and protein, and then we do a no carb dinner. I have been on it for about a week now and i already feel so much better. Today I'm only going to show 1 day of meals, but in the future i may do a whole week. So onto the meals…..
So this was breakfast, I just fried up the potatoes in a pan with some Mr. Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning and a little bit of olive oil. Then poached the eggs and put those on some English muffin bread. And of course you can't forget the Franks Hot Sauce.
Potatoes, and Eggs 
 Lunch was a salad with tuna on it. Also i put in some chick peas, egg, a little bit of mozzarella cheese and some buttermilk ranch dressing. I also had a protein shake with it. (vanilla protein powder and almond milk)
Salad, Protein Shake
 Snack was some fruit and of course cream cheese fruit dip! :)
 And finally dinner was a steak and some broccoli. We actually went out to dinner with family this night and it was very hard to stick to the diet, but i did it!
Steak, Broccoli 

*Notice the fine china we have! LOL :) I just find paper plates make clean up 10 times easier.