Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Hello SP friends & Happy Hump Day!
OK, so I'm on a mission this morning. I'm looking for summertime recipes. There are two reasons for this, which are necessary to share, so that maybe you offer a suggestion.
1) NO OVEN! We live on the 3rd floor, so we already heat up well in the summer and run the air constantly. Adding the oven into that mix just doesn't work well.
2) Late meals. For those of you that know me, you know we LIVE at the pool in the summer. The pool doesn't close until 8, so we generally don't eat until 8:30.
3) I eat clean. Now this can mean something different to many people, something I've noticed here on SP. For me, this means nothing processed, nothing with sugar, and only lean meats. Here is what my dinner can consist of:
*1 serving protein
*1 cup veggies
*1 cup salad OR mixed, raw veggies
*1 serving starch (1/2 cup)
*2 Tbsp salad dressing
*Up to 1/2 cup condiments, if desired
*1 serving fat
So I'm looking to not use the oven, and I'm looking for something that maybe I can prepare ahead of time, so that when we get home we can change clothes & eat.
I do have a crock pot, so that is definitely an option.
Now we don't stay at the pool until 8 absolutely every night, but close to it, LOL! Some nights hubby will come home and grill quick (having everything ready before we leave for the pool in the afternoon), but not every night.
I did find one earlier this morning that might work, though may need some minor tweaking
- Asparagus, Red Pepper, and Potato Frittata...
2 cups (16 ounces) AllWhites®
1/2 cup light ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups Simply Potatoes® Shredded Hash Browns
1/2 pound fresh asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
So if you have any ideas for me, please share. Kim, I have the feeling you have some ideas :) Maybe Cori too?