In 2013 my new years resolution was not to go crazy over little things. I did most things half ass and I didn’t worry about what needed to be done because I had a one, five and seven year old. For me to be a good mom I had to relax and not stress. For 2014 I decided to expand my perspectives and 2015 was to get organized, I stayed on top of things the best I could and well I didn’t get it all done I am still very proud of myself. When you do the best you can you should have no regrets! I am very excited for 2016 because I resolve to follow my passions and live for the fun of life. Cheers to optimism!
These meatballs are for kids and they can customize them for their lunch. They will feel proud and actually eat them. I’m always trying to get the kids involved in lunch making. Every ingredient is optional so make them any way you want. Adults will enjoy these meatballs too.
Heaping spoonful of ketchup
small Spoonful of mustard
Spoonful of relish
Equal amounts of diced pickles, diced onion, diced cooked bacon,
and shredded cheese
Large dash of garlic powder
Dash of salt and pepper
As a side – serve with ketchup, pickles, veggies and plain chips.
Why not make a cheeseburger meatball sub or a salad with meatballs? Dress your salad with a mixture of mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and relish.
Equal amounts of diced onion, diced red pepper and shredded cheese.
Spoonful of tomato paste
Many large dashes of chili powder
Couple dashes of paprika, cumin and oregano
Dash of garlic powder, all spice, salt and pepper
As a side – serve with salsa, red pepper, avocado and nacho chips. Try a Taco meatball salad too! So Yummy!
Shepherd’s pie meatballs
Equal amounts of diced onion, corn, shredded potato,
and shredded cheese
A few large dashes of parsley
Dash of marjoram, optional
Dash of sage, garlic powder, salt and pepper
As a side – serve with ketchup, veggies and roasted potato.
Prepare a broiler pan with parchment paper and cut slits in the paper for the fat to fall through.
Mix the egg and all the ingredients then add the meat; mix until combined.
Bake at 375 for about 20-25 minutes. Cooking time depends on the size of the meatballs. I use a meat thermometer until it reaches 170 degrees.
Shredded cheese makes a mess when it melts so do not use too much. I cubed some cheese and moulded the meat around it but it still leaked out.
Remember everything is optional so be creative and add anything you like.
Why not try adding quinoa, cabbage or oatmeal in your meatballs.
I never used to believe in new years resolutions because I had to give something up or make a unrealistic goal. I now make a goal that makes me a happier person.
My recipe today is to start each day with lemon juice because it helps the digestive system and a healthy gut is a happy mind. My passion is to our earth and to prevent autoimmune diseases and cancer by illuminating and trying new foods. So I will tell you why you should start your day with lemon juice and maybe that would be a realistic resolution.
Squeeze a small lemon or one-half of a large lemon and drink it straight down. It is best done on an empty stomach so first thing in the morning and never at night. Try to drink it like a shot or a straw because it can strip the enamel on teeth. After drink a glass of room temperature water and it’s best not to eat for 20 minutes unless it’s fruit. Lemon juice is a good stomach acidifier which helps with digesting. It also kills the bacteria in the throat so you are less likely to get a sore throat. It is most effective to take it for a week to 3 weeks in a row because it is a expeller of heavy metals from the body. The heavy metals come up in the mouth for the body to eliminate so gargle with sea salt or swish with coconut oil for 5 – 10 minutes.
Healthy and Happy New Year everyone!