Juicing: Energy Boost Juice

Juicing

I’ve started juicing again after falling away last year. I started juicing back in 2010 but got tired of the same old flavors.

One thing that kept me from trying different flavor varieties was the cost of buying so many fresh fruits and vegetables. The other was the lack of knowledge on how many greatĀ  recipes were available.

I learned that you can literally throw together just about any combination. Here’s one I cam up with my first week back juicing.

*note: I use this juicer if you’re interested.

Juicing

Energy Drink

Recipe Type: Juicer
Author: Saidah @AProverbsWife.com
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
Juicing fruits and vegetables is a great way to get your daily vitamin intake, boost your immune system and feel energized. This juice can be enjoyed any time of the day or night.
Ingredients
  • 1 Carrot
  • 3/4 Apple
  • 3/4 Pear
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/4 Bell Pepper
  • 1/8 Purple Cabbage
Instructions
  1. Add each ingredient to your juicer.
  2. Chill and enjoy.
Serving size: 8 oz.

 

A Proverbs Wife 2012 Recipe Roundup

Back in January 2012 I made a commitment to share at 12 recipes on the site this year and guess what?

I did it…YAY!!! šŸ˜€

It’s been fun giving you a peek into my kitchen each month and challenging myself to take pictures as I cooked. Today I’m sharing my 2012 recipe roundup which includes links to every recipe I shared this year.

If you see one you like, “pin” it to your favorite recipe board. Once you’ve tried a recipe let me know how you liked it or how you adjusted it to fit your taste.

 

January: Crockpot Lasagna

February: Buffalo Chicken Dip

March: Sweet Dutch Baby

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April: Spinach Mushroom & Chicken Quesadilla

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May: Spinach, Egg and Cheese Omelette

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June: Sweet Banana Avocado Pudding

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July: Spinach Avocado Dip

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August: Cheesy Veggie Quesadillas

September: Butter Spread & Homemade Chicken Bog

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October: Loaded Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

Lean Cuisine Meals at Sam's Club

November: 5 minute Ranch Potatoes

December: Deep Fried Cabbage Rolls

Deep Fried Cabbage Rolls

Today I’m sharing my egg roll inspired cabbage rolls recipe. It’s the same concept as an egg roll but with all vegetables. You can alter this recipe to include meat as well.

Here’s what I use in mine:

Ingredients:

  • 1 package egg roll wrappers (4 1/2″ by 5 1/2″)
  • soy sauce
  • olive oil
  • vegetable Oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Filling:

  • store bought, pre cut, cole slaw mix
  • tofu

Directions:

1. Heat the wok over medium-high to high heat.

2. Add the oil for stir-frying. When the oil is ready, saute the vegetables for 2 – 3 minutes until white cabbage is translucent.

3. Taste and add salt and sugar if desired.

4. Remove from the wok and set inside if a strainer.

5. Place approximately 1 tablespoon of filling in the middle of the wrapper, spreading it out but not getting too close to the edges.
6. Using your fingertip, spread a bit ofĀ  water along edges of your wrapper to help it stick. Then fold the two corners closest to your left and right hands inward, then take side closets to your body fold it over, making sure the hold your first two sides down. Roll under your wrapper is sealed. Place the roll opening side down and repeat steps 5 and 6.

7. Fill and heat a pan with vegetable oil. When oil is ready, slide each egg roll carefully into the pan one at a time. Deep-fry until they are golden brown, then drain on deep-fry rack or paper towels.Ā  After they are completely drained they can be stacked, but not before.

8. Let cool and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

Lean Cuisine and 5 minute Ranch Potato Recipe | Perfect Meals for Busy Women | #FrozenFavorites

There are two things I dislike doing. The first is cooking for just myself and the second us eating alone.

I enjoy cooking for my family and when they tell me how good the food tastes it makes me feel so good. Doing things for others is easy, but doing something for myself is sometimes a challenge.

Instead of cooking lunch, I usually skip it or eat out. That’s not a healthy way to live nor is it wise financially for me to eat out several times a week.

So how do I make sure I eat a healthy lunch everyday without the aggravation of cooking?

Lean Cuisine has a very healthy and delicious 6-Pack available at Sam’s Club. It has 6 meals that are the perfect size for lunch and each 6 pack includes 2 boxes each of the 3 different flavor varieties.

Lean Cuisine at Sam's Club

Flavor Varieties:

Spa Collection – ginger garlic stir fry with chicken.

  • White meat chicken with snap peas, whole grain brown rice & ginger garlic sauce.

Culinary Collection – sesame chicken

  • Sesame breaded chicken tenderloins with pasta.

Simple Favorites- chicken teriyaki stirfry

  • White meat chicken with long grain white rice, snap peas, carrots and red peppers.

Lean Cuisine at Sam's Club

My favorite part of the Lean Cuisine meals is that they are ready in under 6 minutes.

Lean Cuisine Meals at Sam's Club

These meals taste great and have no preservatives. Plus the chicken taste real no rubbery. These are great as a stand alone lunch but if you’d like a bigger meal here’s an idea for a side dish.

5 minute Ranch Potatoes

  1. Slice one potato into 1/2 thick rounds.
  2. Lay rounds in a single layer on a plate.
  3. Sprinkle each side with salt pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Spread a thin layer of ranch dressing on the top side of the potato rounds.
  5. Cook in microwave for five minutes.

Lean Cuisine Spa Collection

Pair them with garden salad and any one of the Lean Cuisine meals from above. I used the Spa Collection.

It costs me $4.20 for a kids meal at a fast food restaurant plus the cost of gas and the time it takes to go get the food.

With the Lean Cuisine meals I pay $1.88 per box and I only have to go to the store once for 6 meals.

Lean Cuisine in the freezer

I am excited to start this week with some healthy and quick meals already in my freezer.

I am a member of the Collective BiasĀ® Ā Social FabricĀ® Community. Ā This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Biasā„¢ and Nestle Lean Cuisine #CBias #SocialFabric

To see more behind the scenes photos from my shopping trip visit my Lean CuisineĀ  G+ album.

Money Saving Butter Spread

Homemade Butter Spread

I know you all love to save money and eat healthy so here is a great recipe Ā (onlyĀ 3 ingredients)Ā  that will help you do both.

Today I’m going to show you a very easy way to stretch your butter.

Over the years I’ve learnedĀ  things to help my family’s dollars go farther and and I’ve learned to do things that are healthier for my family as well.

One of those things was to begin using real butter verses margarine.

We all know that real butter tastes better and is better for you than the cheaper margarine spreads.

While butter does cost more, you can still save money when buying butter if you find real butter that is on sale. Ā We usually stock up on this when it’s cheaper than $2.50 a pound.

(Remember you can freeze butter, so plan on stocking up when it’s cheaper and load up your freezer.)

In order to stretch your butter take a look at the following tip.

Ā Here are your 3 ingredients:

  • one pound of butter (softened)

  • one cup of light-tasting olive oil Ā (I emphasize light tasting)

  • one cup of room temperature water

That is all you need to make your family a butter spread that you can cook with & use just like you would regularĀ margarineĀ spreads.

Follow these steps to a cheaper and healthier way of eating butter. Ā  (Remember this will stretch your butter a lot longer too)

First soften a pound of real butter

Then whip the soften butter till it’s very creamy

Then add one cup of light tasting olive oil, then one cup of water & whip

(at this point it may look very watery)

Pour butter spread into a container of your choice

Put your spread in theĀ refrigeratorĀ to harden up

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FREE Chicken Casserole Recipes eCookBook and a Recipe Binder Tour!!

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Here’s a FREEĀ Chicken Casserole Recipes eCookBook that includes 20 pages full of recipes for Chicken Casserole dishes.

I like to scan through these free recipe book and only print the ones I think my family will like. Once printed, I add them to my recipe binder which is organized by category.

Be sure to click on the previous link to take a peek inside of my binder.

*disclosure*

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Homemade Chicken Bog

Homemade Chicken BogĀ  is an easy meal to prepare and can be tweaked to accommodate any size family

You’ll need:

  • 1 package of smoked sausage (I used Carolina Pride Beef Smoked Sausage because it has no MSG.)
  • 2 cups of rice, uncooked
  • 1 TBS minced garlic, more or less to taste
  • 1 chicken
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions:

1. Bring the whole chicken to a boil in a large pot.

2. Allow the chicken to cook completely.

3. Drain the chicken, reserving the broth, and set it aside to cool.

4. While the chicken cools, cut up the smoked sausage and saute it with garlic in a medium skillet over medium high heat.Cook for 10 minutes.

5. When the sausage is done, put the sausage and rice in the pot you used to boil the chicken.

6. Add the reserved broth from boiled chicken.There needs to be at least 4-5 cups of chicken broth. If there’s not that much, simply add water.

6. Pick the chicken from the bone and mix it in the pot with the rice and sausage.

7. Add the parsley, salt, and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.

8. Cover and simmer until rice is done.

Stir and serve!