Sunday, July 6, 2014

Skinny Corn, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

It's easy, it's fresh and oh so good.  And you can change it up anyway way you wish.  I made this for the fourth and can't wait to make it again! 

-4 ears of corn, cooked and stripped from the cob
-chopped basil to taste
-1 medium cucumber partly peeled, sliced and then slices quartered
-one container of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
-4 green onions sliced
-juice of half a lemon
-2-4 teaspoons of vinegar...the type and amount is up to you.  I used Balsamic.
-1 tablespoon of olive oil.

You can cook the corn stove top for a few minutes or microwave for 2 minutes...just wrap each corn cob in a damp paper towel.  Once corn is done strip cobs and mix all ingredients together.  Salt and pepper to taste.

I personally could have eaten this without any dressing.  Hope you enjoy the freshness of this salad.  It SCREAMS summer!

Adapted from HERE

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Slipping and Sliding!

They pitched in money they had saved and found exactly what they wanted.  A mega slip and slide!!

And then it rained.  They were totally bummed out.

And then there was a break in the rain so they got it all set up and away they went...slipping and sliding.

There is just nothing like a slip and slide.  Enjoy the pictures.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie

This is a new favorite for me (and Matthew!) and full of good stuff!  Perfect for a quick breakfast, mid-morning snack or lunch.

It is great for a post workout breakfast when you need to refuel fast!  Lots of protein from the PB.

Super easy too!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie
-1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal-I use the old fashion kind, but I am sure quick oats would be fine.
-1/2 milk, almond milk, soy milk, goat's milk or whatever kind of milk you drink.
-3 tablespoons peanut butter or any nut/fake nut spread you love.
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-half to one cup ice

Blend and suck the glass dry!

**Notes: I added a frozen banana one day and it was great.  One morning I made it for Matthew and added a couple of tablespoons of Greek yogurt.  He loved it!  You can also add 1-2 tablespoons chocolate syrup if you like.