Easy Vegetable Fritters ‹ Hello Healthy

Crunch into wholesome vegetable goodness when you make these carrot-zucchini fritters instead of greasy ol’ hash browns. Using carrots and zucchini instead of plain potato ups the fiber while lower…

Check out this great recipe for some healthy, crunchy snacks that you can make quickly. Sounds like a great little snack that you can have around when you need.

 

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The CUT 3 FOR 3 Challenge – How I saved over $925 per month – millennial money hack

This is a very interesting article about how a guy saved himself some money by cutting out some of his disposable expenses. It is a very insightful introduction into how much money we can be wasting. I can see where this could work. Check it out and give us some feedback.

Are there places in your monthly expenses that you can remove three things and see how it impacts your financial picture.

Source: The CUT 3 FOR 3 Challenge – How I saved over $925 per month – millennial money hack

Southern Hospitality 

On Friday, February 27, 2016, I was the guest speaker at Southern University for their Black Christian Union vesper service. While I was preaching about unity to the student body, a different messa…

Source: Southern Hospitality 

This was a very powerful blog post. Unfortunately, it is not surprising that in the times that we are living in that this type of thing is happening. The evil men do is still the evil that men do. I love ALL my brothers and sisters, ALL of them. When will the day come that we all love one another???? I would hope that the church would be different than the world, but how can it be when both are filled with sinful people???

Plant a compact vegetable garden – Boys’ Life magazine

You can grow lots of food in a small space by placing plants close together in squares instead of traditional rows.

Source: Plant a compact vegetable garden – Boys’ Life magazine

 

This is a great way to plant and grow your own in a small space like a patio, balcony or small backyard. Easy to build and maintain. This could be the start of your own veggie garden. Start small and grow big.

Netflix is on Fire — # S W L H — Medium

The traditional TV Industry should be in panic mode. Maybe it’s not a big deal that Netflix has an estimated 69 million …

I have been a subscriber of Netflix for several years now. Starting off as a DVD member and then moving up to strictly streaming. THe quality of the programming that Netflix is developing is incredible. The series, documentaries and movies are on par with every other venue of media around.

As I have told many, I cut the cable over 14 years ago and I do not miss it. I have more control over what I see, when I see it, what my kids see, and all for less than a grande whipped non-fat mocha.

Gotta love some Netflix

Source: Netflix is on F***ing Fire — # S W L H — Medium

Oprah and Amazon agree: Adult coloring books are hot

Amazon released its list of the 20 best-selling books for 2015, and for the first time two coloring books for adults are on it.

Source: Oprah and Amazon agree: Adult coloring books are hot

For the past week, I have been enjoying a trip back to my favorite childhood event – Coloring. I used to sit on the porch, floor, or at the kitchen table with several coloring books and a 64 box of Crayola crayons. You had to drag me away from them.

Being an only child growing up, there was quite a bit of alone time to fill. Aside from my Atari 2600, and comic books, coloring was the best way to past the time. Now in 2015, coloring is back and adults everywhere are picking up new books, designed just for adults; with colored pencils, markers and crayons and skipping down memory lane.

Relaxing and stimulating at the same time, there is nothing like some smooth jazz or R&B with a coloring book to ease the tensions of a busy day. So tonite, why not grab a book, put the kids to bed and express yourself with some color.

 

Free Homeschool Curriculum, Links and Websites for Kids

Are you looking for free homeschool resources? Find what you need, sorted by grade level and subject. Hundreds of resources, and all of them free.

Source: Free Homeschool Curriculum, Links and Websites for Kids

This is a great site for all of you Homeschoolers to get FREE resources. It also works for those of you with kids in school to give them something additional to work on to keep their little minds sharp and aware.

Double Tomato Soup

Did you know that lower-sodium tomato or vegetable juice makes a convenient soup base? This creamy soup uses a ready-to-drink beverage plus diced fresh tomatoes for a double dose of flavor.

This soup makes a great, quick, light evening meal or something to fill a thermos and take to work on a chilly day for a warm lunch. Either way, it is easy to make, great to the taste and good for diabetics and non-diabetics alike.

Tomato Soup
Double Tomato Soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homemade Double Tomato Soup

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 ½ Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups lower-sodium tomato juice (V-8 or other brand)
  • 1 cup seeded, diced fresh tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh oregano
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup low-fat evaporated milk (optional)
  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the flour; stir and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the tomato juice and mix well, whisking if necessary to make sure that flour is dissolved. Add the tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Bring to boiling, lower the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. (Optional) Add the evaporated milk; stir and cook for 1 minute. Do not boil.
  4. Serve immediately.

Per Serving: Calories 170, Total Fat 8 g (Sat. Fat 1.7 g),
Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 205 mg, Potassium 660 mg, Total Carbohydrate 20 g (Fiber 2 g, Sugars 14 g), Protein 7 g,
Phosphorous 175 mg
Choices: Fat-free Milk 0.5, Nonstarchy Vegetable 2, Fat 1.5

Pump It Up!!

Pump it up
Turkey Bacon, Lettuce and Cherry Tomato Salad

Today we look at how to get more for less. Add more volume, chew appeal and nutrition to a favorite dish while subtracting unwanted calories.

 

Our dish for today is a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich made on white bread with mayonnaise.

  • Calories 470
  • Saturated Fat 6.9 g
  • Carbohydrates 34 g
  • Sodium 1,130 mg

After our conversion to a clean salad with more fiber, no refined starch, and less sodium and fat than the sandwich:

  • Calories 140 (330 less)
  • Saturated Fat 1.7 g (5.2 g less)
  • Carbohydrates 8 g (26 g less)
  • Sodium 165 mg (965 mg less)

See how we do it and what dish we create…

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