Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What I ate + my favorite Chicken Salad recipe!

I have been waiting until I had enough pictures to do another What I Ate post. I haven't made anything too exciting lately, otherwise I have forgotten to take a photo. These pictures were all probably taken a couple weeks apart. Yeah, it's been awhile!

My version of a super easy fish taco: fish sticks, coleslaw mix and lime juice on a whole wheat tortilla. And I added some cilantro because I had some in the fridge.

Muffaletta Portobello Burger. Basically a tomato and some green olives chopped up with some salt and pepper on top of a portobello mushroom that I sauteed, then put it on a bun with some lettuce, mayo, and provolone cheese. The recipe was from Simple and Delicious magazine I believe.

This is Skinnytaste's Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad. I thought it was really good, but it made a lot, and I was the only one eating it, so if I made it again I'd half the recipe.

Avocado and Mango Chicken Salad. This was SOOOOO good! I just ate it straight out of the bowl, but if I would have had lettuce, I would have had it as lettuce wraps. Definitely plan on making this again! YUM!!

I guess I kind of have a thing for chicken salad! This is a recipe that I have been making a lot lately, and sort of modified it a little to suit my tastes and what I had on hand. I love this one on lettuce wraps, too. Usually I use Butterhead lettuce, but all I had on this day was iceberg. I thought I'd share the recipe for this one with you since I don't have a link to it!

Savory and Sweet Chicken Salad

2 cups diced chicken (I usually use rotisserie chicken, and use half of the meat)
1 cup seedless red grapes, each cut in half
1/4-1/2 cup slivered almonds (I usually just pour some in and guess)
1 small apple, diced (I use braeburn since that's what I usually buy, but any sweet apple would work!)
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise (again, I just scoop a dollop in. You can use less, or more if needed)
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp dill weed (or 1 tsp chopped fresh dill)
S & P to taste

Mix everything together and enjoy!

Linking up with Peas & Crayons!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

11 months

Oh man, I can't believe that Paige is only a MONTH away from being ONE YEAR OLD!! So crazy!

Good grief, is this girl ever filled with personality! She is a hoot. And already showing us how sassy she is going to be when she is older!

Paige, at 11 months old::

- In mostly 12 month clothing.

- I don't have an official weigh-in, but I am guessing around 19 lbs.

- I know she has gotten a tiny bit taller! No official number though.

- Still in size 4 diapers.

- Still only two teeth! All four on the top are so close, but are taking FOR. EV. ER. to come through.

- Picking up speed with walking. Pretty soon she will be running. Yikes!

- She knows how to come down the stairs. She'll turn around and go down backwards. She actually picked up on this pretty quick, I only helped her a few times and next thing I know she is doing it on her own.

- Now that we are all feeling better (other than those darn teeth), she has actually been sleeping ok. Nothing worth bragging about, but for her track record, it hasn't been too bad!

- Still a pretty light eater. She is definitely getting favorites now. She loves grapes, oranges, cheese in any form, puffs, tomatoes, and pretty much any fruit really. She'll eat most meat..chicken, pork, etc.

- Still not a fan of getting her diaper changed or putting clothes on. I think she just does it to be difficult...when I change her diaper, she rolls over and is up on her feet as soon as I let go of her to wrap the diaper up. Then she runs away and looks back at me and grins, like "Haha, I got away! Now you have to come catch me!" Stinker.

- She is going to be another talker. She babbles and "talks" to us constantly, like she is having an actual conversation with us. She has a little attitude too! Paul and I joke that she is telling us off sometimes the way she squeals and screams at us, looking at you straight in the eye!

- She just started doing "All done!" when I say that do her. She'll put her hands up and to her sides.

- She's catching on to signing "more". She copies me when I do it.

- I might have forgotten this on last month's, but she is also shaking her head, and nodding when we say yes or no, and copying us.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Easter and Mother's Day!

Popping in quick to share a few pics!

These first few are from Easter. Our family and one of just the kids. The last one is Paige and I on the tire swing at my mom and dad's. It is the same tire swing my sister and I played in when we were little!

My little goofball, who always has to climb into things!

I thought this shirt was so cute! It says "Produced Locally". Ha!

And one more of me with the kids from Mother's Day yesterday. Love my little monkeys!