Divine Mint Smoothie

I’ve always loved mint.  From Girl Scout Mint Thins to Fannie Mae Mint Meltaways to Junior Mints my mouth waters just thinking about any one of those delectable items. In my quest to modify my lifestyle (aka diet change) I discovered the most divine mint smoothie recipe and it’s uber healthy too! I modified a recipe called Keto Mint Smoothie found on Elana’s Pantry website.  Disclaimer: I’m neither keto nor vegan nor any named special diet.  I just look for recipes that sound yummy that fit my food choice criteria.  I saw ‘mint’ and knew I have to give it … Continue reading Divine Mint Smoothie

The Battle Against Junk Food Food

Hi. Karen the Klutter Koach here.  In my excitement to publish my post I kinda forgot to add the title.  Oops!  I’m re-sending the link with the title if the title is what grabs your attention.  If I were a WordPress guru I would know there’s a better way to fix this…but at this juncture I’m not sure how to do it.  Live and learn. https://theklutterkoach.com/2019/10/24/10704/ -Karen Continue reading The Battle Against Junk Food Food

The Battle Against Junk Food

“You can’t have it!” Regardless of what ‘it’ is, this statement may bring out the rebellious teen or Veruca Salt tantrum in us making us to want ‘it’ even more. On the flip-side, imagine being presented with an array of options and asked which you’d like.  Most likely a choice would be made without further ado. In the context of food options, this is what’s happening in my household. Here’s the quest: I’m going to war against sugar and the junk food culture. Yikes, Karen! Are you nuts? If this is your first thought then read on… I have some … Continue reading The Battle Against Junk Food

The 80/20 Diet

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to different eating programs.  Whether it is no sugar-no white flour-no meat-plant-based-Keto-McDougall-Macrobiotic-candida-South Beach-or the sea food diet (I see it, I eat it).  I have come to the conclusion that everybody=every body is different and there is not a one-size-fits-all diet for everyone. I thought I had created for myself a new diet called the 80/20 Diet, but after doing an internet search found the concept already exists.  What is boils down to is eating healthy 80% of the time and 20% of the time foods I should avoid. For me I feel … Continue reading The 80/20 Diet

Using up Leftovers

One of the many things I am passionate about is not wasting things.  In our home we try not to waste food, water, or electricity.  In regards to food, we prepare foods the family likes.  We encourage taking smaller portions and having seconds or thirds if more food is desired.  Nobody minds leftovers, but sometimes they lose their appeal. Usually Tuesday or Wednesday is when I take inventory of what’s leftover in the fridge.  Here’s what I made this week with what needed to be used up: vegetable platter:  zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers, and radishes.  Kept out on the … Continue reading Using up Leftovers

Planning for a Large Meal

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I know many of you in the USA are prepping for your Thanksgiving meal.  Happy Turkey Day to those of you celebrating.  I, on the other hand, am prepping for the weekly holy Sabbath (aka Shabbos or Shabbat). For those of you overwhelmed with this one day a year tradition, imagine doing it every single week.  That’s Shabbos. In fact, I don’t mind it-I love it. How do I keep my sanity?  By menu planning and keeping thing simple. Keep in mind, THE DAY IS NOT ABOUT THE FOOD!  I repeat THE DAY IS NOT ABOUT THE FOOD!… Continue reading Planning for a Large Meal

A Kitchen Tip You MUST Try

I’m always open to time-saving ideas.  I read one the other day that seemed worth trying.  I tried it out and it was brilliant!  Enough of the suspense here it is: Homemade pre-made baking mix! What to do: Gather up your baking supplies and some ziplock baggies.  Into each baggies measure out dry ingredients like flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, etc.  Label the baggie with the type of mix such as ‘carrot muffin mix’ or ‘brownie mix’.  Store in your pantry.  When the urge to bake hits, grab the mix then add the eggs, oil, and other liquid ingredients. I’ve done something … Continue reading A Kitchen Tip You MUST Try

The Pantry Challenge

Originally posted on The Klutter Koach:
There are times when it is not possible to get to the grocery store.  The reasons are many:  the store is closed, the car is being serviced, your energy is zapped and you don’t want to go out, you are waiting for payday, it’s December 24, etc. Most people are so used to “running to the store” anytime they want something that maybe it’s time to change that pattern.  Do you HAVE to have milk NOW?  Can you eat your cereal with water or juice? Can you mix the dry cereal with peanut butter and add… Continue reading The Pantry Challenge