Tuna Caprese Salad

Tuna Caprese Salad

I’m sure I grabbed this recipe from someone else. I cannot remember where but if I find that source, I’ll let you know. This is a great lunch for me, especially in the summer. Ingredients: 4 1/2 oz Fresh Mozzarella, chopped 1 can (7 oz) Albacore Tuna, picked over 3 oz (about 10) Grape Tomatoes, […]

High Protein Spinach Dip

spinach dip

This is SUPER simple. I added extra protein to it by seasoning and frying about 8 oz of chicken, pureed in the processor, and added at the end. Can hardly taste it and it boosts the protein. Ingredients: 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 16 oz Fage 0% Greek yogurt […]

Saucy Meatballs


Joanne loves when I make these. We got the recipe from an “easy to chew, easy to swallow” book when I was having some dental work done. I have modified it a bit, but delicious! Meatballs: 1 1/2 cups lean ground beef 1 cup dry bread crumbs (I like Italian style) 1 egg, lightly beaten […]

Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes


This is one of my most favorite things to make. They’re kid tested, too. Zadey asks for “Mommy’s pancakes.” I keep meaning to experiment with them. I think they need a bit of pumpkin added to them — but what do I know? I love pumpkin. Ooooh or maybe some applesauce and replace the pumpkin […]

Tortilla Soup


This is all about flavor and I love it! For weight loss surgery patients, this is perfect for pureed and soft solid food stage. Simply blend before eating. For the liquid phase, sip only the broth for something tasty. Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 Large Onion, diced 4 Cloves Garlic, minced 1 or 2 […]

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins


I bought more bananas than Zadey could eat. I try hard to avoid this since I tend to shy away from bananas these day and I believed banana bread to be a bad choice for me. And not that I’m saying this is wonderful and great nutritionally speaking, it’s much better than my original version […]

Easy Chili


As the weather is starting to get cooler I anxiously wait for warm soups and chili. For this recipe, I made a lot. I had 5 lbs of ground beef that was going to go bad if I didn’t use it all. This was the best way I could think of using it. And with […]