Being a full time working mom of two little girls, ages 22 months and 4 months, doesn't allow me very much time to spend cooking up a storm in the kitchen (not that I would even if I could).
But in a dual effort to lose my baby weight and get my toddler to eat some veggies, I have been on the lookout for some good recipes. My critera - healthy, fast, cheap and easy.
Here are a few of my recent finds:
(recipe from Pilleteri's in Birmingham, AL)
2 cucumbers peeled and sliced
Mix in a bowl with 1/4 cup white or wine vinegar
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of greek seasoning (obviously the recipe calls for Pilleteri's seasoning which I recommend if you are in AL, but if not any good greek seasoning will do)
Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour and serve
*You can also add tomatoes or olives if desired
Bake Sweet Potato Fries
(recipe from my Uncle Jim)
Taken at the half way point. End results are much crispier.
2 sweet potatoes peeled and sliced to 1/2 inch thickness
Mix in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of EVOO
Sprinkle with Black Pepper to taste
Sprinkle with sea salt if desired
Bake at 475 for 15 minutes then flip fries and bake for another 10-15 depending on desired crispiness