Archive for the 'Lizzie’s Lunch Counter' Category

DIY Ranch Dressing Mix

Friday, November 10th, 2017

I like ranch dressing quite a bit. I’m working on having healthier options around here–a never ending quest! I laughed the other day when I saw an ad for ranch kegs–huge barrels of ranch. Ok, I don’t love it THAT much. My sister has a recipe for the mix that I follow loosely but I […]

Oven Fajitas

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

My new way of making fajitas is to slice the veggies, set the chicken on top, season and bake at 375.   It’s super easy and time saving! I bake until the veggies look slightly browned. You can bake a little longer if you like. To serve, slice chicken and set on the table with […]

Mexican Chicken & Quinoa

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

I wanted to try something a little different recently and came up with this. It’s probably not terribly original but it was sure yummy! Here are my unscientific directions: Place chicken breast in a glass baking dish–add a little bit of water to the dish (1/4 – 1/2 c),  Sprinkle with cumin, salt, pepper, chili […]

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Toddler Food~ Breakfast Ideas

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Here are some breakfast food ideas that the toddler likes. *scrambled eggs and toast with jam *plain yogurt with applesauce–sometimes granola sprinkled on top *granola with almond milk *french toast and fruit *peanut butter toast *oatmeal *oatmeal with yogurt and applesauce stirred in *waffles *kefir smoothie, water, or almond milk to drink   **I make […]

Smoothie Bowl

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

I’ve instituted a new plan in the freezer! I try to feed Nathan almost all organic fruits and veggies. It’s something that’s important to me–no worries if it’s not important to you. The rest of us have what we can afford…sometimes it’s organic and sometimes it’s not. Many days the little guy manages to chow down […]

Brown Sugar Bacon Chicken

Monday, April 6th, 2015

I found a great recipe online the other day that I wanted to try. I made it for dinner last night…..MMMM. Of course now I can’t find the link. I see Paula Deen had something similar done in bites if you want to look it up. Basically all I did was: *cut a chicken breast […]

Toddler Food Ideas

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

  I’m no toddler feeding expert, but I read when James was a baby that children pick up their picky habits between year 1 and 2. So with James, I worked very hard to help him learn to eat all kinds of good food when he was 1. I’m doing the same with Nathan. This […]

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Smoothie Cubes

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

We like smoothies around here. I think they’re a great way to get lots of nutrients into kids and they taste good too! Lots of times, we make yogurt smoothies but more recently, I’ve been making homemade kefir and use that for smoothies. Nathan loves smoothies and I love seeing him slurp them down knowing […]

Broccoli Fritters

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

I found this idea on Facebook and tweaked this recipe. (link not working for me—will try to fix later!)  I’m not a broccoli lover, but I always try to find new ways to get it in and I want the baby especially to learn to eat all sorts of things. Here’s what I did~ 2 c. […]

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Autumn Pork Roast

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

The other day, I was watching a local cooking show and she made this pork roast that sounds delish! We make pork roasts very rarely, but this sounded so good, I went to the store and bought all the ingredients and it’s cooking today. 1 pork roast 1 onion, chopped 2 c. apple cider or […]