Hey, ya’ll! I just spent the last two mornings in the kitchen, cooking and creating. As ya’ll know, I’m working on losing weight and simply eating better for quality of life. Now, that does not mean I’m giving up sweets, meat or anything else that might be considered ‘bad’ for you. I’m not going vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free or any of that nonsense. I realize people have to have those diets for their own health but other than my weight, I’m overall pretty healthy so I’m not going to those extremes. Instead, I’m making a lot of things from scratch to cut out preservatives that I don’t need. I’m trying to go more natural/green in a lot of ways. I started this last year and made some progress. Now, I’m focusing on going further, as I have plans for my future in this line of thought, and losing weight as I did well in loss last year only for it to reappear.
In the last two days, I chopped celery, cucumbers, and carrots for snacks and lunch, though I don’t honestly eat that many snacks. I made Ranch dip, from a packet that I’ve since figured out I can make from scratch next time. I brewed tea, sweet and unsweet. I also baked some egg, cheese and bacon pockets, egg, cheese and sausage pockets and pizza pockets. Those are all my own recipes and I call the breakfast ones pockets as they’re baked dough with egg, cheese and either bacon and sausage filling. The Pizza pockets are a twist on hot pockets, with mozzarella, tomato meat sauce and pepperoni. All are filling for breakfast and lunch without the preservatives that you find in what you can find in the stores.
I also made my own ranch dressing and my own chocolate coffee creamer. I’ve been making my own ranch dressing since last year but I just tried the coffee creamer. I chose chocolate as it would add flavor while letting me taste the base of the creamer and see if I want to continue to experiment with it.
I’ll give ya’ll the creamer recipe and ya’ll can let me know what ya’ll think. If you’re interested in the other recipes, comment below and let me know. I’m more than happy to share. Though one will be email newsletter only in the coming weeks so you’ll have to sign up if you want it.
Homemade Chocolate Creamer
Tres easy, isn’t it? Let me know in the comments if you want any of the other recipes too! I’ll see ya’ll next week!
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