Protein Overnight Oat "Shake"
Most days I take a protein shake to work, but today I tried something different. I saw an add for a company that makes Protein Overnight Oats. Serving price wasn't horrible (about $3-$5 a piece). But I am cheap and I have all the ingredients at home. So I tried making my own this morning. I am really liking it. Here is what I used. Now I will say that this made enough for 2 servings. But since I am working all day and forgot a lunch, I am hoping this will sustain me through. So with that said you can cut this recipe in half, or just divide it into 2 jars.
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats (7g of protein)
4 tbsp peanut butter powder (12g of protein)
1 tsp chia seeds (.7g of protein)
1 cup water
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (1g of protein)
1 scoop protein powder (22g of protein)
1/3 cup Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt - Vanilla (8.5g of protein)
1.5 tbsp organic cocoa powder (1.5g of protein
*for a total of 573 calories & 52.7g of protein for the whole recipe.
Or 286.5 calories & 26.35g of protein per serving
this makes 2 servings
Dehydrating Refried Beans
I get so giddy using our Excalibur Food Dehydrators. Today I am drying 10 cups of homemade refried beans. Saves room in my freezer, I know every ingredient that’s in it, and it will make taco night so much more fun. Since there is only two of us, I can rehydrate just enough for that meal and not have to worry about losing the rest of it in the fridge (I can’t be the only one this happens to.)
WHAT I USED:
For the bags I purchased the ones below on Amazon. I also decided to purchase a sealer for extra security for the bags since I was mailing them. I really didn't want my family to open the box and find all the ingredients had merged together. But that could be my OCD talking :).
As far as the labels. I made them myself. I used Adobe Illustrator to make them, but it's just as easy to use Microsoft Office. Just open a new document, draw a text box and insert the text. Make sure the border on the box is a little thicker and then when you cut them out, cut just outside the line leaving a white border. I used full sheet sticker paper in my ink jet printer.
This is a great resource page for gardeners that are just beginning and those that have been doing it a long time.
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How to's, ideas, inspiration, books, and so much more for learning how to can and preserve your food.
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