I am trying so hard to reform this. It's my biggest downfall when it comes to food and health.
What are some of your struggles with food? What do you do that prohibits health and/or weightloss?
Now, on to something more positive and delicious....
I LOVE learning how to make things so I no longer have to buy them from the store. I guess I get that from my mom. She makes her own soap, face wash, lotion, and home cleaners. She also makes her own yogurt and other foods (too many to name here!). She is awesome at what she does and I am so proud of her. One day, I would like to be like her.
My creations tend to be food-based. I make my own salsa, I usually don't use any sort of recipe when I cook meals, and I make my own ranch dressing. I love that my ranch is not processed or filled with preservatives (though it does have some, since the mayo I use isn't completely preservative free). I love that it is low fat and very low calorie. I also think it tastes better than anything you will buy in the store. Test it out for yourselves.
My Ranch Recipe:
1 cup Kraft Olive Oil Mayo
3/4 cup Original Almond Milk (I use Great Value)
1 TBS. Hidden Valley Dry Ranch Mix
Combine all of these ingredients into a bowl and stir vigorously until the texture is smooth and creamy. Pour into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
This ranch has a shelf life of about two weeks, since I don't add any preservatives to make it hold for long periods of time. Trust me, this is better for your body.
1 serving= 1 Tablespoon
1 serving= about 32 calories. Most store-bought ranches are about 65 calories per tablespoon!
|Lunch break by the Lake: My home-made ranch with organic baby carrots, English cucumber, and yellow peppers. YUM!|