Weight and Learn

A stay-at-home mom learning how to be happy and healthy.

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My family loves bacon but rarely do we ever eat it at home because it’s greasy and messy to cook.  I will buy regular pork bacon if I need it for a recipe but usually we eat turkey bacon.  Today we had turkey bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches for lunch.  So yummy!  I find cooking turkey bacon is much cleaner and more forgiving.  It doesn’t shrink or curl up so a few slices covers what you want and I don’t[…]

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I tried a few new recipes this week and this muffin recipe was outstanding.  After enjoying zucchini at Benihana this weekend, I was reminded how much I like it and should really be cooking it more.  My husband and children are not big fans so I thought I would start with something dessert like and move on from there.  Here’s the recipe I tried and everyone agreed that the muffins were delicious.  This will definitely go in the make again file. Ingredients[…]

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While searching the fridge for lunch ideas, I came across a chuck of Velveeta cheese that had been purchased for a previous new recipe but I didn’t use the whole block.  This sad, squished lump inspired me to make macaroni and cheese from scratch.  My mom used to make it when I was a kid and it was the best thing ever.  I couldn’t wait for my son and husband to try it at lunch to see if I managed[…]

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My mother-in-law gave me this recipe last Christmas so that I could reproduce these soup kits with the kids to give to teachers and neighbors.  It’s a little time consuming collecting jars and ingredients, but once you’ve got it all it’s easy to put several together all at once.  They look really nice in a glass or plastic jar, all the ingredients layered and a recipe card with instructions tried with a ribbon around the lid.  We like this yummy recipe[…]

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Today is the first day that it really feels like and looks like winter here.  We woke up to a few centimeters of snow, blowing winds and a -15C windchill.  After bundling the kids up and off to school, I started to think about lunch and dinner ideas.  My youngest son is home for lunch but doesn’t like to eat lunch.  He would rather snack all day so usually I don’t put much effort into lunch.  I suspect that after school the[…]

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I’m really frustrated lately with what my kids won’t eat.  What used to be go to meals are no longer being eaten.  Most meals are met with turned up noses, sour faces and pleads from Mom and Dad to please eat some of it because you liked it the last time we ate it.  All of it results in a lot of food being thrown out, frazzled parents and two kids who just want to eat “snacks”.  To get inspired, I[…]

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I never used to like sweet potatoes.  When I was a kid, we would only eat them at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  My mom would prepare them in an orange juice marinade and then topped with brown sugar and marshmallows.  The whole concept sounded disgusting to me as a kid and still is not appealing to me at all.  It wasn’t until I met my husband’s family who eat sweet potatoes just like they eat regular white potatoes.  They steam them in[…]

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It’s a freezing cold Sunday and we just got back from taking the kids skating. Now we’re cuddled up on the couch, drinking hot chocolate and watching a movie and it’s nearing dinner time.  I don’t feel like doing much right now so thank goodness I had the brilliant thought of putting a roast in the crock pot this morning.  Now I only have a little work making potatoes and veggies and a yummy dinner will be on the table[…]