Balsamic Vinaigrette

I made this vinaigrette the first time I did 21 Day Fix.  I didn’t really understand why the recipe was in the meal plan book.  I just did it and ate it because it was REALLY GOOD!

We watched Fed Up a few weeks ago were amazed at how much, and how often, sugar is added into foods.  But it wasn’t until I looked at the back of a bottle of salad dressing that it hit me. Even the expensive refrigerated dressings have added sugar.It is everywhere.

I was clueless.  I even asked random customers at the store and employees if they knew there was sugar in ALL the salad dressings.  It had me dumbfounded.  

I don’t mean to get on a soap box, but we have NO excuse to be naive.  Information surrounds us.  We don’t even have to type the question into google anymore.  Siri will do that for us.  You are worth it.

You are worth the 3 minutes it takes to make this dressing.

You are worth the extra $2 to get a bottle of marinara that does not have added sugar.

You are worth it.

Just do it.

Ingredients:Balsamic Vingerette
6 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
6 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 medium lemon (juiced)
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. raw honey

Combine vinegar, lemon juice and honey in a bowl and whisk to blend.
Stir in mustard, mix well.
Slowly add oil while whisking and mix well.


Feel free to add little goodies like scallions, thyme, oregano and other herbs.

We leave ours on the table because we use it throughout the week.  You can store it in the fridge as well, just know that you will have to set it out at room temperature then mix well again.




Breakfast Yummies

I LOVE breakfast.

When I was little my Mom would make whatever supper I wanted for my birthday.  Every year it was either breakfast or potato and sausage soup.  High maintenance, I know.

My love for eggs, sizzling bacon and mimosas has no bounds.  **Note.  My Mom did not give me mimosas when I was little.  This was acquired after age 21**

So it makes sense that some of my ‘snacks’ throughout the day are breakfast focused.

This is great right out of the oven or they can be reheated in about 20 seconds.  Just poke a few little holes throughout it.

Our kids love these and aptly named them ‘Breakfast Yummies’

Ingredients:Breakfast Yummies
12 eggs
24 pieces of sliced turkey
coconut oil or coconut spray

Warm oven to 350
Spray or coat a muffin pan with either coconut spray or coconut oil
Place 2 pieces of sliced turkey in each muffin spot to create a bowl
Crack an egg and drop it in the middle of the sliced turkey bowl
Repeat with remaining 11 spots
Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until egg is cooked.

**You can scramble the eggs, add veggies, cheeses, meats, etc.  This is simply the base recipe.  You can also substitute turkey meat with bacon, etc.  Have fun with it!**

For 21 Day Fixers I count 2 of these as 1.5 reds.