The Jesus Diet

Wilted Greens
July 14, 2011, 5:07 pm
Filed under: Recipes, Snacks | Tags: ,

About a year ago my massage therapist told me about this recipe that her grandmother used to make all the time.  I tried it this spring, and it’s now my FAVORITE way to eat my greens!

Wilted Greens

6 slices of bacon (know your farmer!  Make sure to buy bacon without nitrites or nitrates)

1/2 c chopped green onions

1/4 c Apple Cider Vinegar

2 T honey

8 cups greens, torn into pieces

Cook the bacon until crispy.  Drain and save drippings.  Crumble the bacon and set aside.  Add green onions to the drippings and cook until tender.  Add the ACV, honey and 1/4 c water.  Cook and stir until boiling.  Add bacon and stir together.  Pour over lettuce and serve immediately.

Hey, and while you’re at it, check out Mare at Just Making Noise!  I’ve entered this recipe in the Simple Lives Thursday Blog Hop.  Have a look!


A Taste of Summer
May 16, 2010, 7:43 pm
Filed under: Recipes, Sides, Snacks, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

I love summer.  It’s my favorite time of year!  One of my favorite summer food combinations is fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella.  Yum!  I could eat about anything with this combination!  At the farmers market this year there are several people who have grown organic hot-house tomatoes.  Such a simple and delicious recipe, it gives you the best flavors of summer!  For Mother’s Day, Nate picked up fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella and made me these little appetizers…

Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella Deliciousness!

Sliced tomatoes

Fresh mozzarella – cubed

fresh basil leaves, torn

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling

freshly ground black pepper

I didn’t include amounts on this recipe on purpose, as you can use as much or as little of each ingredient as you like!  Assemble your toothpicks, or layer pieces on a plate, as you prefer.  Drizzle a thin layer of EVOO on top, and sprinkle with black pepper.  Good luck saving room for the rest of your meal!

Chocolate Sauce
May 8, 2010, 6:21 pm
Filed under: Desserts, Snacks, Uncategorized | Tags: ,

Who doesn’t love chocolate?  This is one of my biggest struggles, I could definitely probably eat chocolate every meal and be happy.  I had to figure out a way to make my chocolate habit beneficial to my body.  Well folks, I figured out a way.  Here’s the recipe I use to make the most DELICIOUS chocolate sauce.. It’s wholesome, natural, and is such a yummy treat!  I use it to dip bananas, nuts, cheese, on top of homemade/natural ice cream, or sometimes even plain.. Rarely does a day pass without me eating at least one serving of this stuff.  You can thank me when you’re licking the bowl clean!  🙂

Megan’s Fabulous Chocolate Sauce

3T honey

1 1/2 T cocoa

1t coconut oil

1T peanut butter/almond butter

dash of vanilla

Put all ingredients in a large ramekin or very small bowl and warm it on the stove or in a toaster oven until it’s warm or is starting to bubble. Stir until everything is smooth and combined.  Use it to dip whatever you wish.. My favorite is bananas!  Yummy!  🙂

Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies
May 4, 2010, 3:20 am
Filed under: Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks, Uncategorized | Tags: ,

So I know all of you have lots of time to make delicious healthy breakfasts, oh wait, that is basically no one.. My mornings are often rushed and hectic, therefore I love having quick and easy breakfasts.  I came up with this recipe for breakfast cookies to help fill that gap.  I keep some of these frozen so I can just pull them out for especially hectic mornings, or even just a filling snack.  Plus, the boys LOVE the idea of having cookies for breakfast!  With very little sugar, lots of fruit and nuts, these little cookies pack lots of nutritional punch!  🙂

Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies
1 c whole wheat flour
1 c oat flour (oatmeal blended up)
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/4 t nutmeg
1/4 t cinnamon
1/2 c butter, softened
1/2 c honey
1 egg
1/4 c milk
Mix Ins (you can switch these up depending on what you have on hand, mix in as much or as little as you like!)
dried cranberries
sunflower seeds
dark chocolate chips
pumpkin seeds

Cream butter, milk, egg, and honey in mixing bowl.  Mix together flours, baking powder, salt, nutmeg.  Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix until just combined.  Stir in your Mix-ins.  Drop rounded teaspoons of dough onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 8-10 mins.  Can be stuck in the freezer and enjoyed for quite a while after baking!  🙂