I've been a baking fool today. Started the morning with a muffin in a mug recipe that wasn't so great. Made some cloud bread with cottage cheese that was meh. Then I found another recipe for a muffin in a mug that was much better. Less dry and less ingredients to boot! Chopped some broccoli for easy snacking, then nuked the stems for like 10 min in some water, drained, mashed, added some half and half, water, and a bouillon cube for some creamy broccoli soup for lunch. Baked some kale for kale chips...can't believe I'm eating kale voluntarily. Made some more cloud bread with cream cheese (Oopsie Rolls) and they came out MUCH better. Lighter and fluffier.
First attempt on the left with the cottage cheese, second on the right with cream cheese. 5 in both stacks. It made 6 each time. Next time I think I'm gonna do 2 eggs and 2 oz cream cheese. 3 each makes 6 really big ones. Should probably be more like 7 or 8 but I can't fit that many on my pan so I wound up having to squish them on. Still, not bad for a first go.
Psst @Walt_RealFlavors the kiddo approves of the jello cup and cool whip for dessert. I do, too. It hit the spot. Thanks so much!! I couldn't find lime so I got the strawberry and orange, but it was yummy. I'll have to look for lime at Kroger.
I'm still working on ways to take food to school on Mondays and Wednesdays for me and non-perishable snack ideas for Abby to take to school. For the time being, she's eating breakfast here in the morning (at 6am poor thing) because her school breakfasts are pretty terrible. She's having to eat school lunch though cuz she's on free lunches and I just don't have the means to send her with lunch every day at this point. Oh well. She's doing her best to avoid the bread and sugar. And before anyone says anything about me putting my kid on a 'diet', she's 10 and she wanted to do it. I didn't ask or push...she saw what I was eating and decided for herself that she wanted to do it, too. Bonus for me, I can stop buying the bad carby stuff completely. With it out of the house it won't be tempting me.
I gotta say, I haven't had this much energy or been this excited about food in a really long time. Even if it is just a placebo affect, it feels great. Aside from a little bit of anxiousness, I'm actually kinda looking forward to getting out of the house and going to school tomorrow.