I recently realized the secret to super savory mini casseroles is to add a LOT of plain Greek yogurt. It adds so much zing and flavor. I made these last night and have munched on them as both a dinner and breakfast entrÃ©e.
I’m going to double check this recipe to formerly share next week, but here are my eyeball measurements if you want to give it a shot: two cups (measured dry) cooked quinoa, 1.5 cup shredded cheddar, 1/4 cup sautÃ©ed onion with two huge handfuls of sautÃ©ed spinach in olive oil, two eggs one can white beans (drained), salt, and 1 cup 2% Greek yogurt. Mix it all up and bake in cupcake tins at 375 for 25 minutes under foil and 5 more minutes without. Makes 12 muffins. Itâ€™s good!
Letâ€™s seeâ€¦ what else is going on in my world of healthy eats? Oh â€“ Julie from PB Fingers came by yesterday and brought me a vegetarian, gluten-free lasagna. So awesome. I canâ€™t wait to dig in later.
And I made zucchini boats stuffed with crushed Rice Chex and cheddar cheese. It was fun! Plus, it made me eat zucchini, so thatâ€™s good. Hah.
On the exercise front, Iâ€™m continuing with my running game. Yesterday, I did 2.2 miles before the Husband left for work (my first full day with both kids <â€”I survived!), and today, I did 3.25 with my friend Brandi, who was nice enough to push Claire in the stroller.
(I canâ€™t wait to share my product review of the new Tre stroller. I can already tell you that super awesome because it fits my car seat perfectly. Also, the car seatâ€™s canopy and the strollerâ€™s canopy encloses the baby totally so they stay toasty warm!)
Book a Week
This weekâ€™s Book a Week was Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. First of all, I quickly realized that choosing approximately 500-page books for my Book a Week challenge is not the best idea â€“ I really had to read A LOT to get through this in a week. But I did it, and Iâ€™m already appreciating how much the Book a Week challenge motivates me to read instead of doing other mindless things like TV or the phone.
Anyway â€“ this book (which was recently made into a movie) was BRILLANT. I cannot say enough good things about Unbroken. Itâ€™s the true, very well-researched story of Louie Zamperini, a man who lived many lives â€“ he was an Olympic track star and World War II bombardier who survived a plane crash, shark attacks, 47 days on a life raft with little supplies, and being imprisoned in a Japanese prisoner of war camp for about two and a half years. I shamefully knew very little about the Pacific Theatre of WWII going into this book, and I am so glad that I read this inspiring book for the education of what really happened to the men who served in the Pacific and what it was like to be a Japanese POW. This book is incredibly important in that aspect, and I think it should be taught in every high school.
But really â€“ Unbroken is just an inspiring tale. Not just because of what Louie endured (well beyond what most people could even imagine), but how he emerges â€œredeemedâ€ and forgiving. I cried several times while reading the book, which says a lot because I never cry at books.
My review: 5 out of 5 stars. Best book Iâ€™ve read in a long time.