I am always looking to be innovative & creative with meatless meals.
Last night I created a, “Wow factor” recipie which I just had to share!
Momwhoknows Meatless Avocado Pesto White Bean Portobello Mushrooms
*4 large organic portobello mushrooms
*1 ripe organic avocado
*1 clove of garlic
*1 cup of organic basil
*1 cup of organic raw spinach
*1 can/box of organic white beans rinsed and drained
*4 tbs. of grated Parmasean cheese
*Extra virgin olive oil
*Himalayan salt & pepper
*1/3 cup of water
*Preheat the broiler on low in the oven, & heat the BBQ on a medium flame.
1.) Scoop out all the insides & stems of each portobello mushroom and discard.
2.) Brush each mushroom on both sides with olive oil.
3.) Next in a food processor add the garlic & pulse. Afterwards add the avocado, basil & spinach and make into a paste consistency. Scrape the sides of the processor, add the water to thin out, then salt & pepper to taste.
4.) Grill the mushrooms and spoon the avocado basil pesto mixture evently on all 4 mushrooms.
5.) Add 1/4 cup of white beans on top of each mushroom, & 1 tbs. of grated cheese & broil until melted.
Serve and enjoy!
*Note: The avacado pesto can be used on pasta, spiralized zucchini, or spaghetti squash too!
Take it from a Mom who loves creating delicious & healthy meals!
We as human beings are given the gift of intuition. If something doesn’t seem right with your child, then seek a few opinions.
Aside from my styling and journalism jobs, I am also a Parenting Expert/Mentor. I see many parents who sometimes ask me, “Do you think our child has any issues, or are their any red flags that we should look out for?”
My advice varies, first and foremost speaking with your pediatrician is the first step. Afterwards depending on the situation, I have referred parents to see ophthalmologists, ENT’s, Occupational/Physical therapists, as well as Behavioral therapists to obtain more information.
I can relate on a personal level, for our daughter was born what her pediatrian diagnosed her with was Torticollis (head tilt).
My husband and I didn’t agree with the diagnosis, for over time for she had other issues with mobility and feeding difficulties.
It wasn’t until we saw an Occupational and Physical therapist who diagnosed her with Strabismus (lazy eye syndrome). That explained it all!
She underwent eye surgery and all of her issues resolved along with Physical and Occupational therapies.
The message and advise I have for parents is to be your own advocate! If something does not seem right, then go for an evaluation.
Early intervention works wonders, and if you are not satisfied with the answers you get then seek another opinion or more!
Take it from a Mom who has been there, and continues to be an advocate!
Then lace up your sneakers and find something you love or have always wanted to do!
Being a parent, working and juggling schedules & activities can stressful, overwhelming and exhausting . It is important to take time for ourselves and finding something you enjoy makes things more meaningful.
Most facilities offer free trials for classes, so why not try a varity of different things before you lock into one activity!
I am going to make it my goal to step in a new direction this New Year for a healthier me!
Wishing you all a fabulous 2016 full of amazing things!