Posted in Dessert, easy, Pineapple, Recipes, Snacks, Walt Disney World recipes

Homemade “Dole Whips”

One of my favorite treats at Walt Disney World is Dole Whip.  Actually it’s one of many favorite treats at Walt Disney World.

I didn’t find the exact recipe for Dole Whip but I found one that was close enough to satisfy the craving for Dole Whip.  There is a place 20 minutes from my house that sells Dole Whip so when I have the real urge to have some, I’ll go there and pretend I’m at WDW.

Homemade Dole Whip

Homemade “Dole Whip”

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 c. frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 c. milk, use more if needed (dairy or coconut)
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar

Steps:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.  If needed, add more milk (1 Tbsp. at a time).
  3. Enjoy right away

 

Posted in breakfast, Carrots, Drinks, Healthy, Ingredients, Nut free, Pineapple, Recipes, Smoothie, Snacks

Carrot Tropical Smoothie

This smoothie looked interesting so I decided to try it. At first, I was skeptical because it contained carrot juice but it ended up being delicious! It’s a wonderful way to get fruits and veggies you need!

Side note: I took it to work one day. Some students asked me what was in it. When I said carrot juice, they all gave me a look of disgust. (They had thought it looked good until I told them carrot juice.)

Carrot Tropical Smoothie

Slender Kitchen

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1/2 c. carrot juice, either juice it yourself or get a brand like Bolthouse Farms
  • 1/2 c. orange juice
  • 3/4 c. frozen mango
  • 3/4 c. frozen pineapple
  • juice of 1/2 of a lime (Stick in microwave for 10 seconds before juicing it. That maximizes the amount of juice you get.)
  • If you want to you, you could add nonfat Greek yogurt for added protein. I haven’t tried it yet but I bet it would be delicious.

Steps:

  1. Put all of the ingredients in your blender.
  2. Blend away until desired consistency. If need be, add water if it doesn’t blend.
  3. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

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Posted in Easter, Ham, Ingredients, Main Dish, Meat, Pineapple, Recipes, Rice

Ham and pineapple fried rice

Day 2 of using up ham left-overs was a success. In fact, Hubby told me that it was better than Bd’s Mongolian Grill. Score!

A few weeks ago, we went to Bd’s for supper. He loves the fact you can pick your own ingredients and then they grill it up. So this was saying a lot when he liked my version better.

Oh, I know there are a lot of versions of this recipe floating around. However this is my creation based on the concept.

Ham and Pineapple Fried Rice

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Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 tsp. sesame seed oil
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1-2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 c. Broccoli cut into small pieces
  • 1-1/2 c. Ham diced into medium sized pieces
  • 1 sm. can of diced pineapple, juice drained and set aside (8 oz.)
  • 1 lrg. Egg, beaten
  • 1 c. Cooked brown rice, cooled
  • 2-3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. hot sauce

Steps:

  1. Heat oils in a skillet. (Medium heat)
  2. Add veggies to the skillet. Cook until tender.
  3. Add ham and pineapple. to skillet. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes until warmed through.
  4. While the ham and pineapple are cooking, combine the pineapple juice, soy sauce, hot sauce, and ginger in a separate bowl.
  5. Push all veggies, ham, and pineapple to side of skillet.
  6. Add the beaten egg. Stirring the egg until it’s cooked.
  7. Add the rice. Pour the pineapple juice, soy sauce, and ginger mixture over the food in the skillet.
  8. Cook for about 5 minutes longer.
  9. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

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