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Cutting the Grease

This week I have to plan healthier meals around what we already have in the freezer & pantry. I did however make a quick trip to the groceries on Saturday and picked up the weekly staples: fruits, veggies, dairy and wheat breads. I hope to include Christian more in the meal planning and prepping. He loves to help and has his very own child-safe chopper.


Today’s menu called for ‘Sloppy Joe Sandwiches’. The problem was we only had medium grade ground beef… not healthy! In an attempt to cut the grease I pan fried it then followed an old trick that my mom always did. I double-lined a bowl with paper towels and dished the ground beef into the bowl layering with more paper towels, as needed, to drain some of the grease off. It helped! I sneaked in some finely chopped onion, celery, green peppers, and grated carrot and put it all on a whole wheat bun. It made for a good meal.

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