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Easy Leftover Ham Salad Recipe

April 21, 2015

Easy Leftover Ham Salad Recipe via The Thrive Blog! Find more protein pack recipes at http://www.thethriveblog.net.

If you’re like me, you have some ham saved in your freezer from St. Patrick’s Day or Easter! Ham salad is an easy and delicious way to use your leftover ham! Ham salad is a staple at my grandma’s house because it is satisfying, more fun than regular deli meat, and it only takes a few minutes to throw together.

Plus, it’s nice to have an easy protein on hand. I am sure you could tweak this recipe to be even more light by using a fat-free mayo or plain greek yogurt to combine your salad.

Easy Leftover Ham Salad Recipe via The Thrive Blog! Find more protein pack recipes at http://www.thethriveblog.net.

I call this recipe easy, because it calls for ingredients hanging out in our refrigerators most of the time, anyway. If you pulled your ham from the freezer, you can thaw it on your counter for the day or put it in a freezer bag in warm water for an hour or two to thaw.

I used a food processor to chop each ingredient separately because it keeps everything from mushing together. It’s a little bit of an extra step but really important, I think.

Easy Leftover Ham Salad Recipe via The Thrive Blog! Find more protein pack recipes at http://www.thethriveblog.net.

Easy Leftover Ham Salad Recipe via The Thrive Blog! Find more protein pack recipes at http://www.thethriveblog.net.

Ingredients:
Leftover Cooked Ham
Pickle
Sweet Onion
Mayo
Mustard
Ground Black Pepper

1. Chop ham in food processor until ham is coarsely ground. My leftover ham yielded about 2-3 cups.

2. Place ham into a serving container.

3. Chop pickle and onion separately in food processor and combine with ham.

4. Add about 1 Tbs. mayo per cup of ham or however creamy you like it.

5. Add about 1 tsp. mustard per cup of ham (I used jalapeno mustard!).

5. Black pepper to taste.

6. Enjoy on crackers, buns, or toast with cheese!

Easy Leftover Ham Salad Recipe via The Thrive Blog! Find more protein pack recipes at http://www.thethriveblog.net.

Easy Leftover Ham Salad Recipe via The Thrive Blog! Find more protein pack recipes at http://www.thethriveblog.net.

Do you make ham salad at your house? Do you have a go-to protein spread for sandwiches?

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April 2015 Bulu Box

April 20, 2015

April 2015 Bulu Box via The Thrive Blog http://www.thethriveblog.net

I just recieved my last subscription box from Bulu Box last week! Bulu Box is a fun way to try samples for active people or those who are looking to keep an eye on their nutrition and overall health. I have to say, I do enjoy getting that bright orange box in the mail!

Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each month, you will get a custom box filled with a new mix of 4 to 5 premium samples from top brands to try. There are two box subscriptions to choose from: Bulu Box Original or Bulu Box Weight Loss. I chose the original box for the 3-month subscription.

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A Stay-At-Home Mother’s Monday Morning Meetings

April 7, 2015

Stay-At-Home Mother's Monday Morning Meetings from The Thrive Blog http://www.thethriveblog.net

In addition to the craziness of Easter weekend, my husband and I had a serious discussion on Sunday night about some of the goals we have for ourselves before the end of the year. We are already 3+ months into 2015 and I have to be honest, I haven’t crossed many things off of my big to-do list.

I wake up Monday morning to smiling and hungry faces, an often messy kitchen and a list of appointments to keep or schedule. Sometimes, I get overwhelmed with exactly just how much needs to be done around the home. As a stay-at-home mom, I gladly take on the responsibilities inside the home like meals and housework. It only makes sense to me that is I am already feeding my kids, I can feed my husband. It only makes sense if I am already picking up the toys in the living room, I may as well vacuum.

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A Fine Morning at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

April 2, 2015

Como Conservatory

The kids and I love spending mornings at St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. We arrived before open at 9:45 am and were later joined by my sister and her boyfriend. I consider our mornings at Como Park to be a “stay-at-home mom perk”. As in, I can go to the Zoo in the morning during the week and not have to park a mile away, not have to stand in line, and shove my stroller around slightly less than if I was attending the park on a weekend.

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