Grill Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Yellow Squash and Bacon

Grill-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Yellow Squash and Bacon

Yes, BACON.

I must admit, I’ve been a bit obsessed with it recently. I found a local farm that delivers milk, eggs and a few other items, and one day I made the mistake of ordering the bacon.

Now the whole family is hooked. Read the rest of this post »»

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Light Basil Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes and Cheese

Basil Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes and Cheese

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I whipped this up yesterday on a whim to complement the steak dinner I was cooking for Father’s Day.

I never expected everyone to like it so much, myself included!

I’m really starting to appreciate the flavor that fresh herbs bring to dishes, especially salads like this. Using dried basil just wouldn’t even come close! Read the rest of this post »»

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Warm Cabbage Taco Salad

Using Leftovers: Warm Cabbage Taco Salad

I’ve mentioned this idea, or a variation of it, in my Kale, Turkey and Black Bean Taco Filling post but it’s so good I had write about it again.

The idea is simple: Repurpose leftover taco meat (or any ground meat really) to make a warm,… Read the rest of this post »»

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Chickpea Salad Mojito Style

Mojito-Style Chickpea Salad

One of my most popular recipes on GreenLiteBites is something I literally whipped up in minutes. I never expected it to be pinned almost half a million times.

That’s INSANITY!

The idea is a simple Chickpea and Tomato Salad that uses a quick homemade dressing and some fresh basil. Read the rest of this post »»

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Flour-less Chocolate Cupcakes

Flourless Chocolate Muffins

Every once in a while I get a hankering to experiment with a muffin idea.

Sure, I could just use one of the million tried-and-true muffin recipes out there, but where’s the fun in that?

I’d much rather get creative and push the envelope to make something new, with foods I actually want the kids and I to eat. Who needs processed white flour when you can use oats and almonds! Read the rest of this post »»

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Using Leftovers: Cheddar Maple Pork Quesadilla

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I know you guys are going to think I’m crazy. I think I’m crazy, but when I saw the leftover pork chop in the fridge I thought… Read the rest of this post »»

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Chia Porridge

Overnight Maple Cinnamon Chia Porridge

Like most food habits, my breakfast choices have slowly morphed over the years. When I initially lost weight (70 lbs 8 years ago) my go-to was a bowl of All-Bran with skim milk. Then I switched to soy milk, then almond. I started adding berries and other fruits.  Soon my daily cereal became oatmeal. Read the rest of this post »»

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Red Pepper and Avocado Nachos

Red Pepper and Avocado Nachos

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The other night I was craving “something.”

You know the feeling. You just want to eat but aren’t sure why or what. Read the rest of this post »»

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Kale Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries and Sunflower Seeds

Kale Quinoa Salad With Dried Cranberries and Sunflower Seeds

I’m learning when you buy a 2 lb bag of kale, you have to figure out how to eat 2 lbs of kale!

I’ve already put it in eggs, made chips, a cheeseseak and tonight I’m making a fried rice with it and some leftover pork.

Yesterday, I took a chance and… Read the rest of this post »»

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