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Leftovers Didn’t Go Over

  • Leftover Roasted Cauliflower
  • Leftover cubed Turkey Breast
  • Cantaloupe
  • 2 cookies
  • Water
  • Snack: 1 Oat and Honey Bar. I ate the other one as part of my breakfast.
  • Leftover Cubed Turkey Breast, Leftover Roasted Cauliflower and a few Triscuits
  • Cantaloupe

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Kale and Purple Cabbage Salad

I’m in that mode where I buy a bunch of fresh produce in the beginning of the week with no real plan on how I’m going to use it. I’ve learned over the course of the last 7 years –pretty much since I overhauled my diet– that if I buy it and keep it in plain site, I’ll figure out a way to eat it because I HATE throwing good food away.

Last week I picked up a head of purple cabbage because Read the rest of this post »»

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20130107a_home

2 Kids 2 Lunches 3 Days a Week

  • Leftover cubed turkey breast and Whole Grain Ritz
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Grapes
  • Yogurt Tube
  • Water
  • Snack: Kids Cliff Bar
  • Leftover cubed turkey breast, cheese cubes and 2 Whole Grain Ritz
  • Sweet Pepper strips
  • Grapes
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Water

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Thai Inspired Cucumber Cashew Salad

This morning I checked my email to find one of Kalyn’s latest post, Wake-Up-Your-Mouth Thai Cucumber Salad and I immediately knew what I was making for lunch.

Of course I modified the idea using what I had on hand. The result couldn’t have been more satisfying! It was fresh, light, tasty, and REALLY filling. I guess eating a whole large cucumber will do that to you!

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Sunny Side Up Egg Topped Butternut and Spinach Hash with Bacon

Some of you are going to think this is absolutely crazy but I have never, EVER, had a “dippy” egg. Nope. Never.

No over easy or sunny side up for me. I’m a scrambled/omelette girl and I like my eggs cooked. Thoroughly.

But I decided: new year, new experiences. And I went out of my scrambled egg comfort zone on New Years Day. Read the rest of this post »»

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Leftover Brown Rice with Peas and Pomegranates

So the night I was sick we ordered chinese food for dinner and with Chinese food comes leftover rice. You know the rice that comes on the side of every menu item that no one ever seems to eat because you ordered fried rice or noodles on the side anway? Yea, that rice. The stuff that usually gets tossed.

Well I like to look at it as someone just delivered me cooked rice and says, “Here, make something.”

So I did… Read the rest of this post »»

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Pomegranate Berry Smoothie

Have I been inactive for 8 days? That may be a record! The holiday season hit this year and hit hard. It all started with The Husband’s birthday on the 21st. We had his company holiday party out of town, then Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at home with the kids, then off to Grandma and Grandpa #1′s for the day, then Grandpa and Grandma #2′s the next day, then we had the road trip from hell on the way home (serious traffic, diaper blow outs, grumpy kids,) then today I got sick!

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Cranberry Topped Cheese and Cucumber "Crackers"

I think I’ve confessed my cheese addiction before but just in case I’ll say it again…

I LOVE CHEESE!

One of my favorite snacks as a kid was to cut hunks from a block of cheddar, slice some good pepperoni and top a buttery cracker. It was a texture thing, a taste thing and, well, a mindless thing. Before I knew it I’d look down and the block would be gone!

Now I try to snack a little smarter and a lot more consciously. Read the rest of this post »»

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Slow Roasted Chicken Legs with "Roni Spice"

I’m starting a new traditional on Sundays. Well, it may actually be an old tradition, I’m just reviving, but still…

Early Sunday Dinners.

This weekend we sat down as a family at 2PM and enjoyed this…

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Quick Spicy Butternut Black Beans and Peas

The Husband wasn’t home for dinner last night and there were leftovers for the kids, so I decided to experiment a bit.

I was in the mood for something comforting but quick. I had zero desire to prep. So most of this is made with quick pantry items. I happened to have cubed squash that I cut into slightly smaller pieces.

It was easy, tasty and satisfying!

Here’s what I did, I hope it gives you a few ideas. Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 3 WWP, 5 WWPP, Chili-like ideas, Dinner Ideas, Soup/Stew Ideas, Vegetarian Ideas
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