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An Italian Pulled Chicken Sandwich Idea

Update: Click here for a more detailed recipe of Italian Pulled Chicken and Kale SlidersI need a “Family Approved” category! This one was a crowd pleaser and I totally made it on a whim in an effort to save myself one night of cooking.

Yesterday, I made a batch of my homemade tomato sauce. I’m headed out of town and anytime I go away I leave a batch of sauce for The Husband so he can whip up a quick pasta dinner. It’s better than leaving him to his own devices which would result is a constant stream of fast food and pizza for my kids. This curbs at least one delivery. Read the rest of this post »»

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Kale and Grapefruit Salad with Sunflower Seeds and Dried Cranberries

Sorry for my short hiatus. You may notice a bit less activity here on GreenLiteBites while I prepare for the FitBloggin’ conference. In 9 days I’ll be hosting nearly 300 bloggers in Baltimore for a weekend of, well, fit blogging fun!

But I don’t want to talk about it. Frankly, I need a break from thinking about it! So if you’d like to learn more check out FitBloggin.com. In the meantime I’ll share this fun Kale Salad I made last week. Read the rest of this post »»

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Experimental Cheesy Kidney Bean Burgers

These were a total experiment that came out was better then I expected. The recipe can use a little work. It’s far from perfect but this may spark some idea for you so why not share? That’s really why I blog anyway. :)

So here’s the story… I found myself, again, with only 2 burger patties in the freezer. This has been happening a lot lately. I’m going to have to learn how to be better prepared to cook for 3 grown boys! Anyway, I decided to make the traditional burgers for the boys and try to make myself the pinto bean burger idea I had floating in my head. Read the rest of this post »»

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Super Quick Butternut Hash with Bacon Bits

Ohhhh fall is coming and so are some of my favorite squashes!

Butternut.

Delicata.

Acorn.

I love them all! Of course I’m the minority in my household but I get it. Read the rest of this post »»

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Simple Red Cabbage Slaw with Chia Seeds

Life is full of compromises. Sometimes you have to give a little to get a little and that’s what I did for this dish.

I wanted my boys to eat some healthy cabbage and chia seeds and in exchange I used their favorite store bought dressing as a bargaining chip. It worked like a charm! We’ve had this dish at least 3 times this summer.

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Farm Fresh Turkey Chili

The most popular question I get when I tell people I joined a CSA (the farm) is how do we eat it all?

Every week I pick up a share of fresh vegetables from the farm and every week, I also wonder how we’re gonna eat them, but somehow we do, one way or another.

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The French Onion Eggplant and Red Onion Cheese "Burger"

Is it possible for a meal to have an origin story? If so this may be one of the funniest. Well not funny ha ha but funny as in strange? Interesting? Weird?

Ok, maybe it’s not funny at all but I’m going to tell you anyway.

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