Have I told you how much I love working with The Laughing Cow? I’ve always been a fan of their products but now I’m challenged to use them in fun new ways. I’m pretty sure if I could start my career over, I’d take the path of recipe developer. I mean, I guess that’s kind of what I do here on GreenLiteBites but I’m no professional, just someone who has fun mixing things up in the kitchen.
Why Hello Stranger! I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA. Funny enough my absence was to attend the BlogHer Food Conference in Seattle. It was awesome! I went, I ate, I learned, I networked, I had a blast! Click here to see some of my recaps.
I arrived home inspired but coming off a red eye, I had no time, desire or energy to cook. Instead I made a quick yogurt parfait. Chobani was an exhibitor at the conference and they had a yogurt bar that was to die for! Read the rest of this post
Joining a CSA is definitely a challenge. Half our share are things I’d never think of buying. Not because they aren’t good or I don’t like them, but simply out of habit.
Take Bok Choy for example. I’ve never bought a head of Bok Choi. According to NutritionData.com, 1 head of this crunchy, fun vegetable has 751% of our daily Vitamin A, 630% of our daily Vitamin C, 478% Vitamin K, 139% Folate, 88% Calcium, even 37% Iron all for about 110 calories.
A 110 Calories… in this.. Read the rest of this post
Yesterday was frantic farm day. Ryan gets off the bus at 3:40. Swim class is 4:30 then straight to the farm to pick up our share. As if that was hectic enough, we had storms rolling in and tornado warnings. Thankfully we just beat the monsoon and got our share without getting soaked.
I had defrosted pork chops so I decided to whip something up. Read the rest of this post
I’ve discovered Chia Seeds at my local grocery store and now there is no going back. These things are awesome! Even the baby thinks so. :) Click here to see his first time trying them.
At first I didn’t know what do with them but now I can’t think of ways NOT to use them.
Did that make any sense? Read the rest of this post
We got our first share from the CSA! I’m so excited. Every Friday from now until November we’ll be bringing home fresh, locally grown, seasonal vegetables. Since I really try only to post recipes here on GreenLiteBites I’ve been talking about the farm on JustRoni.com. Click here to see my post about the CSA and here to see what we brought home on this weekend.
Here’s a sneak peak… Read the rest of this post
I recently bought my first bag of Chia seeds seeing them at a local grocery store. I don’t know too too much about them but their nutritional profile intrigued me. One ounce contains 137 calories, 9g of fat, 11g of fiber, 4g of protein. I’m no expert but that’s seems pretty ideal for baby. Especially considering the fat it contains is an Omega 3 Fatty Acid. Read the rest of this post
Finally my first Farro idea! I have to say, I love this stuff! It’s chewy and yummy and, well, fun!
I tossed it with what I could find in my pantry and it made a wonderfully satisfying lunch. Filling but not heavy, tasty and quite nutrient dense. According to NutritionData.com this salad contains more than 50% of your daily Vitamin A, over 20% Iron not to mention 18g of protein and 12g of fiber! Read the rest of this post