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Blueberry Chicken Salad with Cheesy Herb Dressing

I’ve been dying to share this with you since last week. I totally made it on a whim for lunch and it came out spectacular! The quick cheesy dressing perfectly brought together the chicken and blueberries making it a hearty satisfying meal.

To make the dressing I just plucked a few leaves from my herb garden.

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The Lettuce Bun [video]

I’m TRYING to get back into videos guys. I miss them. This is quick (only 5 minutes, can you believe it!?!) video where I show my technique for using lettuce as a bun. It’s a quick, easy way to ditch the extra bread during your next summer BBQ. Read the rest of this post »»

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The Black Bean Brownie Trick

Let me start this post off by saying A.) I don’t think these are “healthy” or a free for all because they have beans in them and B.) I’m not against indulging in REAL full fat style desserts now and then.

Now, since we have that out of the way…. IF I can feed my kids (and myself) yummy, gooey, amazing brownies on a special occasions that have less fat, more fiber and more protein why wouldn’t I do that?!?

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Simple Peaches and Cream Smoothie

The other day I was just too hot to eat breakfast. It was humid. I just came home from a run. Sweat was dripping down my face. There was no way I was cooking a damn thing.

Instead I looked to the freezer and found this…

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Sweet Mozzarella Caprese Quinoa Salad

This idea slapped me in the face yesterday when I was trying to figure out lunch. The Husband went for his disgusting frozen Mac & Cheese –seriously, that stuff is GROSS. I can’t even handle the smell– and the baby had leftover black beans, grebe beans, Triscuits, cheese and watermelon. That left me to my own devices.

LOVE this situation!

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Simply Stuffed Strawberries

I love when people share great ideas! Yesterday Maria shared this Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberry post from from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

A seed was planted.

Today I decided to take a super simple approach this idea. I’m talking 3 ingredient simple…

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Black Bean & Cilantro Lettuce Wraps with Yellow Squash

I know some people are predisposed to hate cilantro but I am definitely NOT one of them. MAN I can’t get enough of this stuff! I got a bushel from the farm this past week and it’s been burning a whole in my fridge since friday.

Hmmm what fun can I have with this?

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Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Somewhere — I think it was SkinnyTaste — I saw a turkey recipe with zucchini. I don’t remember the details but the thought stuck with me. Ground turkey is infamously dry and unlike beef, you can’t serve it slightly rare to counteract. Normally I mix in some oats as it helps to hold on to some moisture, but adding zucchini seemed like a great idea too!

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Garden Vegetable Omelet

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.

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Greek Yogurt Parfait

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 »»

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