20120402_beefstew

Roni’s Beef Stew, Yes, BEEF Stew

If you go through the archives of GreenLiteBites I have about 5 total beef recipes. Five. Compare that to the 80+ I have tagged with chicken/turkey there’s a clear winner in the meat department on my blog and in my home.

I don’t have a beef with beef (omg The Husband is wearing off on me in the pun department) it’s just that I always considered poultry the healthier choice in the meat department. Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 11 WWPP, 9 WWP, Crockpot Ideas, Dinner Ideas, Soup/Stew Ideas, Toddler Approved
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20120330_green_Smoothie

Green Orange Mango Smoothie

I’m a kitchen sink smoothie maker. Whatever I have on hand goes in the blender and viola! A quick breakfast or a healthy snack.

Last year I posted an “Elastic Approach” to how I make smoothies but I still like to share specific combinations that worked really well. This was one of them.

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Posted in: 4 WWP, 6 WWPP, Beverage Ideas, Breakfast Ideas, Green Smoothies, Smoothie Ideas
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20120328_roasted_vegetables

A Roasted Vegetable Feast!

The other night it was just the kids and I home for dinner and I decided to make what I wanted to make no holds barred. Without The Husband home it’s much easier for some reason. Hmmm wonder why?

Ok, not here to husband bash.. really.. I’m not!

I’m here to share quite possibly the most amazing batch of roasted vegetables I ever made. I’m serious! it was THAT good! Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 3 WWP, 3 WWPP, Dinner Ideas, Side Dish Ideas, Toddler Approved
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20120326_fail

FAILED: Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

*sigh* I was really hoping to share an awesome turkey burger idea. I had grand plans for my leftover ground turkey. The results was alright but they could have been so much better.

I added diced pineapple, red pepper, green pepper, oats and soy sauce to the meat and formed 2 patties. In hindsight I should have added an egg white. It would have helped to hold them together but even without the falling apart issue, they needed something else in the flavor department. Maybe ginger, teriyaki sauce or even just some onion. Read the rest of this post »»

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20120322_tilapia_foil

Tilapia and Tomato Packets with Couscous

I made this on a total whim yesterday having no idea if it would work. To my surprise it did AND the husband actually said he liked it… UNSOLICITED!

Here’s the story. I had only 4 tilapia fillets defrosted for dinner. I knew it wasn’t going to be enough for us so I pulled out a frozen bag of bay scallops for the kids and decided to have fun with the fish for us.

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Posted in: 6 WWP, 8 WWPP, Dinner Ideas, Grill Ideas
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20120319_sweetpotatochili

Spicy Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili with Avocado

This is a slight reboot of a recipe I posted last year simply called Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili. Staying true to my use-what-I-have-on-hand roots I, well, used what I had on hand and made a similar dish with a spicy twist. Topping the result with avocado added a cool creaminess that really made it a complete meal.

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Posted in: 3 WWP, 4 WWP, 5 WWPP, Chili-like ideas, Contests, Dinner Ideas, Lunch Ideas, Soup/Stew Ideas, Vegetarian Ideas
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20120318_cinnamon_chicken_wrap

Sweet Cinnamon and Pear Chicken Wrap

Did you hear?

The Laughing Cow recently launched Smooth Sensations a line of 5 cream cheese spreads. There’s Classic Cream, Classic Cream Light, Strawberries & Cream, Garden Vegetable and my favorite…

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Posted in: 5 WWP, 7 WWPP, Lunch Ideas, Sandwich Ideas, The Laughing Cow Ideas
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20120313_roasted_chicken

Ginger Roasted Chicken

Confession time, I recorded a 30 minute video making this with both kids (partally) 2 nights ago. I miss videos. I really do but they seem so much more difficult with 2 children. I’m also having technical difficulties with my video recording and audio syncing making it VERY time consuming to edit.

I’m seriously thinking about hiring a video guy and going more pro with them but I’m not sure I want to go in that direction.

Anyway, enough shop talk I MUST share this chicken idea with you! Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: Dinner Ideas, just ideas
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