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Spaghetti Squash and Tomato Bake

I was ecstatic to get a spaghetti squash in this weeks farm share! After trying it a few years ago, I’m hooked! It’s one of my favorite things to experiment with.

If you’ve never had some, it’s mildly sweet with a fun spaghetti like texture. I have an OLD video where I show how I used to cook it in the microwave but now I bake it. The texture is much better and it’s super easy if you do it whole. I’ve been meaning to do a video on how I do it. Maybe next week? Read the rest of this post »»

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Pressed Portobello Panini

Last weekend I bought a package of Portobello mushroom caps. First I made my Marinated Portobello Mushroom Spinach Salad then a couple of Mexican Style Portobello Mushroom Pizzas. That left me 1 cap left for lunch yesterday.

I perused the internet finding this Grilled Portobello Panini on the Food Network. The idea of the Portobello as the meat of a warm pressed sandwich with some tasty cream cheese was exactly the type of lunch I had in mind. Read the rest of this post »»

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My Bison Steak Birthday Dinner

I’ve gone out to dinner on my birthday for as long as I can remember. It’s just what we do. What we’ve always done.

There’s no doubt I like eating out. I enjoy a break from the kitchen, I like getting waited on for a change, but it’s expensive and just not as fun for me with 2 young kids (if I’m being honest.) I’d rather cook a good meal at home, even on my Birthday. So I’m starting a new tradition of cooking something new for myself on my day and the family is NOT allowed to complain. (They did anyway.)

This year I decided on Bison steaks. Read the rest of this post »»

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Vitalicious Chocolate-Banana Marbled Brownie Cake

It’s my birthday and I HAD to bake a cake.

Just had to.

Of course I can’t bake a “normal” cake because that would be too easy and too, well, full of calories. So I made myself a fun marbled cake using my favorite baking mixes from Vitalicious.

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Marinated Portobello Mushroom Spinach Salad

Home from the beach and CRAVING a light, healthy lunch. That was my inspiration today.

Armed with a Portobello mushroom and a red pepper I picked up at the grocery store yesterday, I whipped up a fun, tasty, filling spinach salad. Honestly, I can’t believe how flavorful and satisfying this meal was. Don’t let the longer ingredient list scare you. It was a cinch to make and took all of 10 minutes.

Here’s what I did… Read the rest of this post »»

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Orange Chicken with Bulgur and Broccoli Idea

Hello from the Beach! Sorry I’ve been MIA. This week is our family outing to the Jersey Shore. I’ve been posting a few fun photos and my food journals on my weight loss blog but have neglected poor GreenLiteBites. Not for lack of ideas (I’m backlogged) but for lack of time.

The day before we left The Husband was away on business so I decided to have a little fun with dinner.

I wasn’t really planning on posting my dinner udea until I got this verdict from the 7 year old… Read the rest of this post »»

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Avocado Orange Salsa

Yesterday for lunch I wanted something fun, and tasty and, well, “summery.”

I happen to have a bunch of clementines so that’s where I started.

Oranges are fun and tasty and summery. Right?

Now, to make them into a meal.

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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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