Beet Smoothie with Blueberries and Pineapple

Beet Smoothie With Blueberries and Pineapple

I posted about  this quick smoothie idea on my weight-loss blog but it’s so good I have to share it here, too. I’ve literally made it daily since coming up with the idea last week.

Yes. It’s THAT good BUT, you have to kinda be into beets. Read the rest of this post »»

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Healthy Pancakes

The How-Many-Healthy-Things-Can-I-Get-Into-a-Pancake Pancakes

You guys know me by now. I’m all about getting as many good things into my kids as I can. It makes me feel good to know that I’m not only feeding them nutritious meals but setting a foundation that hopefully will set the stage for their food choices in the future, although allowing The Almost-9-Year-Old to make his own lunch decisions is eye opening. Read the rest of this post »»

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Sunflower Seed Butter

5-Minute Sun Butter! (Sunflower Seed Butter)

This fall the 3-Year-Old starts a new pre-school, which I know is nut free. I get it, I really do, and if I have a kid with a nut allergy I would want to know they are in a safe environment when I drop them off at school. However, for my nut-loving family, it’s a challenge. Read the rest of this post »»

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Simple Skillet Shrimp over Whole Wheat Couscous for 1

Simple Skillet Shrimp Over Whole Wheat Couscous for 1

Does anyone watch Louie, the show by Louis C.K. on FX?  He’s one of my favorite comedians and his show is hysterical — sometimes in a very wrong way, but I love it. This past week there was a scene where one of Louie’s daughters walks in while he’s cutting broccoli. She says, “What are we having for dinner?” He replies something like, “Pasta and broccoli.” The daughter then makes a yuck sound and Louie simply tells her to get away from him in a very disgusted voice. Read the rest of this post »»

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Jar of Homemade BBQ Sauce

I Made My Own BBQ Sauce!

And I love it!

It’s homestyle for sure. Chunky, yummy and sweet but I’m shocked how easy it was and now I’m excited to try other combinations and even fresher ingredients.

I have been on a hunt for a good BBQ sauce for ages but everything in the grocery store is crap. Is it just me or is it impossible to find a brand that doesn’t list high fructose corn syrup as of the top 3 ingredients? Read the rest of this post »»

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Cabbage, Beet and Grapefruit Slaw

Cabbage, Beet and Grapefruit Slaw

I should be on Food Network’s “Chopped” home-cook challenge because I would kill it!

At least I’d try. :)

I love figuring out what to make with what I have on hand. It’s creative and fun! (at least for me). The Husband would much rather just grab a bag of chips,  order in or hit a drive-thru. He also wouldn’t touch something like this with a 10-foot pole. Read the rest of this post »»

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Salmon over a Super Quick Brown Rice and Quinoa Pilaf

Salmon Over a Super-Quick Brown Rice and Quinoa Pilaf

Sometimes I say screw the family and make EXACTLY what I want for dinner. That’s what I did Monday and their reaction surprised me quite a bit.

Let me set the stage…

In the morning I decided I’d make salmon but I had NO idea what to serve alongside. I decided I’d just wing it when dinner time came. Read the rest of this post »»

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Napa Cabbage Salad with Ginger, Red Peppers and Almonds

Napa Cabbage Salad With Ginger, Red Peppers and Almonds

I’m going through GreenLiteBites withdrawal! I miss cooking and posting so much!

If you didn’t know, all last week I was on an anniversary cruise with The Husband. We were celebrating our 13th and we had a blast, even though I’ve decided cruising is not my favorite vacation. If you are interested you can see some photos from our trip on my weight-loss blog by clicking here.

Anyway, I’m back and I’ve been cooking up a storm! Read the rest of this post »»

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Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan and Bacon Bits

Roasted Asparagus With Parmesan and Bacon Bits

I’m continuing my series on this year’s Easter dinner sides. This one, like the Roasted Red Potatoes, was a hit all around and super simple.

I roast asparagus all the time, usually with just a bit of oil and salt, but I wanted to have a little fun and add some flavor. So I decided to skip the oil and add two of my favorite things: cheese and bacon! Read the rest of this post »»

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Simply Roasted Red Potatoes

Simply Roasted Red Potatoes

This past Sunday was Easter and I had a BLAST cooking for people who actually like to eat. At least that’s always my joke when extended family is in town because as you know the kids are, well, kids and The Husband isn’t, you know, a foodie.

But with a full house like this… Read the rest of this post »»

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Blackberry and Baby Greens Salad with Sunflower Seeds

Baby Greens Salad With Blackberries and Sunflower Seeds

Sorry for my short hiatus. I was on an amazing adventure with the 8-Year-Old in California. I can’t wait to share more about our trip on my travel blog, but first I had to get back to my kitchen. After eating on the road for 5 days I was craving something light and homemade. Read the rest of this post »»

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