20120126_orangevanilla

A Green Julius (AKA Orange Vanilla Smoothie)

The other day I found myself craving an Orange Julius. Are they as popular as I think they are?

Growing up we had an Orange Julius at our local mall. It was always a treat for us at the end of a family shopping trip. Once I was old enough to be dropped off at the mall alone (ahhh High School memories,) it was always one of my first stops.

If you’ve never had one they are smoothie-like but not nearly as thick. Read the rest of this post »»

20 comments »»
Posted in: 3 WWP, 5 WWPP, Beverage Ideas, Breakfast Ideas, Green Smoothies, Snack Ideas
See other recipes using: , , , ,
Sharing: Stumble This 0 Email to a Friend
20120125_westernEggWhite

Super Light Western Egg White Sandwich with a side of Green Peppers

So I’m a little breakfast nutty at the moment. Little Bean LOVES eggs and I find myself cooking them more and more.

This morning I decided to go super light (after last nights chocolate overload) and it was totally satisfying for just over 100 calories!

Read the rest of this post »»

3 comments »»
Posted in: 2 WWP, 3 WWPP, Breakfast Ideas, Sandwich Ideas
See other recipes using: , , ,
Sharing: Stumble This 0 Email to a Friend
20120117_kalesalad

Raw Kale Salad with Feta and Dried Cranberries

A few weeks ago I saw Chef Michael Simon make a raw kale salad on The Chew. He sliced beets up real thin and cut the kale into ribbons. Then made a vinaigrette out of red wine vinegar and olive oil.

I was immediately intrigued.

Read the rest of this post »»

14 comments »»
Posted in: 5 WWP, 6 WWPP, Dinner Ideas, Lunch Ideas, Salad Ideas, Snack Ideas, Vegetarian Ideas
See other recipes using: , , , , ,
Sharing: Stumble This 0 Email to a Friend

Quinoa with Applesauce and Yogurt for Baby

I’m fairly new to quinoa. It definitely wasn’t something I grew up with. I didn’t even know it existed until a few years ago.

WHFood.com lists quinoa in their top World’s Healthiest Food list because it’s high in protein, magnesium, iron and it’s low in calories. One half cup cooked has about 110 calories, 4 g of fat and 5 g of fiber. Not bad for baby! Not bad at all!

But what about the texture? How would Little Bean react to something with so many chunks? Find out in our latest Baby Food Adventure…

Read the rest of this post »»

6 comments »»
Posted in: Baby Food Adventures
See other recipes using:
Sharing: Stumble This 0 Email to a Friend
20120116_chickenMushrooms

Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms with Peas

I’ve had this idea for a quick creamy chicken dish for a few days now. It was time to give it a shot.

The whole family LOVED it. I’m not joking. The only complaint came from Little Guy who declared his hate of mushrooms yet again BUT he ate everything around them. Fine by me, I still got chicken, peas, and whole wheat noodles in the boy without argument. Score 1 for mommy!

Read the rest of this post »»

21 comments »»
Posted in: 4 WWP, 5 WWPP, Dinner Ideas, Toddler Approved
See other recipes using: , , , ,
Sharing: Stumble This 0 Email to a Friend
20120111_squashburrito

Spaghetti Squash and Avocado Burrito

I made this on a total whim yesterday as I had leftover avocado after feeding the baby and leftover Spaghetti squash cooked from the weekend. I roasted the squash to serve with my Chicken tips instead of potatoes and it was AMAZING!

Anyway, I’m getting sidetracked. So I’m sitting there staring at the avocado and the squash and this idea pops into my head. Why not use the spaghetti squash like rice in a burrito? It’s a great bulk-er and would really fill a wrap nicely. Read the rest of this post »»

26 comments »»
Posted in: 6 WWP, 7 WWPP, Dinner Ideas, Food Photos, Lunch Ideas, Sandwich Ideas, Vegetarian Ideas
See other recipes using: , ,
Sharing: Stumble This 0 Email to a Friend
20120107_HamCheeseRollUps

Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll Ups

It’s post holiday season. You know what that means?

Leftover Crescent rolls to experiment with!

Every year for Thanksgiving I buy a few canisters. It’s the only time I do as I can’t be trusted around them. Let’s just say I’d beat you in the How-Many-Crescent-Rolls-Can-You-Eat-In-One-Sitting game and leave it at that.

Read the rest of this post »»

6 comments »»
Posted in: 6 WWP, 7 WWPP, Appetizer ideas, Dinner Ideas, Lunch Ideas, Party Ideas, Sandwich Ideas, Snack Ideas, The Laughing Cow Ideas
See other recipes using: , , ,
Sharing: Stumble This 0 Email to a Friend