20111218_kalepearwrap

Kale, Pear and Hummus Wrap

I’m not sure if this will be a crowd pleaser, but I liked it and thought I’d share in hopes it inspires you to have some fun with kale.

I loved the combination of sweet pear, earthy kale, salty bacon bits and creamy hummus. The only issue with the wrap was moisture. I think if I cooked down the kale a little more it wouldn’t have been an issue, but even as messy as it was I’d make it again in a heartbeat. Read the rest of this post »»

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20111215_OrangeTunaSalad

Orange Ginger Tuna Salad

I’m going on day 2 of counting Weight Watcher Points and I’m already inspired to come up with light, healthy meals for myself. It’s like I needed the constraint of points to motivate me. Isn’t that weird?

Anyway, all morning I was brainstorming what to make for lunch. I wanted something flavorful and satisfying and I think I hit the nail on the head, for me anyway. Armed with an orange, a red pepper, and my pantry I came up with an Orange Ginger Tuna Salad. You may never want a boring mayo based tuna salad ever again! Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 3 WWP, 3 WWPP, Lunch Ideas, Salad Ideas, Sandwich Ideas
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Chicken with Red Peppers and Barley for Baby

Our latest adventure involves one of my absolute favorite veggies: The Red Bell Pepper. I’m a pepper freak. Big Brother’s a pepper freak. It was time to see if Little Bean would follow suit.

His reaction was priceless. This was one of my favorite adventures yet.….
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20111209_pumpkinchili

Fresh Pumpkin With Black Beans

I have a friend who patiently cleaned, peeled and cubed a fresh pumpkin and then selflessly gave me some. Scratch that, a TON!

I would have never even thought of doing something like that! But now that I have it in my fridge the ideas are flowing. First, I roasted some simply with curry. D-licious! The curry powder and pumpkin were such a fun combo it gave me an idea for a curry style chili of sorts and it came out even better! Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 6 WWP, 8 WWPP, Chili-like ideas, Dinner Ideas, Lunch Ideas, Soup/Stew Ideas, The Laughing Cow Ideas, Vegetarian Ideas
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20111208_SugarCookie

Less-Sugar Sugar Cookies

CHRISTMAS COOKIES! YAY!

Sorry. I’m so excited! Little Guy and I had tons of fun making and decorating cookies today. It may just be my favorite part of the holiday season. I loved it when I was a kid and now I get to do it with my own kids. Just thinking about it makes me smile.

Of course I couldn’t just follow one of the billion sugar cookie recipes in the world. Nope. I had to research them, study the ingredient lists, and then make up my own. Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 2 WWP, 2 WWPP, Cookie Ideas, Dessert Ideas, Toddler Approved
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20111206_cheesysalsa

Simple Cheesy Salsa

This may be my simplest idea yet, but it was so tasty and satisfying I had to share. Plus you guys know I’m a Laughing Cow Community Leader so I’m all about sharing fun ways to use their products.

You guys may also know how I feel about pausing and making a snack versus just grabbing something out of the pantry and munching. Sometimes–ok, ok a lot of the times–I have a habit of grabbing a bag of chips, a container of salsa and going to town. Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 1 WWP, 1 WWPP, Snack Ideas, The Laughing Cow Ideas, Vegetarian Ideas
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20111201_3cheesepizza

3 Cheese Spinach Flat Bread Pizza

I made this on Thursday. THURSDAY! I hate when I can’t post something I’ve eaten within 24 hours. It just bugs me. Not sure why, it really doesn’t matter when I post it, does it?

Anyway, I did whip this up to cure a pizza craving and I couldn’t be happier. Using a little bit of 3 different cheese adds wonderful flavor. Making it indulgent when it really isn’t! The whole pizza weighs in at less then 250 calories! Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 5 WWP, 6 WWPP, Lunch Ideas, Pizza Ideas, Snack Ideas
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20111130_pistachioTilapia

Pistachio and Bran Crusted Tilapia

It’s been awhile since I jazzed up a tilapia fillet. I’ve breaded them before, coated them in oats, flavored them like one of my favorite drinks and topped them with a fun salsa. It was time to bring nuts into the party.

You are going to think I’m crazy but I’ve made this dish twice in 2 days. First was last night when I served it over some quinoa. I was SHOCKED when the husband devoured his plate. Read the rest of this post »»

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