Chocolate Chia Pudding

Warm Chocolate Chia Pudding

Here’s my new, warm, go-to breakfast when I’m out of or don’t feel like eggs. Don’t be fooled by its appearance. It’s a warm bowl of yumminess and the best part:

Chocolate for breakfast!
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Whole Wheat Butternut Squash Muffins

Whole Wheat Butternut Squash Muffins

I was going to name this post “Butternut Squash Muffins Take 2″ but then I realized take 1 was more than THREE YEARS AGO and no one probably remembered them but me.

Anyway, I happened to get my hands on some butternut squash puree. Read the rest of this post »»

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Kale Up! Apple Kale Salad with Maple Walnut Dressing

Kale Up! Apple Kale Salad With Maple Walnut Dressing

As a blogger there is nothing better than getting a pitch from a brand/product you absolutely adore and use regularly. Here’s an except from an email I reviewed a few weeks ago …

“… [I] am looking for a partnership for a paid sponsored… Read the rest of this post »»

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Shirataki Noodles with Ham, Peas and cheese Sauce

Shirataki Noodles With Ham, Peas and Cheese Sauce

I know many people aren’t fans, but I like to keep a bag or two of shirataki noodles in my pantry for “emergencies” aka I’m out of fresh ingredients.  These noodles are normally advertised as a “Miracle” or “Skinny” as they are extremely low in calories because they are entirely made of fiber. Read the rest of this post »»

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Devil-Style Shrimp Sopes

Cooking Class Experience: Devil-Style Shrimp Sopes

I don’t normally post anything here on GreenLiteBites I didn’t cook in my own kitchen but today I’m making an exception.

Last week I was on my first cruise thanks to Princess Cruises and The American Heart Association. Part of my adventure included a shore excursion at both ports of call (Grand Cayman and Cozumel) and one of the options was a Mexican cooking class. Read the rest of this post »»

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Mexican Pizza on Butternut Squash

Mexican Pizza on Butternut Squash

A few days before leaving for my first every cruise vacation, I pulled out 3 simple ingredients to make an awesome quick lunch.

I shared the basic idea for this pizza last year and I still make it anytime I have a large butternut squash. This particular time I had no sauce and no shredded cheese, but I DID have salsa and pepper jack. Read the rest of this post »»

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Quinoa, Beet and Feta Salad

Quinoa, Beet and Feta Salad

Did you know you can buy precooked quinoa?

I didn’t! I found that bag in Target. Haven’t seen it anywhere else yet but I have a feeling it will catch on.

Of course you could cook up your own batch but having things like this in your pantry is a great way to be prepared when you just don’t have time or, let’s face it, the energy. Read the rest of this post »»

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Maple Mustard Dressed Salad

Maple Mustard Dressing

I’m on a homemade condiment kick again. Every now and then I try to declare my independence from store-bought salad dressings and BBQ sauces.

I know I’ll never NOT use store-bought again, but I like to try and keep my pantry filled with more generic items that can easily be pulled together for multiple uses. Things like mustard, maple syrup and vinegar — three things that happen to be in this very simple dressing. Read the rest of this post »»

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Potato Butternut Hash

Potato-Butternut Hash

I have been cooking up a storm lately but unfortunately, the time to share my adventures has been limited. I photographed 2-3 more ideas since last Wednesday but I’m sharing the most recent one I made Saturday because, well, it was AWESOME!

I happened to have a half of raw potato — it’s a long story that has something to do with this, don’t ask. Read the rest of this post »»

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Kale and Raw Butternut Squash Salad with Feta, Walnuts and Dried Cranberries

Kale and Raw Butternut Squash Salad With Feta, Walnuts and Dried Cranberries

I made this salad for the second time today and I’m in LOVE!

First I have to tell you how I got the idea because, well, that’s what I do. Read the rest of this post »»

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Almond Butter Banana Bites

Almond Butter Banana Bites

This idea is so simple but I decided to share it because these are the kinds of snacks we forget about when running through the pantry at night, although I came up with it as a pre-workout bite on my way to the gym on Saturday. Either way, sometimes it’s fun to get back to basics with our food and snack choices.

Oh! and I’m sure this would make an awesome snack for the kids, but both my boys are weird. Read the rest of this post »»

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Breakfast Sausage and Sweet Potato Soup with Peas

Breakfast Sausage & Sweet Potato Soup With Peas

Nothing makes me happier than using what I have on hand to make an amazing meal from scratch. Well, nothing besides the kids actually eating their dinner without complaint. Oh! And ice cream on a hot summer day. And puppy kisses. *smiles* I like puppies.

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