20110626_mangomintcrepe1

A Simple Minted Mango Crêpe

Yesterday I came home from a 3-day excursion at Mom’s to some wonderfully ripe Mangoes. I just HAD to do something with them this morning.

I didn’t have much of anything else in the house, so I hit the herb garden and made an old favorite, Low Fat Whole Grain Crêpe.

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Rainbow Fruit Kabobs [video post]

I totally stole this idea from my friend Carrie who had the most beautiful rainbow fruit kabobs at her daughters birthday party. They were GORGEOUS and so FUN!

I immediately imagined the Little Guy and I making them together. What a fun way to get your little one to have fun in the kitchen while learning about and taste-testing all sorts of different fruits! Read the rest of this post »»

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20110620_chickpeaSalad

Chickpea and Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil

Sorry for my short hiatus… AGAIN. I’m still adjusting to baby and trying to figure out a schedule now that Little Guy is home. Posting should become a bit more consistent now and I (we) even recorded a video today! I should have it ready tomorrow. Thanks for being patient with me as I find my groove again.

Anyway, enough “business.” I can’t wait to tell you about this AWESOME salad I made today. It was so easy and SO tasty!! I’m becoming addicted to fresh herbs. I cannot believe how much fun they are to use! Read the rest of this post »»

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Spiced Sweet Potato on the Grill

There’s only so many baked sweet potatoes a girl can eat before she gets bored!

Yesterday I decided to try something a little different by cutting them and adding a bit of flavor. The result was fantastic. However, Little guy declared, “too spicy.”

It took me awhile to figure out what he meant because they weren’t spicy at all, not hot-spicy anyway. He just didn’t like the addition of seasoning. I can’t complain though, at least he tried them. I can’t even get the husband to look twice at any potatoes that aren’t white. Read the rest of this post »»

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Dark Chocolate Mint Quinoa

I woke up with a hankering for something different. I had a rough night–sleep issues–and I wanted to start my day off right. Not in the mood for eggs or oatmeal, what’s left?

I scan the pantry.

QUINOA! <– new to quinoa? Click here.

I’ve had quinoa for breakfast a few times before. Read the rest of this post »»

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20110607_cordonbleu1

Chicken Cordon Bleu Style

I’ve been wanting to post this idea for 3 days now! Aomething always seemed to get in my way. So sorry for the delay.

Anyway…. I LOVE when people send me recipes! This one came direct from Cindy who shares my Laughing Cow Cheese obsession.

It’s so simple, so tasty and So FUN!

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Herb-alicious Burgers!

Let me start this post off by saying I PROMISE not to turn GreenLiteBites into a burger blog. I’ve just been so obsessed with my grill and burgers are my go to fun food in the summer.

That being said, I started thinking.. why do we always add flavor by adding things like cheese and bacon on top of the burger? Don’t get me wrong I love a juicy bacon cheese burger but can we up the flavor of a burger without adding so many fat and calories?

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Bacon Cheese Inside Out Turkey Burgers

I love experimenting with fun turkey burger ideas because, let’s be honest, a plain turkey burger is kind of boring. I either want a juicy, simple beef burger OR a flavor-filled turkey burger. Either works for me. :)

Today I was inspired by a traditional bacon cheeseburger. I had some 99% lean turkey defrosted and a couple of Mini Babybel light rounds, which melt fabulously!

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Breast Milk Storage

I’m taking a slight detour from my normal food musings to share a quick tip for fellow nursing moms.

I already had a video outlining my approach to store breast milk but it was long and didn’t really need to be. So Little Bean and I set up the camera and I ran through the idea real quick.

Below the video is the step the step instructions and Read the rest of this post »»

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Zesty Asian Inspired Marinade

It’s been 2 years since I grilled. TWO YEARS.

When we moved in 2009 we couldn’t take our outdoor grill with us and it’s taken us this long to get up and running with a new one.

Sad, I know.

But enough of living in the past!

This simple, tasty Asian inspired marinade is brought to you by my new summer cooking companion… Read the rest of this post »»

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20110529_greenbluesmoothie1

A Less Green More Blue Simple Smoothie

I think I was getting slightly too adventurous in the “green” smoothie department. Not for me but for Little Guy. He’s been less interested in them and I didn’t want to lose this fun, way way to get “the good stuff” into him.

So I took a step back and made a simple, sweeter, less green, green smoothie.

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20110525_cuminbeansrice1

One Pot Butter Beans with Brown Rice and Optional Cumin Dusted Pork Chops

Give me a stocked pantry and a large deep skillet and I can happily whip something up for dinner every night. There’s only one problem.

I’m the only one who will like it.

The husband is just NOT a fan of one pot meals. He doesn’t like everything all mixed up. As for the Little Guy the jury is still out. Sometimes he’s game and other times he turns his nose up. Read the rest of this post »»

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