20110307_salad1

The You-Don’t-Need-to-go-out-for-a-Great-Salad Salad

The husband and I had a date night on Saturday. We decided to squish a few in now while we have the chance. With this baby coming in the next few weeks, there’s no way we’re getting out for a few months at least! We’ll have 2 kids, 1 of them an infant and no family that lives within 3 hours, we’ll be lucky to find a moment to talk let alone enjoy dinner and a movie. Which is exactly what we decided to do this weekend.

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Silky Single-Serve Nacho Cheese

Confession time.

When I was a kid I LOVED Easy Cheese. That cheese “stuff” found in a can that you can squirt in fun patterns onto crackers. You know…. this stuff.

And yes… I have squirted it directly in my mouth on more than one occasion. Come on. Fess up. YOU have too! ;)

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20110228_BeanChocolateChips1

Not Your Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ohh but they are tasty! And you’ll never guess what’s in them. Or better yet, what’s NOT in them. :)

I love the challenge of making baked goods out of “healthy” things. My intention isn’t to necessarily duplicate traditional baked goods but to make tasty treats that are yummy and add SOME nutritional value to our diets.

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Breakfast Quinoa with Citrus and Kiwi

Joe left a comment on my recent Single Serve Steal Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries post about using quinoa for breakfast and I haven’t been able to get the thought out of my head ever since. A couple of years ago I made Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa but haven’t dabbled with the idea in awhile. It was about time.

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Single Serve Steel Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries

I’ve been on quite a journey with oatmeal. Five years ago I never touched the stuff. Ever. It just wasn’t on my radar. I don’t remember eating it much as a kid. It surly wasn’t something I made in college and you guys know who I’m married to, right? I don’t think the husband has ever had a bowl. At least not since I’ve known him.

Yet somehow I became a person who just whips up a bowl of Steel Cut Oats in the middle of the week. Read the rest of this post »»

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Simple Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Originally posted Feb 12, 2008 republishing for the 2011 Sweet n’ Healthy Blogger Recipe Contest Click here to check it out!

I don’t know WHAT came over me tonight. I just wanted something different and apparently, I’m a little obsessed with ‘S’s. ;~P

This morning I pulled out some tilapia fillets to make Crispy Baked Parmesan Crusted Tilapia. Along side, I was planning to make Sweet Potato Fries but by the time I got home from work, I just wasn’t in the mood. Read the rest of this post »»

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20110220_chocolatePudding1

Unbelievable Chocolate Pudding Made with…

AVOCADO?

yea.. I didn’t believe it either. This is very similar to my Banana Soft-Serve experience. Simply do a search for avocado pudding and you will see tons of web sites with recipes using a simple avocado as the base ingredient for pudding.

I had to try it.

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20110217_cabbagesalad1

Warm Cabbage Salad with Carrots and Thyme

Yesterday was GORGEOUS out! The first day in a long time that didn’t have me wanting to hibernate so I took complete advantage. This pregnant butt went out for a nice long walk and I made a wonderful summer inspired meal while the boys played outside.

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Turkey Bacon Panini with Roasted Peppers and The Laughing Cow

I made this on Saturday and honestly… SHOCKED at how good it came out! I bought an avocado without a clue as to how I was going to eat it, again. Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of the avocado. I don’t even like guacamole! I just started incorporating a bit of avocado here and there as accents in my diet for the health benefits. I must admit, I’m growing to love the creaminess it adds to dishes.

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Happy Valentines Day! Dark Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie

Not feeling very festive at 8 months pregnant and not being married to Mr. Romance, I thought I’d celebrate with a simple Valentines day treat for myself.

It seems V-day is all about the chocolate covered strawberries anymore. They were sold out of them at the grocery store and my local candy spot has been taking ordered for weeks! I thought, why not put the flavors of dark chocolate dipped strawberries into a simple smoothie? Read the rest of this post »»

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20110210_chickenmango1

Chicken with Mango, Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, when the husbands away I get to play! In the kitchen that is. :)

I whipped this fun dish up with the intention of “testing” the 5 year old. I really wanted to see how he would react to a veggie filled, fruit flavored chicken based one pot dish–something that I LOVE. The husband? Not so much.

Well I’m happy to say he passed! Just look at him! (and OMG how BIG is he?!?) Read the rest of this post »»

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