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Roni’s Spice Starter Set for the New Cook – 10 Spices I Can’t Live Without

One of my goals here on GreenLiteBites is to inspire more people to cook at home. Plain and simple. I’m not going claim to be some hoity toity chef or a know it all cook, because I’m not. I’m also not an organic nut or spice snob. I never buy fresh nutmeg or fresh vanilla beans, even though I would like to try them one day. Nope, my situation is pretty cut and dry. I’m a working mom, doing her best to feed her family. Read the rest of this post »»

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Our New Favorite Green Smoothie the Video

I told you. Once we made our first Green Smoothie there would be others. This one was inspired by Mo in the comments.

We actually recorded this on Friday but I had a TON of technical difficulty with the video. You’ll have to excuse the abrupt stop at the end. It was all I could salvage.

Recipe Below the video… Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 2 WWPP, 3 WWP, Beverage Ideas, Breakfast Ideas, Dessert Ideas, Green Smoothies, Smoothie Ideas, Snack Ideas, Toddler Approved, Vegetarian Ideas, Video Posts
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The Quickest 3 Bean Chili You’ll Ever Make

Today called for chili. It really did. But I had zippy time, nothing defrosted and no desire to CHOP anything. So I hit the pantry.

Keeping cans of beans in stock is a must for me. I also have bags of dry beans but to be honest, I rarely plan anything that far in advanced to soak the beans overnight. Instead I buy cans when they go on sale or stock up from my local Aldi‘s. Stored this way they are still a super cheap protein source and most of the extra sodium from the canning can be reduced by draining and rinsing. Read the rest of this post »»

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Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower with Mushrooms and an Olive Oil Giveaway!

I’ve been bored in the vegetable department lately. We tend to gravitate towards the same frozen things over and over, especially in the winter. Frozen broccoli, frozen peas and the occasional bag of MIXED frozen veggies for a treat! Note the hint of sarcasm. I’m tired of the microwaved vegetable side dish.

So I fired up the old oven and roasted some fresh veggies to mix it up a bit. Read the rest of this post »»

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Citrus Spinach Salad with Pomegranates and Walnuts

If you read my weight loss blog you may have caught my recent obsession with grapefruit. I’ve been enjoying them straight up almost every morning but yesterday I took the leap and used one as inspiration for a new salad idea.

Last week Dottie shared this technique to “Supreme a Grapefruit.” I never honestly thought cutting a grapefruit this way. It opens up a whole world of possibilities! Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 3 WWPP, 6 WWP, 8 WWPP, By NEW points, Food Photos, Lunch Ideas, Salad Ideas, Vegetarian Ideas
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Banana Soft Serve (It’s Homemade One Ingredient Ice Cream, SERIOUSLY!)

Update: Click here to see how I make a single serving with my Bullet.

A few weeks ago Kim sent me this link from theKitchn, How To Make Creamy Ice Cream with Just One Ingredient! Being an ice cream fan I was immediately intrigued. So I did a little digging with google and discovered I was missing out on some crazy banana ice cream trend!

Who would have thunk it? Read the rest of this post »»

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Warm Quinoa Salad with Pears, Pecans and Raisins

I love pears! Seriously, I can’t get enough of them right now. I have a ton that are at the peak of ripeness. I don’t want them to go to waste so I ate one with breakfast and then experimented with this for lunch. I must say… A-mazing!

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The Laughing Cow and Other News

I feel like I haven’t posted in weeks when it’s really only been 3 days. I need to touch base. First and foremost, I’m so excited to announce my new Partnership with The Laughing Cow.

I am one of their new Community leaders and am very excited for the opportunity to work with them. Read the rest of this post »»

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Pear Turkey Sandwich

I’m fairly new to the idea off adding fruit to sandwiches. I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to try it, the possibilities are endless and it’s such a great way to add lots of flavors with a healthy twist. Not to mention, for my fellow Weight Watcher fans, fruit is now FREE so it’s a 0 point addition!

My first stab at it was my Christmas Inspired Panini where I paired cherries and avocado with ham. This time I’m using my current favorite fruit of the season… Read the rest of this post »»

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Cheddar Pepper Stuffed Portabello Burger

Let’s start with a confession, as I normally do. I never make Portabello burgers. Actually, I RARELY even buy Portabello mushrooms. They are just one of those things that won’t fly with husband or child so I don’t bother. But when I saw them at the store this weekend, I couldn’t resist. I’m home for lunches now so whipping myself up something is a possibility. So that’s exactly what I did!

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