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Veg-ed Out Manwich (Sloppy Joes)

This is a semi-homemade style Sloppy Joe recipe I whipped up for small party I was having today. I wasn’t in the mood to do a complete from scratch but I can’t possibly serve a meal without veggies (it’s just not in my blood ;) so this was a quick compromise.

To my surprise… it was a complete hit! Everyone like it and I got tons of compliments. I guess people could have just been being polite but I think these pictures say it all… Read the rest of this post »»

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RedBeansandRice

15 Minute Red Beans and Rice

Yesterday after work the little guy and I turned on the camera and made a super quick dinner that he actually liked! I was shocked!

The husband wasn’t home but I can tell you this wouldn’t be his favorite meal. He’s not a all in one pot type of guy, no matter what it is. So I’m happy I now have a new one pot partner. ;)

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Turkey and Mushrooms over Noodles

Give me 5 ingredient (6 if you count a side dish of frozen broccoli) and I’ll give you a family pleasing meal and enough leftovers for a few lunches. :) I love it!

I used a can of “healthy request” cream of mushroom soup to save some time and dressed it up with some fresh mushroom and worcestershire sauce. I love that combo. It makes a great gravy like base that goes wonderfully over noodles. Even the husband thinks so and let me tell you, he’s a gravy over noodles kind of guy. The toddler also liked tonight’s dinner even though he gave me all his mushrooms. :) Read the rest of this post »»

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Fried Barley with Cilantro and Carrots

OK, confession time. I have never bought barley before. I never even gave it a second look. I mean what do you do with it? Side dish? Stuffing? I’m sure it would work but the only way I’ve ever eaten it was in beef barley soup. Even then I wasn’t that impressed. But I figured I’d give it a try. I’m tired of brown rice. It’s time to mix it up a bit.

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ChocolateBrownieBanana

Vitalicious Chocolate-Banana Marbled Brownie Cake – Video Post

Last weekend the Little Guy and I had a BLAST experimenting with some Vitalicious mixes. The idea. . . marble together the brownie mix with the banana nut muffin mix. The result… DELICIOUS! Not only did the husband and the toddler think so but I brought half of the cake to work and it was DEVOURED by my co-workers. Read the rest of this post »»

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Oat Crusted bay Scallops with Peas and Brown Rice

Scallops were on sale! Scallops were on sale! I love when scallops are on sale! :) I rarely buy them but they are by far, my favorite seafood. There just so delicate, sweet and easy to prepare. Grilled, seared, baked, scampi-ed, kabob-ed, you name it they cook up fast and absorb flavors easily.

Last night I decided to bake my bay scallops. It was an easy, fast way to cook them up evenly and perfectly. I paired them with simple brown rice and peas that were flavored with a bit of lemon, thyme and rosemary. Read the rest of this post »»

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Simply Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Sorry I’ve been MIA this week. I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed and simply sticking with tried and true family meals. No time to experiment which actually gave me the idea to post a simple recipe. I hope it inspires you to remember some of those not to popular vegetables like Brussels Sprouts. :)

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Makin’ Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

Little guy, friends and I make an old favorite of ours, 100% Whole Wheat Banana Muffins. As I say in the video, this is one of the first recipes I posted here on GreenLiteBites. It’s a completely homemade, whole grain, sugarless, muffin that’s high in fiber and low fat. Plus it’s super easy and pretty fast. Even with juggling a 4 year old, batman and power rangers I get the batter completed in 20 minutes while recording. Not too bad. :) Read the rest of this post »»

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Chicken, Kale and Sweet Pepper Wrap

Sometimes things don’t go according to plan but they still work out, like this idea for a Chicken, Kale and Sweet Pepper Wrap. Originally I was thinking I’d use the kale leaves for the wrap itself but once I pulled out the ingredients I realized it just wasn’t going to work. Thankfully I had some tortillas on hand so I decided to put the kale IN the wrap. It worked out great! I loved the combo of salty bacon, sweet peppers and slightly bitter kale. Read the rest of this post »»

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Chilled Orzo and Pea Salad

I’m not feeling too well so I’m going to keep the banter short tonight but I had to share this quick side dish I whipped up tonight.

Here’s the story… We picked up a cooked rotisserie chicken and I wanted a quick side. This is what I came up with mostly because I didn’t want to make a separate veggie and starch. Shockingly BOTH the husband and the little guy LOVED it. I got unsolicited compliments and they totally cleaned their plates. Read the rest of this post »»

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Simple Homemade Blueberry Banana Pancakes

This is really a recipe reboot. Almost 2 years ago I whipped up my first ever batch of Quick Whole Grain Banana Pancakes. Since then we’ve made them a billion times. No. Really. I’m not exaggerating at all! OK, maybe I am. A little. But seriously.. this is one of our morning go to’s and it’s quick enough to do on a workday. The leftovers (if there are any) are easily thrown in the freezer and popped in the microwave for an even quicker breakfast when you are on the run.

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Sweet Mini Meatball Idea

I have been tasked with bringing a crockpot mini-meal to my friends bridal shower next week. One problem… I never made a crockpot mini-meal! And I can’t just follow a standard recipe. You should know me by now. ;)

So I decided to use my unsuspecting extended family over Easter weekend as guinea pigs and I whipped up an idea I had for a few weeks. Thankfully Mom was here to make some suggestions. The result was a hit and I’ll be eating the leftovers for lunch over the next few days. :) Read the rest of this post »»

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