This is one of those "here’s what I whipped together" type of ideas. Here’s the situation… It’s lunch time, I have a 20oz package of ground turkey defrosted to make a double batch of Southwestern Turkey Burgers (I like keeping them in the freezer) which will leave me 4 oz leftover. (Why they only package ground turkey in 20oz packages is BEYOND me but I’ve gotten used to it.)
Yesterday morning I just wanted something different for breakfast. It was just one of those days nothing sounded good. So I hopped online, did a quick search and found this. I didn’t even read the post, I just saw the picture and immediately thought Spinach Bacon Egg Wrap! (I stopped reading recipes when I realized it was impossible for me to follow one. lol)
WAAAAY back when, I posted Apple Pie Oatmeal. The idea pre-dates GreenLiteBites as it was originally posted on Roni’s Weigh (which at the time was Weight Watchen–Holy crap I’ve been blogging for awhile!) Anyway, I had a craving for the original Apple Pie Oatmeal but since I no longer buy the flavored packets of oatmeal I had to recreate it using rolled oats.
I think this version is actually better. It has less ingredients (compared to the packet), it’s cheaper (you can now use the oatmeal in bulk,) it’s not as sweet and I just love being independent of products. :)
As you can see the toddler loved it and he’s in rare form in the video. Read the rest of this post
I’m sick. I hate being sick. Just about the only thing that makes me feel better is soup. Today I whipped this up with a few aging peppers, wilting cherry tomatoes and my last onion. I’m in desperate need of a grocery trip after my weekend away but I was too miserable to leave the house. Thankfully my pantry was able to serve me well, again. :) Read the rest of this post
This weeks video looks like we did it on the fly when in actuality I’ve been trying different variations of this idea for a few weeks. It’s simple really, puree some spinach with a bit of water and use it to die scrambled eggs. It’s simple, it’s easy and it’s fun! :)
"Tips" as in pieces. I just thought it sounded like a cool name and frankly, I didn’t know what to call this quick creation. I made it up on a whim and to my surprise it’s become one of the husbands favorite new meals. Even the toddler ate the chicken without complaint (well… with a little coaxing but I’m blaming that on his age, not the dish.) :)
I’m shocked at how good these came out. SHOCKED. I totally made them on a whim this morning while rummaging through my kitchen looking for something to eat at breakfast. I had a gross of bananas just about turning overripe, oatmeal and 2 eggs. That was really it and nothing sounds good.
As I say in the video this is my meatball version of a beef-a-roni classic. My goal was to get the toddler to eat a bit more meat and I succeeded! He loved this. It was the first meal in a long time where he didn’t make a face when we sat down. Even the husband ate without complaint. Although, when I asked him what he thought he said it was "pretty standard." Whatever that means! Hey…. he ate it! :)
A couple of months ago I saw a recipe for Chocolate Sweet Hearts in my Everyday Food Mag. It intrigued me and I immediately thought of a few ways to tweak it a bit for GreenLiteBites. I finally got a chance on this snowy Monday to give it a try.
Not my most extravagant idea but it was sure fast, lite and tasty. Not to mention the toddler was in love! Before I get into the idea I have a confession to make. I never tried vanilla pudding until I made this. That’s right. I’m 32 years old and never had vanilla pudding. Why? Read the rest of this post
I don’t know what came over me this afternoon. I had a half pound of ground beef in the fridge, an empty stomach and a hankering to whip up something new. So I fired up the old interweb and saw this.
Now I’m not going to claim I know anything about Moroccan food. I’m not even sure I could find Morocco on a map! All I know is the flavors of that recipe intrigued me. Read the rest of this post
As a blogger people like to send me products for review. Generally I stay away from them here on GreenLiteBites unless they are something I can use in a recipe (like spice mixes.) So when the pancake mixes started rolling in I was unsure how to review them. Especially considering I make my own pancakes and have some pretty strong opinions on pre-made mixes, especially ones that aren’t whole grain.