ChiquitaSmoothie

Review: Chiquita Smoothies

I was a bit hesitant when Chiquita asked me to review their new smoothie mixes. I’m not normally a fan of pre-package smoothie mixes or powders as I’d much rather make my own by adding fresh fruit, yogurt and ice to the blender. Just do a search for smoothie and you’ll see how many ideas I’ve posted and to be honest, I make many more that I never tell you about. :) Read the rest of this post »»

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20090524_friedBulgar5

Quick Fried Bulgar

This recipe was sort of a fluke. I made bulgar thinking I was going to use it for something else. Forgot I made it. Saw it in the fridge…Yada yada yada… Quick Fried Bulgar was born. Sorry, not sure where the Seinfeld reference came from. ;~)

Anyway, this is good. I’ve made it twice this week as a quick meal for myself. It’s super tasty and a cinch to prepare. You can’t go wrong. Read the rest of this post »»

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TurkeyStromboli

Turkey Stromboli

I could eat this kind of meal every day. The leftovers were immediately wrapped and placed in the freezer to stop me from eating more then one. ;~) The video is long as I make them from start to finish but don’t worry you I’ve posted the recipe below.

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20090523_Margarita3

Frozen Margarita-ish Cocktail

I’m making history here at GreenLiteBites. My first ever alcoholic beverage! What can I say? I was in the mood. It was a hot day. We spent most of it outside working on the yard, BBQing some chicken, and then took the little guy to a local carnival. Once the toddler was in bed and the husband mentioned he may have a beer, I got a hankering for a summer drink. Read the rest of this post »»

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20090520_shake3

My Favorite Shake (Homemade Almond Milk Take III)

Update 2: Homemade Almond Milk the Video!

I made a shake after my workout tonight and I have no problem declaring it my favorite immediately. That is how GOOD it was. However, the toddler did not agree. His exact quote was “it’s yucky.” Wonder where he learned that word from. ;~)

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Pasta Fagioli AKA Beans and Macaroni

This was a quick lunch I made yesterday based on Mom’s Pasta Fagioli (we pronounce it pasta faz-oo.) Mom never made it as a soup, although I’ve seen it that way plenty of times. I always thought of it as the quick pasta meal when we didn’t have meat or sauce prepared.

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Couscouslunch

Quick Lunch Idea Using Couscous

Toddler, again, is in rare form and mom, again, is ready to pull her hair out. HOWEVER, I still manage to show you how I whipped up a quick lunch for myself using, some couscous, pomegranate juice and chicken based on a marinade I thought up the other day. Without toddler it would have took me all but 10 minutes. With toddler it turned into a frustrating 20. Either way I whipped up a new tasty idea and it was yummy! I’ll make it again, to take pictures and post the ingredients with nutritional information. Read the rest of this post »»

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20090515_POMpork4

Pomegranate Pork with Vidalia Onions

Hey Mikey, He likes it! or should I say.. THEY like it. It’s been awhile since I made a toddler AND husband approved meal. No complaints. No bargaining. No fighting. No leftovers!

What’s better yet? It’s a cinch to make! Here’s what I did. Read the rest of this post »»

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Muffins with Added Protein (and Sprinkles!)

These muffins were inspired by this wonderful looking bread over on Recipe Girl. I saw the picture, read prunes and said aloud, “GENIUS!” The toddler and I made a couple of batches to get the sweetness right and we were pleased at this mornings results! In fact, we were so smitten there are only 2 muffins of the 6 left. The husband will have nothing to do with them, his loss. They are a hearty breakfast muffin, not too sweet, not too cake-y, just the right texture and very filling. Read the rest of this post »»

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20090511_ChickenRoll6

Idea: Chicken Roll Ups

This is one of those “let-me-tell-ya-what-I-made-for-dinner-last-night” type of ideas. I happened to go grocery shopping and thin sliced chicken breast was on sale. I was planning on making chicken legs already so I picked up a package to experiment with on the side. I’m not the biggest fan of legs so this was a bonus for me. I’d prefer a breast or thigh if I’m going for a meat on the bone kind of meal.

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MashedPotatoes

Mishaps and Mashed Potatoes

The toddler sets the tone in the first 2 minutes for the rest of the video. CRAZY! The phone rings, I lose him, literally, and my mind. It truly is a train wreck BUT in the midst of it all I give you my tips for low fat mashed potatoes and a quick gravy. That is IF you can stick with me through the whole video. HA!

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Quick Avocado Quesadilla

Both the toddler and I ate avocado and liked it! Can you believe it?! Here’s a little secret I learned today. If you replace or add a healthy ingredient into a food item your toddler already likes, he’ll eat it no questions asked. That’s what I did with the avocado. I simple put it in the quesadilla as I would chicken or beans (2 things he’s used to in quesadillas) and he happily ate it. GOSH! I love getting good stuff in the boy! :)

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