Back to School… Too Funny!
Sep02

Back to School… Too Funny!

Baked Cinnamon Apples- Cut apples, sprinkle with cinnamon, add ¼” of water, cover with foil, and bake at 350°. Eat warm or cold. Rice Cakes with Peanut butter- put peanut butter in small disposable 2oz. cups Quesadilla Hard Boiled Eggs-Peel, cut into a bowl, microwave for 40 seconds, sprinkle cheese on top! Pasta (warm) with a sprinkle of cheese or butter. Add chicken and dressing for a cold pasta salad. Use rice pasta for a...

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White Bean & Penne with Kale & Asiago
Sep02

White Bean & Penne with Kale & Asiago

WHITE BEAN & PENNE WITH KALE & ASIAGO Ingredients 3C. uncooked pasta 5C. Kale (or spinach or chard) 1 pack of fresh sliced mushrooms (optional) 1 (15oz) can of cannellini beans (white beans) 2T, olive oil 1/2C. Asiago cheese Salt & pepper Directions Fill a large pan halfway with water, put a lid on it an put it on the stove on high heat (about 10-11 o’clock) and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and begin to cook it according...

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Chicken Salad with Penne Pasta
Sep01

Chicken Salad with Penne Pasta

CHICKEN SALAD with PENNE PASTA Ingredients 1 1/2C. uncooked pasta 1/3C. orange juice 1/4C. lime juice 2T. olive oil 1T. stone ground mustard 2t. sugar 1 1/4t. Salt 1/2t. pepper 1 1/2t. rice vinegar 2C. cooked chicken 1 1/2C. grapes 2 medium stalks of celery 1/3C. red onion 1/3C. almonds (or walnuts or pecans or NO nuts) 3T. chives 2T. parsley 2C. leaf lettuce Directions Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set...

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Avacado-Pineapple Salsa
Sep01

Avacado-Pineapple Salsa

AVACADO-PINEAPPLE SALSA Ingredients 1/2 fresh pineapple (or a small can of crushed pineapple, drained) 1T. lime juice 1T. honey 1T. olive oil 1 small jalapeno 1/2C. red onion 1/2C. tomatoes (chopped) 1-2 avocado(s)- if they are small two, otherwise 1 big one 1/2C. cilantro Chips  Directions Mix the lime juice, honey and oil in a small bowl and set aside. (if using Cut the pineapple or open the crushed pineapple and drain the juice...

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Mostly Egg-White Casserole
Aug23

Mostly Egg-White Casserole

Make this on Sunday and microwave for a quick, healthy, satisfying breakfast all week!!

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Lettuce Wraps
Aug16

Lettuce Wraps

LETTUCE WRAPS-another gluten free option!! Ingredients 1/2C. water 1/2C. instant brown rice 2t. sesame oil 1pkg. ground turkey 1t. ground ginger 1 red pepper 1 can slices water chestnuts 1/2C. chicken broth 2T. hoisin sauce 1t. five spice powder 1/2t. salt Lettuce (iceberg or leaf lettuce) Shredded carrots Directions In a small saucepan on medium heat (6-7 o’clock) bring water to a boil. Add rice, reduce heat to low (2-3 o’clock)...

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Black Beans & Rice

BLACK BEANS AND RICE Ingredients 3 (15oz.) cans of black beans 1C. brown minute rice 1C. Chicken or vegetable broth 1 medium onion 1t. olive oil 1t. cumin 1/4T. chili powder Directions Open the black beans, put in the strainer and rinse with cool water. Cut the onion in small pieces. Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium heat (about 6-7 o’clock) and add the chopped onion. Sautee for about 3-4 minutes or until the onion is soft and...

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Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins
Aug04

Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins

GLUTEN-FREE! BLUEBERRY OATMEAL MUFFINS Ingredients 2 1/2C. old fashioned oatmeal (you can use quick oats in a pinch) 1 1/2C. skimmed milk, 2% or almond milk (I use vanilla almond)   1 egg 1/3 C. pure maple syrup 2T. olive oil 1t. vanilla 1t. baking powder 1t. cinnamon 1/4t. salt 3/4-1C. Blueberries Directions Combine the oats and milk in a medium bowl and mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight....

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Another Great Idea!
Aug02

Another Great Idea!

Substitute Avocado for Mayonnaise!! Substitute an avocado for mayonnaise on sandwiches or in your chicken salad recipes!  

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SNAP! A Great Idea!
Aug02

SNAP! A Great Idea!

A GREAT Tip; Cook a bunch of chicken breasts or thighs (grill, stove top or oven), let them cool. Cut or shred them into portion sizes, put them in sandwich bags then put those bags in a large freezer re-sealable bag. You can whip out a meal in 5-10 minutes or use them for no-hassle-already-prepped-chicken recipes. SNAAAAAPPP!!...

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Fast, Easy & Delicious; Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookies
Jul28

Fast, Easy & Delicious; Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookies

Gluten-Free Healthy Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies with a GREAT SONG & DANCE!! Ingredients: Dry ingredients 1 C. Pamela’s Gluten-Free Baking Mix 1 ½ C. of old fashioned rolled oats (quick cooking is ok too- do not use instant) ½ t. baking soda ½  t. baking powder ½  t. salt 2 t. cinnamon Wet ingredients ½ C. honey ½ C. oil ½ C. peanut butter 1 large egg (beat with 1 tablespoon water) 2 t. vanilla Extrees ½ C. Dark chocolate chips...

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Shrimp Quesadilla
Jul12

Shrimp Quesadilla

                      Shrimp Quesadilla-cause I am SOOOO sick of chicken! Ingredients 2t. olive oil 1lb.shrimp; raw, deveined (thawed if frozen) 1 red pepper-diced 1 green pepper-diced 1 onion- diced 1t. cumin 1t. oregano 1t. garlic salt 1T. chili powder Shredded cheese (2oz. per quesadilla) Low carb tortillas Extry’s: Salsa, avocado & low-fat sour cream Directions Put...

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Peanut Butter Popcorn
Jun02

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Homemade Peanut Butter Popcorn ½ C. un-popped popcorn 1 C. nuts 1/3 C. honey ¼ t. salt 2/3 C. peanut butter Pop the popcorn (it will be about 10 cups) and put in a large bowl. Smash the nuts into small pieces. Combine the honey, salt and peanut butter in a saucepan and heat until bubbly. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the popcorn, mix a bit, then add the chopped nuts and mix...

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Cranberry-Almond Granola
Jun02

Cranberry-Almond Granola

Homemade Almond-Cranberry Granola 4C. old fashioned oats 1t. cinnamon ½ t. salt 1 C. dried fruit 1 C. nuts 5 T. coconut oil 1 t. vanilla ½ C. pure maple syrup 2 egg whites   Preheat the oven to 300°. Mix the oats, salt, cinnamon, fruit & nuts in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup and egg whites. Pour the wet ingredients in with dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.. Put on parchment...

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Oh Nuts! It’s Homemade Almond Milk!

  Homemade Almond Milk 1 C. raw almonds 3-4 C. water Blender Cheesecloth or a nut bag (not to be confused with your least favorite co-worker…) Optional: Pure maple syrup, vanilla or honey

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Dijon-Caraway Pork Tenderloin & Homemade Applesauce
Apr07

Dijon-Caraway Pork Tenderloin & Homemade Applesauce

Breaded Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Healthy Homemade Applesauce 1lb. pork tenderloin 1T. Dijon mustard ½ C. whole wheat bread crumbs ½ t. thyme ½ t. sea salt ¼ t. caraway seeds ¼ t. fennel seeds ¼ t. black pepper Olive oil Preheat oven to 400° Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat Combine bread crumbs and spices in a shallow baking dish and mix well. Brush pork tenderloin with Dijon mustard Roll pork tenderloin in bread crumb...

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