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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is a new staple dinner for our family.  Once I bought a few key ingredients, I can whip this up in 10 minutes. Ingredients: 1 lb chicken (shredded) or 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey) 2 bell peppers, diced 1 onion, diced 3 cups shredded cabbage (cole slaw mix) 1 cup peanuts, slivered […]

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Crockpot Lentil Sausage Spinach Soup

I am obsessed about the crockpot recently.  Sometimes I am just too exhausted to cook a full meal – I am sure you can relate.  This crockpot recipe is a spin on my Hearty Lentil Soup but even easier. Ingredients: 1/2 pound dried lentils 8 oz ground sausage (pork, turkey or chicken) 14 oz bag […]

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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

I have made many versions of tortilla soup but this is my first time in a crockpot.  It’s even faster than my 10 Minute Vegetarian Tortilla Soup and a family favorite. Ingredients: 2 large chicken breasts (frozen or defrosted) 12 oz bag of frozen corn 14 oz bag of frozen mixed pepper strips 6-12 oz […]

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Asian Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry

Chinese Food often has a lot of hidden fats and is layered in thick sugary sauce. This stir fry has a light coating of sauce that gives you just enough of the asian zing without loading on the calories. You could throw this on top of some brown rice and make it a healthy rice […]

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Crockpot White Bean Chili

You gotta love crock pot recipes. I threw in frozen chicken, frozen veggies, canned beans and spices…and it smelled and tasted awesome! Ingredients: 2 cans white beans, rinsed 1 can diced tomatoes with jalapenos or chilis with juice (to add a little kick) 1 large onion, chopped (or 1 cup frozen chopped onions) 1 bell […]

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Do you struggle with family dinners?

In the fall, I enjoy getting back into healthy routines but dinner time can be a struggle.  Between work, sports, school pickups, and homework, it can be challenging to make healthy dinners for the family.  If you can relate to my scenario, then read on because I am going to share with you my strategies and key dinners that […]

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Crock Pot Beef Stew

Ingredients 1-2 pounds beef stew meat, (cut into bite-sized pieces) 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp pepper 2 medium onion, finely chopped 3 celery ribs, sliced 5 large mushrooms, sliced 3 cloves of garlic, minced 6oz can tomato paste 6 cups beef broth 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 cups baby carrots 6 small red potatoes,cut into bite-sized pieces […]

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Fajitas: Steak, Chicken or Vegetarian

Fajitas are a pretty healthy meal but I like to make a few improvements.  First of all, corn tortillas are much better for you than flour so try that.  Skip or cut down on the unhealthy dairy (cheese and sour cream) and add extra avocado.  And go crazy on the veggies – add extra peppers and […]

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Healthy Turkey Burgers

Healthy Turkey Burgers Turkey burgers are a leaner alternative to red meat. This simple recipe adds some extra veggies which helps keep it moist. Ingredients 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey 2 tablespoons panko or GF bread crumbs 3 tablespoons finely diced onion 1/2 cup mushrooms, finely chopped 1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup zucchini or yellow squash, shredded 1 egg, […]

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Quinoa and Veggie Sunshine Bowl

Summer is a great time for grilling! I love to grill a bunch of veggies and then leftovers put in the fridge. This quinoa bowl is a perfect, delicious way to use up those veggies as a quick balanced meal for lunch or dinner the next day.  It’s versatile so add your own flare.  If you […]

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