Apr 22

Butcher Box and Grass Fed Meatballs

I’ve recently partnered with ButcherBox. To learn more and order grass fed beef to your door – click here.  One of my favorite quick and easy weeknight dinners are these grass fed meatballs.   Grass Fed Meatballs There’s no denying that grass fed beef tastes better! These simple meatballs are baked so there’s less grease and the natural flavors of the meat shine though. 1 pound grass fed ground beef1…

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Apr 13

Mango-Chive Pretzel Bites

It is prime season for juicy mangos and fresh perennial herbs are just beginning pop up in my garden beds. Springtime was the inspiration for these pretzel bites – make a batch for a holiday brunch or family movie night. This recipe makes plenty– you can’t eat just one.The entire recipe comes together in about 2 hours, which includes an hour for the dough to rise. The dough also freezes…

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Apr 06

Black Pepper Drop Biscuits

I always have a small amount of buttermilk lying around after making a batch of  pancakes. These biscuits come together in minutes (no rolling out sticky dough!) and are perfect for breakfast sandwiches or as side to soup or chili. They only have 100 calories each! Makes 8 biscuits1 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced1/2 cup low fat…

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Mar 27

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Mix up this oatmeal in the crock-pot before bed and wake up to a hot breakfast.Serves: 41 cup steel cut oats4 cups water¼ teaspoon kosher salt½ cup dried cranberries½ cup chopped dried apricotsCinnamon-sugarEquipment: slow-cookerCombine ingredients in a slow-cooker and stir. Set to low and cook for 8 hours. Serve topped with cinnamon-sugar.Nutrition Information Per Serving Calories: 225Total Fat:  3 gramsSaturated Fat:  1 gramCarbohydrate:  46 gramsFiber: 6 gramsProtein:  5 gramsSodium: 81…

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Mar 21

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Pizza Pockets

These pizza pockets are always a crown pleaser! Experiment with different fillings and get the kiddos in the kitchen to help with the prep work. Try a veggie version for Meatless Monday.Yield: Makes 8 pockets 12 ounces pizza dough1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese½ cup shredded provolone cheese2 cups steamed chopped vegetables (such as broccoli, kale, mushrooms, bell peppers) 2 tablespoons olive oilLight ranch dressing and marinara sauce, for…

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Mar 14

Spring Cleaning For Your Diet – Dessert Included!

Spring is the perfect time to evaluate your diet and make small changes that can have a big impact on your family’s health. In this sponsored post find 3 easy tips you can start doing today, plus a healthier spin on a classic dessert. Tip 1: Go LocalAs the temperature increases so do the number of local farmers’ markets opening near you. Get out and enjoy what local farms have…

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Feb 28

Smoothie Freezer Packs Gone Wild

I’ve become obsessed with make-ahead smoothie packs.  This recipe features antioxidant-filled wild blueberries, chia seeds, and touch of lemon zest! Waste-Not Wild Blueberry Smoothie I hate to waste food and I love to save time! Make-ahead smoothie packs are my answer to quick breakfasts and snacks, plus they’re a terrific way to reduce waste in the kitchen. When a bunch of bananas are getting too ripe or that tub of…

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Feb 17

Family Favorite: French Toast

SERVES 4Ingredients:3 large eggs¾ cup lowfat (1%) milk1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more to taste8 slices whole grain bread4 teaspoons unsalted butterCanola oil cooking spray100% maple syrup2 cups fresh seasonal fruitDirections:In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon; set aside. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, spray with nonstick spray. Melt 1 tsp butter in skillet. Dip 2 slices of bread…

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Feb 03

Lifting Up Leftovers: Pork Fried Rice

My go-to dinner when I’ve got leftover pork or rice on hand! Pork Fried Rice Serves: 4 2 teaspoons sesame oil1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce or gluten free tamari2 tablespoons rice vinegar1 tablespoon granulated sugar2 teaspoons cornstarch2 tablespoons canola oil, divided1 large egg, beaten6 oz cooked pork tenderloin2 cups chopped green beans1 cup grated carrot4 cups cooked brown riceIn a small bowl whisk sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar,…

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Jan 27

Banana-Date Smoothie

Just 3 ingredients and no added sugar! Serves: 1 1 ripe banana2 dates, pitted and roughly chopped1 cup low fat milkIcePlace ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.Nutrition Info Per Serving 
Calories: 255; Total Fat: 3 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Total Carbohydrate: 51 grams; Protein: 10 grams; Fiber: 4 grams

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