shredded chicken

Simply Perfect Shredded Chicken

I use shredded chicken in a lot of recipes and like to have it on hand as a staple in the freezer. I usually make it in mass quantities because I’m not a huge fan of the shredding part…two forks, big mess. Not a fan. A few months ago, a friend of mine turned me… 

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black bean & quinoa sliders

Black Bean & Quinoa Sliders

Do you ever walk through a Farmer’s Market and check out the food booths?  It’s one of my favorite things to do besides shopping for fresh produce!  It has been five years ago or more since I tried a black bean burger at one of these food booths. (Of course, I can’t remember which market!)… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {December 14, 2014}

ELEVEN more days until Christmas. There, I said it! Now make peace with it, take a deep breath, and remember: You can pull this off…..and eat healthy everyday. Just follow this fabulous Menu Plan Your Butt Off we’ve put together for you, and your family will eat yummy, delicious foods everyday, and you won’t even have to… 

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reds and greens

Reds & Greens

I was looking for a vegetable side that would play up the holiday colors of the season. I happened to have some precooked beets (Love Beets sells this no-muss, no-fuss kitchen miracle in different flavors) in the fridge and thought red chard would make a pretty partner with it. And to completely gild the lily,… 

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holiday quinoa

Holiday Quinoa

Thanksgiving was different for our family this year.  My dad spent it in the hospital and as my daughter put it…the meal wasn’t the same without Paw Paw’s pizazz.  Each of my sisters brought their own special touch to the meal.  My youngest sister and I made the turkey and dressing, another made buttered corn… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {December 7}

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {December 7}

Happy December! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but also the most hectic, crazy, busy, and weight gaining time of the year! But don’t let all the stress and holiday parties and cookies dropped off by neighbors expand your waistline. Print out this grocery list, hit the store, and eat yummy {healthy} foods… 

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holiday harvest salad

Holiday Harvest Salad

Sure, you know what to do with leftover turkey but what can you do with cranberry sauce? This Holiday Harvest Salad! I used a dollop of my Orange Ginger Cranberry Relish, added some pecans for crunch, dried cranberries for sweetness and a splash of a lowfat lime dressing that works well with sweet and savory… 

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