Posts Tagged: “veggies”

  • Sweet and Savory Roasted Carrots

    Little fun factoid of the day: In the book, Salt Sugar Fat, I learned that the man responsible for popularizing baby carrots was a top executive for Coca-Cola. After years of using his genius marketing strategies towards promoting a sugary beverage, he realized he was a major contributor to the health crisis in

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  • Farm Fresh Breakfast Quesadillas {Freezer Meal}

    Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery®. But the opinions are all ours!  My kids are totally on a quesadilla kick. No matter what we put in it, if we put something between two tortillas and call it a quesadilla, it’s a win.  In light of the

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  • Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole {Freezer Meal}

    Since I was in charge of bringing some type of broccoli casserole to Thanksgiving this year, I searched high and low for a recipe that could be made in advance (since we had to drive 2 hours that day) and that most people would like. I came across Pioneer Woman’s

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  • Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta: Skip the canned junk and make this delicious and nutritious pasta dish for your family instead.

    Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta

    Quick vote: What was your canned Chef Boyardee pasta of choice as a kid? a. Spaghetti and Meatballs b. Beefaroni c. Beef or Cheese Ravioli Me? I was a Beef Ravioli kid all the way. But, alas, I know too much these days about what goes into a canned product

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  • mini meatloaf muffins

    Mini Meatloaf Muffins {Freezer Meal}

    These Mini Meatloaf Muffins are a newer recipe that has already made its way into the regular rotation of family meals in our house. Everyone loved them! Plus, they have some sneaky nutrition in them with some added fresh herbs and veggies. I serve these with a combination of mashed

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  • hearty vegetable soup recipe

    Hearty Vegetable Soup {Freezer Meal}

    I call this soup my “post holiday cleanse” soup. It’s pretty much all I desire after a few weeks of overly indulgent foods. Every few weeks in the winter (especially right after the holidays), I like to whip up a huge pot of this filling, nutritious, and warming Hearty Vegetable

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  • Salmon and Sweet Potato Cakes {Freezer Meal}

    I love cooking shows. And there’s one Food Network star who will always have a special place in my heart. Can you guess who? Rach, of course! I’ve been watching 30 Minute Meals pretty consistently for 10 years now. Honestly, a large majority of what I know in the kitchen,

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  • Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

    Do you have a green bean hater? I dare you to try this bacon wrapped green bean recipe. I dare you. I took the dare and I now have a transformed husband who looks forward to his green beans. Not to mention my 1 and 3 year olds who eat

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  • Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

      I love potato side dishes because they are cheap, filling, and almost everyone likes them. When I saw this potato recipe on the Rachael Ray show, I knew I had to give them a try. She calls them “Butter and Parm Squished Potatoes” but I renamed them since I

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  • Crowd Pleaser Green Beans

    For some reason I have always preferred canned green beans versus fresh. Maybe it’s just what I grew up on, but I have never been able to LOVE fresh green beans. However, when I saw the Pioneer Woman make this recipe on her show, I knew I had to give

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  • creamy avocado dip

    Creamy Avocado Dip: For One or For a Crowd

    As afternoon snacks go, dark chocolate chips and peanuts rank #1 in my book. But, Creamy Avocado Dip might come in at #2. This healthy and filling dip is a great love of mine for lunch or for snacking. You can also whip up this Creamy Avocado Dip for an

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  • Protein Lunch Bowl

    Protein Lunch Bowl (Gluten-Free)

    Looking for a quick and healthy lunch option? As moms, our lunch doesn’t have to consist of leftover sandwich triangles from our kids’ plates and a rogue baby carrot or two we find left in the vegetable drawer. With a few simple ingredients in the pantry and fridge, you can

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  • Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

    Friends, take me seriously when I tell you that cooking broccoli this way will convert your family into broccoli eaters. Want proof? My husband who has turned his nose up at broccoli his entire life now scoops a generous portion of this onto his plate. My two-year-old repeated the phrase,

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  • garden greek salad

    Garden Greek Salad Recipe

    It’s not often I get addicted to a salad and can’t stop eating it. But, I did with this Garden Greek Salad. (Oh, and this one, too.) Who doesn’t want to be addicted to veggies?!? You can make this simple salad almost any way you like it. Here’s another version I

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  • Roasted Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

    Roasted Purple Potatoes and Carrots

    Have you ever had purple potatoes? My son picked them out at Natural Grocer a few weeks ago (that’s one of my keys to getting the kids to try new foods) and they were delightful. The bluish-purple hue popped against the carrots when I served them. And, since you eat

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  • Garden Vegetable and Lentil Soup recipe

    Garden Vegetable and Lentil Soup {Freezer Meal}

    I can’t wait to share this recipe with you. If you’re looking for a low calorie, nutritionally-dense, and tasty soup….this is it! It’s simply perfect for a summer day, especially when your fridge is overflowing with garden produce to use up. Here’s a bowl full of veggies my green-thumb friend,

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  • Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce {Freezer Meal}

      I’d be stupid if I didn’t make this Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce recipe fairly often for the fam. Want to know why? I’ll give you seven substantial reasons: 1. This fried rice is full of flavor and is filling even without meat. My husband and some of

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