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slow cooker steel cut oat recipe

Healthy Start to Your Day: Steel Cut Oats in the Slow Cooker

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  Steel cut oats are one of those things I've always read about but never tried.  Now I ask, why didn't I try these sooner?  They have a delicious, chewy texture and and are even healthier than the…

Holy Chocomole!

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Who doesn't love some chocolate pudding every now and then?  But, every time I read the labels on the pudding packs at the store, I cringe.  That's why I was intrigued by Katie Kimball's idea at Kitchen…

Fake-Out Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches {Freezer Meal}

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This Starbucks sandwich is our entire family's favorite fast food breakfast sandwich! For almost $4 you can grab this rather tasty breakfast sandwich with no additives or preservatives from Starbucks.…
Garden Fresh Tabbouleh Salad is a great way to use up veggies and eat on a delicious bowl of healthy goodness all week long!

Garden Fresh Tabbouleh Salad

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A friend and I have lately been lamenting/joking about how having kids has stolen some of our IQ. I wouldn't have it any other way, of course. But with all the antioxidants in this Tabbouleh Salad I…
copabanana cake

Eat Your Copa, Copabanana {Freezer Meal}

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Everybody now...Eat your Copa (CO!), Copabanana (Copabanana!). It's the hottest cake north of Havana (here). Thanks for the inspiration, Barry, for the dessert I made tonight*. I had the kids cheering…

DIY Corn Muffin Mix

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Photo credit: Steve Johnson I like me a good corn muffin.  Don't you?  But not all corn muffins are created equal. When you buy a boxed mix at the store, for instance, you're getting trans…
Sweet Potato Quick Biscuits

Sweet Potato Quick Biscuits {Freezer Meal}

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As you might know, I love finding ways to sneak more vegetables into food for my kids.  One of our favorite and fast side dishes is Sweet Potato Quick Biscuits. The sweet potato adds moisture and a…
Chicken and Apple Bites

Chicken Apple Bites {Freezer Meal}

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Last night we tweaked and tried a new recipe that Jack (age 4) picked out from a cookbook called Perfect Food for After School. I made a few substitutions to make it healthier and more kid-friendly.…
Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Vegetable Minestrone Soup {Freezer Meal}

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Update on 8/4/14: I tested this soup again and made a few tweaks. It's incredible! Who knew this many veggies in one bowl could be so scrumptious? Serve with some crusty bread, and you're good to go. Need…
Roasted Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Veggies

Roasted Lemon-Garlic Chicken with Veggies {Freezer Meal}

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Talk about simple, delicious, and yet another great way to use up veggies in your fridge or garden. This was a well-rounded, light-tasting dinner that required little work on my part. In fact, I just…

Banana Brownie Waffle Recipe {Freezer Meal}

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This morning I made Banana Brownie Waffles for my kids and me and they were delicious!  The healthy parts:  low in sugar, low in fat, some whole wheat flour, wheat germ, and banana.  It probably took…
Slow Cooker Pot Roast has no processed ingredients. Just real food that's really good!

Slow Cooker Pot Roast (Sans the Processed Stuff) {Freezer Meal}

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I try my hardest to cook from scratch and avoid processed foods when possible.  My favorite Pot Roast recipe from the past included a brown gravy packet mix and Italian dressing packet mix...bummer!…
Whole Grain Sweet Potato Pancakes

Seriously Sweet Potato Pancakes {Freezer Meal}

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These Sweet Potato Pancakes are whole grain pancake perfection, if you ask me (well, it's hard to beat these Pumpkin Pancakes). Plus, you might know my affinity for sneaking veggies in to my kids' favorites.…
healthy breakfast cookies

Breakfast Cookies {Freezer Meal}

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I stayed up late last night making a new recipe called Breakfast Cookies, since I had to go to work early today and needed a quick, healthy breakfast.  They are packed with protein, potassium, fiber,…
Guacamole

Guacamole for the Masses

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We meet twice a month with several other couples for our small group Bible study night.  Great friends, sharing our lives with one another, and substantive discussions are the best parts.  But, the…

Creamy Corn Chowder: A Lighter Version {Freezer Meal}

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It's a winter day fit for Creamy Corn Chowder, I say.  Why?  Here's a peek out my front door. With a wind chill of something like -4 degrees and several inches of snow, soup was a must for lunch…
homemade balsamic salad dressing

Balsamic Parmesan Salad Dressing

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Have you ever picked up and read the back of the salad dressing bottles in the grocery story? Let me tell you. It's just weird. Would you ever want to dump soybean oil, potassium sorbate (?) or calcium…
Firecracker Asian Salmon - A healthy and deeply flavorful marinated fish recipe.

Firecracker Asian Salmon: Grilled or Roasted {Freezer Meal}

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You're lucky, my friends.  I'm slowly revealing our top Freezer Club recipes to you because I like you (and you're really nice to read my blog).  Tonight, I made an old kid-friendly, heart-healthy…