Posts Tagged ‘cheese’

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

September 17th, 2015

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My children have declared Tuesdays “Taco Tuesday” for this school year. I’m happy to give them tacos every week; it helps take the stress out of meal planning. I don’t want them to get sick of tacos, so my plan is to mix it up a bit and serve different kids of taco (almost) every
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Spiralized Roasted Beet Salad

April 16th, 2015

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This simple salad looks and tastes SO good you’ll want to make it everyday! The combination of earthy beets, toasted walnuts, sweet honey and creamy toast cheese is incredible.  I think I’m in love!!   Spiralized Roasted Beet Salad 1/2 small shallot, minced 4-6 medium golden beets 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar 2
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Cauliflower “Risotto” with Shiitake Mushrooms and Truffle Oil

January 16th, 2015

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I LOVE cauliflower. It is delicious, super healthy and very versatile.  I know it sounds crazy, but it really makes a great substitute for the starch in many carb-heavy dishes. It lightens them up, adds a ton of nutritional value and tastes great. My first experiment was turning cauliflower into pizza crust…AMAZING (check out the
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Mini Chicken Meatballs

October 4th, 2014

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This recipe is a great alternative to the traditional meatballs in tomato sauce.  Because they are cooked in chicken broth along with fresh tomatoes they are a bit lighter in flavor…my son thought they tasted like matzoh balls.  I thought they were delicious and so easy to throw together.  This will definitely have a place
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Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers

September 15th, 2014

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When it comes to snacking I’m always looking for healthy options that my kids will enjoy.  They love fruits and vegetables, but sometimes want something else…like pretzels or chips or goldfish.  But when you mom is a registered dietitian you rarely have these snacks in the house…until now.  I just made my first batch of
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Squash “Noodles”

April 2nd, 2014

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As you may have figured out, I’m OBSESSED with my spiral vegetable cutter (The Paderno Spiral Vegetable Cutter) It is truly amazing.  Tonight I made “noodles’ out of squash.  Just place the squash between the base and the blade and spin.  It’s such a simple tool…even a three-year old can use it (with supervision, of
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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

April 2nd, 2014

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This is THE best (food) invention EVER!  I was skeptical at first, pizza crust made out of cauliflower…really?  YES!  It is amazing….even the kids loved it.    Start off by grating the cauliflower with a box grater (I tried grating it in a blender, but it did not come out fine enough).     Microwave
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Cozy Quinoa Casserole

January 21st, 2014

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I love one pot dishes.  They are a great way to combine a lot of different flavors and textures into one dish and so much easier to clean up after.  This casserole combines delicious vegetables, lean protein and quinoa into one fantastic dish that is sure to please the entire family…enjoy!   Cozy Quinoa Casserole
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Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Chips

August 9th, 2013

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Zucchini is a very low calorie vegetable…it has only 20 calories per cup!  They are rich in heart healthy vitamins and minerals and grow abundantly in our garden!  They have a delicate flavor and taste delicious is a wide variety of dishes.  One of my favorites is parmesan crusted zucchini chips.  They are so simple
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Dandelion Green Pesto

July 20th, 2013

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This week my CSA Fresh Box came with a generous batch of dandelion greens, an unusual but very nutritious leafy green.   Dandelion greens are a good source of dietary fiber and high in vitamins A, B6, and C, and the minerals copper, phosphorus, potassium, iron, calcium, and magnesium!  You can enjoy them raw in a salad
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