Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year, New Recipes!

I’m making it a goal to try one new recipe each week this year. We’ll see how that goes!
Here are some recipes from LDWers that sounded delicious. Hopefully you’ll be inspired as well!

Ground turkey and black bean enchiladas

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fall Desserts

This was one of my favorite blogs to organize--I have a huge sweet tooth!  Hopefully some of you can get some inspiration and ideas for the upcoming fall feast known as Thanksgiving :)
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Caramel Apple Dip

Blueberry cobbler

Pumpkin bread

Pumpkin cream cheese muffins

Chocolate chip cookie pie (secretly healthy!)

Soft Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Vegan Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Pumpkin Fluff: Mix together a tub of whipped cream, can of pumpkin, tsp pumpkin pie spice & packet of vanilla pudding mix; serve with graham crackers!

Peanut butter apple crisp

Apple dumplings

Hungry Girl Brownie Bites. 1 can of pumpkin, 1 box devils food cake, bake at 400 for 20-25 min. One mini muffin size bite is 2 WW points+. So moist, so yummy. Tried with spice cake mix, you get pumpkin muffins! Those need a struesel crumble or a dab of cream cheese frosting, so more points, but still light and yummy

Paula Deen's pumpkin cheesecake

Peaches & Cream Ice Cream

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fall Favorites!

Is there anything as good as fall food? Chili, apple pie, pumpkin-everything... It's my favorite time of the year!
Here are some dinner ideas if you're in a slump (as much as I love fall, I have to admit I don't enjoy cooking every day!):

Coconut & Chicken Curry Soup

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Toddler Meals

Oh... Toddlers. One minute they love broccoli, the next they are throwing that plate across the room for having something green on it. Here are some ideas from fellow moms of toddlers that are their go-to meals and will avoid the dreaded dinner meltdowns :)

  • Chicken meatballs with hoisin sauce
  • Spaghetti and meat sauce
  • Grilled cheese (here are some fun ideas)
  • Smoothies
  • Buttered noodles
  • Hamburgers
  • Nachos
  • Tacos
  • Tuna casserole
  • Tuna sandwiches
  • Pasta with olive oil and grated Parmesan cheese
  • Mediterranean Orzo (add chicken for protein!) 
  • Breakfast for dinner--eggs, sausage, biscuits, pancakes, waffles, french toast, bacon etc.
  • Quesadillas! Easy way to hide some veggies.
  • Chicken & Rice
  • Mac-n-cheese -- different add-ins can make it more healthy and fun:
    • frozen peas
    • hamburger
    • hot dogs
    • can of drained tuna
  • This blog post has some amazing ideas as well!

Spring LDW Recipes

Who doesn't need a little help with dinner ideas?! The recipes below are all LDW-approved :) Hopefully it inspires everyone for the coming weeks.  I've  added a few to my own weekly dinner menu.

Dinner ideas:

  • Homemade chicken salad sandwiches and fruit salad
  • Honey Glazed Salmon with Browned Butter Lime Sauce served with fresh steamed green beans and brown rice 
  • Pulled pork on onion rolls served with broccoli and Mac n cheese on the side 
  • Slow cooker chicken caesar sandwiches 
  • Tacos
  • BLT'S
  • Spinach chicken lasagna
  • Philly cheesesteak sandwiches 
  • Meatloaf with garlic mashed sweet potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts
  • Homemade pizza
  • Brinner! (Breakfast for dinner) 
  • Alfredo bake with bacon
  • Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork
  • Rotisserie chicken, king's Hawaiian rolls, and fried green beans
  • Grilled pork (marinated in soy sauce, brown sugar and rosemary) mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach with garlic
  • Dry rubbed (brown sugar, paprika, cayenne, chili power, and cumin) pork butt in the crock pot with homemade ginger beer and onions, simmering it on low all day. Later on I'll shred it up and mix it with some locally made sweet barbecue sauce. Serve it on whatever you like! (Baked potatoes or sweet potatoes, salad, or buns.)
  • Thinly sliced some flank steak, added black pepper, lots of garlic, and fish sauce, and cooked it in a pan with a little oil. Served over rice and a spinach salad.  
  • Greek Shrimp and Quinoa
  • Lipton Soup Pork Roast
  • Quinoa Chicken Chili
  • Boneless Pork Chops: 
    • 1 can of Campbell's golden mushroom soup, 1/2 can full of red wine, chopped mushrooms, and spices-- salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, etc. Serve with brown rice or potatoes and a veggie- oven roasted asparagus or steamed broccoli.
  • Taco soup:  
    • Mix together 1 46 oz bottle spicy hot V8, 1 packet Taco Bell taco seasoning, 1 drained can each black beans, dark red kidney beans, 1 can whole herbal corn, 2 cans Rotel. Add in either a lb of browned hamburger meat or a lb-ish of cooked shredded chicken breast. Cook on low at least an hour or 2, serve with assorted toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, black olives, jalapeños, and tortilla chips or Mexican cornbread.