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Mason Jar Southwestern Chicken Salads with Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Ingredients: 2 romaine hearts 1 pint grape tomatoes 1/2 oz cilantro leaves 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 c corn 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 oz each) 1 TB olive oil 2 limes 4 oz/.5 c nonfat, … Continue reading

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Just Crack an Egg….now with bacon!

A few months ago, I discoved the “Just Crack an Egg” product in the grocery store, and bought some.  But they are a little expensive, and I figured I could make my own.  My kids love these, it’s a great … Continue reading

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My Take on Korean Rice Bowls

Recipes for Korean Rice bowls abound across the Internet, and they are all delicious, in my experience.  But naturally, I am incapable of just following a recipe and had to create my own.  But credit should definitely be given to … Continue reading

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How I Prep Lunches Ahead (Subtitle: Why I Sometimes Don’t Eat Lunch – Part 1)

Wow.  I started this one so long ago, I’m not totally sure what I was going to write about. You know how there are all those studies about kids taking too much time off in the summer and losing the … Continue reading

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Chopped Chicken Cobb Salad in a Mason Jar

This recipe makes 4 large salads, perfect for lunch or dinner!  They will keep in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days. Dressing: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 TB olive oil 1 tsp honey 1 tsp Dijon mustard Salads: 1 … Continue reading

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Make Ahead and Freeze Black Bean and Cheese Burritos

When things get really busy, and I haven’t prepped and planned enough, one of my on the go favorite foods is Amy’s Burritos.  While these aren’t the worst choice I could make, they obviously are pretty processed and full of … Continue reading

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Weekly Meal Plan, February 6 through February 12

Better late than never?  I’ve had this one taped to my fridge since that week, waiting for me to have time to type it up – I keep thinking I should create a meal planner form that I could just … Continue reading

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No Boil Chicken Sausage and Pasta Casserole

So I first discovered you can make a pasta casserole without first cooking the pasta when I made this Chicken Sausage and Peppers Macaroni Casserole from the Skinnytaste site. Unfortunately, due to the mushrooms, the spouse and 2 out of … Continue reading

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Weekly Meal Plan – January 23 through 29, 2017

Breakfasts: Pico and Spinach Egg Muffins  Lunches: I made this big pot of Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili to use as lunches.   I stored single servings in microwave safe bowls for quick reheating at lunch time. Dinners: Monday – Grilled Caribbean … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

I went on the hunt for a recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup, but since I am awful at following recipes, this is only inspired by the Pioneer Woman’s recipe.  Everyone ate this – even all 3 of the kids!  And it … Continue reading

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