Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine’s Day Party Fruit Punch Popcorn

Did you forget about your little ones Valentine’s Day party? Well maybe not forget, just got too busy? Well here is a last minute three ingredient treat. The class room will be filled with sweet treats so here’s a no sugar snack to throw in the mix. PHEW!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Asparagus Black Forest Ham Roll-ups

I have been racking my brain for new lunch ideas low in calorie, high in protein and filling of course! Wrapping asparagus with a little low fat cheese and thin black forest ham slices was super easy and fun to do with the kids. After an easy prep and quick roast I had dinner and several lunches ready to go! I didn't measure everything out, but you get the picture.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mesquite Chicken Broccoli Slaw

Talk about a crazy idea gone good! I was seriously combing my fridge deciding what needed to be cooked, added to the grocery list or even frozen if I wasn’t going to get to it in time! I found some chicken and broccoli slaw that needed to be cooked or consumed by this weekend and I knew I wasn’t going to get to it with everything going on. Of course not wanting to waste anything and intending on having healthy food at my finger tips, I had a genius idea. Yes genius. Go ahead and laugh. This is my genius zone. LOL! Four ingredients later I have an awesome lunch, dinner or side dish at my finger tips! So easy (I know I say that all the time, but it really was simple).

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Cinnamon Honey Fruit Dip

I know there are many versions of fruit dip out there, but here is my version. No marshmallow cream here – sorry! I used low fat ingredients and whipped it vigorously for the right texture. The kids and I devoured this during the super bowl instead of chips and fatty meats! WIN!

Crispy Roasted Curry Chickpeas

What an awesome protein snack. Unfortunately my husband’s digestive problems prevent him from eating one of the most amazing protein sources – nuts! As a supportive partner, I try to keep them out of the house to avoid temptation for him. He has so been missing them though. I recently discovered roasted chickpeas and was blown away by the concept. Roast them for 40 minutes and they are nice and crunchy and very similar to a nut. He was in love…with the chickpeas. 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

White Bean Chicken Chili

Coming at you today is another one pot wonder. Nothing to say but…make it right now. Super lean meal, low in calories, high in fiber and full of flavor make this dish a super win in my book.

Mini Taco Cupcakes

Pizza was on the menu for a recent family gathering. This temptation was killing me even days before the event. I decided to make something small to snack on instead of pizza. Most of my husband suggestions are a super fattening, but he suggested a taco bite. I prepped everything during a lunch break, assembled and baked right before the party! These are so good – no joke.