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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

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Lentil Soup With Ground Turkey and Kale

Inspired by two “pantry” items, I whipped up an amazing soup yesterday! First, the pink lentils were an Aldi find. I’ve never seen them before and I felt compelled to pick up a bag. The frozen kale was on sale a few weeks back and IShow More Summary

A ‘Lighter’ Pumpkin Pie My Husband Actually Enjoyed!

Many of you know me and my can’t-follow-a-recipe ways. It’s just not in my DNA to cook something EXACTLY the way someone tells me. I have to put my spin on it, make it my own and go with the flow. This is why I rarely make the same thing twice the same exact way. Show More Summary

5-ingredient Ginger-Spiced Pumpkin Soup

I had this cute little pumpkin sitting on my counter since Evan’s field trip to the farm a couple of weeks ago. We decided to get him a bigger one for jack-o-lantern making so Ryan labeled this one “food.” I pondered what to do with it for a few days and then it hit me: soup! I thought about roasting the pumpkin first but that seemed too daunting. Show More Summary

Turkey, Collard Green and Pinto Bean Chili

If you’ve been following along for some time you know I’m a one-pot fanatic. The crockpot is my friend. I love a big bowl of things like chili or stew. I even devoted a whole category on the blog to “Chili-Like Ideas” because I don’t...Show More Summary

Updated Banana Oat Cups With Flax and Hemp Hearts

Seven years ago I posted a pretty simple oatmeal cup idea, one that I made pretty regularly and even more so now as the kids love them. They make a great grabbable snack you can leave on the counter. I like to eat one on my way to the gym. Show More Summary

The Only Pork Marinade You’ll Ever Need!

It’s been a whole week since I’ve posted here on GreenLiteBites. I can’t believe it! If you follow my other blog you may know I got a new job and the first week has been an adjustment. I’m still cooking up a storm. Actually, I thinkShow More Summary

Simple Two-Tablespoon, Two-Bean, Turkey Chili With Pumpkin!

You may think I’m crazy, but this morning I came home from the gym and made a big batch of chili. With the chilly, rainy weather it just sounded so perfect and I knew I’d have no time later in the day to cook. I wasn’t planning on posting...Show More Summary

Pesto Spinach Feta Wraps

The past few months I’ve been in love with pasteurized liquid egg whites. I buy cartons of for smoothies and morning omelets and use them daily for the protein boost (I gave up whey protein and swapped it for egg whites). So when AllWhites...Show More Summary

Whole Wheat Chocolate-Kale Banana Muffins

These muffins are brought to you curtesy of a holy-crap-what-am-I-going-to-do-with-all-this-kale moment. Last week I bought one of those giant bags of pre-washed, cut kale and it’s been staring me in the face for a week. With the expiration...Show More Summary

The 300-Calorie, 5-Minute, Chipotle-Inspired Burrito!

My husband is a Chipotle fanatic. If it was up to him we’d be there at least 2-3 times a week for lunch. I’m over it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a HUGE fan myself. I usually get the salad or burrito in a bowl and have some strategies for keeping the calorie count at bay. Show More Summary

Vegetarian Black Bean, Butternut and Quinoa Chili Topped With Avocado

This month’s California Avocado Commission theme is “Fall Favorites.” I immediately thought of two things: butternut squash and chili. Yesterday I cracked open my first butternut squash of the season and decided to make, well, what else — chili! My goal was something hearty, filling and avocado friendly. Show More Summary

Eggless Whole Wheat Pancakes (or Waffles)

Back home in my kitchen and it’s wonderful! I was having fun cooking at the hotel, though. I enjoy the challenge of using what I have available. It adds a new element to preparing food. … much like coming home, finding an empty fridge...Show More Summary

Hotel Cooking Meal 3: Black Beans and Yellow Squash With Brown Rice and Quinoa

I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but cooking in the hotel room is fun! Well, maybe it’s fun because anything I cook my mom actually eats and enjoys, which is a stark difference than cooking for two young boys and a picky husband. As...Show More Summary

Hotel Cooking Meal 2: Beef Stew With Sweet Potatoes, Mushrooms and Smashed Garlic

We had a little help for our second meal in the hotel and it was a smashing success! May I introduce my Great Aunt Marie’s Crock Pot… I have fond memories of this old girl keeping my Aunt Marie’s wimpies (sloppy joes) warm during her Christmas Eve parties. Show More Summary

Hotel-Cooking Meal 1: Turkey Sausage and Vegetables Over Rice

Hello from Beavercreek Ohio! I’m camping out here for a couple of weeks helping my Mom train my niece’s service dog. We’ve got a hotel room with a small kitchen and have committed to cooking more instead of eating out so much. It’s cheaper, healthier and easy! Well, at least that’s what I want to show. Show More Summary

Steel-Cut Oat Breakfast Recovery Smoothie

Every morning, bright and early you can find me at the gym. I lift heavy, hang out with the morning crew and get my sweat on. It’s ingrained now. I can’t imagine starting my day any other way. I used to have time to make breakfast for myself when I got home. Show More Summary

Simple Quinoa With Strawberries

A few days before I left for vacation — click here if you want to see the adventure I took with the boys! — I spatchcocked a whole chicken and cooked it on the grill. Cleaning up I couldn’t throw away the bones. I just couldn’t. So I grabbed a pot, pulled out some frozen celery hearts (I freeze scraps now specifically for this) and decided to make stock. The only problem: my [...]

Single-Serve Chocolate-Avocado Pudding

I made avocado pudding for the first time a few years ago and was absolutely shocked. The texture of whipped avocado is creamy deliciousness and makes a wonderful frosting-like texture. It was something Evan loved as a baby simply blended...Show More Summary

Blueberry Salad with Northern Beans and Corn

I shared the story of this dish a little on my weight-loss blog — click here. Basically it was my answer to a crappy morning. I’ve really gotten good at medicating my mood by getting creative in the kitchen and blasting angry music. I know. Show More Summary

The 10-Minute Salsa Stuffed Potato

Mid morning my stomach was growling! I’ve moved to drinking my 4-Ingredient Recovery Shake With Cocoa and Greens every morning when I get home from the gym but it’s not a substantial enough breakfast for me. My stomach is usually growling by 10. Today I made something from scratch instead of rummaging through the pantry. Show More Summary

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