Chicken, Quinoa, Veggie Bowl with Artichoke Bruschetta

Most of yesterday I kept thinking it was Thursday, so I’m really glad its Thursday! We have a fun weekend planned and it cannot get here fast enough! Besides the fact that I genuinely like my husband and want to be with him all the time, and the weekends give us that!

Brent has class on Wednesday and Thursday nights, and it makes for a long day! Last night I just wanted to throw together a quick dinner without much effort. I cooked some quinoa, and threw some chicken in a pan with italian seasoning. I chopped the chicken into cubes and layered 1/2 cup of it on 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa. Also added 1/2 cup of some steamer veggies and 2 Tablespoons of Artichoke Bruschetta, which is in the pasta sauce section of the grocery store. This gives it a ton of flavor for only 30 extra calories. I tossed it all together and it came out to exactly 300 calories. One bowl was plenty for me, but I refilled Truett’s plate twice.  Hadley liked hers, and Brent ate his when he got home with some red pepper flakes. It was a great healthy, filling dinner. 30 carbs and 25 grams of protein. It also only took me 20 minutes to make. I’ll be having the leftovers for lunch today!!

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This morning I’m heading to the gym and after Truett’s afternoon nap we may get out and run errands or play outside if it’s warm enough. Definitely trying to avoid the laundry. Im making spaghetti with venison for dinner, one of our favorites. I’ll be using the skirataki noodles for myself and Brent.

It’s almost Friday, and that means ballet class! Saturday we get to have dinner with one of my best friends and her family, and then Sunday is church. I see fun in my future!

Whole Wheat Banana Bread with Yogurt

Halfway to the weekend people! I wish I had awesome pictures of lots of snow, and the cool crafts we did while we were stuck inside….but we barely got a dusting! I wouldn’t even call it that much because it wasn’t on the whole yard, just in some places. Needless to say, we were pretty disappointed when we woke up yesterday morning. So our day went on as usual, gym, lunch, play date, home, forgot to get the chicken out for dinner…awesome.

I had some super ripe bananas and a box of mix for banana nut bread, but when I saw that it was 200 calories per slice, ugh. I wasn’t very motivated to use it. I started doing trying to figure out other ingredients that could go in it and found some recipes I wanted to try. So I picked one and got started. The original called for sugar and milk, but I used Splenda and Almond milk. I also added a little almond extract because I didn’t have any nuts on hand but wanted the flavor? It turned out tasting so rich and delicious! Much better than the box mix ever turns out.

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup of Splenda.
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (Fage 0%)
4 egg whites
2 tablespoons almond milk (or regular low fat milk)
1/4 teaspoon of almond extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions:
1. Stir together flour, baking powder and soda. Set aside.
2. With electric mixer, beat sugar and yogurt. Add eggs, one at a time, almond extract, and milk, beating until smooth after every new addition.
3. Add flour mixture and banana alternately to creamed mixture. Mix until it is blended, not extra. You don’t want to over mix it. Fold in nuts if you are using them.
4. Turn batter into lightly greased 8x4x2-inch loaf. Bake for 55-60 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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This has 90 calories per serving, and there are 12. Compared to 200, ill take it. But it doesn’t taste low calorie AT ALL!! It has 18 grams of carbs, 4 grams of protein,and 2 grams of fiber per slice also, this is all better than the box mix too. I hope you’ll try making this one, it really is super easy, and everyone loves banana bread!

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Here is the original recipe.
Have a great day!

Back to Normal!!

Well it has been a while since I’ve written! I have definitely missed it, but the last week and a half have been pretty crazy.

On the Friday after Valentines day, we met my mom and her fiancé (Nana and Big Daddy) for dinner halfway between our houses and they took our kids back home with them so Brent and I could enjoy our anniversary weekend. Our youngest had a little cough and runny nose, but nothing too bad. We drove the hour and a half back to Oklahoma City and met some friends for drinks and it started snowing like crazy!! If you haven’t been keeping up with Oklahoma weather lately, this has been a crazy winter. It will be 65 during the day, and then snow at night some nights. Like yesterday, sunny and 70, and a winter storm is moving in this morning to drop 4-8 inches of snow. It will be back in the 60s and 70s next week. Weird! But that’s Oklahoma!

Anyway, over the course of the weekend I talked to my mom, who said the kids were both coughing, and Truett was taking extra naps, which means he wasn’t feeling great, but she assured me they were fine. So we went out to walk the lot where we are building our house, and found some really cool trees and a great place for a big garden. We headed to our dinner reservation at Opus Prime, which is a steakhouse in OKC. The food and service were great and it was a really cool building. Sunday morning we got up and went to church, and planned on leaving for Dallas soon afterwards. Brent had meetings a for a couple of days in Dallas, so I was just going to spend some time with my mom while he was at work and then come home with the kids mid-week. We dropped Mox off with our awesome friends who offered to dog-sit (who knows if they will ever offer again! He’s a crazy pup!), and made the drive. When we got there Truett was just not himself, and he woke up a few times during that night with a fever and the next morning we decided to take him to a pediatrician.

After being turned away, yes turned away, by 2 pediatricians offices because we weren’t going to become patients long term, my mom called in a favor to a doctor on the board of the foundation she works for. He got us in immediately and Truett tested positive for RSV. Ugh, it was awful. Fever, coughing, wheezing, runny nose, and just down right feeling horrible. We came home on Wednesday and by Friday he was feeling much better. But it was a rough week of wondering if he was hydrated enough, breathing ok, and keeping his fever down.

The pediatrician’s office we were at was Stonebridge Pediatrics, if anyone needs an amazing pediatrician in North Dallas. We were impressed with their office, staff, and doctors. Not only because they got us in immediately and thought it was ridiculous no one else would see us, but they were thorough, listened, and so great with the kids. Highly recommended!!

This passed weekend we said goodbye to some of our good friends who are moving to Texas. Hadley and Truett play really well with their three kids, and we are going to miss them!! We also had a game night with two other couples, and it was hilarious!!! Pictionary and Catch Phrase, plus a few pitchers of Sangria… makes for a night of memories!

Needless to say I havent done much cooking. I could barely get Truett to eat last week, and we were out of town the rest of it. Today is rainy and then its supposed to snow, so Brent requested Red Beans and Rice with Sausage. I was going to make it with quinoa, but would you believe my grocery store was sold out?? I plan on swinging in another one on my way home from the gym to see if they have any, otherwise I will just use brown rice. Surprisingly, red beans and rice isn’t as unhealthy as I originally thought, and my family shovels it in. The kids love it and it is a great easy meal for a snowy night. I also have some okra that I want to bake to have with it, or put in it, not sure yey. Then I’m thinking a movie, popcorn, and hot chocolate will be perfect for dessert.

Tomorrow night we are having a Pork Tenderloin with veggies, and that is as far as I’ve gotten on planning this week. I did get some whole wheat waffles at the store and they are really flavorful! I had one with bananas and peanut butter on top for breakfast. It was really yummy.

Have a great Monday!

What is your favorite game night game?

Do you have a comfort food that you always have on cold nights? Do you try making it healthier?

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

I found this recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago, and I knew I had to try it. Not just because I wanted to start incorporating quinoa into our meals, but because broccoli and cheese go together better than pretty much anything. Jessica, over at The Novice Chef didn’t put chicken in hers, but I like a casserole that I can throw everything into and be done. So I bought a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, already cooked, and then came home and shredded it. I basically just added two cups of the shredded chicken to the recipe, and did the rest as is. It turned out delicious!! The kids cleaned their plates and I was definitely full after one serving.

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Ingredients:
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on your heat tolerance)
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup fat free half & half
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
2 heaping cups steamed broccoli
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9×9 baking dish and set aside.

In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and salt. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Cook for 18-20 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and set aside. Steam broccoli until tender. Or you could use a steamer bag if you want to.

While quinoa is cooking, melt butter. Whisk in cornstarch, cook for 30 seconds. Add onion and garlic, sauté for 5 minutes – stirring as needed. Stir in seasonings (mustard and cayenne pepper) and cook for 30 seconds more.

Slowly whisk in cold milk and half & half. Simmer for 7-9 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese, stirring until completely melted.

In a large bowl, toss cooked quinoa and steamed broccoli together, and this is where I put the 2 cups of shredded chicken in. Carefully pour sauce over mixture, stirring to coat. Transfer to prepared baking dish and top with grated parmesan cheese.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is slightly browned. Serve immediately.

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I usually make a recipe the original way the first time. Then after I taste it and get my families reaction, I go back and change things next time. This one really turned out good, so I’m not sure what I would change. I might make a little more of the sauce, or stir in some extra cheese to make it a little creamier. I will probably use reduced fat cheddar cheese next time, maybe stir in some sour cream. Lots of options, but it was so good, I’ll have plenty of chances to make it again. This recipe makes 6 huge servings. You could easily double it for more people, it would be a great side dish for Thanksgiving or Easter, besides any dinner.

I was really surprised by the nutrition facts on this casserole, because I didn’t lighten up at all, and I added the chicken. Here they are, per serving.

Calories: 366
Carbs: 43g
Protein: 15g
Fiber: 3g
Fat: 15g

So good! Easy and yummy! Kid friendly too. If you try it, let me know what you think!

Happy Valentine’s Day! It is also our anniversary! Married four years and more in love now than before, that’s for sure. The new house is our gift to each other, as well as going somewhere fun this weekend. We did get the kids some goodies, and I’m going to take them somewhere fun to play after the gym. I know some people think Valentine’s Day is cheesy and made up, but I love one more day to celebrate loving my family. Besides, we chose to get married on Valentine’s Day because its a day to celebrate love! That and I knew it would be easier for Brent to remember, ha!

What is your favorite comfort food casserole?

Are you doing anything special today?

Chocolatey Dessert!

I loved the snow yesterday! Huge flakes that stuck around all day and made for really good snowballs. It was the first time Truett really saw snow, and the first time Hadley remembers seeing it. We made snowballs and threw them around the yard while the dog tried to catch them and rolled around in the snow. It was a really fun day!
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For dinner I was going to make smoked sausage with greens, but Brent mentioned how he wished we had remembered to start some Green Chile Stew. It sounded so good, so we decided to nix the sausage and greens and head over to Rudy’s BBQ for some of their Green Chile Stew. If you haven’t had it, it is an awesome Stew. Very hearty, filling, thick and delicious! Lately we have been making ours with chicken, but they told me at Rudy’s that they use their smoked brisket in theirs. That must be why it tastes so good, smokey and rich. Yum! Well worth getting out in the cold for.

After the kids went to bed, we were craving something sweet, but I didn’t really have anything on hand. I thought of making some cheesecake pudding, but I really wanted chocolate, and the chocolate pudding mix I had said it was 160 calories per 1/2 cup serving. I decided to make the cheesecake pudding and add some cocoa powder to it.

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Ingredients:
1/2 cup Fage Plain 0% Greek Yogurt
1 1/2 cup Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 box Fat-Free Sugar-Free Cheesecake Pudding Mix
1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1-2 Splenda (optional)

Mix it all together and put it in the fridge while you slice up some berries for the top. A serving is 1/2 cup, which would only have 55 calories in it. I had two servings and two sliced strawberries, my bowl was 150 calories. It was so sweet and chocolate-y, and a great low fat, low calorie treat. And the 12g of protein was a bonus.

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You can use any type of Greek yogurt, but I’ve found that Fage doesn’t have that aftertaste or dry your mouth out like some of the others.

Today I am going to the gym and then working on getting the house clean. I want it really clean before this weekend. My kids are going to spend the weekend with my mom, and I don’t want to do any chores while they are gone! I’m sure I will, but I can wish, right? Then Sunday instead of meeting my mom halfway to pick up the kids, we are just going on to her house for a few days. Brent has meetings in Dallas, so I am getting a spontaneous visit! Excited to see my best friend and her sweet baby, as well as do a little bowling with the fam.

The week is halfway over!

Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day?

An Early, Cold Morning Needs a Big Breakfast

My kids conspire against me, I’m sure of it. They must know the nights I really need sleep and am finally sleeping good, they choose those to wake up super early. Both of them. And of course it’s a morning Brent went in early. Ugh. Needless to say I might be napping with them later. I want to go to the gym because I sure could use the energy, but I have to time it right because the weather here is going from rain to snow. I trust in my driving skills, but we all know that many people in the south can’t handle anything but dry roads.

This weekend was a pretty exciting one, as Brent and I signed the contract to have our house built! We have been living here in Oklahoma for almost 4 years, in a great neighborhood and house, but the house is getting much to small. When we moved here, his company told us not to buy anything because we weren’t going to be here more than a couple of years. Fast forward to three and a half years later, we have made a great life here with our friends and church, and we don’t want to leave right now. Plus, with two small kids, my family is only three hours away and I really love getting to go see them every month. When we get in to our new house, there will be plenty of room for them to come visit too! We picked a neighborhood about 10 minutes from ours now, I didn’t want to be far from our friends here. Our lot is covered in trees and is almost an acre. The houses are far apart and we can really make it exactly what we want. It should be finished in July or August. Hurry up summer!!

Another thing I found this weekend was Ben and Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt!

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I had the BananaPeanut Butter one. Oh my goodness it was delicious. I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches, so this was perfect for me. It isn’t much healthier than regular ice cream, or even the low fat ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s. I do appreciate that they put it in these tiny single serve containers. That’s all I buy, because if I get the pint, I lose all will power. Either way, it was delicious!! Serving size is key!

For breakfast this morning, I made a breakfast sandwich. I have been eating the Jimmy Dean ones, and they are really good. The other day I bought the Special K version – not as good. The flatbread was not nearly as flavorful as the English muffin. We usually get our dairy products at Braums, so Brent came home with some sugar free bread last night. Two slices is 90 calories, so I made two egg whites, one slice of turkey deli meat, and a slice of pre-sliced provolone. My sandwich was only 230 calories, and much bigger than the frozen ones. More economical to make them at home, plus it was fresh! And on this super cold rainy morning, I needed a hot breakfast with staying power.

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I went shopping yesterday to use some gift cards I got for my birthday, and everything I bought was size small. It has been a really long time since I’ve bought a small in anything. I think changing up my routine has definitely helped. I am doing interval running for 30 minutes at a time, almost every day. I have been using the Couch25k app on my phone so I don’t have to pay attention to the time, it’s great. Also I’ve been doing my Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD almost every day. And eating more calories. And 4 days a week I add in about 20 minutes of another cardio too, the stair climber, stationary bicycle, etc. It keeps it from getting boring, and keeps my body guessing what I’m doing.

So thanks for all the encouragement and tips, especially Suzanne from FitMindedMom. I have been friends with her a long time and she gave me some great advice. Have a great Tuesday!

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Truett is waking up extra early these days and I am not sure why. I should take advantage of being up so early, but I have never been a morning person. I usually just grab some coffee and try to keep him quiet in the playroom so he doesn’t wake Hadley up.

The chicken quesadillas I made for dinner the other night were delicious and healthy, but not nearly as good as breakfast yesterday morning. For the quesadillas, I used two small (8″) whole wheat, high fiber tortillas, shredded chicken, bell peppers, and cheddar cheese. Topped with two tablespoons of sour cream, my whole dinner was 400 calories and very filling. 45 grams of protein and 24 grams of fiber as well. It was a quick and easy dinner, and who doesn’t love quesadillas? The trick to these was the tortillas, as well as measuring out a serving size of everything else.

For breakfast yesterday morning I made these:

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Big fluffy banana oatmeal pancakes! I played around with this recipe until it worked, but these have great flavor. I made them in the magic bullet, but you could put it in a blender or food processor too. Or you could go get a magic bullet if you don’t have one, I use mine every single day. Here is the recipe!

Ingredients:
1/2 half banana
2 egg whites
1/2 cup uncooked oats
3 Tbsp almond milk
A few drops of almond extract

Blend all ingredients until smooth and pour onto greased skillet. I used cooking spray. Cook just like pancakes! This batch is one serving and is 250 calories. If you have sugar free syrup, pour some on too! My syrup is 45 calories for a quarter cup, so my whole breakfast was under 300 calories. Plus everyone else liked them too.

Another breakfast I really like are these Jimmy Dean Delights breakfast sandwiches. So good and filling. I can almost always last til lunch with one of these.

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Brent had Super Dad’s Day at Hadley’s preschool yesterday morning as well, so they headed off for donuts and orange juice, which he said was the best 15 minutes he’s had in a long time. Truett and I went to the gym and he crashed afterwards so I did a Jillian Michaels DVD and picked up the house. It’s like every day I have a decision to make while he takes a nap – clean uninterrupted or take a shower. It’s hard!! He is obsessed with the dishwasher, so doing dishes while he is awake is not an option anymore. He loves the vacuum and wants to use it, so he just gets in the way, tries to climb on it and gets mad if you don’t give it to him. Is this sounding fun? I got in a quick rinse off before he woke up and we went to get Hadley from school.

Today I don’t know what we are doing! Gym, lunch, naps… Truett is getting an official haircut this afternoon too. I’m going to try not to cry, but I’m also not cutting it too short. We like our shaggy boy’s curls, but it’s in his eyes, and he has been called a “pretty girl” more times than Brent is comfortable with. It’s not like I dress him in pink either, dinosaurs, footballs, blue and green… Hadley was bald and wore monstrous bows every day. I don’t see how he looks like a girl!

What is your favorite healthy breakfast?

Did strangers ever think your child was the wrong gender?

Cinnamon Roll Casserole Recipe

Yesterday was not my day. My allergies are killing me! About once a year I get down and out from an allergy attack, and this is it. Hadley had school, so instead of the gym I came back home and played with Truett. He took a long nap and so did I, and after we picked up Hadley in the afternoon we played outside for a few hours since it was 70 degrees! Brent had a ton going on at work, so instead of me cooking, he offered to pick up thai food. I’ll tell ya, I jumped at that! Not only to take a night off from cooking on a night I didn’t have any energy, but to have my favorite thai food? Yes, please! Brent has just lately become open to trying new foods, so im slowly broadening his tastebuds. He loves greek food and is ok with thai, which I like better than chinese for sure.

So anyway, I didnt make that Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe last night. Im still planning on it, but I think it will have to be on a weekend, as it takes about an hour and a half to cook. Thats hard to do when I’m by myself! Tonight we are having Skinny Chicken Quesadillas, which should be pretty easy, quick, and healthy.

Over the weekend I made a Cinnamon Roll Casserole for everyone before church, and it turned out amazing! This is a great recipe to feed as many people as you need because you can half it or double it pretty easily.

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Doesn’t that look yummy!! And it isn’t as rich as cinnamon rolls. I can barely finish one because they are too sweet forz mme. And I like sweets. But because of the eggs and cream in this, I think it cuts some of the sweetness, but still tastes like a big delicious cinnamon roll!

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Ingredients:
Cooking Spray
2 cans of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
4 eggs
1/2 cup whole milk or heavy cream or half and half
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1/2 cup maple syrup

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375 and spray a 9 X 13 casserole dish with cooking spray. Open the cinnamon rolls, set aside icing and cut each roll into 8 pieces. Place all cut rolls evenly into your pan. In a bowl, beat together eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Pour evenly over cinnamon roll pieces. Drizzle syrup all over top. Sprinkle with chopped nuts and bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown. Let it sit for 10 minutes after you pull it out of the oven. Then drizzle it with included icing. Serve Warm.

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The only change I made was using almond extract instead of vanilla. And I didnt use the nuts, im not a fan of crunchy nuts in my soft and chewy things. I made this plus adding another half of the recipe. So I used 3 cans of cinnamon rolls, 6 eggs, 3/4 cup of half n half, ect. It served the 10 people in my house just about perfectly, with only 3 pieces leftover!

Today im still fighting these allergies, but the kids need out of the house! So we will be heading out to play at a local bounce house place. Im gonna wear them out!

Do you have a favorite breakfast casserole?

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Hello Monday, my weekend was not long enough! I had so much fun with my mom, sister, nieces and nephews this weekend. We got to go watch my oldest niece cheer at an NCA event in Oklahoma City. Hadley loved it, and kept asking about all the stunts and what they were doing, then she was telling me what teams she wanted to be on, what outfits she liked, and which bows she liked. It was pretty cute. Then yesterday we all went to church together and they drove back to Texas afterwards. Which meant it was time to get cooking.

We were heading to a Super Bowl party across the street so I decided to make a recipe I saw on Pinterest, Buffalo Chicken Taquitos. They turned out tasting delicious, but next time I will make a few changes.

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Her’s are way prettier than mine, but they still tasted great. Next time smaller tortillas will work better I think. Here is the recipe!

INGREDIENTS
4 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
12 soft taco, flour tortillas
2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
4 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup Frank’s hot sauce
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning or cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a small sauce pot over medium low heat, melt butter.
Add Mrs. Dash, garlic powder and Cajun seasoning. Stir to combine and cook for 1 minute.
Add cream cheese and stir until melted and completely combined with butter and spices.
Wisk in hot sauce and milk and simmer for 5 – 8 minutes. Add salt to taste.
Combine chicken and sauce.
Lay out a tortilla; fill with about ¼ – 1/3 cup chicken and 2 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese.
Tightly roll up taquito and place on a greased baking sheet; repeat until chicken is gone.
Brush taquitos with vegetable oil on all sides.
Bake for 15 – 18 minutes; rotate them every 5 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve with Blue Cheese Dressing and celery sticks.

Easy, but time consuming. Great for a party though! All the flavor of wings with none of the mess.

I tried a trick I saw online, you may have heard of it too. Shredding your chicken using a stand mixer? I thought it could work, but it could also be a disaster and make more for me to clean. I tried it, and I’m telling you what, it was like a magic trick! It took less than 10 seconds to get these 4 big chicken breasts from this…

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To this…

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I know!!!!! I wish I had gotten a video. Isn’t it weird the things we get excited about these days? I can’t wait to do this again… Like on Tuesday when I make quesadillas! You should try it. For a family who loves shredded chicken tacos, tortilla soup, and all kinds of other chicken dishes, this might just save our wrists from Carpal Tunnel.

Tonight for dinner, Stuffed Bell Peppers!

It’s a new week! What will you be doing?

Caprese Grilled Cheese

Last night for dinner I almost resorted to feeding the kids Ravioli from a can, which is also Brent’s favorite. But I decided to do grilled cheeses instead.

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I use the Sara Lee Double Fiber Bread. It only has 45 calories, and 5g of fiber per slice. I love fresh mozzarella, but shredded would be delicious too. If you look in the specialty cheese section at the grocery store, they have some fresh mozzarella that has already been sliced into servings, and I used two. Sliced tomato, and fresh basil layered on, and then I remembered I had some artichoke bruschetta in the fridge from my sister-in-law, so I put two tablespoons on there too. This made it 260 calories for the whole sandwich! I made one for Hadley too, just a half, and she loved it! You could pair it with a small salad or some veggies, yum!

This morning Hadley had her second ballet class, and it definitely went better than the first. She was only shy for the first 5 minutes, and then she danced her little heart out. Plus I met one of the other moms, who goes to our church, and her daughter and Hadley are about 10 days apart in age. Im getting a few minutes of cardio in at the moment, talk about multitasking! This afternoom I will do Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred dvd at home, like I did yesterday. Love that workout!!

Today my mom, niece and nephew are coming up, and tomorrow my sister is coming up with my other niece and nephew. My oldest niece has a cheerleading competition in OKC tomorrow night so we are excited to go watch!! Also excited for church on Sunday, word is it is going to be fantastic. Love weekends with my family!

Have an amazing weekend!

What is your favorite thing to put on a grilled cheese sandwich?