Category Archives: Meals

A Simple Way To Healthy Up

Recently I saw a great conversion chart that showed you how to use Chobani greek yogurt to replace some of the fattening ingredients in recipes. I can’t wait to be able to replace things like oil, sour cream, etc. when I’m cooking.

Here’s the conversion for those wondering:


Want to print out a copy and hang on your fridge? Click HERE.

They also have some FANTASTIC recipes on the site.

I can’t wait to make these Mixed Berry FroCHO Pops. They look so cool and creamy and refreshing for the summer.

Have you experimented with greek yogurt? What recipes have you made? We’d love to hear


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TASTY THURSDAY: Spaghetti Carbonara Pie

A change on the spaghetti pie recipe I make for my family. These type of dinners are so easy to make and the leftovers are just as delicious as the original.

spaghetti carbonara pie

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Nutritional Information
(per serving)

Calories 470
Total Fat 18.0g
Saturated Fat 9.0g
Cholesterol 154.0mg
Sodium 595mg
Total Carbohydrate 50g
Dietary Fiber 0.00g
Protein 25.0g


  • 12 ounce(s) spaghetti
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 6 slice(s) (4 ounces) bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 container(s) (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup(s) grated Romano cheese
  • 2  large eggs
  • 1  large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch(s) nutmeg
  • 2 cup(s) milk

For cooking directions, click HERE.

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TASTY THURSDAY: Chicken Fajita Quesadilla

If you don’t already know about Weelicious, you’re missing out. She’s a mom who’s taking cooking/baking to a whole new (healthy) level. There are always delish things on her website, and it’s nice to know that they are healthy and tasty. A total no brainer.

From her site, today we bring you Chicken Fajita Quesadilla:

To read all about it, get the recipe and instructions, click HERE.


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Have Some Fun With Breakfast

Our Bento box post from yesterday got me thinking about how meals can be more fun. Ironically, this morning as I was flipping through a magazine I saw an ad for the Nordic Ware barnyard pancake griddle. Bingo! More fun for breakfast.

I then went online to to find out more about it. Turns out Nordic Ware offers more than just the barnyard griddle! How fun.

There is a zoo griddle:

The barnyard (of course)

Bugs (luv it!)

And snowflakes

I also believe there is a Valentine’s one.  If you don’t want to order though Amazon, you can check your local Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond for them. Happy breakfast…and whatever else you can think of to do with them.

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Beyond The Lunchbox: Bento Box

I’ve recently discovered the bento box craze. No, we do not have one as my daughter isn’t old enough to eat lunch at school. But if she did, boy oh boy would we be having fun! (On a side note, I did make my own little version for Valentine’s Day yesterday that I’ll share). I don’t know if providing fun shaped food in lunches actually makes the kids eat healthier, but it must be exciting for them to open their box every day to see what’s inside. And their friends must be equally as curious too. Would this make us the coolest moms in the lunchroom?

I’ve picked out some fun websites that feature bento lunches to inspire you. Even if you don’t go crazy, they are fun to do now and again to add a little kick to the day. Enjoy!

This is the heart/pink inspired lunch I made for my daughter yesterday. It features a peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich cut out with a heart cookie cutter, strawberry fruit leather cut out with a small heart cookie cutter, pink cup with strawberry yogurt drink and a heart straw and raspberries. She was very excited about it!

As you’ll be able to see, I’m quite the novice when compared to these ladies!

From KookyCulinary a butterfly inspired bento

Dinosaurs from BentoLunch

Winter bento at JustBento

School of Fish and Peas in a Pod from BentoFun

Three witches (Halloween) bento from Another Lunch

All these sites have great information on how to get started, tutorials, shops, tips, tricks (food marker) and much more should you want to join the bento revo(lution)! Good luck.

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TASTY THURSDAY: Sweet Turkey & Quinoa Meatballs

These look so delish. I’m drooling looking at the pictures. definitely going on my “To Make” list!

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These pop-in-your-mouth meatballs are packed with great nutrition thanks to the lean ground turkey, quinoa, and raisins.
Janice plans to serve them on Sunday at a tailgate party (go Patriots)!

Simple ingredients — chopped basil, reduced-sodium soy sauce, golden raisins, ketchup, and garlic powder add a big burst of flavor to the meatballs.

Sweet Turkey & Quinoa Meatballs

Makes 6 Servings (about 4 meatballs per serving)

Toss the cooked meatballs with our tangy sweet & sour sauce, place them on a platter with a frilly toothpick in each one, and you’ve got the makings of a festive and fun party food!

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup golden California raisins, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

To see how to make the meatballs and sauce, click HERE.

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