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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:

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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

Taken from Delish.com

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
Sugars
Protein 25.0g
Calcium

Ingredients

  • 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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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Wishing everyone out there a day filled with love…love for others and, most importantly, love for yourself.

Because today is Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share a parenting.com link which features lots of heart inspired meals you can easily make today for your kids/family.

Berry smoothie…made with strawberries or cherries. Or even just a little drop of red food coloring.

 

Calzone hearts.

Cakes in a cup.

For even more ideas, and the how-to’s on these, click HERE. They also have some cute cupcakes on their home page as well. Worth checking out!

Whatever you do today, enjoy yourself and those around you!

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Tasty Thursday: Italian Turkey Sliders

Taken from DisneyFamily.com

Italian Turkey Sliders with Honey Dijon Mayo

Hands-On Time: 10min
Ready In: 20min
Yield: 16
Italian Turkey Sliders

Sliders are very popular right now and this version made with ground turkey and baked rather than fried is not only good, but good for you. My kids ate these like there was no tomorrow and even the pickiest of them finished his plate without a complaint. Served with baked Parmesan fries this was the perfect ‘fast food’ meal and the cost per slider is about 45 cents — that’s good, too.

Ingredients

  • 20 ounce lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 clove garlic – minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 dinner or slider rolls
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey Dijon mustard

To get directions on how to make these yummy sliders, click HERE.

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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!

    Taken from MealMakoverMoms.com

    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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    Tasty Thursday: Chocolate Covered Oreo Cake

    I’ll start off by saying “I’m sorry”. I usually try to post healthy things to eat on Tasty Thursday. But I couldn’t help myself when I saw this posted on Webbisodes. It just looks SO GOOD that I had to share. And besides, we all need to be decadent once in a while, right? Just imagine how popular you’ll be when you show up with this cake at parties.

    Taken from Webbisodes

     

    Chocolate Covered Oreo Cake

    What You Need:

    1 pkg. (2-layer size) devil’s food chocolate cake mix
    4 squares BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
    1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
    1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
    1/2 cup sugar
    2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
    12 OREO Cookies, coarsely crushed

    Make It:

    HEAT oven to 350ºF.

    PREPARE cake batter and bake in 2 (9-inch) round pans as directed on package. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Invert cakes onto wire racks; gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely.

    MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool 5 min.

    MEANWHILE, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gently stir in Cool Whip and crushed cookies. Stack cake layers on plate, spreading cream cheese mixture between layers. Spread top with chocolate glaze; let stand until firm. Keep refrigerated.

    Nutritional Info:

    Noooo way,  I’m posting that! Just enjoy, life’s short. Eat plenty of dessert!

     

     

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