Recipe: Mexican Chicken and Quinoa Sauté

Just ask me to go to my happy place, and I’ll say if you serve me a Mexican inspired dish, I’m there.

Mexican Chicken Saute

The versatility of Mexican spices – chiles, cumin, garlic, cayenne, and oregano work with almost any vegetable or meat you pair them with.

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Recipe: Chicken and Broccoli with Lemon and Thyme Sauce

Meals after a long work day have to be an easy affair. Anything too fancy, with too many ingredients immediately puts me in a funk. I want some of the evening left to play.

Chicken and Broccoli

Chicken breasts grace our table more often than I’d like to admit. They’re inexpensive, low calorie, high in protein and quick to cook. Because we’re sticking with lower calorie meals this month, chicken is perfect.

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Easy Italian Wedding Soup with Savory Turkey Meatballs

If you really want a people-pleasing recipe ask friends, family and coworkers. I guarantee you’ll come up with a dish you’ll have in your recipe box for years to come.

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Recently my coworkers, Maija and Steve, decided to share their favorite crockpot recipes for lunch. They take turns each week preparing family favorites, then bring them in for a well-deserved break in the day.

You know I had to insert myself into their fun lunch gathering, and it didn’t take long for me to find this Italian Wedding Soup to share with you!

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This White Chicken Chili is Gone in a Flash

Thanks to a few secret ingredients, this chicken chili has people coming back for seconds.

Chicken Chili
If you searched through the archives of this blog, you’d find an entire collection of chili recipes. As far as I’m concerned, chili is a dieter’s dream meal.

I can pack my slow cooker with fiber packed beans, low fat ground meat, wholesome vegetables, and in a few hours, I’ll have a satisfying bowl of goodness.

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Turkey Breast and Swiss Cheese Flatbread Melts

I’m not one to use my calories for the day on a sandwich, I’d rather save them for a juicy steak and potatoes for dinner, or Skinny Cow ice cream at the end of the day.

Turkey Breast and Swiss Cheese Melts

Turkey Breast and Swiss Cheese Melts

But every once in awhile the craving for a melted cheese sandwich hits, and I’m willing to use those precious calories and skip dessert.

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Parmesan Chicken Meatballs with a Colorful Carrot and Grape Salad

If you have picky eaters in the house to feed, then this healthy meal is perfect for them.

Parmesan Chicken Meatballs with Carrot and Grape Salad

Parmesan Chicken Meatballs with Carrot and Grape Salad

Most folks with fussy tastes will eat chicken, so these chicken meatballs packed with kale and Parmesan are a good protein choice.

The trick to keeping ground chicken moist, is not to over cook it. Since we aren’t frying these easy meatballs because they’re made in mini muffin tins, they cook quickly without any added fat. This makes them calorie friendly too!

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Italian Turkey Burgers with Fresh Corn Salad and a Winner Announcement

Before we talk about this tasty turkey burger recipe, it’s time to announce the winners of last week’s Ball Canning Supplies giveaway.

Turkey Burgers with Corn Salad

Turkey Burgers with Corn Salad

And the winners are . . . 

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Chicken and Tofu Stir Fry with a Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

As far as I’m concerned, the sauce is the best part of any stir fry recipe.

Chicken and Tofu Stir Fry

Chicken and Tofu Stir Fry

I want a spicy sauce in every nook and cranny of my chicken and vegetables when I pick them up with my fork. What’s more, if there’s a nutty brown rice served on the side, there’d better be enough sauce to drip over the top.

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Rustic Chicken Salad with Summer Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Mushrooms and Avocado

When it comes to summer salad recipes, I’ve decided this rustic chicken salad is my next picnic contribution.

Rustic Chicken Salad

Rustic Chicken Salad

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Kicked Up Mexican Black Beans and Rice

Yahoo! It’s officially summer! The kids are out of school, and for the most part, the sun is shining in Seattle.

My kids have flown the coop, but I work for our local school district in their IT department, so when the teachers and kids head off for summer break, life in IT is far less chaotic.

Thus my joy for the start of summer break.

Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice

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