Avocado Pizza

  Avocado Pizza 1 loaf French Bread (they do have whole what French Bread in some grocery stores!) Pizza Sauce One 8 ounce can tomato sauce 1 TBL water Dash of Oregano Dash of garlic salt Dash of onion powder Part Skim Mozzarella 1 Onion, chopped 1 Tomato, chopped 1 Avocado, chopped Slice French Bread along the length of the loaf.  Open French Bread and place on cookie sheet.  Spread pizza sauce, cheese and vegetables on bread.  Bake at 425 for about 10 minutes, or until Read more [...]

Beth’s Asian Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients 2 tsp. vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp. fresh ginger, minced (dried ginger can be substituted) 3 cups black beans, rinsed 1 cup white mushrooms, minced ½ cup carrots, grated 3 green onions, chopped ¼ c. cilantro, chopped (optional) 1 head bib, iceberg, or romaine lettuce, washed and leaves separated   Sauce: 4 Tbsp. soy sauce 4 Tbsp. brown sugar ½ tsp. sesame oil 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar ½ tsp. fresh ginger, minced (dried ginger can be substituted)   Instructions Saute Read more [...]

White Bean Chili

Ingredients: 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes 1 chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 TBL olive oil 2 cans white kidney beans or great northern beans, drained- rinsed. 2 cups chicken broth 4 ounce can chopped green chilies salt 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp oregano pepper 1/2 cup orzo or rice (optional) 1 cup light sour cream 1/2 cup low fat milk or half and half 1 TBL Corn starch mixed in 1 TBL COLD water (optional)   Cook chicken in large pot with olive oil Read more [...]

Chinese Potstickers

  Ingredients   12 ounces cabbage, chopped 2 carrots, finely shredded 2 large mushrooms, diced 5-6 whole water chestnuts, diced 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1/4 cup minced green onions 1 pound ground turkey 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 package round dumpling wrappers (gyoza/potsticker wrappers) Slurry: 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 1/2 cup water Sauce:   Juice of 1 orange Juice of 1 lime 3-4 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 Read more [...]

Cafe Rio Chicken In the Crockpot Salad

  Ingredients 2 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook chicken) Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, raw 4 tbsp Italian Salad Dressing, Light 1/2 tbsp Spices, chili powder 1/2 tbsp, whole Cumin 1 clove Garlic 8 Tortilla, Flour 2 cup Brown Rice, Cooked 1 small whole (2-2/5" dia) Tomato, Red 1 avocado, NS as to Florida or California Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties 4 cup shredded Iceberg Lettuce 2 cup Beans, black, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt 1/2 cup, Read more [...]

Steak Fajita Rice Bowls {Oh Sweet Basil}

    Ingredients 2 Cups Steak, grilled and sliced 1/2 Red, Green and Orange Bell Peppers, Sliced 1/2 Purple Onion, Sliced 1 to 2 ears of corn, grilled and removed from the cob Queso Fresco Cheese   For the Rice 1 Cup of Brown Rice 2 Cups of Water 1 Tablespoon Fajita Seasoning   Instructions Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the peppers and onion and a drizzle of olive oil. Cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat.   In a rice cooker, combine Read more [...]

Crockpot Chicken Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning

  Instructions   Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe (double or triple to store!) 1 TBL dried minced onions 2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp crushed dried red pepper 1 tsp dried minced garlic 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp cumin 2 tsp salt 1 tsp cornstarch     Crockpot Chicken Tacos 5 small chicken thighs 1 TBL taco seasoning (from above) 1/2 cup homemade salsa This made three cups of shredded chicken.   Cooking chicken in a slow cooker, with nothing more than seasoning Read more [...]

Creamy Crockpot Italian Chicken

Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts 1 package dry Italian dressing mix 1 recipe cream of chicken soup 1/2 cup water 2-3 laughing cow cream cheese blocks 2 cups frozen or fresh chopped veggies (broccoli, spinach, green beans, green peas)   Directions: Spray crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Place 4 smaller chicken breasts or 2 extra-large chicken breasts into the crockpot. Combine water and Italian dressing mix and stir.  Pour dressing over the chicken. Layer chicken soup on top Read more [...]

Crockpot Rice and Bean Soup

  Ingredients 1 1/4 cup mixed beans (buy the packaged kind, or mix your own- any dried beans will do! 5 cups chicken broth 4 carrots, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1/4 cup brown rice 1 TBL tomato paste 1 teaspoon italian seasoning Salt to taste (about 1/2 tsp) Dash of pepper 1 can tomatoes (diced)   Instructions Chop carrots, celery, and onion. Dump the rest in a slow cooker and cook on high for 4-6 hours.   Recipe originally posted on Super Healthy Read more [...]

Spinach Salad and Whole Wheat Pizza got Married!

Instructions Whole Wheat Pizza Crust: 2 1⁄4 teaspoons Yeast 1⁄2 teaspoon Brown Sugar 1 1⁄2 cups Warm Water 1 teaspoon Salt 2 tablespoons Olive Oil 3 1⁄3 cups Flour (We use half whole wheat and half white) Dissolve yeast and brown sugar in water. Let sit for 10 minutes.  Stir in salt, oil and flour. Knead dough on floured surface just until not sticky. Put in greased bowl and let rise till double (1 hour). Punch dough down, let sit on pizza pan for a few minutes. Then roll out. Read more [...]