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Showing posts from August, 2011

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

I am so excited that I found this recipe HERE! There is nothing unhealthy about these cookies. They remind me more of a breakfast or nutrition bar.

I followed the recipe pretty closely other than these slight adjustments: I added about 1/8 cup whole wheat flour to thicken the dough and used Agave Nectar instead of Molasses. I did half the batch with walnuts and raisins and the other half with walnuts and dried cranberries.
Before baking: 

After baking:

New Orlean's Style Rice and Beans

I discovered Zatarain's boxed rice and beans mixes because I had a coupon for them once. We really like the deep flavor of the mix. So, I made the rice following the instructions on the box and then 5 minutes before it was done, I added diced grilled chicken that I had prepared previously. An easy meal, served with fresh bell pepper and a garden salad. Perfect!

Chicken Pasta Salad

This was a throw-together meal in an effort to combine some leftovers with the dinner plan. It turned out great!

Rotini pasta (WackyMac is my favorite)
1 can chicken meat
fresh broccoli
seasoned and cooked diced potatoes (mine were leftovers)
1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise (I use the olive oil type)
1-2 Tablespoons Italian salad dressing
Italian seasonings
Garlic Salt

I boiled the pasta, added the fresh broccoli just to steam a bit, drained it all and then added the olive oil. I let it sit there to cool a bit before adding all the other ingredients. I mixed it all together well and served it with humice and pita bread.

Prepared Frozen Chicken

I have been enjoying getting super deals on some foods and preparing them for the future. The only wish I have now is that I had a bigger freezer!  Last week, I got boneless, skinless chicken breasts for 98 cents/lb. Awesome deal. So, I purchased about 14 pounds, washed it, seasoned it with garlic salt and olive oil and grilled it. Then, I spent a good hour cutting it up into small diced pieces. Then, I put it in labeled quart-sized freezer bags, made them as flat as I could, and now they are ready in my freezer for any meal.