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12 Healthy Brown Bag Lunches. Are you tired of lunch being an overpriced, nutritional train wreck?

12 Healthy Brown Bag Lunches

Do you groan and drag your feet every time you think about packing a lunch? Here’s some motivation: It’s simply better and cheaper for you. “When you make your own lunch, you’re in total control,” explains Keri Gans, R.D., author of “The Small Change Diet.” You can use fresh ingredients, watch your sodium intake and control portion size—three things that aren’t so easy to do when grabbing lunch on the fly. Also, it’s easier to eat a balanced meal at lunch—unlike dinner, which we often pull together last minute or eat out, making it full of “unknown variables” when it comes to nutrition and portion size, explains Heather Bauer, R.D., founder of Bestowed, a monthly subscription service that delivers hand-picked healthy products.

Try these 12 healthy meals, which will make you excited to dig into that brown bag come lunchtime. MORE: Ladies Who Lunch (Light) Weigh Less Egg White Salad Sandwich. 30 Superfood Recipes You've Never Tried Before. Homemade Mozzarella Sticks made with Cheese Strings. Mozzarella sticks are one of our favorite appetizers.

Homemade Mozzarella Sticks made with Cheese Strings

They are crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle. It is awesome to pull one apart and see the melted mozzarella cheese. Marinara sauce is the perfect dip for these deep fried cheese sticks. Making mozzarella sticks is easy by using cheese strings. Cut them in half and they are the perfect sized appetizer. Mozzarella sticks are highly addictive.

Set up three bowls for the three stage breading process. Bowl one – flour. Bowl two – whisk together the eggs and milk. Bowl three – mix together the panko bread crumbs and seasonings. Cut the cheese strings in half. Toss the cheese in the flour so that it is totally coated. Dunk the cheese stick in the egg and milk mixture. Dredge the cheese sticks in the seasoned panko. Quick Home Bar Guide by Barina Craft. The Elegant Hors d'Oeuvre's Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts recipe on Food52. Author Notes: Why are they genius?

The Elegant Hors d'Oeuvre's Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts recipe on Food52

Well, they're delicious. Eating Tea And Other Food Predictions For 2014. Hide captionTea leaves will be big in entrees and desserts in 2014. iStockphoto.com Tea leaves will be big in entrees and desserts in 2014.

Eating Tea And Other Food Predictions For 2014

At the beginning of every year, we read the tea leaves to see what new food trends we'll be tasting in the coming months. This year, the tea itself is the trend. Tea leaves will be big in entrees, desserts and, of course, cocktails. Hide captionCauliflower is the new Brussels sprout. Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes. “Scalloped” is an attractive word, isn’t it?

Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

When I hear it I think of several things: first, there’s scallops, as in the seafood—totally delicious. Then there’s the scalloped shape that can live on the edge of a pair of shorts or on the collar of a woman’s blouse—always pretty and dainty. Bacon Wrapped Garlic Sage Chicken. Kitchen 101: Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs. Kitchen 101: Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs I’d be remiss if I simply focused on imparting technical knowledge in the Kitchen 101 series here at Chasing Delicious.

Kitchen 101: Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs

I’d be downright neglectful if I didn’t talk about ingredients, particularly the biggest misconception about produce today: that it is naturally available year-round. Though you may be able to find just about every type of fruit, vegetable, and herb in the grocery store every day of the year, a majority of this produce is not in season. If you are buying strawberries in December, you are likely purchasing a fruit that was picked six months ago and stored in a climate controlled facility ever since. Find recipes online. Share them with your friends.

Crockpot Recipes. Sallys Baking Addiction Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting. Fudgy homemade brownie cupcakes with cookie dough frosting on top.

Sallys Baking Addiction Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

One incredible dessert that you’ll want to make again and again! There’s also nothing like kicking off the summer with dense fudgy brownies, cupcakes, and cookie dough. Step aside bikini… These fudge brownie cupcakes are so chocolatey that your head will spin.

Drinks with the Peeps

Natural vs Processed Cheese - Tillamook. Cinn-a-bon Cheesecake. I Travel and I Cook Cinn-a-bon Cheesecake Posted on December 31, 2013, 4:03 pm By Marge Cinn-a-bon Cheesecake Ingredients Crust 1-1/2 cups finely crushed cinnamon-raisin cookies or other spice cookies (I used ‘Coffee Breaks’) 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 2 tbs. brown sugar Filling.

Cinn-a-bon Cheesecake

Baking for the Masses. “Cinnamon Rolls” The Sequel!

Baking for the Masses

If you want to impress your guests with your fine cooking skills and great food presentation, I have just the thing. The only bad thing about this recipe is that people might not want to bite into these little things, afraid of destroying their beauty. Now dough is pretty easy and is more or less the same with the one you use on your usual cinnamon rolls, only the technique of making the roses is a bit different. You are going to love it nonetheless. Anyway, start by warming up your milk, add yeast and a bit of sugar and let it activate.

In the bowl of your mixer, add melted butter, eggs, salt and ¼ cup of sugar. How to Make Peanut Butter S'Mores Turnovers. Peanut Butter- S’Mores Turnovers I’m not much of a camper.

How to Make Peanut Butter S'Mores Turnovers

No-Bake Fudgy Snow Balls. No oil, no butter, no baking required. Www.thesweetslife.com/2011/10/pepperoni-pizza-monkey-bread.html. How do you make bread even better? You stuff it with pepperoni and cheese. Then, you bake it in a bundt pan that allows you to pull off little chunks and dip them in pizza sauce. This is the perfect thing to bring to a party (and I did, where it disappeared quickly!) Or to eat during a football game. Or, make it for dinner and serve with a salad. Top Green Smoothie Recipes. Details Strawberry Mint Popsicles Banana-free, Healthy Treats, Kid-friendly Piña Colada Pops 5 Ingredient or less, Banana-free, Healthy Treats, Kid-friendly. Red Velvet Crêpes.

I rolled my eyes at the red velvet cake trend, but now I can’t get enough. I’ll make any excuse to have ‘cake’ for breakfast– here’s my take on a classic. Red Velvet Crepes (Makes about 24, 8″ crepes) Ingredients: – 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour - 1 teaspoon baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon salt - 3 tablespoons sugar - 2 cups butter milk - 1 1/4 cup whole or lowfat milk - 1 large egg - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted - 1 tablespoon red food color gel - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted + 2 tablespoons cooking oil (for pan) *Update: Because the buttermilk lends to the acidity of this batter, do not substitute the baking soda for extra baking powder.

If you add more baking powder, and omit the baking soda, you’ll end up with a heavy and dense crepe. Chocolate Ganache Topping- 75 gr bittersweet chocolate - 75 mL heavy cream - 1 tablespoon sugar Directions: Stately Sandwiches. Cheese & Burger Society. It's Peachy KeenIt's Peachy Keen. The 34 Simple Two-Ingredient Recipes. 28 Simple & Natural Ways to Detox your Body. 100 Greatest Cooking Tips (of all time!) : Chefs.

1. Remember, y'all, it’s all about the prep. Best Steak Marinade in Existence Recipe. Death By Oreo Cupcakes. They are probably the best Oreo cakes I have ever tried. A lot of cake's that I have experimented with before are like a vanilla cake with bits of Oreo in them, which didn't really give them enough Oreo flavor.

But these were a lot better. I used a dark chocolate fudge cake mix instead of just a regular chocolate cake mix, which went really well with the cookies and gave the cakes just a little more flavor.