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100 Days of No Processed Meals - Crock Pot Style

100 Days of No Processed Meals - Crock Pot Style

Bread in a Mug - Oh Sweet Mercy Going gluten free means no more delicious, yeasty, bread-y bread. I’m sorry, but there just isn’t a gluten free alternative that EXACTLY matches the taste and texture of a good ole loaf of wheat bread. There are many recipes out there that come close, but that’s it. Close is not. quite. it. So, it wasn’t too hard of a transition for me going on the Trim Healthy Mama plan. If you read my post Monday, on How to Make an Egg White Omelette That Looks Like the Real Thing then you probably want to know what my other slick trick with nooch (nutritional yeast) is. Oh yes…you can! I’ve been playing around in my kitchen, and here is my version of BIM (Bread in a Mug). Sandwich bread? I will tarry no longer…let’s get on with it and make some bread in a mug! Take your mug or dish, or even a bowl…whatever you’d like. Add the dry ingredients. Stir well. Here’s where you’ll need to make a decision. Do you smell that yeasty, bready aroma? 1 egg 1 Tbs golden flax meal 1 Tbs coconut flour* pinch of sea salt

7 Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes Are your taste buds tired of the same old smoothie flavors? Opting for a protein shake can be a convenient and tasty post-workout snack or meal replacement, but blending the same old recipe can get old! Shake up your smoothie routine with these healthy creations from Life by DailyBurn. Bonus: The plant-based protein powder used in each of these recipes is free of dairy, gluten and soy to suit all dietary needs. Photo by Perry Santanachote 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?

White Cheese and Chicken Lasagna I’m a complete and utterly in love with all forms of lasagna. There’s just something about those layers of cheese, noodles and sauce that I can’t help but get weak in the knees over. So you probably can understand why I was instantly intrigued when I found Anna and Chelsea’s recipe for a White Cheese and Chicken Lasagna. Chicken, cheese, spinach and as if there wasn’t already an abundance of cheese here, there’s also a white cheese sauce! To make this lasagna happen, all you need is chicken (I used rotisserie chicken and it was fabulously easy), lasagna noodles, frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed dry), butter, milk, chicken broth, onion, garlic, flour, salt and pepper, dried oregano and basil, fresh parsley, ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Start by bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Next get some prep out of the way and chop up a medium onion, mince the garlic clove and give a small handful of parsley a good, rough chop. In a good-sized sauce pot, melt a stick of butter.

Roasting Turkey at Home For Sandwiches One of my New Year's resolutions is to always bring my lunch to work. I'm trying to save money, eat healthier, and have more time so I can go on a long walk during my workday. So far, so good! Of course now that I'm shopping at the market more often I'm trying to figure out ways to bring down costs there too. I settled on turkey and picked up a free range natural 3.75 lb. bone-in turkey breast from my butcher for $23. Besides, a sixty percent savings (3 lbs. of pre-packaged turkey meat from the same makers of the bone-in breast would cost over $50), my homemade sandwich meat tastes better than most deli meat I've tried. Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Nicole Perry POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women.

Frugal Foodie Mama: 15 Fabulous Make-Ahead Holiday Cookies Get a head start on all that holiday baking now with these 15 Fabulous Make-Ahead Holiday Cookies recipes... Now that all of that Halloween business is behind us for another year, it is time to focus on that most wonderful time of the year...the holiday season! If you are like me, the holidays are jam packed full of family gatherings, last minute gift shopping, home decorating, and of course, cookie baking. But just what if you could get that holiday cookie baking done and out of the way? Like now? ;) Before the hustle and the bustle sets in. Yes, folks. I searched the web high and low and gathered up 15 of the most fabulous make-ahead holiday cookie recipes I could find for you all... (Linkup closed) Which cookie recipe will you be making ahead first? What is your number one tip for getting a head start on the holidays? If you loved this post, you might also like... Looking for even more holiday cookie recipes?

Mama: Inspired: Mass Crock Pot Dinners! I did it again! Only this time- I didn't cook any meat (apart from ground beef) ahead. Everything is going in the crock pot! So, it only took me 2.5 hours to create all of my dinners into individual bags. All recipes are my own creation. All recipes are crock pot recipes. When I do "mass crockpot dinners" I do at least 2 bags of every recipe. Here are 15 of my favorite crock pot recipes. *When preparing the bags, keep the meat raw. POT ROAST- 1 chuck roast (2.5-3 pounds), carrots, onion, potatoes (red, or sweet for paleo) garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. 16 oz beef broth. FRENCH SHREDDED BEEF- 1 chuck roast (2.5-3 pounds), 4 tsp homemade ranch seasoning, 1 tsp homemade italian seasoning, onion, garlic, 16 oz beef broth. GREEN CHILI BEEF- 1 chuck roast (2.5-3 pounds), 1 jar green salsa, garlic, onions CHICKEN FAJITAS- 4-6 breasts. ITALIAN CHICKEN- 4-6 breasts. 6 tablespoons Italian seasoning. 8 oz chicken broth. HAWAIIAN CHICKEN- 4-6 breasts, 1 can pineapple, 1 jar of Hawaiian BBQ sauce. 1.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Well, after years and years of trying to make a good ranch, I finally found the one I LOVE!!!! And seriously, I love love love this one so much, I make it weekly. I am a Ranch girl! This calls for a “buttermilk” but since I never have buttermilk on hand I make my own with Half & Half & white vinegar. I serve this yumminess on all kinds of things! This is a big tweak from a recipe a family friend allowed me to post to my blog… you can find her recipe here: Festive Pasta Homemade Ranch Dressing An Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing that you can tweak to fit all your needs! Ingredients 1/2 cup half and half 2 tbsp. white vinegar (mixed into the half and half) 1/2 cup of greek yogurt or sour cream (I've made it both ways) 1/2 cup of good real or homemade mayo 1 tsp salt pepper to taste 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder 4 tbsp. parmesan cheese that you find in the green container 1 tbsp. dried parsley *option- 2 tbsp. chopped pickled jalapenos, fresh chopped cilantro, fresh chopped chives

Pass the Protein, Please Eating enough protein is essential to good health. Protein plays an important role in countless body systems, including maintaining strong muscles and bones, nerves, blood vessels, skin, digestion, and healing. Meat and dairy products have long been recognized as rich sources of protein, but they are far from the only ones. If you’re trying to limit your consumption of meat and dairy products, or cut them out completely, there are many other delicious and nutritious natural sources of dietary protein. Here’s a look at some categories of protein-rich foods, along with a handy reference guide detailing how many grams of protein are contained in one cup of specific foods. Legumes Beans and other legumes (a type of fruit that generally grows in a seamed “pod”) are one of the best sources of protein around. Grains Hearty whole grains, such as oats, barley, and bulgur are another excellent source of protein. Nuts Nuts are a delicious and nutritious snack for at home or on the go. Bon appetit!