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French Onion Beef Casserole.  When was the last time you had a casserole!  Doesn't this look good?

Ingredients
 
  • 10 ounces egg noodles
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cans (10.75 ounces each) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 jar (15 ounce) Lay's French Onion dip
  • 1 cup French's fried onions

 

Instructions

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Cook egg noodles in a large pot of water, according to package directions. Drain.
  3. Cook and crumble ground beef in a large skillet, over medium-high heat, until no longer pink. Drain any grease.
  4. Add soups and French onion dip to beef in skillet. Stir together to combine. Gently fold in cooked egg noodles to mixture.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle fried onions evenly over top.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve warm and enjoy!

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A great summery idea for dinner!  I like to add pineapple chunks too:

Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps (Low-Carb , Paleo, Keto)

Ingredients

Grilled Taco Chicken

  • pound Boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

To Assemble

  • leaves Romaine Lettuce rinsed
  • avocado diced
  • tomato diced
  • 1/4 cup onion diced

Cilantro Sauce

  • 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt or sour-cream or mayo
  • tablespoons olive oil
  • jalapeno optional
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

To Cook Chicken

  1. Add the chicken, garlic, olive oil, and spices in a large bowl or zip-seal bag. Place in fridge and let marinate for at least 15-30 minutes or up to 24 hours.

    Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade. Place chicken on a grill or pan heated to medium-high heat. Let chicken cook until it is no longer pink on the inside, about 9-10 minutes per side (or until it has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F). 

To Make Cilantro Sauce

  1. Place all the ingredients in the food processor and blend for 1 minute or until creamy. 

To Assemble

  1. Layer lettuce wraps with chicken, tomatoes, onion, and avocado. Drizzle with cilantro sauce or your favorite taco sauce. 

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps (Healthy, Low-carb, Keto)
 
Amount Per Serving (1 tacos)
Calories 161Calories from Fat 82
 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.1g14%
Saturated Fat 1.5g8%
Cholesterol 42.5mg14%
Sodium 382.9mg16%
Total Carbohydrates 6.1g2%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugars 2.3g
Protein 14.5g29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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We're talking about this:

"Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt ;  put them in a storage jar and use them to make bread for yourself. You are to...

And here's why:

Ezekiel bread, aka sprouted grain bread, has been a secret nutritionist staple for quite some time now, but it’s only recently made its way to the lips of your average health-conscious person. If your roommate, your co-worker or your dietitian has been extolling the benefits of Ezekiel bread and you’re wondering if it’s worth swapping your go-to 100 percent whole grain for this healthier-sounding option, we got all the facts on what this weirdly religious sounding bread really is and, more importantly, what it can do for you.
 
What are sprouted grains?
“Grains ‘sprout’ when soaked in water and their green sprout grows,” explains nutritionist Leah Kaufman. “As this occurs, a group of enzymes and chemicals work to nourish the wheat’s germ and endosperm (two out of three sections of what is considered to make up a whole grain).” This process, called germination, increases the nutrient value of the grains and makes vitamins and minerals—like vitamin C and B, which you don’t get from regular whole wheat bread—more readily available.Sprouting also breaks down so-called anti-nutrients that inhibit the absorption of nutrients and minerals, says Heather Bauer, R.D., founder of Bestowed.com. This makes it easier for your body to absorb calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc.
 
It’s more than grains that make this bread healthy.
Ezekiel bread contains no flour and is made up of a mixture of grains and legumes—organic wheat, millet, spelt, barely, soybeans and lentils (all sprouted). This combination makes Ezekiel bread a complete source of protein, on par with eggs and milk, containing all nine essential amino acids. “You also naturally get more fiber combining grains and legumes,” says Bauer, which makes this bread a low glycemic index food that will keep you fuller for longer.The unique recipe also explains the brand’s surprising name. It is inspired by the Bible verse Ezekiel 4:9, which says, “Take also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils and millet, and spelt and put them in one vessel….”
 
Does it trump whole wheat?
Kaufman always tells her patients to opt for whole grain Ezekiel rather than flour-containing breads. “Ezekiel bread vitamins and minerals are more readily available because of the process during germination,” she says.Bauer also recommends it to her clients. Regular 100 percent whole wheat bread provides fiber, protein and vitamins too, but the sprouted grains will give you more nutrient bang for your buck—to be exact, one slice has 4 grams protein, 3 grams fiber and only 80 calories. And in addition to being more nutrient-dense and higher in fiber and protein, Ezekiel bread also has no added sugar and has less gluten than normal bread.“If you have Celiac or are gluten sensitive, this would not be the right bread for you,” notes Kaufman. “Although sprouted bread is a lot easier on the digestive system, it still could be an irritant for those that suffer from this food allergy or intolerance.” That being said, if you’re just trying to cut back on gluten for other reasons, switching to Ezekiel is an easy way to lower your intake.
 
Just remember: It’s still a carb.
Bauer cautions that just because it’s full of more good-for-you ingredients and nutrients, at the end of the day, sprouted grain bread is still high in carbohydrates. “Just because it’s healthy doesn’t mean you can consume excess amounts of it and still maintain a healthy weight,” she says. But as an alternative to the bread you normally eat, it’s a great one.
 
Here's a yummy idea!  One slice is very filling, so toast one slice, spread with fruit jam of your choice and top with a slice of sharp cheddar and you've got a healthier breakfast danish!  ENJOY!

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It is time to clean the fridge my friends.  If you have random leftover bits, lunch meant that needs to be eaten, extra wings left over from the store, gether it all up and plate it and call your dinner a blue plate special!  For instance, in my fridge right now I have swiss cheese, salami, one serving left of Koriean beef, lots of rice, a mango, about 5 chicken wings, lots of cabbage, an onion and some frozen chopped red and orange sweet peppers.  So we're going to roll up the salami with the swiss, stick it with a toothpick and serve it up with some mango and chicken wings and a side of Korean beef rice.  I'm going to take the serving of Korean beef, and chop it up, add some shredded and cabbage, sweet peppers, sliced celery, edemame, and matchstick carrots to it and toss it around a hot skillet to heat and cook the cabbage and celery down a tad.  Put it on the rice and that one serving is now stretched over four people as a side dish to the chicken wing, salami cheese rollup and mango.  Lots of different goodies in that meal!  Enjoy!

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Got an instapot?  Check this out!

instant pot spaghetti

Instant Pot Spaghetti
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Instant Pot Spaghetti - The easiest spaghetti recipe ever!  A quick recipe for spaghetti made right in the instant pot.  Get a family favorite meal on the table even faster on busy nights!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings6
Calories221 kcal
AuthorNichole
Ingredients
  • 1 Pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Teaspoon EACH Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Pound Spaghetti Noodles
  • 1 (24 Ounce) Jar Spaghetti Sauce
  • 36 Ounces Water, 1 1/2 Jars
  • 1 (14.5 Ounce) Can Diced Tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Set the Instant Pot to saute' and add the ground beef.  Add the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasonings.  Cook the meat and seasonings, breaking the meat up until it's completely browned.  Turn the Instant Pot off. Drain any excess grease from meat if necessary.

  2. Break the spaghetti in half and place on top of meat in the Instant Pot.  Pour over the spaghetti sauce, diced tomato, and water.  Push the spaghetti down with a spoon if necessary to make sure it is completely covered in liquid.  

  3. Seal the instant pot and set it to manual mode, high pressure, 8 minutes cooking time.  When the time is up, use manual quick release to open the Instant Pot.  Stir the spaghetti well.  Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

NOTE:  This spaghetti may appear to be a little liquidy right after cooking.  Be sure to stir well to incorporate all of the liquid into the noodles before serving.

NOTE:  Some people have had an issue with their noodles "clumping" together.  Try crisscrossing the noodles when you add them to the instant pot, instead of adding them in one big chunk. Some clumping is normal, simply use a fork to pull any noodles apart that have stuck together. 

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Spaghetti
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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SKINNY ROOTBEER FLOATS!!!   I'm in LOVE!

100 Calorie Salted Caramel Root Beer Float, get the same taste you love in a float with a lot less calories

100 Calorie Salted Caramel Root beer Float
100 Calorie Salted Caramel Root Beer Float
Course: Dessert
AuthorKelley @ Miss Information Blog
Ingredients
  • 1 can A&W TEN Root Beer that has been refrigerated
  • 1/2 cup Breyers No Sugar Added 90 calorie Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Instructions
  1. Put 1/2 cup ice cream in a jar, bowl or glass
  2. Pour the A&W Core Ten Root Beer over the ice cream - how much you use it up to your preference

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Liitle more Bounce to the Ounce than you like??  LEt's make this the main entree meal!  Look how good this looks!  Vegetarian, gluten free, and paleo!

Think you don't like cabbage? I promise you'll change your mind if you take a few minutes to make this yummy roasted cabbage with onion dijon sauce (hint: it's great without the sauce, too!)

ROASTED CABBAGE WEDGES WITH ONION DIJON SAUCE

Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Onion Dijon Sauce will change how you think about cabbage!

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