Carne Asada Fries

These shouldn't be as simple and quick because I want to make them ALL THE TIME. I love french fries. I am not really a sweets kind-of-girl but savory and fatty foods are my jam. So the fact that I can combine carne asada with fries.... this is my happy place. I love anything I… Continue reading Carne Asada Fries

Italian Bean Burger Sliders

I originally created these for babe since I wanted her to become accustomed to a wide variety of foods including plant-based options. As any good mom would do, I needed to sample babe's food to ensure it was safe 😉 Boy, was I surprised. These sliders were GOOD and not just like good for a… Continue reading Italian Bean Burger Sliders

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Italian Bean Burger Sliders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
sliders
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
sliders
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mash beans or place in a food processor and pulse until beans are mashed but not pureed.
  2. In a large bowl combine the beans, breadcrumbs, flaxseed, parmesan, eggs, and seasonings.
  3. Shape mixture into small sliders and place in a large skillet with olive oil. Cook over medium-high heat flipping occasionally. Cook for about 5-7 minutes.
Recipe Notes
  • Freezer Meal Alert! These burgers can be frozen after cooking. Just wrap each one individually with plastic wrap and place in a plastic freezer bag. When ready to use pull out of the freezer a couple of hours before and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop over medium heat.
  • Traditional Weaning: These burgers can be cooked and served to little ones. Once your babe is taking small bite-sized pieces you can cook these burgers and then crumble them to the right sized pieces for your babe!
  • Baby Led Weaning: To adjust for baby led weaning just form into fingers instead of burgers for babe!

Lean Lettuce Wraps

Doesn't using one food as a vessel for another food make food in general just that much more fun? Just me? Ok. Well here is the thing I love finger foods or foods that you can get a little sloppy with because food SHOULD be fun! So much of our culture is focused on food… Continue reading Lean Lettuce Wraps

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Lean Lettuce Wraps
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
lettuce cups
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
lettuce cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Brown ground turkey in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. While turkey is cooking, combine garlic, ginger, black pepper, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and hoison sauce in a small bowl.
  3. Once turkey is cooked add the yellow onion, carrots, and edamame and warm over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Finally, add the water chestnuts and sauce and continue to warm over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes then remove from heat.
  5. Serve by placing your filling a lettuce cup using butter lettuce and topping with green onions and sesame seeds.
Recipe Notes
  • Freezer Meal Alert! The filling for your lettuce cups can be frozen and thawed for another meal later! I even like this mixture served over rice.

Pesto Shrimp Pizza

MMMM... simple, quick, and delicious. Yes, yes, yes. This is one of my husband's favorites that I make. I can throw this pizza together in a matter of minutes and have dinner on the table in less than 20! I am all about simplifying meal times. To save even more time you can skip the… Continue reading Pesto Shrimp Pizza

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Pesto Shrimp Pizza
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 8
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 8
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease pizza pan or large baking sheet.
  2. Place pizza crust on pan and top with pesto sauce. Smooth sauce on the entire crust leaving about half an inch around the edge for your crust.
  3. Top pesto with tomatoes, onion, shrimp, and finally feta.
  4. Place pizza into the oven and bake for about 7-8 minutes or until crust is golden brown and crisp.

Carrot, Beet, & Blue Salad

So this is definitely a recipe I love but my husband wouldn't. I'm one of those people that really love bold and bitter flavors like black black black black (darker than midnight) coffee, dark chocolate, red dry wine, and blue cheese grown in a cave. Does anyone else think that fresh beets can sometimes taste… Continue reading Carrot, Beet, & Blue Salad

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Carrot, Beet, & Blue Salad
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
salads
Ingredients
Salad
Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
salads
Ingredients
Salad
Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. Prep your carrots and beets by peeling, cutting and removing both ends of each, and dicing.
  2. Place one cup of water and the carrots and beets into the instapot. (you can skip this step and use canned or frozen veggies). Cook carrots and beets on high pressure for 5 minutes. Releasing steam carefully once cooking is complete.
  3. While carrots and beets cook, combine all the vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl and mix until everything is well combined. Split the dressing between 5 small reusable containers.
  4. Place 2 cups of lettuce in 5 different reusable containers and top with 1 cup of carrots and beets and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds and blue cheese crumbles.
Recipe Notes

Before eating each day give your dressing a good shake to combine.

Chicken Parm Blend Burger

Enjoy a twist on the classic burger with an Italian influence! Award-winning burgers that are easy to make, crowd-pleasing, and nutritious. These can be frozen, adjusted for baby's first foods, and altered for carb-conscious diets.

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Chicken Parm Blend Burger
Enjoy a twist on the classic burger with an Italian influence! Award-winning burgers that are easy to make, crowd-pleasing, and nutritious. These can be frozen, adjusted for baby's first foods, and altered for carb-conscious diets.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
burgers
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
burgers
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cook diced mushrooms in a large skillet over medium-high heat until mushrooms have shriveled, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. While mushrooms cool, put the following ingredients in a medium bowl: ground chicken, grated parmesan, panko crumbs, 1/4 cup marinara, onion, garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add mushrooms in last and mix everything together.
  3. Form four patties and make a shallow indentation in the center of each patty with your thumb. Put patties on a plate and place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until you are ready to prepare.
  4. Cook burgers over medium heat on a pre-heated grill or in a large skillet that you used for the mushrooms. Flip the burgers after 8-10 minutes and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes. Burgers are done when they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees or appear white all the way through.
  5. Spray buns with canola pan spray and place on the grill or skillet for 30 - 60 seconds to warm and slightly toast.
  6. Spread marinara evenly on the bottom of the bun and top with a burger then 1 tablespoon of marinara then one tablespoon of shredded parmesan. Garnish with a couple of fresh basil leaves before adding top bun.
Recipe Notes
  • Freezer Meal Alert! These burgers can be frozen after cooking. Just wrap each one individually with plastic wrap and place in a plastic freezer bag. When ready to use pull out of the freezer a couple of hours before and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop over medium heat.
  • Traditional Weaning: These burgers can be cooked and served to little ones. Once your babe is taking small bite-sized pieces you can cook these burgers omitting the salt and then crumble them to the right sized pieces for your babe!
  • Baby Led Weaning: To adjust for baby led weaning just omit the salt from the recipe and form into fingers instead of burgers for babe!
  • Carb-Conscious Changes: Omit the top half of the bun to reduce carbohydrates. You may also remove the bun entirely and enjoy the burger with sauce and some veggies on the side!