No big meals planned for this week but I got a lot of food prepped and ready to pull together for some easy, healthy meals and snack ideas. Veggies are cleaned and chopped – all set to top a salad or toss in a fry pan for a quick side dish. I made hard boiled…

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Remember Menu Monday? I was pretty good about having a consistent plan for the week many years ago! Now with no kids at home I have gotten away from that weekly routine. With a recent warning about high cholesterol, I am ready to buckle down again.  I don’t feel like I need a specific weekly…

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What better way to end a blogging draught than with PIE! The weather is changing in Minnesota and I thought this easy no bake creamy pumpkin pie would be perfect for a fall dessert. wonderful light and creamy alternative to a traditional baked pumpkin pie    

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Talenti Gelato Valentine's Day Dessert

Three Ingredients – Less than $10 – Two options Option 1 -Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches – 10 minutes to assemble, 5 minutes to dip. freezing time. Pull cookies apart and scrape out creamy filling.  Replace creamy filling with about 1 tablespoon of Gelato. Freeze until firm. Melt 1 cup chocolate with 1 tablespoon of…

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I love Mondays. I am always ready to hit the ground running. Making lists for the entire week and then breaking that list down to a daily routine makes for a productive week. Shopping and meal prep on Sunday also gets my week off to a great start. This week I did all my food prep…

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One of my New Year resolutions is to use my Instant Pot. Another resolution: make healthier food choices. I made this oatmeal recipe this week and it covered me for breakfast or lunch for 4 days! Easy, affordable ingredients from Aldi made it even better. 1 cup Steel Cut Oats (Not Quick Oats!) 1 cup Almond…

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Grilling season is in full swing at our house – making dinner planning much easier. So this week, I am focused on breakfast and lunch planning. Here are a couple of my favorite breakfasts that work great for lunch or a midday snack at work too. Smoothies have been my go to breakfast for a…

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We grilled a couple times over the long weekend, so there is a lot of cooked meat in the frig for the week. So my focus this week will be on healthy side dishes we can all take to work! One of our favorites is this broccoli, cauliflower salad. It goes with everything and with…

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We finally got to fire up the grill between raindrops on Sunday. Sunday: grilled chicken and ribs with lettuce salad. Monday: Roasted veggies with chicken (leftover from grilling) Tuesday: One pan sausage, shrimp and veggies Wednesday: Dad’s Potato Soup with tossed salad      photo: link photo Thursday: Leftovers Friday: Soup (leftover from Wed.) with chicken salad…

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It’s not too late to whip up a chocolate treat for your Valentine. Melt 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon coconut oil in the microwave. 3o seconds at a time until smooth. Dip strawberries in chocolate and place on waxed paper. Place in the frig until chocolate is hard. Done!! YUM!!

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