Saturday, April 18, 2015

Caprese Pasta Salad

Here is a healthy and delicious pasta salad that will leave you satisfied without the guilty conscious!  With all of the healthy protein from the mozzarella and turkey, you won't be hungry an hour after lunch, but it is light enough that you won't be weighed down.  Enjoy!

~ Caprese Pasta Salad

4 cups of noodles, cooked al dente
5 leaves finely chopped basil
1 cup diced fresh mozzarella
8 oz oven roasted deli turkey, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 cup baby tomatoes, halved
1 cup fat-free balsamic dressing

Mix all ingredients and chill before eating for optimal yumminess!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken and Stuffed Pepper Poppers

This meal is all about the awesomeness of stuffed foods.  A healthy and delicious chicken breast filled with spinach accompanied by virtually carb-free, crunchy, and creamy pepper poppers!  This meal will leave you stuffed without any of the guilt!

~Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken

2 chicken breasts, sliced in half horizontally
3 pieces of bread
1 Tablespoon Greek seasoning
1 pack frozen spinach
1 T lemon juice
Salt/pepper, to taste
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/2 cup Milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a food processor, pulse the bread and Greek seasoning until combined.
Sauté spinach, salt, pepper, and lemon juice—add the feta cheese.
Spread the spinach mixture onto each piece of chicken and roll up; secure with toothpicks.
Dip in milk and roll in breadcrumbs.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Serve over quinoa or cous cous.

~Stuffed Pepper Poppers

10 mini peppers, washed and stems removed
2 mozzarella cheese sticks
1/4 cup feta

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  
Cut each cheese stick into fifths.  
Sprinkle a pinch of feta into the bottom of each pepper.  
Place one of the cheese stick pieces into the pepper, sealing in the crumbly feta.  
Bake for 10 minutes and then broil (on high) for 1 minute.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Reese's Egg Redo

Reese's Egg Redo

Reese's eggs are delicious and addictive.  And as I recently learned, they are so fun to make!  This is a great and easy project for anyone-- kids, seasoned chefs, crafters, and those who aren't so kitchen savvy.  No matter your expertise, people will be calling you Martha Stewart before you know it!

Townhouse Oval Crackers
Peanut Butter (I went with crunchy)
White and Chocolate Chips
Popsicle Sticks (optional)

Spread peanut butter between the crackers and insert a stick (if you want to make Reese's Pops).
Place the peanut butter sandwiches in the freezer while you are melting the chocolate so that the peanut butter hardens.  It makes the next step so much easier.
Once your chocolate is melted, dip the cookies into the chocolate and cover in sprinkles.  Place on parchment paper to allow to set, or if you are impatient, like me, put the crackers in the freezer.  They are delicious at room temperature or frozen!