Lazy Weekend Chicken, Macaroni Salad, Arugula and Walnuts

We did our Saturday grocery shopping in the morning, and we wanted something easy for lunch. I picked up an 8 piece prepared chicken, a small container of macaroni salad, and put together a little arugula salad with just walnuts and a sprinkle of lemon juice. Not bad for a quick and easy (and filling!) […]

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Salmon, Artichoke, Side Salad, and Yes, Instant White Rice

Gasp!!! Yes, I eat white rice. While it’s very true you want to choose a diet mostly with vegetables, fruits, whole grains (if you eat grains), and protein. The whole grain thing: yes it has more fiber and is less refined. Refined, that’s a funny word. We demonize it with food, the more refined the […]

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Wings

I was given this recipe by a man who is 93, has had plenty of good wings, and swears by these! No sauce required, just some spices and a touch of butter. They are very crispy.   This is for 3lbs of wings, so adjust accordingly. 1.5 tsp salt (although when I do these again, […]

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Kabobs

  It’s still grilling season! Kabobs are really just stir fry on a stick. They are a great way to get vegetables and protein in, and can be done rather quickly.   Get the wooden disposable kabob sticks, they basically look like a big toothpick. Soak them in water so that they won’t burn on […]

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Teas

Who remembers the 90s? This was THE graphic of all the disposable picnic items. They still have them in Montana! I’m a green tea fiend, However, I am caffeine sensitive so I can only do it in the morning. I do like tea for most people, however, for many reasons. It beats sodas and coffee […]

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Beet Greens with Bacon, Onions, and Garlic

This is really a vegetable that’s decadent. Not really a weekly thing, but certainly a treat! It’s also great for people trying to get into vegetables. What better way than smothering it in bacon? Beet greens can be subbed with swiss chard or any other collard green INGREDIENTS 1 pound beet greens 1 strip of […]

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Kielbasa, Cut up Asparagus, Salad and Sauerkraut

This meal literally takes 10 minutes. You can buy prepackaged kielbasa, and all you need to do is boil it or grill it. It’s already cooked, so it’s just about heating it up. Boil or grill for about 10 minutes. While that is cooking, cut up asparagus, and saute in a pan coated in olive […]

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RIBS!!!!!

I dont’ have any pictures of my own because we ate them all so fast!   Pork ribs. Are they the healthiest? No. Are they high in fat? Sure. Are they delicious? Yes. Do they keep me full? YES.   Once in a while ribs are a great dish. We always enjoyed them in the […]

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All in-one Chicken Dish

I have to say, this is an easy thing to make and save as leftovers. Each one is portioned with vegetables, protein (the chicken) and some fat (cheese). Perfect meal!   Marinate chicken breasts: I made 3 breasts, and used 4 tbsps olive oil, liberal use of lemon juice, poultry seasoning, pepper, and 4 tbsp […]

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