Cuban-Style Black Beans & Rice

Cuban-Style Black Beans...

Yield: 12     (serving size: 1 cup)

2 cups uncooked long-grain brown rice

1 tsp. olive oil

2 cups chopped onion

2 cups chopped green bell pepper...

Baked Chicken & Rice with Black Beans

Baked Chicken & Ri...

Made this for dinner for the boys a few nights ago and they devoured it.

Yield: 6-8

2 tsp. olive oil, divided

cooking spray

1 1/2 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken breast

to taste...

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars...

I am a big fan of Smart Balance products, especially their butter. Its a simple blend of butter with olive oil so the saturated fat is far less than standard butter. I also like that the ingredients listed make sense and isn’t a list of chemical I can’t pronounce.

These...

Veggie-Chicken Rice

Veggie-Chicken Rice...

I love one-dish meals. It makes preparing, serving, and storing so much easier. This is a well balanced meal packed with nutrients the body needs.

One of the reasons I enjoy really spicy foods is because you can’t eat it really fast. It forces me to slow down and enjoy...

Haitian Rice & Beans

Haitian Rice & Bea...

Yum! This makes a delicious salad. Just add fresh chopped spinach and shredded chicken breast.  I didn’t have any shallots on hand so I just used red and sweet onions. I abslutely adore chipotle chiles in adobo sauce so I used about a tbsp. + half. I forgot the balsamic...

Chicken Pasta with Chickpea-Garlic Sauce

Chicken Pasta with Chic...

Omit the chicken and serve as a side dish or a vegetarian main dish. Add a little extra crushed red pepper if you like spice

Yield: 4-5 servings

cooking spray

1 tsp. olive oil

2 garlic cloves,...

Blackened Chicken with Grilled Avocado Tacos & Fresh Corn Tortillas

Blackened Chicken with ...

The chicken tastes great on its own. Make extra to have on hand for snacking, wraps, or salads. I always have fresh cooked chicken breasts on hand because they are an excellent source of protein and low in calories. I cut them up into strips for a quick and easy snack that...

Cranberry-Glazed Pork

Cranberry-Glazed Pork...

Yield: 6     (serving size: 3 oz. pork + 2 tbs. sauce)

1 cup fresh cranberries

1 cup coarsley chopped peeled cooking apple

1/3 cup packed Splenda Brown Sugar Blend

1/2...

Latin Baked Chicken

Latin Baked Chicken...

One of my absolute favorite meals!!  I love chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, the smell is wonderful.

Yield: 8     (serving size: 1 chicken breast half)

1/3 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup less-sodium soy sauce

3...

Grilled Pork with Blackberry-Sage Sauce

Grilled Pork with Black...

Blackberry bushes are everywhere in my neighborhood– so Daniel and I decided to take the dogs for a walk and do some ‘foraging.’ Blackberries and raspberries are not cheap. I don’t understand why they are so spendy when they are so hearty and easy to come...

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