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Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Food Favorites

I have been trying all sorts of new recipes from various healthy eating websites and pinterest over the past few weeks and today I would like to share a few that scored big with my family.

Chicken Salad 


Chicken Salad 
This recipe is a combination of different recipes and trial and error over the past few years. It consists of 2 cups cooked and cut chicken breast, 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, a little olive oil, 1 Tbs Dijon mustard, celery, apples (I prefer pink lady), and red grapes. Mix that all together, chill, and serve over spinach or in a pita. I have been known to eat the entire bowl in one sitting.







Pretzel Chicken Strips 

Pretzel Encrusted Chicken Strips

This was  by far one of the kids' favorites. I got the recipe from a HyVee weekly add and made a few substitutions. Cut up several chicken breasts, mix together two cups of crushed pretzels, a Tbs of ranch dip mix, and a dash of pepper. Dip chicken pieces in whisked eggs (egg beaters can  be used also) and then dip in mix. Place on a greased pan and bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 mins. There are also lots of good honey mustard dipping sauces that can be made from scratch. We used honey BBQ to dip.

Crock pot Turkey Meatballs 



Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatball Pitas
These were one of my favorites from the week. To make the meatballs I used 1 lb ground turkey, 1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix, 1 egg, and 1 cup of Old Fashioned oats. I also chopped up Baby Bella Mushrooms. For the sauce, I used this recipe: http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-slow-cooker-italian-meatballs/ .

Cauliflower Crust Vegetable Pizza 


Another family favorite was Cauliflower Crust Vegetable Pizza which can be found on Your Lighter Side Blog . My crust was a little doughy. I think I need to add more cauliflower next time as well as another egg (I only had one). I might cut back on the cheese as well. For toppings I used a natural pizza sauce, green olives, red and yellow peppers, mushrooms, onions and spinach. 



 There were also some epic fails this week: kale chips (way too much sea salt), and all natural orange chicken in the crock pot. If anyone has a better recipe for orange chicken or healthy Chinese besides stir fry, please share.