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  • Recipe for Dijon Chicken with Mushrooms and Bacon

    Recipe for Dijon Chicken with Mushrooms and Bacon

    It’s so cold and windy today! This is the perfect kind of day to sit down to a sizzling chicken dinner, draped in a rich sauce. But you know what would be even better? A rich sauce topped with – bacon! Ah, cream sauce plus bacon… is that even possible in a healthy diet? It... Read More »Read More »

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  • Lucky Shamrock Salad

    Lucky Shamrock Salad

      Today’s lunch was a cinch to put together with the food I had prepped earlier in the week. I grabbed some salad greens from my big Salad Bowl, added some sliced chicken breast and crumbled turkey bacon from my weekly food prep stash in the fridge, and topped that with some colorful raw veggies.... Read More »Read More »
  • Fit & Fresh Lunch Gear Giveaway!

    Fit & Fresh Lunch Gear Giveaway!

    You all probably know by now how much I love Fit & Fresh products. I am  a big advocate of planning and packing my lunches and snacks to keep me on track with fitness goals, and to make sure our family has our allergy-friendly foods on hand when we need them. Fit & Fresh has... Read More »Read More »
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap Bento

    Chicken Caesar Wrap Bento

    Do I always make picture-perfect fancy bento for lunch? No, not really. A lot of the lunches I pack look like this one – regular, healthy food arranged neatly. A great bento box is the secret to making ordinary lunch fare look photo-worthy. This one is the Kid’s Bento Lunch Kit by Fit & Fresh.... Read More »Read More »
  • Breakfast Fried Rice Recipe

    Breakfast Fried Rice Recipe

    Who eats fried rice for breakfast?  Well, I really hope it will be YOU after reading this post! Breakfast fried rice combines all the delicious things you like in an omelette with brown rice to keep you full until your next meal, and it’s a great way to sneak in some vegetables. If you’ve read... Read More »Read More »
  • 10 Minute Tomato Soup Recipe

    10 Minute Tomato Soup Recipe

    Cold February weekdays can be made just a little bit brighter when you pack some hot soup for lunch. Remember Campbell’s old slogan, “Soup is Good Food” ?  It’s still true today – and by today, I mean this very day, as I sit typing at my computer wrapped up in a big fuzzy blanket,... Read More »Read More »
  • Raspberry Coconut Oatmeal Recipe

    Raspberry Coconut Oatmeal Recipe

    This oatmeal recipe is so simple – it can be made in less than 2 minutes in the microwave. I’ve actually been making this healthy little treat for nearly a year now, but it was my husband  who suggested I make this into an official recipe for my blog. It’s his very favorite way to... Read More »Read More »
  • Hugs and Kisses Bento

    Hugs and Kisses Bento

    I love celebrating Valentine’s Day ( and all holidays, really)!  I used to make Valentine’s themed cookies and cupcakes, but I get much more satisfaction from dressing up healthy food for holidays. Here’s a super simple idea for a last-minute lunch: cheese and crackers dressed up for Valentine’s Day with mini cookie cutters!   I... Read More »Read More »
  • Beneficial Bento’s Romantic Restaurants Across the United States

    Beneficial Bento’s Romantic Restaurants Across the United States

    A few days ago I posted my list of Romantic Places to Eat in Utah County as part of a big collaboration with other bloggers from the Social Fabric Network. Today we’re teaming up to share all our links to the best romantic restaurants all across the United States. I’m sure I’ll be coming back here... Read More »Read More »
  • Hearty Valentine’s Day Salad for Lunch

    Hearty Valentine’s Day Salad for Lunch

      Here’s a “heart-y” chef salad I made for my husband to take to work. It contains salad greens ( from my big salad bowl that I made during my weekly food prep session), chicken breast strips, turkey bacon, red bell peppers cut with a heart cookie cutter, heart-shaped boiled egg slices, and heart shaped ham and... Read More »Read More »
  • Romantic Places to Eat in Utah County

    Romantic Places to Eat in Utah County

    Valentine’s Day will soon be here, and I decided that I wanted to share something a little different with you today – my list of the most romantic restaurants that we have to offer in our area. I live in Orem, Utah which is right smack dab in the middle of Utah County.  We are... Read More »Read More »

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