Here's a green smoothie recipe that is jam-packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals! It is definitely a "green" smoothie, but the veggie taste is tamed by the creamy sweetness of coconut milk, lime, and pineapple. It is so full of feel-good nutrients that it will give you a … [Read more...] about Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe
Although I love to cook and bake from scratch, even I have to throw in the towel sometimes and buy a pizza. And with the food allergies we have to take into consideration, buying a pizza is not always as easy as you might think. And gluten free food is always more expensive - how … [Read more...] about Gluten Free Pizza Taste Test
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 … [Read more...] about Recipe for Dijon Chicken with Mushrooms and Bacon
Here is another lunch I made for my hubby to take to work: it's yet another twist on an old favorite - chef salad. I put this together super quick with ingredients from my Personal Salad Bar. He reported that it was one of the best salads he's ever had, and he wants it again for … [Read more...] about Bacon Chef Salad Bento
When I am feeling un-inspired about making lunches, I like to look through my Pinterest board, Lovely Lunches until something sparks a good idea. That's what happened this time - here's the original bento, if you want to compare: … [Read more...] about Goldfish and Water Lily Bento
Okay, I know I've said in the past that certain salad recipes were my favorite... but since I developed my own recipe for Trader Joe's Harvest Chicken Salad, that one has become my current favorite! I have created so many salad bentos since I started blogging. In fact, the … [Read more...] about Bored with Summer Lunches? Try a Salad Bento!
It has been so HOT! Lately I have been using my crockpot to prepare dinner, if I even feel like cooking at all. It's a good thing I took the time to do my weekly food prep, or we may not have anything to eat in this house except cold cereal this week! A few nights ago, I made … [Read more...] about Smoky Chipotle Pork Wrap Bento
Yesterday was a very windy day, which made me feel like making a batch of chili. As the wind rattled our windows, it felt comforting to sit down to a big bowl of hot chili - mmmm! I love chili, since you can eat a lot of it for not many calories :) So I packed up the leftovers … [Read more...] about Chili Bento
I made these lunches for my husband, son, and myself when we went on a little road trip for the day. My husband needed to go to Salt Lake City for business ( we live about an hour away) so we went along for the ride - AND it gave me an opportunity to go to Trader Joe's for the … [Read more...] about Chicken Salad and Cantaloupe Bento
Here it is again, one of my favorite standbys - mandarin chicken salad! It's so easy to pull the ingredients for this together from my salad bar, add some chicken, mandarin oranges, and homemade Sesame Ginger Dressing. It's one of my favorite "busy day" lunches! In other news … [Read more...] about Simple Salad Bento for a Busy Day!