Barbecued Chicken Bacon Jalepeno Bites & A Superbowl Recipe Pinterest Linkup

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The Superbowl may as well be a national holiday!  I probably put more thought into what’s on the Superbowl menu than I do the Thanksgiving menu! I thought it would be fun to share all of our favorites so be sure to share yours either in the link up or the comments below.  And, don’t forget to follow my “Superbowl Yummies” board on pinterest where I’ll be pinning the recipes that get linked up below so you can easily find them!

These Barbecued Chicken Bacon Jalapeno Bites are to die for!  And they are actually pretty easy to make!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 6 Chicken Breast Tenders {or 3 Chicken Breasts}
  • 6 Slices of Bacon
  • 3 Jalapenos
  • Cream Cheese
  • Toothpicks

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First you’ll want to slice the Jalapenos into spears and remove the seeds.

Next, lay out your chicken breasts on wax paper and tenderize {I just use a rolling pin}.  Then cut each tender in half.

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Now you’re going to put a dollop of cream cheese in the middle of each piece of chicken and put the jalapeno spear on top.  As you can see I left a few without jalapenos for my little guy who doesn’t like spicy!

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Next, you’re going to cut the bacon slices in half.  Roll each chicken tender with the bacon around it and insert toothpick to hold together.

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Place on the barbecue on medium heat and grill until the bacon is brown and crispy!  They are so tasty and will be the hit of the party!

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What’s your favorite Superbowl Recipe?  Link it up below!


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$2 off The Easiest Appetizer Ever – Rotel & Velveeta = Queso


Oh Rotel and Velveeta…. Haha!  This is far from healthy or organic, but I just had to share!  This reminds me of my friend, Kristy, who first introduced me to this easy & yummy appetizer!  I think I’ll definitely be Head on over here to print your $2 coupon now! because I can grab these 2 ingredients and have them handy when I have kids that want a snack for a sleep over or a last minute get together!

Simply put the 2 ingredients in a bowl and microwave until melted.  Mix and serve with chips!  You’ve got your own queso in less than 5 minutes!

For a heartier queso, mix the Velveeta with a can of chili!  Yum!

Head on over here to print your $2 coupon now!

 

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Yummy Green Smoothie Recipe : Even My Ninjas Love it!

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I’ve been making this smoothie for quite some time now and actually took these pictures a few months ago, with every intention of getting them up on the blog.  A day late and a dollar short seems to be my thing… hopefully that is changing!  Anyways, I’ve seen this smoothie, in lots of variations, all over Vitamix {definitely a culprit of my time wasting}.  It is a quick, tasty, healthy treat that you and your little ninjas will adore.

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Place the following ingredients in your blender in this order:

Ice – about 1 C.
Spinach – 1-2 C.
Banana – 1
Pineapple – 2 Spears
Water – about  1 C. {you can use milk, almond milk, or coconut milk}
* You can also add Greek Yogurt if you want to get some extra protein in.

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Sorry for the “about” and the “1-2″… I’m not all that good at measuring things.  I just throw stuff in the blender and go!  Oh, and if you don’t have a Vitamix, I HIGHLY recommend.  They’re pricey, but worth it!  No chunks of spinach to freak the ninjas out 🙂  You’ll love, not only the taste of this smoothie, but how good it is for you!

What are your favorite smoothie ingredients?

 

 

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Fleischmann’s Yeast: $3.90 in New Coupons + 2 Recipes!

Here are some new great coupons for Fleischmann’s Yeast.  With Fall upon us, it’s time to stock up on baking supplies!

If you’ve never made homemade bread, it’s super easy!  Check out my Jalepeno Cheese Bread Recipe here.  If you don’t like jalepenos or cheese, you can leave them out 😉

You can aslo check out my Homemade Pizza Dough and Meatball Pizza Recipe here.  Man, now I’m hungry!  And I want bread and pizza… that’s no bueno!

$1.50 off 3 .75oz Strips of Fleischmann's Yeast
$0.40 off Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast Strip
$1.00 off Any Two Strips of Fleischmann's Yeast
$1.00 off Any One Jar of Fleischmann's Yeast

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Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

30 Days to a Healthier You

As I promised in my 30 Days to a Healthier You post this morning,  I have a tasty recipe that we love for Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries!  Sweet Potatoes are better for you than regular potatoes and baking them makes them that much healthier!

Here’s what you’ll need:

4 Sweet Potatoes
1 t. Salt
1 T. Chipotle Chili Powder {you can start with less depending on how spicy you like 😉 }
2 T. Canola Oil

Preheat oven to 400.  Cut your sweet potatoes into 1/4″ fries.  Place them into boiling water for 5 minutes.  Drain water.  Toss the fries with salt, chipotle powder and oil.  Place them on a cooking sheet and bake at 400 for 30 -40 minutes or until they’re crispy enough for you!  I usually turn them once during baking and if it looks like they need more chipotle or to stay in longer, go for it!  I feel like my baking time changes depending on how thick I cut the fries {I hate cutting fries!}.

We love spicy so we usually end up adding more chipotle once they’re done.

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30 Days to a Healthier You, Day 25: Make it Yourself!

 

 

Do you love to eat out?  I mean, who doesn’t right?  It’s so nice to take a break from the kitchen and eat some delicious food.  But, the fact is, it’s kind of scary to think of what ingredients they just might be using.  Where do they get their meat?  Or is it really meat 🙁  Or how many calories are loaded into the sauce they’re throwing on?  Is ANY of it organic?  You really won’t know, unless it’s a completely organic restaurant.

Making your favorite “restaurant” foods at home can save you money, calories, and Lord knows what else!  Even if you’re craving a greasy cheeseburger and fries, preparing it at home can make a world of difference.  You can make your own buns, or buy some high quality whole grain buns.  Use grass fed beef {which tastes better anyways}, organic veggies, and bake your fries.  Not only will you be cutting your calories, you’ll know what’s going into your meal.

Whatever it is that’s your favorite guilty pleasure when you eat out, you can make it at home better.  So instead of cutting out your favorite completely, try it yourself!

*The picture above are our home made Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries.  I’ll post the recipe later today 😉

 

*Disclaimer:  I am not a medical professional.  You should always seek medical advice before starting a new program.  Do not use my advice to diagnose illnesses or as a substitute for medical care.

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Recipe: Meatball Pizza & Homemade Pizza Dough

 

Well, so far, so good on the Menu Planning!  Last night we made Meatball Pizza, a Rachael Ray recipe.  It was so tasty and everyone in the family gave it 2 thumbs up!  I even made my own dough!  If you don’t feel like making your own dough, by all means, just grab a refrigerated one at the store 😉

Here’s what you’ll need:

Pizza Dough

1 1/4 C. Hot Water
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 Tbsp Organic Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
3 C. Unbleached Flour {I mix 1/2 Whole Wheat 1/2 White}
2 1/2 tsp. Quick Rising Yeast

Meatball Pizza

Pizza Dough
Handful of flour or cornmeal
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tbsp, plus some for drizzling
2 Tbsp. Finely Chopped Rosemary
Coarse Salt
1 1/2 Pounds Ground Sirloin {I use ground turkey to cut down on the fat!}
1 Medium Onion, finely chopped
4-6 Cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
Black Pepper
1 6oz. Can Tomato Paste
1/2 C. grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Handful Flat-Leaf Parsley, chopped
1 tsp. Dried Oregano
3/4 lb. Fresh Mozzarella or Brick Mozzarella, sliced or grated

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  I use my KitchenAid to mix my dough.  Place dough ingredients in mixer in order listed.  Knead with dough hook for about 5-7 minutes.  If it looks to wet or sticky, add more flour.  Drizzle cookie sheet with olive oil.  Sprinkle the dough with flour or corn meal and then spread the crust on the pan.  Score with a fork and drizzle more olive oil on the dough.  Season the dough with rosemary and a little salt {I add garlic powder too 😉 }.  Place in the oven for 10 minutes.

Heat a large skillet over med-high heat.  Add 2 Tbsp. olive oil, then the meat.  Brown and crumble for a few minutes, then add onions and garlic.  Season the meat with salt and pepper.  Then, work in the tomato paste using the back of a wooden spoon to combine.  Stir in the Parigiano-Reggiano, parsley, and oregano.

Remove pizza crust from oven and top with meat mixture.  Spread cheese over the pizza and return to oven for another 10-12 minutes.

Viola!  You have a tasty, fairly healthy, meal for your family!  Making things at home, from scratch is always a better choice than eating out.  Not only does it save you money, you know where the ingredients came from!

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30 Days to a Healthier You, Day 25: Make it Yourself!

 

 

Do you love to eat out?  I mean, who doesn’t right?  It’s so nice to take a break from the kitchen and eat some delicious food.  But, the fact is, it’s kind of scary to think of what ingredients they just might be using.  Where do they get their meat?  Or is it really meat 🙁  Or how many calories are loaded into the sauce they’re throwing on?  Is ANY of it organic?  You really won’t know, unless it’s a completely organic restaurant.

Making your favorite “restaurant” foods at home can save you money, calories, and Lord knows what else!  Even if you’re craving a greasy cheeseburger and fries.  Making it at home can make a world of difference.  You can make your own buns, or buy some high quality whole grain buns.  Use grass fed beef {which tastes better anyways}, organic veggies, and bake your fries.  Not only will you be cutting your calories, you’ll know what’s going into your meal.

Whatever it is that’s your favorite guilty pleasure when you eat out, you can make it at home better.  So instead of cutting out your favorite completely, try it yourself!

*The picture above are our home made Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries.  I’ll post the recipe later today 😉

30 Days to a Healthier You

Day 1  Day 2   Day 3    Day 4     Day 5

Day 6  Day 7   Day 8    Day 9    Day 10

Day 11   Day 12   Day 13   Day 14

Day 15   Day 16   Day 17   Day 18

Day 19   Day 20   Day 21  Day 22

Day 23  Day 24

 

*Disclaimer:  I am not a medical professional.  You should always seek medical advice before starting a new program.  Do not use my advice to diagnose illnesses or as a substitute for medical care.

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Recipe: Barbecued Chicken Bacon Jalepeno Bites

Always trying to figure out a tasty appetizer to take to a party?  Or maybe something for the next football game?  These Barbecued Chicken Bacon Jalapeno Bites are to die for!  And they are actually pretty easy to make!

Here’s what you’ll need:

6 Chicken Breast Tenders {or 3 Chicken Breasts}
6 Slices of Bacon
3 Jalapenos
Cream Cheese
Toothpicks

 

First you’ll want to slice the Jalapenos into spears and remove the seeds.

Next, lay out your chicken breasts on wax paper and tenderize {I just use a rolling pin}.  Then cut each tender in half.

Now you’re going to put a dollop of cream cheese in the middle of each piece of chicken and put the jalapeno spear on top.  As you can see I left a few without jalapenos for my little guy who doesn’t like spicy!

Next, you’re going to cut the bacon slices in half.  Roll each chicken tender with the bacon around it and insert toothpick to hold together.

Place on the barbecue on medium heat and grill until the bacon is brown and crispy!  They are so tasty and will be the hit of the party!

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This Morning’s Juice Recipe

In an effort to become a healthier person, I have been experimenting with juicing!  I am so not a veggie person so I’m doing it to get the nutrients my body needs.  I am actually enjoying it, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes.  Because, to be honest, some are pretty rank!  We bought the 30 Days to a Healthier You Series a few weeks ago and it is working like a charm.

This mornings juice was pretty tasty.  Here’s what I used:

5 Carrots
2 Celery
1 Beet
1 Green Apple

This made 16 oz of juice, which is considered 1 serving.

I will be doing a post on the benefits of juicing in my 30 Days to a Healthier You Series.  Do you juice?  Do you have a favorite recipe?  Share!

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