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Easy Eats // Frozen Chocolate Bananas

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Mr. G loves sweets but I’m not really big on giving him tons of cookies or ice cream.  Don’t get me wrong, they’re great for a treat every once and a while and I have my share too.  But for an everyday after dinner kind of thing, I like to stick to something small like fruit snacks or a juice pop.   So I’m always looking for healthy treat options.  I came across some chocolate covered bananas in the freezer aisle and decided I’d try to make some myself. What You’ll Need: Bananas, Craft Sticks, Chocolate Magic Shell, Paper Plate, Non Stick Pan Liner Place some non stick pan liner on your plate (you could also use a baking pan) and the bananas, peeled, on the liner.  Cut each one in half and place a craft stick in each end.  I’m used jumbo craft sticks, since that’s what I had for my yogurt pops, but I really think that the regular size would work best for the bananas.  However, if you are using larger ones like me, just be careful putting them in the bananas since they will start to break the banana if you’re not. Line up the bananas…

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Easy Eats // 3 Ingredient Tuna Salad

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Nothing says easy eats to me like a sandwich.  Slap it together and eat, right?  Here’s a super quick and delicious tuna salad recipe you can make in minutes. What You’ll Need: One can of Chunk Light Tuna (in water) , Half an Avocado, 1 Tbsp Lite Ranch Dressing Drain the tuna and place in a mixing bowl.  Smash the avocado and mix into the tuna with the ranch dressing.   So yummy and packed with protein!

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Easy Eats // Chocolate, Peanut Butter, & Banana Dessert Smoothie

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I have an enormous sweet tooth.  I embrace it but I also know that I can’t just eat all the chocolate and ice cream and goodness lying around.  So I try to find ways to combat my need for sweets and my love of staying fit.  Here’s one of my absolute favorite desserts that even my toddler approves! Ingredients: 1.5 cups Almond Milk, 2 Tbsp Chocolate Drink Mix, 2 Tbsp Powdered Peanut Butter, 1 Banana, 1/2-1 cup Ice Now just blend all the ingredients in a blender and drink! This is what the powdered PB looks like.  It’s my new favorite thing for smoothies.  It has less fat, just about all the taste of regular PB and you can find it at Walmart.  If you want to use regular PB though, that would taste fabulous too! Happy blending!

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Easy Eats // Veggie and Seafood Pasta

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Most of the concoctions that I make in the kitchen are just whatever I happen to have, thrown together.  Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t, but they almost always include pasta.  I don’t know why, they just do.  I was about to cook something that I had come up with before when I realized I didn’t have enough of one ingredient.  So I added something else and this is what came out! Ingredients: Pasta, 2 Zucchini, 2 Yellow Squash, Minced Garlic, Frozen Shrimp, Frozen Tilapia (or your choice of fish), EV Olive Oil, Salt and Cracked Pepper to taste Cook your pasta and set it aside. Slice the zucchini and squash in half medallions and sauté them with the garlic.   Prepare the Shrimp according to the directions.  Mine told me to boil them so I just used the pasta water after it was finished cooking. In a separate pan, cook the fish until it is cooked through.  Chop the filets into small pieces and mix into the veggies along with the shrimp.  Continue to cook on a lower temp for about 5 minutes to combine the flavors. Place the pasta in a bowl and spoon the veggie/seafood mixture…

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Saw It, Pinned It, Tried It // Easy Rice Puuding

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Today’s Pinterest project is a delicious recipe for one of my favorite desserts.  Rice pudding! Anytime I see “Easy” in the title, I’m likely to try it but I’m also skeptical.  What’s easy for one person is not necessarily easy for all.  Not so with this recipe! I even documented it.  One pot, that’s all… Easy, delicious, and can be made with leftovers…I can handle that! Find the recipe HERE. See…it even looks right! It also happens to be from two of my favorite gals’ blog, Pretty Providence! XO, Kelly

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Easy Eats // Balsamic Pasta with Chicken and Veggies

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I love to cook.  But what I love most is cooking EASY stuff.  The easier (faster) the better for me.  So here is one of my healthy go to recipes! Ingredients: Chicken Breasts (about a pound), 1 cup Balsamic Dressing, 2 Cucumbers, 2 Medium Tomatoes, Pasta, Fresh Ground Pepper (to taste) Cook your pasta and chicken according to directions and dice up the veggies.  If you are using raw chicken, just cook it through anyway you like.  Combine all ingredients in a bowl and chill before serving. That all there is to it! This recipe made so much, it lasted about a week! Bon Appetite! XO, Kelly

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