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Four Cheese Wonton Lasagna

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With so much cheese and meat, you would never know this lasagna is a calorie bargain!  I love lasagna, but I don’t love all the calories and the typical HUGE portions.  Of course I can splurge on it sometimes, but I wanted to find a way to be able to have lasagna more often!  My inspiration for this recipe came from a recipe from Emily Bites.  I’ve changed things up to suit my husband’s taste over …

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Announcing the Winner of the Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook Giveaway…

In Healthy Living, Recipes by Tanya1 Comment

Thanks to everyone who participated in my first giveaway!  It was a lot of fun talking with you and sharing in the excitement about the new cookbook.  (Imagine a suspenseful drumroll here…) MICHELLE CONGRATULATIONS, MICHELLE!  I can’t wait to hear how you like it and what your favorite recipes are! If you were not the lucky winner, be sure to grab your own copy of the Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook!  The Hungry Girl portions are huge. …

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Spinach Feta Egg Muffins

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I am always looking for new breakfast options that I can make ahead and just re-heat in the morning at work.  I have been craving some spinach feta action, so I decided to experiment with new egg muffins.  After making them a few times, I’m pretty pleased with the result – especially because they are only 52 calories and 1 points+ each!! I typically have 3 at a time, sometimes with canadian bacon on the …

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Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook Giveaway

In Healthy Living, Recipes by Tanya39 Comments

As promised, I’m giving away a brand new HARDCOVER Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook absolutely FREE! The cookbook will be released on April 28th, so the winner will be announced on April 29th! I’ve always been a huge fan of Hungry Girl and her recipes. In fact, her simple recipes were the main reason I started learning to cook and experiment in the kitchen. She launched her own diet plan in March of 2014 called The …

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Salted Caramel Overnight Oatmeal

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Do you want a breakfast that tastes like dessert? This recipe is it! Lots of us like sweets at breakfast which is why donuts and pastries are so popular. The issue is that those types of foods burn off quickly and leave us feeling hungry and cranky. This recipe has 6 grams of fiber and 18 grams of protein to fuel us for the day, while still tasting AMAZING. Ever since I started making the …

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Ranch Tuna Salad

In Recipes, Salad, Sandwich by Tanya2 Comments

When you need a quick and easy no-cook meal, this ranch tuna salad does the trick! Normally I use chopped celery or green peppers in tuna salad, but I didn’t have any.  I did have a bag of broccoli slaw, so…why not?  It has the same crunch and the added visual appeal of multiple colors.

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White Veggie Lasagna

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If you like cheese and alfredo sauce, this recipe is for you.  Thanks to the veggies and low-fat cheese, it’s actually good for you too!  Click here to jump straight to recipe or read below for step by step photos and instructions.  It takes a little time to assemble, but it’s not complicated.  I LOVE that the lasagna is already portion controlled, and it feels really decadent with the alfredo sauce and all the cheese. …

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Turkey Tomato Bisque

In Recipes, Soup by Tanya1 Comment

This soup is so simple yet so delicious. This is my version of a Hungry Girl recipe that I used to make. It is a fusion of sweet tomato soup, beans, and meat. It could almost be considered a chili but without the hours of cooking!  My favorite thing about this recipe is that I can make it in advance and freeze it. As long as I have the turkey precooked, all I have to …

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

In Breakfast, Recipes by Tanya2 Comments

I love all things pumpkin.  A few years ago my WW leader mentioned adding canned pumpkin to her oatmeal, and I thought that was genius!  So, I went a year or two adding pumpkin to my instant oatmeal, but I wanted something more nutritious and filling than instant oatmeal.  I have been thrilled with my version of pumpkin pie overnight oats. Traditional old fashioned oats take too long for me to make during the week, …

Pepperplate Love

In Helpful Sites, Meal Planning, Recipes by Tanya5 Comments

Last year I wrote a post about Pepperplate and why I love it for my online recipe storage. I just discovered that I love it even more now!!  Now you can import recipes from my site directly into your Pepperplate account!! Last week I had to switch over to a new system for displaying my recipes. This is behind the scenes technical stuff, but it was a big process converting all my recipes. Thankfully I …

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Sloppy Slaw Casserole

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I first tried sloppy joe with broccoli slaw thanks to a Hungry Girl recipe.  I love her!  For awhile, I was making sloppy slaw and eating it in a pita, but I wasn’t really enjoying the pita.  I decided I would rather have more of the sloppy slaw than to spend the points on the pita, so I turned the basic recipe into a casserole!  You might find this hard to believe, but this is the …

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Mexican Shredded Chicken

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Click the photo to jump straight to the recipe.  We make tacos at home at least a couple times a month.  I like to change things up, and I was wishing I had chicken to put in my taco salad once in awhile.  I have purchased pre-cooked chicken in the past, but I wanted something different and versatile that I could use in a variety of recipes.  

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Mexican Chicken Mason Jar Soup

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Click the photo to jump straight to the recipe.  The inspiration for this recipe was a white chili recipe that was supposed to be super easy.  It didn’t turn out like I thought, so this new recipe was born!!  It’s kinda nice when a flop of one idea leads you to a whole new idea!

PSA: ZipList is Shutting Down!

In Helpful Sites, Meal Planning, Recipes by Tanya6 Comments

ZipList is shutting down!  ACT NOW TO SAVE YOUR RECIPE BOX!  I have posted a couple times about using ZipList to save/store recipes online.  They announced recently that they are shutting down on December 10, 2014!  This also means your recipe box will not longer be available.  

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Maple Pumpkin Mini Muffins

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This has to be one of the simplest recipes around!  Using cake mix and pumpkin isn’t a new concept, but this is a new flavor combination for me.  Click the photo to jump straight to the recipe. I saw a picture of the Maple Brown Sugar mix on Facebook, and I just HAD to try it!  Once I found the mix, I realized I didn’t own mini muffin pans either.  I really envisioned having 1 …