Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fast And Healthy Chicken Salad With Apples

Fast And Healthy Chicken Salad With Apples

Author: Nancy Welker

This is an easy dinner salad you can whip up in no time, even on the busiest of days.  I love the flavor apples give to so many dishes, and salads provide the perfect canvas for the sweet-tartness of varieties such as Granny Smith.  You can always use other types of apples, or mix a few of them together to put your own stamp on this dish.

Special nutrition note:
There are lots of good things in this salad that will taste wonderful, and give your body a great dose of vitamins, minerals, healthy fat and protein.  In particular the cranberries help your kidneys function properly, the lemon juice helps break down excess fat stores, and the avocado gives your skin a beautiful dose of the right kind of fat.

What You\'ll  Need
3 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 avocado, diced
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 1/2 cups diced fresh black or red raspberries
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup white wine vinegar or to taste – you can substitute apple juice here to cut down on sodium
Salt and pepper to taste

Makes 6 Servings

The  How To
A day or two in advance: 
Place the chicken breasts and Italian dressing into a re-sealable plastic bag. Mix together to coat the chicken with the dressing, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.
Remove the chicken from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Grill the chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center, or to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 3 minutes per side.
Wrap in foil and refrigerate to keep ready for making your salad in a hurry.
Making your dinner salad: 
Dice your chicken and put aside.
Toss the diced apple with the lemon juice in a large mixing bowl until well coated; drain and discard any excess lemon juice. Place the lettuce into the mixing bowl, then sprinkle with the diced chicken, avocado, feta cheese, raspberries and cranberries. Gently toss the salad with the Italian dressing, and serve immediately.
Serving Suggestion:
To complete your meal, serve this salad with whole grain rolls, using honey mixed with unsalted butter as a spread.  Make fresh iced tea, homemade lemonade, or keep the super-quick theme going by using sparkling water with a wedge of lemon or orange as your choice of beverage.  For dessert, jell-o prepared in advanced is always refreshing, as is a scoop of pineapple or coconut sorbet.
Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/salads-articles/fast-and-healthy-chicken-salad-with-apples-6159958.html

About the Author
I\'m Nancy Welker, the founder of Get Fit For Life, and author of 'American Women Don\'t Have To Get Fat'.  I\'m a Master Trainer, hold a degree in Fitness & Nutrition, six certifications, and a diploma in Cosmetology & Esthetics. I\'m a dedicated researcher of beauty products, fitness modalities, skin care treatments, foods and supplements.
I\'ve devoted my 55 years to health and fitness and I believe that how you live every day is the main contribution to your overall wellness.  I have an autistic teenage son, and six years ago I went through the breast lump 'scare' and had surgery to remove the growths.  I pass on what I know from experience and education to my subscribers.
Beauty is what comes from beneficial habits that you make permanent. Stress management is crucial to maintaining a healthy body weight, a beautiful complexion and positive relationships.  Cosmetics and cosmetic procedures are all well and good, but will never make up for poor diet and lack of exercise. My aim is to share my knowledge with women in order to dispel the myths and get them on the path to being well and looking well!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Three Smoothie Recipes for kids FREE

Three smoothie recipes for kids

Author: Tranc Simona
Do not eat fruit? Refuse vegetables? No child can resist a smoothie, especially in hot summer days. Easy to prepare, nutritious, full of vitamins and delicious - look three smoothie recipes for kids, you can also give it to your junior after eight months older. You can try it too - do miracles for health, make your skin shine, regulates your bowel and help you lose weight.
If you work and you can not prepare them food every day, make reservations. Cook more than once, then refrigerate several servings. Be careful though to make small portions as baby eating at a table, not all the food warm every time. It loses its properties through repeated heating and cooling.

Oat Smoothie apple juice and apricots
Ingredients for 2 servings
  • quarter cup of oatmeal
  • a cup of apricots, ripe
  • 4 tablespoons apple juice
Put the oatmeal into a bowl and pour apple juice over them. Then mix with a blender until you get a paste. Then added and apricots and mix composition. If too thick, add plain water (you can boil and cooled to) until you get the desired consistency. As your baby has more toots, you can leave a few pieces of fruit careless, to learn how to eat with the new teeth.
Exotic smoothie with banana and mango
Ingredients for 3 servings
  • a big banana smoothie for kids
  • a ripe mango
  • 4-5 tablespoons pineapple juice (no sugar added canned or fresh).
Cut fruit in pieces and put them in a blender and add the apple juice that thin composition. For biggest children you can add some crushed ice into the mix, will enjoy this smoothie with great pleasure.

Smoothie with fruit and cottage cheese
Ingredients for 2 servings
  • a cup of cottage cheese
  • a cup of yogurt
  • a cup of seasonal fruit (cherries - they\'ve been stoned, cherry, strawberry or raspberry)
Put all ingredients in a blender, mix well and add water if payment boiled and cooled, to get the desired consistency.
Since I bought this blender from Breville me and my children we are making delicious and fresh smoothies.
BBL605XL Breville Hemisphere Blender Control is ideal for this.
Other specifications:
  • Permanent hemisphere bowl and blade system with central blades that drawdown what\'s on top and wide sweeping blades hug the bottom of the jug
  • Electronic 5-speed control plus pulse feature ensure that the rpm speed is maintained for consistent results every time
  • Made from Bpa-free, lightweight, superior clarity and shatter resistant Eastman Tritan copolyester
  • LCD timer counts up on speed settings and down for pre-programmed settings for complete control when blending
  • Illuminated buttons for clarity and ease of reading
Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/recipes-articles/three-smoothie-recipes-for-kids-7050323.html

Leftover Turkey Recipes Gluten Free -Turkey Soup

Leftover Turkey Recipes Gluten Free –Turkey Soup

Author: Gail Mercedes
Well Thanksgiving is over and there is another holiday coming up. There is one dilemma. What do you do with the  leftover turkey. In the winter months turkey soup is always a favorite recipe.  Try the Spicey Turkey. The dilemma is solved

Spicey Turkey Soup
.Serves 8

This soup has the perfect balance between spicy, savory and herbal flavors. Adding the Monterey jack cheese and avocado adds creaminess. Easy soup to prepare and great idea for turkey leftovers.

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with their liquid
4 cups low-sodium, gluten-free chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle or cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
3 cups shredded cooked turkey meat (white and dark)
1 small bag white corn chips
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
2 avocados, sliced
2 limes, cut into wedges

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and onions. Cook, stirring often, 8 to 10 minutes, until onions are translucent. Stir in tomatoes, broth, oregano, ground chipotle pepper, cumin, black pepper, bay leaf and turkey. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer. Simmer 15 minutes to allow flavors to meld.

To serve, break corn chips (about 5 or 6 per serving) into bite-size pieces and place in bowls. Ladle soup over chips. Sprinkle with cilantro and cheese. Garnish with avocado slices and lime wedges.

Per serving (about 13oz/374g-wt.): 430 calories (200 from fat), 22g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 55mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 34g total carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 24g protein

Cranberry Relish

Makes 2 cups
2 cups fresh or defrosted frozen cranberries
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 blood oranges, or navel oranges, peeled, sectioned, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces, juices reserved
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
1/2 cup sugar
2 stalks celery, peeled to remove strings, cut in 1/4-inch dice
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup pecans, toasted, broken in pieces

Place cranberries in food processor, and pulse to chop coarsely, about five pulses. Transfer to a medium bowl.
Add onion, jalapeno, lime juice, orange sections and juice, ginger, sugar, and celery; mix gently. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days. Just before serving, add mint and pecans, and toss to combine.

From Martha Stewart Living, November 1995
You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information. Provided by Whole Foods Market
HONEST INGREDIENTS: The Paleo Gluten Free Cookbooks combines 310 recipes. All are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Preservative-free recipes. A healthy low fat diet consisting  of lean meat, fish, poultry, raw fruits and vegetables and nuts.

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About the Author
Like most people I am a multi-tasker. I am a wife, mom and businesswoman. Recently, I have been researching foods, ingredients and recipes. Different cultures have influenced our daily menus. I have a collection of favorite cookbooks. The cookbooks vary from copycat restaurant recipes, pizza secrets, authentic Chinese cooking, the Mediterranean Diet to specialty diets. We all have to eat. Why not learn to cook varied healthy meals. Hope you enjoy my article. I really enjoy writing them.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Zucchini & Corn Casserole

Zucchini & Corn Casserole
4 c. grated zucchini, squeezed dried in paper towel
1 1/4 c. baking mix 

2 Tbsp. minced onion
3 eggs, beaten
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 c. grated cheese (I used Mozzarella)
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 c. frozen kernel corn

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until blended well.
Coat 9" x 13" pan with cooking spray. Pour ingredients into pan and place in oven.

NuWave oven:
Power set on high for 25 minutes or until knife is clean when inserted in center, using the drip pan for your casserole dish. Remove and allow to sit 5 minutes before cutting into.
Conventional oven:
Preheat oven 325°.
Bake for 50 minutes or until knife is clean when inserted in center. Remove and allow to sit 5 minutes before cutting into.

Serves 12
Calories 133, Total Fat 7, Sodium 384, Total Carbohydrate 13, Sugars 2, Protein 6

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Pot Roast Recipe for Slow Cooker

Simplest Pot Roast Ever

Author: Shauna Hanus
Pot roasts of generations past are not as forgotten as you may think. With just a few minutes prep time and the simplest pot roast recipe ever you will be well on your way to a terrific pot roast supper.

Pot roasts are inexpensive cuts beef legs or beef shoulder that when slow cooked with fresh vegetables turns into a delightful home cooked meal. For many cooks who have never tried cooking a pot roast they may feel a bit intimidated at first. But in reality pot roasts are easy and make for a wonderful nutritious home cooked meal.

Because the leg and shoulder cuts are well marbled with fat when slow cooked the meat becomes fork tender. A trick to the perfect pot roast is to cook the meat with a moist method. To do this combine the meat and vegetables in a slow cooker or crock pot with enough broth to cover at least half the roast. Then slowly cook for 4-5 hours or until the meat is tender and tasty.

Below is a recipe for the simplest pot roast ever.

Combine in a slow cooker or crock-pot all ingredients.

1 rump roast or chuck roast
1 bay leaf
1 onion, sliced in large chunks
1 large carrot, sliced in large chunks
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp of salt
Broth to cover half way up the roast

Cook on low for 4-5 hours or until the meat is fork tender. You can serve this with baked potatoes and a fresh green salad.

By following this simple recipe you will find that your pot roast meals will have everyone to the table on time and keep them coming back for more.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/crockpot-recipes-articles/simplest-pot-roast-ever-344285.html
About the Author
Shauna Hanus is a gourmet cook who specializes in creating easy gourmet recipes for the everyday cook. She has extensive experience cooking with easy to find grocery items to create delightful meals that are easy to make and easy to eat. She is also the publisher of numerous cookbooks and runs Gourmayeats a foodie website dedicated to the everyday gourmet. To learn more about Shauna and see her latest cookbook visit her website at http://www.gourmayeats.com

Diagnosis Diabetes......What now?

Yes, that's the exact question that was in my mind. Those two words can change your whole life. You have to do things you would never thought of doing before, such as reading the labels on the food that you buy. 

It is frustrating I know. You have to watch everything that goes in your mouth and stop putting things in your mouth that you loved so much. 

So how do you cope and what do you eat now?

I found this book on Amazon and the reviews are great. Take a look for yourself. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pizza Twist

Pizza Twist
2 tsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped into 1/2" pieces
1 bell pepper, chopped into 1/2" pieces
1/2 bunch of baby spinach leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small can black olives, chopped
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
2 Tbsp. flour
2 packages prepared french bread dough (Pillsbury has a great one, you can find it in the refrigerated section) or 1 recipe homemade french bread dough
1 egg white
1 tsp. italian seasoning
1/4 c. shredded parmesan
Pizza sauce for serving
Heat olive oil in sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes until beginning to soften. Add garlic and spinach, cook for two more minutes or until spinach is wilted. Set aside to cool. While vegetables are cooling, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Place cooled veggies in a bowl with olives, mozzarella and flour. Toss to combine. Remove french bread dough from canister. Using a sharp knife cut down the seam to the center of the loaf, about 3/4" inch. Press dough flat until it is about 5 inches across. (If you are using homemade bread dough split the recipe into two pieces of dough and roll out into two 5"x12" rectangles).
Distribute filling equally down the center of each flattened loaf. Bring up sides of filling, pinching dough together to seal, forming one long filled tube.
Lay the loaves on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in an "X" pattern. Cross each end again leaving approximately an inch in between the ends.
Combine egg white and italian seasoning. Brush pizza twist with the egg wash. Use a sharp knife to cut slits into the top sections of the twist to reveal some of the filling. Sprinkle with parmesan.
Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Cool on baking rack for 10 minutes before slicing. Cut into 1 inch slices and serve with pizza sauce for dipping

Bacon Cheese Burger Bombs

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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 can Pillsbury Biscuits (10 biscuits)
  • 5 oz cheddar cheese, chopped into 10 squares
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large pan, brown ground beef, bacon and onion until cooked. Drain any grease.
  3. Add cream cheese, ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Stirover low heat until cream cheese is melted. Allow to cool. Once cool, stir in egg white.
  4. Roll each biscuit out very thin. Place 2 tablespoons beef mixture on each biscuit and add1 square of cheese. Wrap the biscuit around the beef/cheese and tightly seal the edges.
  5. Place biscuits on a parchment lined pan seam side down. Put them in the oven and turn down the heat to 350 degrees. Bake 13-16 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Serve warm.
Contents will be very hot!

Pizza Pasta for Crock Pot

Crock Pot Recipes – Pizza Pasta Ingredients

 12 oz rigatoni cooked (the package says 12 minutes of cooking I have cooked only 8 minutes) 
28 oz jar spaghetti sauce 
3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese 
2 cup Cheese cheddar Pepperoni (to taste) 
1 cup. canadian bacon chopped 
1 small can sliced mushrooms (optional) 
1 can sliced olives (optional) 


Cook the rigatoni for 8 minutes. Drain and mix with pasta sauce. Put half in the crock pot. Then put half of the ingredients: mushrooms, olives, mozzarella, cheddar and canadian bacon. Now place the rest of the rigatoni with sauce, and cover the other half of the ingredients. The last layer should be covered with mozzarella and pepperoni. Cook on low for at least 5 hours.

Friday, July 18, 2014


CROCKPOT GUMBO Ingredients: 3 tablespoons flour 3 tablespoons oil 1/2 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices 2 cups frozen cut okra 1 large onion, chopped 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 can (14.5 ounce size) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 package (12 ounce size) frozen shelled deveined cooked medium shrimp, rinsed 1 1/2 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice 3 cups water Directions: In small saucepan, combine flour and oil; mix well. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.This is your Roux. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes or until mixture turns reddish brown. Place flour-oil mixture in 3 1/2 to 4 quart Crockpot. Stir in all remaining ingredients except shrimp, rice and water. Cover; cook on low setting for 7-9 hours. When ready to serve, cook rice in water as directed on package. Meanwhile, add shrimp to gumbo mixture in crockpot; mix well. Cover; cook on low setting for additional 20 minutes. Serve gumbo over rice.



2-3 dozen large fresh strawberries 
1 8oz frozen round tub of COOL WHIP whipped topping 
1 16 oz. container of sour cream 
1 3.4 oz. box of vanilla pudding (we are using the powder not making the pudding) READY, SET GO: 

Clean all strawberries Slice small piece from bottom of strawberries so they can stand on their own without falling over Cut top off strawberries Core and make a well in the strawberries with a small melon baller or small knife (be careful not to cut yourself) NOW LETS MAKE THE FRUIT DIP Add whipped topping, sour cream and powder from box of vanilla pudding in a bowl and whisk together until you have a smooth whipped consistency Add fruit dip to piping bag with a star tip at the end (cut end of bag so tip sticks out of course) LET’S FINISH THE STRAWBERRIES Pipe fruit dip in the well of the strawberries and swirl a few times at the top so you have a small hill of fruit dip on top of the strawberries Plate and serve or just pop a few in your mouth!! ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY

Peachy Green Smoothie

Peachy Green Smoothie

3 small peaches, pitted
3 apricots, pitted
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
3 cups baby kale
8 ounces water

Calories: 316 | Protein: 10 grams | Fiber: 15.2 grams | Calcium: 7% DV | Iron: 4.4 mg

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Restaurant Copy Cat Recipe Book

With a big family, eating out can be a major expense. These recipes can make your favorite meals affordable. We work to recreate the tastes that you love from your favorite spots. Whether it's fast food, a specialty drink or a delightful dessert from that certain coffee shop, we try to bring a variety of recipes to help conquer your craving without breaking the bank. This cookbook is designed for "culinary challenged" as well as the typical cook. When we began creating recipes for CincyShopper, we found that people like the recipes and love the pictures. We got lots of feedback about how the pictures let them know what it should look like. I didn't realize exactly what they were telling me until I had one reader point to an example from another site, which had gone poorly for her. Upon looking at the recipe and the picture, the problem was obvious. The beautiful picture was not made from the ingredients they had listed. It was probably a stock picture they had bought because they lacked photography skills, but this poor reader had spent a lot of time and frustration trying to achieve this unattainable image of the dish. After a while, we began selling versions of the recipes to other websites to share with their readers. We looked at it as a way to make a little extra income while helping readers of other blogs avoid having their cooking adventures go horribly wrong. We make and tweak each recipe to get the taste just right. Then, we photograph it to show you how it should look. No surprises. No stock photos. If you want to see more of our recipes please visit us at cincyshopper.com. Included in this book are: Copycat Applebee’s Clubhouse Grille Sandwich Copycat Applebee’s Lemonade with Kiwi Copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich Copycat Chick-Fil-A Lemonade Copycat Chipotle Lime Rice Copycat Cracker Barrel Coke Cake Copycat Long John Silver’s Chicken Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing Copycat Orange Julius Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup Copycat Panera Tuna Salad Sandwich Copycat Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Copycat Starbucks Egg Salad Sandwich Copycat Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade Copycat Starbucks Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake Copycat Starbucks Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls with Cinnamon Honey Butter Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

Everyday Cookie Recipes

Everybody loves cookies. Is there anyone without a memory of their favorite fresh from the oven cookies with milk? With "Everyday Cookie Recipes" you can bring back these great memories or create some new ones, and with "Everyday Cookie Recipes" you will have over 200 cookie recipes to chose from. Whether for holiday treats or just to fill the cookie jar, you will find a cookie that will fill the bill. From the old-fashioned, most requested to the newest and easiest bar cookies, this collection has it all!

Whatever kind of cookie you're looking for, you'll find it in "Everyday Cookie Recipes". Here are just a few of the delicious cookie recipes you will find:

*Almond Bonbons
*Animal Cookies
*Applesauce-Granola Cookies
*Banana-Nut Bars
*Black-Eyed Susans
*Brownie Crinkles
*Candy Corn Shortbread
*Caramel Apple Cookies
*Chocolate Drop Cookies
*Christmas Cookie Slices
*Deluxe Chocolate Chip Cookies
*Double Peanut Cookies
*Dream Bars
*Frosted Banana Bars
*Fudgy Layer Squares
*Giant Colorful Candy Cookies
*Lemon Cream Oat Bars
*Malted Milk Cookies
*No-Bake Honey-Oat Bars
*No-Bake Peanut Butter Squares
*Old-Fashioned Rum-Raisin Cookies
*and Hundreds More!