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Strawberry Mandarin Orange Salad

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I was browsing the internet for healthy salads, when I came across a Strawberry Mandarin Orange Salad. I varied it up a little bit.

Here are the ingredients:
- a few handfuls of spinach - a few handfuls of arugula - 6 mandarin oranges - 1 cut up strawberry  - a handful of sliced almonds - feta cheese (about 3 spoonfuls)  - balsamic vinegar (drizzle on top)  
Enjoy this salad for lunch or dinner!

Apple Slice Snack

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Looking for a healthy snack? Try these delicious Apple Slices!
These are easy to make and you only need few ingredients.
Here's what you'll need: - 1 red apple (cut into slices) - peanut butter  - granola  - mini chocolate chips 
Just cut the apple, spread the peanut butter, top with granola and chocolate chips. Enjoy! 

Jiffy Cornbread Corn Casserole

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I got the idea to make this from my grandma. She makes a similar recipe when I visit her in Pueblo.
This corn casserole is easy to make and takes about 40 minutes to bake in the oven. I used a recipe from Cooks.com, but I didn't use Rotel tomatoes.  It's delicious! Try this recipe for yourself.




Baked Eggs and Tomato Sauce

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This is a easy recipe to make, and it tastes delicious! These only take about 20 minutes to make. Each egg cup is filling, but won't make you too stuffed.

Here are the ingredients:

I found this recipe in the All You magazine.  I cut the recipe down, because I only wanted to make 2 egg cups. I still put 2 eggs in each cup. These taste good paired with toast or salad. Enjoy!





Baked Spaghetti

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This past week I visited my family in Pueblo, CO. I got to catch up with family that I hadn't seen in many years. Everyone came from Texas and Arizona. We all had a great time!

When you have a lot of family visiting, it can be hard to cook for 8 or 9 people. 
My grandma made Baked Spaghetti for dinner one day and I also helped her out a bit. This was a great recipe that everyone wanted to try out on their own. 
Below is the recipe that my grandma used. It tastes so good and is great when paired with garlic bread, salad and we even had a side of pickles. 





Enjoy this family recipe!


Healthy Nacho Cups

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Are you craving some nachos, but you are also trying to eat healthier? Try these healthy nacho cups! Instead of chips you use tortillas, and you can still add your favorite nacho toppings.

Ingredients: - 2 large flour tortillas  - shredded or chopped chicken (about 2 cups, or more if desired) - shredded cheese (1-2 cups) - 1/4 cup salsa - 1 bell pepper - 3 Tbs. Sour cream - a dash of cumin - a dash of cilantro - 1 small can of black olives  - 1 muffin pan - 1 fry pan
- First, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. - use a cup to cut the tortillas into circles - place the circles inside the muffin pan - place the cooked chicken, cumin, bell pepper, salsa and cilantro into a fry pan; sautée for 5 minutes - place the muffin pan in the oven to brown the tortillas (5 min) - place the chicken mix into the tortilla cups  - top them with cheese and olives - bake them for another 5 minutes  - use a zip lock bag to create a tube, to put the sour cream on top 
There you have it! A healthy yet tasty alternative …

Blueberry Biscuits

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This week I have been busy, but I thought I would post something I baked. I was at the grocery store and I saw a Pillsbury can of blueberry biscuits. I had to buy them because I didn't know they made flavored biscuits. My plan was to make a recipe from scratch, but since I was short on time, I made these biscuits. They are delicious!
Try pairing them with peanut butter, strawberry jam, honey, or even melted chocolate! Enjoy these easy to make, straight out of the can biscuits!
Ingredients: - the Pillsbury can of blueberry biscuits - a pan to cook them on - any toppings or spreads (berries, nuts, almond butter, honey, jam, chocolate etc.)