Tag Archives: cooking light

Back To School Roundup

It’s that time of the year again! Back to School! New teachers, new friends, new clothes, new school supplies, maybe even a new school! This time of year is always so exciting not only for kids, but parents and teachers as … Continue reading

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Raspberry-Cream Cheese Muffins

I first made these muffins last Sunday morning for Mother’s Day. They were gone within ten minutes of putting them on the table! Everyone raved about the tart and juicy raspberries just bursting out of these muffins. Since I forgot to bring … Continue reading

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Honey Oat Quick Bread

Few things on Earth are better than the smell of homemade bread baking in the oven. The incredible smell wafting from the oven is enough to make one weak in the knees. Since there is no yeast involved or bread machine … Continue reading

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Cream of Roasted Carrot Soup

If you are looking for an elegant first course for your Easter Sunday feast, look no further than this rich and creamy roasted carrot soup. With only 170 calories per serving, this soup is certain fill you up without weighing you … Continue reading

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Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad

Since the weather has been warming up here in Central Illinois, Andrew and I have been taking advantage of the unusually high temperatures by firing up the grill and dining al fresco each evening. This light and simple salad is … Continue reading

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Crockpot Chicken Tacos

There’s nothing like coming home from a long day at work and having dinner already prepared for you. With minimal preparation, you can make a delicious Mexican-style meal for your family. The slow cooker does all the work all you have to … Continue reading

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Baked Sweet Potato Chips

I am always on the lookout for new sweet potato recipes. Andrew and I usually have sweet potatoes at least once a week. Whether they are mashed, baked, roasted or thrown into chili, they are definitely one of my favorites! These guilt free baked potato chips are one … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Almond Cherry Crisps

Somedays you just need a chocolate fix. These bite-sized crisps will satisfy your chocolate craving without wrecking your diet. Each crisp is only 62 calories and packed with two different types of chocolate, almonds, and dried cherries. I can’t wait to … Continue reading

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Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Looking for a high protein snack that will keep you full and satisfied for hours? Roasted chickpeas are one of my favorite low-calorie snacks. They are a great and healthy alternative to mixed nuts, chips, and other munchies. I can’t begin to … Continue reading

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BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza

Oh pizza…I swear I could eat you everyday of my life it is wasn’t for the havoc you would wreak on my hips. Of all of the comforting foods out there, pizza is one of my biggest downfalls. There is … Continue reading

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