Archive for the ‘Green Challenge’ Category
Okay so I got an email the other day from Gorton’s on a new campaign. They have 20 products that have 200 calories or less! I have tried 3 of their 200 calories or less products so far. The first 2 were the Skillet Crisp Tilapia (Classic Seasoning and Garlic & Herb). The last product I tried was Grilled Salmon – so far my favorite! The Salmon was so flaky and moist and full of a lot of flavor. It was really easy too cook (bake and serve!) and it only has 100 calories per fillet. Totally awesome for those that are counting calories.
So to show you how easy it is to cook with Gorton’s, I made a quick meal last night and I’m going to share the recipe today!
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It’s St. Patrick’s Day and it was a very busy day for us. First I made this super festive breakfast for Landon, Shaun & I, then we went to see Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Let The Sillies Out. It was
fun awesome! Anyways, I found this recipe online a few days ago and decided to modify it to my liking. I’d link to the original recipe if I could find it again :-/
Just like my Luck O’The Irish Crispy Treats, it was really easy to pick the marshmallows out of the box of lucky charms. You don’t need very much for this recipe, though. I used packaged pancake mix. I know many moms, including myself, don’t always have time to make breakfast from scratch.
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I got creative again in the kitchen with Shaun. Yesterday we made Luck O’ The Irish Crispy Treats. Which are rice crispy treats for St. Patrick’s Day (It’s almost impossible to blog with a toddler on your lap, I just put ‘Valentine’s Day’ lol) Anyways, this one was exciting for me because I got really creative. Sure, you’ve seen tons of green rice crispy treats for St. Patty’s Day, but have you seen them with lucky charm marshmallows?! This might seem kinda time consuming, but honestly I was able to pick out half a cup of marshmallows in just a matter of minutes. It really wasn’t that hard at all.
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Oh yeah, another super yummy green recipe for March. It’s pretty cheap and hella easy – this is probably one of the easiest things I’ve ever made. This salad was gone in what was probably minutes. Seriously. I had seconds and my mom had seconds…possibly thirds! This would be wonderful for a get together or even to make for your man, for guys night or when making margaritas with the girls. It’s light on the stomach but full of taste. The lime juice seriously brings it all together. Next time I’m adding the juice from a whole lime, but I’ll leave it at half for the recipe, just in case it’s too strong for others.
One more thing before I let you start your meal, you can do this as the main course, like I did, and add french bread on the side – or you can make it a side to a main meal. I bet it would be divine with tilapia or salmon.
Okay I know it’s not a very kid friendly snack, but I wanted a funny name for it And if it helps, there’s no poop in it
Anyways, so this recipe was really easy. I had Shaun help make it, but that’s because I needed pictures – and seriously, this boy needs some hands on experience in the kitchen. It would be a wonderful “project” to do with your kids as well, as long as you are the one handling the hot, melted chocolate. Also, this recipe DOES contain nuts, but you can easily alter the recipe. I also have a few tips to make this a cheaper, easier recipe. Okay, enough rambling, as always…
OMG I’m seriously so stuffed right now. I just made the most delicious stuffed green bell peppers EVER. Seriously, ever. Anyways, these pepper are really easy which is wonderful and they’re full of so much flavor. Oh and they’re pretty healthy because they are stuffed with LOTS of veggies and brown rice. Mmmmm. This recipe makes 4 whole (or 8 half) bell peppers. I was full on just half a pepper and the other sides, however everyone else had an entire stuffed pepper. My recipe is for 8 halves. You can adjust it as needed.
I love asparagus. So it should be no surprise that my second “green food” recipe for March’s Blogger Food Challenge is some really tasty roasted bacon & garlic asparagus. This recipe is really easy, but it does take some time to cook. It’s also not super healthy, because you use the bacon grease *gasp*
What You Need:
1 bundle of asparagus
Bacon – you don’t really need a lot of bacon, I’d say about 3 strips total
Minced garlic – I used the stuff that comes pre-chopped in a jar in the produce section
Salt & pepper to taste
Okay, so this weekend I had a friend over and we decided to have a few cocktails. I mostly wanted to do it for my Green Challenge this month. However, the first drink we had was horrible. It was so harsh going down and couldn’t imagine requesting someone to drink it. So we mixed and matched a few things and tried it different ways. Okay, it wasn’t even that hard, I just removed one of the vodkas. The taste is really sweet and the sour apple is wonderful. It kinda reminds me of a Jolly Rancher. Anyways, after the second…or third drink, we started thinking about names for it. Thus, The Mantis was born. Haha. Anyways, this is an adult beverage, not meant for children, no matter how much like candy it smells. I’m going to list exactly what I got but you can purchase different brands, if you prefer.
March has 2 special “holidays” this year. First coming up is St. Patrick’s Day – Green Day. The other, which is coming pretty early, is Easter (March 31st if you didn’t know). Anyways, because March is the month of green, I am joining in with some other awesome bloggers to take on the Food Blogger Challenge. This month, I have to make GREEN FOOD. The first recipe I’m doing is a Chocolate Mint Surprise Cupcake. The cupcakes aren’t green in color, but mint is green, so I’m totally claiming it as a green food. Anyways, I’ll stop rambling so you can start baking.