Project LunchBox

Chicken & Veggie Sizzle Rice

April 13, 2012
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I love the word sizzle. When I whipped up this recipe and heard the sizzle sounds I got all excited to name this recipe Chicken and Veggie Sizzle Rice. This recipe takes no time at all to prepare. Use whatever veggies and protein you have on hand. Feel free to make it vegan too with […]

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Project LunchBox: 30 Days of Healthy Meals

March 28, 2012
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I have been loving your enthusiasm for Project Lunch Box. Together we have been helping each other pack healthy homemade meals. You guys have been saving money, eating less fast food, staying in shape and losing weight. A BIG congrats to you!! In order to keep up the momentum I will be launching a brand […]

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DIY Lunchables for Project Lunchbox: Salami & Cheese

January 5, 2012
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Sometimes the most simple of things can be made even simpler when we take them into our own hands. All it takes is a quick glance at the ingredients of some popular food products to figure out that things might be not quite right. I won’t get to heavy into the politics here but from […]

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Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers & Gratitude

November 25, 2011
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We were all anticipating the BIG day of feasting. How did it go? Who sat at your Thanksgiving table this year? Were you home or did you travel far away or perhaps to a nearby restaurant? No matter what you did I hope it was glorious! Whether you enjoyed a vegan, gluten free or carnivorous […]

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Sweet Potato Coconut Curry with Chicken and Bacon

November 3, 2011
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You heard me right. Bacon in your curry, and it’s healthy too. Just a little bit of bacon goes a long way and adds oh so much flavor. This recipe is like a dream come true my friends. In the same way that I can’t get enough pumpkin I also can’t get enough sweet potato. If […]

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10 Secrets to Skinny

October 21, 2011
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Seems to be that no matter what time of year it is people are on the quest for tips on healthy eating, fitness, how to feel energetic and wide awake. It is all about creating positive habits that work for you. And really making them habits. Happy habits… Be nice. I grabbed someone in my class […]

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Chai Pear Carrot Sauce Parfaits

October 17, 2011
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Recently I bought a whole bunch of juicy pears. I also had a bunch of carrots. *boom* Sparks started flying and instead of my usual homemade applesauce I decided to combine ripe

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Happy Post: Grilled Cheese

October 7, 2011
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If there is one thing we probably all have in common is a great love for grilled cheese. No matter how you slice it this toasted sandwich oozing with your favorite cheese is one of the most treasured comfort foods of all times. It ties with my other favorite fall comfort food: Pumpkin Pie. That’s […]

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Everyone’s Favorite Teeny Tiny Potatoes

September 30, 2011
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Recently potatoes went from just OK to one of my favorite foods! Indulging in all kinds of spuds in Idaho forever changed me. These Teeny Tiny Fingerlings look like little circus peanuts don’t they? Grab a waxed baggie and bring ‘em to work or school and you have a nice side or snack to munch […]

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Project Lunch Box: 10 Best Lunch Packing Tips

September 23, 2011
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First of all I must tell you how proud I am of you guys for taking charge with packing your own lunches. Project Lunch Box has been in full swing for over a week and you guys are doing great! Learning new stuff is FUN and y’all have some awesome ideas about lots of things. […]

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Project Lunch Box – 30 Day Challenge #1

September 16, 2011
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Can we do a little project together for the next 30 days? I pitch that we all partner up to pack healthy meals for ourselves (if you eat lunch away from home) and our kids. Are you in? I sure hope so. If you can’t swing five days a week for 4 weeks than can […]

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BLT Kebabs

May 16, 2011
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What happens when you give one of the nicest, most creative people the chance to create and publish a cookbook? You get a book filled with delectable photos, wit and outrageous recipes. Have you heard about Matt Armendariz’s from Matt Bites new book On A Stick? There is something about eating food on sticks that swoons […]

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Avocado Scones – Vegan and Gluten Free

May 4, 2011
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Here is a fun twist on scones for Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo or tea parties. I came up with a slightly sweet, crumbly scone to celebrate life and gluten free vegan baking. Avocados take center stage here and they add a delightful texture to baked goods. This creamy green fruit is awesome all year […]

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Apple Pie Grilled Cheese

April 24, 2011
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What do you get when you take sweet apples, crunchy walnuts and tangy, creamy cheddar cheese? Over here we call this Apple Pie Grilled Cheese. This sweet-savory sandwich is a healthy nod to honor National Grilled Cheese Month. I am grateful that Kerrygold sent me a timely package of fine cheese and butter to explore. It […]

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Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Crispy Chips

April 10, 2011
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Dips thrill me. So do chickpeas. Creamy dips transform simple foods into even better food. One of my all time favorite dips is hummus. This simple, versatile spread can be enjoyed with pita, chips, crisp veggies, toast points, crackers, or as a creamy sauce. Hummus can be adjusted to taste. A creamy paste forms easily with garbanzo […]

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