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Pork Chops with Mushrooms

What you will need:

1 tsp butter

4 bone-in pork chops | 1 inch thick

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground pepper

1/4 cup scallions | chopped

1 cup of low sodium chicken broth

10 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms

1 tbsp honey dijon

2 tbsp fresh parsley | chopped

In a large frying pan heat the butter over  low heat. Season pork with salt & pepper. Add the chops to the pan and sauté for 7 minutes, raising the heat. Turn and cook until chops are browned and done to medium, about 7-8 minutes longer. Remove the chops and keep in a warm spot.

Add scallions to the pan & cook for about 2 minutes. Add the stock to deglaze the pan, then stir in the dijon, 1 tbsp parsley and mushrooms | cook for about 3 minutes.

Put the chops on a platter  & pour the mushroom sauce over the meat, top with parsley.

Enjoy!

xo G

recipe adapted from: skinnytaste.com

 

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Eggplant Parmesan.

I’m back! Its been a while since I’ve posted, due to the fact that this past month I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease (meaning NO more gluten). 😦 It has been a hard transition learning how to eat gluten-free, but I am finally starting to get used to it. I felt like making Eggplant Parmesan tonight & since flour is now a NO-NO, I opted for a healthier version of one of my favorite dishes. I decided to roast the eggplant instead of flouring & frying them. Same delicious taste,  just a lot healthier & gluten-free!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • 3 or 4 eggplants
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • Homemade tomato sauce or 1 jar of your favorite (make sure you add basil)
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven on 400 degrees. Cut the ends off of the eggplant & discard. Slice eggplant into 1/2 inch slices, season with oil, salt & pepper. Arrange eggplant on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes (flip half-way).

When eggplant is soft, remove from oven and set aside.

Lots of Eggplant 🙂

In a baking dish; layer sauce, eggplant & cheese :repeat: repeat: repeat: 
until you are out of eggplant.

Load up the cheese!

Bake for an additional 15 minutes until cheese is melted.

Time to Eat!

healthy & delish !! A perfect twist on eggplant parm. 🙂 Enjoy

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Turkey Chili!!!!!!

Yummy, one of my favorites…turkey chili! My sister Taia hates chili so since she was working late tonight, I decided it would be a perfect night to make it considering the twins & I love it.
What you will need:

  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 2 packets of chili seasoning

(By accident I grabbed one taco seasoning 😦 )

  • 2 peppers one red, one green
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cans of red kidney beans
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • cheddar cheese

Start by browning the ground turkey over medium heat, add garlic. Chop the onion & peppers and add to pot.

Now add tomatoes, beans, chili seasoning, tomato paste stir together & cook over low/medium heat for 20 minutes. (Make sure to stir every 5 minutes).

2 steps & your done! how easy was that? Top chili with cheddar cheese, I also added tortilla chips to my bowl to scoop the chili with! 🙂


Lets Eat! a healthy dinner ready in 20 minutes, you cant beat it!

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I’m Back!

Finally, I’m back in the kitchen! After a longggggggg week of studying I was finally able to get back in the kitchen & cook some dinner! I even got some help from Taia (very rare) haha 🙂 jk! Thanks Tay! So tonight, we decided to choose a low-carb meal adapted from the food blog Tammysrecipes.com. I love looking at other food blogs & testing their recipes out. I choose the Chicken & Squash Bake & it was delish!

What you will need:

4 pack of Chicken Breasts

2 packs of Spinach

4 Summer Squash

A couple Slice of your fav. white cheese

Garlic Salt

Pepper

3 Tablespoons of Butter

Servings: 5

Preheat the oven on 375 degrees. Season both sides of chicken with garlic salt & pepper.

Place chicken in a baking dish, cover & bake for an hour.

While chicken is baking, prepare the squash. Taia helped me cut the squash & saute the spinach. Thanks taytay!

When the chicken has only 30 minutes left to cook; start sauteing squash & spinach. Start with 2 Tablespoons of butter, add squash and cook until soft.

When squash is soft , add one more tablespoon of butter and spinach. Cook for 3 minutes.

When chicken is done cooking, add vegetable mixture to the baking dish.

Top the dish with cheese ( American, Prov, Mozz. Swiss) whichever you prefer.

Place back in the oven on broil for3-5 minutes.

Time to Eat!

Healthy & Delish. It feels good to be back!

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Fast Food Breakfast on the Go!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is essential to eat a good healthy breakfast in order to start-up your metabolism for the day. But what if I’m busy & don’t have time to sit down for breakfast?? Well next time you’re in a hurry, fuel up with these quick yet healthy fast food breakfast options. You’ll be pleasantly surprised…

  1. STARBUCKS: Protein Plate
  2. SUBWAY: Western Egg White & Cheese Muffin Melt
  3. AU BON PAIN: Large Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
  4. JAMBA JUICE: 12 oz Mango Peach Topper
  5. MCDONALDS: Scrambled Eggs & English Muffin
  6. JACK IN BOX: Breakfast Jack
  7. BURGER KING: 3-piece French Toast Sticks
  8. Einstein Bros: Pumpernickel Bagel with Smoked Salmon & Whipped Reduced Fat Garlic&Herb Cream Cheese
  9. Dunkin Donuts: Egg White & Cheese Wake-up Wrap

& there you have it, breakfast on the go!

For more information visit www.cookinglight.com

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