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MIAMI_LILLY SparkPoints: (130,647)
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1/18/13 2:17 P

Skinnytaste is the bomb! My kids lve the food, and they have no club its from a healthy website.
I buy those low-carb wraps that are high in fiber, and make fajitas or burritos.I also like making soups this time of year. You can sneak in lots of veggies.

BRUNETTEMOM96 SparkPoints: (340)
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1/15/13 8:05 P

Lots of great recipes!



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RACHEL2WRITER SparkPoints: (2,581)
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1/3/13 5:33 P

I vote for skinnytaste, too! I can't seem to get the SP recipes to come up for me...must be a computer setting.

My family loves:
Whole wheat spaghetti made with ground turkey or extra lean ground beef and homemade tomato sauce (crushed tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, half packet of stevia, a little salt)

Just about anything in the slow cooker - add broth, seasonings, salsa, BBQ sauce, veggies, canned tomatoes, beans, etc in all sorts of combinations with chicken breast, browned lean ground meat, lean beef roast, etc.

Healthy dirty rice - lean ground beef, peppers, onions, tomatoes, creole seasoning, brown rice

Stir fry chicken, lean beef, or shrimp with a big pack of frozen stir fry vegetables. Use very little oil, then I make a slurry of a little water and cornstarch mixed with garlic, ginger, and light soy sauce to add toward the end.

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Quit smoking Jan 2, 2013

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LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
1/1/13 4:31 P

My dd loves minestrone, chili, bean burritos, gyros, and veggie burgers as well as taco, pasta and hamburgers.

Dh and I like Indian food and got a cookbook awhile back and just decided to try one or two recipes from it every week or so. Almost everything is pretty healthy and interesting.
If you feel like you are in a rut maybe your can choose a favorite region/cuisine to explore for a month and find recipes on the internet or a cookbook.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,804)
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1/1/13 3:32 P

Check out I love that site, I promote it on here all the time LOL But her recipes are really great and many are geared towards folks with kids, as the author has 3 children I think.

If you're interested in checking out the food I've made and liked, come visit me on Pinterest, and feel free to follow me:
LINDWADE SparkPoints: (1,436)
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1/1/13 12:04 A

That sounds great.......It makes me want to try it.......Thanks

SWEETTEA1231 Posts: 212
12/31/12 10:00 P

Have you tried the old comfort foods like baked beans with some meat added? We like Bush's baked beans with a teaspoon of mustard, some barbecue sauce, chopped onion, and chunks of beef sausage. I add a tossed salad and a green vegetable, with garlic bread on the side. The kids love it.

LINDWADE SparkPoints: (1,436)
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12/31/12 8:52 A

Hello, I am a 45 year oid woman who also has the greatest husband ever. There are some great recipes on SparkPeople that your family wil love. What works for me is planning each meal a day in advance. I promise your family will love the recipes from this site. My 19 year son loves everything I cook from Sparkpeople and believe me he loves to eat........

JENNDELOCHES SparkPoints: (2,009)
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12/31/12 4:36 A

I am a forty-something mom with a great husband and two teen-age sons. We like ALL types of food, but I get in a rut with meal planning, and often resort to easy (not as healthy) options like tacos, pasta, and hamburgers. What are some of your favorite HEALTHY, everyday go-to meals? I need ideas that will appeal to two teen-age boys that are thin, growing, and have big appetites!

"Enough is as good as a feast!" - Mary Poppins
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