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6/24/10 7:09 P

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I feel like I'm a lil behind in this challenge! LOL. Today I fixed a SPrecipe; Crock Pot Chicken Dinner. It has the consistency of a thick soup. My daughter ate it as a cup of soup, with a whole wheat roll, for a late lunch. My husband & I had it a bit later (for dinner). B/c I knew hubby wouldn't just want soup, I'd made some long grain & wild rice that he could scoop his over. I ended up adding 1/2 cup of the rice into my 1 cup of soup. This went together really well. It was a very simple meal to make; and I'd say a success:) emoticon


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6/22/10 5:12 P

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So far I've just fixed the recipes for myself. Today was grocery day, and I've chosen 2 dinner recipes to fix the family this week. Each are fixed in the crock-pot as this was my mood. We'll be trying the "Crock Pot Chicken Dinner" and "Chef Meg's Slow Cooker Lasagna." I've also discovered the "Flaxseed, Wheat, and Bran Muffins" recently that I want to fix soon; this will help me use the ground flaxseed I recently purchased. I was excited to later find the recipe:) A few years ago I re-vamped my recipe "file" and made it into a recipe "binder". This makes it much easier to print off recipes from the internet, with only needing to use the trusty whole punch b4 adding everything to the binder. Very convenient. emoticon


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6/21/10 8:25 P

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I made chicken strogonoff in the end, with an added 500g of broccoli cos broccoli is great :)

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6/17/10 7:51 P

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I made the cold soup (not sure how to spell it, but if you look up cold soup, it will be the first recipe). It's like a salsa. I had seen it made before but did not know the name of it. I loved it, had it with sauté shrimp. I have also made the frozen fruit bars and enjoyed them as well. My sister is coming into town for the holidays and I'm trying to find some really good healthy recipes to use, so we will not be eating separate foods. So far so good with SparkRecipes, I have to remember to look here first, since I'm a big fan of Food Network Recipes. I love to cook and it's amazing the amount of fat you can take out of a recipe (without killing the taste) by making it yourself and the use of fresh herbs.

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6/17/10 1:56 P

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I made some mozzarella sticks that I found in the recipes. They were really good and I didn't miss the deep fried version from the restaurants. I didn't have cereal it called for on hand so I used the high fiber bread that is usually reserved for sandwiches.



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6/16/10 2:12 P

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I made Shrimp Pasta (adapted from Kraft recipe, shrimp-in-love) when looking for something to go with shrimp I had. My husband is raving about this days later. My kids also loved it (9,10,17).
I subbed the Fit & active wheat pasta for the regular pasta called for. Also, some comments said this wasn't enough for 6 servings so I doubled the recipe. It made SO MUCH we had it for 3 days so I don't understand what that's all about (my husband could probably eat a horse in one sitting, as could my 10 yr old). It was also so much, I had to combine it in my massive corn on the cob pot as it wouldn't fit into anything else I have including the normal pasta pot I use to make double portions of.

I've also tried the pork chop foil meal on my grill a few weeks ago. HOW EASY! The chops were cooked just right (something I always worry about when feeding the kiddies, no pork poisoning here thanks!), I used golden potatos, some chopped vidalia onions for sweetness & fresh asperagus sprinkled with Meijer's low sodium seasoning. While everything tasted good to me & hubby, my kids still hate asperagus I'm sad to say.

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IAMSHE-RA's Photo IAMSHE-RA Posts: 2,588
6/16/10 1:04 P

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Fabulous Aurelia!! Great example of how small changes in routine can provide a big benefit, like getting a kid to eat his veggies. Keep being inventive! You're on your way!!



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6/16/10 11:40 A

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I made the eggplant pizzas from spark people and my son (who is 6) loved them. He helped me make them. He liked that he could make them look like volcanoes, so it was more fun for him to make "magma" and "lava" pizzas. (He used to be really, really obsessed with all things volcanoes.) And even though I really don't have problems with him eating his vegetables, it was an inventive way to get him to try some new ones without even noticing. :)
So far, that's the only thing I've made from SparkPeople. I just thought I'd share!

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6/16/10 9:32 A

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You can modify the recipe. In fact you may make it better and if so, feel free to share your modified recipe with the team! Just watch for added salt, sugar and saturated fat!

And for those of you who can't cook...this is your chance to practice! Oh, and some advice from me to you: Never try to put pizza in the toaster. It's not pretty... emoticon



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6/16/10 6:18 A

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Oh, I think we can consider it done. All-star meatballs are one of my favourites :) Thanks for these great motivating challenge ideas. :)

... on second thoughts, to rise to the challenge I am going to look for a new recipe to try on there. Perhaps the chicken escondido... now where IS that chicken? I know it's around here some place... come out come out wherever you are... he he he

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MPAULWRIGHT's Photo MPAULWRIGHT Posts: 120
6/15/10 10:51 P

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Does it count if we find a Spark Recipe but modify it a little?

The recipe calls for pureed mango. A comment said swap it out for mango salsa. I'm going to swap that out for pineapple salsa.

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6/15/10 4:10 P

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Oh dear. I'm not a particularly good cook. But I'll try.

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6/15/10 7:51 A

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I'm loving SparkRecipes! I search for dinners that take less than 30 minutes. Chicken Escondido is a favorite of the hubby, but the kids haven't taken to it yet.

If you find a SparkRecipe that your kids love, please share it with me! If the little ones eat a good dinner, they sleep better and the whole family is happier!

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IAMSHE-RA's Photo IAMSHE-RA Posts: 2,588
6/13/10 11:15 A

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Week 4! Where does the time go? I hope its flying for all of you too! Keeping with the eating in theme, your challenge for next week is to choose a healthy recipe from Sparkrecipes.com and make it for you and your family one day this week. It can be any meal except dessert! Don't forget to add this recipe to your nutrition tracker. Good luck! Have a great week!



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