No Bake Monster Cookie Bites

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Ingredients:

1  1/4 cups oats

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, slightly softened

1/4 cup honey

1/3 cup M & M’s or Smarties

1/3 cup chocolate chips

 

1.Mix all of the ingredients together and form into balls.  Place on a cookie sheet and cool in the fridge for 30 minutes before eating.

 

Sticky Spicy Cauliflower Wings

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Ingredients:

1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into florets

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup milk

1/4 tsp. salt and pepper

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 cup Panko bread crumbs

 

Sauce:

4 tbsp. maple syrup

2 tsp. soy sauce

1/2 tsp. sesame seeds

1/4 tsp. black pepper

3/4 tsp ground ginger

chopped scallions and sesame seeds for garnish

 

1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease.  In a bowl, combine the flour, milk, and spices.  In another bowl place the Panko bread crumbs.

3. Take the cauliflower, place in the milk and flour mixture, cover with the Panko and place on the baking sheet.  Bake in the oven for 22 minutes.  Meanwhile mix the sauce ingredients.

4. After baking, take the cauliflower and using a pantry brush, place the sauce over them, coating liberally.    Place in the oven for another 5 minutes.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion if desired.

 

Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mushrooms

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Ingredients:

approx. 24 mushrooms

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 tsp. basil, oregano and thyme

2 bay leaves

1 cup vegetable broth

salt and pepper

1/4 cup half and half

1 tbsp. butter

1.Place mushrooms, spices, vegetable broth, and garlic in a slow cooker.  Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 1-2 hours.

2. When finished cooking, stir in half and half and butter.  Cook for 20 more minutes.Garnish with parsley if desired.

Easy Muffin Tin Pancakes

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Ingredients:

2 cups flour

1 tbsp. baking powder

3 tbsp. white sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 eggs

1  1/2 cup milk

2 tsp vanilla

1 tbsp butter, melted

Mix in’s: chocolate chips, nuts, berries, etc…

 

 

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Mix together all of the dry ingredients, then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.  Fill greased muffin tins 3/4 full of batter and top with whatever mix in’s you choose.

3. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas

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Ingredients:

2 pounds sliced beef

1-2 bell peppers, sliced

1 onion, sliced

1 cup salsa

3 tbsp. spice mix

 

Spice mix:

1 tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. salt and pepper

1/2 tsp. oregano, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder

 

 

1.Place ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.  Serve on a tortilla.

Healthy Reese Peanut Butter Cup

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Ingredients (for 1):

1 tsp. melted coconut oil

1 tsp cocoa powder

1/2 tsp honey

1/2 tsp peanut butter

 

1.Melt the coconut oil in the microwave and stir in the honey and cocoa powder.  Place in a muffin tin or liner.  Melt the peanut butter and spoon on top.

2. Freeze for at least 15 minutes.

Healthy Cheesy Dijon Chicken Rice

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Ingredients: (for 1)

1 chicken breast

1 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup of rice or quinoa, uncooked

1 cup broccoli

1/2 tsp. salt, pepper, dill

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 cup milk

2 tsp. flour

1/3 cup plain greek yogurt

2 tsp dijon mustard

sprinkle of graded cheese

 

1.In a pan, place the chicken broth and bring to a boil, add the quinoa or rice.  Cook for 1/2 of the time on the package instructions.  At the halfway point, add the diced broccoli and heat the rest of the time.

2. At the same time, cook the diced chicken.

3. When the rice and broccoli is finished cooking, remove from the pot.  Add the milk and heat to a boil, stir in the flour and mix well to form a roux.  Add the dijon mustard and greek yogurt, stirring well.

4. Combine the rice broccoli mixture, chicken, sauce and spices.  Stir together and place in a greased baking dish.  Cook in the oven for 15 minutes, add the cheese on top and heat for another 5 minutes.