Weeknight Dinner: Amazing Grilled Cheese

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Weeknight Dinner: Amazing Grilled Cheese

 

Grilled cheese sandwich is a favorite of many. With layers of smooth melted cheese between two slices of bread it’s a great weeknight meal with little prep time or fuss. Pair a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup or a garden salad for a full meal.

Try one of these three recipes (each recipe makes 1 serving) and be sure to check out my pro cooking tips below.

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Almond Raspberry Orange Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Almond Raspberry Orange Muffins with Chocolate Chips

These muffins are my favorite! I love the sweetness of the fresh raspberries and orange zest, and the light and soft texture of the almond cake. The sliced almonds lightly toast during baking, giving a crunchy and beautiful topping. You can serve them with brunch, enjoy them as a snack or dessert, or as a sweet and fruity breakfast addition.

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Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

This smooth, creamy dip made from freshly roasted red peppers goes with almost anything. It’s great as a spread on bread, as a dip with chips, or served with baked potato. Roast the bell peppers the day before (steps 1-6), so they have plenty of time to cool down. Then finish the rest of the dip in less than 5 minutes the next day.

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Banana Milk: 2 Ingredient Wonder!

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Banana milk is one of my favorite afternoon breaks because it’s quick to prepare, easy to clean up, and only uses 2 ingredients. Here’s how to make your own.

 

Banana Milk - MMTFor 1 serving you’ll need:

1 medium sized banana

1 ¼ cup (280ml) of 2% milk

Completely peel the banana and combine with milk in a blender or food processor.

I usually use a handheld SmartStick like the one from Cuisinart, which works like a handheld food processor.

 

Cuisinart SmartStick

Blend the ingredients until well combined, about 1 minute on medium to high power. Make sure there are no chunks of banana left and then pour into a glass.

Optional: Make this beverage fancy by carefully slicing into the bottom half of a strawberry and placing it along the rim of the glass, like I did in this photo.

Enjoy!

 

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How to Make Your Own Delicious & Nutritious Pizza

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Pizza is a quick & delicious meal you can make almost any time of the week. It can feed everyone in the family, and the best part is that you can reheat leftovers the next day. Just be sure to refrigerate your leftover pizza right after dinner and reheat leftovers so they’re very hot to control food-borne pathogens (harmful bacteria that spread through food).

 

Pizza Guy 1

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The fun part about pizza is choosing the toppings. Did you know you can get lots of vitamins & minerals for baby by adding a variety of vegetables?

Try it out for yourself this week!

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Little known tricks for making a smoothie in zero minutes

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Smoothies are a great blend of fruits and vegetables. They deliver fiber, antioxidants, Vitamin C, calcium and many other electrolytes to keep you healthy and energized. Good smoothies are hard to come by as many are made from syrup mixes instead of real fruit pieces.
This post is all about meeting a healthy smoothie craving. A little prep in advance can literally save you from chopping ingredients when you’re tired.

Strawberry smoothie

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