Category Archives: Snacks

I love it when I can cook an entire meal, start to finish, dessert included, on the grill. It means the house stays cool and we stay outside, lingering as the sun sets. And there is nothing easier than the grill cleanup: close lid, walk away. Right?   So here are five great ideas for grilling your desserts—and yes, every single one of them can be topped with some vanilla ice cream… or low-fat frozen dessert of your choice. 1. … continued…

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Barb Freda Holiday Cooking Snacks Summer Grilling

Do you crave something crunchy to snack on? Potato chips are generally not a great choice because as we all know it’s hard to stop at just one! Popcorn is a great alternative as long as it’s prepared the right way and not drenched with butter.   It’s a pretty cool scientific experiment each time you make popcorn if you stop and think about it. The kernel has moisture sealed inside of it and when it is heated that causes … continued…

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DIY Healthy Habits Jenny Kramer, RD Snacks Tips, Tools & Techniques

One of my family’s favorite recipes and one of the first recipes I ever wrote is Beef Wellington. So when someone said something about craving it recently, in spite of the heat, I wondered if I could satisfy the craving without the production. Laura’s Lean Beef Fully Cooked Pot Roast came to the rescue. Leftovers from that dinner, from some cooked mushrooms and a tiny bit of puff pastry came together for this little treat of a snack. I used … continued…

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Barb Freda Contests & Giveaways Entertaining Ideas Healthy, Delicious Recipes Holiday Cooking Snacks

How about a filling snack? I’ve been thinking about a twist to my brother’s pepperoni roll for a while–I needed it to be both beefy and easy. That’s when I thought about the refrigerated crescent rolls. One roll makes a good snack; two rolls make a satisfying dinner. Prep time: About 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Makes 32 rolls   1 pound Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Sirloin 2 ounces stick pepperoni, finely diced 1 18-ounce jar pizza sauce 4 … continued…

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Barb Freda Entertaining Ideas Healthy, Delicious Recipes Snacks

I love theme parties and this year in honor of the championship game, I think it would be fun to serve “Super Foods.” If you’ve picked up a magazine or listened to the news much in the last few years, super foods are often discussed. What does it mean to be a super food? According to The Oxford English Dictionary, it is “a food considered especially nutritious or otherwise beneficial to health and well-being.” I consider it a food that … continued…

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Entertaining Ideas Jenny Kramer, RD Snacks

Did your favorite blog post make this list? If not, please share the link in the comments section below.   Top New Recipes: 1. Laura’s Lean Beef One Skillet Meal http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/lauras-lean-beef-one-skillet-meal/ 2. Slow cooker Italian Beef With Porcini Mushrooms http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/slow-cooker-italian-beef/ 3. Oktoberfest Laura’s Lean Beef Beer Stew http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/oktoberfest-lauras-lean-beef-beer-stew/ 4. Hobo “Stew” http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/hobo-stew/ 5. Baked Cheeseburgers http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/lauras-lean-beef-baked-cheeseburger/ 6. Spaghetti and Meatball “Muffins” http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/lauras-lean-beef-spaghetti-and-meatball-muffins/ 7. Cottage Pie with Sweet Potato Topping http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/cottage-pie-with-sweet-potato-topping/ 8. Triple Decker Meatloaf http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/triple-decker-meatloaf/ 9. Fat Tuesday Jambalaya http://www.laurasleanbeef.com/blog/fat-tuesday-jambalaya/ … continued…

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Barb Freda Fitness Foodie Crafts Gardening Healthy Habits Healthy, Delicious Recipes Jenny Kramer, RD Judy Eggebeen Memorable Meals Pam Freeman Snacks Tips, Tools & Techniques

January 19th is National Popcorn Day; a day I think is pretty interesting considering my kids love popcorn. They love to have it air popped, popped on the stove in a skillet or in fancy snack bags from the store. Whenever their friends come over to spend the night, popcorn and movies are almost a ritual. It’s not just the folks in our household that love popcorn, according to the National Popcorn Board, it’s a national obsession. Americans today consume … continued…

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Foodie Gift Ideas Holidays Pam Freeman Snacks

The combination of lamb and beef makes these meatballs taste decadent without really being decadent. I’ve substituted mint for the usual basil or parsley in meatballs. They are further lightened by using egg white instead of a whole egg and by baking them on a broiling or cooling rack over a baking tray. One recipe makes 50 one-bite meatballs, so this is a great choice for a party. Prep time: About 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Makes 50 appetizer … continued…

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Barb Freda Entertaining Ideas Healthy, Delicious Recipes Snacks

It’s Trail Mix Day so to celebrate, lets make some! A handful of trail mix can be just what you need for an energy boost on-the-go. I love trail mix but hate the load of calories that comes in a small serving of purchased trail mix. It’s hard for me to stick to the usual ¼ cup serving sizes. The calories aren’t the only negative to purchased trail mix – it usually comes with added sodium, preservatives, and too much … continued…

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DIY Jenny Kramer, RD Snacks

I started making homemade granola because my oldest daughter is allergic to peanuts and finding peanut-free granola is next to impossible. I also love granola, but felt guilty buying it for myself and then having her ask me if it tasted good. Then, I came across a recipe for homemade granola that was easy and basic. No nuts unless you add them at the end. At first my kids were less than enthusiastic about my new granola recipe. They enjoyed … continued…

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Back to School DIY Healthy Habits Pam Freeman Snacks