Tasty Tuesdays – Meatballs!

Meatballs

 

Who doesn’t love a good meatball?  Many stores sell them for convenience but you can make these at home with a little time and patience.  They are fun to make and easy for any kind of cook.

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Tasty Tuesday – Super Salads

Super Salad

When it’s warm outside, I usually don’t like to eat hearty foods, or really hot dishes.  This is a very easy, thrown together salad that I eat for lunch each day.  (My Big Salad.)   I rough chop ¼ green pepper,  ¼ red pepper, ½ tomato, ½ small head of ice burg lettuce, ½ of an avocado, ¼ cucumber, some red onion finely chopped, and some black pepper.  If I’m feeling up to it, I may add two Chik Patties from the MorningStar Farms line of veggie foods, or actual cooked chicken.  I also add any dressing I feel like each day.  The mixture will taste great regardless.  It may seem like a lot to cut up, so feel free to cut a lot up at once and bag the mixture into smaller bags and keep in the fridge to eat through the week.

The one thing I don’t actively add is any kind of cheese to the salad.  I know it’s tempting to pile on the cheese because cheese is amazing, but that can add an unreasonably amount of calories very quickly, and just about counter act any health benefit eating a salad does for your body.  If I want a cheese taste, I’ll opt for a dressing with cheese in it.  A favorite of mine is the feta dressing from Trader Joes, or a creamy Caesar dressing in full regular fat variety.  I don’t bother with low calorie dressing.  It usually tastes horrible.  I’m not interested in suffering.

Feel free to add any of your favorites to your own mixtures: whether it’s fruit, seeds, olives, carrots – whatever, make it delicious, and make it yours.

 

Tasty Tuesday – Pot Pies!

Since Winter is finally winding down, I wanted to post one last hot, home made meal for you all to enjoy.  There are a lot of pre-made frozen items we love, but don’t realize how easy they are to make at home.  You probably have most of the ingredients already in your pantry.  I love pot pies because they are amazingly delicious!

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Tasty Tuesday – Quick Stir Fry

We hope you are having a delicious week so far!  This week is dedicated to the stir-fry.  It’s a quick, easy way to get dinner on the table with almost everything cooked in one dish.  This week is stir-fry Teriyaki chicken with veggies over white rice.  You can use the sauce over beef, tofu, seafood or pork if you prefer.  It’s a versatile flavor that most will enjoy.

The raw seasoned chicken with green and red peppers.
The raw seasoned chicken with the green and red peppers on the side.

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Tasty Tuesday – Pan Grilled Chicken

This weeks entry comes from a dear friend of mine named Julia.  It’s a very delicious Pan Grilled Chicken paired with green beans and sweet potatoes.  Let us know if you will be trying this recipe, and if it’s for a special occasion!

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Tasty Tuesdays – Launching Flavor

FoodMontage

We are adding a new category here at Just Trim The Ends.  There are many flavors in life and we want to showcase them each week with various meals, drinks, and beyond.  We all know food goes through trends just like fashion and it’s a good reminder of how to stay healthy even when we cheat.  There are times we see a picture of a dish online or in a restaurant and try to recreate it but it never seems to quite come out the same way or taste the same way.  A lot of the times most restaurants add more salt and butter than necessary which equals more flavor to us.  It may taste great but it may be too much for our diets or lifestyles.

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