This easy slow cooker Italian beef recipe is a one pot meal that’s so easy to make, you’ll put the ingredients into your slow cooker and forget about it…until the incredible aroma calls you back to the kitchen!
There are loads of great health studies out there to prove that we should keep our bodies hydrated by drinking water, yet so few of us drink enough of it every day. I recently polled several of my friends and learned that 7 out of 10 of us prefer a cup of caffeinated coffee or a diet soft drink over a glass of clean drinking water. Admittedly, I’m in that group. I love my coffee, but it doesn’t do anything beneficial for my body. Fortunately, there are low calorie drinks that keep you hydrated. Flavored drink mixes are a fast and convenient way for me to get in my water every day. Crystal Light is one of those drinks that keep you hydrated.
Making dinner for a big family can be a challenge, but so can cooking for just two people. It might sound easy, when you think about the small amount of ingredients you’ll need, but that’s not where the problem lies. The toughest part about cooking for two is scaling the ingredients down to just two servings. Think about it for a minute. Packages of ground meat at the store are usually 1 pound (16 ounces) or larger. A typical serving size of meat is usually 4-5 ounces per person. What are you supposed to do with the other 8 ounces of ground turkey? This is where meal planning for the week can fit into the picture perfectly. Have a recipe close by that uses similar ingredients and freezes well and you’ll be on your way to tackling two meals in no time. For example, when I made this low fat turkey pumpkin pasta casserole recipe, I took the remaining 8 ounces of turkey and created a batch of my baked turkey meatballs. It was super easy and convenient. href=”http://www.itsyummi.com/low-fat-turkey-pumpkin-pasta”> CLICK HERE to come over to the virtual kitchen and I’ll show you how to whip up my delicious #IHeartDreamfields recipe for Low Fat Turkey Pumpkin Pasta!
This quick ‘n easy southern sweet potato casserole is a lightened up version of the southern classic, complete with toasted mini marshmallows on top! href=”http://www.itsyummi.com/southern-sweet-potato-casserole”> CLICK HERE to come over to the virtual kitchen and I’ll show you how to whip up this iconic recipe!
Hi! I'm Chef Becca, a formally trained culinary professional residing in northeastern Wisconsin. My passion is turning ordinary ingredients into extraordinary meals, creating healthy food with a common sense approach.
I believe that everyone deserves to eat healthy food, even if those on a budget. I provide healthy recipes with a budget in mind. My recipes use fresh ingredients with organics appearing when it’s cost-effective or when I have evidence that it’s really important. And you can be sure that I’ll share that evidence with you! As a trained chef, I use from-scratch cooking techniques, with the occasional short cut recipe for those crazy busy days.
I have a strong faith and a deep passion for my husband, my fur "babies", and the Green Bay Packers!
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