Kale Prosciutto Lasagna Roll-Ups

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Here's a new twist on a classic recipe! Chopped kale and slice of prosciutto give these little lasagna roll ups a nice change. Not having to cook up ground beef or turkey makes this is quick lasagna to throw together for your family on a weeknight or for a special occasion with guests.   Use whatever lasagna noodles you like. I prefer to keep it gluten free and like the Tinkyada brand. … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Chicken

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    A big bowl of pasta mixed with yummy bacon, egg and cheese is what Spaghetti alla Carbonara is all about! A dish of comfort all the way! Creamy without adding cream, hearty without being too heavy, and quickly made in under 30 minutes for any night of the week. What's not to love about this dish? Oh right...... the calories and fat typically. But when made at home you can have this … [Read more...]

Healthier Italian Pasta Salad {Gluten Free}

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  Pasta salad is the perfect cold dish to take to every summer BBQ. You can change the vegetables to really whatever you like and it still will be the dish everyone wants to grab a spoonful of. Why? BECAUSE most everyone I know loves PASTA!!!  The trick to make this healthier is using less pasta, more veggies and using brown rice pasta. The texture and color of brown rice pasta is more … [Read more...]

Greek Style Shrimp Whole Wheat Orzo Salad

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  Do you love a dish that can be made ahead and gives you a few days of already made lunch? I thrive on those kinds of dishes and this is one of them. As a home school mom, my children's  lunch usually comes before my own. Having something ready for me in the fridge is the biggest help so I don't nibble extra calories or eat off the kid's plates before I get to even sit down. I found … [Read more...]

Sugar Free Tomato, Artichoke & Kalamata Olive Sauce

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This was our dinner the other night, actually just the hubby and I . Kiddies had chicken thighs and PLAIN pasta.  I make this sauce weekly just for my sweetie and me. This is the simplest and quickest sauce to top over anything! I almost hesitated to share this on my blog because of the simplicity, really. Hubby encouraged me to go ahead and post about it.  He said many people are families like … [Read more...]