Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Great Idea Thursday - 51

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How was your week? My family and I had an amazing spring break filled with Baseball games, Historical and National Parks, a tour of a Maple Sugar House, and Candlepin Bowling. My favorite part of the trip was probably our two meals at Tuscan, an absolutely amazing Italian restaurant that makes their own pasta and some of their own cheeses and imports everything else freshly and handpicked from Italy. Am-az-ing!

We are getting back to a regular schedule and I have a few posts in the works that should be up soon and I hope to spend some time this weekend posting some more Fabulous Features! Thanks for joining me to party, I can't wait to see what you brought :)

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Great Idea Thursday - 50

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Spring Break is here! I have been away from my computer taking a much needed break from work, sports, blogging, and running around crazy :) I am in Boston enjoying some history, museums, hockey and tonight some baseball! Since I have not had a chance to post anything I hope that ya'll have been working on some fabulous posts. Spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner, I can't wait to see what you've come up with!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Great Idea Thursday's #49

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Welcome sunshine! We officially broke 70 this week and the sun is out! Hooray :) Baseball tonight for both my boys, Go Pirates and Go Yankees! Love my two sluggers :)

1/2 a week left until Spring Break! Part of me feels like we just got back into the swing of things since Christmas Break but part of me is dying for Spring Break to get here.  Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my job, but I'm running out of clothes that don't have paint stains all over them... I don't know what that says about me but I'm just hoping my spray 'n wash will work magic over the break!

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Guest Post: How to Lose Weight with Delicious Chicken Recipes by Katy Cavallero

How to Lose Weight with Delicious Chicken Recipes

Chicken Chili with White Beans and Chipotles at Health.com
Grilled or poached chicken breasts are not the only option you have when you’re on a diet. There are countless delicious chicken recipes you can easily make at home in under an hour that are low in calories and may even help you burn stubborn belly fat.Inspired by various gourmet recipes and cuisines including Greek, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Italian, French, and Mexican, you can make a different chicken recipe everyday of the week and not wear out your taste buds.

To cut out the fat and calories, opt for skinless or boneless chicken breasts and low-caloriegourmet recipes. Choose a chicken recipe that uses healthy cooking methods like baking, broiling, roasting, poaching, steaming and sautéing in healthy oils instead of deep-frying. Also use low-fat and healthy ingredients including vegetables, herbs, spices and fruits, and stay away from heavy creams and butter. To fight belly fat, include ingredients high in monounsaturated fatty acids such as nuts, seeds, olives, avocado, and healthy cooking oils. 

Mediterranean
For a quick Mediterranean meal, sauté chopped onions, garlic, and rosemary in olive oil over medium heat in a skillet until tender and add (one-inch) cubed boneless and skinless chicken breasts and season with salt. Cook the chicken until no longer pink, about five to seven minutes then add pitted and sliced Kalamata olives and halved cherry tomatoes. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook for about four minutes more and serve with couscous, rice, bread or quinoa.

Chinese
For a delicious and healthy Chinese-inspired dish, stir-fry sliced chicken breasts together with vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, and bokchoi, and season with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, and sesame oil, garnish with lightly toasted cashews and serve over noodles or rice. You can also add cubed firm tofu and oyster or shiitake mushrooms for a more nutritious dish.

Thai
Make a quick Pad Thai and toss together cooked flat rice noodles together with sautéed chicken breasts, bean sprouts, strips of fried scrambled eggs, chopped peanuts, and fresh cilantro seasoned with fish sauce, peanut butter, sugar, and red chili flakes.

Mexican
Make sizzling Fajitas with leftover cooked chicken breasts for a quick Mexican treat, cooked with olive oil, chopped onions, garlic, red and green bell peppers, and chili powder served with whole-wheat tortillas, nonfat sour cream, salsa, and shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese. 

Italian
For a gourmet Italian pizza that is healthy and delicious, choose whole-wheat dough and top with pesto, goat cheese, Portobello mushrooms, sweet corn, slices of leftover rotisserie chicken and fresh basil.  

More recipe ideas
Other tasty and quick chicken recipes you can try at home are Chicken Spinach Parmesan, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Asian Chicken Salad, Chicken and Vegetable Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken and Mushroom Crepes, Mexicali Chicken, Chicken Flautas, Chicken and White Bean Stew, Chicken Tagine with Olives, Chicken in Red Wine, That-Style Chicken Coconut Curry, Indian Chicken Curry, Narnecue Chicken Chop Salad, Chicken Jambalaya, Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Cajun Chicken with Dirty Rice, Chicken Burgers with Peanut Sauce, Chicken Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts, Tuscan Chicken Pasta, Chicken Cacciatore, Thai Chicken Wraps, Lemon Herb Chicken, and Chicken Avocado and Mango Sandwich.      

Resources:
Women's Health - Low-Fat Chicken Recipes

My name is Katy Cavallero from Toronto, ON Canada and a part time photographer.  Being a good photographer is definitely not easy.  I also joined the staff of a business magazine which was based in London and became a corporate photographer.  I began to shoot projects for a vast number of corporate clients - all of whom wanted to go one better than their rivals.  During free time I create blogs and post contents related to food.  It is my pleasure to share valuable information, knowledge and tips to this blog community. I also love collecting tattoo designs.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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Yikes! Did you know next week is April? Two weeks until spring break! At least two weeks until spring break for my boys... Where has this year gone already? We are officially done with basketball. I was so proud of my oldest son, his team one first place in the championship last weekend! This was the first time playing for both of my kids and they did really well. Go Magic!! Out with basketball and in with baseball! This year my husband isn't coaching so I won't be spending quite as much time at the field raking and so forth but with two competitive little ball players I will probably be sporting a good tan by the time we are done in May. Just in time to move :)  Oh well, change is good.  Now if it will stop snowing so they can actually practice that will be helpful!

I am working through the last few link parties and posting the Fabulous Features! Thank you so much for being patient with me the last little while with my internet struggles and busy life with my kids and work, maybe one day I'll get it all figured out :) I appreciate you! And just wanted to say Thank You so much for partying with me and Joy here @ A Handful of Everything! We love our readers and love the amazing posts you share every week. You are truly FABULOUS!!! 

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