Paleo One Pan Italian Chicken

School started today. I’m pretty sure all the moms in my neighbor let out a sigh of relief mixed with a twinge of stress. Sure, we get back on a regular schedule now but that schedule gets infinitely busier thanks to homework, after school activities and all the other stuff that comes along with school starting for the year. It makes the regular stuff like cooking dinner just a little bit more difficult. Thankfully, we can all embrace one pot meals like this paleo one pan Italian chicken to make dinner go a little smoother.

Paleo One Pan Italian Chicken

Paleo One Pot Italian Chicken is the perfect meal for busy nights or when you don't want to get a lot of dishes dirty!

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Thai Peanut Rice Bowl

I am excited to share one of my favorite new recipes using Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Have I told you yet that school starts here on Monday? Can you tell I’m a little stressed thinking about it. I’m looking over our calendar and I can feel at least 10 new gray hairs popping up. I’ve gotten used to a laid back schedule where dinner could take awhile to make and no one really cared. That all changes come Monday because we add in homework, gymnastics, dance and so much more into our evening schedule. Good thing I have items like Minute® Ready to Serve Rice to turn to so I can still create delicious dinners like a Thai peanut rice bowl in the limited amount of time I have.

Thai Peanut Rice Bowls are the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal option. Meatless Monday has never tasted so good.

A Thai Peanut Rice bowl is the perfect dinner option when you need something quick and easy but still want it to taste delicious.

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Bacon Avocado Crostini

**I know we usually do Paleo Mondays but, to be honest, vacation kicked my butt! So, enjoy this delicious crostini recipe instead and we’ll get back to the paleo goodness next week!**

So, we totally buy our avocados at Costco. When you have a five year old who eats 1-2 per day, you need to buy in bulk. But, sometimes he just isn’t feeling it and we are left with a bunch of avocados and no idea what to do with them. We can only eat so much guacamole after all. I was having friends over recently and decided to put them to good use by making bacon avocado crostini.

Bacon, Avocado and Tomato Crostini

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TBT: Easy Mustard Chicken Recipe

It has been awhile since I did a TBT recipe but I was registering my daughter for dance and gymnastics for the fall (yes, I am insane) and realized how busy our weeknights are going to be. I know I am not the only one in that boat so I wanted to share one of my favorites: an easy mustard chicken recipe.

Easy Mustard Chicken is the perfect weeknight meal. It cooks super fast and tastes amazing.

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One Pot Queso Pasta

I am so excited to partner with CansGetYouCooking.com to share with you one of my new favorite recipes! Even though this content is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

We’re staring down the beginning of the school year here with less than 2 weeks to go. It has me all kinds of stressed thinking about the hectic weeknights to come that are filled with homework, after school activities and more. Of course, we have to fit dinner in there somewhere which is where awesome meals like one pot queso pasta earn their keep.

One Pot Queso Pasta is an easy and delicious meal that is virtually hands off for the cooking time leaving your free to take of all the other busy weeknight stuff.

One Pot Queso Pasta is an easy and delicious meal that is virtually hands off for the cooking time leaving your free to take of all the other busy weeknight stuff.

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1 Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

1 Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

I’ve recently cut out all refined sugar from my diet. Once I set my mind to it (and saw the lbs start to drop off!) it was easier than I had initially thought. But, it’s summer, and I would still like to enjoy an ice cream every so often. 
I’ve seen this recipe for 1 ingredient banana ice cream on Pinterest for a while now and have been dying to give it a try. I wasn’t sure that it would really taste like ice cream but BOY was I wrong! It’s also a great way to use up those over-ripe bananas…there’s only so much banana bread you can eat!

1 ingredient banana ice cream
1 ingredient banana ice cream

This couldn’t be easier to make: You want to use 4 or 5  over-ripe bananas (the browner they are, the sweeter the ice cream will  be!).

1 ingredient banana ice cream

Peel them and slice. Place the slices on a plate and freeze overnight. Then, all you have to do is blend them up in  food processor/blender until thick and creamy!

Now, in the spirit of being sharing, I’m going to let you know that I froze my bananas whole with the skins still ON. Don’t do this, they are impossible to peel once they are frozen!! You could peel first, then freeze but I reckon slicing them up first would make the process a whole lot easier. 

1 ingredient banana ice cream

1 ingredient banana ice cream

If you want to serve it right out of the blender, expect a “soft-serve” consistency. To make it a bit more solid, pop in a freezer-proof container and chill for at least 2 hours. 

1 ingredient banana ice cream

Who knew that pureed frozen bananas were so thick and creamy!? Honestly, if you love ice cream and bananas then you will adore this. It’s Paleo friendly, dairy free, (added) sugar free and a great guilt-free treat for both kids and adults alike. Feeling adventurous? Once you’ve mastered this version, don’t be afraid to experiment! I’m going to add almond butter to my next batch :-)

 

One Pot Chicken and Kale

One pot meals are my favorite. They really make it easy to get dinner done without a lot of dishes to clean up in the aftermath. On a lot of weeknights, I end up being the one to get the dishes in the dishwasher so I appreciate any little bit of help I can get. My favorite dish right now is paleo one pot chicken and kale.

One Pot Chicken and Kale

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Spinach Artichoke Turkey Sandwich

I am excited to work with Sara Lee® Bread to bring you this recipe and fun idea for school lunches. While this post was sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

In just a few short weeks we will be headed back to school. It means lots of activities, homework and of course, back to packing lunches each day. I do my best to change up what the kids get in their lunches so they actually want to eat them. One of my newest sandwiches for lunches is a spinach artichoke turkey sandwich.

Spinach Artichoke Turkey Sandwich

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Paleo Pork Pineapple Stir Fry

Happy Paleo Monday! Did you survive the weekend? As I mentioned in Friday’s party post, we held birthday parties for both of my kids over the weekend so I am exhausted. It is days like that make me so glad that I meal plan. Oh, and makes me thankful for recipes like paleo pork pineapple stir fry.

Paleo Pork Stir Fry with Pineapple

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Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Salad

August is always so crazy hot and humid here. The sticky weather makes it hard to think about eating anything that requires cooking. I tend to turn to salads all the time because they are cool and refreshing. I always want some protein with my salad too but hate the idea of heating up the kitchen to cook it. This grilled chipotle shrimp salad is the perfect solution because it requires almost no cooking and tastes amazing!

This chipotle shrimp salad is the perfect hot weather lunch option.

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