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Lower Sodium Teriyaki Quinoa-Meatballs

If you follow us on Instagram you know that we LOVE “snacks for dinner” and have this meal at least weekly. We usually do a variety of apps, veggies, and fruit. I try and make a different appetizer each week and this week feature some Asian-inspired quinoa-meatballs. Hope you enjoy them as much as we… Continue reading Lower Sodium Teriyaki Quinoa-Meatballs

Appetizers · Kids · Main Dishes · Recipes · Snacks

Creamy Black Bean and Chicken Taquitos

I originally had every intention of making these taquitos vegetarian with just utilizing black beans, however, we had leftover chicken from early this week and it was a GREAT addition to this recipe. This recipe is inexpensive, easy, and was well accepted by the family- yay! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.… Continue reading Creamy Black Bean and Chicken Taquitos

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Andrew’s First Post!

Hey ‘Oven Lifers- Andrew here, Amanda’s lesser half.  We’ve decided that I should pitch-in on the blog and provide another perspective for followers.  Like Amanda, I’m a full-time parent with a full-time job so I’m on the same journey to find balance and success in both areas. Unlike Amanda, I haven’t always been the greatest… Continue reading Andrew’s First Post!

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Leftover Spinach-Artichoke Dip Chicken

I hope you enjoyed my healthier-version of spinach-artichoke dip.  So what to do with your leftovers?  Make spinach-artichoke dip chicken, of course!  Enjoy this yummy recipe and make ahead for easy lunches (reheats well!). All you need: Leftover spinach-artichoke dip chicken.  Will need about 1 cup. 2 boneless, skinless chicken, halved Optional: jalapeños All you… Continue reading Leftover Spinach-Artichoke Dip Chicken

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Healthier Spinach-Artichoke Dip

We are a big football family here (Skol Vikings) and are gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday and looking for healthier options to snack on during game time.  Here is a super easy, quick, and healthier spinach-artichoke dip!  Serve with veggies or whole grain crackers. All you need: 1 (8 ounce) brick of non-fat cream… Continue reading Healthier Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Recipes · Snacks

Buffalo chicken cucumber snackers!

My husband and I enjoy playing board games and cards once the kiddos go to bed (wild….I know). Using our leftover shredded chicken, I whipped up these buffalo chicken cucumber snackers. Enjoy! All you need: -1 cucumber sliced -Approximately 1 cup shredded chicken -Bleu cheese crumbles -Buffalo sauce All you do: 1. Top cucumber with… Continue reading Buffalo chicken cucumber snackers!

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4th of July Layered Mocktails (and cocktails)!

Every July, we make layered mocktails in my kids cooking class- they are a hit!  Making layered drinks are simple.  The key is to look at the sugar content.  Look at the nutrition facts label and choose three different drinks with increasing sugar content (such as 10g, 20g, and 30g).  The sugar content affects the… Continue reading 4th of July Layered Mocktails (and cocktails)!