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I don’t give you all recipes very often but when I do you can guarantee that they will meet my three requirements.

1.  Super Delish
2.  Healthy or Healthier
3.  Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

When I ran across a recipe for “Spinach Artichoke Chicken” that is….get this….under 300 calories I was all kinds of down.  I may or may not have started drooling immediately.  The best part was, I had almost all the ingredients ready and waiting.  Like it was meant to be.

So I made it. yummy spinach artichoke chicken And I have made it twice since then.
Now I want you to make it….too pushy?

Ok, how about I think you’ll really like it and should maybe give it a try my grasshopper.

Here is what you will need: throw it all in there – 2 cups spinach
– 1/2 cup onion (you can skip it if you are anti-onion)
– 3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
-1 tablespoon fat-free mayonnaise
– 2 artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
– 1 tablespoon reduced-fat Parmesan cheese
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 2 raw boneless skinless chicken breast
– salt and pepper if you want

Go ahead and lay out four sheets of foil and spray them with some non-stick spray.  Heat your oven to 375 degrees.  Now go on a hunt for your non-stick skillet….oh how I long for an organized kitchen.  Now you are ready to cook your spinach until it wilts which usually takes about three minutes.

Did I mention I never cooked before I met Tim?
Now I want to be all Suzie-Homemaker-ish.

So for all you girls in the same boat, I want to warn you about spinach. beware The first time I tried to cook spinach I was making a homemade greek pizza.  When I went to the store I grabbed about 20 leaves of spinach.  By the time I cooked it all up it covered about one slice of pizza, so fill your bag ladies.  Then you can use leftovers for tasty smoothies. the good stuff Now you basically take everything else and mix it all together in a bowl and throw it in the microwave.  Voila…healthy spinach dip. prep the chicken After you get all the good stuff layered into your foil, you are ready to roll that foil up.  The foil traps all the juiciness in with the chicken. final preps Once you have your foil packets all wrapped up, throw it in the oven for 25 minutes.  I am also tucking this recipe away for camping season, throw your packets over the fire and call it dinner.  Make sure when you pull these bad boys out you cut a slit in the foil to let all the steam out.  Please don’t burn yourself trying to get to the goodness. yummmmm I throw a piece of Havarti cheese over the top and serve it with broccoli and carrots…bringing the whole meal in at just under 400 calories.
Bonus…it is oh so tasty.

What have you all been cooking up lately?


Written by Christina and Tim

This week is a little near and dear to my heart.

I also think it is perfect for anyone that was going strong on their New Years resolutions, but Super Bowl maybe crushed the whole “I am eating so great these pounds better fall of soon” dreams.

And by the way, for anyone that HAS kept their resolutions going strong…
where is our parade?
Seriously, I have not had a soda or a fingernail since 2012 and I think that deserves a blimp and marching band or something.

Stepping off the soapbox now.
I don’t like to share this often but it’s been a part of my life for a few years now.

I have high blood pressure.

It runs in the family, but my love of Mexican food doesn’t help.
I have tried to get it under control without medication for quite sometime, and I am doing well but I really want it to be super-extra-ultra good before I try to do the whole let’s-grow-a-human-inside-of-me thing.  Don’t get excited mom, we still have a few years.  I figure I better start now.

A lot of health issues face me in my future, and as I get a little older everyday I realize I need to take action now.  Bring on the veggies. monday matter I know it is really easy to run to Taco Bell for dinner when you busy.
Trust me, I know.

Let’s make a deal….no Taco Bell tonight okay.

shockers I mean, I am sure we all know that America is known as obesity capital of the world.  But did you know that we spend $66 billion annually for high blood pressure.  I gotta say, I don’t want to be a part of that. take action Let’s do this.  I am here for you mmmkay.

Written by Christina and Tim