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Guilt Free: Thai Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps

Recently I purchased the Gourmet Nutrition Cookbook on a recommendation from my personal trainer.  He said there were some amazing recipes that even *I* could master… I chose not to take offense to that. :)  One that he pointed out in particular was Thai Ground Beef – a meal that you can enjoy any time during the day and not feel guilty about it since it is low in calories and fa, but high in protein.  I decided to give it a shot … and we all fell completely in love with it.

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Guilty: Cube Steak Parmesan Recipe

Last week when I was at the store, Winn Dixie was having a great sale on cube steak – a meat I just learned how to cook recently in the Crock Pot.   But I wanted to try something different this time and headed over to Google to see what I could find.  Since I had so much fun last week with the Mexican Chicken Casserole and literally just throwing things in that I had on hand, I wanted to do the same with this – but I needed some inspiration.  The one recipe I kept seeing over and over was Cube Steak Parmesan.  Now I have never even tried Chicken Parmesan so I decided to give it a shot.  The family LOVED it.  Mike moreso than anyone and he is hard to please.

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Guilty: Pizza Lasagna Casserole

Mike’s favorite food in the whole world is Pizza.   When I met him he literally did not have a single thing to eat in his house besides frozen pizzas.   Ahh, my darling bachelor.   I, however, am not a fan of pizza, and really have to be in the right mood for it… and even then I only want it like twice a year.  Lasagna, on the other hand, I can eat all day every day.  Just call me Garfield….. wait, did I just show my age?

So, in a wonderful experiment gone deliciously right, I put the two together in a mash of cheesy goodness hoping they would pair together as well as my love and I have… and they did.   This is a meal that Mike loved, *I* loved, and the girls begged for seconds.

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Guilt Free: Hamburger Stroganoff

This is the classic Hamburger Helper Stroganoff recipe! Yet it’s with out all the additives and preservatives that come from the boxed meal. Taking only 30-40 minutes to cook and prepared with whole wheat noodles and Greek plain yogurt, this recipe is sure to satisfy your hunger and keeps the calories low!Hamburger Stroganoff, Hamburger Helper Stroganoff Recipe, Beef Stroganoff, Stroganoff, Hamburger Stroganoff Cream of Mushroom Soup, Hamburger Stroganoff Greek Yogurt, Hamburger Stroganoff Wheat Noodles, Beef Stroganoff Cream of Mushroom Soup, Beef Stroganoff Greek Yogurt, Beef Stroganoff Wheat Noodles, hamburger helper recipe from scratch stroganoff,

Guilty: CrockPot Cube Steak

I had never purchased “cube steak” before in my life until this week. In fact I never even had the desire to – with my weird aversion to meat nothing even sounded remotely appetizing about “cube steak.” Plus everything I had heard compared the cut of meat to a shoe sole, so I just overlooked it at the store.

Wow was I wrong.  It isnt pretty…. but its amazing!

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Guilty: CrockPot Taco Chili

A few months ago we went to Wednesday Night Supper at church where they were serving “Taco Chili” – I nearly turned on my heels and left. I didn’t think that even SOUNDED appetizing. It isn’t that I don’t like tacos or chili… I just never would have put them together in one bowl. However, since my friends were there and the girls were “starving” we stayed. I have to admit – it was AWESOME. Like, I was considering getting seconds.

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