Lemon Chicken Ricotta Pasta

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It’s nap time!!!!  This is the time I wait for everyday and when all things line up perfectly, it’s magic.  Both girls are asleep, the house is quiet and I’ve got the new John Mayer CD playing (which is AMAZING – not on board with his falandering but man, he can play guitar).  This recipe… 

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Whole Wheat Spinach White Pizza

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I love making homemade pizzas, especially white pizza!  White pizza is a little off the beaten path and fancy enough to make when guests come over minus the hard work and expensive ingredients.  It’s gotta be the ricotta that makes it so yummy.  It’s rising on my favorite cheeses list b/c of its subtlety.  Ricotta… 

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Baked Mustard Chicken

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This is a staple meal in our house!  It’s cheap, easy, delicious and kid-friendly.  I think the panko crisps up better than breadcrumbs and it’s a healthier alternative to chicken cutlets traditionally dipped in eggs and flour and cooked in oil on the stovetop. I serve the chicken up with baked sweet potatoes and a salad…. 

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Whole Wheat Strawberry Coconut Breakfast Bars

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I woke up dreaming about this recipe last night!  You know there’s a problem when you can’t wait to wake up and blog about a recipe you dreamt up the night before.  The combo of strawberries and coconut just sounded delish.  They are a breakfast bar with no refined sugar so they shouldn’t taste super… 

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Blueberry Peach Green Smoothie

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I realize I’m a little late to the whole green smoothie thing. My husband jumped on the train a couple of months ago and I was all like, “this is nasty.” Then I decided to take a taste and I’ve never looked back. It’s such a great way to pack a punch into your breakfast…. 

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Bananas w/ Maple Syrup Whipping Cream

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Do you have dessert every night? My husband and I have tried using self control in this area but to no avail. So we attempt to make healthy desserts to satisfy our sweet tooth. Ahhh…this dessert is perfection! There is nothing better than fresh whipped cream and when you add maple syrup it becomes AMAZING…. 

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Tomato & Cucumber Barley Salad w/ Lemon Honey Dressing

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Summer is almost over!  How can it be?  It just started.  I’m mourning the loss of awesome family vacations and extra help from my husband who works with college students and has a more flexible schedule in the summer.  So in an effort to hold on to the last few summer days, I made a… 

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