Recipe: BLT Chicken Lettuce Cups

BLT Chicken Lettuce Cups on 100 Days of #RealFood

I’ve got a new recipe for you that is so easy and so good, AND it’s a great way to get a reluctant family member to eat their lettuce. :) My family scarfed down these BLT Chicken Lettuce Cups, and I loved how it took no time to make (or clean up).

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Recipe: Potato and Cauliflower Chowder

Potato and Cauliflower Chowder on 100 Days of #RealFood

I’ve got a yummy and hearty new soup recipe for you that’s SO easy to make! And the best part is that this Potato and Cauliflower Chowder recipe makes enough for leftovers (unless you’re cooking for an extra big family, of course).

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Video: How to Make a Perfect Grilled Cheese!

Perfect Grilled Cheese on 100 Days of #RealFood

I bet you didn’t know you’ve been making grilled cheese wrong all this time. There are two tricks – First, is a key ingredient that I bet you aren’t using nearly enough of and the second is a secret ingredient that takes this classic sandwich from good to amazing!

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How To Make The Perfect Salad

How To Make The Perfect Salad on 100 Days of #RealFood

It recently dawned on me that almost all the salads I like these days have a combination of toppings from three specific categories: fruit (or dried fruit), nuts (or seeds), and cheese. It’s no secret how much I love cheese.

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Recipe: Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs from 100 Days of #RealFood

Both my kids like hard boiled eggs, but it never fails—they just won’t eat the yolk (and it’s kind of hard to blame them). That is, unless I make egg salad or deviled eggs with them. Then magically, nothing goes to waste! Here’s a real food version of deviled eggs (i.e. sans highly processed store bought mayo) that would be perfect for school lunches or Easter brunch this weekend. And I must know, does anyone else’s kids call these “Doubled Eggs?” Enjoy!

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Recipe: Chicken and Wild Rice Slow Cooker Soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Slow Cooker Soup from 100 Days of #RealFood

Oh, how I love hearty real food slow cooker recipes that don’t require any advance cooking! So here’s another one to add to your repertoire. And my kids especially loved it when I packed this chicken and wild rice soup in their school lunch, so be sure to freeze the leftovers in individual portions, making it easy for you to do the same.

Also, this recipe is one of those that is rather flexible, so here are some variations to meet your needs:

Don’t like celery? Substitute carrots.
Don’t like mushrooms? Omit them from the recipe.
On a tight budget? Use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts.
Short on time? Buy pre-sliced mushrooms.
Like being thrifty? Make and use homemade stock.
Too busy to cook during the week? Make this over the weekend and you can count on leftovers.


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Recipe: Sour Cream and Onion Chicken Salad

Sour Cream and Onion Chicken Salad from 100 Days of #RealFood

I’ve tried making chicken salad all different ways (even using the dreaded processed store bought mayo), and my older daughter has always claimed that she “doesn’t like chicken salad.” Well, that girl changed her mind super fast when one day I introduced this combination: Sour Cream and Onion Chicken Salad! This stuff is good with crackers, veggies, pretzels, and even just by itself. Trust me. Give it a go and you’ll see what all the fuss is about!

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Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Vegetable Soup (with barley)

Creamy Mushroom Vegetable Soup from 100 Days of #RealFood

How about warming yourself up on this cold winter day with some hearty, rich mushroom vegetable soup? There are three reasons I love this recipe. (1) If you buy fresh mushrooms already sliced, it’s as “easy as pie” to make. (2) The pearl barley that’s added turns this soup into a filling, one dish meal that you can eat for dinner without having to make anything else. (3) It’s just plain delicious!

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Recipe: Broccoli Cheese Soup (with bacon!)

Broccoli Cheese Soup from 100 Days of #RealFood

If you are looking for creative ways to serve up vegetables, then this right here is your answer! Please do me a favor though and don’t lie to your reluctant eaters about the veggies in this dish. If you want to wait until after they gobble it up, that is fine, but please make it known that the deliciousness in this soup is broccoli (and cheese and bacon or course!). And when cheese and bacon are involved, it’s hard to go wrong. :) Enjoy!

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