Honey Garlic Pork Chops

Ingredients: -1/4 + 1/8 cup honey -3 tbsp soy sauce -6 cloves garlic, minced -6 pork loin chops, boneless, trimmed of excess fat, 4 oz each   Directions: In a shallow dish, whisk together honey, soy sauce and garlic. Coat chops in mixture. Reserve left over honey mixture for basting. Place chops on greased grill over med high heat, close lid and cook. basting 2...
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Quick and Easy Pizza Pitas

Ingredients: -Whole wheat pita -Jar of spaghetti sauce -Mozzarella cheese Optional toppings: -grilled chicken -peppers (green or red) -jalapenos -onion -fresh spinach -pineapple -tomatoes -mushrooms -etc. (get creative with toppings, but try to keep them healthy–so no peperoni or sausage!)   Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Place aluminum foil on cookie sheet. Simply place pita on...
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Top Favorite, ‘prepare once then reheat’ meals:

1. Chili The cool thing about this is that chili can be altered to fit whatever you have on hand.  So there is a basic style, which is quicker and only has a few ingredients, the other is deluxe. The thing I like to do is make a big batch, (make it spicy!), and then freeze it in old cottage cheese containers.  Then I have my perfect serving size and it is ready to go, no mess, no fuss, just a...
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Sandwiches

My biggest key for quick, solid meals is prep time before the meal, like the night before. Otherwise, sandwiches will become your staple. However, there are enough ways to change a “boring lunch” into a meal to look forward to!   Tips: -To change things up, try making your favorite sandwich on bagel instead of sliced bread. -You can also use a pita or tortilla. -Be sure to use...
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Dinner Meatballs

*Here is one that is for dinner (takes longer to cook), it needs to be warm, but it is really good.*   Ingredients: -0.5-1 lb. lean ground meat -1 can crushed tomatoes -olive oil -mozzarella cheese cut into 1/2 inch cubes -1/2 c fresh parsley -2 eggs -1 onion chopped -4 cloves garlic minced -salt and pepper   Directions: Mix meat, parsley, 1/2 of the onion and garlic, eggs and salt and...
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Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies What you do is take a box mix of brownies and a can of black beans.  Dump the whole can, the beans/juice, into the blender and puree.  Then mix the bean puree with the brownie mix. Do not add any oil or eggs. The only two ingredients are the beans and the brownie mix. Lastly, bake according to the box directions. Okay, I didn’t believe these brownies were actually...
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