Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf
Degree of Difficulty: 2
Mess Factor: 3
I am pretty sure I have mentioned it before, but I LOVE easy prep meals and meatloaf is almost always easy prep. Meatloaf is actually one of my favorite dishes and I love experimenting with different flavor combinations. I decided to try out this recipe, found on Pinterest, but double it and place one loa
Since I could not find ground chicken at the local Meijer, I used ground turkey instead. I was also too lazy to measure out all of the individual spices, so I subbed with 1 1/2 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning. Finally, I really didn't feel like dealing with an onion, so I left out the grated onion entirely. Can you tell I am getting really lazy?
I wish I had a picture of the finished product, but this dish went so fast in my house I wasn't able to get a picture! This is a really easy and really tasty recipe that we will definitely be making again and I would recommend anyone try. Best part, we told my daughter it was meatballs and she actually seemed to enjoy it!
Cheez It Chicken Tenders
Degree of Difficulty: 4
Mess Factor: 6
This recipe was inspired by my friend, Crystal. She suggested covering chicken tenderloins in plain Greek yogurt, then rolling in cheese and crushed Ritz crackers. I'm not a huge fan of Ritz crackers, but I love cheese so we used Cheez Its instead. This is really easy and when the girls get a little older, I think this would be a fun dish for them to help with. After rolling in Greek yogurt and crushed up Cheez Its, I popped them in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. They were really crunchy on top, but a little soggy on the bottom, so it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to flip these halfway through the cooking.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Blondies
Degree of Difficulty: 3
Mess Factor: 3
A friend of mine, Molly, writes a blog about healthy eating, working out, and everyday life. If you are interested in checking it out (it's one of my fave blogs to read), you can find her at Wine and Workouts. In one of her past posts, she talked about making healthy brownies with a recipe from a blog titled, Chocolate Covered Katie. I checked out this blog and became hooked! I checked the pantry and decided I had enough ingredients to try out her healthy chocolate chip blondies.
You may have seen one of the Pinterest pins for healthy chocolate chip cookie dough dip made with chickpeas. If so, this is probably the blog from which that recipe was pinned. The blondie recipe used chick peas as well as peanut butter to create the blondie base. All of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, were thrown together in a food processor and blended until smoothish.
I have plenty more recipe to try out this week and weekend including some fun breakfast pancakes and grilling recipes for Mother's Day!