Tag Archives: dinner

20 Min Dinner, Baked Ziti

Posted on 28. Mar, 2013 in Food

Around our launchpad, we are either eating dinner at 5:00 pm to get to all our sports and activities or at 8:00 pm. Either way, we are always looking for quick, healthy and yummy dinners. Check this one out: Easy Baked Ziti with Tomatos, Spinach and (possibly) meatballs!  (more…)

Weekly Tips for June 18, 2012

Posted on 18. Jun, 2012 in Uncategorized

MORE SUMMER FUN

Summer is in full swing and our launch pad has a full agenda! Surf camp, All Star Baseball, swim parties, family visits, friends over and a trip to the desert. We have come up with some more fun things to do with your kids this summer. If you haven’t (more…)

Weekly Tips for May 21, 2012

Posted on 20. May, 2012 in Uncategorized

Where does the time go? It seems like last week we were just talking about our New Year’s Resolutions, candy or not for Valentine’s Day! Now it is time to get ready for SUMMER! The most (2nd) wonderful time of the year! Working on the annual SUMMERTIME FUN FOR FAMILIES. It should be ready first of June, check back. There will also be a Mom’s Camp list that a friend put together that is phenomenal! Stay tuned…  (more…)

Edamame Succotash with Chicken, Zucchini and Avocado

Posted on 20. May, 2012 in Food

This is a great recipe for family dinner, left over lunch or let it chill and serve cold!

• 3 large tomatoes, cut into 1″ wedges

• 2 T Italian blend olive oil

• Course salt and ground pepper

• 2 small zucchini, diced

• 2 cups corn kernels (about 3 ears)

• 2 cups frozen edamame

• 1 rotisserie chicken (remove skin and bones; shred meat)

• 1 avocado (halved, pitted, peeled and sliced thin)

• 3 oz crumbled cheese (goat cheese or feta)

In a large bowl, toss tomatoes with one tablespoon of Italian blend olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

In a large skillet, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add zucchini and season with salt and pepper. Cook – stirring frequently until slightly soft, about 4 minutes. Add corn and edamame and cook until corn is cooked through and edamame are soft, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Divide the mixture among four plates. Top with avocado and cheese; garnish with tomatoes. Serves four.

 

Earth Day Tips for the week of April 22, 2012.

Posted on 23. Apr, 2012 in Uncategorized

Go Green, Save the Earth, Learn the 3 R’s.

Everyone wants to fulfil these slogans, but how do you start? Everyone knows to resuse and recycle. Don’t use plastic bags, be sure bring your bags into the store. Recycle your cans and water bottles. Don’t use styrofoam. What else can you do? (more…)

Still Loving Quinoa — New Protein Salad

Posted on 01. Apr, 2012 in Food

Tomato, Avocado, and Basil Quinoa Salad (more…)

Tips to Help with Household Chores

Posted on 26. Mar, 2012 in Uncategorized

GREAT TIPS:

Reheat Pizza

Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works. (more…)

Stuffed Zucchini Boats — Ahoy!!

Posted on 11. Mar, 2012 in Food

Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 30 min (more…)

Weekly Tips for February 5, 2012

Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 in Uncategorized

February is a short month with lots going on; Groundhog Day (more winter), Super Bowl Sunday (Monday recovery is painful), Valentine’s Day (no pressure there), President’s Weekend (have to plan something fun and exciting for the kids) and Mardi Gras (another temptation).

This week’s tips are for you to remain calm and stress free with all of these events on your busy schedule. (more…)

Soup and Salad are your friend, right? Wrong!

Posted on 17. Jan, 2012 in Food

Soup and salad are everyone’s “go to” healthy food, not necessarily. Just because you are ordering or eating a soup or salad, you are not being “healthy”. Some salads are over 800 calories when you add dressing, bacon, avocado, cheese, croutons and fried chicken. Soup is a great warming healthy food, only if you read the package or know what is in it. Look at these soups next time you are out or shopping. Remember cream, butter, half and half and anything rich are going to kill your “healthy” choice.