Bacon Wrapped Chicken

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken with
Quinoa with Onion and Peppers

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Got the recipe from a Buzzfeed video…of course I used all organic ingredients. You can watch it here.

bacon wrapped chicken

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Ingredients:

~ organic chicken breasts
~ organic pesto
~ organic bacon
~ organic olive oil
~ organic Italian and bbq seasoning
~ organic apples – cut into cubes

Directions:
~ lay bacon strips on pan
~ make a large slit in  marinated chicken breasts
~ scoop a good amount of pesto into the chicken
~ lay chicken on bacon and wrap bacon all around chicken
~ bake at 350 until chicken is completely cooked. 
 

Quinoa with Onion and Peppers Ingredients:

~ organic quinoa
~ organic onion and peppers
~ organic butter, olive oil, and sesame seed oil
~ organic seasoning of choice

Directions: 

~ follow directions for making quinoa 
~ add butter, olive oil, sesame oil, and seasoning to the water 
~ after adding quinoa to the boiling water, throw in fresh onion and frozen sliced peppers
~ after initial boil, reduce heat to simmer and keep stirring
~ add more butter or sesame seed oil if you prefer 

quinoa with onions and peppersSorry no picture of Anthony eating the dinner, but he LOVED the chicken and quinoa. 

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

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Pesto Chicken Salad

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Pesto Chicken Salad

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Ingredients:

~ organic leftover chicken
~ organic pesto
~ organic shredded cheese
~ organic and NON-GMO mayo
~ organic cooked broccoli
~ organic apples – cut into cubes

chicken salad

Directions:

1. cut up apples and leftover chicken into small cubes
2. scoop in generous amount of pesto and some mayo
3. cut up cooked broccoli
4. mix together
5. sprinkle with cheese if desired.

For variety you can add: feta cheese, blue cheese, walnuts, blueberries, grapes, sliced almonds, or cherry tomatoes, What do you like in your chicken salad? 

AJ LOVED it…he couldn’t eat it fast enough. I had to remind him to slow down. What a great way to use leftovers and eat real food. 

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

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Honey Mustard Chicken Quesadilla

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Honey Mustard Chicken Quesadilla

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Ingredients:

~ organic tortilla wraps
~ organic shredded cheese (blend of your choice)
~ organic leftover chicken (cut into small pieces)
~ organic honey mustard dressing
~ organic green beans (pureed)
~ organic BBQ and Italian blend seasoning
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Directions:

1. puree green beans and cut up leftover chicken
2. place chicken, green beans, seasoning, and honey mustard dressing into small cast iron skillet
3. heat up slowly, as to mix all together
4. In a large cast iron skillet, put one wrap down, sprinkle cheese on top, then add layer of chicken mix, sprinkle on more cheese, then place another wrap on top.
4. After a few minutes, turn wrap over, then remove after a few minutes
5. Repeat with as many wraps as you like
broccoli and chicken quesadilla3AJ LOVED it…not only are quesadillas a big hit, but the added flavor of the honey mustard was perfection. 

broccoli and chicken quesadilla

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

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Turkey Meatloaf with Roasted Veggies



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meatloaf with potatoe and cauliflowerTurkey Meatloaf with Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower

meatloaf with potatoe and cauliflower COLLAGE

Ingredients:

~ organic ground turkey
~ organic ground beef
~ organic olive oil
~ organic Italian, BBQ, and turmeric seasoning
~ organic potatoes
~ organic cauliflower
~ organic egg
~ organic cut garlic, leeks, and chives
~ organic honey mustard dressing

Meatloaf Directions:

1. mix ground turkey and meatloaf with egg, seasoning of choice, and breadcrumbs
2. form meat into two or three loafs and place on oiled cast iron skillet, bake at
3. in a blender mix dressing with garlic, leeks, and chives with water, then set aside
3. bake at 350 degrees for about thirty minutes or until cooked, remove when halfway cooked and pour over dressing mix  and continue cooking. 

Veggies Directions:

1. cut potatoes and mix with cauliflower
2. marinate with olive oil, butter, seasoning of choice
3. broil for ten minutes, then try to turn over as much of the veggies as you can
4. broil for another ten minutes

AJ LOVED it so much he wanted it two nights in a row!!!!meatloaf with potatoe and cauliflower4

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

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<br /><br /><br /><br /> I'm Leah Segedie. After losing 100 lbs, I discovered the meaning of real health. Come join with me and I’ll share it with you.

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Broiled BBQ Chicken and Sesame Asparagus



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Broiled BBQ Chicken and Sesame Asparagus

chicken and aspagrus collage

Ingredients:

~ organic chicken breasts
~ organic asparagus
~ organic butter and olive oil
~ organic Italian and BBQ seasoning
~ organic coconut oil and sesame seed oil
~ organic 

Directions:

1. marinate chicken breasts with BBQ and Italian seasoning rub
2. place chicken in cast iron skillet, cover, and bake at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes
3. then broil chicken to make skin crispy
4. marinate asparagus in sesame seed and coconut oil, sesame seeds, and Italian seasoning.
5. broil asparagus for about fifteen minutes, turning over halfway through. 

AJ does NOT like asparagus at all. He was not buying they were similar to broccoli. Nope, he wanted nothing to do with it…but ate some chicken. 

I LOVED the asparagus and chicken and was all too happy to eat whatever asparagus AJ did not want. 

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

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<br /><br /><br /><br /> I'm Leah Segedie. After losing 100 lbs, I discovered the meaning of real health. Come join with me and I’ll share it with you.

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Tortellini with Roasted Broccoli



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Tortellini with Roasted Broccoli

tortelinni with roasted broccoli collage

Ingredients:

~ organic cheese tortellini
~ organic whole broccoli cut into small pieces including the stems
~ organic butter and olive oil
~ organic Italian seasoning
~ organic buns and ketchup

Directions:

1. boil tortellini according to directions
2. coat broccoli in olive oil and seasoning of choice, then bake at 350 for ten minutes
3. then broil broccoli for twenty minutes, mixing the broccoli and turning them over after ten minutes
3. mix the tortellini and broccoli and extra melted butter and olive oil

A BIG HIT! Plus it’s versatile, you can add any veggie of your choice or mix a few together.  

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

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Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken

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Say what? Roasted chicken in a slow cooker? No way! YES  WAY! Other recipes called for putting a roasting rack in your slow cooker, I didn’t have one. Then I found THIS recipe from Family Fresh MealsAll I had to do was put 4 tin foil balls on the bottom of the slow cooker and put my chicken on top.  SUPER EASY

whole chicken

The first thing I did was remove the chicken from its original bag, put in in my own freezer bag with olive oil, water, and seasoning of choice. Make sure you get seasoning in the chicken too. Then I popped it in the freezer. Days later when I decided to make it, I took it out of the freezer…the seasoning marinated into the chicken as it defrosted.

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Ingredients:

~ organic whole chicken
~ organic potatoes
~ organic carrots
~ organic couscous
~ organic butter and olive oil (amount depends on preference)
~ organic coconut oil (amount depends on preference)
~ organic Italian seasoning (amount depends on preference)

Directions Chicken:

1. place four tin foil balls on bottom of slow cooker, pour 1/2 cup water in, and place chicken on top. (Rub on extra seasoning if you choose)
2. Turn on slow cooker to high for six hours
3. When chicken is done,, place in pan or cast iron skillet carefully, and broil for ten minutes on each side to make sure skin is crispy.

Directions Veggies and Couscous:

1. Cut potatoes and veggies, coat generously in oils and seasoning, place in oven and bake for ten minutes at 350 degrees.
2. Then broil veggies for another 10/15 minutes to preference. Make sure to turn over and mix veggies so both sides get equally broiled.
3. Boil couscous according to directions, add butter, olive oil and seasoning for flavor.  (I buy it from the bulk section at Whole Foods and only get what I need for the week).

What a tasty and flavorful meal! So easy or a weekend, then you have leftovers for the week. 

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/      http://foodbabe.com/

<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> I'm Leah Segedie. After losing 100 lbs, I discovered the meaning of real health. Come join with me and I’ll share it with you.

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Broccoli, Beans, and Rice



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Broccoli, Beans, and Rice

broccoli and bean with rice cover

Rice meals are a big hit with AJ, because it’s versatile, hearty, and filling. The best part is they make great leftovers: quesadillas (shown below), add to soup, throw on nachos, mix into eggs for a great breakfast, or throw them in enchiladas.

What do you do with your leftover rice and beans dinner?

Ingredients:

~ organic broccoli (one head chopped into small pieces)
~ organic and NON-GMO canned kidney beans (1 can)
~ organic rice (1 cup dry)
~ organic butter and olive oil (amount depends on preference)
~ organic Italian seasoning (amount depends on preference)

Directions:

1. Boil rice according to directions, add butter, olive oil and seasoning for flavor.  (I buy it from the bulk section at Whole Foods and only get what I need for the week).
2. Then turn down heat and simmer rice, adding more seasoning and butter if you prefer.
3. Add 1/2 cup extra water and add canned (drained) beans and chopped broccoli

4. Mix all the ingredients and cover to continue simmering
5. Continue checking every ten minutes until all the water has been absorbed and rice is soft. Mix and fluff with fork. 
6. Remove from heat and serve 

Sprinkle cheese on top for extra flavor. 

LEFTOVERS: Quesadillas

quesadilla collage

Ingredients

~ organic tortillas (I used white tortillas, because whole wheat doesn’t always agree with me)
~ shredded cheese of choice
~ leftover rice, beans, and veggies

Directions

1. Place tortilla on heated cast iron skillet
2. Layer shredded cheese, then the leftover rice, beans, and broccoli, then another layer of cheese
3. Top with another tortilla. 
4. After five minutes carefully flip over, the cheese will have melted all the ingredients into the tortilla. 
5. Remove from heat when cooked, slice into sections and serve. 

I can put anything in a quesadilla an AJ will eat it up. 

How do you get your kids to eat leftovers?

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/       http://foodbabe.com/

<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
I'm Leah Segedie. After losing 100 lbs, I discovered the meaning of real health. Come join with me and I’ll share it with you.

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Burgers, Fries, and Roasted Veggies

All recipes and meals are made with organic, real food and/or NON-GMO products.

Yes, there are some changes with my food posts and formats and my little guy’s name. Read here to get the full details.

real food mealsBurgers, Fries, and Roasted Veggies

roasted veggies collage

Ingredients:

~ organic potatoes (cut into strips)
~ organic veggie mix of your choice
~ organic ground beef mixed with cheese and bacon
~ organic Italian seasoning
~ organic buns and ketchup

Directions:

1. mix veggies and potatoes (separately) in olive oil and seasoning
2. Place potatoes and veggies in separate pans and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, then switch to boil to properly crisp them dry the oil. Instead of them being soggy they will be tasty and crispy!
3. grill the burgers to your liking. I prefer mine medium, while Tony prefers medium well.

AJ ate the smaller version of the burger, normally he HATES burgers. I explained that these smaller burgers are just for kids. It’s like eating a meatball in a sandwich. He believed every word and ate it up! (UPDATE) we tried to feed him a small burger this past weekend, and it was no-go. Him eating one was just a fluke! 

The roasted veggies and fries were PERFECTION!  

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

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Real Food Meal – Raviolis and Green Beans in Butter Sauce

All recipes and meals are made with organic, real food and/or NON-GMO products.

AJ still an omnivore. You may notice me referring to Dino as AJ from now on. As he is getting older, I think its time my blog grew with him. While the name of this blog won’t change, his will. So why AJ? Well I feel it’s a bit older than Dino, close to his real name while allowing for continued anonymity. 

Yes I am changing this format. Instead of posting all the meals I make in a week, I am going to feature one per post. It will save me time and allow me to share more with you. What do you think?  

Raviolis and Green Beans in Butter Sauce

raviolis collage

Ingredients:

~ organic raviolis
~ organic green beans
~ organic butter
~ organic Italian seasoning

Directions:

 

1. boil raviolis in water with some butter and salt
2. bake seasoned green beans in oven until cooked but still a bit hard
3. mix together when all cooked, add butter and melted coconut oil
4. Serve and enjoy

AJ LOVED the meal especially when you can stuff your face with ravioli and make funny faces. 

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

http://foodbabe.com/ http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

LINKING UP WITH:

 

Mini Van Dreams http://www.jugglingrealfoodandreallife.com