Recipe Box, Favorite Not Guilty Recipes

 

I was on a “staycation” last week,

not cooking, not tablescaping, not entertaining...

Using these first few weeks of January to recharge

 

 

 

 

I have been catching up on doing my favorite things

like getting back to drawing every day for

the Doodlewash January challenge

 

 

 

 

DD requested needlepoint stockings for herself and husband NG

She wants an angel on hers and a Santa on his

 

 

 

 

I have to get going quickly to have them stitched and finished by next Christmas,

It looks like it will be Christmas around here all year long

Fa la la!

 

 

 

 

 

HHjr has been cooking like crazy,

so I’m a little behind on my recipe bucket list this month

Today I’d like to reshare some of my favorite not guilty recipes

to start off 2020 in a healthy way!

 

Need an appetizer or a nibble?

Try these fast & cheesy zucchini bites

 

Zucchini Frico

 

 

 

Craving pizza?

Try this all veggie pizza with a zucchini crust

 

Zucchini Crust Veggie Pizza

 

 

 

 

Salads are always a great choice for a light meal,

but they don’t have to be boring,

Try some new combinations!

 

Broccoli Carrot Slaw with Yogurt Dressing

 

 

 

Kale & Citrus Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

 

 

 

Grilled Romaine Salad with Pears, Brussels & Bleu

 

 

 

Are you missing pasta and mac and cheese?

This lightened up version is a little less guilty

 

Lightened Up Mac & Cheese

 

 

 

Potato chips and salty snacks are hard to give up,

Try these amazing microwave potato chips!

 

No Guilt Microwave Potato Chips

 

 

 

What’s for dinner?

How about a bowl full of irresistible roasted veggies,

an easy sheet pan dinner

 

Roasted Rainbow Dinner Bowl

 

 

 

Or a casserole full of zoodles and stir fried vegetables

You can control the amount of sauce and cheese, or just have them plain

 

 

Zoodle Primavera

 

 

 

How about some grilled blacked shrimp?

Yes please!

 

Blackened Lemon Shrimp Skewers

 

 

 

Lettuce Wraps are always a good choice 

These are so tasty you won’t miss the bread!

 

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

 

 

 

Blueberry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

 

 

 

Romaine Wraps with Bacon, Blue Cheese, Cranberries and Pecans

 

 

 

Dessert?

You don’t have to skip dessert!

Spread apple slices with almond butter and sprinkle coconut,

sliced almonds, cranberries, raisins

or a chocolate chip or two on top

 

Loaded Apple Cookies

 

 

 

Or make this Cannoli Dip~

Made with low fat ricotta and whipped cream cheese,

it tastes like cheesecake with a lot less fat and calories

 

Lite Cannoli Dip

 

 

 

Next week I hope to play with our new Instant Pot

and make some other things on the January Paint Bucket

AND!!

Be sure to stop by Wednesday for the

5th Anniversary of the Tales of the Traveling Tote

with a Fabulous MacKenzie-Childs Giveaway!!!

 

 

 

 

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story, You’re the Star

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck  Friday Features  Sweet Inspirations

Happiness is Homemade    Sunday’s Best Linkup

Comments
26 Responses to “Recipe Box, Favorite Not Guilty Recipes”
  1. Nancy says:

    Everything looks yummy! The lettuce wraps caught my eye and the apple slices look delish!

    Happy Sunday Jenna!

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  2. A staycation in the dead of winter is a good idea. I love all of your doodlewash art and look forward to your shares. The food always look yummy. Enjoy your day, Jenna!

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  3. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your artwork is beautiful! A staycation sounds perfect after the holidays. I have started a healthy eating plan after all the yummy holiday food I ate. Your recipes look delicious and have given me some great ideas. Happy Sunday!!!

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  4. Cyndi Raines says:

    Some great recipes here, thanks Jenna. We are under a winter storm watch with heavy ice expected so we are staying put and hunkering down. Will review these again for future use. 😁

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  5. Your broccoli slaw looks good Jenna! It’s time for me to revisit that theme too. Have fun with the stockings:@)

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  6. I love your stocking designs. I needlepointed my stocking eons ago and I have mom’s too. Haven’t done it in years. What treasures those will be!

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  7. Pattie says:

    I am going to try Zoodle Primavera. Somehow I ended up with way more zucchini that I imagined.

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  8. Now THIS is my kind of round-up post, Jenna! Yum! I’ve been enjoying your watercolor challenges on IG. You are such a wonderful artist. Your amaryllis painting is beautiful!

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  9. Sheryl says:

    January is a wonderful month for recharging after all the hectic activity during the holidays. I love the drawing of the amaryllis. Several weeks ago I had one blooming in my kitchen that looked just like the one in the drawing.

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  10. Mary says:

    A delicious round-up of guilt free treats for the New Year Jenna! Sorry to read about your loss of power…10 hours would empty the refrigerator. Scary storms, glad you were safe ♥

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  11. Jill Kuhn says:

    You are making me hungry! 😋 I was in the middle of a cleaning project in my kitchen so we ate Lean Cuisine for dinner. 😉 Everything looks so colorful and delish, Jenna! 👍

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  12. Joane says:

    These all look so yummy!

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