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Peanut Butter Banana Multigrain Pancakes

pbcakes1.0Peanut Butter Banana Multigrain Pancakes

Makes 9 Pancakes

1/2 c. Oat Flour
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c. Whole oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 T chia seeds (optional)
1 banana, brown if available
1/3 c. Natural Peanut butter
2 T honey
3/4 c. Milk
Butter

Optional:
1/3 c. Semi sweet Chocolate chips or chopped nuts

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Mix dry ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.  In a large bowl, mash the banana with a fork.  Add the peanut butter and honey and combine.   Add half the dry mixture, stir.  Pour in half the milk and stir.  Add the remaining dry ingredients, stir, followed by the remaining milk and mix thoroughly.  Add chocolate chips or chopped nuts if desired.            

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Heat a large skillet or griddle to low heat.  Coat the skillet with a sliver of butter. Use an ice cream scooper to scoop batter into skillet.  Gently press each scoop down to equal thickness all around.  Cook for 4-5 minutes on the first side until small bubbles form on the top, then flip carefully, cooking 2-3minutes on the second side.

Between batches, wipe the skillet with a paper towel and recoat with butter.  Tip: To make pancake prep even quicker, mix a couple batches of the dry ingredients and store individually in ziplock bags until ready to indulge.

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Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

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Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad
Cherry tomatoes, halved
Mozzarella pearls (found in the deli section)
Chopped basil
Chopped garlic
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Salt
PepperMix all ingredients in a large bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Stir and refrigerate until served.Great as a side dish or on top of a romaine lettuce salad.

To bulk it up as a main dish, add some shredded rotisserie chicken and garlic roasted broccoli.

 

 

Orzo Salad

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Orzo Salad
Orzo
Cucumbers, sliced and halved
Cherry tomatoes, halved
Feta cheese crumbles
Red onion, chopped
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Garlic, chopped
Salt pepperCook orzo according to package directions but add a tablespoon of olive oil to the boiling water. This will prevent it from clumping later.  In the bottom of a large bowl, whisk lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and chopped garlic.  Drain orzo and add to the lemon juice mixture.  Toss in cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese and red onion and mix.  Serve hot or cold.

 

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

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Tomato Basil Mozzarella SaladCherry tomatoes, halved
Mozzarella pearls (found in the deli section)
Chopped basil
Chopped garlic
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Salt
PepperMix all ingredients in a large bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Stir and refrigerate until served.Great as a side dish or on top of a romaine lettuce salad.

To bulk it up as a main dish, add some shredded rotisserie chicken and garlic roasted broccoli.

 

 

Chicken Quesadillas

chickenque1.1Chicken Quesadillas

Whole wheat tortillas
Crockpot salsa chicken
Mango salsa
Pepper jack cheese slices
Canned black beans, drained and rinsed
Red Bell pepper,  julienned
Butter
Olive oil spray

Prepare Crockpot Salsa Chicken & Mango Salsa.

Heat skillet on medium low. Spray with olive oil.  Sauté bell pepper and remove to a bowl.  Use a paper towel to wipe residue from skillet.  Heat rinsed black beans in microwave for 1 minute so all ingredients are warm when they go onto the quesadilla.

Reduce heat to low.  Swipe butter around pan just enough to cover.  Place tortilla down, top with pepper jack cheese slices, sautéed bell peppers, black beans, and finally mango salsa.  Cook for 3-5 minutes on low until cheese has melted and tortilla becomes golden brown.  Use a large spatula press the ingredients down then fold the quesadilla in half.  Press down using spatula to compact the fillings then carefully remove to a plate.  Use paper towel to wipe residue between batches.

MangoSalsa
1 mango
2 small or 1 large Granny Smith apples
1/2 red onion
1/2 bunch cilantro

Dice all ingredients and mix.  Can be served immediately or stored in fridge overnight.  Great as a topping on salads, grilled meats, salmon, tacos, etc. Enjoy!