Grown Up Grilled Cheese with Shredded BBQ Chicken

Grown Up Grilled Cheese with Low Sodium Shredded BBQ Chicken

Grilled Cheese and BBQ Chicken Sandwich   Happy National Grilled Cheese Month! It's no surprise to me that my birthday month (shush...I'm not telling you how old I'll be) is also graced with this dubious title. I mean, seriously...grilled cheese? Second only to pizza in my book. I remember begging for grilled cheese sandwiches as a child, and eating them in college with a hot bowl of tomato soup. Personally, I'll never outgrow the traditional grilled cheese sandwich, but since I know some people do, including my husband, I look for ways to make my childhood favorite a little more grown up. This recipe for Grown Up Grilled Cheese with Shredded BBQ Chicken (low sodium of course) was B's lunch today and he couldn't stop raving. Yes, it's a simple recipe, but comfort food is often the most simple, and the most satisfying. Print Grilled Cheese with Shredded BBQ Chicken Author: Christy Recipe type: Lunch Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total … [Continue]

A Day in the Life of a WAHM: The Night I Lost My Shit!

The Life of a SAHM: The Night I Lost My Shit #momlife

Being a work at home mom has its perks. Like a lot of perks. I can work in my jammies, I often do. I can set my own schedule to an extent. But it's not all sunshine and lollipops and last night, I kind of lost my shit. OK, I totally lost my shit. Like all the shits I had totally went out the window. I stopped giving shits and it might have been past time. Let me back up and explain yesterday, every day in fact, so that you can understand how my days go. Strap yourself in because you're about to live the day in the life of a WORK at home mom. I wake up between 5:30 and 6:00 am. I get breakfast for the babies, take out their vitamins, pour their drinks, and take their lunches out of the frig that I prepared the night before. I pour a cup of coffee (hello!) and take the dog out to potty. I wake the babies up by 6:15 am with a "good morning, it's going to be a great day!", and sit them down for breakfast. There's typically a fight that I ignore. I hold my shit and encourage them to finish … [Continue]

Galveston Island Pleasure Pier: Affordable Family Fun

Galveston Island Pleasure Pier: Affordable Family Fun

You should probably know before I begin this photo bomb of a post that I did receive a family 4 pack of tickets to the Galveston Island Pleasure Pier in exchange for writing this, but we were headed that way anyway and I can't wait to share the fun we had with you! Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier: Affordable Family Fun!   We live on the island, but we don't always take advantage of its many amenities because either we just don't have time, I've decided to lock down on our budget for the week, I'm just too busy, the tourists are taking over, or any old excuse will do. We've always wanted to go to Galveston's Historic Pleasure Pier since it opened, but I always had an excuse. That's just silliness. Last week was Spring Break for the babies and this was going to happen. This had to happen. Bubby's "dream carnival" was just down the street and we'd never even stepped foot on this fun amusement park over the ocean. That all changed on Friday and I can't even begin to tell … [Continue]

Fried Ground Turkey & Rice Burritos

Fried Burritos are a delicious low sodium meal!

Fried Burritos: A Surprisingly Heart-Healthy Dinner Option   My family loves Mexican food and although I'm not a huge fan of fried foods, they absolutely love fried foods of any kind, including burritos. Since I try to keep things on the healthy side and completely low sodium, I have perfected my recipe for fried burritos to satisfy their love of fried and spicy foods and combine it with my love of only serving them heart-healthy dishes. The coolest thing about this recipe is that the filling I use for this flavorful dish is also the same one I use for stuffed peppers and party dips, so making a big batch that you can freeze for later is an added bonus! Print Fried Ground Turkey & Rice Burritos Author: Christy Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Mexican   Ingredients 1 lb lean ground turkey 1 can low sodium tomato soup 1 pkg Mrs. Dash Taco Seasoning 1 cup precooked brown rice 1-4 oz can green chiles, undrained 1 cup water ¼ cup red onion 4 … [Continue]

Spicy Vegetarian Potato Soup

Vegetarian Spicy Cream of Potato Soup

Sometimes being a vegetarian can be a little tricky. If you don't eat meat for whatever reason, you really don't want to eat any kind of meat at all. That includes chicken or beef stock. That's meat. When you want comfort food like vegetable soup or potato soup, you might think you're getting a vegetarian "meal in a can", but look closely at that label. Most canned soups that you'd think were vegetarian (hello vegetable soup) actually contain beef or chicken stock. In fact, stop what you're doing and Google either one of those soups and I guaran-dang-tee you 98% of them include some sort of meat stock. Weird, right? Well, I don't use meat stock in my vegetable soups because well...it's supposed to be just vegetables and I'm a vegetarian. If you're in the same boat as me, you're going to love this recipe for Vegetarian Potato Soup. It's got a nice kick to it because I like things spicy, and it's creamy, delicious, and very satisfying all by itself. Print Spicy Vegetarian Potato … [Continue]

Low Sodium Crock Pot Chicken Chili

Hearty and Simple Low Sodium Crock Pot Chicken Chili

My family loves chili and I rely on my Crock Pot to help me out during the week. Since chili is so versatile, I make some variety of it once a week and freeze the leftovers for nights when I forget to take something out to fix for dinner (what...I'm the only one that does that?). This hearty, low sodium chicken chili is always a favorite and it practically makes itself because all you do is dump the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and a full meal is magically ready when it's time to eat. It really doesn't get better than that, does it? Print Low Sodium Crock Pot Chicken Chili Author: Christy Recipe type: Crock Pot Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  4 hours Total time:  4 hours 10 mins Serves: 6   Ingredients 1 lb frozen chicken breasts or tenders 2-8 oz cans no salt added tomato sauce 1-15 oz can of low sodium pinto beans 1-15 oz can of no salt added diced tomatoes 2 tbsp cumin 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash … [Continue]