Homemade Chicken Salad

Melissa, December 19, 2013

My Chicken Salad recipe: 1.5 pound(s) of Skinless, boneless white chicken breast 1 cup(s) of Organic Mayonnaise 4 ounce(s) of Cream Cheese, softened 1 cup(s) of Chopped Celery 1 tbsp. of Mustard 1/2 tsp. of Salt 1/2 tsp. of Morton’s Nature Seasoning 1 pinch of Pepper to taste 1/2 cup Almonds Put chicken in a dutch oven or very large pot, cover with water, add 3 to 4 teaspoons water and boil chicken until fork tender (about 15 to 20 minutes) While chicken is cooking, put celery in the food processor and process until fine. I also process the almonds at this time.  Drain chicken, cool, and cut into smaller pieces. Add chicken to food processor and process until fine. Mix chicken, mayonnaise, and cream cheese until smooth and well blended. Add the celery and almonds. Stir in mustard, salt, Nature seasoning Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Chill, if desired. Serve with vegetables, fruit, crackers or on bread (We use the Oroweat thin sandwich rolls: 100% whole wheat). Although I haven’t done it yet, I am going to try to subsitute the cream cheese and mayo with some greek yogurt to make it healthier.

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Melissa, December 17, 2013

Recipe from Some Call it Natural A Few Words About Julia Julia is a stay-at-home mom to a preschooler and toddler and blogs about living and parenting naturally at A Little Bit of All of It. You can find her sharing delicious recipes she finds and her latest babywearing obsession on Facebook and Twitter and pinning her favorite natural baby and home items on Pinterest.

French Honey Bread & Olive Oil

Melissa, December 16, 2013

It’s easy peasy to create & eat. Yummy goodness in a Wean Green container. Who could ask for anything more? Shhhhh….don’t tell anyone, but I cheated with the bread. I used a breadmaker. The French Honey Bread Recipe comes from The Bread Machine Cookbook by Donna Rathmell German on page 32. French Honey Bread: What the recipe said: What I really did: ¾ cup water a little more 2 tsp. honey squeezed some in 2 tsp. olive oil dumped some in 2/3 tsp. salt dash of Himalayan salt 2/3 tsp. sugar didn’t put anything in 2 cups flour same 1 ½ tsp. yeast 2 tsp. yeast   Olive Oil Dip da dip da dip doo wop a dooby do (singing is HaPpiNeSs for the Soul): 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar garlic powder – just enough to add some extra flavor onion powder – just enough to add some extra flavor   Add them all together in your favorite wean green container & shake, rattle & roll. Voila! Grab a piece of your fresh bread & dip away. Yumminess! If you work from home, you can add a glass of wine to your enjoyment! 😉 A Word From Laura: I’m excited to be joining the LitterLESS Lunch Team & sharing the YuMMY FuN you can have packing your creative lunch in your Wean Green containers. I love being a part of something that promotes HaPpY + Healthy eating and LitterLESS Lunches! Happy + Healthy Food = a Happy + Healthy YOU.

Slow Cooker Party Mix

Melissa, December 14, 2013

This Slow Cooker Party Mix recipe is an easy and delicious snack for all!  We love it because you can create it in bulk without having to dirty many dishes or spend a lot of time.  This mix is great for teachers, friends, or anyone in your life that you want to spread a little holiday cheer with!  The snack mix packs perfectly into our Wean Bowls and Snack Cubes, which is a perfect keepsake for the special people in your life to hang onto after they are done snacking!  Bring this mix to holiday parties and it will be a guaranteed hit! Download Gift Tags Here!

Starting Solids – Dried Baby Food

Melissa, December 12, 2013

I recently came to discover that along with the jars and pouches of baby food you can buy, you can also buy dried powder baby food. Since my baby is now past five months and will be starting solids soon, I decided to get some of the dried peas. My husband and I like to joke around with our baby, and tell her how she will soon be eating mashed peas, and how yummy they will be. The idea is that you mix the powder with breast milk, water or formula. You can easily control how thick the baby food gets by adding more or less liquid. When your baby gets older, you can use the powder as an ingredient to sneak some vegetables into their food, such as by adding it as a pasta topping. I opened a packet and decided to see how it worked. I divided it into two 2 oz Wean Green containers, and added two tablespoons of water to one of the containers. I mixed it and before I knew it, it was just like the jarred baby food. I decided to store the other dry half by sealing it in my other Wean Green container to use later. Overall I was impressed, and think it would be especially useful for travel.  I especially like that you have the option of adding breast milk or formula to it. A Few Words About Katie: My name is Katie P and I am the mother of a baby girl, who was born in January 2013. My husband and I are both vegetarians and have a passion for cooking with local and organic ingredients, using less toxic household products and reducing the amount of waste our household generates. I am excited to join the LitterLESS lunch team because I enjoy cooking and preparing creative meals. My husband and I try to take our lunch to work most days. Being a new mother is exciting but also very time consuming, so I am always trying to find ways to create healthy and quick meals. Going forward I plan to make baby food for our daughter, as well as make meals the whole family can eat. I use my Wean Green containers to hold ingredients I will be cooking with, as well as for dinner left overs, snacks and lunches. I also plan to use them for purees and baby snacks. I also have my own blog dedicated to becoming a new mother at www.plusoneblog.com

Turtle Bites

Melissa, December 11, 2013

Creamy caramel and smooth milk chocolate… need we say more?  We love making and sharing these tasty treats, especially around the holiday season!  They are perfect for nearly everybody since they are gluten free.  Share them with those that are important for you this season (if you don’t eat them all before you give them away!) Download Gift Tags Here!

Lunch Time Quinoa, Roasted Red Pepper, Rice and Chicken

Melissa, December 10, 2013

We wanted a filling meal and decided to make our own creation – start by making quinoa (which is a grain that’s PACKED with lots of great protein and fiber!) and a little rice and then add some chicken and roasted red pepper. Yum!!! We were able to put a good amount in our wean green container 😉 A Few Words About Dave And Emily: Dave is a technology buff. He has been using computers since he was 5 and is known to his friends as the go-to-guy when they have tech questions. He has reviewed both software and hardware, mac peripherals and various tech-related items for multiple magazines and newspapers. He spends a lot of his time researching the latest tech gadgets and always has something to say. He loves a good deal. Since he was a child he always has enjoyed watching cooking shows and making various creations in the kitchen. Emily is ecstatic to be a new mom. She is loving every minute of it and can’t get enough of her new bundle of joy. In between changing diapers, feedings and laundry, she likes to scope out the best bargains, spend time with her extended family and help out new and expectant moms by giving advice out. She is a school teacher and works with students with special needs and just received her advanced degree in assistive technology.

Homemade Granola

Melissa, December 8, 2013

There are so many things that we love about this homemade granola recipe.  First of all it was made by our friend and amazing culinary nutritionist, Marni Wasserman.   Second, the recipe is absolutely delicious!  It makes for a great holiday gift, especially for the health nuts in your life!  It is also great to make in bulk and store in Wean Green containers so have for yourself! Download Gift Tags Here!

Oatmeal with peaches and mango

Melissa, December 5, 2013

A few words from Megan My name is Megan and I am a Flight Attendant, married to a Pilot and mom to my adorable 6 month old son. I love to travel and document our life adventures over on my blog http://flythefriendlyskies.blogspot.com. We are excited to show our son all about the world we live in and he has already taken 8 flights and has a stamp in his passport. I am so very excited to join the LitterLESS Lunch team! Since becoming a mom, I’ve been a lot more aware of what we put into our bodies, where our foods come from and what we can do to minimize the waste. We’ve joined a CSA from local farmers, have been eating more organic and in season foods and using Wean Green cubes for my sons foods. I hope to teach my son about where our foods come from and what we can do to litter less as he grows!

Mocha Cocoa

Melissa, December 4, 2013

This sweet treat will be perfect for anyone on your list!  We love this recipe for quick stocking stuffers and for those who you want to give a little something to.  You can also adjust the recipe to fit into Wean Cubes for individual servings, which is great for on-the-go mochas!  We are going to be making a couple of these to have around our houses and office this holiday season 🙂 Print Gift Tags Here!

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