April 10, 2017

Hidden Agenda Meals

Hidden Agenda Meals: bruschetta chicken pasta salad, roasted lemon garlic parmesan asparagus and oatmeal chocolate chip coconut cookies.

Hidden Agenda Meals by A Teaspoon of Home

I never thought I’d be sneaky in preparing meals but now that I’m a mom I have to be smart in my preparations. Getting my family to eat healthy is a priority but sometimes takes some creativity. I’ll add fresh ingredients into dishes or make substitutions to create a healthier option to a regular meal.

This bruschetta chicken pasta salad is one that I love to make. I can toss in fresh tomatoes and spinach and my children don’t make a fuss. It’s part of the meal, not an extra meal item made to keep them healthy. Plus the recipe is so simple, an easy throw together meal!

I love finding easy side dishes. I grew up with the mindset that a meal isn’t complete unless it contains food from every food group. Vegetables are the hardest to vary in the dinner planning arena. But this simple roasted lemon garlic parmesan asparagus will be something you make over and over again.

Growing up I had one cookie recipe that I made all of the time! Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They were delicious in every way, especially the dough. It was a treat that everyone in my family loved and I was always willing to make them.

Little did anyone know that I had a hidden agenda behind making them though. My mom was amazing and had a little breakfast schedule each weekday. Cold cereal, eggs, oatmeal, pancakes, etc. I ate most breakfasts but I strongly disliked eating oatmeal. So anytime I could make a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I’d take it. The cookies took up 4 cups of my moms morning meal and the more cookies I made the less oatmeal I would have to eat.

Whatever your agenda, this meal will make everyone happy!

Hidden Agenda Meals by A Teaspoon of Home

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Menu:

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

Roasted Lemon Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

April 7, 2017

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies: A classic cookie with a sweet coconut twist.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies by A Teaspoon of Home

Growing up I had one cookie recipe that I made all of the time! Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They were delicious in every way, especially the dough. It was a treat that everyone in my family loved and I was always willing to make them.

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April 6, 2017

Roasted Lemon Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Roasted Lemon Garlic Parmesan Asparagus: A simple side dish that will keep you making it over and over again.

Roasted Lemon Garlic Parmesan Asparagus by a Teaspoon of Home

I love finding easy side dishes. I grew up with the mindset that a meal isn’t complete unless it contains food from every food group. Vegetables are the hardest to vary in the dinner planning arena. But this simple roasted lemon garlic parmesan asparagus will be something you make over and over again.

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April 3, 2017

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad: the ultimate Italian dish of fresh tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, chicken and noodles.

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad by A Teaspoon of Home

I love simple dinners and this basic bruschetta chicken pasta salad is one of my favorites. The flavors are explosive and the dinner so basic. It will leave everyone wanting more!

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March 30, 2017

Spring Menus

Spring Menus: honey mustard chicken bacon avocado salad, cheesy garlic breadsticks and triple chocolate mint swig cookies.

Spring always means new things into my life! Flowers in the yard, blossoms on the trees and salads in the fridge. There is nothing better than finding a new combination of flavors and textures to make a daily treat. Once spring comes around a salad a day keeps my body at bay. [Read more…]

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