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Friday, July 6, 2012

Quinoa Broccoli Cheese Casserole

This recipe is sadly not my own; I found it on  I may make some changes/additions to it next time, to make it my own though!  In the meantime, it was excellent!


1 10oz can cream of broccoli soup
2 Cups cooked and chopped broccoli (cooked slightly, leave crunchy)
1 1/2 Cups cooked quinoa (follow instructions on package)
1/4 Cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
1/3 Cup reduced fat mayo
2 Tbsp skim milk
1 1/4 Cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 Tsp splenda
1/4 Tsp black pepper
1/4 Tsp salt
A dash of nutmeg

Cook quinoa and set aside.  Cook broccoli and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350.  Coat a shallow casserole dish with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix the soup, mayo, milk, shredded cheese, splenda, pepper, salt and nutmeg.  Stir in the quinoa and broccoli.  Spoon mixture into casserole dish.  Sprinkle the top with parmesan.  Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes until brown and bubbly on top.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Green Juice

I'm more focused than ever to get all my nutrients with my baby coming soon.  Especially after reading that fetal brain development is the most crucial at the end of pregnancy.  So, I saw on the Today Show this morning that Joy Bauer had a recipe for a green juice.  I've never mad a green smoothie before, and wasn't sure if I'd like it.  Well, I copied her recipe, and I must say, it isn't all that bad.  It's soooooooo good for you, and it has the added protein from the greek yogurt.  I guess if you're going to try a green smoothie, might as well try this one.

Bottoms up!


1 large handful of baby spinach
1/2 Cup chopped cucumber, with skin on
1 celery stalk, peeled and chopped
1/2 Cup water (I used a cup of ice instead so it would be nice and cold)
1 small container of plain, nonfat greek yogurt (about 1 cup)
1/2 a banana
1/2 Cup rinsed and drained canned (or fresh) pineapple

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.