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DIY Instant Oatmeal Cups

If you are in a hurry in the morning, or often run late and have to skip breakfast, make these easy instant oatmeal cups and stash them in your desk at work for a quick, hearty, and warm breakfast! You can either make these in paper cups with lids, or for a more sustainable option, make them in glass mason jars! Experiment with your own flavor combinations, but remember to use dry, shelf stable ingredients. 

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Pumpkin Spice & Flaxseed
½ cup rolled instant oats
2 tsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp flaxseed
1/8 tsp pumpkin spice
Nutrition information: 248 calories, 6 g total fat, 40 g carbs, 9 g sugar, 5.5 g fiber, 8.5 g protein Continue reading

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Burger on a Salad

In need of a quick and light dinner during the week? I always have some type of ground meat in my freezer (beef, chicken, turkey), so turning them into grilled burgers and serving it over a salad is one of my go-to quick weeknight dinners! I have included a couple variations, but most of the time I just throw together whatever fresh vegetables I have in house into the salad! It is also a great way to mix up a leftover burger for lunch the next day. 

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Greek: chopped romaine lettuce or mixed greens, peeled & sliced cucumber, chopped tomato, diced red onion, crumbled feta cheese, drizzled with bottled greek dressing or homemade tzatziki sauce

Asian: shredded cabbage and kale, diced red pepper, chopped cucumber, chopped sugar snap peas, slivered almonds or peanuts, drizzled with bottled asian dressing (or homemade with mashed garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, olive oil, sesame oil)

Mexican: chopped romaine lettuce, corn kernels, black beans, diced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes, mix salsa and light ranch together for the dressing

American: Chopped romaine lettuce, chopped tomatoes, diced red onion, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped dill pickles, reduced fat thousand island or honey mustard dressing

Adapted from Beef It’s Whats for Dinner Recipe Collection

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Salsa Rice with Chicken – One Skillet Dinner

A new weeknight staple in our house! Quick to throw together using ingredients I commonly have on hand. We love to serve with extra veggies on top and more salsa on the side. It is not the most beautiful dish, but it sure tastes yummy! Great as leftovers for lunch the next day, too. 

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Ingredients:
1 medium-large chicken breast, chopped into bite size pieces
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 Tbsp fajita seasoning (use as desired)
1 tsp cracked black pepper (use as desired)
1 can low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup salsa (I like to use chunky style salsa)
1 cup uncooked instant brown rice
1/2 cup cheese, shredded
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Halibut with Bacon Corn Hash

A quick and easy one skillet dinner. Buy fresh (not frozen) fish and fresh corn on the cob for this light and summery meal. Delicious with a light fruit salad for dessert.

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Ingredients:
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
4 (6-oz) skinless halibut fillets
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 slice center-cut applewood smoked bacon slice
2 1/4 cups fresh corn kernels
1 1/2 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup sliced green onions
4 lime wedges

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Quick Roasted Shrimp & Broccoli

A quick and simple weeknight meal! Dinner will be on the table in a snap when you roast the shrimp and broccoli together.

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Ingredients:
5 cups broccoli florets
1 Tbsp grated lemon rind, divided
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt, divided
1/2 tsp ground black pepper, divided
1 1/2 lbs peeled and deveined large shrimp
cooking spray
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

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Make Ahead and Freeze Breakfast Sandwiches

You know those crazy mornings when you wake up too late and are stressed out and rushing around? I have the perfect breakfast for those busy mornings because you definitely don’t want to skip breakfast and starve all the way until lunch! Make sandwiches ahead and freeze – to reheat just pop in the microwave for about a minute!

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Ingredients:
12 whole-wheat English muffins
12 slices reduced fat cheese
12 eggs (or 3 cups egg substitute)
1/4 cup reduced fat milk
black pepper and salt to taste
cooking spray
12 slices cooked meat (turkey sausage, ham, turkey, bacon, etc)

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