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My Favorite Homemade “Healthy” Chocolate Smoothie

Kassi began looking around the internet for meals around 300 calories so that her and I could have a few more options to supplement the healthy meals we have been creating. We are on somewhat of a health kick being that we are going on vacation soon and need as many choices as possible. She came across this chocolate smoothie that has now become my complete favorite snack. I figure I share it with everyone because I think it is amazing, plus it is extremely easy to make. I hope you enjoy it.

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup of Milk (Silk Dark Chocolate, Pure Almond is best but any low fat milk will do)

Kelsi’s Cajun Alfredo Pasta

I never had a recipe for some type of Alfredo style pasta dish. So I did a little research, and came across a Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe on the internet that I changed up and made my own. I made it a few times with chicken, crawfish, and shrimp and this recipe SOON become one of my favorite things to cook.

Like just about all my other dishes, this one is very easy to cook. I have made single batches, double batches, and even went as for as making a triple batch of this recipe. As I said before, this dish can even be made with different meats or seafood. ALL of them turn out as great as the others.

I hope you try my Cajun Alfredo Pasta recipe. If you do cook this, let me know how it went and how you and your family liked it.

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 1lb Cubed Chicken, Crawfish, or Shrimp
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 6-8 fresh whole mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 jar garlic alfrado sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese to liking

Directions: Time – About 30min

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes; drain
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, sprinkle meat/seafood with Cajun seasoning and sauté in ½ butter until almost fully cooked through
  • Add the bell peppers and mushrooms with second ½ of butter. Sauté on medium heat until peppers begin to brown. Reduce heat to low.
  • Add the alfrado sauce, garlic powder, and black pepper. Heat through. Add the cooked pasta, toss and heat through. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve.
  • Enjoy! J

Kelsi’s Fiya Jambalaya

If you know anything about me, you know that I am a big fan of cooking. I like to try new things, give recipes my personal twist, and cook my favorites over and over. I also like to share my recipes with others, so that is why I am going to start posting recipes I enjoy to my blog.

This is my first cooking post so I thought I would kick it off with one of my favorite dishes. This is a super easy jambalaya recipe.

I came up with this dish when I was interested in trying to cook some type of dirty rice, but I didn’t want to just make normal dirty rice. That wouldn’t have been fun enough for me i guess. So I started with dirty rice as my base and threw in extra meats and a can of rotel. These simple additions made a huge difference. Thats it!, Kelsi’s Fiya Jambalaya was born! haha This is probably the easiest way to make jambalaya

Let me know if you try it out and what you think about it.

Ingredients
• 1 pack of Louisiana/Cajun Dirty rice meal
o All ingredients for meal
• 1lb Ground beef
• 1 cubed chicken breast
• 1 link of Savios type smoked sausage, halved then sliced
• 1 can Rotel
• ½ cup of rice

Directions
• In a large skillet, brown ground beef and drain. Add chicken and cook until fully white. Add sausage until cooked.
• Follow directions to dirty rice meal
• Once starting to boil, add can of rotel
• Cook for time from dirty rice meal
• Enjoy!