Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

This poppy seed dressing is a great vinaigrette dressing for the Spinach salad that was previously posted. I love new dressings especially when I can make them at home. This is an easy to make dressing. Try this one and let us know what you think? Do you have any other great recipes for Spinach […]

Spinach Salad

PrintSpinach Salad Ingredients1 10oz bag fresh Spinach 1/2 small onion, very thinkly sliced 1 cucumber, cut into bite size pieces 1 pint of strawberries cleaned and sliced 1 cup of toasted almonds 1/2 lb grilled chicken DirectionsToss together all ingredients and serve immediately. Serve with Poppy Seed dressing, see next post. Serves 43.1http://www.practicalbites.net/spinach-salad.html

Mandarin Orange Salad

This is my very favorite salad, simple easy and delicious! PrintOrange Salad Ingredients1 bunch Red Leaf Lettuce 1 bunch Butter Lettuce 1/2 Red Onion 1/4 cup slivered almonds 1 can Mandarin Oranges, drained Dressing: 1/2 cup oil 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice 2 Tbsp Sugar 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Dry […]

Slim Stew

PrintSlim Stew Ingredients1 1/2 lbs. round steak cut into 1″ cubes 1/2 lb. fresh mushroom, sliced 4 Medium carrots peeled and sliced 2- 6oz. baking potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes 1-16oz. can tomatoes, undrained 1-10 3/4oz. can condensed beef broth 2 Tbsp quick cooking tapioca 1 tsp browning sauce 1/4 tsp pepperDirectionsCook steak until […]

Low Carb Enchilada Soup

PrintLow Carb Enchilada Soup Ingredients1 lb. Chicken or Ground Beef 1 Onion finely chopped 2 cups chopped Celery 1 small can sliced black olives 1 cup chopped Green Pepper 1/2 cup chopped Red Pepper 1 8oz. can chicken or beef broth 1 8oz. can red enchilada sauce 1 tsp. Chili powder or Tabasco Sauce salt […]

Orange and Almond Salad

Try this fun salad. A perfect addition for the person trying to eat healthier this year and a great salad for entertaining too! Tell us what you think. PrintOrange and Almond Salad Ingredients2-3 Heads of Romaine Lettuce 4 Naval Oranges (or 2 cans of drained Mandarin Oranges) 1 Small Pkg of Slivered Almonds Poppy Seed […]

Low Carb Bacon and Beef Stew

I love the versatility of this recipe – my kids love it when I cook it down and add it to the top of rice. Be creative and try this as a stew, with potatoes, on rice or any other way that sounds good. Let us know your favorite way to use this recipe. PrintLow […]

Nelson’s Dinner Salad

Nelson’s Favorite Dinner Salad Ingredients: 1 lb cranberries -grind 1 lb mini marshmallows 2 cups sugar ½ pt cool whip 2 large red apples diced 1 cup chopped nuts 1 cup crushed pineapple 3 bananas sliced ½ cup Pomegranate seeds Mix the above ingredients together, top with pomegranate seeds and serve!

Christmas Gift Idea – Chicken Noodle Soup Mix

Chicken Noodle Soup Mix Here is a recipe that I use for my children’s elementary school teacher’s Christmas gift. This recipe is very easy, simple and frugal to put together, and every teacher we have given it to loves it!! Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked fine egg noodles 1 1/2 tablespoons chicken-flavored bouillon 1/2 teaspoon ground […]

Chinese Chicken Salad

I should love salads, I have tried to eat them and pretend to enjoy them, but I really don’t like salads, my dad would call a salad rabbit food! I have a more simplistic palate, I am not wowed by fancy meals, and I do not want to spend hours in the kitchen preparing them. […]


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