Gotta keep it quick here, but wanted to post a few new pics of meals we had a la coupon!  Hope you enjoy them!
Foreman Grilled Cheese Sandwich

That grill's come in handy this summer!  You can use the Kraft American slices, but I used another type of cheese.

  • 5 thin slices of Helava Good PepperJack cheese
  • 1 slice garden tomato
  • 1 slice Roasted Pepper
  • 1 Whole Wheat Deli Flat

I layered tomato and roasted pepper between the cheese and deli flat and grilled for 2 minutes. Yum!

BBQ flavored Grilled Chicken Tenders

My daughter got hooked on the PBS America's Test Kitchen show.  When I ordered one of their books with the accompanying DVD, she gravitated to this recipe.  It's meant for skinned pieces of chicken but I used the dry rub on chicken tenders and grilled them on the Foreman Grill.

  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp garlic and onion powders
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp black pepper

Pat the chicken dry.  Marinade in the rub for at least one hour.  Cook on the heated Foreman Grill for about 5-8 minutes or until done.

On the Go Parfait

I did my first ever nutrition/coupon tutorial with the Metanoia Freedom School parents during the annual parent's night educational series.  I wanted to spend as much time as possible talking about saving money with coupons, so I showed the families a couple of recipes that kids could make on their own without turning on the kitchen stove.  Why is it in a cup?  To show the parents that if kids are running late to school they can still have a decent breakfast in the car on the way to school. This parfait was the first recipe.

1 Yoplait Blueberry yogurt
1 Nature Valley granola bar, broken into bitesize pieces

I simply layered the cup yogurt, 1/2 granola bar pieces, yogurt, the rest of the granola.  Breakfast or snack is served.  *For a less sugar version, I used a Dannon Greek plain fat free yogurt with about 2 Tbsp mandarin oranges.

Kashi Supreme Thin Crust Pizza

The empty nest is not so empty anymore and our fashionista wanted to try the Kashi Pizza.  I asked her to dress it up with the following:

  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 handful Lindsay olives, rinsed and halved
  • 2 Tbsp President's Fat Free Feta
  • 2 Roasted Red Peppers, dried and sliced
  • Italian Seasoning to taste

Easy Pasta Salad

G, how easy is it you ask?  So easy, my husband made it from my instructions while I redid a lot of my food coupon pictures.  It's a variation of the Tortellini and Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad recipe on this site. 

  • Barilla Plus bowtie pasta
  • a handful of the Lindsay olives, rinsed and halved
  • 1/4 cup fat free feta
  • a cucumber from our garden
  • Kraft balsamic vinegar dressing.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Remember that Pork Rib Italiano from the last post?  Just as I'd mentioned, it was awesome as a quick lunch!  I just shredded one country rib with about 2 teaspoons of barbecue sauce.  Nuked it for about 40 seconds and then filled 2 Sara Lee whole wheat hotdog buns and lunch was great that day!  Sorry the photographer got hungry in the middle of the shoot.

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