Low-Carb Recipe :: Grilled Chicken Salad

It’s summertime.

It’s grilling time.

No one wants to stand over a hot stove.

Turning on the oven is a no-no on a hot summer day.

Solution:  Grilled Chicken Salad.

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Easy Paleo Meal :: Eggs, Ham, and Organic Greens

You’re busy.

I’m busy.

Who has time for fancy food-making these days?  Not me.

Here’s an easy Paleo meal you can whip up today.

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Quick and Easy Paleo

When I make a meal, there are two requirements.

It has to be quick.

It has to be easy.

{Oh, and it needs to taste good too!}

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Poached Egg Salad – Another Paleo Way to Start Your Day!

Paleo Poached Egg Salad

Since this poached-egg salad only takes a few minutes to prepare, it makes a fantastic Paleo food choice for breakfast.

The What:

  • Microwave egg poacher like this one {affiliate link}
  • A very small amount of butter (less than ¼ teaspoon)
  • Two large eggs
  • Two tablespoons water
  • Salt (optional)
  • Pepper


The How:

  1. Using your index finger or the back of a teaspoon, add just a ‘smear’ of real butter to the bottom of each poaching cavity.
  2. Break a large egg into each dish.
  3. Add a pinch of salt (optional) and pepper to each egg.
  4. Add a tablespoon of water to each egg (very important!)
  5. Carefully close the poacher and place it in the microwave.
  6. Microwave eggs on high for 50 seconds.
  7. Carefully open the poacher (WARNING:  hot steam may burst out) to check for done-ness.
  8. If they are not done, then microwave them on high in short (10 seconds) intervals until eggs are cooked to your likeness.*
  9. Remove poacher from microwave.
  10. Carefully open the lid.
  11. Use a teaspoon to gently scoop out each poached egg.


Enjoy the eggs by themselves or, add them to a salad of mixed greens and your choice of toppings.


Suggested salad toppings:  tomatoes (sliced or whole grape tomatoes), ½ a ripe avocado, homemade oil + vinegar dressing, and another generous pinch of coarsely-ground  black pepper. Yum!

Try this!  And let me know how you like it!




*(FYI:  I’ve never had to cook my eggs for more than 80 seconds for them to be done.  I like my yolks to be completely cooked (firm) but not hard.)

Ultimate Party Meatballs are a Big Hit at Crafty Dad’s House

Disclosure:  I received Heinz®, Johnsonville®, and Ocean Spray® products in exchange for sharing this recipe.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.



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Party Time!

Okay, so it wasn’t really a party.  But, sometimes when you find a new recipe and you really enjoy it, that is something to celebrate!

That was the case today.

My good friends at Child’s Play Communications offered me the opportunity to try out the some Ultimate Party Meatballs.  The recipe calls for the Johnsonville Classic Italian Style meatballs .  (They also come in Homestyle and Three Cheese flavors.)  They contain no MSG, artificial flavors or colors.

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Produce For Kids and Meijer have Teamed Up Again for Great Meal Ideas

DISCLAIMER:  I was compensated for this post.  However, all opinions are my own.

My good friends at Produce for Kids and Meijer have teamed up once again for some super-great recipes.

If you’re tired of the same old food, week after week, then  you owe it to yourself to check these out!

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Pasta Salad Recipe — with Chicken

pasta salad with chicken

Here’s an Easy Pasta Salad Recipe.  This one with grilled chicken!

This  is one of the College Boy’s favorite foods.  He made a surprise trip home this weekend so we made a batch of Pasta Salad today and sent him back with a big container of it.

This recipe makes several servings of pasta salad.  Since it keeps for a few days in the refrigerator, we make it with an entire box of pasta.  It ALWAYS gets eaten up.  And, the dressing acts as a marinade, so this recipe tastes better the day after you make it.

Let’s get to it!

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Paleo Recipe: Super Simple Egg + Salad Breakfast

breakfast part one

Another Super-Easy Paleo Recipe for You!

Granted, weekends allow a bit more time for cooking.   But seriously, cooking breakfast shouldn’t take very long no matter what day it is.

Case in point:  this morning’s scrambled eggs with onions and jalapeno pepper.  And a nice salad on the side.

If you have ten minutes, you can do this.  Hands down.

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Paleo Recipe :: Scrambled Eggs with Jalapeno Peppers and Mushrooms

eggs and peppers and mushrooms


Another Super-Easy, Super-Fast Paleo Breakfast Recipe

Here’s one more Paleo recipe for the yes-you-have-time-to-make-a-Paleo-breakfast lineup.  It takes just a few ingredients and can be ready to eat in about 5 minutes – start to finish!  There’s absolutely nothing earth-shattering about this.  But…it might just get you in the breakfast-making mood.

That would be awesome!

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Paleo Recipe :: Poached Egg Salad

Paleo Poached Egg Salad


It’s time to mix it up a bit.

A breakfast salad?  Sure!  Why not?  I have them all the time.

Here’s a quick and easy way to start your day.

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