Easy Homemade Chicken Broth

Easy Homemade Chicken Broth   Chicken broth can be expensive, and full of ingredients that you can’t pronounce, so I put together a fairly easy way to make it using a rotisserie chicken you can buy at any store ($4-8).  When you consider that a quart of good quality chicken broth is $3.99, this is a pretty good deal!  You also have the chicken you can use for a couple meals during the week.  You can also roast your own chicken, which isn’t too hard to do, but sometimes the…

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Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Home Made Comfort Food Oven baked chicken, home-made marinara sauce, and naturally delicious shredded Parmesan cheese make this recipe one to keep!  With no frying involved, this chicken Parmesan will have you amazed that it is under 500 Calories per serving.  Add a couple servings of steamed vegetables to make it a favorite meal of the whole family. Serves 8 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 3 Tbsp Butter 2 Tbsp Olive Oil ¾ cup Panko Bread Crumbs 1 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese, divided 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped…

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Lactose Intolerance: 12 Things You Should Know

It affects roughly 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. Lactose is a form of sugar that occurs naturally in dairy products. Lactose is digested by the enzyme lactase. Lactase is available as a supplement to aid in digestion of foods containing lactose. All dairy products contain varying amounts of lactose. Lactose intolerance usually means you can tolerate SOME lactose. If you have lactose intolerance, you should still incorporate dairy into your diet as it is a good source of Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, and B Vitamins….

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Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Are you ready for soup yet? This soup is a lower calorie version of other cream soups, but it is still super delicious! My husband is a lover of anything creamy including soups.  I prefer broth based soups, but I always love to find healthier versions of the creamy ones. This creamy chicken vegetable soup has added flavor with bacon and cheese, but high nutrition value with all of the vegetables and protein from the chicken.  It is a fabulous main dish for any chilly day, and it smells amazing…

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Fish with a Pesto Twist

To all of my friends who think they don’t like fish… This recipe is so easy (about 30 minutes start to finish) and so delicious, it will make anyone (even your kiddos) fish lovers! 1 pound (about .45-.5 Kg) white fish, sole, flounder, or other white fish 1/2 cup pesto sauce 1 large carrot, shredded 1 Tbsp butter, melted 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs 2 tsp grated lemon peel 2 cups cooked spaghetti 1 Tbsp lemon juice Directions: It is best to buy the fish fresh and then cook it…

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