lunch

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cubed
  • 1/8 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 10 (6 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup salsa

Directions

  1. Saute chicken in a medium saucepan over medium high heat for about 20 minutes. Add vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, green onion, garlic and oregano. Simmer for an extra 10 minutes.
  2. Heat an iron skillet over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the pan, warm, and turn over to heat the other side. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Serve lime chicken mixture in warm tortillas topped with tomato, lettuce, cheese and salsa.

Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 4 cups half-and-half
  • 3 cups cubed potatoes
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups torn kale leaves (bite-size pieces)

Directions

  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Crumble sausage into pot; cook and stir until browned, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard grease.
  2. Stir half-and-half, potatoes, chicken broth, milk, onion, oregano, and red pepper flakes into sausage, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Season with black pepper; stir kale into soup. Simmer until kale is tender, 10 to 15 more minutes.

Bento Boxes

Bento Boxes

It’s back to school time!  When it comes to the daily grind of the school year, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by your schedule.  Sometimes, we tend to take shortcuts when it comes to packing lunches for our kids.  Lunchables might be a quick solution, but how healthy are prepackaged meals?  Well they can be really healthy if you make them yourself.