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Saturday, March 21, 2009

help sales help you

does anyone feel like a boring cook once in a while? i definitely do. i find myself cooking the same kinds of things all the time with very little variation.

that's where sales come in. when fun things come up on sale i try and seize the moment and get creative while fun things are cheap! stop throwing away your sale ads and add some variation to your meals.

here's my most recent "varied" creation. this isn't terribly uncommon in the normal world, but it is in my house! the stars aligned and the right ingredients came on sale and viola! the combination of flavors was soooo wow!!

chicken avocado pitas

large, thin whole wheat pitas (i got a bag of 6 for $1! - that was my fun sale item!)
shredded/chunked chicken (sliced turkey would be good too!)
sliced avocado, lightly salted
1/3 less fat cream cheese
any other veggies you want (my husband wanted tomatoes too!)

1. slice pita in half and open carefully.
2. spread a thin layer of cream cheese inside. layer sprouts on top of cream cheese so they don't fall out, then stuff with avocado and chicken.
3. mmm... enjoy!


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Janssen said...

We had a very similar lunch today on a camping trip. Avocado AND cream cheese together is like heaven to me :)

Meghan said...

This sounds like a great sandwich! Love the addition of cream cheese - yum!

JoSue said...

where in the store did you get the pitas? we eat pitas regularly but they don't look as good as those!

healthy cooking on a budget

disclaimer: i don't claim to be an expert on cooking, weight loss or even healthy eating, but i do love to cook, find healthy, taste bud-friendly tricks and most of all, i love to eat!

qualifications: what qualifies me to blog on cooking healthy on a small budget? well, as my husband is still a student, my budget is not what you'd call large. and as for the healthy part, when i was 10 i was diagnosed with pancreatitus - a disease that doesn't effect me much anymore unless i eat food that is too greasy or has too much fat (in which case, well, let's just say i get really sick). this had steered my experience and limited cooking expertise in a health-conscious direction.

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