Sometimes I think my kids just want to see what I can't come up with for dinner.  The other night my youngest says to me, "mom, I would like macaroni and cheese for dinner.  But with beans in it".  My first thought was great simple, quick easy.  But then I thought I will not use this as an excuse not to cook, even though I was tired from travelling the day before and had  lot of work to catch up on.  So I took a hint from the TV show "The Chew" who used wonton wrappers for an easy pasta dish one time and came up with this crazy, but really good recipe!

1 package of won ton wrappers
1 pound of fresh green beans
1 pound whole carrots
1 package of Philadelphia Cooking Creme, Original 
8 ounces of Mac and cheese blend shredded cheese
cup of water
9x13 pan

-Boil the beans and carrots
-Place the beans and carrots into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth
-Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
-Grease your 9x13 pan
-Place one won ton wrapper on a cutting board
-Spoon 1/2 tablespoon of the veggie puree onto the wrapper
-Dip your finger in the bowl of water and smooth around the edges of the won ton wrapper
-Fold the won ton wrapper to make a triangle, press the watered edges together to seal
-Tuck the corners under to make an almost rectangle shape (those of you who are dutch and make pig in the blankets...think that type of shape) then place in your greased pan.
-Repeat the process until the veggie puree is gone OR you pan has one completed layer.
-In a mixing bowl combine the Philadelphia Cooking Creme and shredded cheese.  If you have left over veggie puree you can add it into the cheese.
-Spread the cheeses over the veggie filled won ton wrappers
-Cover with tin foil and place in the oven for 20 minutes
-Remove tin foil and bake uncovered for another 10-15 minutes, or until bubbly.

Let me know what your family thinks of this veggie mac and cheese!

Healthy Eatings, 



1-2 pounds chicken breast, pounded to uniform thickness
1-2 pounds whole carrots, washed and not peeled
Frieda's Tomato Pesto
Parmesan cheese
McCormick Perfect Pinch Mediterranean Herb Seasoning
Olive oil
1 Tablespoon butter
1/4 cup Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Blue Agave

Chicken Directions:

-Preheat your oven to broil (or try this grilled in the summer)
-Drizzle a little olive oil on the chicken breasts
-Sprinkle on the Mediterranean seasoning to your liking and let sit until the oven has preheated
-Place in pan to bake for about 6-7 minutes per side (depending on the thickness for the chicken) or an internal temperature  of 165 degrees.
-Spoon on the tomato pesto and cheese, then place in the oven for another 1-2 minutes.

Carrot Directions:

-Fill a large pot with water and heat to a boil
-Add carrots to the boiling water for about 8-10 minutes, depending on the size
-Drain the water from the pot and return to the stove
-Add Agave and butter and mix well

Healthy Eatings,