Pairing the Perfect Lasagna #BalanceYourPlate #ad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Stouffer’s. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Have you ever wonder in the aisles of the super market looking for an alternative to your everyday menu? Well I’m, and don’t get me wrong I love to cook but sometimes I need an easy alternative to our dinner.

Luckily for me I found the perfect and better alternative, no more junk food for us on those days. My go-to meal has to be the delicious frozen meals from Stouffer’s specially the most amazing lasagna I have ever had, the Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce. It is incredible good and let me tell you as a lover of all things Italian, this lasagna is definitely at all times in my freezer.

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What I love the most about Stouffer’s is the has recently announced its new “Kitchen Cupboard” commitment. This new initiative focuses on shortening and simplifying recipes that only include ingredients that consumers can recognize and can find at home, like vine-ripened tomatoes, freshly made pasta, and real mozzarella.

And over the next few years, consumers will see Kitchen Cupboard renovations across existing and new products.

The guidelines include:

  • Using ingredients that consumers trust and recognize, like what they would use in their own home kitchens, with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives
  • Working on simplified recipes that result in great taste with fewer ingredients
    Offering recipes that provide consumers with the same, or better, dining experience at a good value

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So you have to be sure and thrust in the quality of the Stouffer’s products. With this delicious lasagna I decided to make a simple but perfect salad. This simple spinach salad wich my younger daughter love to make with me and you can’t image how well the salad and the lasagna go together.

So don’t worry anymore or wonder in every aisle corner, heat over to the freezer section and grab a Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce to enjoy with your family and don’t forget to make my spinach salad.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Stouffer’s. The opinions and text are all mine.


Pairing the Perfect Lasagna #BalanceYourPlate #ad
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Easy spinach salad, the perfect pair for the Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce.
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6 portions 10 minutes
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Pairing the Perfect Lasagna #BalanceYourPlate #ad
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Easy spinach salad, the perfect pair for the Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce.
Servings Prep Time
6 portions 10 minutes
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Servings Prep Time
6 portions 10 minutes
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Servings: portions
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix all the veggies, and season with lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil. This salad is also perfect with any kind of dressing you like. You can add avocado, cucumber, or any other veggie you would want.
  2. Remeber to follow the instructions in the package of the Stouffer's lasagna before heating. Enjoy.
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Mix Veggie Salad with Chipotle Dressing #VivaLaMorena #ad #Cbias

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Mix Veggie Salad with Chipotle Dressing #VivaLaMorena #ad #Cbias

One thing the I love to make during the summer is my Dad’s classic salad. I remember that he always make this salad with any kind of veggie he will find in the fridge, it was so funny and at the same time a great opportunity to utilize all the veggies we had.

I decide to make it for my family and share with my girls this super easy recipe, so they can carrie the tradition and and make a fresh salad during the hot summer days.

The first thing we did was checking the fridge to see what we have for the salad; we found some very tasty ingredients as well as sweet corn that my little one loves. But to make the dressing I need it the key ingredient, Chipotle sauce, this is the main ingredient in this salad, it give it a delicious kick.

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We took the car and went to Walmart of course, to buy La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce and even more products the this amazing brand has, La Morena products add authentic Latino flavors to your traditional Hispanic dishes. And that product can be found at the Hispanic aisle at Walmart. We stock out on this great products to complement the salad which it can’t taste the same without them.

You can make this salad, like I said before with any kind of veggie you have in hand, it has no rules, and as follow I will show you what we added to it.

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Let me know what is your favorite La Morena product and what kind of veggies did you use for the salad.

INGREDIENS

  • 1 small grated cabbage
  • 1 cup red bell pepper strips
  • 1 15 ons can sweet corn
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons Adobo Sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons mince cilantro
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRENTIONS

In a bowl mix all the veggies, add some salt and pepper. In another bowl combine, mayonnaise, milk, chipotle sauce, cilantro and lemon, mix until combine.

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Then add this delicious sauce to the veggies and mix well.

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Let it rest on the fridge for about an hour so it bring the flavor to a different delicious level.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

Spring Salad #HealthyEatingKids

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For a long time now I bean wanting to share this easy recipe with you guys, my daughter loves salad and this is one of her favorites, did I tell you the she is only 5 years old? Well yes, she is in fact a big fan of salad.
So one day she came up with all this things the she like to eat, and we make this super healthy delicious salad.
Is full with vitamin C, have the right portion of fruit, and because is toped with feta cheese, doesn’t need dressing, because the cheese is so creamy by itself, when you mix the salad it comes all together, and the grapes gives it just the right amount of sweetness.
Make it with your children, I’m sure the they would love the idea of a healthy, delicious, salad, made by there on hands.
Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups of fresh spinach
  • 1 cup of dice harts of palm
  • 2 tomatoes chopped or 1 cup of cherry tomatoes in half
  • 1/2 cup of crumble feta cheese
  • 1 cup of green grapes in half
  • 1 cup of dice cucumber
  • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a bowl put all the ingredients mix, very carefully, add salt and pepper, and serve.
  2. This salad is great by it self, or as a side dish with any meat, double or triple the recipe and you can take it to a party.
  3. Or just add any other ingredient the you or your kids like.

Yields 4 servings.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

Strawberry Spinach Feta Salad #TheSaladBar

DSC_0037Summer is here and with the hot day theres nothing better than a good salad.
And we want to share with you different ways to make it, if you love salad this is the day for you, is everywhere and so good for you.
I make in this occasion a simple but yet delicious strawberry spinach feta salad with a simple low fat dressing the I know you are going to love, and because this days with want to spend a lot of time outside this is a perfect picnic, or side dish for you.
Enjoy with us this month easy, delicious and good salads.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound Baby Spinach
  • 1 1/2 cup Strawberries cut in half
  • 1 1/2 cup cherrie tomatoes (I used yellow, you can use any)
  • 1 cup crumble feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fat free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

In a bowl mix spinach, strawberries and tomatoes, pour the feta cheese, make the dressing as simple as mixing together sour cream, buttermilk, paprika, salt and pepper.
Drizzle the dressing before you serve the salad.
I toast some bread you don’t have to but I love bread and salad together.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

HEARTS OF PALM SALAD WITH AVOCADO a Great Aventure For #SundaySupper

What an amazing #SundaySupper we have this week, I feel very honored and excited because the company Merrell joins us around the family table.
I want to tell you that this recipe is inspired by the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica where for a long time my family and I went camping. Costa Rica is an exotic country that has the most incredible landscapes, mountains, beaches, parks, rainforests, and wonderful people.
As part of our tradition, the meals included in the Hearts of Palm, the product produced by the Palm. We use it to prepare a wide variety of dishes, but especially when we want to enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air.
When we came to the United States my husband and I realized even more the importance of inculcating in our children the family dinner, since being in Costa Rica we used to go to a family member’s house for dinner.
This is one of the most important traditions passed down generation to generation and when your family is so far away means even more.
It is super special for me to share this recipe as it is very attached to my roots and represents 100% of the versatility and beauty that the country has.
And in my family transmits the love and warmth every time we sit around the family table.
Encourage your children in this incredible tradition and make every Sunday special a unique moment to remember forever.
Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped papaya
  • 1 can of 14.5 oz Hearts of Palm
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Cut avocados in half, remove seeds and peel, sprinkle with a little lemon juice.
Drain the can hearts of palm and cut into slices, stir gently with the papaya, cut the lettuce into pieces.

In a bowl make the vinaigrette, stirring, agave nectar, lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper, stir well until well blended.

In order to serve
On a plate place a cup of lettuce, one avocado half and 3 tablespoons of the mixture of Hearts of Palm with papaya, sprinkle a tablespoon of the dressing over and garnish with chopped cilantro.

This recipe makes 8 servings.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy


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LOW FAT PASTA SALAD 4th OF JULY CELEBRATION FOR #SundaySupper

This is definitely a day to celebrate, we’ve cleaned the grill and the table is ready with all the delights that the family has prepared.
And this year I try to change a little and I make a salad a little bit more healthy, after all we have plenty to eat on this day.
This recipe is the perfect choice to celebrate without guilt of what we are eating, you can say it’s a full meal or a great side dish.
It is definitely an option a little bit more healthy to enjoy this special day.
Celebrate this July 4th in a big way alongside your friends and family.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound pasta of your choice
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro or parsley
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 ounces diced cooked ham low fat
  • salt and pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS

Cook pasta according to package directions. Remember to add enough salt to the water where cooking the pasta this way will have a better flavor.
Once ready pass through a colander and sprinkle with cold water to stop the cooking procces.
In a separate bowl stir all ingredients except the cilantro or parsley.
When the pasta is ready incorporate all the ingredients and stir well.
Chill at least an hour.

Before serving add the cilantro or parsley.

I recommend serving it very cold, but also may be served at room temperature.
This recipe makes 14 servings.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

You can also enjoy more amazing recipes from this incredible family of foodies, so that way you can be more inspired this July 4th.
Main Dishes:
Salads and Sides:
Desserts:
Fabulous Pairings by Martin from ENOFYLZ
Join us this week! We’ll share these fabulous recipes and want you to share yours with us!  The fun starts at 3pm EST and lasts all afternoon.  At 5:30 pm EST, we will be available to chat with you. All you have to do is follow the hashtag #sundaysupper on twitter or follow along on TweetChat.  Our #SundaySupper Pinterest Board will be filled with fabulous family recipes. There is always room Around the Family Table for you.

HEALTHY PASTA SALAD

I tried to find healthier options for my family, as the children get older it is important to take care of the fat and starch a day.

This recipe has a history, my grandmother made ​​us pasta with tuna salad because nobody in my house could eat as hot plate and for many years this has been our preference.
I started making this salad for my family and they loved it.
Now I’m traing of changing it and look for better options, more healthy for everyone to enjoy at dinner.
I make enough and keep in the refrigerator, my daughter is so fond of repeating and requests take to school for lunch.
It’s an incredible feeling when you’re feeding the family better and see that your children appreciate the effort, I do not sacrifice taste, I am convinced that no matter how healthy it must have a unique flavor and we all know that children sometimes are difficult to please.
I hope you enjoy it.

INGREDIENTS

1 package of pasta you prefer
2 cups chopped spring onions
1 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 can tuna in water
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
the juice of half lemon
salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Cook pasta according to package directions.
When is ready sprinkle with cold water to stop the cooking process.
In a bowl mix scallions, cilantro, red bell pepper, mayonnaise, mustard, tuna and pasta stir well.
Add salt and pepper, bring to refrigeration for 30 minutes.

Serving Size 2/3 cup.
Calories per serving 243.

Preparation time 20 minutes.

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