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Healthy Recipes

Air Fried Chicken Legs

Air Fried Chicken Legs | Mini Van Dreams

People, go buy an air fryer right now.  I LOVE MINE.  I have never, ever, ever been able to make fried chicken… until now.  Grab your air fryer and make these healthier air fried chicken legs!  They are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.  Serve them with some mashed potatoes and dinner is done.

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza | Mini Van Dreams #ticklemytastebuds #tastytuesday #recipes

Happy Tuesday!  Today, I am sharing my healthy buffalo chicken pizza.  Yummy!  This pizza is so delicious and easy.  If hot wings aren’t your thing, you can easily use a healthy barbecue sauce or a low-sodium marinade.  This amazing pizza hits the best of both worlds – wings and pizza.  How can you go wrong on your next family movie night?

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Chicken Fiesta Salad

Chicken Fiesta Salad | Mini Van Dreams

For today’s delicious recipe, I am sharing my quick Chicken Fiesta Salad.  This is perfect on a hot summer day and easily made to your specific tastes.  It’s even good in a packed lunch!  All the toppings and ingredients are super simple and can be thrown together for a healthy, delicious meal in no time!  And, before I get any comments… I did forget the chicken in the picture!  Enjoy!

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Healthy Strawberry Crepes

Valentine's Day Healthy Strawberry Crepes | Mini Van Dreams

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and today we have a yummy and easy recipe for healthy strawberry crepes!  This delicious and light recipe would be perfect as a special breakfast for your sweetie or as a dessert after a meal.  (more…)

Turkey Panini Rustico

Turkey Panini Rustico | Mini Van Dreams

Recently, I tried the turkey panini at a local coffeehouse chain.  Loved it and wanted to try to recreate it at home.  With some trial and error, I created my Turkey Panini Rustico.  This delicious panini can easily be made in a skillet or in a panini maker.  The best part – you probably have most, if not all, these ingredients on hand!  Feel free to customize the toppings – I am not a big spinach-on-sandwiches fan, so I left mine off.  But, pile it in on yours if you like! Don’t like onions or tomatoes?  Leave them off!   This quick and delicious panini will definitely become a family favorite!

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Black and Bleu Quesadillas

Black and Bleu Quesadillas via Mini Van Dreams #recipes #easyrecipes #quickrecipes

Today’s Black and Bleu Quesadillas is one of those recipes that when you try it you think, “Why didn’t I ever think of that?”  I can’t take all the credit though, I was flipping through a cookbook and came across a black and bleu salad with roast beef and bleu cheese.  For some reason it stuck in my head and I decided to morph it into a quesadilla.  So, here it is.  And you are going to love it…

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Chicken with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Chicken with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese | Mini Van Dreams

Our recipe for chicken with tomatoes and goat cheese is amazing.  The creaminess of the goat cheese paired with the tomatoes and seasonings is delicious.  While this recipe was baked in the oven, it would be just as (or more) delicious on the grill!  Enjoy!

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Taco Spaghetti

Taco Spaghetti | Mini Van Dreams

It’s Taco Tuesday today but if you are tired of tacos, then check out our easy Taco Spaghetti for a fun twist.  This recipe combines normal taco flavors with the spaghetti that creates an amazing flavor – no shells required.  If you would like a bit more kick, add some jalapenos and a couple dashes of hot sauce.   Feel free to finish the dish off with a dollop of sour cream or any other taco toppings you like! (more…)

Fettuccine with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Fettuccine with Creamy Tomato Sauce | Mini Van Dreams

Our fettuccine with creamy tomato sauce is perfect when you want an Italian-style meal but don’t want spaghetti again.  While simple and delicious, boring old fettuccine gets kicked up a notch with some delicious additions.  While this particular version does not include diced chicken, Don and I agreed that it would be a perfect addition for the next time we have it.  So, feel free to throw in some cooked chicken breasts, or even cooked shrimp, and enjoy!

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Nacho Noodles

Nacho Noodles | Mini Van Dreams

Do you ever have one of those days where you don’t know what to make for dinner?  You know those days when you stand in front of the cupboard and none of the ingredients you have on hand lend themselves to anything spectacular?  That’s how I created nacho noodles!  A quick and easy meal that can be changed up to include whatever taco-y ingredients you might have on hand!  This recipe is reminiscent of my nacho noodle casserole, but includes an enchilada-type sauce instead.  Enjoy!

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