Tag Archive | vegetarian

Labor Inducing Eggplant Parmesan

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Let me start off by saying I have absolutely loved being pregnant. LOVED it. Seeing and feeling every kick and poke, hearing the sound of her heartbeat, documenting my expanding belly, checking things off my to-do lists, experiencing this miracle of life growing inside of me…all of it. I admit to being one of those people who just beamed for the past 9 months, was too excited to sleep (doesn’t look like I’ll be catching up on that anytime soon!) and continued on with late nights, social activities and rocked heels until my feet rebelled. (I swear my ankles are here somewhere…)

But now? Well, friends, now we’re just about at the finish line and while I am still thrilled to be soaking up every last ounce of this experience, I am soo ready for the next phase. Her tiny laundry has been done, mine and Hubby’s bags have been packed, I made a candy jar for the nurses, Continue reading

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That’s SO Jenn’s Healthy Farro ‘Arancini’ Bake

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I don’t know about you, but I love a good arancini (Italian rice ball). Rich, cheesy, deep fried…what’s not love? Well, for starters it’s not exactly considered a health food. Therefore, my mission was to recreate my own version that would satisfy both our tastebuds and waistlines. (Okay, okay, I don’t currently have a waistline, but I hear it eventually comes back after the baby arrives.)

Farro came to mind as the ideal starch component, full of protein for an added benefit. Savory marinara, creamy nonfat ricotta, a bit of nutty parmesan, green peas and a light coating of panko breadcrumbs bake together forming a true tribute to the full-fat, high calorie alternative. Plus, you skip the mess of Continue reading