Crushing My Craving For Pasta

Ravioli pasta crush the craving

Foodies, I am still battling my love for PASTA. Despite my recent doctor’s advice, see my post http://joannsfoodbites.com/ways-to-lower-bad-cholesterol-triglycerides/ I am still cooking it at least once a week (okay, it was twice last week). Believe me, the Lightlife plant-based, soy product  was great, but I can’t travel 30 miles to the nearest store for it, on aRead more

Lightlife’s Savory Plant-Based Food Innovations

Lightlife Plant Protein Based

As I mentioned at the beginning of the year, one of the biggest food trends for 2018 will be the expansion of plant-based food innovations, such as plant protein sources and Lightlife is one of the pioneers.  Read my Food Trends for 2018 article here Plant-based diets are dominating the food world.  Several manufactures areRead more

5 Recipes to Get Rid of Leftover Holiday Ham

Holiday leftover ham

Did you make a holiday ham for Christmas?  Do you plan to make a ham for New Year’s dinner?  You are going to have some leftover ham at some point.  Don’t throw it away!  Strategically plan dinners and snacks, with JoAnn’s Food Bites, and you can rid your fridge of that leftover ham. Inspirational HolidayRead more

Meal 3: Our Series 3 Meals for 2 People Without Leftovers

meaty skillet lasagna

Three Meals for Two People Meal Three: Meaty Skillet Lasagna This meaty skillet lasagna is simple and scaled down, requiring very little prep and it will not leave behind a wake of dirty dishes. Do not substitute no-boil lasagna noodles for the traditional, curly-edged lasagna noodles here because the no-boil noodles will fall apart.   MostRead more

Three Meals for Two People

Three meals for two people - joanns food bites

For those readers who are empty nesters or for those living alone, I am constructing three days worth of meals for you.  I will not be preparing but three meals this week, due to evening meetings and commitments elsewhere.  Maybe this will alleviate leftovers sitting in the refrigerator for weeks. Here is your grocery listRead more

Pasta Can Be Healthy

whole wheat pasta - 100 Days Real Food - joanns food bites

DAY 6 of my 100 Days of Real Food Challenge and my #1 issue is PASTA!  I crave it constantly. Scientific research claims when we crave carbohydrates, it is usually due to the association of comfort and our mood. Besides the energy boost, carbohydrates provide solace during stressful times. Although I don’t feel it, subconsciously,Read more

Baked Chicken, Rigatoni and Zucchini

baked chicken, rigatoni and zucchini

Even a beginner could make the home smell like an Italian restaurant with this Baked chicken, Rigatoni and Zucchini meal. Although zucchini is at its peak in the summertime, fresh zucchini is available at most supermarkets throughout the year.  Adding chicken to this savory dish provides some protein. Zucchini A popular summer squash, a zucchini’sRead more