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It’s no secret that I’m a terrible meal planner. Terrible. But I’m always willing to try new, tasty recipes. Here are 3 really yummy ones I’ve made in the past month that are definitely worth a try! They’re not necessarily “healthy” per se, but they’re really good and it’s fewer calories than going out to eat. At least you know what’s in your food!

  1. HONEY-CARAMELIZED ONION TART
    This recipe is SERIOUSLY good! The onions take awhile to caramelize—but if you felt inclined, you could always prep the onions & bacon first. I substituted sour cream for crème fraîche and it was still delicious (honestly, I have no idea what that is). My only suggestion would be to add about 1 tablespoon of honey to the cream mixture. Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s as good as it looks.

    HoneyCarmelizedOnionTart

    Image via www.fullforkahead.com

  2. CHICKEN POT PIE (Recipe makes 2 Pot Pies)
    This hearty, veggie-packed Chicken Pot Pie is a family pleaser. The Pastry Puff crust is perfectly flaky, while the made-from-scratch filling is easy & totally worth it—no condensed soups in this Pot Pie! The best part (aside from the taste) is that this recipe is freezable! It also makes good leftovers, which is great because I’m usually not a leftover fan. Trust me, it’s a win.

    ChickenPotPie

    Image via Taste of Home

  3. BAKED GNOCCHI WITH CHICKEN (Double It)
    This meal is REALLY good, and incredibly easy to make. To keep it more reasonable (or vegetarian-friendly) the chicken can easily be left out. I even added broccoli in the absence of chicken, and it soaked up the sauce beautifully. It’s another dish that makes great leftovers, too, but definitely double the recipe if you want leftovers. And I’m sure there’s an easy way to make this freezer-meal-friendly, so if you try it let me know how it turns out!

    Image via Food Network.com

    Image via Food Network.com

    Enjoy!

     

KMont - March 31, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Thanks for featuring our photo from Full Fork! I saw your post and had to comment because this past weekend I actually spent a couple of hours caramelizing onions. Yes, two hours lol (It was a lot of onions to say the least). I’ve never really had the patience for them, and seeing that onion tart photo reminded me this was definitely the case back then. I looked up info on how to properly caramelize onions this past weekend and you’re right, they can definitely be done ahead of time. I froze the onions I caramelized on Sunday as the post I’d read advised this for easy thawing and use later. I was kind of ridiculously excited about that. ;D Anyway, thanks again and glad you liked making and eating the tart!

Nicole | Life So Lovely - March 31, 2014 - 1:49 pm

I LOVE the recipe! It’s so good…the honey, the carmelized onions, the bacon…I’m not sure a better combo exists! And thanks for the tip, I didn’t know you could freeze them! What a great idea. Who knew? =)

Sue - October 11, 2015 - 11:04 am

I make a version of this using softened cream cheese, I have also tried it using Boursin cheese which is delish as well! I’ll definitely try it with the sour cream!