This recipe for Southwest Quinoa salad is a great side to dish, or can be used as a meal alone. It's super easy to make and is a great dish to make for the family, yourself or to impress others at a party. Fun facts about this salad: It is loaded with multiple healthy, disease … Continue reading Southwest Quinoa Salad
The weather is FINALLY starting to turn warm which means one thing...cold foods are actually something I want to consume! And while eating a bowl of ice cream every night is tempting, I'm not sure my waist line would like it. That's one reason why I created this recipe..it's healthy and satisfies my sweet tooth. … Continue reading Health Boosting Smoothie Bowl
It's tempting to leave work and order take-out from your favorite restaurant after a long day. Who doesn't love having dinner ready right when they get home with very little prep?? Although it does minimize time required to prepare, take-out doesn't always cater to the needs of the health conscious. That's why I like the … Continue reading Honey Asian Crock Pot Chicken
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-WAH) has been around for over 5000 years. However, recently, it is making headlines in the news as an excellent food option. Here’s some quick facts about what quinoa is and how to use it: · Quinoa is a plant protein source Quinoa is considered a complete protein, meaning it provides all 9 … Continue reading Quinoa: Nutrition & Health Benefits
Enjoy this recipe for healthy cheesecake parfaits! These parfaits taste very similar to cheesecake. They use a low fat cream cheese and greek yogurt, so they have less fat and calories than normal cheesecake. Enjoy as an afternoon snack or dessert!
The health benefits of fruits and vegetables are numerous. Fruits and veggies are packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemical and antioxidants--disease fighting agents that will help protect your health! Often, it is challenging the meet the recommended serving size of fruits and vegetables. Experts recommend 8-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. This number may … Continue reading Protect your health!
Make weeknight dinners less stressful Cooking on the weeknights creates a challenge for many. Between work, children’s schedules, meetings and events, dinner is often one more chore we don’t always have time for. It can be tempting to pop a frozen dinner in the microwave and call it a meal. However, these are expensive and … Continue reading Stress-Free Weeknight Dinners
Smoothies are often viewed as a healthy meal replacement, however some smoothies can actually be packed with sugar and calories. In fact, some smoothies have just as much sugar as your soda pop! Over time, consuming calorie and sugar laden smoothies can add inches to the waistline. If made correctly, smoothies are a … Continue reading Healthy Smoothies
Chili is a staple meal in my household. It’s so easy to make, reheats well, and you can add endless amounts of toppings each time you eat it to change things up. I used extra lean ground turkey in this recipe to make things a little bit healthier. I also used several types of beans. … Continue reading Healthy Turkey Chili
Meatballs are a classic staple in my house. They are super easy to make. They also freeze well—I love making a large batch and pulling out several for a quick week night dinner. These turkey meatballs are lightened up by using ground turkey instead of ground beef. I chose to use the Jenni-O extra lean … Continue reading Easy Weeknight Meal: Turkey Meatballs