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Quinoa-Stuffed Cornish Hens

Most Friday nights my husband and I stay in for dinner and I cook something that takes a little more time to prep than during the week. I try to keep it interesting and vary the main dish, so some weeks I make traditional roast chicken and other times I make more unique recipes like beef stew and miso-ginger chicken and cabbage.  A…

Quinoa on Passover

Tonight starts the eight-day long Jewish holiday of Passover, during which one may not eat chametz — the collective name for leavened products containing wheat, barley, oats, rye, or spelt.
Last Passover I told you about matzo – the unleavened bread that Jews eat over the course of the holiday. Over the years, supermarket shelves have become stocked with more and more foods that are Kosher for Passover, including noodles and rolls (generally made out of potato flour). One item that was approved for Passover and has become popular over the past few years is quinoa. … read more »

Lightened-Up Esquites {Mexican Street Corn Salad}

Take traditional Esquites Mexican street corn salad for a healthier spin with this lightened up version made with low-fat Greek yogurt. The perfect party food paired with tortilla chips or side dish for your next Taco Tuesday! Pin this Recipe I was compensated for writing the original article, “Sweet Summer Corn,” and developing the recipe found in the August 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian….

5 Heart-Healthy Foods & 30+ Recipes to Make with Them

February is all about love and what better way to show some to yourself than by enjoying heart-healthy foods and recipes! *Originally published February 2015. Updated February 2020* Pin this Post Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Americans suffer 1.5 million heart…

20+ Cocktails to Ring In the New Year

Ring in the new year with 20+ New Year’s Eve cocktail recipes perfect for the season! Pin the Cocktail Roundup It’s hard to believe we’re at the end of another year and ready to ring in a new one. Are you ready to celebrate?! Every year we host a New Year’s Eve party at our house and I’m always looking for something…

Thanksgiving Survival Guide – Tips & Recipes for a Healthier Holiday

Keep this Thanksgiving survival guide by your side with 10 tips to help you have a healthier Thanksgiving and start to the holiday season.  Pin this Post *Originally published November 2016. Updated November 2019* Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday – it’s a day to give thanks, spend time with friends and family, and of course eat! A traditional Thanksgiving meal made up…

5-Ingredient Orange Maple Salmon

This sweet and tangy orange maple salmon recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and has only five ingredients. Plus it’s a hit with the kids! All around a perfect weeknight meal for the family! Pin the Recipe This orange maple salmon recipe is awesome. I’m just going to put it out there. It has 5 ingredients, takes less…

Homemade Unsweetened Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade unsweetened cinnamon applesauce is quick and easy to make, has just three ingredients, and no added sugar.  Pin the Recipe Guess what?! I have another apple recipe for you today* and this time it’s one I know your kids will love. In fact, my kids made this recipe with me, which was more than half the fun. *Did you see…

Top 5 Tips For Packing a Healthy and Delicious School Lunch

Packing a healthy and delicious school lunch for the kids doesn’t have to be a chore. Keep school lunch nutritious, delicious, and varied with these five tips! Pin this Post *Originally published October 2015. Updated August 2019* When I was in grade school, I remember eating a hot lunch every day. My favorite was probably the pasta bake – elbow…

40+ Healthy Memorial Day Recipes to Add to Your Menu

A roundup of healthy Memorial Day recipes, including burgers, desserts, drinks, and more, to make your celebrations a hit! Pin these Healthy Memorial Day Recipes For a while, I wasn’t sure if the sun was ever going to emerge again. Day after day of rain, wind, and all around gloomy weather left me wondering if summer was actually coming this…

35+ Healthy & Delicious Spring Recipes

Get busy in the kitchen this spring with this spring recipe roundup, featuring over 30 recipes made with asparagus, fava beans, strawberries, apricots, and more! Pin this Spring Recipe Roundup There is nothing like the feeling of spring, when the weather warms up, flowers start to bloom, and the sun starts shining longer! And even better than all of that (at…