An Easy Marinade to Keep in Your Fridge

Sometimes the difference between ordering take out and cooking a healthier meal at home is simply having a marinade in your fridge. All you need is some chicken, fish or even tofu, and you’re just a few steps away from a delicious dinner on the table. This is my go-to marinade when I’m making quick…

Everything Bagel Chicken Fingers

Everything bagel spice blend is a quick way to add a punch of flavor to oven-baked chicken tenders. Mix the seasoning blend with fresh whole grain bread crumbs for a crunchy coating and a healthy twist on this kid-friendly classic. Serve with a quick honey mustard dipping sauce, green salad and some roasted veggies.

Sweet Potato, Peanut and Chicken Stew

Stews are the ultimate one-pot meal. They are hearty, packed with flavor and can serve an army of hungry friends and family. My husband grew sweet potatoes in his garden this summer and he is harvesting them right now (mid-October). This is the perfect recipe to showcase these “freshly pull from the ground” tubers. It…

One-Pot Pasta with Turkey Meatballs

If you haven’t already noticed, I love the simple recipes found in Ellie Krieger’s cookbooks. She has found a way to link simple, healthy cooking with ingredients that taste great! Here’s another recipe from her new book, Whole in One, where she focuses on one pot, one skillet and one sheet pan meals for easy…

Nana’s Chicken Pot Pie

If you google chicken pot pie, you’ll get recipes for an actual chicken pie, with a top and bottom crust. But the Pennsylvania Dutch version of chicken pot pie is more of a chicken stew with square pieces of dough added to the broth (a chicken pie in a pot). This recipe is from my…

A Lighter Version of Chicken Masala

I hesitated about adding this recipe to the blog because of the long list of ingredients. However, if you cook frequently, you’re likely to have most of these ingredients in your pantry. The recipe itself is very easy and it’s a much lighter alternative to take-out Indian food. For a vegetarian option, substitute tofu for…

Easy Chicken Shwarma with Creamy Yogurt Sauce

Chicken Shwarma sounds complicated to make but I made this on a weeknight after work. I started at 6 pm and we sat down to eat by 7. The recipe called for 1-3 hours to marinate the chicken but I cut the time down to 30 minutes and it was fine. You can continue to…

Chicken Milanese in an Air Fryer

If you have an air fryer but are unsure how to use it, give this delicious chicken Milanese recipe a try. You will have a delicious, low fat breaded chicken (use whole wheat bread crumbs for extra fiber), in less than 15 minutes! It makes the perfect weekday dinner since it’s quick and easy but…

Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup

I’ve been cooking a lot of soups lately. They’re easy, you get several meals from one recipe, and you have only one pot to clean.  This soup reminds me of a lemon orzo soup my Greek grandfather used to make many many years ago. Don’t be intimidated by the length of the ingredient list, the…

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken

When I can assemble a few simple ingredients, cook them on one sheet pan and not have to clean the pan, that’s my kind of dinner.  The only thing you have to remember is to marinate the chicken for at least an hour ahead. I assembled this in the morning and it was ready to…

Soups On!

Check out these hearty and healthy soup recipes on the PA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics blog. I’m excited to have my Football Tailgate Beef Stew highlighted in the article. You’ll love the other delicious soups like Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup and French Onion and Barley Soup from my fellow dietitians! Note: Featured image is…

A Round-up of My Favorite Warm Winter Soups

As we move into the cold months of January and February, I plan to hibernate with a bowl of my favorite soup. Winter is the perfect time to cook up big batches of nourishing, homemade soup. Soup is so easy to make. You can follow a recipe and make your own broth but for a…