Light and Creamy Pesto Chicken Salad

Whenever you have leftover chicken, make chicken salad.  I had some leftover chicken after making chicken souvlaki (see Chicken Souvlaki post) so I combined it with mayo, plain yogurt, a tablespoon of jarred pesto and a sprinkle of scallions. You can make chicken salad in a multitude of ways, mixing and matching most vegetables and…

Friday Night Taco Pizzas with Zucchini Ribbons

These little pizzas make for a fun Friday or Saturday night dinner with the kids.  The “crust” is a whole grain corn tortilla which makes a perfect serving size for young children.  They are topped with a homemade spicy bean spread, seasoned ground turkey, a sprinkle of cheddar cheese and plain yogurt.  You could create…

Chicken Souvlaki Pockets

This is a family favorite and very easy to make.  Marinate a pound of chicken tenders in 2 tablespoons olive oil, juice from ½ a lemon, minced garlic clove, salt and pepper.  Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Meanwhile, mix together the delicious tzatziki sauce using plain low-fat Greek…

Meatloaf Veggie Sliders

Here’s a great way to cook meatloaf fast. Dividing the meatloaf into muffin cups slashes cooking time to less than 20 minutes and allows for better portion control. For this recipe, I used an assortment of sautéed vegetables and ground turkey breast (not regular ground turkey which is higher in saturated fat). The vegetables lighten-up the…

Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Since I had buttermilk leftover from the other night’s dinner, I used it to marinate chicken tenders.  I added some hot sauce (about 1/4 cup) to the buttermilk and let the chicken marinate in the buttermilk sauce for 30 minutes.  I coated the chicken in bread crumbs (panko, whole wheat or regular bread crumbs seasoned…

Buttermilk Rosemary Chicken

Nigella Lawson is a very entertaining cookbook author and frequent contributor to the food section of the New York Times.  I love to read her stories about the recipes she’s preparing.  This one is a favorite of my husbands.  I love it because everything goes into a plastic bag (no mess) and you bake it…