The Basics of Cooking Beans

I’m pushing beans again because I’m trying really hard to get you to eat them several times a week.  Although I’m not denying that canned beans are fast, easy, and nutrient-dense, cooking dried beans is definitely worth the little bit of extra effort. The texture and flavor are so different from canned beans, plus you…

Sesame Glazed Salmon

If you’re not regularly eating fish and seafood, a healthy goal for 2021 would be to eat at least 8-12 ounces of seafood per week (2-3 meals). To help you with this goal, here’s an easy weeknight addition to your weekly menu. I came across this recipe in the December 2020 edition of EatingWell magazine…

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…

Shrimp with Avocado, Lemon and Fresh Dill

I’m always on the hunt for recipes that are fast, delicious and healthy and this shrimp dish has become one of my favorites. The creaminess of the avocado provides a richness which plays well with the tartness of the lemon and the spicy bite of the arugula. For the whole grain, I used Khorasan wheat…

Chicken Pot Pie Bundles

These little bundles are a fun twist on this comfort food classic. Your kids will not only love to eat them, they’ll have fun helping to make them. This recipe is fast enough for a quick weeknight meal and once these chicken pot pie packages are made, they can be reheated for an on-the-go lunch…

20 Minutes to Get Dinner on the Table Veggie Pasta Bowl

It’s been a long day at work and even though you have food in the refrigerator, you don’t feel like cooking.  Plus, you have to run to a baseball game after dinner so there’s not much time to put dinner on the table. Do you pick something up on your way home or order out?…

After Vacation Dinner When You’re Tempted to Order Out

After you’ve been away on vacation for several days, you walk-in the door and the first thing you hear from the troops, “What’s for dinner?” The fastest and easiest solution (but we know it’s not the healthiest) is to order out. I challenge you to choose another option. If you are keeping your pantry stocked…

Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta

Frozen shrimp is a staple in my freezer.  It’s healthy, fast food. You don’t even have to remember to defrost it because frozen shrimp will defrost quickly under cold, running water. Add shrimp to stir fries and quick pasta dishes. Brush it with BBQ or hoisin sauce, grill it, sprinkle with scallions and wrap it…

Meatless Monday with Gnocchi, Swiss Chard and White Beans

Here’s a delicious, nutrient-packed recipe from Eating Well Magazine that can fit into even the busiest of schedules.The protein comes from the beans which work well with the gnocchi and Swiss chard.  For extra flavor, I added some jarred pesto from Costco because it’s always in my fridge.  I used frozen gnocchi instead of fresh so…