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Dairy Free Chicken Piccata Meatballs

Dairy Free Chicken Piccata Meatballs

While chicken piccata is traditionally based on skinless, boneless chicken breasts, I think you will want to give this Dairy Free Chicken Piccata Meatballs recipe a try! The meatballs have way more flavor than a simple chicken breast, which makes the overall flavor...

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Marinated Cucumber-Fennel Salad

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Marinated Cucumber-Fennel Salad

What’s better than a beautiful spring or summer evening where you can be outside enjoying the sun? How about making a quick and healthy dinner that you will feel good about eating and that doesn’t take all your time to make? Both are ideal in my book, and this Grilled...

Chicken Kabobs with Chili-Garlic Barbecue Sauce

Chicken Kabobs with Chili-Garlic Barbecue Sauce

Who else is embracing grilling season like me? Two things are blowing my mind though…1) It’s May and school is almost out for the summer (yikes!), and 2) Memorial Day is literally right around the corner! If you don’t want to serve the same ole’ hamburgers for your...

Garlic-Mustard Chicken and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Garlic-Mustard Chicken and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Anyone else LOVE (and NEED) quick weeknight meals as much as I do? I’m guessing the answer is YES! I’m ALL ABOUT quick weeknight meals (as long as they’re healthy, that is!) and this Garlic-Mustard Chicken and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner is the perfect fit when you...

Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Mexican food is a winner at your house when it comes to family-friendly meals. I know it is at mine! While tacos and burrito bowls are two of our favorites, I decided to switch things up a bit and create these Turkey and...

Ginger-Orange Shrimp and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Ginger-Orange Shrimp and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner

Where are my shrimp fans?!? Wherever you are, you are going to want to make this super quick and fresh tasting Ginger-Orange Shrimp and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner recipe. If you’re grocery shopping this weekend, put the short list of ingredients on your grocery list,...

Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef

Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef

Need another easy recipe for your instant pot (because a person can never have too many easy instant pot recipes, right?)? This Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef is simple and can be eaten as is or used as the base to make all your favorite Mexican foods. Is so...

Chicken with Mushroom-Garlic Cream Sauce (Dairy Free, One Pan)

Chicken with Mushroom-Garlic Cream Sauce (Dairy Free, One Pan)

If you ever think that eating chicken on the regular gets a little boring, this Chicken with Mushroom-Garlic Cream Sauce is definitely a recipe you need to start making! There’s wine in the mushroom-garlic cream sauce (which is dairy free but not flavor free!), so you...

Fresh Brussels Sprouts and Turkey Chopped Salad

Fresh Brussels Sprouts and Turkey Chopped Salad

Who thinks they may have some leftover turkey in the near future?  If so, keep this Fresh Brussels Sprouts and Turkey Chopped Salad near the top of your list of recipes for the week so you can throw it together after Thanksgiving. Not only will it help you use up...

Sweet Potato Turkey Sausage Breakfast Skillet

Sweet Potato Turkey Sausage Breakfast Skillet

Does anyone else fall into a rut when it comes to breakfast, or is it just me?  I tend to find something I like to eat (and that I feel good eating!), and then I stick to it for a while…okay, a LONG while! If this is you, and you’re ready to try something new,...

Homemade Italian Sausage Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Italian Sausage Seasoning Recipe

Hey everyone, today I’m sharing a super simple and quick recipe that I use ALL THE TIME! This Homemade Italian Sausage Seasoning Recipe is a game-changer when it comes to making all my favorite Italian meals, and I think you’ll love it! My family loves Italian meals,...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Have you gotten on the sheet pan bandwagon yet? If not, you definitely should, and might I suggest you start by making this Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner? The mix of simple ingredients makes it perfect for a weeknight meal, however, it would...

Mexican Dirty Cauliflower Rice: 30-Minute, Quick and Healthy Recipe

Mexican Dirty Cauliflower Rice: 30-Minute, Quick and Healthy Recipe

With summer over and school days happening whether we like it or not, I’m guessing I’m not the only one with the crazy hectic schedule that comes with school, kids, and all the activities. Am I right? Enter this 30-minute, quick and healthy recipe of Mexican Dirty...

Sheet Pan Coconut Curry Salmon and Brussels Sprouts

Sheet Pan Coconut Curry Salmon and Brussels Sprouts

Sheet pan meals have become all the rage when it comes to getting a healthful meal on the table without a lot of fuss. Because all the food goes on the same pan, the cooking process tends to be more streamlined, and clean up is a snap because sheet pan meals usually...

Instant Pot Sesame-Lime Chicken with Coconut Vegetable Quinoa

Want a one-pot meal that includes everything you need for a healthy dinner, makes very little mess in the kitchen, and doesn’t heat up your kitchen because it’s cooked in one of my favorite kitchen appliances…the Instant Pot? Sounds about perfect, right? Well, I think...

Sweet Potato-Apple Breakfast Sausages

Sweet Potato-Apple Breakfast Sausages

Anyone have Easter brunch plans this weekend? I’m sure, if you do, you already have your recipes and grocery lists figured out, but in case you don’t, put these 5 Ingredient Sweet Potato-Apple Breakfast Sausages on your menu! They are easy to make, serve a small...

Chicken and Black Bean Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls

Chicken and Black Bean Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls

If you're like me and you love a good burrito bowl (I KNOW you're out there), you are going to want to make these Chicken and Black Bean Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls next time you get a craving for one. Not only are they much healthier (see below for a comparison of...

No Mayo Avocado Chicken Salad

No Mayo Avocado Chicken Salad

Who loves chicken salad? I have always been a fan, but it can be so decadent and rich that the traditional mayonnaise-laden version is sometimes too much for me. Plus, the traditional version is usually pretty low in veggies. This No Mayo Avocado Chicken Salad is all...

5 Ingredient Beef Pot Roast for Slow Cooker or Crock Pot

5 Ingredient Beef Pot Roast for Slow Cooker or Crock Pot

Who loves their slow cooker (or crock pot if that's how you refer to it!) as much as I do? I'm guessing that may be a silly question because it seems that so many people I talk with about cooking use a slow cooker at least weekly for a fix-it-and-forget-it type of...

One Pan Sweet Potato-Kale Fried Egg Hash

If you're looking for something new to make for your weekend brunch, this One Pan Sweet Potato-Kale Fried Egg Hash will have you covered! It's packed with flavor and nutrition, it uses perfectly in season Fall ingredients such as apple, sweet potato and kale, and...

Maple-Mustard Chicken with One Pan Roasted Veggies and Crispy Kale

Maple-Mustard Chicken with One Pan Roasted Veggies and Crispy Kale

Although the title may be a mouthful, this dish is anything but complicated! Two pans (a skillet and a large shallow roasting pan) are all you will need to make this 'dinner party worthy' meal a success. Besides being full of beneficial nutrients, this Maple-Mustard...

Grilled Fajita Turkey Burgers

Grilled Fajita Turkey Burgers

These Grilled Fajita Turkey Burgers combine two of my favorite summer dishes, burgers and fajitas. Both are quick, easy, family-friendly and delicious, which makes them a homerun in my playbook of recipes. On the other hand, both can get a little tiresome if you serve...

Dirty Cauliflower Rice: 5-Ingredient, Kid-Friendly, Healthy Recipe

Dirty Cauliflower Rice: 5-Ingredient, Kid-Friendly, Healthy Recipe

Happy Friday, everyone! With school either in full swing or about to start, who needs a 5-ingredient, kid-friendly, healthy recipe? This Fast with Five Fridays Dirty Cauliflower Rice (more on the name later!) is just that, and I'm not exaggerating when I say my kids...

Fish Tacos with Fresh Pico and Cilantro-Lime Slaw

Fish Tacos with Fresh Pico and Cilantro-Lime Slaw

If you've ever wanted to make fish tacos at home, but never have for whatever reason (maybe you think they will take too long or you don't feel confident cooking fish), try these Fish Tacos with Fresh Pico and Cilantro-Lime Slaw. You'll be converted to making fish...

Fresh Tomato-Basil Pasta Sauce

Fresh Tomato-Basil Pasta Sauce When tomatoes are in season, you can bet I will be making this Fresh Tomato-Basil Pasta Sauce regularly. It's one of those recipes that will always taste great, even if you have to fudge on the amounts a bit or you use a different kind...

Homemade Brat Burgers

Homemade Brat Burgers

Brats"¦the ultimate "it's summer, we're ready to grill and eat on the deck" type of meat. I love brats because they are quick and easy, and I can have packages of brats in the freezer ready to pull out for those nights I know I'm going to have no time to cook. They...

Grilled Sesame Sirloin Kabobs with Sticky Sauce

Grilled Sesame Sirloin Kabobs with Sticky Sauce

This Grilled Sesame Sirloin Kabobs with Sticky Sauce recipe wears a lot of hats. It uses very few ingredients (obvious bonus)"¦It can be started a couple hours before dinner, making it quick to get dinner on the table when everyone is hungry"¦It uses a more economical...

Honey-Glazed Shrimp Kabobs and Grilled Vegetable Stir-Fry

Honey-Glazed Shrimp Kabobs and Grilled Vegetable Stir-Fry

Shrimp and summer are like two peas in a pod for me. I love how light and fresh shrimp tastes on a hot summer day, and it works with just about any vegetable or flavor combination you like. I have mentioned below the usual way I grill shrimp, however, when I have a...

Grilled Beef Flank Steak and Tomato Kabobs

Grilled Beef Flank Steak and Tomato Kabobs

Grilling season is in full swing, and I am definitely taking advantage! What's better than walking outside and getting a whiff of that distinct smell that comes from food cooking on a grill? Except that it makes me hungry! You'll most definitely be full and happy...

Grilled Chicken-Quinoa Fajita Bowls

Grilled Chicken-Quinoa Fajita Bowls

Grilled Chicken-Quinoa Fajita Bowls If you've never tried quinoa, or haven't loved it in the past, I think you will become a fan after trying this recipe. Like traditional fajitas, these Grilled Chicken-Quinoa Fajita Bowls will give you everything you need for a full...

Pesto Veggie Stuffed Chicken

Pesto Veggie Stuffed Chicken

Pesto Veggie Stuffed Chicken Do you love the idea of eating chicken breast, but when it comes down to it, you're often disappointed in the results? I'm going to guess you've all had to force yourself through a chicken breast meal that was less than spectacular at some...

Pepper-Prosciutto Breakfast Avocado

Pepper-Prosciutto Breakfast Avocado

15 minutes + One pan + 4 ingredients = hearty, egg-free, grain-free, gluten-free breakfast that is loaded with vegetables and will keep you going strong all morning long. While I love eating eggs for breakfast, I've been wanting more variety lately and came up with...

Chinese Fried Cabbage

Chinese Fried Cabbage

I can easily cave into my cravings when there's Chinese fried rice around. When it's made well, there are so many textures and flavors going on and I just can't help myself! But, I know it is anything but healthy. It's loaded with sodium, and besides a sprinkling of...

Five Ingredient Italian Meatballs (Fast with Five Fridays)

Five Ingredient Italian Meatballs (Fast with Five Fridays)

Five Ingredient Italian Meatballs When I need a SUPER QUICK dinner that I know will go over well with the kids and my husband, I whip up a batch of these flavorful meatballs!  Not only do they come together quickly, they taste great and are very versatile - drop...

Spicy Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps For as much planning as I typically do for food I take to parties or that I'm hosting, I just don't plan ahead for the annual Super Bowl party we go to.  In typical fashion, I decided (with my husband's help, I must admit) what...

Rosemary Bacon

Rosemary Bacon

Rosemary Bacon One of my favorite things to do as a self-proclaimed "food geek" is to try to recreate something wonderful I've had at a restaurant. Sometimes it's pretty easy to do, and other times, it takes some brain-power and a lot of trial and error!  This...

Garlic-Sage Grilled Chicken

Garlic-Sage Grilled Chicken

Garlic-Sage Grilled Chicken Confession: I like chicken thighs.  There, I said it.  I know, I know, I'm a dietitian and therefore should be preprogrammed to prefer chicken breast, right?  Wrong!  This girl likes the dark meat - it's more flavorful,...

Herbed Lamb Burgers

Herbed Lamb Burgers

Herbed Lamb Burgers Normally when I make lamb burgers, I do your basic "add salt and pepper to ground lamb, shape into patties, and grill them until they're done" recipe, which isn't really a recipe, right?  They are always good, but this time I decided to take...

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

I don't mean to point out the obvious, but where I live (Iowa), it's still pretty cold despite the fact that spring has officially arrived. After a long, cold winter, we're all ready for warmer temps so we can get outside, am I right? I also start thinking about...