Posts Tagged: “healthy”

  • Honey Garlic Skillet Shrimp {Freezer Meal}

      Through all the recipe testing for our cookbook, I’m learning that I instantly gravitate towards any sweet-savory flavored recipe. Any combination of a honey-soy-garlic marinade is pretty much going to be a win in my book. So it comes as no surprise that this shrimp recipe received a big thumbs up in my opinion. …Read More

  • Egg-in-a-Hole: A Classic Breakfast Idea

    There are quite a few reasons this mama loves a good ‘ol egg-in-a-hole for breakfast. First of all, it’s quick and easy to make. A must for weekday mornings. It’s cheap. All you need is eggs, butter and bread. It’s got protein. I find it hard to get healthy protein in the morning and I know …Read More

  • All-Natural Basic Cheese Sauce

    Basic Cheese Sauce for Broccoli (with NO Velveeta!) {Freezer Meal}

    Wow. Just wow. This real cheese sauce is made from all known ingredients (see ya processed cheese block), is absolutely delicious, and is even freezable! My kids beg for this stuff. So far I’ve served it with broccoli (of course), but also drizzled over wild rice and pasta and even as a dipping sauce for Oven …Read More

  • Cranberry-Orange Shortbread Cookies {Freezer Meal}

    This Cranberry-Orange Shortbread cookie recipe is nothing short of delicious. After a few tweaks to the original recipe, I’m seriously obsessed. I made them as a holiday treat but I could also see them being a great summer goodie to have on hand. It contains the buttery-goodness of a shortbread cookie but is punctuated with …Read More

  • Whole Wheat Calzones

    Whole Wheat Calzones {Freezer Meal}

    Looking for a meal that everyone will devour? And that you can freeze and pack for school lunches? Whole Wheat Calzones are it! These Whole Wheat Calzones are kind of a result of Two Peas and Their Pod‘s whole wheat pizza dough recipe making a baby with The Pioneer Woman‘s Easy Calzone recipe…with a few of my own tweaks. …Read More

  • Freezer Friendly Sweet and Savory Salmon Recipe

    Sweet and Savory Salmon {Freezer Meal}

    Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours!  I’m not a huge fish person. I know, I know. The Omega-3s that are in fish are incredibly good for you and will help you to live until you’re 120, right? Despite my Omega-3 deprivation, I still rarely get salmon, …Read More

  • Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta: Skip the canned junk and make this delicious and nutritious pasta dish for your family instead.

    Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta

    Quick vote: What was your canned Chef Boyardee pasta of choice as a kid? a. Spaghetti and Meatballs b. Beefaroni c. Beef or Cheese Ravioli Me? I was a Beef Ravioli kid all the way. But, alas, I know too much these days about what goes into a canned product like that to enjoy it, …Read More

  • balsamic dressing with herbs

    Balsamic Dressing with Herbs

    For Thanksgiving, I worked up this new dressing recipe and it did not disappoint. Several family members commented on the outstanding flavor of this salad/dressing combo. Although I love my mom’s Balsamic Parmesan Salad Dressing, this one tastes a bit lighter and more fresh, especially with the addition of the dried herbs. It’s also very …Read More

  • Light & Easy Penne Rosa Pasta: 15 Minute One-Pot Dinner

    Many nights of the week, I’m looking for a meal that I can pull together in just minutes and that doesn’t dirty up the kitchen. Penne Rosa Pasta fits the bill! Plus, this cheesy and filling pasta dish is also light and tasty! I like to steam some broccoli florets in a colander over the …Read More

  • Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Banana Bites

    I’ve got a perfect fix for that afternoon sweet tooth! Try out these peanut butter, dark chocolate, banana bites. They are YUMMO and super easy to make. Simply slice up some banana, slab a little peanut butter on one side, top it off with one or two dark chocolate chips and sandwich it all together. …Read More

  • Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

    Do you have a green bean hater? I dare you to try this bacon wrapped green bean recipe. I dare you. I took the dare and I now have a transformed husband who looks forward to his green beans. Not to mention my 1 and 3 year olds who eat them up as fast as …Read More

  • homemade pesto recipe

    Homemade Pesto Recipe {Freezer Meal}

    This was the first year I have grown my own herbs. Not sure why it took me so long. I tend to avoid things that are unfamiliar and growing my own herbs was foreign territory for me. That was until my dad showed up to my house with cilantro, oregano, parsley, dill, and of course …Read More

  • Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

      I love potato side dishes because they are cheap, filling, and almost everyone likes them. When I saw this potato recipe on the Rachael Ray show, I knew I had to give them a try. She calls them “Butter and Parm Squished Potatoes” but I renamed them since I didn’t really squish mine like …Read More

  • Crowd Pleaser Green Beans

    For some reason I have always preferred canned green beans versus fresh. Maybe it’s just what I grew up on, but I have never been able to LOVE fresh green beans. However, when I saw the Pioneer Woman make this recipe on her show, I knew I had to give them a try. I have …Read More

  • creamy avocado dip

    Creamy Avocado Dip: For One or For a Crowd

    As afternoon snacks go, dark chocolate chips and peanuts rank #1 in my book. But, Creamy Avocado Dip might come in at #2. This healthy and filling dip is a great love of mine for lunch or for snacking. You can also whip up this Creamy Avocado Dip for an appetizer for a crowd. Pinky …Read More

  • Homemade Chicken Nuggets

    Homemade Chicken Nuggets {Freezer Meal}

    Why I have never made these before now I will never know. What I DO know is that they will forever be in my menu planning. I’ll be honest. I have fond childhood memories of McDonald’s chicken nuggets in my happy meal. I loved to dip them in those little packages of honey and follow them …Read More

  • Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

    Friends, take me seriously when I tell you that cooking broccoli this way will convert your family into broccoli eaters. Want proof? My husband who has turned his nose up at broccoli his entire life now scoops a generous portion of this onto his plate. My two-year-old repeated the phrase, “Mo brockwy” at least five …Read More

  • Apple cinnamon french toast recipe

    Apple Cinnamon French Toast {Freezer Meal}

    Who doesn’t love french toast? It uses up leftovers, is a taste bud favorite, and is an easy way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your family’s diet. (Just check out how I used sweet potatoes in this one and pumpkin in this one.) Plus, what says fall more than apples and cinnamon? Today’s Apple …Read More