BROCCOLI BITES

Healthy You, Lunch Recipes, Recipes, Snacks

When Waffle Fries are Chick-Fil-A’s most popular food, (seriously, it’s true!) rather than the chicken that hails their name, that tells me we love bite-sized foods that are crunchy, salty, comforting, and easy to pop in our mouths! This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, since chips, pretzels, M&M’s, and roasted-salted nuts all pretty much … Read More

EASY TABOULEH SALAD

#WednesdaysWeCook, Lunch Recipes, Recipes, Salad Recipes

Quick! When I say, “Mediterranean diet,” what do you picture? Wine? Olive oil? Pitas and bread? All yummy, and all correct! But a Mediterranean diet is also plant-based! A Mediterranean diet comprises fruits, veggies, healthy fats and proteins, but with only modest portions of animal protein…We should be looking to the Mediterranean diet for a … Read More

PUMPKIN CHILI

Dinner Recipes, Lunch Recipes, Recipes

I know pumpkin in your chili might be a leap, especially when other odd ingredients are involved, including bulgur wheat and cocoa. Who really thinks to put these things together? You’ll have to trust me on this one! Chocolate, squash, bean, and grains were all treasured in the  Aztec culture! If it was good enough … Read More

WILD RICE PILAF WITH CRANBERRIES AND PECANS

Dinner Recipes, Lunch Recipes, Recipes

When I think about the quintessential fall food, it includes wild rice, earthy nut flavors, sweet and tart cranberries, and all things sausage! I don’t even eat sausage, but it seems to go with stuffing, hearty breakfasts, and yes, even rice dishes. I’m unwilling to compromise adding sausage to my amazingly healthful dishes, however! Queue … Read More

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW BEANS?

Dinner Recipes, Lunch Recipes, Recipes

I was determined to know beans.” —Henry David Thoreau, The Bean-Field How about you? How well do you know beans? Creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more—beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant foods around. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as well as plenty … Read More

HEALTHY TACOS

#WednesdaysWeCook, Dinner Recipes, Lunch Recipes, Recipes

I’m at it again…Respinning healthy choices from everyone’s all-time favorite recipes! Today’s is one of my favorites: Mexican Food and TACOS! Typically laden with saturated fat, I’ve respun this popular dish into something that is both healthy, easy to prepare, fun and flavorful for the whole family! Even my children raved about how great these … Read More