Easy Healthy Recipes

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Colorful Vegetarian Taco Salad

Colorful Vegetarian Taco Salad

Tacos, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, nachos—those foods show up at least once a week on our dinner table. Not only because they are alsbsolutely yummy, but also because they are some of the best meatless meals in the world (in my humble opinion). When having a meatless meal, it’s important to substitute the meat with other …

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Quinoa Pizza Bowls

Need a meal that’s an easy people-pleaser? Pizza is always a safe choice. Skip delivery and walk past the frozen foods aisle. Make homemade Quinoa Pizza Bowls instead! Bonus: these Quinoa Pizza Bowls are even gluten free! (And could also be dairy free if you remove the cheese.) Here’s the simplified version: swap your pizza …

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10 minute flour tortillas

10 Minute Flour Tortillas

Remember that season when the entire world was pretty much stuck at home (aka covid pandemic)? Well, there was also a mad dash to the grocery stores and odd things, such as toilet paper and tortillas, were in short supply.  Since I couldn’t conveniently purchase flour tortillas, I decided to make my own! And honestly, …

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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

If you’ve read any of my previous recipes, you’ll notice a trend: cajun seasoning is always an option for spices and seasonings. That’s because my husband and daughter prefer that flavor to nearly any other.  Pasta? Good with cajun seasoning. Soup? Great with cajun seasoning. Oatmeal? Why not add cajun seasoning! (I’m kidding about this …

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Chicken and Mango Stir Fry

The fresh mangos in the store looked irresistible! They were large and colorful and just soft enough to the touch. I bought two, anticipating to enjoy one for lunch as soon as I finished my errands. I gobbled it up that afternoon, and wondered if I should eat the second one too? Self-control, I told …

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Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken

You know those days with jam packed schedule, and you have no idea how you will squeeze in the time to cook dinner? Don’t resort to takeout food. Take 5 minutes to prep a crockpot meal that tastes better than takeout! This recipe for Honey Sesame Chicken doesn’t need to simmer all day long. In …

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Homemade Homestyle Guacamole

I don’t know about you, but Mexican food has a sweet spot in my heart and my stomach! We have this kind of food at least once a week in our house… tacos, nachos, burritos, enchiladas, Mexican pot pie, or taco salad. There is something perfectly balanced about taco seasoning, the right amount of earthy …

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Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash

During the summer, yellow squash and zucchini grow in abundance! Instead of just roasting these veggies, try this new recipe. When you see yellow squash overtaking your garden or notice grocery store produce aisles laden with zucchini, this new flavorful recipe will be hard to pass up. First, wash, dry, and slice the yellow squash. …

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The Best Blueberry Muffins

Do your kids love to bake? Do your children have a fancy for sweet treats? Do you want your kids to have fun baking and to enjoy the desserts, with minimal sugar? These blueberry muffins taste amazing yet aren’t flooded with sugar. Like most baking recipes, this calls for the standard eggs, oil, flour, and …

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Weeknight Sloppy Joes

Sloppy joe is the meal of childhood, along with spaghetti, tacos, and meatloaf. (I’m sensing a pattern…it must be the delicious beef!) And thankfully we can all be children at heart and enjoy sloppy joes throughout adulthood. As a weeknight chef, sloppy joes couldn’t be easier. At minimum, it requires browning some beef (or turkey), …

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Tomato Sauce with Lentils

You know those days when you really need to go to the grocery store and you’re scrounging to pull together a decent meal? Spaghetti is a staple pantry item to keep on hand. Whether I am about to go out of town (so I don’t want to go to the grocery store) or I just …

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Black Bean Soup

Confession: I cook some variation of Mexican-American food at least once per week…sometimes twice per week. Last week I made a fresh batch of homemade black beans, so we ate them early in the week. Like always, I make enough to freeze the extras; this week I also reserved the juice, which was the perfect …

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Italian Herb Chicken Recipe

Sometimes I’m in an earthy mood, where I crave the rich flavors of herbs. And not just a sprinkle of rosemary or a dash of basil, but a dish loaded with a blend of herbs. Which led me to the creation of Italian herb chicken. I gathered my favorite herbs on the counter: oregano, basil …

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Homemade Crescent Rolls

Crescent rolls used to be a weekly purchase from the grocery store. Are they a common staple for your family too? They are fluffy and flakey and so easy to make for dinner. Yum! Have you ever considered baking a homemade version? Yes, it will take a bit more time. (Although please tell me I’m …

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Homemade Mushroom Gravy Recipe

When you’re in the mood for comfort food, opt for this quick homemade mushroom gravy! Put on a roast, boil some potatoes, and simmer a pot of corn. Top each with this warm, rich, dark gravy for an instantly satisfying dinner. It’s especially enjoyable on a mid-winter’s night. Growing up, my mother always served brown …

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Weeknight Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Does you family have a veggie that is always in your house? For us, it’s bell peppers and carrots. Both of them are refreshing snacks, pair well with dips, and stay fresh longer than most other vegetables. When it’s nearly time for another grocery store run, I make stuffed peppers. I have the peppers, grains, …

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Herb-Crusted Lamb Chops

Mouthwatering, moist, herb-crusted, just right! Yum. That’s only a hint at how this lamb is more than a slam dunk or a homerun out of the park. My husband and I were kid free for a weekend so we planned a fun date night at home. Find yourself in need of a date night, too? …

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Weeknight Ratatouille

Once a month we like to have a fancy dinner at home. Sometimes it’s a candlelight dinner. Other times it involves a special food such as steak or lamb. Other times it’s foreign cuisine. Most of the time it’s international food for a themed meal. Last month my husband was in the mood for French …

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Provencal Potatoes

I have a passion for potatoes. Red, white, gold – no matter the color, I love them. Baked, boiled, smashed or crispy, they are delicious. (Can anybody relate? Do your kids at least agree with me?) Due to my recent love affair with potatoes, we eat them about twice per week in our house. But, …

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Easy Egg Bake Pancakes

My husband and I love tasting foods from across the globe. One night we decided that we were in the mood for Scandinavian food. Uh…what exactly is considered to be Scandinavian cuisine? We had no idea. Naturally, we went to the internet. After looking at various recipes, I stumbled upon the concept of Finnish Pancakes. …

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No Bake Cocoa Coconut Bars

No Bake Cocoa Coconut Bars

A few years ago one of my friends had a child who happened to be allergic to everything: soy, eggs, dairy, gluten, and a handful of other things. She had to drastically restrict her family’s diet. It went okay for a little while…until she couldn’t have chocolate! That was the last straw for her. She …

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chicken parmonaise

Chicken Parmonaise

When I first got married, I was learning how to cook and asked a few of my friends for their favorite recipes. One of my friends shared this simple, fast, delicious recipe with me and it’s become a family favorite. I also like to serve it when we entertain guests because it’s hard not to …

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Make delicious and healthy meals, like this ham & potato casserole with just 4 ingredients thanks to The 4-Ingredient Diabetic Cookbook! Check it out!

You Won’t Believe How Few Ingredients Are In Delicious Ham & Potato Casserole Recipe

If I told you that you could make an incredibly delicious healthy diabetic-friendly meal with only 4 ingredients, what would you say? I bet you’d think I was crazy, right? Well, we have an amazing Country-Style Ham & Potato Casserole recipe for you today that proves that I’m really quite sane! The recipe comes from …

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Easy Vegetarian Pasta Recipes: Rich & Creamy Tortellini

Looking for  easy vegetarian pasta recipes? It doesn’t get much simpler than our creamy tortellini pasta dish! My husband and I constantly work around the clock. We always feel like we have something to do. On nights when we’re on a time-crunch, my husband prepares a quick yet delicious dish that’s creamy, cheesy and oh-so-comforting. Despite being …

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Need a change from the usual BBQ fare? Get ready to whip up some delicious easy healthy summer recipes that will thrill your whole family! These 5 recipes will take your BBQ season to a whole new level...without taking your cholesterol and waist band to new levels as well. The recipes are perfect as is for a family of 4, or just double everything to turn them into recipes for large families (or if you want to have some leftovers!).

5 Healthy Summer Recipes that Really Bring on the Flavor

http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h430/OurFamilyWorld/Recipes/2016%20Roundups/5%20Healthy%20Summer%20Recipes_zpsjnnni8bl.jpg Need a change from the usual BBQ fare? Get ready to whip up some delicious, easy, healthy summer recipes that will thrill your whole family! These 5 recipes will take your BBQ season to a whole new level…without taking your cholesterol and waist band to new levels as well. The recipes are perfect as …

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Smoothie recipes are a great way to start your morning when you're pregnant, and this delicious vegan raspberry smoothie is one of my favorite breakfast smoothies! It's not just bursting with yummy, healthy berries, it also packs a great protein punch. While it’s delicious for anyone, this is tops on my list of smoothies for pregnant women! Check it out!

Start Morning Right During Pregnancy & Beyond with Our Vegan Raspberry Smoothie

  Smoothies are a great way to start your morning when you’re pregnant, and this delicious vegan raspberry smoothie is one of my favorites! It’s not just bursting with yummy, healthy berries; it also packs a great protein punch. When I was pregnant, I craved raspberries. I could not get enough of them. I ate them right from …

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Mix in a little India to your weekly dinner with this delicious and easy

Thrill Your Tastebuds with a Grilled Tofu Tikka Masala with Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe #CulturedKitchen

I’m always searching for easy vegetarian recipes that really expand our taste horizons, so I’m excited to share this delicious grilled tofu Tikka Masala with oven roasted potatoes recipe! It’s such a fun way to celebrate other cultures. I am in love with Tofu lately. Ever since I tried it in this easy recipe, I cannot stop …

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Need a healthy recipe for BBQ season that sets you apart from the rest of the potato salad crowd? Try this grilled avocado with shrimp salad recipe!

Grilled Avocado with Shrimp Salad Recipe: A Delicious & Unique Meat Alternative #Bluedragon #BBQ

Having a hard time finding a delicious healthy recipe for barbecue season that sets you apart from the rest of the potato salad crowd? You HAVE to try this grilled avocado with shrimp salad recipe! Trust me, you’ll be remembered as the guest who brought the most delicious and unique alternative to meat! BBQ season …

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Butternut squash soup

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Carnation® Evaporated Milk: Your picky eater will ask for more #CARNATIONSOUPS

While I love summer and the sunshine, I enjoy fall because I can cook lots of hearty delicious meals. In the summer, I tend to use the BBQ and prepare salads. By the end of August, I cannot stand eating a salad! So when September comes and those fall harvest fruits and veggies appear in …

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Healthy recipe Cottage Salad recipe

Healthy Recipe: Cottage Cheese Asian Summer Salad Recipe with Sweet Chili Dressing #bluedragonmom

Summer food is about BBQ and light summer salad recipes. Fire up the grill and enjoy some delicious grilled meat. Toss some fresh vegetables and you have a sumptuous, colorful and healthy salad recipe. But the summer menu can get a little boring if you are not creative with the spice and dressing. I mean, …

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Kraft Touch of Philadelphia

Baked Chicken Tenders & Roasted Cauliflower with Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia : it’s so….#MemorableMelts

  It’s soooo good and melts in your mouth! If you are a cheese addict like me, you may have noticed this new addition to the Kraft Shredded Cheese family: the one with a touch of Philadelphia! It’s available in 3 flavors: Creamy Mozza, Creamy Herb & Garlic, and Creamy Mexicana.  Let me warn you, …

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Easy Healthy Dinner Recipe

Ratatouille Bake: An Easy Healthy Dinner Recipe

When I was a child, my mother used to prepare ratatouille every week! Ratatouile is French Vegetable dish that contains Eggplants, tomatoes and several other vegetables! It is similar to this easy healthy dinner recipe I made a while ago: Eggplant in the oven!

Summer Meals

5 Healthy Summer Meals for Kids

having a hard time getting the kids to eat healthy in the heat? Check out these 5 healthy summer meals that they will love! As parents, we all know the importance of teaching our children how to eat right. But during summer, a lot of guidelines seem to slide, including eating healthy. Sugary popsicles, ice …

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Spinach Lasagna

Healthy Recipe: Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Lasagna is one of the best comfort foods and just about everyone, including picky kids, loves to eat this dish. There are several versions of this healthy recipe and they range from authentic to substituted ingredients for those with food allergies or who follow a special diet. Many people believe that lasagna came from …

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Delicious Butterball Turkey Recipes: Turkey and Roasted Pepper Quesadillas

Think that Turkey is just for the holiday season? Think again! There are endless recipes you can prepare with Turkey other than the traditional holiday meal!   From sandwiches  to Quesadillas to soups, the possibilities are endless! You can prepare delicious low fat turkey recipes that will help you lose those extra pounds gained during the holidays.   …

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My top healthy snacking tips

Few years ago my son’s school organized the Crunch and Move challenge.  Kids had to eat healthy food, have healthy snacking habits and be active during a month for a chance to win a nice trip to a major theme park. To help achieve the challenge, the school provided the parents and kids with a toolkit that …

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Safety tips for cooking meat

We all do it, and safety is the best precaution unless you choose on abstaining from it; and of course, you know I am talking about handling and preparing meat. Unless you choose to prepare an entirely vegetarian menu for your family, meat is an important staple for protein and fat for the majority of …

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Learn To Cook This Summer In NYC.

New York has long held its own as a city of culinary excellence and on a global scale is considered one of the most richly diverse for cultural contrast. Celebrity chefs such as Mario Batali and Bobby Flay have long courted a cult foodie fan-base owing to their knack for outlandish gourmet fusion, as well as the month long waiting lists …

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Healthy sea food recipe

Summer is at your door step. It is the time for you to enjoy more sea food. I simply don’t know what is there in this season which simply boosts the desire to have varied dishes of sea food. CONTINUE

Delicious Tomato Recipes

 There’s nothing like a fresh tomato straight from the garden. Enjoy the tomato season with the following recipes. Read More

Enjoy Tomato Season

Cooks (and gardeners) know that it is fresh tomato season. There’s nothing like a fresh tomato straight from the garden. Whether you’ve grown it yourself or picked it up at the farmer’s market, these delicious tomatoes easily appear in main dishes and appetizers galore. They are eaten both hot and cold – and gobbled up …

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Comforting barley soup

                Prep.time: 20 mn Cook time: 1 hour Ingredients   1 cup barley uncooked 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 cup chick peas 2 onions diced ½ cup chopped celery ½ cup minced parsley 2 TBSP olive oil Salt, pepper and paprika Make it   In a large soup …

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Tuna dish

                        Prep.time: 25 minutes Bake: 35 minutes Makes: 4 Ingredients 4 tuna cans (5-ounce each) 2 tbsp mayonnaise 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded ¾ cup milk 3 eggs, beaten ¼ cup flour 2 tbsp butter, melted 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 onion …

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Delicious Tomato Soup

                                                Prep.time: 25 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Makes:4 servingsIngredients: 4 pints grape tomato 2 tbsp extra virgin oil Salt and pepper 2 cups chicken broth 1 Tsp honey ¼ cup cooking …

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Peanut Butter Muffins

                              Prep.time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Makes: 12 muffinsIngredients: 1 ½ cup all purpose flour ½ brown sugar 2 tsp Baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ cup light crunchy peanut butter ¼ cup non-hydrogenated margarine 1 cup skim milk …

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Cheese and Vegetable Frittata

Prep.time: 15 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Makes: 4-6 servings Ingredients 2 tbsp butter 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 medium zucchini, sliced ½ red pepper diced 1 cup shredded cheese 6 eggs ¼ cup milk ½ tsp dried basil Salt and pepper Make it Melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onion, garlic, …

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Roasted Chicken and Veggies

This roasted chicken recipe takes a while to cook, so it’s not something you can throw together after work, but it’s a delicious weekend meal that the whole family will enjoy. Plus, if you have leftovers, you can use them for other meals throughout the week. Perhaps an Asian chicken and broccoli stir-fry! Makes: 6 …

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Healthy Homemade Easy Granola Bar Recipe

Homemade Granola Bar Recipe

Why spend extra money on boxed granola bars at the store when you can make your own with this tasty, easy granola bar recipe? The best thing about the recipe is that you can customize it anyway you want. Don’t like raisins? Use the nuts instead! Not a fan of cranberries? Swap it out for …

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