Easy Healthy Recipes

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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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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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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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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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Grilled Butter Chicken Pork Chops and Potatoes Summer BBQ Recipe #CulturedKitchen

Need an easy summer BBQ meal that’s fast to prepare and won’t weigh you down? You have to try these delicious grilled butter chicken pork chops and potatoes! So good and so fast to make! It’s perfect for those nights when I need to have dinner on the table fast, like soccer night! This year marks my …

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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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With the hot weather upon us and fresh strawberries in my farmer's market, I thought I would try making a sparkling strawberry smoothie recipe. It’s the perfect summer drink for those lazy days lounging on the deck reading a good book! The fizz makes it so refreshing! The recipe is for a sugar-free smoothie, but you can also make it with sugar or natural sweeteners.

Pep Up Those Lazy Summer Days with A Sugar-Free Sparkling Strawberry Smoothie

By now you know that I am obsessed with strawberries. From coffee strawberry smoothies to salads; I love this berry, and I am always looking for ways to add it to my recipes. With the hot weather upon us and fresh strawberries in my farmer’s market, I thought I would try making a sparkling strawberry smoothie recipe. …

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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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Energy-Boosting Delicious Warm Lentil Salad Recipe from My #CulturedKitchen

Need an energy-boosting lunch recipe to keep you going all spring long? You’ll love my warm lentil salad recipe! So delicious and easy to make! Did you know that 2016 is the year of the pulses? That does not surprise me at all. The pulses: (from chickpeas, lentils, peas) are delicious, nutritious and affordable. It is …

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Ricotta & Mango Chutney Stuffed Dates Holiday Appetizer Recipe #TheCulturedKitchen

  Today I’m sharing a delicious and easy holiday appetizer recipe for all those parties! Let me tell you, I cannot believe we are already at December 14th. I have so many things to finalize before Christmas: Gifts to buy and ones to wrap, cleaning my house before the visit comes. I am sure you understand …

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Celebrate the meaning of Diwali with a delicious seafood spaghetti recipe made with Patak's butter chicken sauce, plus learn how to make a Rangoli craft!

Celebrate Diwali With Seafood Spaghetti & a Rangoli Craft! #TheCulturedKitchen

  The month of November is full of celebration at OurFamilyWorld. I am proud to announce that I am a Cultured Kitchen Ambassador in partnership with Patak’s Canada and Blue Dragon Canada. It’s my third year working with these wonderful brands and I cannot wait to kick it off! These products became such a staple in …

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BBQ Hacks & Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe with Hoisin Sauce #Bluedragon #BBQ

  Today I’m sharing some great BBQ hacks for amazing grilled chicken breast! You know what I love about chicken breast? It is a lean cut of meat, affordable and filling. Eating a delicious chicken breast recipe for lunch or dinner will fill you for a long time and you won’t have cravings after. And you know …

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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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Looking for summer drink recipes that will quench your thirst at all those barbecues ? Check out these delicious non-alcoholic lime water recipes!

Three Sure-Fire Thirst-Quenching Lime Water Recipes for Summer

Between Memorial Day, Father’s Day, graduation parties and all the summer barbecues in the backyard, you’re going to need plenty of delicious drink recipes this summer! Fortunately, we have you covered with not one, not two, but three delicious and non-alcoholic lime water recipes that are sure to quench your thirst! They’re not only yummy, …

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easy healthy dinner recipe shrimp noodles

Easy Healthy Dinner Recipe: Noodles with Shrimps, Pumpkin & Butter Chicken #DiscoverPataks.

Coming up with an easy healthy  dinner recipe when you’re feeling under the weather is definitely a challenge, believe me, I know!  I planned to get the flu vaccine this year because I had a nasty flu last year that knocked me out. But guess what happened? I got the flu a few days before my …

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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!

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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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

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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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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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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