Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

Grilled Cheddar, Brie and Apple Sandwiches

Grilled cheese is quick dinner and comfort food all in one.  Kick it up a notch with this grown-up version of your childhood favorite

It’s time for another Recipe ReDux post, and this month’s theme is 7 Ingredients or Less.  That’s my kind of a recipe, and it ranks right up there with my other favorite category -the One Pan Recipe.  Even though I love to cook, if I see a long ingredient list in a recipe, I hate to admit it, but I usually can’t be bothered.  Inevitably, I’m out of at least one of the ingredients, or I’ll make the entire thing, and then realize I left one (or more) of those ingredients out because I just couldn’t keep track.  In short, no-brainer recipes are always best.
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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A few weeks ago, I did a review of The MD Factor Diet by Caroline Cederquist MD. One of the big takeaways for me is that I really need to focus on eating more protein and less carbs. It’s not that I eat an unhealthy diet – I think compared to the typical American, it’s actually really healthy, and I’m definitely not overweight. But I’ve noticed for probably the past five years or so, my metabolism has come to a screeching halt, and I really have to watch what I eat, or I will gain weight. I’m also a lot more tired, and my stomach in particular, has been expanding. Yep, I have the meno-pot and all of the joys that come with it. Continue Reading..

Quick Stovetop Chipotle Mac & Cheese {Meatless Monday}

How does a crave-worthy, under 30-minutes, one pot recipe sound to you?  I know, right?  Especially this time of the year – there’s nothing better than that!  Even better if it feeds a crowd, and can be reheated for leftovers the next day, or later in the night when basketball practice is over.  Oh – and hopefully you can hide a small bowl for lunch tomorrow.  Yep, this recipe checks all of the above boxes. Continue Reading..

Avocado Caprese Sandwich {Meatless Monday}

Are you all swept up in the craziness of fall? It’s funny how life just goes from zero to sixty in about 1 minute right after Labor Day. I know cooking is usually the first thing to get taken off the to-do list when life gets busy – it’s way easier to make a pass through the drive through or get take out on the way home from picking up the kids from soccer, or a late night at work. But let’s see if I can convince you otherwise…

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Zucchini Fritters with Corn and Hatch Chiles

How do you feel about zucchini? If you’re a gardener, you probably love them because they are so easy to grow, and they make you feel like you really know what you’re doing out there. If you have a spiralizer, you probably love them too, because they make totally awesome veggie noodles AKA “zoodles”. Other than that though, I always feel like most people throw them in some ratatouille, or grill up a few slices, and decide they really don’t love zucchini. Continue Reading..

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