Kale Salad

Kale Salad with Quinoa, Parmesan Cheese and Sunflower Seeds

For more than a few good reasons, you’ll find kale salads make frequent appearances on our dinner table. Spend just one minute searching for kale on the internet and you’ll produce hundreds of websites touting the health benefits of this leafy green vegetable. That’s because it’s packed with antioxidants like vitamins A, C and K […]

Baked Chicken Tenders with Pecans

Baked Chicken Tenders with Pecans and Thyme

Back in the day, I would feed my family frozen chicken nuggets in the belief that I was serving them a healthy meal. After all, we weren’t eating out at the local fast food joint, so those chicken nuggets had to be a healthier option, right?

300 Calories or Less

Zucchini Salad with Pecans

Zucchini Salad with Pecans and a Sweet and Lemony Vinaigrette

Tired of zucchini recipes yet? No worries, this zucchini salad will bring back your love of this abundant summer squash. Like many of you, my vegetable garden is overflowing with zucchini. I can’t give away this healthy squash because every gardener in the country is trying to give away their excess, and then some!

Beet and Avocado Salad

Beet and Avocado Salad with Feta Cheese and Basil

Combining beets with avocado in the same salad recipe would never have occurred to this healthy home cook. That is until I discovered The Flavor Bible. I happened upon this handy tool for the kitchen a few weeks ago, and I’ve been using it ever since.  Amazon’s describes this book as “The Essential Guide to […]

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500 Calories or Less

Amaranth Porridge with Raisins and Pecans

Amaranth Recipe for Porridge with NuNaturals Vanilla

According to the Urban Dictionary, a “foodie” is “One who appreciates good cuisine, or just eats to do damn much.”  I believe I qualify as a foodie, but I would also add, “Someone who is willing to try new foods with abandon.” An example being this amaranth recipe for porridge.

Chopped Salad with Pork

Chopped Salad with Pork, White Beans, Avocado and Cajun Lime Dressing

I don’t know about you, but when I roast a pork loin, or bake pork chops, I always have leftover meat. Most likely I find myself in this situation because I’m always ready to cook for a crowd, and now I’m cooking for two. But that’s okay, there’s no such thing as wasting food in […]

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400 Calories or Less

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Simple Suppers

Turkey Tenderloins and Garlicky Chard

Turkey Breast Tenderloin with Garlicky Chard

I’ll bet you’re thinking to yourself, “Why is she posting a turkey recipe in June?” Because turkey breast tenderloins were on sale, and chard is in season. It’s as simple as that. It was a breeze to keep this meal low calorie since turkey breast is a lean source of protein, and chard has virtually […]

Cod and Broccoli in Miso Sauce

Cod and Broccoli with Miso Sauce

When it comes to seafood, cod tops my list of fishy purchases. I buy cod at Costco in the frozen section. It’s affordable, and Pacific cod is on Monterey Bay Seafood Watch’s list of sustainable fish. It’s even on the Best Choices and Good Alternatives list. How can I go wrong!

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