Chicken Panini with Apples, Swiss Cheese and Thyme

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Chicken and Apple Panini

During the past few weeks I’ve asked readers to fill out this survey.
I wanted to know what you’re looking for when it comes to healthy, low calorie recipes. The most common response was that as healthy eaters, you’re looking for quick fix meals like this chicken panini sandwich.
The best way I know how to deliver on the request is to start with fresh ingredients that pack big flavor, so we just need a handful to keep things simple.

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Mediterranean Zucchini and Quinoa Wraps with Heirloom Tomatoes and Feta

Mediterranean Zucchini and Quinoa Wraps
Are you tired of zucchini yet?
I’m getting there myself, but since my garden is overflowing with this healthy summer squash, I’m looking for all kinds of ways to put it to good use, and this meat free wrap recipe was a nice change from last week’s salad.

Zucchini Salad

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Turkey Breast and Swiss Cheese Flatbread Melts

I’m not one to use my calories for the day on a sandwich, I’d rather save them for a juicy steak and potatoes for dinner, or Skinny Cow ice cream at the end of the day.

Turkey Breast and Swiss Cheese Melts

Turkey Breast and Swiss Cheese Melts

But every once in awhile the craving for a melted cheese sandwich hits, and I’m willing to use those precious calories and skip dessert.

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Leftover Steak, Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomato Pocket Sandwiches with Basil Vinaigrette

Before I share today’s tasty sandwich recipe with you, I’d like to ask for your help.

Leftover Steak, Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomato Pocket Sandwiches with Basil Vinaigrette

Steak, Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomato Sandwiches with Basil Vinaigrette

Don’t worry, nothing serious here, just a request for your honest feedback. After 4 years of blogging about healthy cooking, I’d love to hear your comments to get a fresh perspective on how I can improve this blog and its recipes.

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Open Faced Cod Sandwich with Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

I don’t know about you, but I get on food kicks, and this week I’m all about sandwiches.

Open Faced Cod Sandwiches

Open Faced Cod Sandwiches

When Mike and I went on a diet several months ago (those love handles were getting too easy to pinch), we cut back on the bread eating. This was a good plan for this bread lover. Once I get started, I’ll eat the whole loaf in one sitting.

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How to Cook a Lamb Roast

Do you know what to do with a lamb roast?

We don’t shop at Costco often, but when we do, I have to taste test everything they offer me. That’s the trouble with being a foodie.

When they offered a sample of freshly cooked lamb, I was dubious. It doesn’t land on my dinner table often because it’s expensive, and often not low in fat and calories.

Never-the-less, this day I was hungry and tempted. That lamb roast (not leg of lamb, but lamb roast) was in my checkout cart.

Lamb Roast

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Beefy French Dip Sandwich with Spicy Horseradish and Mushroom Sauce

When it comes to cooking inexpensive cuts of beef, I need help. 

Beef Bottom Round Roast Dip

Beef Bottom Round Roast Dip

I thought my slow cooker would save the day, but I’m afraid my low and slow technique leaves the meat dry and chewy. I find this amazing because I surround my pot roasts with a variety of vegetables and broth.

Shouldn’t they come out incredibly moist and tender?

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