Terrific Turkey Burgers

Let family members help prepare the meal by choosing their own burger ingredients! INGREDIENTS: 12 oz 99 percent lean ground turkey 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 2 tsp dried) 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns Nonstick cooking spray Burger ingredients: 1 C fresh tomatoes, rinsed and diced (or canned no-salt-added diced tomatoes) 1 [...]

By | 2017-11-11T18:15:32+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Dinner, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Terrific Turkey Burgers

Seductive Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Sweet and sour flavors make a winning combination in this healthier version of a popular Chinese dish INGREDIENTS: 1 bag (12 oz) frozen vegetable stir-fry 1 Tbsp peanut oil or vegetable oil 1 Tbsp ginger, minced 1 Tbsp garlic, minced (about 2–3 cloves) 1 Tbsp scallions (green onions), rinsed and minced 2 Tbsp rice vinegar [...]

By | 2017-11-11T18:53:09+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Dinner, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Seductive Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Shepherd’s Pie

Leftover chicken and vegetables make this classic dish quick and easy to prepare INGREDIENTS: For potatoes: 1 lb Russet potatoes (or other white baking potatoes), rinsed, peeled, and cubed into ½-inch to ¾-inch pieces ¼ C low-fat plain yogurt (or low-fat sour cream) 1 C fat-free milk, hot ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground black [...]

By | 2017-11-15T05:14:37+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Dinner, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Shepherd’s Pie

Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken

So fun to eat that your children won’t know it’s healthy too—try serving with Wow-y Maui Pasta Salad INGREDIENTS: 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast,cut into 1-inch cubes (24 cubes) (about 2 large breasts) 1 C fresh pineapple, diced (24 pieces) (or canned pineapple chunks in juice) 8 6-inch wooden skewers For sauce: 2 Tbsp [...]

By | 2017-11-15T04:05:12+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Dinner, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken

Watermelon and Tomato Salad

A perfect mixture of tangy and sweet INGREDIENTS: 2 large tomatoes, rinsed and cut into 6 slices each 2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar (or substitute apple cider vinegar) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp fresh basil, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried) 4 C diced watermelon, with seeds removed (about half a small [...]

By | 2017-11-12T11:20:34+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Dinner, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Watermelon and Tomato Salad

“Fried” Rice and Chicken

Use leftovers from the Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken  to make this quick and easy weeknight meal INGREDIENTS: 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp garlic, minced (about 2 cloves) 1 C no-salt-added diced tomatoes, with juice drained 4 C assorted vegetables (or a 1-lb bag frozen mixed vegetables) 2 C cooked brown rice 1 C cooked [...]

By | 2017-11-12T11:07:17+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Dinner, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on “Fried” Rice and Chicken

Asian-Style Chicken Wraps

Delicious finger food that’s just as healthy as it is fun to eat!! INGREDIENTS: For sauce: 1 small Jalapeno chili pepper, rinsed and split lengthwise—remove seeds and white membrane, and mince (about 1 Tbsp); for less spice, use green bell pepper 1 Tbsp garlic, minced (about 2–3 cloves) 3 Tbsp brown sugar or honey ½ [...]

By | 2017-11-12T09:48:14+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Dinner, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Asian-Style Chicken Wraps

Garden Turkey Meatloaf

This classic family favorite is made healthier with lean ground turkey and colorful garden vegetables.If you enjoyed this recipe Garden Turkey Meatloaf  please retweet this   INGREDIENTS: For meatloaf: 2 C assorted vegetables, chopped—such as mushrooms, zucchini, redbell peppers, or spinach (Leftover Friendly) 12 oz 99 percent lean ground turkey½ C whole-wheat breadcrumbs (or substitute regular [...]

By | 2017-11-04T22:28:10+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Dinner, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Garden Turkey Meatloaf

Baked Pork Chops with Apple Cranberry Sauce

A wonderful fruit sauce adds the perfect touch to these pork chops—try serving with a side of brown rice and steamed broccoli. If you prefer it without the sauce on top, serve a plain pork chop with separate sides of unsweetened applesauce, dried cranberries, and orange segments.   INGREDIENTS:  For pork chops: 4 boneless pork chops [...]

By | 2017-11-04T14:44:45+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Dinner, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Baked Pork Chops with Apple Cranberry Sauce

Vegetarian Pesto Pasta

The best thing about this recipe is the veggies could easily be substituted to whatever suits your fancy.  If you don’t like one of the vegetables in here.. add something else! TOTAL TIME: 0:40 PREP: 0:20 COOK: 0:20 LEVEL: Easy YIELD: 8 servings Ingredients 1 lb. spaghetti 2 ears corn, shucked 1 medium yellow squash, cut into 1/2"-thick slices 1 [...]

By | 2017-11-04T13:49:55+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Dinner, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Vegetarian Pesto Pasta