Wow-y Maui Pasta Salad

Try this flavorful side dish with the Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken  or it’s perfect for a summer party! INGREDIENTS: 2 C dry whole-wheat rotini (spiral) pasta (8 oz) 1 C fresh or frozen snow peapods, sliced thinly on an angle (julienned) ½ C cucumber, peeled and diced ¼ C carrots, peeled and diced 1 can [...]

By | 2017-11-15T03:23:52+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Wow-y Maui Pasta Salad

Roasted Red Pepper and Toasted Orzo

Pair this rich side dish with grilled chicken or fish INGREDIENTS: 1 C dry whole-grain orzo (pasta) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp garlic, minced (about 1 clove) 1 C jarred roasted red peppers in natural juice, drained and diced (or substitute fresh roasted red peppers; see tip) 2 C low-sodium chicken broth 1 Tbsp [...]

By | 2017-11-11T23:48:36+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Roasted Red Pepper and Toasted Orzo

Delightful Whole Wheat Pita Pizza

Whole-wheat pita bread forms the crust for these pizza wedges topped with fresh basil, yellow pepper, mozzarella, and homemade tomato sauce. Personal pita pizzas are fun to make, and even more fun to eat! INGREDIENTS:  1 C Super Quick Chunky Tomato Sauce 1 C grilled boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced (about 2 small breasts) 1 [...]

By | 2017-11-07T21:10:52+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Delightful Whole Wheat Pita Pizza

Red, White, and Green Grilled Cheese

So good, your children might not even notice the “green stuff”!!     INGREDIENTS:  1 tsp garlic, minced (about ½ clove) 1 small onion, minced (about ½ cup) 2 C frozen cut spinach, thawed and drained (or substitute 2 bags (10 oz each) fresh leaf spinach, rinsed) ¼ tsp ground black pepper 8 slices whole-wheat [...]

By | 2017-11-05T01:24:30+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Red, White, and Green Grilled Cheese

Buttons and Bows Pasta

If you enjoyed this recipe Buttons and Bows Pasta please retweet this recipe. This light and lemon-y meal is a refreshing change to the same old pasta INGREDIENTS:  2 C dry whole-wheat bowtie pasta (farfalle) (8 oz) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp garlic, minced (about 1 clove) 1 bag (16 oz) frozen peas and carrots [...]

By | 2017-11-04T23:00:19+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Buttons and Bows Pasta

Crunchy Chicken Fingers with Tangy Dipping Sauce

Try this family classic, made healthier with baked chicken and a yummy dipping sauce INGREDIENTS:  For chicken: ½ tsp reduced-sodium crab seasoning (or substitute ¼ tsp paprika and ¼ tsp garlic powder for a sodium-free alternative) ¼ tsp ground black pepper 1 Tbsp whole-wheat flour 12 oz boneless, skinless, chicken breast, cut into 12 strips [...]

By | 2017-11-03T21:37:02+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Crunchy Chicken Fingers with Tangy Dipping Sauce

Awesome & Zesty Chicken Fajita Bowl

The chicken fajita lunch bowls are easy to make. You can prepare it on the week-end, and they will keep for 4 days in the fridge. TOTAL TIME: 0:50 PREP: 0:20 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 4 INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts 3 bell peppers, sliced 1 sweet onion, sliced 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 tsp. chili powder [...]

By | 2017-10-04T21:52:44+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Awesome & Zesty Chicken Fajita Bowl

Cranberry Pecan Rice Salad

Holiday side dishes are very filling. Even the vegetable sides usually seem to be smothered in butter, oil, cheese, etc. And if you replace those things with plant based versions, it’s still very heavy stuff that weighs you down and puts you in that (all too well known) food coma. Am I right? I wanted [...]

By | 2017-10-05T12:08:46+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Cranberry Pecan Rice Salad

Sesame Kale Salad

This bright, fresh salad with less than 400 calories is packed with protein, full of color and can be enjoyed year-round. A vinaigrette with sesame oil and fresh ginger adds just the right balance of sweet and savory. Adapted from Martha Stewart Makes 1 Ingredients: 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 Tbsp orange juice 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 [...]

By | 2017-10-05T22:09:22+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Sesame Kale Salad