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

Pumpkin Dip

Pumpkin Dip comes together in a snap with minimal prep work. It’s perfect for a fall potluck, your Thanksgiving dessert table, or you can totally nosh on it for a midday snack – which is definitely my preferred method of consumption at the moment. Pumpkin dip pairs perfectly graham crackers, molasses and gingersnap cookies and [...]

By | 2017-11-05T01:20:37+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Appetizers, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Pumpkin Dip

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

Roasted red peppers add extra zing to this classic chopped tomato dish. Ah bruschetta, one of the best ways to enjoy the bounty of summer. Pronounced “brusketta”, this classic Italian appetizer is a perfect way to capture the flavors of garden ripened tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and olive oil. Think of it as summer on toast! INGREDIENTS: ½ whole [...]

By | 2017-11-15T04:34:16+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Appetizers, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

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

Dunkin’ Veggies and Dips

Dipping makes veggies fun—try these tasty dips for dinner, a snack, or a party! INGREDIENTS: Low-fat blue cheese dip: ¼ C reduced-fat blue cheese crumbles ¼ C fat-free sour cream 2 Tbsp light mayonnaise Honey mustard dip: ¼ C honey 2 Tbsp brown mustard 2 Tbsp fat-free evaporated milk 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, [...]

By | 2017-11-12T22:56:26+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Appetizers, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Dunkin’ Veggies and Dips

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

Pumpkin Hummus

We’ve seen this pumpkin hummus floating around, and I decided to give it a try!!  This stuff is surprisingly good: hummus with an undertone of pumpkin-y goodness. A few notes on our take: -We focused on simplicity — this is the easiest, bare-bone recipe, but has great flavor. -If you like a thicker consistency of [...]

By | 2017-11-06T20:11:44+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Appetizers, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Pumpkin Hummus