Category Archives: Food

I Hate “Health” Thanksgiving

I Hate “Health” Thanksgiving

I Hate “Healthy” Thanksgiving Thanksgiving for me is full of memories.  Memories of watching the Macy’s Day Parade.  Memories of hearing my mom put the turkey in the oven and family chats.  Memories of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, friends sitting around a table and sharing a meal.  Memories of the wonderful smells that madeContinue Reading

Healthy Fish and Chips

Healthy Fish and Chips

Healthy Fish and Chips Fish and Chips are a New England staple.  Being a proud New Englander, I was determined to find a way to get my 3 kiddos to love fish and chips.  Up until this recipe they were not fans!  Not anymore!  And you’ll love it too! Ingredients: 4 potatoes, peeled and slicedContinue Reading

Fall Salad

Fall Salad

Fall Salad I love a packed salad.  My problem with most salads is that they leave me wanting more an hour later.  This salad, which makes the most of fall flavors, will keep you feeling full without wanting more. Ingredients: 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped 4 ribs of celery, chopped 2 sweet potatoes, dicedContinue Reading

Vegetable Tomato Soup

Vegetable Tomato Soup

Tomato Veggie Soup My husband likes his with grilled cheese.  The girls like theirs with crackers, rice or pasta.  Mine?  I like mine pure and simple.  The benefit of this soup is that it has something to please everyone.  AND its packed full of veggies! Ingredients: 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, diced 4Continue Reading

Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes

Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes

Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes These are the perfect fall meal.  For breakfast or for dinner, these are yummy….and my whole family ate them up!  They’re moist and filling and not overly sweet.  And if your family is anything like mine, they’ll love having breakfast for dinner. Ingredients: 1.5 cups rolled oats 3/4 cup quinoa flour 1Continue Reading

Mango Chicken Wraps…A little sweet, a little spicy!

Mango Chicken Wraps…A little sweet, a little spicy!

A little sweet, a little spicy!  To appease my kiddos, I serve it to them separately on a plate (my kids are not fans of their food all combined together!)  And the extra components (chicken veggies and mango, make for a wonderful salad served over greens for lunch the next day!) Mango Chicken Wraps Ingredients:Continue Reading

Tuscan Bean Pasta with Spinach

Tuscan Bean Pasta with Spinach

This is the perfect meal for a Monday night, back to the grind.  The kids love it because its pasta and you’ll love it because it comes together in under 30 minutes! Tuscan Bean Pasta with Spinach Ingredients: 2 cups or cans cannellini beans 5 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon driedContinue Reading

Chicken Soup for Body and Soul

Chicken Soup for Body and Soul

There is nothing better than chicken soup to make your body and soul go “AHHHH!”  and that’s a great way to start the week. Chicken Soup for the Soul Ingredients: 2 carrots, peeled and diced medium 4 celery ribs, diced medium 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 chicken breasts with bones andContinue Reading

Tuscan Chicken and Veggies

Tuscan Chicken and Veggies

Sometimes you want a meal that takes a bit longer to make, but doesn’t make you a slave to the kitchen all week.  Plus, the fact that this cooks up in one pot means less clean up.  Whoo hoo! This chicken falls off the bone and has lots of extra veggies for a deliciously balancedContinue Reading

Crock Pot Buttermilk Chicken

Crock Pot Buttermilk Chicken

Coming home to a house smelling like dinner is cooked and served is so inviting.  And this recipe does the trick.  Easy.  Healthy.  And cooking while you’re at work, playing with the kids or out running errands. Simply serve with roasted or steamed veggies.  (Here’s a link to an easy roasted veggie recipe.) Crock PotContinue Reading