Recipes

Your Guide to Back to School Meal Planning

Celebrate Back to School season with these healthy (and fun!) recipe and meal ideas for kids of all ages. Post updated 8/10/16 After a speedy summer, it’s time once again to head back to school! I know most kids have already returned to the classroom, but today is the first day of the 3s for my girls. With the rush…

Corn & Black Bean Quinoa Salad {Recipe}

Corn and Black Bean Quinoa is a light, summery gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly salad that’s great as a side dish or for lunch on it’s own. Try it with fresh corn before summer ends or enjoy all year round with frozen corn! I’ve had this recipe sitting on my desk since I made it for our first barbecue of the…

Pistachio-Stuffed Chicken Breasts {Recipe ReDux}

Take the stress out of weeknight dinners with these easy and flavorful pistachio-stuffed chicken breasts. Serve with a side of your family’s favorite roasted vegetables and you’re set for a balanced meal! It’s hard to believe we’re almost at the end of August, which means it’s time for another Recipe ReDux and it’s back-to-school season. In a couple of weeks I’ll be sharing a back…

Watermelon Salsa

Hydrating and refreshing watermelon is a summertime favorite, especially for kids. Take it to a gourmet level with this zesty watermelon salsa. I was compensated for writing the original article and developing the recipe found in the August 2015 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All opinions are…

Soy-Marinated Steak Tacos with Nectarine Corn Salsa {Recipe}

Enjoy the nutrition and health benefits of lean beef with these juicy soy-marinated steak tacos topped with a colorful and nutritious nectarine corn salsa brimming with the flavors of summer. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Beef Checkoff and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for…

Red Cabbage, Snap Pea, & Blueberry Salad {Recipe}

This colorful red cabbage salad is quick and easy to make, pretty to look at, and filled with health-enhancing nutrients. Enjoy it at your next summer social gathering! I have a really simple recipe for you today and it’s an excellent way to ensure you’re eating vegetables and fruit. Plus it’s full of antioxidants – those awesome free-radical fighting molecules that…

Greek Zucchini Pie {Recipe ReDux}

Golden crisp on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, this savory zucchini pie with mint speaks summer. When we moved into our house almost three years ago, my husband suggested I start a vegetable garden. As much as I wanted to, I didn’t feel like I could really take on the work and upkeep that would be required…