Lunch & Dinner Creations


When it comes to packing a healthy, homemade lunch, dinner is your best friend. A good dinner is one that is delicious and generous enough to become lunch the next day. Here are some helpful resources and meal ideas that don’t break the rules. Also, it is important to know when serving yourself “real food” you don’t need to eat as much as you would of the processed stuff! Get ready to fill up fast.

 

Moo Shu Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Moo Shu Chicken Lettuce Wraps

When you get that craving for comfort food, how often do you consider ordering takeout Chinese? Yep — it can be a guilty pleasure on those nights you really don’t feel like cooking. But we promise you, this moo shu chicken recipe is very easy to prepare, taking about the same amount of time you’d be waiting for your food to be ready at a restaurant, and it’s a much, much healthier option.

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Cheesy Panade with Swiss Chard, Beans & Sausage

Cheesy Panade with Swiss Chard, Beans & Sausage


A panade is one of those dishes that is way better than it has any right to be — or than it looks to be. It's an assembly of day-old bread, shredded cheese, and handy pantry ingredients (in this case, white beans, Swiss chard, and sausage) that gets doused with broth and baked until bubbly, like a savory bread pudding meets French onion soup. Not quite a soup and not quite a casserole, it's something more: the best of both worlds.

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Southwestern Winter Squash Soup

Southwestern Winter Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is one of those meals that defines autumn for me. Pretty much as soon as the leaves begin showing hints of orange, I start scooping up these big-bottomed squashes at the market and putting this creamy soup on the regular meal rotation.

This fall, I thought I'd mix things up a bit and add a Southwestern spin to my usual butternut squash soup. Cumin and coriander add spicy warmth while a squeeze of orange and lime give it a hit of late-fall sunshine.

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Steak Diane

Steak Diane


This classic, old-time restaurant dish is easily made at home.  The most important thing to remember is that the steaks cook very quickly, and since they are low in fat, if you overcook them they will be dry and tough.

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Mango Chutney Recipe

Mango Chutney Recipe


One of our favorite ways to eat chicken is baked or roasted, served with spanish rice and a bit of mango chutney. Here’s an easy, excellent recipe for homemade golden mango chutney!

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Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocados

Shrimp Salad Stuffed Avocados


For a salty punch, top these babies off with crumbled feta. You deserve it!

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Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad


Your classic cucumber and tomato salad just got better with the addition of avocado, a lemon dressing and fresh cilantro!

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Moroccan-Style Marinade

Moroccan-Style Marinade


This marinade is full of color and flavor! I have only used it for chicken, but I think any type of meat would suffice.  Marinade the meat for at least 1 hour and up at the very max 12 hours.  Any longer than that and the acidity begins to cook the meat.  I find that 4-5 hours is perfect.  

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Smoky White Bean Chili

Smoky White Bean Chili


It's that time of year the leaves are falling and temperatures are dropping!  The bad news is that means winter is getting near but the good news is that it's Soup Season! What better way to start soup season than with a delicious bowl of Chili. We had this soup at our monthly potluck. It has a little kick to it and it is something that will warm you up inside on these cool fall days.  

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Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos


This fish taco recipe is delicious and healthy. The slaw has a tangy zip to it and makes a delicious complement to the fish. You can use any kind of fish you like but a white fish works the best!  Enjoy!

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Garnet Pilaf

Garnet Pilaf


I made this the other day and it was a fantastic dish!  It has a lot of flavor and one of the best parts is that it does not have to be served hot. Actually it is best served at about room temperature. I brought this to a party around Christmas time and it was a great success!

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Gluten Free Buckwheat Noodle Chow Mein

Gluten Free Buckwheat Noodle Chow Mein

Chow Mein was one of my very favorite Chinese take out dishes prior to having to go gluten-free. Greasy, twirly, greasy, chewy, did I mention greasy? It was SO good, but obviously not so good for you! No problem though, because by making Chow Mein at home, I’m able to control the amount of fat, sugar, and salt in the dish, plus make it gluten-free, too! This dish is soooo good and you can feel way better about eating a big bowl or two (or three…or four!)

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Breakfast Creations

Breakfast Creations


We’ve got quick and easy breakfast recipes with eggs that are nutritious and tasty. Did you know you can serve up a high-quality protein egg breakfast in five minute or less? It’s just that easy to start your morning off right.

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Lunch & Dinner Creations

Lunch & Dinner Creations


When it comes to packing a healthy, homemade lunch, dinner is your best friend. A good dinner is one that is delicious and generous enough to become lunch the next day. Here are some helpful resources and meal ideas that don’t break the rules. Also, it is important to know when serving yourself “real food” you don’t need to eat as much as you would of the processed stuff! Get ready to fill up fast.

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Smoothie Creations

Smoothie Creations


Smoothies are a wonderful option to help jump-start healthy eating or reboot your diet, packing in multiple servings of fruit or vegetables (or both) in every serving. Plus, making smoothies at home-- instead of buying from a local smoothie shop-- not only saves you money, it lets you use ingredients you feel good about and customize each drink to your tastes. Whether you use a blender or a juicer there are multiple benefits and tons of great vitamins and minerals!

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Snack Creations

Snack Creations


Yes, you can have dessert as a snack! And with these gluten and sugar free options, guilt-free never tasted so good. These low calorie snacks will keep you lean while satisfying your sweet tooth!

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