Grilled Salmon Salad

This is more of a method than a recipe. You can swap out the salmon with either chicken or steak. The salad is very versatile in that you can pretty much top it with any of the following ingredients: Tomatoes Cucumbers Peppers – Green, Red or Yellow Boiled Eggs Onion Carrots Mushrooms Chickpeas The most…

Avocado Toast

Creamy avocado seasoned with salt, pepper & crushed red pepper spread on crunchy wholegrain toast…I don’t think it can get any easier than this. Avocado toast is a great option for breakfast or a hearty snack. Avocados are one of the most healthy and nutritious foods around. They are full of potassium, fiber, antioxidants and…

Homemade Hummus

Recipe & Picture Courtesy of Cathy Miles Palmer INGREDIENTS Chickpeas – 1 can rinsed & drained Tahini – 1/4 Cup Juice of 1 Lemon Olive Oil – 1 TBSP. Ground Cumin – 1 TSP. Garlic – 1 Clove Minced Water – 2 to 3 TBSP. Salt – To Taste DIRECTIONS Combine the tahini and lemon…

Pork Udon Noodle Bowl

Perfectly cooked pork, yummy noodles, crunchy vegetables and a spicy broth…this was a great find at Publix yesterday for lunch! The best part was it only had 350 calories and packed in 17 grams of protein. I found it in their Grab & Go section near the pre-made salads. After microwaving the noodles in the…

Cauliflower Pizza

Yesterday afternoon I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner. I told him I was tired of making the same old stuff. Surprisingly, he told me he wanted cauliflower pizza. He quickly flipped through his phone until he found the recipe from one of his friends. Let me stop here and say that if…

Greens & Beans

This recipe is from an episode of Bizarre Foods Delicious Destinations with Andrew Zimmern. It is an Italian dish that is more popular up north in the Pittsburgh area. Pittsburgh Post Gazette The original recipe included sausage, which I din’t have, so I made it as a side dish. Next time I will add smoked…

Super Quick Spinach Salad

Spinach salad is a great option for a quick lunch or dinner. Start with spinach and then add hard boiled eggs, purple onion, tomatoes & bacon. Spinach is the perfect base for a salad because it is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin…

Baked Avocado & Egg

Need a quick, easy & healthy breakfast? Look no further than this 2 ingredient breakfast! It starts with an avocado and 2 eggs baked at 425 for about 10 – 12 minutes. It tastes great with just the avocado & egg but even better topped with your favorite ingredients. I topped mine with some fresh…

Pecan Apple Chicken Salad

I think it is almost mandatory to eat chicken salad a few times a week during the hot months of summer. It is such a light and cool option for dinner…one that does not involve the stove or oven. There are many recipes and variations available…from the traditional with sweet pickles and onions to this…

Fish & Veggie Packets

There are times when we all are looking for a quick & healthy meal that can just be popped into the oven or microwave. I ran across these fish & veggie packets at The Fresh Market the other day. They had fresh salmon paired with asparagus and fresh tilapia with green beans. Each was seasoned…

Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp

I love to find healthy copycat recipes for my favorite dishes. This recipe for Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp is so good that you will never want to eat the full fat version again. These shrimp get their great flavor from a light sauce that is made from reduced fat mayo, Thai sweet chili sauce and…

Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl

I love finding a new recipe that tastes awesome, is healthy and best of all, easily adaptable to suit different tastes. This recipe for Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls fits all 3 of these requirements! You can easily swap out the chicken for steak or lean cuts of pork (pork tenderloin). All of the vegetables can…