Pasta dishes are a quick weeknight meal, but we are often at a loss for creating something different. This Greek Chicken Pasta dish is so flavorful and, most importantly, simple to make! It uses the classic garlic and olive oil of many Greek dishes with the unique flavor of marinated artichokes and the freshness of lemon. Try whole wheat linguine to make it even healthier!
Oatmeal meets the 21st century. Overnight oats are all the craze! The beauty of this concept is you make individual servings so everyone in the family can have their own tailored to preferences and dietary needs. Cow’s milk, almond milk or soy, they all work well. They are delicious, and oatmeal is high in soluble fiber and essential minerals.
If you are looking for a good breakfast sandwich to eat at home, but find the frozen varieties in your grocery store to be unhealthy, it’s easy to make your own. This recipe is quick, easy and fun to make. Get your kids involved in the assembly! You can add veggies to the eggs for a western or Tex-Mex version.
When looking for a sweet grab-and-go breakfast, skip the donut and try these blueberry breakfast cakes. They are higher in protein and fiber and lower in fat. They are easy to make any time of year using frozen blueberries.
Try a new twist on breakfast. Rather than getting fast food on your way to work or school, consider these make-ahead breakfast burritos. They store well in the freezer for up to 3 months and are more nutritious than takeout. Reduce the fat content by using low fat cheese.
Here’s a healthy chicken chili with all the robust flavor of a traditional beef chili without all the saturated fat! In addition to the fiber from zucchini and beans, there is an added dose of iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, niacin, copper, phosphorous, manganese, dietary protein and fiber from the addition of bulgur wheat. It’s a great one pot, hearty dish for a cold December day!
Sometimes that craving for chicken tenders just needs to be satisfied. But storebought frozen chicken tenders contain about 14 grams (54% of calories) of fat. Chicken strips from a fast food restaurant can be as much as 470 calories and 24 grams of fat per serving, while this recipe cuts the fat to 5 grams per serving … and they are super crispy and super easy to make!
So you’ve just received your fourth invitation to a holiday party, and you, of course, want to bring a memorable appetizer to share. There is nothing like a great tasting appetizer that’s also healthy. This one offers great flavor from the artichokes and Parmesan with a kick of spice from the garlic and cayenne (the recipe says it’s optional but I highly suggest adding it!). Blended with the creamy low fat cream cheese and yogurt, this warm low fat dip, which is high in Vitamin A, is sure to be a welcomed addition to the appetizer table at any gathering.
These cookies are to die for, and seriously, they are healthy too! Well, as healthy as a chocolate chip cookie gets! By using half the fat of a traditional chocolate chip cookie and adding low fat yogurt and oats, this version comes in at only 83 calories and 4 grams of fat. They are moist and full of chocolate flavor. Try using a mix of semi-sweet and dark chocolate chips to boost your antioxidants.
Looking for something more hearty than a bowl of cereal for breakfast on a chilly fall morning? This make-ahead breakfast casserole is great as a holiday morning treat as well. Whole wheat bread, turkey sausage and egg whites take a traditionally high fat breakfast to one that is guilt free. Add some additional veggies like onions, peppers, broccoli or asparagus to make an even more positive nutritional impact!