Practice Meatless Mondays? You NEED this simple Tuna Patties recipe!

Whether you practice Meatless Mondays, or are simply looking for a new quick, simple, and nutritious recipe to add to your arsenal, these easy tuna patties fit the bill!

See it was a weeknight, I was trying to use what I had in the pantry and refrigerator, and was craving something warm and light – yet filling. Tuna was the main protein I had that wasn’t frozen solid….so tuna it was. Besides, tuna is jam packed with those healthy omega 3’s that we all need! [Read more…]

Easy Meal Prep: Oven Hard Boiled Eggs

easy hardboiled eggs

Farm Fresh hard boiled eggs ready to pop in the oven.

Hard boiled eggs…made in the oven. Yep, really!  If you haven’t tried this easy way to simplify meal prep, you should.

While I think making hard boiled eggs is pretty simple anyways, I have flubbed the traditional method of boiling them the last few times. Mainly because my energetic, and always on the go toddler has grabbed my attention, and pretty soon I have let them boil for 5 minutes instead of 1. Oops!  So, when a post popped up on my Pinterest feed about the oven method, I  was appreciative of the reminder, and decided that it might be the better option for me right now. [Read more…]

Healthy Recipe – Spicy Asian Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps

Photo: Randy Mayor

Asian-inspired food is one of my favorites, and spice is a great thing to add to your diet – it keeps that metabolism going!
Use already prepared roasted chicken and some easy to make rice noodles for a no-cook weeknight meal.

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Peanut Butter Softserve

A fitness blogger I follow recently shared this fabulous, and easy recipe. If you are anything like me, you crave a cool sweet treat in the summer. This is a great ‘healthy” (or at least healthier!) twist on soft serve ice cream, and trust me it does taste like it!

peanut butter softserve

Banana(s), Frozen in Chunks

1/2 TBS Vanilla Extract (or my fav a vanilla bean if it’s a special occasion)

1-2 TBS Peanut Butter

Few Splashes of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Place in Vitamix or Food Processor and mix. Use agitator if in blender and stir it around. Be careful with almond milk so it doesn’t turn into a milkshake. You want it soft serve ice cream consistency.

Recipe and image are courtesy of TheFitnessDish blog.

I have started to venture out by blending in different flavors, such as fresh strawberries and other fruits instead of peanut butter. Yum! Bless Laury’s heart for posting this!

Healthy Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper and Cannellini Bean Dip

Photo from Randy Mayor, on Cooking Light Website

Looking to serve up some healthier sides for the big Game Day coming up this weekend?  Try adding this Roasted Red Pepper and Cannelli Bean Dip to the spread.  This Mediterranean-inspired appetizer offers a little extra protein, heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, and fiber. Serve with fresh cut-up vegetables like carrots, peppers, etc., or toasted pita wedges.  Recipe is from Cooking Light.

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Healthy Recipe: Start the Day Off Right!

Don’t underestimate the importance of a nutritious breakfast to kick off your day.  I know that mornings can be hectic so do what you can to plan and prep ahead.  I don’t know about you, but a bowl of cold cereal (while better than nothing) simply just doesn’t stick with me for the morning.  When selecting your breakfast aim for a nutritious mixture that has both protein and carbohydrates.

Some of my favorite go-to’s in the morning:

  • Chobani Greek Yogurt with fresh blackberries, raspberries, or banana mixed in
  • Oatmeal, and if I have the time Steel Cut Oats…I absolutely love this power food
  • Low fat Bran muffins
  • The Egg/Spinach Breakfast Sandwich listed below.

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Healthy Recipe: Fish for 2 (Biggest Loser Challenge)

Foil-Pack Fish Florentine for Two

This has become one of my favorite recipes! It’s quick, easy, clean up is a breeze, and to top it off, it’s healthy! This recipe is curtesy of KraftFoods.com which has a great selection of Healthy Living Recipes. If you haven’t visited the site I definitely encourage you to do so!

What You Need

  • 1 cup instant white rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 halibut fillet (1/2 lb.), cut crosswise in half
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing
  • 1 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

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Healthy Recipe: Savory Bean and Spinach Soup

2012 Biggest Loser Challenge – Week 1

Savory Bean and Spincach Soup

Image from Fitness Magazine.com

If you are busy like me, a slow cooker can be your next best friend, especially during the week!  It’s easy to find some pretty unhealthy recipes for the slow cooker – but healthy versions are in abundance as well.  This week, I am sharing one of my favorite slow cooker recipes that is packed full of the good stuff, like beans, spinach or kale, and more! The recipe is courtesy of FitnessMaganize.com.  Make sure to bookmark it for plenty of other ideas!

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Healthy Recipe – Asian Turkey Burgers

I first had the opportunity to try this great recipe thanks to a company potluck.  Our boss brought these for the grill one day and I was immediately hooked! You can also make these using lean ground chicken.

What You Need:

  • 1 pound ground Gold N’ Plump chicken (90/10)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBLS Sweet Chili Sauce (if you don’t have this, you could use ketchup and some red pepper flakes)
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup of fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 TBLS fresh grated ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It:

  • Mix all ingredients together and form burgers. Use aluminum foil on broil pan and sprayed it well with spray oil. (Or you can use the grill outside!)
  • Broil the burgers until done, flipping over midway through cooking. You need to watch closely to make sure the meat is fully cooked, but not over-cooked and dried out.
  • Lightly toast the buns and serve the burgers with a side of steamed vegetables.

Recipe shared by Beth Gasser

BL Week 3 Healthy Recipe

Healthy Recipe -Creamy Spinach Penne

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