DIY Baked Chicken Strips

Hey guys! It’s time once again for Healthy Food Friday! My kids love chicken fingers, but the store bought frozen ones are full of preservatives, and the fast food ones are fried. So today I’m sharing with you my recipe for do-it-yourself baked chicken strips: [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid”…

Roasted Sweet Potato Medallions

We love sweet potatoes in our house, but since I try to watch the amount of starchy vegetables I eat I opt for these small medallions. Preparation is simple and the oven caramelizes the natural sugars in these sweet potatoes so they don’t even need brown sugar. Whether you are feeding a whole crowd, or…

Roasted Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes

  When someone tells me they don’t like a certain vegetable, I always challenge them to try it roasted before ruling it out forever.  Roasting brings out amazing flavors while maintaining a pleasing texture.  The general recipe is to cut veggies into uniform sizes, spritz with olive oil, roast at 400 for 15-20 minutes, then…

Dole California Cookoff Twitter Party

Appetizers. Eating smaller portions of food, such as appetizers, are a great way to eat healthier WITHOUT compromising on taste. Appetizers are not necessarily low-fat or low-calorie, but they are smaller servings. So in keeping with that theme, Dole has decided to host the 2nd Annual California Cookoff and fly three contestants to Los Angeles…

Beef and Veggie Ginger Stir Fry

One of my biggest struggles is getting my husband to eat veggies. For him, veggies is the lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles on his burger. His biggest complaint is that veggies are bland and don’t have much flavor. While I disagree with him, I have had great success with getting him to eat his veggies…

Tahini Tuna Salad

I will admit it. I know how healthy tuna is for me but I get bored with it. Tuna Salad isn’t very exciting. Then I heard about a Lebanese style Tahini Tuna recipe. It lets me enjoy those omega-3 fatty acids without the mayonnaise or pickle juice. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds…

Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

Tacos when made with lean organic beef or turkey can be a healthy and satisfying dinner for the whole family.   Pairing them with healthy toppings like vegetables and salsa adds nutrition, flavor, and color.  Watch out for that pre-packaged taco seasoning though.  Most contain high amounts of sodium and even some additives like MSG.…

The Crap Our Children Eat in the Cafeteria

It’s not a secret that I’m disgusted by what they pass off as “food” to our young children. Every Thursday, I volunteer the entire day in my son’s Kindergarten class and every Thursday I eat lunch with the students and my son. Most of the time, I pack a lunch for myself and my son,…

Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen wah’) is one of my favorite foods to cook with because it’s highly versatile, and a great substitute for pasta for celiacs because it’s gluten-free. It’s also very nutritious, has all 8 essential amino acids, is high in protein, and a source of zinc, copper, manganese, magnesium, vitamin E, and folic acid.…

Apple and Thyme Porkchops

I have never been a big fan of porkchops. They were either too dry, breaded and oily or just tasted kinda, “meh”. Well, until I found this porkchop recipe. Bursting with flavors, this chop won’t need a lot of extra salt, a can of anything and you won’t even miss the breading. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column…