Herbed Spinach Quiche Portabella Caps

Ingredients: 4 portabella mushrooms, 3-inch diameter Cooking spray 3 large eggs Egg whites from 6 eggs ½ cup whole-wheat grated bread crumbs ¼ cup nonfat milk 1 tsp low-sodium garlic and herb blend 1 cup cooked and drained, chopped, frozen spinach ¼ cup reduced-fat Parmesan cheese, divided Directions: 1. Place oven rack in center of … Continue reading Herbed Spinach Quiche Portabella Caps

Confetti Sloppy Joes

Ingredients: Vegetable Oil Cooking Spray 1 lb Extra-Lean Ground Beef (or lean) 1 small green bell pepper, diced 1 small red bell pepper, diced 1 small onion, diced 1 Tbsp white vinegar, ¾ c catsup 2 Tbsp mustard 6 100% whole wheat sandwich buns 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced (optional) Directions: 1. Spray a medium … Continue reading Confetti Sloppy Joes

Beef Stew with Butternut Squash

Ingredients: 1 lb boneless beef chuck roast 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 lb new potatoes, quartered 1 lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces (2 ½ cups) 2 small onions, cut into wedges 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 14-ounce can low-sodium beef broth 1 cup vegetable juice 2 … Continue reading Beef Stew with Butternut Squash

Crock-Pot Apple Chicken Stew

Ingredients: 4 medium potatoes, cubed 4 medium carrots, cut into ¼ inch slices 1 medium red onion, halved and sliced 1 celery rib, thinly sliced ¾ tsp dried thyme pepper to taste ½ tsp caraway seed 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed 1 Tbsp olive oil 2-4 large tart apples, peeled an cubed 1 … Continue reading Crock-Pot Apple Chicken Stew

Five Bean Chili

Ingredients: 1 ½ lbs lean ground turkey 2 cups chopped onion 1 15-ounce can light red kidney beans, drained 1 15-ounce can dark red kidney beans, drained 1 15-ounce cannelloni beans, drained 1 15-ounce can butter beans, drained 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained 2 14 ½ ounce cans diced tomatoes 2 1 ¼ ounce … Continue reading Five Bean Chili

Curried Chicken with Raisins and Mushrooms

Ingredients: 1 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1 inch cubes 2 cups sliced white mushrooms 2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms 1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup grapes 2 cups instant whole grain rice 1 1/2 Tbsp curry powder Directions: Heat … Continue reading Curried Chicken with Raisins and Mushrooms

Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew

Ingredients: -3/4 cup dried chickpeas -2 ½ pounds kabocha squash or butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into ½ inch pieces -2 large carrots, peeled and cut into ½ inch pieces -1 large onion, chopped -1 cup red lentils -4 cups vegetable broth -2 Tbsp tomato paste -1 Tbsp minced, peeled fresh ginger -1 ½ … Continue reading Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew

Organizing Your Pantry 101

With the New Year under way, many of us are working on our New Year’s resolutions, which may include staying more organized or following a budget. One way to keep your food budget under control is to organize your kitchen, starting with your pantry. The pantry is a place where many different items are stored, … Continue reading Organizing Your Pantry 101

Enjoy a Guilt-Free New Year’s Eve

Many people enjoy celebrating New Year’s Eve by attending parties, but are concerned that traditional party foods will sidetrack their attempts to follow a healthy diet. The good news is that party foods can fit into your diet with the proper planning. First, be sure to start you day out right by eating a healthy … Continue reading Enjoy a Guilt-Free New Year’s Eve