Lunch

Quick and Easy Lunches – Marinated Vegetable Pasta Salad with Feta

Quick and Easy Lunches – Marinated Vegetable Pasta Salad with Feta

Today’s quick and easy lunch, Marinated Vegetable Pasta Salad with Feta, just made me simply happy:)  While it is quick and easy, it takes longer than my previous quick and easy lunch, Strawberry Spinach Salad.  This lunch requires some chopping and ideally it’s best to […]

Quick and Easy Lunches – Strawberry Spinach Salad

Quick and Easy Lunches – Strawberry Spinach Salad

Eating healthy does not have to be difficult.  Today for lunch as I opened up my fridge my first thought was, “There’s nothing to eat.”  Then I looked again and found a plethora of options.  I want to do a mini series called “Quick and […]

Healthy Menu Plan January 2017 Week 3

Healthy Menu Plan January 2017 Week 3

So…Dave went to the doctor and was told he needed to lose a little bit of weight:)  He was sent home with some healthy menu plan tips and advice and will go back for a follow up visit in a few months.  To show my […]

Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Cheesy Broccoli Rice

What’s for dinner?  Have you ever heard those words?  I know I do, ALL THE TIME lately.  When you have a gaggle of kids like I do, you are constantly trying to come up with good meals.  That said, more often than not, you need […]

Zucchini Chili – Delicious and Nutritious

Zucchini Chili – Delicious and Nutritious

With summer comes an abundance of zucchini in my garden.  While the harvest is amazing, I needed to come up with different ideas on how to use it so I decided to make a Zucchini Chili.  I must say, it was a HUGE success.  My […]

Strawberry Balsamic Salad

Strawberry Balsamic Salad

Today for lunch I made a Strawberry Balsamic Salad recipe.  It was SO good!!!  I live in California and right now we are surrounded by local, fresh strawberries.  There are several strawberry stands close to my home and it is my favorite time of year […]

Creamy Pumpkin Maple Bisque

Creamy Pumpkin Maple Bisque

For lunch I wanted to have a hearty and healthy soup and so I made a Creamy Pumpkin Maple Bisque soup to go with my salad.  I have to say I was SHOCKED at how good it tasted.  I’m not a huge pumpkin fan (unless […]

Ham Bean Vegetable Soup

Ham Bean Vegetable Soup

Today I wanted to share my recipe for Ham Bean Vegetable Soup.  I like making my soups from scratch.  I feel like they are healthier and so much heartier!  It’s also a good way to use garden vegetables as well as food storage dry beans.  […]

Chicken Avocado Lime Salad

Chicken Avocado Lime Salad

I’ve been craving chicken salad sandwiches lately and had some leftover rotisserie chicken, so I decided to make a Chicken Avocado Lime Salad to put on my bread.  It is SO simple to make, and so yummy.  The avocado adds a creaminess to it that […]

Oven Baked Chili and Corn Bread

Oven Baked Chili and Corn Bread

We LOVE chili and corn bread and tried making some Oven Baked Chili in a cast iron skillet for dinner.  I made this chili from scratch (using tomatoes from my garden, cilantro, and dry beans from my food storage).  I placed a layer of corn […]

Orange Walnut Chicken Salad

Orange Walnut Chicken Salad

I have been craving a different kind of salad lately and so I decided to make an Orange Walnut Chicken Salad.  It is a fantastic blend of flavors and super healthy for you.  A great combination of both protein and produce!  I made a Honey […]

Portuguese Kale Sausage Potato Soup

Portuguese Kale Sausage Potato Soup

Today I made a Portuguese Kale Sausage Potato Soup.  All I can say is WOW!  It is simple and quick to make and my children LOVED it!  It is made using Portuguese kale, sausages, potatoes, corn, onion, and chicken broth.  It tastes sort of like […]