Recipes

Get Ready for Back-to-School With These Easy Recipes

7 One-Pot Recipes for Back-to-School Season (Family Features) School is back in session, and so are hectic weeknights with little time to cook dinner. Instead of reaching for ready-made meals or takeout, serve up tasty one-pot dinners made with wholesome ingredients like spaghetti squash and quinoa. These seven kid-friendly recipes bring everything together in a single baking dish or skillet, so t... »

Blueberry Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

by Cooking ala Mel There is nothing quite like blueberries to kick off the summer season. Combine them with ripe bananas to make this gluten free blueberry banana bread using almond and coconut flours to keep it high in fiber and protein. A hint of liquid stevia adds just the right amount of sweetness to the naturally sweet bananas. A bit of lemon zest and lots of bursting blueberries really make ... »

Double Chocolate Strawberry Muffins (Gluten Free)

Double Chocolate Strawberry Muffins (Gluten Free) – Another Great Recipe from Melinda Novak at Cooking ala Mel These muffins are great for stashing away in the freezer, ready for a crazy morning when you don’t have time, or for when a chocolate craving strikes. Ingredients (yields 1 dozen muffins) 1 cup almond meal (I use Trader Joe’s) 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp... »

Double Chocolate Strawberry Muffins (Gluten Free)

Another Great Recipe from Melinda Novak, who attended pharmacy school at UB at Cooking ala Mel  These muffins are great for stashing away in the freezer, ready for a crazy morning when you don’t have time, or for when a chocolate craving strikes. Ingredients (yields 1 dozen muffins) 1 cup almond meal (I use Trader Joe’s) 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp ba... »

Soup – Perfect for Cold Weather

Simple, Satisfying Soup for Supper Southwestern Bean and Pasta Soup (Family Features) A hearty, flavorful bowl of soup on a chilly night is hard to beat. But if the thought of preparing soup from scratch makes you think “nice idea, but too time consuming,” it’s time to rethink soup making. Minimum prep and maximum flavor is what you get with Southwestern Bean and Pasta Soup. It g... »

Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Grape-Port Sauce

Grapes are naturally beautiful and come in three vibrant colors that add a pleasing crunch and light touch of sweetness to main dishes, sides, salads and desserts. They are also an ideal heart-healthy snack on their own. Ingredients: (4 servings) 4    boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each) 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese 4    teaspoons olive oil, divided 1/4  teaspo... »

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Courtesy of Sugar-Free Mom

A few simple ingredients, a few simple steps, an incredible taste without added sugars and you can have a slice of this on Thanksgiving for under 200 calories courtesy of SugarFreeMom.com. Try this healthier version of America’s favorite Thanksgiving pie! Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 1 hour 5 mins Serving Size: 1/8 Pie, 191 Calories   Ingredients 1 whole wheat pie c... »

Tasty Meals in Minutes

Quick-fix dinners for the family Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Tomatoes Quick Mini Meatloaves Eggplant Lasagna Easy Chicken Parmesan (Family Features) Busy weeknights can make for hectic meals, but these simple recipes prove you don’t have to trim out flavor or precious moments spent with family when you’re cutting minutes off your dinner prep time. The secret to making quick meals your famil... »

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Love chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin, too? Try this healthier version! yields about 20 cookies Ingredients 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 tsp liquid stevia (or 1/2 cup regular sugar) 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup chocolate chips powder... »

Holiday Soups With Heart

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Charred Vegetables Autumn Stew (Family Features) Share the warmth of the season by opening your heart and home to family and friends with healthy holiday soups. Beyond bringing the holiday spirit home with these delicious soup recipes, Princess House, is lending a helping hand with the Share the Warmth campaign. The company is donating 600 stainless steel stockpo... »

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