Apps, Meals & Sides

Apps, Meals & Sides

Leftover Turkey “Crock”-Pot Pie

Got leftover turkey from Thanksgiving that you don’t know what to do with? Or perhaps you made too much chicken and want something else besides sandwiches? This recipe is perfect to use up those leftovers. And bonus (see notes): you can freeze the cooked meal in single serve containers for 3-4 months. The recipe is simple and requires just a ... Read More »

Pesto Chicken & Creamy Rice Pilaf

MmMmm pesto. You know, that herby-oily goodness you dip your bread in at Italian restaurants? Well, it’s also quite delicious served on top of chicken. To make it even more decadent, we’re serving it up with a large cup of creamy rice pilaf with sauteed spinach and mushrooms. Are you drooling yet? Don’t let the olive-green picture fool you. We ... Read More »

Chicken Pad Thai Rice Bowl

If you’ve ever had real chicken pad thai at a restaurant, then you know it is delicious. But, it’s also mostly rice (or pasta) and very little protein and veg. This recipe for healthy chicken pad thai makes a huge serving for a fraction of the calories.  Chicken isn’t always on sale and it wasn’t this week, so I chose to ... Read More »

Crockpot Chicken Chili

This chili couldn’t be easier. Cook. Shred. Eat. It also makes great leftovers and freezes well. This is definitely a staple in our house. This time I topped it with homemade jalapeno cornbread using applesauce and egg whites to make it light and fluffy. Feel free to top it with your favorite chili topping or just eat as is! Read More »

Smoked Gouda Cauliflower Sauté

I could go on and on about how awesome cauliflower is (and if you’re a hater, keep reading…) but instead I want to keep this short and simple. Like this recipe. Question: What’s better than a perfectly seasoned cauliflower floret? Are you drooling yet? Go make this easy cauliflower saute now. What’s your favorite way to eat cauliflower? Maybe it’s ... Read More »

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Pumpkin gets all the love this time of year. And I get it. There’s probably more recipes with pumpkin on this site than any other ingredient. But, let’s not forget the other amazing vegetables, like the one featured in this dish– butternut squash. While pumpkin is awesome in savory dishes, I think butternut squash has it beat. It’s milder and ... Read More »

Simple Heirloom Tomato Salad

This heirloom tomato salad could not be simpler. Just toss some greens, fresh heirloom tomatoes, parmesan and a light vinaigrette. You’ve got a simple salad in 5 ingredients. Pack it for lunch or serve as a light appetizer before dinner. The star is the heirloom tomatoes, those lovely little gems you’ve been seeing this summer.   I’ve found the best ones ... Read More »

Jalapeno Mac & Cheese

It doesn’t get much more comfort food than mac and cheese. But as with most comfort foods, that means hulk sized portions and lots and lots of excess calories. I don’t know about you but I don’t want a measly portion of mac and cheese. So, I splurge on the real deal occasionally and for most other times, I look ... Read More »