Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

Creamy Parmesan Tomato Soup

Creamy Parmesan Tomato Soup

 

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Ever since our colder, crisper weather hit, I have been craving a big bowl of creamy tomato soup.  I love tomato soups of all kinds: regular tomato soup, tomato basil soup, creamy tomato soup, and so on.  And tomato soup is so easily paired with a yummy grilled cheese or with some croutons or crackers.

Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili

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I don’t know what the weather has been doing in your neck of the woods, but around Northeast Tennessee, it has been going back and forth between 70 degrees one week and 30 the next.  Confusing and frustrating, to say the least.  However, on those 30 degree days, it is awfully nice to hunker down with a hearty, comforting meal like this Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili!  Easy to whip up, super healthy, and makes for some fabulous leftovers!

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Bowls

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Bowls

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Sometimes, you just have to be creative with the ingredients you have on hand because you forgot to plan ahead for dinner.  This week, I was able to come up with a recipe similar to others I’ve seen before.  I happened to have some chicken and a bottle of Caribbean Jerk marinade, and, well, the rest just happened to be lying around.

Spaghetti alla Ceci (Chickpeas)

Spaghetti all Ceci

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It’s meatless Monday!  It’s also another Rachael Ray recipe day.  I’ve never had this dish before, but Rachael caught my attention when she mentioned in her Express Lane Meals cookbook that it’s a traditional Italian dish.  It’s basically spaghetti noodles and a tomato sauce that includes chickpeas.  It was…different.  One thing it was for sure is healthy!  I used whole wheat noodles, and one serving of chickpeas has seven grams of fiber!  Those Italians know how to do it right.

Pesto Chicken Penne

pesto chicken penne

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Are you a pesto fan?  I had never had pesto until I was in college, and I fell in love with it! I’ve had lots of different types of pesto (with pine nuts, without pine nuts, etc) and I typically like it all.  This recipe, adapted from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish, whips up an easy pesto on top of some chicken and whole wheat pasta for a quick and nutritious meal.

Blackened Chicken with Quinoa and Avocado Cream Sauce

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I love chicken, but I grow tired of eating the same ol’ chicken dishes every week.  This week, I decided to spice things up a bit, using a recipe from Stefanie at Sarcastic Cooking Blog.  I must say that it looked like a lot of work, but it was relatively simple and so delicious, Mister Spice and I savored every bite!

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

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I am nearly thirty-years-old, and I had never truly even heard of such thing as “spaghetti squash” until the last year or so. I’ve never really liked other kinds of squash (summer squash, butternut, etc)., but after several friends insisted that spaghetti squash “noodles” were just as good as regular spaghetti noodles, I decided to give it a try. I was a little overwhelmed by all the different ways to fix spaghetti squash, but I decided to whip up a marinara sauce, make some turkey meatballs, and see how it all turned out.

Tasty Tuna Patties

Tuna Patties

Meaty Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti

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If you’re familiar with our blog, you can probably tell that we like our spaghetti around here.  In fact, I believe Mrs. Herb is working on a Spaghetti Recipe Comparison post, so I won’t point out all of our other spaghetti posts.  I will say, though, that I’ve only posted one baked spaghetti recipe, Creamy Baked Spaghetti, and this recipe is pretty similar.  However, this one leaves out the cream cheese and is much meatier and, in my opinion, more flavorful.

Spinach, Feta, and Tomato Pizza

Spinach, Feta, and Tomato Pizza

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Yesterday, Mister Spice and I were out of school (work) due to snow. Snow days are lovely, but it kind of threw off my plans to have leftovers for dinner. Why, you ask? Well, it just seemed like with a whole snow day ahead of me, I could come up with something better than the leftovers we had been working on since Monday.

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