Healthy Tacos the Whole FAM can Love!

Homemade tacos are delicious, quick to cook, packed with flavor and quite filling. The best part is, there are plenty of ways to make tacos HEALTHY without sacrificing TASTE! The recipe below can serve as your base, and you can personalize them to your taste with additional grilled or fresh veggies, or top it with cheese or delicious guacamole. Fix them up any way you want to, but here is a dish that we can guarantee just about EVERYONE will love!! Ingredients: 3 chicken breast halves (skinned) 2 cans chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (finely chopped) 1 bay leaf 1/8 freshly ground black […]

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3 QUICK + Delish Dishes using Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon Crostini This elegant appetizer features toasted baguette slices topped with smoked salmon, fresh herbs, and creamy cheese spread. Yield: 24 servings (serving size: 2 crostini) Ingredients: 1/2 cup chopped fennel bulb 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 pound cold-smoked salmon, cut into thin strips 48 (1/2-inch-thick) slices French bread baguette, toasted (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1/2 cup light garlic-and-herbs spreadable cheese (such as Alouette Light) Fresh dill sprigs (optional) Preparation: Combine […]

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Simple Slow-Cooker Chicken + Pasta Soup

Soothe your soul with a classic chicken soup that includes tender pasta, carrots, and celery.    Serves: 6 Hands-On Prep Time: 5 min Total Time: 5 hrs 30 min INGREDIENTS: 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds) 4 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces 4 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 medium onion, halved 2 garlic cloves, smashed 2 bay leaves kosher salt and black pepper 1/2 cup small pasta (such as stellette or alphabet) 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley crackers, for serving   DIRECTIONS: In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, place the chicken, carrots, celery, onion, […]

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REALLY EASY Slow-Cooker Smoky Beef + Bean Chili

Chipotles, tomato paste, and beer give this robust dish its deep, rich flavor. Serves: 4 Hands-On Prep Time: 15 min Total Time: 4-8 hrs (depends on if setting slow-cooker on high or low) INGREDIENTS: (2) 15.5-ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed (1) 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 12 ounces lager beer ¾ pound beef chuck, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 to 3 teaspoons chopped chipotles in adobo sauce kosher salt FOR SERVING: corn bread, sour cream, grated Cheddar, chopped red onion, and […]

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi with Orzo

Here’s a DELISH QUICKIE that’s both LIGHT + FLAVORFUL!  This is actually a VERY SIMPLE + easy to prepare meal with relatively few ingredients, so you can throw it together fast after a long day at work or on the weekend for entertaining.  It’s full of flavor + metabolism boosting PROTEIN, so you can still stick to your “diet” while enjoying yourself.  Add a glass of wine + Bon Appetit! Indulge in the flavor of the Mediterranean with plump shrimp tossed with lemon and pepper and served over a bed of orzo. YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup orzo […]

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Looking for a FAST + DELICIOUS but still HEALTHY meal you can throw together, then throw on the stove for a few minutes, and have it come off looking like you’re the next star on the Food Network… Here’s one you can whip up in a jiffy to impress your friends, boyfriend…or just YOURSELF!  Feel free to substitute other varieties of meats and veggies in this dish.  After you get the hang of it you’ll be stir frying like a rockstar! INGREDIENTS: 1/2 pound steak, sliced into thin, 2- to 3-inch pieces 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1 […]

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