Delicious Healthier Shepard’s Pie

My Version of Delicious Healthier Shepard’s Pie  This Shepard’s Pie uses heart healthy ground turkey which is lower in fat than traditional versions. Also, I swapped out the butter and cream for chicken broth and buttery spread while adding more vegetables than usual. Sauteed veggies and spices add flavor to this fall comfort food dinner. […]

Healthier Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Select an apple variety with lots of flavor to make this favorite dessert with nutritious ingredients: INGREDIENTS: 8-10 washed, unpeeled, sliced or diced apples 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 cup water 1 cup oats 1 cup white whole wheat flour 1/2 cup brown sugar […]

Veracruz – A Simple and Heart Healthy Recipe for Fish

This recipe is so simple that it almost prepares itself! If you want to add more fish to your eating plan, you’ll want to try this recipe with any fish you like. Eating fish twice weekly is recommended for a heart-healthy diet, and this is a delicious way to stay healthy! Veracruz sauce or Pescado a […]

Polenta Pizza

You make this simple and quick pizza with a baked polenta crust (corn meal) and top it with your favorites: mushrooms, yellow or green peppers, onions, turkey sausage, olives- you make it your way. 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup polenta (or corn meal) ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 […]

Healthy Minestrone Soup

Minestrone or Ribollita Soup Looking for a healthy start to the new year? This is a great winter soup for using up left over vegetables, chicken or roast beef.  Use vegetable broth to make it vegetarian. Add the bread or not-either way it is a favorite and very nutritious. If you want to be healthy […]

Quinoa Brown Rice & Mandarin Orange Salad

Quinoa is classified by the National Academy of Sciences as one of the best sources of protein and the only grain that provides all the eight essential amino acids.  Each serving of quinoa provide 3 grams of fiber and 6 grams of proteins, making it an ideal food for vegetarians. 1 cup quinoa     […]