Category Archives: Healthy Recipes

Chili Mac

This warm and comforting meal is easy to make and tastes great all week.  The ‘Mac’ stands for the elbow-shaped macaroni noodles I typically use, but any shape of pasta will do. You can also freeze the chili (without the pasta) for up to 3 months.

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

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Research shows that drinking tart cherry juice can aid in muscle recovery. Cherries are known for their anti-inflammatory properties which prevent muscle damage. A little cocoa powder gives this delicious smoothie a touch of chocolate behind every sip. If you want to increase the protein content, try adding chocolate protein powder instead of the cocoa powder.

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Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

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Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables. They are mild in flavor, and rich in vitamin C and fiber. Roasting green beans gives them a “meatier” texture. This simple preparation yields a delicious side that can be paired with any main dish.

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Lemon Pepper Chicken

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Chicken is an excellent source of protein. Skinless chicken breast is low in saturated fat and contains 30 grams of protein in just 4 ounces of cooked meat.

Marinating chicken makes the meat more tender and flavorful. It is a good idea to pound the chicken breast until it is less than one-inch thick so the marinade can soak through.

This lemon pepper marinate gives chicken a light and vibrant flavor. You can prepare several servings to facilitate quick meals during the week.

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Fruit Custard Oatmeal

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Recently, I’ve revised my morning breakfast routine.  Here is my upgraded oatmeal recipe.  The secret ingredient?  An egg, cooked in with the oatmeal, adds a protein boost and creates a custard-like consistency.  Delicious!

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“What’s Cooking” Sunday? Salmon burgers.

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I like to take time on Sundays to prepare my meals for the week.  Read on to see what’s cooking this week.  Continue reading

“What’s Cooking?” Sunday

I like to take time on Sundays to prepare my meals for the week.  Read on to see what’s cooking this week.  Continue reading

Link Love: Great Recipes from Food Bloggers

I have stumbled upon some great food blogs recently, so I thought I’d share a little “link love.”  Here are some recipes I have enjoyed.

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Pasta Primavera: Fresh, Local and Healthy

This delicious pasta recipe embodies the flavors of spring.  I bought the vegetables in this recipe from the local farmer’s market and all other ingredients from Nugget Market.  I enjoyed it all week long, served either hot or cold.

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5 MORE Healthy Meals in 5 Minutes or Less

My original 5 Healthy Meals in 5 Minutes or Less were so popular, I decided to make a sequel.  These 5 MORE Healthy Meals in 5 Minutes or Less feature all-new recipes that are just as fast, healthy and delicious.  They include:

The George Foreman Grill is great for fast and healthy meals!

  • Fruit-Infused Oatmeal
  • Shrimp and Zucchini Saute
  • Black Bean and Corn Salsa
  • Grilled Fish Tacos
  • Grilled Bananas
These recipes use the microwave, a George Foreman grill, or the stove for quick, healthy cooking.  Enjoy!
Check out Nicole’s entire collection of healthy recipes here.