Monday Meals: Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Seldom does a meatball recipe promise so much; healthy, delicious, easy, make-ahead and a surprise inside! This recipe for Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan Meatballs from Eating Well will serve you well as a family dinner favorite or a hearty, hot hors d’oeuvres all-star. The preparation is minimal, but does include one secret step …

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Monday Meals: Healthy Instant Pot Meals

Have you jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon? The combination slow cooker/pressure cooker has legions of fans who credit it with getting homemade meals on the table fast. Pressure cookers have been around for a long time, but this multi-cooker has captured the hearts of modern home cooks in a …

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Monday Meals: 20 Minute Black Bean Burgers

If you are looking for a quick and delicious way to pack lots of veggies and fiber into a meal consider the fresh-but-familiar black bean burger. Some vegitarian burger recipes are more complicated than a 5 course meal, but 20-Minute Black Bean Burgers from Cooking Light are truly a healthy …

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Monday meals: Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Chorizo

Who doesn’t love coming home in the evening to a kitchen filled with the smells of dinner cooking? Your slow cooker is the secret to healthy meals that are waiting for you. Planning ahead insures that end-of-the-day exhaustion won’t result in a meal of frozen pizza or regretful take-out. Spice up …

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Monday Meals: Healthy Carrot Muffin

If you are looking for a quick, delicious morning meal that is more breakfast than dessert consider this wholesome handful. Carrots, walnuts and raisins provide a satisfying density. Spices give them a warm zing and whole wheat flour ups the fiber. Enjoy these muffins as a grab-and-go breakfast, after school snack, or …

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Monday Meals: Acorn Squash with Kale and Sausage

Fall is here and the markets are overflowing with avalanches of beautiful squash. Take advantage of the bounty and get a quick dinner on the table with stuffed squash. This is a great opportunity to use up leftover grains, proteins and cheeses, dice it up, fill a roasted squash half …

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Monday Meals: Autumn Glow Salad

Cooking Light brings us this fall salad extravaganza. Loaded with protein, fiber and flavor, this recipe takes advantage of the bounty of squash and cool weather greens. Cumin warms up and rounds out a satisfying, savory plate. Lentils are among the most humble and nutritious pantry items you could find. …

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Monday Meals: Make a Mid-Week Fiesta with Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are the perfect mid-week, pick-me-up meal. Something about assembling your custom plate, choosing from the bright toppings and spicy garnishes, treating yourself to an extra slice of creamy avocado – it feels like a little party. When you chose grilled or baked fish as your star, you get …

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Monday Meals: Mushroom-Spinach Soup With Cinnamon, Coriander and Cumin

Autumn is soup time. Warm, hearty and nourishing, soups are the perfect antidote to the cooler days. And they make the kitchen smell great! This recipe for Mushroom-Spinach Soup With Cinnamon, Coriander and Cumin from New York Times Cooking is robust and satisfying, while still simple enough for a weeknight meal. It is …

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Monday Meals: Chicken White Bean Chili

Looking for a satisfying dinner with a great time saving shortcut? Basing a soup on a grocery store rotisserie chicken gets dinner on the table fast. This recipe for Chicken White Bean Chili from Fannetastic Food, the work of a D.C. area Registered Dietitian and blogger, is a fantastic combo of …

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