Healthy Green Smoothie

Here's a relatively healthy green smoothie for those among us who are in the mood! This smoothie would go great with a Shamrock Shake, by the way…) Ingredients 2 cups Greek Yogurt (or You Can Use Vanilla Or Any Flavor) 1 cup Milk (whole, 2%, Etc---or You Can Use Soy, Almond, Etc.) 2 cups Pineapple, Chunks 1 cup Green, Seedless Grapes 1 whole Green Apple, Cored And Cut Into Chunks 1 whole Pear, Cored And...

Kale, Barley and Feta Salad with a Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette

This kale salad has it all: nutty barley, crunchy sunflower seeds, creamy avocado, salty feta cheese, chickpeas and red onions, and tossed in a tangy honey and lemon vinaigrette.  Perfect for a week-day lunch! Ingredients ½ cup uncooked pearl barley {just over 1 cup cooked} 4 cups loosely packed kale; washed, stems removed, and cut into small ribbons ⅓ cup crumbled feta 1 cup chickpeas 1 avocado, cubed...

Mint Lime Grilled Mahi-Mahi

This recipe will work well with any firm white fish but the author recommends mahi-mahi. I suspect that many of us could do with more fish in our diets and this is a wonderful way to serve it. It’s perfect for summer grilling or for those of us who are lucky enough to live somewhere where we can cook outdoors all year round. Ingredients Juice of 2 medium limes 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons soy...

Salmon with Roasted Vegetables & Quinoa

This healthy salmon recipe has everything you want for a complete meal: omega-3-rich salmon, protein-packed quinoa and lots of vegetables. Drizzled with a maple-lemon dressing, this healthy quinoa dinner also makes a delicious next-day lunch. Ingredients 2 small or 1 large delicata squash (about 1 pound), halved, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces 4 cups cauliflower florets 6 small shallots, quartered 3...

Grilled Pizza with Hummus and Rosemary Summer Squash

This is an easy summer entertaining dish because it all comes together on the grill. Purchasing premade whole-wheat pizza dough and protein-packed hummus makes this a nearly effortless meal. Try this pizza with different vegetables throughout the year, such as asparagus, eggplant and peppers. Ingredients 2 small zucchini, sliced on the diagonal 1⁄4 inch (6 mm) thick 2 small yellow squash, sliced on...

Chipotle Mayo

  Ingredients 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chopped chipotle in adobo blended to a paste Directions Mix the chipotle and mayonnaise. Let stand for a few minutes to blend.

Crustless Quinoa Quiche

This crustless quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) quiche is wonderful for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It is equally enjoyable cold or hot.It is super easy to throw together because you don't even have to make the crust - and trust me when I say you won't even miss it! I served it to my friend at a picnic in the park one lunch time. She had never heard of quinoa before and loved it. This quiche...

White Sangria

This White Sangria takes only 10 minutes to assemble in a large pitcher. Take time to prepare it in the morning so the sangria has several hours to develop it's fruity flavor. Pull it out when dinner is ready to serve that evening. Ingredients 3 tablespoons sugar 3 shots Calvados or other apple liquor 1 lime, sliced 1 lemon, sliced 2 ripe peaches, cut into wedges 3 ripe green apples seeded and cut into...

Grilled Ratatouille Boats

Ingredients 2 zucchini, halved lengthwise 3 tablespoons EVOO 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, grated 1 eggplant, cubed 2 tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup chopped parsley Salt and pepper 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Directions Scoop balls of flesh from the center of the zucchini to create boats (see tip for help); reserve the flesh balls. Preheat a grill to medium-high. Heat 1 tbsp. EVOO in a large skillet...

Blow Your Mind Baked Chicken Wings

'Nough said. Ingredients 2 teaspoons Cornstarch Coconut Oil 3 Garlic Cloves; minced 1 tablespoon Grated Fresh Ginger 3 Scallions; sliced - whites & greens separated 1/4 cup Low-Sodium Soy Sauce 1/2 cup Honey 2 Limes; juiced 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil 2 tablespoons Chili Flakes 2 pounds Chicken Wings; separated - tips removed Directions Preheat oven to 350º F. In a small bowl make a slurry with the cornstarch and...