Hearty Healthy Mushroom Soup
For all you mushroom lovers out there, even though this creamless mushroom soup recipe is healthy, it's still very decadent and filling - so comforting on a cold day. You can eat it chunky, or use an immersion blender to make it creamy- it's up to you! It's super easy to make and you can do it on the stove or in the Instant Pot. I've included directions for both.
Before creating this healthy mushroom soup recipe, I checked out a few on line to see how many points/calories they had. With ...
Homemade Spicy Chicken Sausage
Updated October 17, 2019; originally published on October 26, 2017
This healthy Homemade Spicy Chicken Sausage is a big hit at my house. My kids will even fry it up on their own because they love it so much. It's great over nachos, delicata squash, rice, and zucchini noodles. It also makes a fast appetizer in my Lasagna Appetizers. This recipe is pretty spicy, so if you don't like spice, then dial it down a bit by using less of the spicy seasonings.
Cheaper than buying it in the ...
Easy Instant Pot Parmesan Chicken Broth
This easy Instant Pot Parmesan Chicken Broth is a combination of parmesan broth and the base for my chicken noodle soup. I wanted to create a quick and homemade parmesan broth made with a whole chicken that I could have on hand in my freezer. Adding parmesan rinds to broths, sauces and soups adds so much flavor! You’ll love this one!
What can you do with Parmesan broth?
The possibilities are endless! Here are just a few!
Use this broth as a base for soups such as my Healthy ...
Oven Roasted Cedar Plank Vegetables
These Healthy Oven Roasted Cedar Plank Vegetables are super easy to make, taste delicious and will impress your guests. All you do is soak the planks at least 15 minutes, arrange vegetables, season and bake. That's it! Gorgeous fresh tasting vegetables without the fuss! No mess either! Just throw the planks away when done. Serve them as a side dish or toss them over salads for a main dish.
Plan to do them alongside your main dish
These vegetables are so easy to make and go well with ...
Oven Baked Cedar Plank Salmon with Fresh Cilantro Lime Yogurt Aioli
Use your oven or grill!
This easy Oven Baked Cedar Plank Salmon with Cilantro Lime Yogurt Aioli comes together very quickly for an easy quick meal. You can bake the Cedar Plank Salmon in the oven or put it on the grill. I do prefer the Cedar planks smoked on the grill better, but I'm not the grill master in my house so I use the oven when he's not home. It's so fast and easy and easy clean up too! And for you Weight Watchers out there, 0 Freestyle Smart Points! Wow!
Can you use cedar ...
Open-Faced Creamy Chicken Rainier Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Gruyère
This Open-Faced Creamy Chicken Rainier with Caramelized Onions and Gruyère Sandwich makes a decadent lunch or a great dinner with a side salad. Delicious creamy caramelized onion filling over a toasted ciabatta bun, topped with chicken and asparagus and dotted with a bit of Gruyère. And it's only 236 calories or 7 WW points!
Make it up ahead of time, eat it in various ways
If you have the chicken already grilled or cooked, this sandwich goes together fairly fast. You can make up the ...
Easy Homemade Healthy Pesto Paste
This homemade healthy pesto paste is super easy to make and very quick. Use it for soups, pastas, stews, chicken, bread, dips and more! If you freeze them into cubes, you'll have a burst of flavor whenever you want. Be sure and read below about how to prevent bitter pesto.
It's easy to make pesto: 1, 2, 3!
Start by using freshly picked basil leaves. Use only the leaves, not the stems. Wash and pat them dry.Combine ingredients together in a food processor - except for the extra virgin ...
Garlic Scapes and Garlic Spears: Air Fried, Grilled and Roasted
Originally published: June 14, 2018. Updated: June 15th, 2019
It's Garlic Scapes Season (also called Garlic Spears) here in the Northwest! My favorite time of year! Even my youngest son gets excited. I brought home 3 bunches today! They are available only a few weeks out of the year. You can also find onion scapes as well this time of year. Look for them at your local farmer's market as well as in the produce market at higher end grocery stores.
Fresh garlic scapes! Delicious air fried, ...
On the Go! Crustless Chipotle Egg Cups
I love these Crustless Chipotle Egg Cups (or as some people call them breakfast egg muffin cups). They are my "go to" for an easy meal prep breakfast. You can make a batch in under an hour, freeze them for later and have a quick breakfast for 24 days! I eat one for breakfast with a banana and a hot cup of tea. I even take them in a cooler frozen when traveling.
Previously published on March 13, 2018, updated with new pictures and information.
Quick easy breakfast in 1 1/2 min! Low in ...
Fresh Strawberry Scones with Meyer Lemon
These delightful easy mini strawberry lemon scones make the perfect dessert for a bridal, baby shower or even a Mother's day breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea. Super easy to make! Because they are mini scones, they are a bit more healthy and less calories than the big ones. Be sure and use fresh strawberries if at all possible.
How I've lightened these scones:
This recipe is the original recipe from my tea room in California - Afternoon To Remember. I have made a zillion (yes, ...