Egg Roll in a Bowl


2 bags (or 4 cups cooked) brown rice (I use the boil in bag brown rice) 1 lb. ground turkey (you could use beef or chicken or pork as well) 1 medium onion, sliced 1 medium pepper (green, red, yellow or whatever color you like – or mix it up!), chopped 1 cup broccoli florets […]

August 10, 2018

Turkey Bar-B-Q – Slow Cooker

Poultry, Slow Cooker

1 – 1/2 lb. turkey tenderloin1 cup ketchup1/4 cup brown sugar2 teaspoons garlic powder1/2 cup diced onion1/4 teaspoon thyme1/2 teaspoon salt-free lemon pepper seasoning2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce2 teaspoons Dijon mustard1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth (you can substitute water, if desired) Spray the insert of the slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place the tenderloin in […]

October 5, 2015

Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Poultry, Slow Cooker, Soups & Chowders

Slow Cooker Chicken Stew 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes 2 cups potatoes, cubed (I use either red or Yukon gold and do not peel them) 2 cups carrots, sliced (I use baby carrots and quarter them) ½ Tablespoon olive oil ½ cup onion, chopped 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 2 Tablespoons butter […]

September 22, 2015

Spinach and Artichoke Mac & Cheese

Pasta, Vegetarian

I love spinach and artichoke dip and I love mac and cheese – so why not put them together for dinner!! Spinach and Artichoke Mac & Cheese 1 lb. whole wheat pasta (I used rotini) 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 10 oz. bag frozen spinach (thawed and […]

July 21, 2015

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Beef, Slow Cooker

If you’ve read my recipes/blogs here before, you are probably surprised that I’m included a “beef” meal. Well, I’ve been adding some beef back into my diet for a little while now; not a lot, maybe 2 times a month. I decided I wanted some more variety and since I’ve been doing a lot of […]

June 21, 2015

Mexican Shepherd’s Pie


This is a really easy and yummy variation of traditional Shepherd’s Pie using ground turkey, jalapenos, Mexican spices, beans, and corn; topped off with cheesy cornbread instead of mashed potatoes! When I serve it, I like to top it with plain Greek yogurt and avocado slices  😉 Mexican Shepherd’s Pie 1-1/2 lbs. ground turkey 1 […]

February 17, 2015

Chinese Duck Sauce


Today is Super Bowl Sunday! After much discussion over the past few weeks we settled on a slightly less than traditional Super Bowl feast — a Chinese Buffet 🙂 I’ll be making (all as healthy as possible…but this is a special occasion so….): Chicken Fingers – Steak Teriyaki – Teriyaki Chicken Wings – Veggie Fried […]

February 2, 2014

Salmon Scampi

Pasta, Seafood

Salmon Scampi   2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 Tablespoons margarine (I use Smart Balance Light) 2 – 6 oz. Salmon filets 1/2 cup onion, chopped 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 3 leaves fresh basil, chopped 1/2 cup white wine (or you can eliminate the wine and use 2 cups of chicken […]

January 1, 2014

Baked Beans – Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker, Vegetarian

I just recently started making some recipes in my crock pot and I can’t believe I went without it for so long! I love putting it together in the morning and then having a delicious meal at the end of the day. I can work later in the day, still get in a great workout […]

December 31, 2013