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Lentil Tacos

15-Minute Lentil Taco “Meat”

There are a lot of food impersonators out there – sweet potato as toast, coconut as bacon, carrots as smoked salmon. While I can't say the majority of them appeal to me (toast is toast), there are a few I'll…

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parm Meatballs

As much as I hate handling raw ground chicken (I mean, does anyone?), I'll sacrifice for the sake of these quick and easy Chicken Parm Meatballs. Keep things traditional and boil some pasta, or keep things easy and tuck these…

Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I'll say it again. This is my favorite way to stretch leftover chili, sloppy joes, taco filling or lettuce wrap stuffing when there's not quite enough leftovers to go around. If you don't know where to start with meal prepping,…

One Pan Quinoa with Chicken Sausage and Kale

One Pan Quinoa with Chicken Sausage and Kale

This, friends, is the ultimate one pan meal. Every box is checked — high-fiber carbs, protein, greens. But the best part? Minimal prep. Aside from slicing chicken sausage (and chopping kale if you don't buy bagged, pre-chopped), this is a…

Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers

Pantry Recipe: Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers

A sweet potato, can of black beans, oats and a handful of basic spices become the simplest midweek veg burger you've ever made. These Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers were birthed out of a moment of dinner desperation and saved…

Weeknight Chicken Parmesan

Weeknight Chicken Parmesan

Nothing says weekend like Chicken Parmesan, except this one comes together without a lot of fuss on a Monday or Tuesday in one pan and in 30 minutes. You can serve this with pasta, but if I'm not up for…

Greek Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Greek Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

I really started enjoying spaghetti squash when I stopped believing its purpose on this planet was to replace pasta (because when you want pasta, only pasta will deliver). It's delicious in its own right, especially topped with saucy Mediterranean-style chickpeas…

Turmeric Lentil and Greens Soup

Nourishing Lentil and Greens Soup with Turmeric

Write this one in on those weeks when everyone could use a little antioxidant, anti-inflammatory pick me up. Prep the vegetables up to 4 days in advance and this comes together in about 45 minutes on a weeknight. Or make…

Brussels Sprouts and Carrot Teriyaki Stir-Fry

Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

I'm perfectly content to nosh on these Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts and Carrots over a pile of brown rice and call it dinner. My family may be asking where I hid the meat. Feel free to embellish this with any protein…

Curry Roasted Salmon Bowls

Curry-Roasted Salmon with Tomato-Braised Chickpeas

I am so excited to share this straight-up delicious (and easy) recipe from Nicki Sizemore's latest book, Build-a-Bowl! As someone who adores food in bowls (as evidenced here, here and here), these recipes speak to my soul. And because I'm all…

One Pan Ravioli with Easy Meat Sauce

One Pan Ravioli with Easy Meat Sauce

When Monday dinner won't cook itself, jarred sauce and frozen ravioli pull through for the win. Stir frozen ravioli into a simmering sauce until heated through, no need to boil it separately here. This is a weeknight staple in our…

How to Steam Green Beans in Microwave

How to Steam Green Beans in the Microwave (Plus 8 Ways to Jazz Them Up)

Like broccoli, green beans are well-loved by my kids, so I serve them often. In a pinch, I rely on my microwave for quick and easy steamed green beans that turn out perfect every time. Use this method to make…