Parmesan Herb Carrot Fries

I love, and always will love, making healthy baked French fries at home. But these days, I’ve been switching out the potatoes for carrots. And I’m loving them even more than the traditional kind. My reason: Parmesan Herb Carrot Fries are so delicious, they actually make you want, crave, and…

Skinny Cheddar-Chive Smashed Potatoes

When the longer, darker, colder evenings of fall arrive, it’s a sure thing: My cravings for a piping hot bowl of good, old-fashioned mashed potatoes kick in. So that’s why, throughout the cold months, I go back again and again to this “skinny” recipe, seasoned with 0-calorie herbs like bay…

Tuscan Mac and Cheese with Kale and Turkey Bacon

I had the best, the best macaroni and cheese last month in Seattle, so I’ve since been inspired to create my own (healthified) version of this ultimate comfort food. Made with butter, flour, heavy cream, and tons of white pasta, a traditional mac and cheese was definitely not going to…

Easy Indian: Skinny Chicken Tikka Masala

There’s one protein that consistently shows up on my grocery list nearly every week: chicken. So considering how often I cook with it, I’m always trying new twists to keep things from getting boring. Recently I’ve been loving this easy homemade version of a dish often found in Indian restaurants,…

Mediterranean Tomato Quinoa with Spinach and Artichokes

I believe this will be my fifth recipe involving quinoa. So I guess it’s fair to say I’m infatuated with this “health food.” However. Looking over the statistics for my site, my quinoa recipes are also some of my most popular recipes. I’m not alone with my infatuation. Quinoa seems…

Skinny Creamy Tomato Soup with Three-Cheese Breadsticks

The time has finally arrived for my first soup of the season. We’ve had a few dark, damp, chilly days recently, which calls for one thing. It’s something I look forward to as the seasons change: A nice big pot of homemade soup simmering away in the kitchen, warming the…

Avocado Club with Creamy Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Compote

I’ve been away on vacation, so it’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe. Since I’ve returned to Boston, we’ve been having a bit of a heat wave, so I thought a quick and convenient avocado club sandwich would be ideal for today. I love this sandwich because it…

Peanut Butter Crunch Banana Bites

I realized recently that I haven’t posted many easy and quick snack recipes. And I would like to change that. Since we all like to have little bites to eat between meals – – but who, realistically, has time in the day for anything more than five minutes to throw…

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