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EASY, good-for-you pancakes, loaded with heart-healthy nuts, banana and oats, plus a whole egg – a powerhouse of nutrition. Made with only FOUR ingredients, perfect to make anytime you need to whip up a quick breakfast, and a perfect way to use up those ripe bananas.

4-Ingredient Flourless Banana-Nut Pancakes

Chicken breasts cooked in a skillet with green olives, lemon and fresh herbs.

Skillet Lemon Chicken with Olives and Herbs

Quick and easy stuffed cabbage – without all the work! I love stuffed cabbage, it reminds me of my childhood (a staple in my home growing up), but they can be a bit time consuming. I came up with the idea to chop the cabbage and turn them into bowls instead and they came out so good! My husband RAVED, these are a keeper.

Un-stuffed Cabbage Bowls (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

Light and fluffy whole wheat pancakes made light!

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Mini burgers with bacon, layered on a bamboo skewer with lettuce, tomatoes and pickles! Who can resist your favorite foods on a stick – not me! These burger bites make the perfect low-carb appetizer to please everyone from age six to age sixty, just set out some ketchup and mustard for dipping and watch them disappear.

Burger Bites

Hot and cheesy spinach dip, grab a chip, toast or crudites and dig in! Perfect for any gathering, you can double or triple the recipe as needed.

Hot Spinach Dip

I love cauliflower "rice", and I love roasted cauliflower so I combined the two to make this easy low-carb side dish that goes great with just about anything from chicken, to steak or fish.

Roasted Cauliflower “Rice” with Garlic and Lemon

Ground beef, cabbage, vegetables and tomatoes, this is the perfect soup to clean out your fridge! And it's super easy to make.

Chunky Beef, Cabbage and Tomato Soup (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

A fresh, healthy salsa made with roasted tomatillos, peppers, garlic, onion and cilantro.

Salsa Verde

Creamy, dairy-free and dee-lish thanks to roasting the vegetables which adds so much flavor and depth! Topped with more roasted vegetables for texture, it's both filling yet light.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Soup

Picadillo is the most requested dish by my kids and it's so easy to make. We love it served over brown rice (or cauliflower rice) with this quick cabbage slaw or a salad on the side.

Instant Pot Picadillo (pressure cooker)

Roasting cauliflower enhances the flavors in this delicious, healthy soup. If you haven't jumped on the turmeric bandwagon yet, this soup is a great place to start! I like to reserve some of the roasted cauliflower as a garnish for the soup.

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Pasta, greens and poached egg are one of my go-to, no-fuss weeknight combinations in the winter when I'm hungry and need dinner on the table quick. I always have eggs, pasta and some type of green vegetable on hand, for this I used Swiss chard, but spinach, escarole or kale would also work.

Fettuccini with Winter Greens and Poached Egg

Baked ziti is a favorite comfort dish in my home! Adding spinach is a quick and easy way to get more leafy greens into your family's diet without complaints.

Baked Ziti with Spinach

Sweet Potato and Carrot “Tots”

An EASY 3-ingredient sauce! This is my go-to cranberry sauce for the Holidays. I love how the sweet pears compliment the tart cranberries, perfect to add to your Thanksgiving table.

Cranberry Pear Sauce

Delicious, turkey meatballs in a creamy mushroom sauce. A family-friendly dish that is so good over egg noodles or serve them over spiralized butternut squash noodles if you want to lower the carbs.

Turkey Meatball Stroganoff (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker or Stove Top)

These delicious breaded cauliflower florets are baked in the oven with a parmesan-crumb crust, they remind me of my Moms fried cauliflower I used to love as a kid – without all the frying!

Cauliflower Nuggets

I gave one of my favorite veggies – roasted broccoli – the parmesan treatment (topped with with marinara and melted mozzarella)! If it works for eggplant, why not broccoli!

Roasted Broccoli Parmesan

These baked chicken tenders are coated with seasoned crushed tortilla chips, baked until golden and served with salsa! An easy, weeknight chicken dish, great for the kids, or even adults.

Tortilla Encrusted Chicken Tenders

These Brussels sprouts start out in the skillet and get finished in the oven for perfectly charred edges, then they are drizzled with hot sauce and crumbled blue cheese – SO good!!

Buffalo Brussels Sprouts with Crumbled Blue Cheese

Making pumpkin puree from scratch is easy to do! Here are two methods, the quick method in the pressure cooker or the oven roasted method with is just as easy, but takes a little more time.

How To Make Pumpkin Puree (Instant Pot or Oven Method)

Gratin's are usually loaded with butter and cream, this lightened version is healthier and flavorful, you won't miss all the cream! A perfect side dish for Turkey or Roasted Chicken.

Butternut Squash Gratin

These are the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and fuss-free because you don’t have to peel the skin of the Delicate squash, so it’s pretty easy to prepare. Roasting Delicata brings out the flavor which makes a great Fall side dish with just about everything from chicken, to roasts and chops.

Roasted Delicata Squash with Turmeric

Here's a unique twist on a shrimp taco – shrimp sauteed with butter and lemon juice topped with Caesar salad slaw, so fresh and light!

Shrimp Scampi Tacos with Caesar Salad Slaw

Bacon makes everything better (in my opinion), especially in this hearty white bean soup. It's delicious, inexpensive, and easy to make and leftovers are even better the next day. I made this in my Instant Pot (doesn't get quicker than that!), but I've also included slow cooker and stove top directions as well.

Navy Bean, Bacon and Spinach Soup (Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker or Stove Top)

Make meat sauce AND Spaghetti Squash at the same time with this delicious one-pot meal ready in under thirty minutes (if using a pressure cooker)!

One-Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce (Pressure Cooker and Slow Cooker)