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Lenten Friendly Recipes

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Creamy goat cheese with crunchy sweet pecans and red beets topped with a honey balsamic vinaigrette is like a symphony in your mouth. This salad will make you look like a culinary whiz!

Baby Greens with Goat Cheese, Beets and Candied Pecans

These mushroom kale lasagna rolls are delicious and make perfectly portioned meals and I can't think of a better way to eat kale!

Mushroom Kale Lasagna Rolls

A quick and easy meal, perfect for Meatless Mondays! A stroganoff of Shiitake, Baby Portabella and Cremini mushrooms with noodles in a light creamy sauce.

Mushroom Stroganoff

Guilt-free crispy grilled potato "fries" made right outside on the grill!

Grilled Potatoes

I love Thai food so there is no surprise that I’m a big fan of Pad Thai, or Thai stir-fried rice noodles. If you have dined at Thai restaurants, I’m sure you have had Pad Thai. Pad Thai is quite possibly the most famous dish outside of Thailand. This version has been lightened up. If you would like to make it low carb, swap out the rice noodles for zucchini noodles.

Shrimp Pad Thai on the Lighter Side

One bite of this spicy black bean burger with spicy chipotle mayo and creamy avocado and you won't miss the meat! Yes, these were good enough to please even the adult carnivore's in my home (a bit too spicy for my kids).

Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise

This salad combines farro with Mediterranean ingredients such as cucumbers, lemon juice, feta and mint for a delicious salad you can enjoy as a side dish, or even for lunch! This would be perfect to bring to a potluck or BBQ this Memorial Day weekend!

Farro with Feta Cucumbers and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Whenever I make salmon for dinner, I usually cook an extra piece for lunch just to make this arugula salmon salad with capers and shaved Parmesan – loaded with good fats and omegas!

Arugula Salmon Salad with Capers and Shaved Parmesan

Linguini and Shrimp Fra Diavolo – A quick Italian-American pasta dish with shrimp, tomatoes, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic, basil and capers.

Linguini and Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Grilled salmon steaks rubbed with a spicy blend of smoked paprika, chipotle chili powder, brown sugar, cumin and cocoa powder served with a quick side dish of black beans, grilled corn, cilantro and splash of lime juice.

Smoky Spice Rubbed Grilled Salmon with Black Beans and Corn

This avocado egg salad uses half the yolks and lots of healthy fats from the avocado. You can serve this as a wrap, on whole-grain toast or in a lettuce cup.

Avocado Egg Salad

Make a healthier version of your favorite take-out with this Asian edamame fried rice! I'm a sucker for Chinese fried rice, but who knows how much oil is added when you order it out. Making it yourself is healthier and easy to do.

Asian Edamame Fried Rice

Pasta with Asparagus; a simple dish but a wonderful way to enjoy asparagus which is in season right now.

Pasta with Asparagus

This classic Irish Oatmeal Leek soup also known as Brotchán Roy, traditionally served during Lent. I love the creamy texture of a hearty bowl of oatmeal soup – total comfort food!

Irish Oatmeal Leek Soup

Caramelized onions, sauteed red bell peppers and zucchini combined create a winning egg frittata breakfast dish.

Caramelized Onion, Red Pepper and Zucchini Frittata

Cajun spices, tomatoes, onions and peppers give any white fish extra pizazz and a little kick. Super easy and quick!

Skillet Cajun Spiced Flounder with Tomatoes

Peppery arugula tossed with nutty chick peas, penne pasta, sun dried tomatoes, shaved parmesan and balsamic vinegar make a simple yet delicious main dish salad – perfect for lunch or dinner. Portions are large, loaded with fiber and very satisfying.

Penne Arugula Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Light Swiss Chard Frittata – At first bite you'll love the sweet caramelized onions in combination with the savory flavors from the Swiss chard, eggs and cheese.

Light Swiss Chard Frittata

This southern Louisiana shrimp creole dish is cooked with tomatoes, onions, peppers and celery. Adjust the spice to your preference, but don't be scared of a little heat!

Shrimp Creole

Coconut milk, thyme, scallions and scotch bonnet peppers give this Jamaican red beans and rice dish an island flair!

Jamaican Red Beans and Rice

Ok, so I'll admit, first time trying a green monster smoothie... and quite honestly I was not prepared to like it!

Skinny Green Monster Smoothie

Skinny Macaroni and Cheese Soup with Broccoli

Coconut milk, brown rice, coconut flakes, fresh ginger and cilantro are combined to create this simple side dish, perfect to accompany many Thai dishes.

Brown Coconut Rice with Cilantro

This is the BEST Baked Oatmeal recipe with Blueberries and Bananas. It's perfect to serve guests for brunch, or make it ahead for the week for easy meal prep, as leftovers taste just as good reheated.

Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas

These Easy Baked Coconut Shrimp are crisp, golden and delicious served a sweet and spicy apricot dipping sauce. Set these out on a platter in front of some hungry guests and I guarantee they will disappear!!

Easy Baked Coconut Shrimp

Lightly pan fried breaded filet of flounder served in a lemon, wine, butter sauce with capers and parsley. A wonderful way to enjoy flounder, tilapia or any white fish.

Flounder Piccata

Shrimp, white beans and wilted spinach topped with crumbled feta. Perfect for a weeknight meal, this dish is delicious and super easy to make!

Tuscan White Beans with Spinach, Shrimp and Feta

These parmesan mashed potato patties are so good, you'll want to make sure you have leftovers next time you make mashed potatoes!!

Leftover Parmesan Mashed Potato Patties

Roasted Green Beans topped with Parmesan come out perfectly charred and tender – SO good, I can literally eat the whole batch and made with just four ingredients!

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin – Thinly sliced yukon gold potatoes, layered and baked in a light buttery sauce and shredded cheese. So good without the guilt!

Skinny Scalloped Potato Gratin