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For busy families looking for delicious, healthy meals that will keep everyone’s stomachs full and happy, lentils and rice with eggs and bacon are economic, easy to prepare and make enough for plenty of leftovers!

Lentils and Rice with Eggs and Bacon

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)

This quick and easy weeknight dish is made all in one skillet. You can modify this basic recipe using any veggies you like!

One Skillet Chicken with Bacon and Green Beans

This slimmed down version of a loaded baked potato soup has everything you love about a baked potato – sour cream, cheddar, bacon and chives, at a fraction of the calories!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Late Summer Vegetable Enchilada Pie – A saucy, lasagna-like Mexican-American casserole layered with vegetables, tortillas, sauce and cheese.

Late Summer Vegetable Enchilada Pie

 Blackened Chicken over a flavorful chickpea salad with fresh corn, tomatoes, avocado and lime juice. A quick and easy weeknight dish!

Blackened Chicken Fiesta Salad

Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad is loaded with shrimp, perfect for dining al fresco!

Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad

Broccoli rabe and spicy sausage are one of my favorite pasta dishes; this spiralized parsnip version replaces pasta for a hefty serving of veggies that won't disappoint!

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Parsnip Spiralized Pasta

I've been taking advantage of the tomatoes and basil overflowing from my garden with these simple French bread pizzas. Only 5 ingredients, less than 10 minutes to make! Have them for lunch or dinner paired with a side salad.

French Bread Pizza Caprese

This delicious, easy salad features succulent lobster tossed with chopped asparagus and tomatoes in a light lemon dressing. To save time, I buy the lobsters steamed from my local fishmonger.

Lobster Asparagus Chopped Salad

Instant Pot Chicken Stew with corn (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods. It's a simple dish, but my whole family loves it. I make it at least 2 times a month! 

Instant Pot Chicken Stew with Corn (Pollo Guisado con Maiz)

These beefy meatballs are cooked in a mushroom gravy and lightened up by using half ground turkey and half lean ground beef.

Salisbury Steak Meatballs (Instant Pot, Stove Top, Slow Cooker)

Figs and Prosciutto, savory and sweet they're a match made in heaven! Add some fresh mozzarella, peppery arugula and balsamic dressing and this salad will make you swoon with every bite.

Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Fig Salad with Arugula

This salad has everything I love about a cheeseburger, sans the bun. Chopped romaine, tomatoes, avocado, pickles, shredded cheese topped with grilled burgers, red onions and drizzled with a seriously delicious dressing.

Cheeseburger Salad

If you’ve ever had the classic Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich, you probably know the bread can easily overpower the pork, pickled carrots and all the wonderful flavors, so I scrapped the bread and put all the goodies in a bowl over brown rice (it’s great over any grain) in my slim remake which is easy to make any night of the week!

Slow-Cooker Banh Mi Rice Bowls

Barbacoa Beef with corn salsa on a plate.

Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef (Pressure Cooker)

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on some fresh white fish such as Fluke, Flounder, Halibut, etc., this easy skillet recipe is a must. Takes less than 10 minutes to make and tastes so good!

Skillet Fish Fillet with Tomatoes, White Wine and Capers

These skinless chicken drumsticks sweet and sticky, and so delicious! Cooked in a skillet with honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger until the chicken is tender and the sauce thickens. You won't miss the skin!

Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks (Skillet or Instant Pot)

Sweet and spicy Korean-inspired Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers are perfect for weeknight cooking because they take less than 10 minutes to cook.

Gochujang-Honey Glazed Shrimp Skewers

Cucumbers with the seeds scooped out and filled with hummus, avocado, tomatoes, onion and sprouts. So refreshing, healthy and light! An easy low-carb, low-sodium, gluten-free alternative to bread.

Veggie Hummus Cucumber Boats

These easy, flavorful Thai inspired chicken skewers are marinated in coconut milk and spices, then grilled and served with a delicious spicy peanut sauce for dipping.

Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Grilled sirloin steak "flaco" tacos use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas! The steak is seasoned with cumin and spices, then grilled and sliced thin, along with guacamole and pico de gallo – low-carb and super delicious!

Steak Taco Lettuce Wraps

An EASY 15-minute dish you'll want to make all summer long! Fresh heads of romaine lettuce are split down the middle, grilled until slightly charred and smoky, along with fresh corn and skinless chicken thighs, then topped with tomatoes, onions, avocado and a simple salsa vinaigrette.

Grilled Romaine Salad with Chicken, Corn and Salsa Dressing

These low-carb Veggie Lasagna Zucchini Boats are basically hollowed out zucchinis stuffed with a veggie lasagna filling and baked in the oven with marinara sauce and melted cheese – SO GOOD!

Veggie Lasagna Zucchini Boats

Oh my word, these slow cooker meatballs are SO good!! The slightly bold, earthy flavor of broccoli rabe pairs perfectly with salty cheeses, so I knew they would be awesome in my Sunday meatballs, and I was right!

Slow Cooker Beef Meatballs with Broccoli Rabe

These quick and easy Spiralized Summer Roll Bowls with Hoisin Peanut Sauce made with spiralized carrots and cucumbers were inspired by my shrimp summer rolls. I wanted to take those yummy rolls (which can be a bit more time consuming) and turn them into a super-quick meal, less than 10 minutes!

Spiralized Summer Roll Bowls with Hoisin Peanut Sauce

Grilled shrimp, corn, peppers and zucchini topped with fresh avocado and lime juice – an easy light salad you'll want to make all summer long.

Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Bowl

This is my easy go-to recipe for grilled lamb loin chops which can be made indoors or out!

Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops

Delicious peppers stuffed with ground turkey and brown rice, seasoned with cumin, cilantro and spices then baked and topped with cheese are one of my favorites!

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

This quick and easy Korean-inspired salmon dish is cooked in the broiler, perfect for weeknight cooking because it takes less than 10 minutes to cook. The glaze is so tasty it would be great with other types of fish as well.

Gochujang-Glazed Salmon