Winter

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

Penne baked with cheese, sauce and loaded with healthy vegetables in every bite. Roasted zucchini, red bell peppers, asparagus, red onion and fennel are tossed with balsamic and herbs then roasted for the best tasting meatless baked pasta dish EVER!

Cheesy Baked Penne with Roasted Veggies

This easy, delicious teriyaki salmon meal is SO good, made all on one sheet pan and ready in 20 minutes!

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon and Vegetables

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

Chicken, prunes, olives, carrots, onions, garlic and ginger are slow-cooked with Moroccan spices to create a flavorful and fragrant dish that you’ll want to make again and again. Serve it over whole-wheat couscous (or cauliflower rice for a low-carb option) with lemon wedges, fresh cilantro, or some chopped pistachios or almonds for a complete meal.  

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken & Olive Tagine

Everything you love about chicken enchiladas... in one big bowl! I love turning classic meals into soups, it's an easy (maybe even lazy) way to make a dish that doesn't require dirtying too many pots.

Chicken Enchilada Soup (Slow Cooker and Instant Pot)

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

Cranberry Pear Sauce

This healthy Turkey Meatball Stroganoff is a dish the whole family will love, made in the Instant Pot, Slow Cooker or Stove!

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

This easy salad has all my favorite things in one – arugula, Proscuitto, shaved Parmesan and a runny egg! When you pop that egg yolk, the salad is bathed in that warm eggy goodness, salad nirvana in every bite! If you are not a fan of runny eggs, hard boiled eggs would taste just fine too!

Arugula Salad with Crispy Proscuitto, Parmesan and Fried Eggs

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

This Giant Turkey Meatball isn't your regular meatball, is HUGE, baked in the oven similar to how you would make a meatloaf, then topped with marinara and melted cheese – I'm OBSESSED!

Giant Turkey Meatball Parmesan

Quick and easy, 5-ingredient salmon dish!

Maple Soy Glazed Salmon

Roasted winter squash, pomegranates and pecans over massaged kale with a light maple balsamic dressing – there is nothing boring about this salad! Rubbing the raw kale with olive oil for a few minutes leaves it tender and takes away the bitterness.

Harvest Kale Salad with Roasted Winter Squash

These are my favorite new way to eat spaghetti squash! Filled with the most flavorful turkey taco meat, cheese and topped with pico de gallo.

Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

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

This easy turkey chili recipe uses lean ground turkey and a whole lotta beans! Make this in the slow cooker or Instant Pot, then pile on your favorite chili toppings and enjoy!

3-Bean Turkey Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

Assemble this super easy chicken and vegetable dinner on a sheet pan and pop it into your oven for a delicious, fuss-free meal. For easy clean-up, line your sheet pan with foil or parchment.

Sheetpan Italian Chicken and Veggie Dinner

This delicious, hearty Navy Bean, Bacon and Spinach Soup is inexpensive and easy to make, plus leftovers are even better the next day!

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

This fall lasagna swaps pasta for butternut squash layered with a chicken sausage meat sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella. Simply wonderful, you won't miss the pasta!

Noodle-less Butternut-Sausage Lasagna

This quick and easy Turkey Chili Taco Soup, filled with beans, tomatoes and corn is one of my favorite soups for lunch! It takes just 20 minutes to cook but it tastes like it was simmering for hours!

Turkey Chili Taco Soup

This easy Chicken Curry dish with potatoes, garam masala, cumin and curry spices are simmered with coconut milk to give this dish an aromatic flavor newbie and seasoned curry lovers with go nuts over. Great over basmati rice for a complete meal (also great with naan or cauliflower rice to keep the carbs low or Whole30 compliant).

Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

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 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!

Baked Potato Soup

Broccoli rabe and spicy sausage are one of my favorite pasta dishes; this spiralized version made with parsnips in place of pasta for a hefty serving of veggies won't disappoint! If you don’t like the bitterness of broccoli rabe, broccolini or broccoli would also work in it’s place.

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Parsnip Spiralized Pasta

All the deliciousness of stuffed mushrooms without all the work! An easy side dish you can serve any night of the week!

Dina’s Tossed Mushrooms

Chicken stew (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods, and my whole family loves it. I made this three times the past two weeks, that's how good this was!

Pressure Cooker Stewed Chicken with Corn (Pollo Guisado con Maiz)