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Each year we keep record of our favorite healthier, more balanced recipes that are simple and perfect for the “in a hurry” parents and adults. Today we share our favorites from the past 12 months. Check out our Part 1 episode too; Episode 8.
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Resources and Show Notes
Nicole’s Mom Win – Cajun Pepper Shrimp with Creamed Corn Orzo
Seasoned pork tenderloin from the store (have you tried these yet? Easy! Just pair with a salad or other vegetable)
Angel hair pasta with fresh Parmesan, capers and tuna
Four salmon filet topped with this spread; 2 T maple syrup, 2 T mayo and 2T Dijon mustard. Cook for 20 minutes at 400 degrees
Kale and Eggs; Saute kale in a large skillet with some garlic, then crack a couple eggs in the center. Simple delicious. Serve with toast.
One Pan Baked Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole (we add bacon to this!)
Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta
Grilled California Avocado Chicken (From Nicole’s blog)
Walnut Rosemary Crusted Salmon (From Nicole’s blog)
One Pot Greek Chicken Casserole
Simple Pan Fried “Fries” – I chop redskin potatoes (or slice them into four quarters) and pan fry them until brown, with some salt added. I call them fries and serve them with ketchup. Kids love it!
Instant Pot and Slow Cooker
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Ham and Peas
Instant Pot Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo
Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki Bowls
Ten Minute Pesto Chicken Pasta
Slow Cooker Healthy Taco Casserole
Easy Chili (I added chunks of butternut squash!)
Chicken with Sugar Pumpkins and Apricots
Crockpot Rosemary Chicken with Butternut Squash (I topped this with avocado)
Slow Cooker Lasagna (I used Morning Star Chorizo instead of Italian Sausage)
Slow Cooker Taco Tater Tot Casserole
Desserts and Snacks
Yogurt parfaits with layers of nuts, chia seeds, fruit and yogurt
Pumpkin Raisin Chia Oatmeal Energy Balls
Five Ingredient Protein Bars (no bake)
Superfood Breakfast Cookies (from Nicole’s blog)
Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies (I added 1/2 cup oats, I’ve also made these with peanut butter! Also I use sugar instead of Sucanat)
KIND Nut Butter Bars (find in the dairy or other cooler section)
KIND Whole Fruit and Chocolate Bars
Lemon and Parmesan Shrimp with Broccoli and Cauliflower
Blackened Fish Taco with Mango Salsa
Cajun Sausage and Pepper Rice Skillet
Chicken and Mushrooms in Garlic White Wine Sauce
Creamy Parmesan One Pot Chicken and Rice
5 Ingredient Pesto Shrimp and Broccoli Fettuccine
Easy Sheet Pan Cajun Sausage and Veggies
Superfast Bean Tostadas with Cabbage Slaw
Slow Cooker Beef Gyros – will add feta next time!
Thai Peanut Sauce – perfect for tofu and veggies (baked tofu recipe here too!)