These Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas are baked so they’re a healthier take on an easy, portable snack popular throughout Mexico, Central and South America. I also recommend replacing sour cream with Greek yogurt to make them even healthier.
Stuffed Pepper Soup has all of the nutritional benefits of a stuffed pepper but, in a soup! It comes together in minutes. You just quickly sauté the veggies and stir in the rest of the ingredients. But, you do have to simmer it for at least a half hour before it’s ready to serve.
Dad’s Red Beans and rice started life as a version of Louisiana Style Red Beans and Rice. This is a variation that comes together much quicker than you might find in the Big Easy while using many of the main flavours. I use it as a side for things like roasts, Barbeque or Tex Mex items like tacos or quesadillas.
Buttermilk Garlic Cauliflower Mash takes minutes to make, enjoys the sugar benefits of cauliflower versus potatoes and boasts only 62 calories a serving versus 110+ calories for basic mashed potatoes. And, it actually packs a more powerful nutritional punch than its starchier cousin.
I looked for ways to make a healthier version of Salisbury Steak. I mix it up half and half lean ground beef and lean ground turkey. I’m also conscious of the sides. I serve it with roasted veggies and mashed cauliflower.
It’s when we pop food into a freezer for later when the trouble starts. You really must be careful and present to the dangers inherent in improperly defrosted food.
Sweet Honey Slowcooker Chicken is another simple dish that can take only minutes to pull together and the end result is amazing. It combines all the healthy benefits of bell peppers and mushrooms with the lean protein value of chicken.
The general concept for Easy Slowcooker Spaghetti and Meatballs is dead easy. Meatballs arranged on the bottom of your slowcooker are covered in tomato sauce and cooked for a while before a layer of dried spaghetti is added and cooked for another hour. Add cheese and parsley and serve. Easy and delicious!
To use my Rice Cooker I just spray the bowl with some olive oil, add rinsed rice and a choice liquid and turn it on. It reliably cooks the rice while I attend to other things in the kitchen. It’s usually ready in 15 to 20 minutes and cooked to perfection.
Cottage fries are a great variation for that ‘side o fries’ you want to make at home. Best made from russet potatoes, they come together in minutes and can be seasoned any way you’d like.