Tag Archives: quick

20 Min Dinner, Baked Ziti

Posted on 28. Mar, 2013 in Food

Around our launchpad, we are either eating dinner at 5:00 pm to get to all our sports and activities or at 8:00 pm. Either way, we are always looking for quick, healthy and yummy dinners. Check this one out: Easy Baked Ziti with Tomatos, Spinach and (possibly) meatballs!  (more…)

Edamame Succotash with Chicken, Zucchini and Avocado

Posted on 20. May, 2012 in Food

This is a great recipe for family dinner, left over lunch or let it chill and serve cold!

• 3 large tomatoes, cut into 1″ wedges

• 2 T Italian blend olive oil

• Course salt and ground pepper

• 2 small zucchini, diced

• 2 cups corn kernels (about 3 ears)

• 2 cups frozen edamame

• 1 rotisserie chicken (remove skin and bones; shred meat)

• 1 avocado (halved, pitted, peeled and sliced thin)

• 3 oz crumbled cheese (goat cheese or feta)

In a large bowl, toss tomatoes with one tablespoon of Italian blend olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

In a large skillet, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add zucchini and season with salt and pepper. Cook – stirring frequently until slightly soft, about 4 minutes. Add corn and edamame and cook until corn is cooked through and edamame are soft, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Divide the mixture among four plates. Top with avocado and cheese; garnish with tomatoes. Serves four.

 

Turkey Pumpkin Lasagna

Posted on 27. Nov, 2011 in Food

PUMPKIN LASAGNA

Nothing tastes better than freshly baked lasagna on a chilly fall day! (Southern California RockIt Moms ignore that statement!) Made with lean turkey and whole-wheat noodles, this dish is as satisfying as it is healthy. Vegetarians can opt to leave out the turkey. Although my homemade vegetable lasagna is epic, this one is great too!

 

Ingredients:

2 c. pumpkin, pureed

2 c. lean ground turkey

1 c. low fat ricotta

1 onion, chopped

1 zucchini, cubed

1 c. mushrooms, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 lb. whole-wheat lasagna noodles, cooked

1/2 c. low-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute onion and mushrooms with olive oil and minced garlic, then add ground turkey. Set aside after cooked all the way through. Mix ricotta cheese with pumpkin puree. Place a layer of noodles in an 8×8 pan, then a layer of the pumpkin mixture. Top with turkey mixture, and repeat. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, then bake for 20 minutes.

Tip for the Week

Posted on 16. Oct, 2011 in Food, Uncategorized

Time for honesty!! I am tired! I am fried! I am exhausted! It has been a long month and extremely long past 72 hours.  I am going to recover the lost 20 hours of sleep this week. So this week’s tips are a little different.   (more…)

Chicken Tacos with Mango/Avocado Salsa

Posted on 05. Jul, 2011 in Food

Your family will thank you when these tacos hit the table. You can leave the  seeds in the jalapeno for a spicy kick; omit them if you prefer a mild salsa.

Ingredients

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

3/4 teaspoon salt, divided

4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

1/2 cup diced peeled mango

1/2 cup diced peeled avocado

1/2 cup chopped tomato

1/3 cup prechopped onion

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon minced jalapeño pepper

8 (6-inch) corn tortillas

Preparation

1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine first 4 ingredients; stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt. Rub over chicken. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

2. While chicken cooks, combine mango and next 6 ingredients (through jalapeno); stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

3. Heat tortillas according to package directions; top with chicken and salsa.

Nacho Pizza Bread – YUMMY!

Posted on 20. Jun, 2011 in Food

Rachel Ray has again come up with a fabulous, 30 minute, kid loved recipe.  Try this for dinner and see the smiles! (more…)

5 Ways to Prep Feet for Summer

Posted on 13. Jun, 2011 in Uncategorized

STEP 1 — SLOUGH SKIN

Once a week, remove calluses from damp feet with a pumice stone.  (more…)

Sloppy Joe’s with Corn

Posted on 16. Nov, 2010 in Food

We made this tonight and it was a HUGE HIT.  I had to post it early.  The recipe is easy, quick and a huge rave from all, along with being perfect on a chilly night. (more…)