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Transitions and The Next Stage of Life

Twins jumping into pool © Jeanette's Healthy Living

I knew this day would come. But I still wasn't ready. Just over a week ago, we were swimming and snorkeling in the blue waters of Hawaii, all six of us ~ my four boys, my husband and me. And now, just three of us are left at home staring at each other. It seems so surreal, kind of like the watching the sunrise at Haleakala Crater on Maui where we sat perched above the clouds in the freezing cold to catch the first glimpse of the sun just two weeks ago. For the past few weeks, one … [Continue Reading...]

50 Easy Healthy Meatless Pasta Recipes

Healthy Meatless Pasta Recipes

You'll want to refer to this collection of Easy Healthy Meatless Pasta Recipes often for quick dinner ideas throughout the school year. Pictured (left to right, top to bottom): Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Pesto Pasta, Asparagus Pasta Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing (The Lemon Bowl), Healthy Pasta Salad with Artichokes (Food Faith Fitness), Pictured (left to right): One-Pot Caprese Dinner (Diethood), Mac and Cheese (Petite Allergy Blog), Roasted Red Pepper Pasta (Alida's Kitchen), Spaghetti … [Continue Reading...]

Grilled Brined Chicken with Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Grilled Chicken with Homemade Barbecue Sauce © Jeanette's Healthy Living

There's nothing more American in the summertime than barbecue chicken, and this Grilled Brined Chicken with Homemade Barbecue Sauce takes barbecue chicken to a whole new level. Smoky and sweet, this sauce is finger licking good, and the brined chicken is juicy and tender. Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting my husband's cousin and niece from Taiwan for a week. I've never met them before, and it's been nearly 40 years since my husband has seen his cousin, so their visit was very … [Continue Reading...]

15 Minute Spice Rubbed Roasted Salmon Recipe

Spice Rubbed Roast Salmon © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Spice Rubbed Roasted Salmon is quick and easy and perfect for any night. I love spice rubs for quick and easy dinners. You might have seen my Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken Wings a few weeks ago. Fish is one of those foods that seems to intimidate a lot of people when it comes to cooking. It took me years before I realized how easy fish was to cook. With school just starting and everyone getting back into a routine, no-fuss dinners are a big plus. Fresh summer produce makes it easy to … [Continue Reading...]

100 Easy Healthy Back-To-School Chicken Recipes

Stovetop Chicken Recipes

Refer to this collection of Easy Healthy Back-To-School Chicken Recipes throughout the year to keep dinner interesting for your family. Pictured Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Oven Braised Chicken Cacciatore with Rosemary, Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken (Diethood), Cashew Chicken (Dinners Dishes & Desserts), Saucy Barbecue Chicken Meatballs, Chicken Massaman Curry (Savory Simple), Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Artichoke (Taste Love and Nourish), Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Goat … [Continue Reading...]

Thai Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Thai Barbecue Coconut Red Curry Chicken © Jeanette's Healthy Living

It's been sweltering the last couple of days but I have to say, after such a long and cold winter, I really don't mind the heat. Grilling even in the hot weather doesn't bother me. As the summer rolls along, I've had to switch things up so that chicken, night after night, doesn't get old. Although I do like to grill fish and shrimp, and the occasional steak, it costs a lot more than chicken to feed my family. So, I rely on chicken on the bone or boneless chicken breasts that I cut in half … [Continue Reading...]

Grilled Ratatouille with Eggplant, Peppers and Tomatoes Recipe

Grilled Ratatouille watermarked

Grilled Ratatouille wrapped in foil is the perfect way to enjoy summer eggplant, tomatoes, onions and peppers. The best part is that there's almost no cleanup involved. Our farmer's market is packed with summer vegetables this time of year and I find myself buying as much as I can carry. Although I get to the market as soon as it opens, parking can be tough to find, so often I park on the street and walk up to the market with my empty bags in hand. By the time I make my way around the … [Continue Reading...]

Breakfast Smashed Avocado Tomato Toast with Fried Poached Egg

Smashed Avocado Toast with Tomato and Poached Egg © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Start your day off with this Breakfast Smashed Avocado Tomato Toast with Fried Poached Egg - it will keep your tummy full all morning long. A few weeks ago, we hosted my husband's cousin and niece from Taiwan during their stay in the U.S. and I had the pleasure of introducing them to all sorts of new foods. Every meal was like an adventure, from granola with yogurt to barbecue chicken - foods that are so common to us, yet so foreign to them. One morning, I made this Breakfast Smashed … [Continue Reading...]

Healthy Frozen Fruit Punch Mocktail Recipe

Frozen Fruit Punch Mocktail © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Cool down with this Healthy Frozen Fruit Punch Mocktail - it's the perfect summertime treat! Summertime is the perfect time to keep your family hydrated and nourished with fresh fruits in season. I find making frozen drinks or popsicles using fresh fruit is an easy way to get my kids to eat fruit during the summer, so in the afternoons, I often blend up a frozen drink of some sort. This Healthy Frozen Fruit Punch Mocktail is packed with all sorts of fruits, including strawberries, … [Continue Reading...]

Pasta with Pesto, Fresh Tomatoes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Chicken and Mozzarella Cheese

kitchen sink pesto pasta

This Kitchen Sink Pasta with Pesto, Fresh Tomatoes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Chicken and Mozzarella Cheese makes a hearty meal. Today's recipe is for a pasta dish that I threw together on July 4th for lunch. I didn't intend on making lunch for the boys that day because I was cleaning through mounds of paperwork and trying to catch up on all the office work. I had asked the boys to figure things out for lunch (a.k.a. take-out). After some deliberation, they decided on pizza and were just about to … [Continue Reading...]

Kale Salad with Feta, Garlic Panko Crumbs and Fried Slow Poached Egg Recipe

Kale Salad with Feta and Garlic Panko Crumbs and Poached Egg © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Kale Salad with Feta, Garlic Panko Crumbs and Fried Slow Poached Egg is seriously addicting. Recently, I clicked on a link for Mei Mei's food truck in Boston and discovered their Amazing Kale Salad menu item. I don't even know how I ended up on their site, but that kale salad description intrigued me - their kale salad is topped with not only a slow poached egg that's then fried, but it's served with crunchy garlic panko crumbs and feta cheese. I invested in a circulator earlier … [Continue Reading...]