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Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing Recipe {Progressive Dinner}

Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is so light, no one will guess the secret ingredients in the creamy dressing. Last week, we started our Fall Bible Study and I volunteered to bring a savory dish. It was the perfect opportunity to test out a recipe for today's Progressive Dinner with a Tex-Mex theme. Salads are always popular with the ladies, so I decided to make a chopped salad similar to one served at a local restaurant that I love. It's chock full of … [Continue Reading...]

Slow Cooker Creole Chicken Stew and Creole Beans

Slow Cooker Creole Chicken Stew-3

Get two recipes in one with this Slow Cooker Creole Chicken Stew and Creole Beans, perfect for a two cozy Fall meals. My boys have loved New Orleans cuisine ever since we visited there nearly ten years ago when one of my boys' teams was playing in the Cal Ripken World Series. Until that trip, they had never eaten Creole or Cajun style food and I was surprised at how readily they devoured crawfish gumbo. Before we returned home from that trip, I asked one of our local hosts for a few … [Continue Reading...]

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chicken Curry Recipe {The Gracious Pantry}

Clean Eating Pumpkin Chicken Curry

I am thrilled to have a guest post today by Tiffany McCauley, publisher of  The Gracious Pantry, a web site dedicated to clean eating recipes for everyday living. Tiffany's recipes are all made with whole ingredients and very easy to make. Her latest cookbook, Clean Eating Freezer Meals, will be available in bookstores this October 1, 2014. Hi there! I’m Tiffany from The Gracious Pantry. It’s such a pleasure to be able to share a recipe of mine with you today on Jeanette’s amazing blog! I’m a … [Continue Reading...]

Miso Orange Glazed Scallops with Stir-Fry Vegetable Soba Noodles Recipe

Miso Glazed Scallops with Stir Fry Vegetable Soba Noodles © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This dish of Miso Orange Glazed Scallops with Stir-Fry Vegetable Soba Noodles is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh produce and seafood at its finest. It's light yet satisfyingly delicious. Recently, I finally made it to the Westport Farmer's Market. All these years, I've wanted to go, but just hadn't found the time. Now that I have just one child at home, I've been spending some time doing things that I haven't had time to...making doctor's appointments for myself, getting started on a much … [Continue Reading...]

Slow Roasted Summer Tomatoes Recipe

Slow Roasted Summer Tomatoes © Jeanette's Healthy Living

These Slow Roasted Summer Tomatoes are jammy, yet juicy and sweet. They're a versatile accompaniment to just about any meal. There's something about summer tomatoes that I just can't get enough of. Each week I pick up as many tomatoes as I can from the farmer's market - some are yellow, some orange, others red or green, some striped. There are beefsteak tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes, and heirloom tomatoes. The varieties are so enticing, and the flavors of each are so different. … [Continue Reading...]

Cincinnati Chili Refried Bean Cheese Dip

Cincinnati Chili Refried Bean Cheese Dip © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Chili Refried Bean Cheese Dip makes a hearty and healthy after-school snack, and is also great for Game Day. My son eats lunch at 10:00AM at school (which is crazy!), so by the time he walks in the door after school, he is famished. Now that school has settled in, we've gotten into a routine of feeding him a hearty snack as soon as he gets home, and dinner later in the evening after homework and sports activities. I try to make sure he eats something that has a good amount of protein … [Continue Reading...]

One Pot Chicken and Chorizo Paella Recipe

One Pot Chicken Chorizo Paella © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Enjoy a taste of Spain at home with this One Pot Chicken and Chorizo Paella. Paella is one of those dishes that brings back fond childhood memories. When I was young, my dad took an assignment in Spain and I remember eating seafood paella. Walking down cobbled streets, we'd look in the shop windows and see what all the shop owners were selling. I remember the warm milk that we'd drink with lots of sugar because it tasted so bad - it was probably healthier than the milk we got back home, but … [Continue Reading...]

Easy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta Recipe

20 Minute Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta comes together quickly ~ dinner can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. There are many days when I have no idea what I'm making for dinner. Time is short, the kids are hungry, and I find myself in a flurry of activity in the kitchen as I try to whip up something quick and easy for dinner. This is a pasta dish I threw together over the summer, which can be served year-round. The day I made this for my boys, I had made my way to Costco's and picked … [Continue Reading...]

Banana Oat Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie + 10 Wellness Life Hacks for Moms

Perfect for breakfast! Protein Packed Banana Oat Chocolate Smoothie © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Today, I've got a Banana Oat Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie and 10 Wellness Life Hacks for Moms that will help get you on a healthier track. As a mom of four boys, three of whom are now in college, I've learned a lot over the years. Being a mom can be one of the most rewarding experiences, and at the same time, one of the most under-appreciated jobs around. Although my older three boys took a lot for granted when they were living at home, I know they now really appreciate everything I … [Continue Reading...]

Smashed Avocado Miso Toast with Poached Egg and Furikake

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

Try this Smashed Avocado Miso Toast with Poached Egg and Furikake for breakfast or brunch - it's deliciously simple. Have you heard of furikake? This summer, our family celebrated the graduation of our twin boys in Hawaii, one of our favorite places to vacation. It's a long trip from the East Coast, but no one ever complains about traveling across the country to hang out by the blue waters of Hawaii. During our stay, we ate out almost every night, and furikake seemed to be used on … [Continue Reading...]

Slow Cooker Island Pulled Chicken Recipe {Slow Cooker + Cookbook Giveaway}

Slow Cooker Island Pulled Chicken © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Slow Cooker Island Pulled Chicken has amazing flavor from all the warm spices, and is great on a bun, in tacos, stuffed inside a sweet potato, or as a topping for nachos. Did you know that 46 million people in the United States deal with hunger issues, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors? September is Hunger Action Month, a national campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. So, to help raise awareness on the issue of hunger and help mobilize … [Continue Reading...]