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Healthy Fruit Punch Popsicles

Healthy Fruit Punch Popsicles © Jeanette's Healthy Living

These Healthy Fruit Punch Popsicles are packed with goodness - they're a treat your kids will happily eat on a hot summer day. 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 make getting my kids to eat fruit so much easier. This Frozen Fruit Punch is packed with all sorts of fruits, including strawberries, raspberries, cherries and nectarines. Pineapple juice is the only … [Continue Reading...]

Buffalo Chicken Burger Salad Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Burger Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living

For all you Buffalo Chicken lovers, this Buffalo Chicken Burger Salad will satisfy your tastebuds with a kick of hot sauce and blue cheese, while keeping your waistline in check. I went to college in upstate New York where buffalo wings were all the rage. At that time (it was eons ago but feels like yesterday), buffalo chicken wings were still pretty regional and hadn't become nearly as popular elsewhere as they are today. Nowadays, you can find buffalo wings in almost any town or city, and … [Continue Reading...]

Cantaloupe Mint Rose Batidos Recipe

Cantaloupe Mint Rose Batidos © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Cantaloupe Mint Rose Batidos is a refreshing drink for a hot summer day. Scented with rose water and cool with mint, it's the perfect drink to cool down with. There's a Venezuelan restaurant near our house that our kids love. Not only is the food good, but the drink options are very kid-friendly. They serve a variety of batidos, which are frosty fruit and milk drinks, made with fresh fruit, milk, sugar and ice. I think they might also put a touch of cream into theirs as well. Batidos are … [Continue Reading...]

Frozen Mango Lemonade Mocktail Recipe

Frozen Mango Lemonade Mocktail © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Frozen Mango Lemonade Mocktail is not only beautiful and healthy, but will cool you down this summer. There's nothing more refreshing than a frozen drink on a hot summer day. One of my kids' favorite treats are frozen mocktails whenever we go on vacation. So, recently, I recreated a Frozen Mango Lemonade Mocktail as a special treat - with a coconut sugar crusted rim to make it a little fancy like the ones you see at the restaurant. The best part about this mocktail is that it has some … [Continue Reading...]

Corn Tomato Avocado Salsa Salad Recipe

Corn Avocado Tomato Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Corn Tomato Avocado Salsa Salad is perfect for summer. Serve it as a dip for an appetizer, salsa on top of grilled chicken or fish, or as a salad. What's the difference between a salsa and a salad? It seems the lines are blurred these days. I used to think of salsa as the tomato salsa you find at Mexican restaurants. But lately, salsas seem to be everywhere and include corn, beans, fruit, cucumbers and just about any vegetable. This past weekend for Father's Day, we fired up the … [Continue Reading...]

Easy Grilled Chili Garlic Shrimp with Pasta and Pesto Recipe

Easy Grilled Garlic Chili Shrimp with Pasta and Pesto © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Easy Grilled Chili Garlic Shrimp with Pasta and Pesto is the perfect summer meal - quick and delicious, it comes together in no time. Last week, I made a super easy and quick dinner for my family using some of Kale Basil Hazelnut Pesto and frozen Wild Blue shrimp from Trader Joe's. I find having a few pre-made sauces like pesto handy in the refrigerator can transform an otherwise boring meal into something "fancy." Although shrimp can be expensive, if you stick to the proper serving … [Continue Reading...]

Happy Father’s Day and the New York Rangers

YeYe and Michael © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Today, I'd like to wish all of the fathers a Happy Father's Day, including my dear husband, my father-in-law, my father and my brother. The love and sacrifice that men demonstrate through their daily work and family relationships often goes unnoticed and under-appreciated until the kids are much older and perhaps have their own kids. Just before Father's Day, my dear husband and father to our four boys, wrote a letter reflecting upon some very special moments he shared with his father from … [Continue Reading...]

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free “Crumbs” Cupcakes Recipe

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Crumbs Cupcakes

These Gluten-Free Dairy-Free "Crumbs" Cupcakes are fun for summer entertaining, and will satisfy everyone's sweet tooth, whether they have food allergies or not. Last weekend, we celebrated one of the twin's graduation with his buddies and their families. I learned that one of the families had gluten and dairy allergies, so I decided to make a batch of Gluten-Free Dairy-Free "Crumbs" Cupcakes similar to the ones that a local bakery called "Crumbs" sells. Crumbs has all sorts of flavors and … [Continue Reading...]

Kale Basil Hazelnut Pesto Recipe

Kale Basil Hazelnut Pesto © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Kale Basil Hazelnut Pesto is a versatile condiment that doubles as a way to get extra leafy green vegetables into everyday meals. There's something special about the first farmer's market pesto of the season. I always look forward to the opening of our farmer's market, and each week, eagerly anticipate the arrival of all the fresh produce, including basil, tomatoes, Swiss chard and kale. This past weekend, I picked up some fresh basil, kale and Swiss chard and packed all of these fresh … [Continue Reading...]

Healthy Mushroom Ground Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Healthy Mushroom Beef Stroganoff © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Mushroom Ground Beef Stroganoff is deceivingly healthy and delicious. Packed with nutritious mushrooms, bell peppers and eggplant, one pound of beef stretches to feed a family of six. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Mushroom Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Cooking for a large family on a budget is always challenging, but over the years, I've learned a few tricks that are … [Continue Reading...]

Mango Planter’s Punch Mocktail Recipe

Mango Planters Punch Mocktail © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Mango Planter's Punch Mocktail is a fun way to start the weekend. Made with fresh fruit and fruit juice with a splash of club soda, it's refreshing and light. I've been having fun coming up with mocktails for my kids lately. The hot weather and the anticipation of lazy summer days calls for poolside drinks and dreaming about lying on the beach with one of these cold drinks in hand. I found a recipe for Planter's Punch on Cooking Light recently, a cocktail that made its first … [Continue Reading...]