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Fresh Citrus Fruit Salad

Fresh Citrus Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Fresh Citrus Fruit Salad is packed with vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals. It's so pretty, and perfect for dessert. I am always amazed by the bounty of nature and the rainbow of colors that can be found in different varieties of fruits and vegetables. Whether it's purple cauliflower, yellow carrots, blood oranges or cara cara oranges, I find it fascinating that each variety of these fruits and vegetables have their own unique properties, offering different textures, flavors, and … [Continue Reading...]

Gluten-Free Chicken Scallopine with Meyer Lemon Sauce Recipe

Chicken Scallopine with Meyer Lemon Sauce

This Gluten-Free Chicken Scallopine with Meyer Lemon Sauce is a lightened up version of a traditional Italian-American recipe. Today's post is dedicated to Pasquale or Patsy as he was lovingly called. Pasquale passed away last Friday at the age of 87. He was a fun loving Italian man, the father of one of my best friends, who had a passion for life that was infectious. So full of life, always animated and an incredibly loving father and grandfather to my friend's children. I first met … [Continue Reading...]

Easy Turkey Taco Pizza Recipe

Turkey Taco Pizza © Jeanette's Healthy Living

If you're looking for some fun food, give this Easy Turkey Taco Pizza recipe a try. It's super kid-friendly and adults will love it too. Sometimes my cleverness gets the best of me. I think I'm so smart, and then disaster strikes and I'm put back in my place. Has that happened to you? I got this smart idea of making pizza dough in my bread machine - let the machine do all the mixing, kneading and rising of the dough, and then all I'd have to do was roll it out into a a circle. Well, … [Continue Reading...]

40+ Healthy Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes

Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes

Freshen up your slow cooker repertoire and try some of these Healthy Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes. No fuss meals that just cook on their own. I know some of you may be wondering why I'm posting a bunch of Healthy Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes when it's almost Spring. Well, to be honest, I wish it really was almost Spring, but here in the Northeast and many parts of the country, we are still buried in snow! I cannot wait for all the snow to melt. As I write this post, I still have a four foot … [Continue Reading...]

Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto

This simple recipe for Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts with Proscuitto is perfect for an easy weeknight side dish. Made with antioxidant rich purple varieties of cauliflower and brussels sprouts, it's a stunning addition to any meal. March is National Nutrition Month® 2014 and I'm celebrating with this antioxidant packed Roasted Purple Cauliflower and Purple Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto recipe. This year, the theme is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," which to me means two … [Continue Reading...]

Let’s Move! Action Plan for Parents

Lets Move Action Plan for Parents Infographic

Today, I've put together a Let's Move Action Plan for Parents to help spread the word on how we as parents can help our children live healthier lives and reduce childhood obesity nationwide. This week, I had the amazing opportunity to join in on a conference call with the Executive Director of Let’s Move!, Sam Kaas, who leads this important initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama 4 years ago. Let's Move is dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a … [Continue Reading...]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Quinoa Oat Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Quinoa Oat Cookies

These Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Quinoa Oat Cookies are full of good-for-you ingredients and will satisfy your sweet tooth. I don't bake very often but when I do, I try to incorporate a few healthy ingredients into my recipes. Lately, I've been playing around with quinoa in sweets, like my Quinoa Fudge Brownies and Quinoa Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bake. My boys are not big fans of quinoa, so I'm always trying to figure out sneaky ways to get them to eat this healthy grain … [Continue Reading...]

Cajun Chicken Sausage Gumbo Stew Recipe

Cajun Chicken Sausage Gumbo Stew

Today's recipe for Cajun Chicken Sausage Gumbo Stew is full of New Orleans flavors. Add a little hot sauce if you like and serve with steamed rice and a green salad for a complete meal. Can you tell I like Cajun food? This all started eight years ago when my family went to Louisiana for the Cal Ripkin 10-year old World Series. I still have fond memories of that trip and all the great food we ate. Ever since, our family has loved gumbo, jambalaya, and etouffee. Today's recipe is a … [Continue Reading...]

Easy Herb Spiced Roasted Chicken Recipe

The Easiest Herb Spiced Roasted Chicken

Anyone can make this Easy Herb Spiced Roasted Chicken. Roast two chickens and use the extras for meals throughout the week. They say you know a great chef from their roasted chicken. For years, I was intimidated at the thought of roasting my own chicken and resorted to buying rotisserie chickens from the supermarket. After all, a properly roasted chicken needs to be tied properly, and basted during the roasting process right? Well, today, I'm sharing my lazy roasted chicken recipe. … [Continue Reading...]

Weekend Brunch at Oak + Almond Restaurant

Kitchen Sink Salad with Salad

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to sample the brunch menu at Oak + Almond, a local restaurant in Norwalk, CT, that was transformed over the past year from an established traditional Italian restaurant to a rustic approachable farm to table restaurant at the passing of the baton from father to son, Jon Paul Pirraglia. Oak + Almond features an open-hearth gill and brick clad oven where flatbreads, burgers and fish take on their smoky flavors. I love the new Open Kitchen which offers … [Continue Reading...]

Lightened Up Croque Monsieur Grilled Cheese Recipe

Skinny Croque Monsieur Grilled Cheese © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Lightened Up Croque Monsieur Grilled Cheese is rich and creamy but has 60% less calories than the traditional sandwich. You'll be surprised by the secret ingredient. A number of years ago when I was in my French food phase, I made Croque Monsieur for the first time. It's a fancy grilled cheese that's filled with gruyere cheese and ham, then topped with a creamy bechamel sauce - talk about decadent. It was definitely over the top both in richness and calories. My kids even thought it … [Continue Reading...]