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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...]

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe {Cookies for Kids’ Cancer}

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies for Cancer © Jeanette's Healthy Living

These Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Cookies are full of sugar, spice and everything nice. Today, I'm baking a difference to help raise awareness about childhood cancer.  Did you know that cancer is the number one cause of death by disease of children in the U.S.? Even so, less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute's budget goes to all childhood cancers combined. Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a non-profit organization, raises funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric … [Continue Reading...]

Greek Style Kale Edamame Zucchini Salad Recipe

Edamame Kale Zucchini Greek Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Enjoy this Greek Style Edamame Kale Zucchini Salad for a lunch or dinner. Top with a poached egg or hard boiled egg for added protein. Dinners have been really quiet the past few days, with just our youngest son at home. We dropped our three older boys off at college in a span of a week. Although I've gotten used to having my oldest son away (he's a senior in college this year), I'm still adjusting to the twins being away at the same time. It's been a tough couple of days trying to … [Continue Reading...]

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...]