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Filipino Garlic Fried Brown Rice Recipe

Filipino Garlic Fried Rice © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Filipino Garlic Fried Brown Rice is a healthier version of a traditional breakfast food, although it would be great as a side dish for dinner as well. I had a Filipino friend in high school that I used to hang out with and one of my favorite memories was the time I stayed at her house and was treated to Garlic Fried Rice for breakfast. I remember thinking it was odd eating fried rice at breakfast time, but it was so good. My friend went on to become a doctor and although I haven't seen … [Continue Reading...]

Bistro 7 Restaurant + Bar Tasting Dinner

Bistro 7 Restaurant + Bar Menu

Last week, I had the opportunity to join a VIP Tasting Dinner at Bistro 7 Restaurant + Bar in Wilton, Connecticut. Interestingly, this restaurant is located in a little strip that looks like it's in the middle of nowhere, taking over a space that used to be a gluten-free cafe that I went to buy fresh gluten-free bread several years ago. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the space has been transformed from a deli-like atmosphere to a warm and inviting restaurant and bar, great for … [Continue Reading...]

Healthy Bacon Egg Potato Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Bacon Egg Potato Casserole © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Healthy Bacon Egg Potato Breakfast Casserole is perfect for brunch or dinner; leftovers can be heated up for breakfast. Is it possible to say bacon, potato and casserole in the same sentence and think it's healthy? Today's recipe for a Healthy Bacon Egg Potato Casserole is based on a classic Amish country style breakfast classic that's typically loaded with cheese and made with regular pork bacon. I've taken this basic recipe and packed it with vegetables, lightened it up with … [Continue Reading...]

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...]