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Oven Roasted Quinoa Meatballs Recipe

Oven Roasted Quinoa Meatballs © Jeanette's Healthy Living

I don't think I've met a kid that doesn't like meatballs and sauce. There are different ways to cook meatballs - some folks pan fry them, others cook them right in the sauce without any browning, and in this case, I oven roasted these meatballs. Although cooking meatballs directly in sauce is the leanest way to cook them since no oil is needed and results in a nice soft meatball, I think pan frying meatballs yields a nice outer crust, more flavor and a little more texture. Oven roasting … [Continue Reading...]

Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Pesto Pasta Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living

As many of you know, I've got four boys, including two high school seniors and a college student. Whenever I tell people that I have four boys, they almost immediately make a comment about how big my grocery bill must be. I've learned ways to skimp and stretch out our food bill over the years (see my 5 Tips for Feeding Hungry Teenagers), but there are special celebrations when I go all out. With one son living away from home this summer, and two more headed off to college in the fall, each day I … [Continue Reading...]

5 Tips and 25 Healthy Recipes for Hungry Teenagers

5 Tips and 25 Healthy Recipes for Hungry Teenagers © Jeanette's Healthy Living

If you've got teenagers in your house, these 5 Tips and 25 Healthy Recipes for Hungry Teenagers should come in handy. Recently, I received an email from a mom who has been facing challenges feeding her teenagers. As a working mom, it can seem daunting trying to get a home-cooked meal on the table. In this day and age of readily available fast food and processed food, I think it's even more important for moms (and dads) to provide home-cooked meals for their kids. For me, cooking is one of … [Continue Reading...]

20+ Healthy Memorial Day Recipes

20 Healthy Memorial Day Recipes © Jeanette's Healthy Living

I would like to thank all the men and women who have sacrificed their lives serving our country so that we might be able to enjoy our freedom. May God bless American and the families of all those who have lost loved ones while serving our country. I don't know how Memorial Day weekend snuck up on me, but it did. Honestly, the past month has been crazy since we were living in a hotel for nearly three weeks before being thrown in the a whirlwind of activities, including BlogHer Food in … [Continue Reading...]

Chocolate Rooibos Chia Seed Bubble Tea Recipe

Chocolate Rooibos Chia Seed Bubble Tea © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Chocolate Rooibos Chia Seed Bubble Tea is super refreshing and so good for you, you'll want to have a pitcher of it in your refrigerator to pour yourself a glass on a whim. Today's recipe for Chocolate Rooibos Chia Seed Bubble Tea was inspired by the popular bubble teas that you might have seen at Asian shops or Bubble Tea shops. Bubble tea is traditionally made with black tapioca pearls which can be found at the Asian grocery store. It's a fun and refreshing drink when it's hot out, … [Continue Reading...]

BlogHer Food 2014 Recap

BlogHer Food 2014 Friends

What a whirlwind the past week has been! In the span of one week, I managed to fly to Miami for BlogHer Food 2014, landing in the middle of a tornado (I had no idea at the time other than the extremely rough landing, but later learned that a tornado had touched ground 1 mile from the airport just 10 minutes after our plane landed!), speak on one of the panels before catching a flight back to New York, work the 2AM-5AM shift for my son's post-prom party that same night (after a 2 hour plane … [Continue Reading...]

Loaded Turkey Taco Nachos Recipe

Turkey Taco Nachos

These Loaded Turkey Taco Nachos are fun food for a hearty after-school snack or entertaining. The key is in the toppings. A few weeks ago, my youngest son requested nachos for his after-school snack. I've made nachos for football Sunday's and for playdates (his friends love them), so this wasn't an unusual request. What he found unusual was that the nachos I presented to him were simply tortilla chips with melted cheese on top and nothing else on top. His displeasure was immediately … [Continue Reading...]

“Mixed Bag” Kale Salad Recipe

"Mixed Bag" Kale Salad

This "Mixed Bag" Kale Salad is so simple to make, yet you'll never tire of it. Be sure to use the freshest kale you can find and shaved gruyere or Parmesan cheese right off the block. So, we've been living out of a few hotels for nearly three weeks while home repairs were being done following a rough winter. You probably didn't even notice since I've pretty much been keeping up with my regular posting schedule. Thanks to some advance planning, I had a stash of recipes I made before I … [Continue Reading...]

15 Minute Breakfast Kale and Quinoa “Fried Rice” Recipe

kale quinoa fried rice feature

This Breakfast Kale and Quinoa "Fried Rice" is so quick to put together, you'll want to make it throughout the week. My husband loves fried rice - I think he could eat it almost every day, even for breakfast. In fact, I've been doing just that and he's been loving it. To make his favorite fried rice healthier, I've been using whole grains in place of white rice - most days I use leftover brown rice but recently, I tossed in some leftover cooked quinoa. I took this opportunity to sneak in … [Continue Reading...]

Cheesy Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes Recipe

Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes

If you're looking for some comfort food, these Cheesy Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes dish will fit the bill. Growing up in a home where my parents prepared Chinese food almost every night, mashed potatoes weren't part of our dinner repertoire. My memory of mashed potatoes were the instant mashed potatoes my mom used to make her famous curry puffs (which by the way are absolutely delicious). It wasn't until I started cooking Thanksgiving dinner for my own family that I learned … [Continue Reading...]

Strawberry Almond Cream Tart Recipe {Virtual Baby Shower}

Strawberry Almond Cream Tart © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Strawberry Almond Cream Tart is perfect for celebrating a special occasion or for Mother's Day. Elegant and beautiful, guests will be impressed without knowing how easy this was to make. Today's a very special day~ we're celebrating my friend, Georgia's, soon to arrive baby girl! For those of you who don't know Georgia, she's the writer/photographer of The Comfort of Cooking, where you'll find no-fuss, family-friendly comfort food recipes. This is such an exciting time in a woman's … [Continue Reading...]