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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...]

Strawberry Matcha Green Tea Chia Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Matcha Green Tea Chia Smoothie © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Strawberry Matcha Green Tea Chia Smoothie is a great way to start off the day. It's packed with nutrients and antioxidants. I've been making smoothies for a while now but we seemed to be on a smoothie hiatus the last couple of months. So, recently when my husband ordered a Strawberry Banana Smoothie from the baseball refreshment stand, I made a mental note to start up the smoothie making again. The next morning, I whipped up this Strawberry Matcha Green Tea Chia Smoothie for him. … [Continue Reading...]

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...]