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Healthy Recipes

Happy New Year Z Land!

I refuse to make another weight loss resolution this year, but instead I am committing to cooking more at home. That tends to lend itself to healthier meals. Also, my time in the grocery store aisles and my kitchen is therapeutic for me. I think really my resolution is to make more time to be still this year. To enjoy life and the people and things I love to do more because time just keeps flying by. I remember my dad telling me just you wait, when you get older, the years seem to fly….he was right. One way I can definitely have more time with the people I love is to figure out easy meals that allow us to sit down at the table more together. That’s what this collection of recipes will hopefully do for you, too! 🙂

Roasted chicken in the crockpot is super easy…throw in 3 or 4 frozen chicken breasts, sprinkle whatever seasoning you’ve got in the pantry over the top, add a splash of chicken broth and cook on low all day while you are at work. You’ve got a comfort meal that you can serve with your favorite veggies or a salad when you get home at night.

Fresh Chopped Salads are great to serve with everything, but they always get kind of mushy after a day in the fridge. A few things that I find helpful to keep my salads crisp is to keep the ingredients separated! When we aren’t hangry (usually after dinner lol 🙂 ),  I’ll take the time to wash my lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes. I’ll chop them all, but I’ll keep them in my fridge in separate air tight containers. When I want a salad, I get my bowl out and add the amount of lettuce and toppings I need to my bowl and the rest stays separated and goes back in my fridge. I also never put salt on anything for storage, because it draws out the moisture and makes everything soggy. I do add pepper to my lettuce. It gives it a great flavor and my lettuce always stays crisp!

Hope those two ideas inspire you to make more food at home in the New Year. Here’s a few more Quick Family Recipe Ideas that also lean on the healthy side! 😉 If you’d like to see all my recipes I’ve shared, you can find them on our Quick Family Recipe Page.

Carol’s Italian Egg Cups

Carol’s Overnight Oats

Carol’s Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Carol’s Avocado Smash Toast

Carol’s Greek Chicken Salad

Carol’s Everyone Gets Toppings Salad

Carol’s Spinach Salad

Carol’s Quick Pickled Cucumber Salad

Carol’s Cucumber Salad

Carol’s Kale Chimichurri Marinade/Sauce

Grilled Pineapple Two Ways…Dessert and Salsa! 

Carol’s Super Easy Pesto

Carol’s Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Carol’s Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Carol’s Spaghetti Squash

Carol’s Spring Garden Vegetable Soup

Carol’s Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Carol’s Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

Carol’s Zucchini Boat Tacos

Carol’s Lemon Greek Chicken Foil Pouch Dinners

Carol’s Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Crockpot Chicken

Carol’s Buffalo Wing Pulled Chicken

Fish, Shrimp (or both;) Tacos

Carol’s Homemade Fruit Popsicles

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