Category Archives: Recipe: Dinner

Pesto, Tomato, & Mozzarella Sandwich

February 7, 2017

This is my favorite vegetarian sandwich:  pesto, tomatoes & mozzarella.  Lucky for me, my husband feels the same way and is happy that I serve it for dinner once per week!  Unfortunately my kids are allergic to nuts so they can’t have pesto, but I just make it for them without it.

It’s super simple, and I make some type of baked vegetable to go with it to make the meal feel more substantial since it’s for dinner.

You COULD go nuts and make your own pesto, but the store bought ones I’ve found are so delicious and relatively ‘clean’ so I choose not to and instead choose to make it the easiest dinner night ever.  I’ve used the basil pesto made by Whole Foods and by Cibo Naturals and they are both delicious.

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Baked Mushroom Burgers

November 8, 2016

Best.  Vegetarian.  Dinner.  Ever.

In fact, this is one of the very few healthy, vegetarian dinners both my husband AND kids love.

(OK, that is a tad exaggerated. My husband LOVES them and my kids LIKE them, but enough so that I don’t have to make a separate dinner for them – which let’s face it – is all that counts!)

These mushroom burgers are easy to make, especially if you use the time saver tips I mention below.  

I usually prepare the mushroom mix during the day so all I have to do in the evening is bake them.

Be sure to top these bad boys with tomato and avocado slices for some extra nutrition and delicious flavor!

So without further ado, I am beyond excited to present…

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Quinoa Meatballs

In my prior (to healthy eating) life, if I wanted something for dinner, I’d buy it.  Plain and simple.

So if I was in the mood for spaghetti and meatballs, off to the market I’d go to buy frozen ones.

I’m not saying there is anything wrong with that.  Sometimes.

We all have those days (or weeks) where home cooking just ain’t happenin’.

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Zucchini Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, & Pesto Sauce

For those of you who have been following my blog for some time, you know I am obsessed with the Veggetti.  For those of you who are new to the blog, you can learn all about the Veggetti and why I love it here.  And here is another post with a Veggetti recipe.

I swear I am not a Veggetti rep.  It’s just that it has really opened up my world to healthy recipes with zucchini spaghetti and I truly want to share the love.

SOOO….I am giving away FIVE Veggetti’s!  Yup!  5 lucky winners will win the best kitchen tool ever.

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Zucchini Spaghetti Recipe

It’s hard to believe that a kitchen gadget the the size of my hand could open up a whole new world.

It’s called a Veggetti and it turns vegetables into spaghetti!  There are different companies that make this type of tool, but I like the Veggetti because it is small and compact and doesn’t take up any precious counter space. (Please note:  I am not a rep for The Veggetti and do not make any money if you buy one. I just freakin’ love it!)

So far I’ve used it with zucchini and squash and let me tell you – they both taste SO MUCH better when transformed into spaghetti!

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