Tag Archives: Dinner

Vegetable Tacos

November, 2017

Fact:  When I cook a new, healthy dish for my family, the percentage of family members who like it looks something like this:

I like it 99% of the time (obv).  My husband likes it 90% of the time (probably less but he knows better).  My 12 year old daughter likes it 50% of the time and my 9 year old son about 70%.  

So as you can see, it is quite easy to please me and my husband, but not necessarily my kids.  

Fact:  I don’t take a strong stance for or against any certain way of eating.  In my opinion, the key to health is tons of veggie consumption.  

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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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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

October 4, 2016

Pizza night.  We have it once a week.  Let me set the picture:

The kids get Amy’s pizza with a side of edamame (for some protein) and a serving of vegetables while I concoct something a bit more nutritious for me and Brian.  Then, for the entire dinner we both longingly eye our children’s plates hoping for a bit of leftover scraps.

Sad, right?

Well scrap no more!!!

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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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