Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken & Veggies

Monday or Tuesday nights are often my "sheet pan" nights since they make meal prep simple while that beginning-of-the-week stress tends to be high. This particular sheet pan dinner is a favorite of mine, and my kids love it too! I use my CW's All-Purpose Marinade and Dressing (see recipe below) to marinate the meat, so you avoid all the added salt and mystery ingredients from a store-bought marinade - plus it's healthier and more flavorful! 

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Mom's Healthy Pan-Fried Chicken

I like to serve Mom’s Healthy Pan-Fried Chicken over some greens tossed with a light lemon dressing or vinaigrette to balance the chicken’s rich buttery crust.  Served over greens, you’ve got a full meal, but it’s just as easy to serve without greens and with side dishes for kids. 

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Why Kids Need to Pack Their Own Lunch - And How to Teach Them

What if you took one of your million morning responsibilities - like packing lunches - and re-assigned them to your kids? No, you’re not totally off the hook because you’ve still got to have foods to pack available in the house and there is a teaching curve… and, yes, it depends on their age and abilities. But hear me out, training my kids to take on this responsibility has had a really positive impact on the entire family. Find out more from my recent feature with Cooking Light.

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Strawberry Wine Sorbet

Summer nights just got a whole lot better thanks to this refreshing treat. Fresh strawberries give it a sweet foundation, yet the white wine and lime juice enhance the sorbet and ensure the final product doesn't turn out too sweet. This "grown-up" treat is perfect to serve at your next get together. 

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Lemon Sorbet

I'm a sucker for all things citrus. Lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange - I can't pick a favorite. I go through phases - that's for sure - and right now I am really loving lemon. Add hot and humid summer days in Alabama with my love for lemons and I couldn't resist but add a Lemon Sorbet to my recipe box. 

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups

I know the research: foods cooked at home are lower in calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar.  So I’ve been working to find some quick dinner recipes with minimal cooking, and these Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups are one that’s been a perfect solution. 

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Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Have you ever looked in your fridge and on your counter and wondered, "How are we ever going to finish all of this fruit in time?" Like most of you, I HATE throwing away food - especially when it is delicious fruit I know my family would eat. Instead of wasting it or letting it get too ripe, I like to chop it up and mix it together to make one of my family's favorite treat - Fruit Salsa. You can do just about any combination of fruit and it will always taste great! 

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The Alkaline Diet : Is It Just Too Complicated?

Ever wondered if there was really something to those alkaline waters you see on the shelf?  Me too! Yes, even dietitians get intrigued by diet fads and health trends! But more importantly, friends had been asking me about eating the Alkaline Diet over the past few years, and I wanted to understand the premise behind it too. So, naturally, I started researching. Here’s what I found.

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Dole Whip Popsicles

If you are a fan of Disney's Dole Whips, you will LOVE this healthy popsicle treat! It has all the flavor you love from your original Dole Whip, but with a healthy twist, of course! If that wasn't enough to peak your interest, it is also naturally sweetened and only three ingredients! SO simple, and SO delicious!

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