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Classic Cheeseburger

This healthy spin on a Classic Cheeseburger is so good that it will become the ONLY burger you make from here on out. It is delicious cooked on the grill or in the oven, so rain or shine, it will be the perfect entree for game day.

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Deconstructed Tacos

Do half your taco seem to end up broken before they even get filled? No problem! In fact, you have to break them for this sheet pan dinner. Compared to tortilla chips, those broken corn shells give you a crunchy, but sturdier base for nachos that’s also lower in fat, sodium and calories!

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My Favorite TACO-Inspired Recipes

I decided to run with my idea of Taco MostDays – not just on Taco Tuesdays – by reaching out to some of my favorite dietitians and chefs for their best healthy-ish taco-inspired recipes. My only problem now?  I can decide where to start first! Check out my friends’ great recipes and websites, and let me know which ones you try!

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Bun-Free Greek Burger

Umami flavor of mushrooms makes them a perfect sub for some meat. They are full of moisture, so you don’t have to worry about your burger drying out. Mix with lean ground beef, cook and top with your favorite Greek toppings to make a delicious, juicy burger perfect for weekends or busy week nights!

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Flank Steak Tacos

Let’s be honest, you can’t really go wrong with tacos of ANY variety, but these steak tacos are one of my favs. They use flank steak which is a cut that requires little seasoning and cooks quick on the grill or in the oven (less than 15 minutes!). Top with picked onions and queso fresco — you just can’t go wrong!

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Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza

I love tailgating on the Quad here in Tuscaloosa, but I have to admit that I am just little excited about a low-key weekend with Alabama playing away. Since I won’t be hauling food to a tailgate, I’m branching out from the typical mayo-based dips and nugget trays to bake one of my new pizzas I’ve been working on – Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza. This is a flavor combination that I absolutely love!

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Meatless Burrito Bowl

There’s nothing that I love more than a meal in a bowl - except for maybe a meal in a bowl that I don’t have to cook - which makes my Meatless Burrito Bowls one that I love prepping ahead for weekday lunches.  It’s also one that’s super-easy to throw together for a quick meal for those weeks when I’ve failed to do much meal prep. 

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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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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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Farmer's Market Friday : Grilled Chicken & Peach Salad

I honestly don't know where to begin with this salad because it is just SO good.  I love the combination of greens, fruit, cheese, nuts and veggies in my salads. Now use my favorite local peaches, arugula, red onion, tomato, walnuts and goat cheese and you've got a pretty top notch salad. Top it with grilled chicken marinaded in my homemade all-purpose marinade and you really can't go wrong! 

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Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Grilled Fish Tacos are my favorite item to order on a menu when eating out.  I love how light and fresh they are, and I especially love when they come with a fruit salsa.  Recently, I ordered some fish tacos at a local restaurant that I couldn't wait to come home and try to recreate - with a healthy spin of course!

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Favorite Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

You know THE recipe that you just automatically associate with family dinners?  The one you always request when you go home to see mom and dad?  Well, this is mine! My brothers and I have referred to it for years as “Dad’s Pork Tenderloin” and now my kids refer to it as “Papa’s Pork Tenderloin”.  And, it’s what we eat almost anytime we’re all together.  I hope y’all enjoy my family’s Favorite Pork Tenderloin.

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