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Joe Montana’s Nacho Guacamole

Joe Montana’s Nacho Guacamole

Try this wonderful recipe for the big game tomorrow!  It is so good but shh – it is even super healthy with antioxidant-packed avocados, tomatoes, pepper and black beans!  The main star, avocados, are a great source of heart-healthy vitamin E  (may inhibit cholesterol absorption)…

Broccoli Slaw with Toasted Walnuts

Broccoli Slaw with Toasted Walnuts

INGREDIENTS 1 cup mayonnaise (low-fat is okay) 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 6 cups (1 – 1 1/4 lbs.) broccoli florets, cut or broken in half-inch pieces 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/2…

Turkey Spinach Loaf Cups

Turkey Spinach Loaf Cups

1 pound 99% lean ground turkey

1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

                 (put spinach in a dish towel and drain out all of the water)

1 can (15.5-oz) diced tomatoes, Italian seasoned (do not drain)

1 egg

1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Grease two cupcake tins.

3. Combine turkey, spinach, tomatoes, egg, bread crumbs, chia seeds and parmesan cheese.

4.  Divide ground turkey mixture into cupcake tins.  Top with Colby-Jack cheese.

5.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.


I bought 99% lean ground turkey on sale this week and thought this would be a perfect recipe for super-lean turkey  – and it was!   Instead of buying bread crumbs, I always keep a container in my cupboard with left-over crackers, chips, pretzels etc.  You know the bottom-of-the-bag crumbs  – I use them in a variety of recipes and throw them in my food processor plus it saves some money!


If you don’t have chia seeds or don’t know what they are no problem.  Chia seeds are one of the highest plant sources of heart-healthy omega-3’s plus a great source of fiber!  The nutritional profile is similar to flaxseed – so you could also use ground flaxseeds in this recipe too.  But if you don’t have either that is just fine too.

Here is what chia seeds look like – trust me – you don’t even see them in the meatloaf cups!! My husband didn’t know – or he would have said something!!!!!!


This is a yummy recipe that also freezes well for leftovers too!  Enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Flat Bread

Buffalo Chicken Flat Bread

(Below are the exact items that I used the other night when I was craving this – it was wonderful!  Feel free to use items that are similar) Only FIVE ingredients and SUPER Simple  – Dinner done in 15 minutes! All you need: 2 tbsp…

Healthy Substitutions

Healthy Substitutions

For some of us – baking is a hobby, but how do you bake your favorite cookies, cakes, etc when you know you will eat the entire pan? Last night, just like every night, my two-year-old wanted to make cookies so I decided we would…

Dress it up!

Dress it up!

Sometimes the same old dressing gets a little boring – here is an awesome recipe that you can make!  I like to put all ingredients in a pourable plastic container or an old jar and shake to mix.  Keep in the fridge and use as needed.  The great part about it is you won’t have to eat this dressing for an entire month!

This nutritious salad provides a great amount of antioxidants and heart-healthy omega-3 fats – plus it tastes like a salad you would get in a restaurant.

Strawberry Salad

All you need:

6 cups greens

2 ½ cup sliced strawberries

½ cup sliced red onions

½ cup toasted walnuts, toasted


1/4 cup olive/canola oil

1/4 cup sugar (may use sugar substitute)

1/3 cup cider or red wine vinegar

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp paprika

1/8 tsp pepper

All you do:

Combine oil, sugar, red wine vinegar, salt, paprika, and pepper together in a bowl and mix in oil. Toss dressing over greens, strawberries, onions and walnuts all together. May add diced rotisserie chicken to salad.

Sweet Tooth-Fix

Sweet Tooth-Fix

Cranberry Walnut Cookies Serves 72 (1 cookie each) Source: Stacy Mitchell, RD, LD All you need: ½ cup light butter ½ cup no-sugar-added applesauce ½ cup ground flaxseed ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup white sugar or Truvia 2 eggs 2 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons…