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4.72 from 82 votes 19294shares Homemade classic tuna noodle casserole, the quintessential American dish made from scratch and under $10 to make, the kids love it! Tuna Noodle Casserole The ingredients are simple – canned tuna, mushrooms, peas, noodles in a homemade creamy sauce (without canned soup) finished with toasted breadcrumbs. Keeping canned tuna on
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4.2 from 5 votes This lighter Clam Chowder, full of canned clams, potatoes, and corn, is still creamy but with less fat than most other versions. This thick and creamy chowder is lighter and healthier than most traditional clam chowders. For some other chowder recipes, try my Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Chowder, Smoked Salmon Chowder, and
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These easy 5-ingredient BBQ Chicken Foil Packets can be baked in the oven or made on the grill! An easy meal-in-one and the best part, easy cleanup! BBQ Chicken Foil Packets These BBQ Chicken Foil Packets are delicious, made with seasoned chicken, your favorite BBQ sauce and frozen veggies. Get dinner on the table with
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4.2 from 5 votes 1930shares Carne Guisada or Latin Beef Stew is made with chunks of beef simmered in beer with scallions, garlic, tomatoes, cumin and cilantro. Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew) I get lots of emails telling me how much you all love my Latin dishes. It’s probably what I do best! When I
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Paprika Chicken Stew is an easy weeknight dish made with chicken pieces on the bone, bell peppers, and lots of Hungarian paprika. Paprika Chicken Stew This dish has comfort food written all over it! If you have chicken in your freezer, this hearty chicken stew is a great way to use it up. Just be
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This easy seafood paella, made with shrimp, clams and chorizo is a delicious one-pot weeknight dish! Under 30 minutes too cook! Weeknight Seafood Paella This clam and shrimp paella with chorizo is seasoned with saffron for that authentic paella flavor. Paella, a popular dish in Spain, is a favorite in my house. It’s a one-pot
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These easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos made in the crock pot with chicken breast, salsa, and spices are on repeat in my house! Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Chicken tacos are a popular dinner in my house. We love tacos because they are so customizable. You can switch up the meat, toppings, and tortillas, so you
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Sheet Pan Turkey Meatloaf and Broccoli made with individual loaves cooked on a foil-lined sheet pan for a quick meal with easy cleanup. Sheet Pan Turkey Meatloaf and Broccoli Meatloaf nights happen once a month in my home – my family loves it and so do I. This classic meatloaf recipe is one of my
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5 from 3 votes This creamy baked macaroni and cheese recipe is a lighter version of the classic recipe with added fiber from spinach. It’s comfort food at it’s finest! Baked Macaroni and Cheese I love homemade macaroni and cheese. It’s so much better than the boxed versions, but mac and cheese can be so
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These crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are golden and juicy, so easy to make and perfect for weeknight cooking! Air Fryer Chicken Tenders I made these tasty chicken strips the other night for dinner along with some orzo with zucchini and tomatoes, and my family loved them! They are super easy and quick for weeknight
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Orzo with Zucchini and Tomato is a quick and easy side dish that goes great with chicken, pork chops, or double the portion and enjoy it as a main dish. Orzo with Zucchini and Tomato This healthy orzo recipe would make the perfect side for any protein. You could serve it with chicken, steak, or
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Make a big pot of this healthy, vegetarian (and vegan) Lebanese Lentil Soup, made with green lentils, kale, sweet potato, ginger and lots of garlic and lemon. Lebanese Lentil Soup This recipe makes a big batch. It is perfect for dinner, and you can freeze the rest for lunches or dinner for a busy night.
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Immune-boosting kale, squash, purple cabbage, arugula, almonds, basil and pears are all tossed in a tangy-sweet dressing. To add more protein, you could add grilled shrimp or salmon. This healthy vegetarian main dish salad is inspired by Sweetgreen’s Winter Squash Salad loaded with lots of nourishing, colorful fruits and veggies. Yesterday I shared this Warm
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This one-pot Instant Pot Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs is a fast and easy dish the kids and whole family will love! Instant Pot Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs This spaghetti and meatballs recipe is sure to be a winner with your family. Because it’s made healthier with whole wheat spaghetti and turkey meatballs, you’ll feel good
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This easy Harissa Shrimp and Chickpea dish is super fast, made all in one skillet, and takes under 10 minutes to make. A great way to use pantry and freezer staples. Harissa Shrimp and Chickpeas Harissa Shrimp and Chickpeas is a quick, budget-friendly meal for a weeknight dinner made with some pantry and freezer staples.
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This spicy Soba Noodle Veggie Stir Fry is a quick and easy meal for one, and perfect as a dairy-free, vegetarian dinner. Soba Noodle Veggie Stir-fry If you love ordering noodles from Chinese takeout, this recipe is for you! This soba noodle stir fry is even better than takeout because it’s loaded with vegetables and
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Start your day off right with these healthy turkey Chorizo Breakfast Bowls – perfect for making ahead if you need a fast and easy breakfast on the go! Chorizo Breakfast Bowls These Chorizo Breakfast Bowls are a great way to start the day, but they are also hearty enoigh for dinner! My healthy turkey chorizo
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5 from 2 votes Creamy asparagus risotto, cooked with fresh herbs, Parmigiano-Reggiano and a touch of lemon. Perfect Spring meatless main dish or wonderful topped with grilled shrimp or scallops. Asparagus Risotto If you’re looking for unique asparagus recipes aside from grilling or roasting, give this a try! Asparagus is the perfect addition to risotto
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This easy, healthy cod fish taco recipe is seasoned with a chili-lime cumin rub topped with slaw and creamy lime sauce – no breading, no frying! Cod Fish Tacos These fish tacos have a delicious crisp cabbage and carrot slaw, then drizzled with a lightened up chili-lime sauce. SO good! Me and Karina, my oldest
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This easy Falafel recipe is made quicker and healthier in the air fryer with canned chickpeas – no deep frying! Air Fryer Falafel Falafel is a delicious Middle-Eastern vegetarian dish made with chickpeas, a mix of onions and different herbs and spices. They are shaped like meatballs, but there’s no meat in them. I wanted
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If you like the taste of sesame seeds as much as I do, you’ll love these Sesame Encrusted Chicken Tenders coated with sesame seeds, panko and a hint of soy sauce. Bake them or make them in the air fryer! Sesame Encrusted Chicken Tenders Chicken tenderloins are so convenient for weeknight cooking! The kids love
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4.89 from 9 votes 11924shares Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice made healthier using leftover cooked brown rice, a delicious whole grain that’s high in fiber, so it fills you up. Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice Fried rice is definitely on my favorite foods list, I absolutely love it! Sure, sometimes I go low-carb with Cauliflower Fried Rice,
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4.95 from 92 votes 57922shares Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili is an easy slow cooker dump recipe using freezer and pantry staples! This has been one of my most popular recipes since 2008! Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili Chicken Taco Chili is one of my favorite chili recipes! It’s so good served in a bowl
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Cheesy Turkey Meatball Skillet covered in sauce and cheese, made all in one skillet. Serve this with a green salad and a little bread on the side for dipping! Cheesy Turkey Meatball Skillet If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then these meatballs will certainly make the heart grow fonder! My
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5 from 12 votes 4623shares These tasty Swedish Meatballs are always a hit with my family! They’re lighter than most recipes but still have all the flavor. Swedish Meatballs My family loves these Swedish meatballs. They are so tender and flavorful and much lighter than traditional recipes out there. And, let’s not forget the sauce!
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This quick and easy wonton soup is super simple, loaded with veggies and takes under 15 minutes to make thanks to the frozen wontons. Easy Wonton Soup I love wonton soup, especially when it is full of veggies, which helps make it more of a meal. Unfortunately, my local Chinese takeout restaurant makes a basic
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