6 Easy Steps: Southwest Chicken Pita Pizza

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 20 minutes Ingredients: One 3-ounce raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlet 1/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes 1 whole-wheat pita 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese 2 tablespoons frozen sweet corn kernals 1 1/2 tablespoons canned black beans, drained and rinsed 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon chili powderContinue reading “6 Easy Steps: Southwest Chicken Pita Pizza”

When to Feed your Baby Solids?

When you’re about to feed your baby solid food for the first time, it’s important to be familiar with the most recent official recommendations from groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the World Health Organization (WHO). But it’s even more critical to know your child and to be flexible when it comesContinue reading “When to Feed your Baby Solids?”

6 Easy Steps: Butternut Veggie Burgers

Servings: 6Prep: 15 minutesCook: 35 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups cubed butternut squash 1 cup finely chopped onion One 15-ounce chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup (2 large egg whites) One 10-ounce package spinach, thawed, drained, and thoroughly patted dry 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour 2/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon black pepper You’llContinue reading “6 Easy Steps: Butternut Veggie Burgers”

5 Easy Steps: Sheet-Pan Shrimp Bake

Servings: 2Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Ingredients: 6 ounces (about 12) raw large shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined 2 teaspoons lemon juice 6 ounces (about 2 links) fully cooked chicken sausage, slicked into coins 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup frozen sweet corn kernels 3 cups roughly chopped spinach 1/2 teaspoon garlic powderContinue reading “5 Easy Steps: Sheet-Pan Shrimp Bake”

4 Easy Steps: Spinach-Feta Quesadilla

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 10 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups chopped spinach 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 1 large high-fiber flour tortilla 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add spinach, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Cook and stir untilContinue reading “4 Easy Steps: Spinach-Feta Quesadilla”

5 Easy Steps: Cauliflower Fried Rice

Servings: 4Prep: 5 minutesCook: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup (4 large) egg whites 2 cups frozen Asian-style stir-fry vegetables 4 cups riced cauliflower 3 ounces (about 5 slices) reduced-sodium ham, chopped 1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple packed in juice, lightly drained 1/4 cup thick teriyaki sauce or marinade 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon blackContinue reading “5 Easy Steps: Cauliflower Fried Rice”

7 Easy Steps: Orange Chicken

Servings: 2Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 20 minutes Ingredients: 3 tablespoons whole-wheat flour 10 ounces raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces 1/4 cup (2 large) egg whites 1/4 cup orange juice 3 tablespoons thick teriyaki sauce or marinade 2 tablespoons chopped scallions 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger Preheat oven toContinue reading “7 Easy Steps: Orange Chicken”

5 Easy Steps: Peanut Butter Protein Muffins

Servings: 12Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup old-fashioned oats 1 cup powdered peanut butter 2/3 cup Truvia spoonable no-calorie sweetener 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter 2/3 cup (4 large) egg whites 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin panContinue reading “5 Easy Steps: Peanut Butter Protein Muffins”

7 Easy Steps: Mexi-licious Zucchini Boats

Servings: 2Prep: 10 minutesCook: 10 minutesCool: 5 minutes Ingredients: 2 medium-large zucchini (about 10 ounces each) 8 ounces raw extra-lean ground beef 1/4 cup frozen sweet corn kernels 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 1/4 cup chopped scallions 2 teaspoons taco seasoning Preheat oven to broil. Spray a baking sheet withContinue reading “7 Easy Steps: Mexi-licious Zucchini Boats”

Zucchini and Carrot Muffin

Lightly spiced and just slightly sweet, these are a great way to get some vegetables on the table in the morning. You can bake these in donut tins, but they could just as easily be muffins. Ingredients: Makes 24 donuts or muffins Non-stick cooking spray 3 eggs 1 cup canola oil 3/4 cup sugar 1Continue reading “Zucchini and Carrot Muffin”