Entrees

Healthy Shrimp and Asparagus over Linguini

This is a simple and healthy shrimp and asparagus recipe using linguine. For optimal health benefits, use whole grain pasta.  I find that sauces using tomato and garlic like this one do a pretty good job of flavoring whole grain pastas.  It isn’t specifically in the recipe since it adds calories, but sprinkling feta cheese of the top of this ... Read More »

Oyster Stew

Oyster Stew doesn’t have to be difficult. My Mom used to make it with a double boiler, but if you only bring things t a simmer, that isn’t needed. Oyster stew falls in tha devilish category given the amount of whole milk and butter in it. You can make it with skim milk, but that honestly is not near as tasty! ... Read More »

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

I love mushrooms and nothing is better than some fresh portobello mushrooms stuffed with tasty ingredients! This recipe demonstrates how you create rich, decadent flavors and textures in a healthy dish. Small amounts of cheese and ham are the key. Since you are using just enough for the flavor, it is worth it to seek out an authentic Gruyere and ... Read More »

5 Ways to Eat Kale

Kale is considered a superfood, with it being one of the healthiest foods out there. It is low calorie, yet packed full of antioxidants, cancer fighting agents, and necessary nutrients.  Here are five ways to add it to your diet: 1) Make a kale smoothie: Toss kale leaves into your next smoothie recipe. If the kale makes it taste too ... Read More »

Fish Tacos with Lime Guacamole and Slaw

Fish tacos are a healthy way to satisfy a craving for Mexican food. These are easy to make under the broiler. Print Fish Tacos with Lime Guacamole and Slaw Author: Carleen Recipe type: Entree Cuisine: Angelic Serves: 4   Enjoy these healthy fresh fish tacos without resorting to frying or firing up the grill. The broiler does an excellent job of turning out juicy ... Read More »

Healthier Grilled Cheese

Age is of no importance. Unless you are cheese – Old Man Fancy (Cheese Quote) I love cheese. Like really, really, really love cheese! And grilled cheese sandwiches are always a big hit with me. Of course cheese is also higher in calories and fat, not to mention that grilled cheese sandwiches are often loaded with butter. But you can ... Read More »

Low Carb Avocado Tuna Salad

low carb avocado tuna salad recipe

The Avocado: Not Yet, Not Yet, Not Yet, Not Yet, Eat Me Now, Too Late! (Avocado Quote). If you are on a low carb diet, or any diet for that matter, here is a way to lighten up your tuna salad. This low carb avocado tuna salad uses avocado in place of the mayo that you normally would use. It ... Read More »

Lemon-Roasted Chicken Legs

Lemon roasted chicken legs recipe

“A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg.” – Samuel Butler (chicken quote) This healthy lemon and rosemary chicken legs recipe is quick an easy, but does require marinating. I like to do that the night before. From there, it is a super quick and easy healthy dinner for your family. Print Lemon-Roasted Chicken Legs Author: Carleen Recipe ... Read More »

Firkin Mac and Cheese Clone Recipe

Age is of no importance. Unless you are cheese – An Old Man Fancy (Cheese Quote) I love Mac and Cheese. I particularly love Mac and Cheese when it is made with tasty veggies and truffle oil! Then, it is even better when it comes with a great beer. There is a restaurant and beer bar in Libertyville, Illinois, called ... Read More »

Healthy Lemon Braised Chicken

When life gives you lemons, grab the tequila. ― Ben Fox (lemon quote) If you love lemons and garlic, then you will love this recipe. It is quite easy to make and, when done in the Dutch oven or French oven , the chicken comes out ultra tender. However, you can make this in any baking dish or roasting pan. You start ... Read More »