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Easy Meat Roll-Ups

Instead of using lettuce as the “wrap” for your meat and cheese, try using meat as the wrap for the veggies!  Start with a good quality lunchmeat (I like Hormel Brand Natural Choice because it’s nitrite-free) and add veggies as desired.    These make a great lunch or pin together with a festive toothpick for  appetizers

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Nachos

If you love nachos, you’ll love this easy meal you can fix at home.  Ramp up the nutrition by loading up the veggies and keep the carbs lower by using fewer chips.  This recipe calls for ground beef, but you can substitute any meat you want. Ingredients: 1-2 pounds ground beef 1 packet taco seasoning

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Fruit with Kefir and Chia Seeds

If your goal is to amp up your digestive system, look no further than Kefir and chia seeds.  Kefir is a probiotic-packed fermented beverage that also contains calcium and protein.  You can find it on the dairy aisle in most grocery or health food stores, and with just a bit of effort you can make

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Spinach and Artichoke Parmesan with Chicken

If you’re short on time but big on flavor, add some cooked chicken to this yummy dip to make a meal.   Serve as a dip with some chips or gluten-free crackers, or wrap it up in a tortilla or a Romaine leaf.  Very fast and super delicious!  You can also use red, yellow, and orange

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Pork Roast & Baked Potato and Pork & Vegetable

Serve up this roast with an oven-baked potato and green salad the first night and then use the leftovers pork to make a super-easy veggie soup with protein! Ingredients: 3 lb pork loin roastOlive oilSeasoning rub or spicesBaking potatoes For soup: Leftover pork roast2 packages frozen mixed veggies (carrots, corn, peas, green beans, lima beans)2,

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Hamburger-Rice Skillet Dinner

Another yummy meal that comes together FAST!  You can save even more time by cooking the rice in the morning.  Ingredients: 1-2 lb ground beef1 onion, chopped1 ½ cup white or brown rice3 cups water1-2 TBS olive oil (optional)Salt and pepper to tasteMrs. Dash Onion and Herb Seasoning blend (or seasoning of your choice) Directions:

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Tomato Lentil Soup

This soup is delicious, healthy and FAST!  You can sauté the veggies before adding to the mixture, or skip that step if you’re in a hurry.  I used tomatoes from my garden (I froze some at the end of the season!) but you could also use canned or fresh ones.  I also tossed in some

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“Fried” Chicken

If you love the taste of fried chicken, but not the hassle and the unhealthy fats, you’ll love this easy recipe! Ingredients: 1-2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins or breastsAbout 1/3 cup ground flax (flax meal)About 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (or white)About 1/3 cup Jiffy corn muffin mixAbout ¼ cup Avocado, olive, or coconut

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Easy Chicken Burrito/Enchiladas

Try this easy-to-assemble meal with just a few ingredients and great taste! Ingredients: 2 cans black beans, drained2 cups brown rice, cooked1 cup chopped steak or leftover meat or canned chicken2 cartons or jars of salsa2-3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese4-6 flour tortillas Directions: Combine meat, rice, and beans in large bowl and mix well. 

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Fit Families

Help, I'm concerned that my child might be overweight. Addressing weight issues at an early age is crucial.   Look for a higher BMI-for-age, excess weight in the belly area, and/or a skin condition called acanthosis nigricans (a darkening of the skin across the knuckles, the underarm area, the back of the neck, or the

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