Start to table…under one hour…

ITALIAN SAUSAGE SOUP Fast, hot, easy…your family will love it and it’s a great way to sneak some veggies past the kids.  (Okay…you can see the veggies, but they’ll want to eat them!)  Serve with garlic bread for the family and a quick Caesar  Salad for an “Italian” meal that will be a hit. This…

Just another turkey chili…or is it?

TURKEY QUINOA CHILI It’s not the same old, same old!  The addition of nutty, nutrient-rich quinoa, not only stretches the meat, in a budget-conscience time but spikes the protein grams, as well.   Add that to the zucchini, sweet orange bell pepper, and two kinds of beans ……it equals loads of flavor! Filling and hearty,…

Fish and Zucchini – how much healthier can you get?!

FISH & ZUCCHINI A dish full of good for you veggies and high-protein fish – moist flavorful protein and very low in simple carbs. This dish is easy to put together…while it’s simmering make a pot of rice for your family (use chicken broth for part of the water and throw in some herbs) and…

Make your chocolate healthier – add Zucchini!!

COCOA ZUCCHINI CAKE WITH ORANGE CREAM This little snack cake isn’t overly sweet, and has a wonderful moistness from the zucchini.  Topped with orange-scented cream, it’s the perfect afternoon pick-me-up while sipping your latte. ~~~~     Vegetable cooking spray 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup almond flour – such as Bob’s Red Mill brand 1/4…

Have an over-abundant zucchini plant…or 10?

CREAMY ZUCCHINI SOUP Here’s a delectable solution! I make a lot of soup and this is one of our favorites.  Very fresh and bright – it can be left chunky or pureed for a smooth creamy version. You can use the green zucchini or the yellow summer squash or walk on the wild side and…

Quick high-protein lunch or appetizers – so good, so easy!

CREAMY GARDEN TURKEY ROLL UPS Kids LOVE these…and they’re so excited to eat rolled up turkey, they forget to notice the vegetables! These are quick to make and keep well in the refrigerator for a super easy grab-n-go lunch. You can vary the veggie ingredients to suit your taste or what’s on hand in the…

Need to hide some veggies?

ZUCCHINI MEATLOAF I grew a kiddo that wouldn’t eat anything green…and even this meatloaf might have been pushin’ it.  He was a super-duper veggie detective! I bet most kids would eat this up, though.  And the zucchini keeps the meatloaf very moist. (I’ve also made this with the ground mixed light/dark turkey….SUPER!) ~~~~   Vegetable…