How to Roast Vegetables Whole

About 10 years ago I tried roasting cauliflower for the first time. It changed my cauliflower life. I liked cauliflower before then, but that’s when I fell in love. Al dente, not mushy, and with a sweet brown caramelization in places on the outside. I thought it could never get better than that. Then a few months ago I tried...

5 Tips for Using Dried Herbs in Cooking

Using herbs in cooking is one of my favorite ways to kick up the flavor in a meal without adding a lot of salt and fat. But how many times have you bought fresh herbs only to watch them wilt and turn brown when you go to use them in your fridge? That’s why I love using dried herbs as...

Choosing the Right PB&J

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a classic favorite of kids of all ages. It can sometimes get a bad rap for being unhealthy, but this popular sandwich can easily become healthy by paying attention to 3 key things: Types of Peanut Butter Peanut butter comes in many different varieties. There is smooth, chunky, salted, no-added salt and natural....

Italian Grilled Chicken & Veggies

Fire up the grill with this easy grilled chicken and veggies for dinner! Just let everything marinate 30 minutes or overnight, grill and enjoy![wpurp-searchable-recipe]Italian Grilled Chicken & Veggies - - boneless, skinless chicken breasts, light Italian dressing (divided), sweet onion (chopped), bell pepper (light Italian dressing ), asparagus (ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces), zucchini (sliced), sliced mushrooms, Place chicken...

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Not all salsas need to be tomato based. This black bean and corn salsa is perfect any time of the year. Grab your chips and dip![wpurp-searchable-recipe]Black Bean & Corn Salsa - Not all salsas need to be tomato based. This black bean and corn salsa is perfect any time of the year. Grab your chips and dip! - olive oil,...

Grilled Corn with Lemon Basil Yogurt Sauce

Summer and corn on the cob go hand-in-hand. Give your cookout a new spin with this grilled corn with lemon basil yogurt.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Grilled Corn with Lemon Basil Yogurt Sauce - - Schmieding sweet corn (husked), olive oil, plain lowfat Greek yogurt, basil leaves, lemon (juiced), Lightly brush corn with olive oil.; Place on heated grill and cook, turning occasionally, 10-15 minutes,...

Summer Fruit Salad

Fresh mint, citrus and honey add a refreshing coating to classic summer fruits. Swap out or add your favorite fruits for a personalized dish.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Summer Fruit Salad - - fresh mint (chopped), fresh-squeezed orange juice, orange zest, honey, cubed Schmieding watermelon, blackberries, blueberries, Lightly whisk mint, orange juice, orange zest and honey in small bowl. ; Place watermelon, blackberries and blueberries in...

Hidden Veggie Cheeseburgers

Add flavor and a healthy dose of veggies to your burgers! When it’s time to fire up the grill for the summer, make sure to add this recipe to you list. Top with your favorite burger toppings like lettuce, tomato and pickles.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Hidden Veggie Cheeseburgers - Add flavor and a healthy dose of veggies to your burgers! When it’s time to...

Freezable Pizza Pockets

These homemade pizza pockets are perfect for kids’ lunchboxes! They’re freezer-friendly and can go from freezer to lunchbox without any extra steps. Swap out the veggies inside for your favorites! To make pockets shiny, brush with egg whites after baking.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Freezable Pizza Pockets - - all-purpose flour, quick rise yeast, sugar, salt, olive oil (divided), slightly warm water, uncooked oat bran...

Under the Sea Bento Box

The perfect lunch for any ocean-animal-loving kid! Creative and fun yet only takes minutes to put together![wpurp-searchable-recipe]Under the Sea Bento Box - - peanut butter, whole wheat bread, strawberries (sliced), banana (sliced), sugar snap peas, lowfat American cheese, clementine (peeled, segmented), Spread peanut butter on one side of each slice of bread. Top with strawberry and banana slices and close to...