Healthier Fare

We all need to make sure to add some Healthier Fare on our weekly menu – but that does not mean they have to boring!

Baked Shrimp “Boil”

This dish is so much fun to eat and so easy to put together. Everything is cooked on sheet pan and there is minimal prep involved. Really it is the combination of spices – especially the Paprika and Thyme that gives so much power to the flavor punch. And being able to just put everything on a pan and walkaway while its bakes is a huge part of Homemade on a Weeknight’s success.

Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers always look like you put so much effort into them – when really its just about layering. I like to cut the peppers lengthwise, so I have a wider base to fill up with the yummy goodness of Provolone, Mushrooms, and Beef. These are delicious with a side of sweet potato fries or Pasta Salad.

Honey Mustard Chicken

Simple and Delicious are the best words to describe this dish – and it really is all in the marinade. An easy baked chicken breast will almost always win dinnertime – and the honey and yellow mustard marinade will bring it to life. If you end up with any chicken leftover – it makes for a great salad the next day!

Spicy Garlic Parmesan Wings

How do you make Chicken Wings healthier? Well you bake them of course! Then you top them with a simple butter garlic and parmesan sauce that have so much flavor. You can also use this cooking technique to make  variety of other flavors by changing up what you mix in with the better.

Green Chili Chicken Lasagna                         

This dish is a little more involved than some of the other Homemade on a Weeknight recipes – but it is so very worth it. The Salsa Verde sauce is so yummy and a perfect complement to the chicken and green chilies. By using Greek yogurt mixed with ricotta cheese, you still get the flavors you want in a lasagna but with a healthier twist.

Egg & Corn Salad Wraps     

Eggs are an amazing source of protein that often gets overlooked. And eggs are not just for breakfast. This tasty combination of eggs, cucumber, corn, and Greek yogurt will know your socks off. These wraps are great for a dinner on the go – like a trip to the lake on a weeknight. And IF you have you any leftovers, it will still be yummy for lunch the next day!

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

This is so far from what most people think of when you say “Chicken Salad” – mostly because it is not drowned in Mayo and it has Sweet Peppers in it to add even more crunch. This can be made ahead of time or served right when you complete it. To make the dish really tasty – do not forget to the toast up the bread.

Summer Veggie Skillet 

Every summer we always see mountains for Zucchini – whether from your own garden, your neighbor’s garden, or your co-workers garden. This skillet is the perfect way to use them up. Mixed with delicious Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans and Ground Turkey – you are going to love the Balsamic Sour Cream topping..

Individual Chaffle Meat-Lovers Pizza    

If you have not experience a Chaffle yet – you have been seriously missing out. What is a Chaffle? It’s gluten-free, egg and cheese waffle that is so super versatile you can use it for so many things – like replacing buns on a burger, or even making it a little sweet and eating it like a regular waffle. In this recipe, it is used as a base for pizza and it is so tasty. Making anything that can be personalized is a great way to get the kids into the kitchen making their own meals.  

Sweet Potato Skillet

Sweet Potatoes make the perfect – healthier – base for just about any skillet. Mixed with some yummy Chicken Sausage and topped off with a little mozzarella makes this dish so very yummy – and quick.

Chicken Burgers         

Gorgonzola cheese mixed in with Ground Chicken makes for delicious burgers that anyone will enjoy – even if they are not “trying to eat healthier”. The Balsamic Sour Cream sauce is the real kicker with a tangy, creamy spread on the toasted buns.

One Pot Cajun Chicken Alfredo

This recipe brings together all the traditional flavors of Cajun foods into one pot for a super easy, very tasty pasta meal! The Andouille Sausage, Chicken and creamy sauce all are bursting with flavor with just enough kick to keep it interesting..

Salsa Chicken
Salsa Chicken                

This cheesy chicken dish is seriously a fiesta in your mouth. The chunky salsa you make right on top of the chicken infuses so much flavor into the chicken and then topping it with a layer of mozzarella – just WOW! This dish is so tasty and pretty to boot!

Garlic Chicken & Broccoli Bites

Asparagus and Steak is a This is a great dish for families with smaller kiddos that still like to eat with their hands because the bite-size morsels of Chicken and Broccoli are going to get gobbled up quick. Homemade on a Weeknight is all about quick and easy dishes made from whole ingredients that your whole family is going to love, and this recipe is all those things wrapped in garlicky goodness!

Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash

The fresh spinach topped with the yummy, runny egg yolk from the fried egg is what brings this dish together. The sweet potatoes are cooked to just done so they have just enough bite to not turn this dish to mush. This dish is quick and easy and full of flavor.

Turkey Rice & Beans

A healthier twist on the old standby – Rice and Beans. The ground turkey adds to the protein count on this dish making it another Healthier Homemade on a Weeknight meal.

Sweet Pepper Nachos

Get the recipe here! You are going to be so shocked by how much your family – kids included – love this recipe, I know I was. The idea is simple – replace tortilla chips with sweet bell peppers and build your nachos. You get all the yummy nacho flavors AND none of the carb guilt that usually comes with nachos – it’s win-win.

Turkey Patty Melts               

Patty Melts are an old-fashioned diner classic – a burger with some swiss cheese, and special sauce toasted on some sourdough. This recipe gives you all the flavor with a healthy alternative of Ground Turkey. And the homemade spread goes great on all sorts of sandwiches and burgers!        

Chicken & Mushroom Lettuce Wraps              

Lettuce wraps are such a great alternative to buns and tortillas. The savory combo of the mushrooms, chicken, and Sriacha, with the fresh brightness of the ginger and carrots makes this a meal they will be asking for over and over again.

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Bleu cheese and bacon goes together so well, and add it to steak and potatoes? Forget about it! This dish is twice baked potatoes kicked up I have learned that one of the easiest ways to get my kiddos to eat heathier options is to make it look remarkably similar to something they recognize already. This recipe uses Ground Turkey instead of Ground Beef and Sweet Potatoes instead of Russets and packs so much flavor they are going to devour it! 

You can purchase the Homemade on a Weeknight Cookbook in Paperback or Kindle (eBook) versions through Amazon to get all of the recipes from the Healthier Fare collection.