Eggs are an excellent source of lean protein and are nutrient rich- containing 13 vitamins and minerals. I like cooking with eggs because they cook quickly. Start to finish, Easy Egg Tacos are ready in less than 10 minutes, which make them my go-to lunch when I am looking for something yummy and fast! Because these tacos contain ingredients from every MyPlate food group, they are healthy as well as delicious! Check out the latest MyPlate2Yours video on YouTube! Easy Egg Ta
I enjoy finding new ways to incorporate lentils into delicious recipes. Lentils boast a stellar nutritional profile- rich in fiber and protein- are easy to make (10-12 minutes) and are very affordable. This vegetarian enchilada gets good texture and flavor from lentils and shredded sweet potatoes. The casserole can be prepped ahead of time and stored in the fridge. It will be ready to bake when you are ready to eat... it takes just 25 minutes in the oven. Enchilada Cassero
Have you made my Red Beans and Rice Soup and have the leftover Cajun Seasoning just waiting to be used? This is the dish for you! You don't have to wait for soup season to enjoy this Cajun-inspired recipe. And it cooks in just 20 minutes! It is teeming with vegetables and can be served as a complete meal or with a whole grain side... brown rice would me my choice! This dish was adapted from The Recipe Critic (www.therecipecritic.com) Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skill
School's out for the summer and I want a meal that is quick to prepare and easy to clean up. And of course, the foundation of the recipe needs fresh ingredients and flavors everyone will love! Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken to the rescue! This meal is assembled in minutes and the aroma coming from your oven will bring everyone to the table quickly. The best part? An easy-to-clean single baking pan. Enjoy summer! Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken with Asparagus and New Potatoes (serves 6
We all crave meals that are fresh, fast, tasty, and healthy, too. Nothing is faster than baking fresh salmon in a hot oven for 10-12 minutes. If the 3-ingredient Cucumber Dill sauce is assembled while the oven is preheating, then there will be just enough time when the salmon is baking to prep a vegetable side. Try it tonight! You'll be glad you did! Oven Baked Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce (serves 4) Olive oil 1.5 pounds salmon filet Salt and pepper 1 lemon, cut in hal
You don't need a wok to make this yummy stir fry. Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables Stir Fry is an easy meal to prepare because all you need is a skillet! Most of these ingredients are 'on hand' like shredded carrots and onions; honey and soy sauce. If you need this gluten-free, make sure the soy sauce has that designated on the label. Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry (serves 4) 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch strips 2 tablespoon oil, sepa
There are many reasons to try Cheesy Beef and Tomato Noodle Skillet: All of the cooking for this dish is done in one pan. That's easy cleanup! All your required food groups are represented in this one dish. That's simply nutritious! What's more: Kids and adults alike love the taste; all the ingredients for this dish are easy to find; and ground turkey can be used instead of ground beef for the same delicious outcome. This recipe is also featured on a MyPlate2Yours video wit
My family and I have enjoyed this recipe for a few years now but I have never shared it here. I'm sorry! It has great flavor and is ready in less than 30 minutes from the time you pull the chicken thighs from the refrigerator or your grocery bag. It pairs well with a green veggie: steamed broccoli or green beans, sautéed zucchini or spinach. Make plans for your green veggie of choice before the cooking starts so you can have all components of your meal ready at the same t
This is another great answer to the "What's for dinner" question! The recipe is super easy to make from ingredients that are commonly 'on hand' like onions, garlic and canned tomato sauce. My own family requests this meal often. I prefer to serve the finished dish on top of pasta or polenta. That's Italian! 30-Minute Italian Pork Chops (serves 6) 6 pork loin chops (about 1-1/2 to 2 pounds, about 1/2- to 1-inch thick) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
It's the New Year and a great time to introduce a fresh new concept: Mason Jar Meals. I have always used Mason jars in the kitchen for making homemade salad dressings or for storing MyPlate2Yours granola. These 1-pint Mason jars can also be used as a 'grab and go' meal option. Today's Asian Noodle Salad recipe makes 4 servings which will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I will be posting more Mason jar recipes so don't hesitate to add some of these jars to
It’s only August but the start of school is upon us! This return may mean more routine to your week and more regularly-scheduled meals at home. Are you wondering where you’ll find the extra time for everything? Hopefully I can help you with an easy dinner recipe or two! This Baked Honey Chicken is a recipe for success: cook once, eat twice. First, the chicken marinates before it’s baked in the oven. Half of this cooked chicken is then saved in the refrigerator for the nex
Try the traditional pairing of spinach and artichokes with the ancient grain quinoa baked together with eggs and cheese. The result? Deliciousness!!
This is a great brunch recipe. To prep this ahead of time, simply follow the recipe through until the step”Preheat the oven”. The contents of the 9 x 13 pan can be covered and placed in the refrigerator. When ready to cook, remove the dish from the refrigerator, uncover and finish the recipe. Enjoy!
Spinach, Artichoke, Q
This soup boasts such big flavor, you would never guess it’s prepared in a slow cooker! Slow cooking is perfect for any busy time of the year. Simply start this in the morning to cook on low for 7-8 hours or at lunchtime, to cook on high for 5-6 hours. If your slow cooker does not have a sauté function, simply prepare the first part of this recipe in a skillet on the stove top and transfer to the slow cooker when ready.
If you are not familiar with Chihuahua cheese, ple
Sometimes I want a meal that boasts big flavor. This one does! If you have ever cooked with Chinese Five Spice (typically a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and Szechwan peppercorns), you know it is a culinary treat. I learned that a few years ago with one of my slow cooker recipes, Chinese Five Spice Pork. This will be a great recipe to reference if you like the flavor of 5-Spice Glazed Chicken and Rice Bowl. The ingredient list may look long in this new r
This recipe is simple enough for any weeknight dinner but it’s presentation and wine glaze is fancy enough for a dinner party. And, I’ve paired this deliciousness with Parsnip Mash.
Parsnips are root vegetables resembling cream-colored carrots. They are available year round but their growing season is fall to spring. When cooked and ‘mashed’, they develop a creamy, sweet flavor and deliver a good source of fiber, vitamin C and some B-vitamins.
This dish can be equally
FRANCE!!! Ever since my time in Paris and the west of France, my cooking has been influenced by the flavors of this luscious cuisine
And FENNEL!!! This fragrant vegetable has many culinary uses from the seeds to the bulb. This recipe uses the bulb, sliced thin and sautéed with onions until soft.
Please don’t let the fancy name of this recipe hinder you from trying it! It is basically a one-pot meal with straightforward prep. And it’s OH, SO DELICIOUS! ENJOY!
Typically, stew takes a few hours to cook because moist heat is needed to tenderize the
meat traditionally used in stew. However, from start to finish, Ancho Pork and Hominy
Stew from Cooking Light, cooks in less than one hour. This is because this stew starts
with an already tender cut of meat, a pork tenderloin. The pork is seasoned with spices
resembling Mexican pork stew, Posole, with ancho chile powder at center stage. Ancho chile powder can be found in many grocery