Beyond the Beef Taco

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Beyond the Beef Taco Blog Post

Some people have pasta night every week, but the one thing you’re guaranteed to find on my weekly menu is “Taco Night.”

This is a throwback to childhood, as we had crunchy tacos—the kind that came in a box complete with the seasoning packet to doctor up ground beef, taco sauce and shells—almost every week. But now I don’t discriminate; I love them all: fish tacos, chicken tacos, steak tacos, vegetarian tacos, even easy egg tacos for breakfast!

Are you ready to shake up your taco-night routine? Give one of these healthy taco recipes a try.


Need an Easy Dinner? Put an Egg On It!

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Need an Easy Dinner? Put an Egg On It! Blog Post

When I’m desperate to make an easy dinner, my mantra is “Put an egg on it.”

I can pretty much always find something in my fridge to cook or roast and top with scrambled, poached or fried eggs. They’re the ultimate budget-shopper’s protein (at less than 40 cents each), last longer than any cut of meat and can help you make the most of your miscellaneous fridge finds.

Wilting greens? Sauté them with some sliced onion and finely chopped garlic and they become the perfect meal when topped with a poached egg.


Why Turkey Sausage Is a Weeknight-Dinner Lifesaver

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Why Turkey Sausage Is a Weeknight-Dinner Lifesaver  Blog Post

I love sausage. More important, my 2-year-old daughter loves sausage, so if I can add it to something I’m cooking, there’s a good chance she’ll gobble it up. But we try to be mindful of what we eat, so I opt for turkey sausage.

Why? Nutritionally speaking, it’s a leaner choice than pork sausage, with roughly half the calories and only one-fifth the saturated fat per serving. In terms of flavor, I think they’re almost equal: like pork, turkey sausage spices up every dish it meets with a savory blast. So I always keep healthy links of turkey sausage in my freezer.


Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders

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Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders Blog Post

I have a thing for chowder.

I am lucky that my mother-in-law lives year-round on Cape Cod: we visit there several times a year and I get to eat some of the best clam chowder—or as we say in some parts of New England, clam chowdah. (She’s in Massachusetts, after all.) In Maine, where I lived until recently, I consumed gallons of chowder in varying forms—clam chowder, corn chowder, seafood chowder, the list goes on.


Dinner, Planned! Your 1-Month Healthy Dinner Meal Plan: Week 4

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Dinner, Planned! Your 1-Month Healthy Dinner Meal Plan: Week 4 Blog Post

Have you enjoyed having all your dinners planned for the past 3 weeks? Have you cooked anything you wouldn’t usually have made? I certainly have! I love how easy these recipes—like the Broccoli-Cheddar-Chicken Chowder—are to assemble. And I’ve been enjoying so many leftovers, my lunches inspire envy!

Get the full 1-month Healthy Dinner Plan!