Category Archives: What’s For Dinner?

Recipie makeovers and my favorite dishes

Thirteen Meals from a Rotisserie Chicken

I love spending time in the kitchen! Every once in awhile, there’s a weekend with so much going on I have to rely on some easy fixes and I don’t want to sacrifice healthy eating or foods I will enjoy. Of course I will “shop in my own freezer” and use some...

Chicken Easy Sheet-Pan Supper

TGIF so let’s keep it simple. Sheet pan supper is just that! You cook the entire meal on a sheet pan. I even covered mine with 2 layers of heavy duty foil to avoid the clean-up. My ingredients used tonight are locally grown. I love the purple carrots… they don’t...

Food Prepped and Ready

I love the feeling when everything is ready for a great week! Meal prep over the weekend saves so much weekday hassle especially on busy work days and when I’m training in the evening. This week I have one high-carb day, one flex-day and the rest of the week is...

Friday Post-Workout Recovery Meal

 After an hour of weight training and 20 minutes of vigorous intervals, it’s time for a recovery meal! This dinner includes the recommended 30 grams of protein and 80 grams of carbohydrates plus an abundance of veggies. It’s great when you can follow the trainer’s guidelines and eat as if...

Caldo de Pollo on Sunday Evening

I love Caldo de Pollo! There’s something so comforting about it I just had to make a big pot on this chilly January day. It’s the perfect choice for a day packed with shopping because I could just leave it simmering gently in a crock pot while I go about...

My new take on Arroz Con Pollo

I get lots of requests for healthier versions of both comfort food and traditional Mexican dishes. I love my comfort food and the flavors of traditional Mexican favorites, so I am always exploring ways to make these dishes fit into my lifestyle. This version of Arroz Con Pollo is a...

Skip the Stir-Fry and Grill the Bok Choy

I love Asian flavors, but at the same time, I am a big fan of grilling. Something about grilling that really brings out the best of flavors.  So for dinner tonight, how about grilled chicken and bok choy? This aggressively marinated dish stands up really well to the grilling. I...

Salade Niçoise

Monday night is usually entree salad night. I do this because the product I buy at the market or harvest from the garden over the weekend is at its peak. There are many main course salads I like, but my favorite dinner salad is a Salad Niçoise. What’s not to love about all...

Figs are in season…

So I FIGured I would make something pretty for dinner tonight. A friend and fellow gardener just gave me some strawberry-fig preserves she just made. Thank you, Kathleen, that delicious treat was the inspiration for this dinner salad. Fig and Goat Cheese Salad Assorted artesian lettuce Micro greens and edible...

Post-Workout Power Supper

So protein after the workout, we’re told. When I think of a dinner with protein a great steak comes to mind. Gone are the days with the massive baked potato and all the toppings! What’s the point of all those burpees Reynaldo made me do at the gym if I...