Posts tagged Healthy Cooking

Friday recipe: Mediterranean tuna salad

If you’ve read many of my recipe posts, you know I’m a big fan of tuna. Tuna salad sandwiches and tuna casserole are two of my favorites. This tuna recipe is perfect for a hot day. It’s cold, light and refreshing. I’m having leftovers for lunch today! This is another recipe from EatingWell, part of […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: sweet potato fries

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe yet. It’s super simple and one of my favorites. I love sweet potatoes, especially since they are high in vitamins A and B6. And who doesn’t love a “healthy” French fry? Sweet potato fries 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into wedges 2 teaspoons canola oil […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: frozen yogurt pops

I have a new favorite source for healthy recipes: Eating Well. How have I not heard about this magazine/website? I pride myself on being in the loop when it comes to magazines, but somehow this one slipped through my radar. Now that I’ve discovered it, I have some catching up to do! It’s been steamy […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: light potato salad

Potato salad is a staple at summer picnics, but I’m not a fan of gloppy potato salad. So I went looking for a lighter version that would satisfy my husband’s request for creamy and my desire for lower calories. This recipe meets both demands with extra veggies and light ranch dressing for a tangy zip. […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: spinach-pasta toss

When it’s hot and humid out, I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes that don’t involve turning on the oven. Usually that means grilling, but this pasta recipe only has 4 ingredients and is ready in less than 30 minutes. That’s my kind of summer dinner! What do you cook most in […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: mango sorbet

Who doesn’t love a cold, creamy dessert on a hot summer day? Unfortunately, ice cream is not something I should eat every day. Sorbet is a great substitute for ice cream when you’re craving something sweet and cool. Essentially it’s just fruit, sugar and ice. And it’s dairy free! What’s your favorite (healthy) summer dessert? […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: moroccan chicken kabobs

If you haven’t broken out the grill yet this spring, this is the weekend to do it! These kabobs look super easy and you can customize them by adding any of your favorite veggies. Any time you can grill your meat and veggies together I’m all for it. What will you be grilling this holiday […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: lemon chicken with broccoli

Chicken breasts are a staple in my kitchen and I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes to make with them. I think I’ll serve brown rice with this Weight Watchers recipe and call it good! What’s your favorite healthy chicken recipe? Lemon chicken with broccoli 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp table […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: chicken pad thai

I love pad thai, but I’ve never made it myself. I think this recipe from Women’s Health looks pretty easy, and it’s cheaper than ordering delivery! What’s your favorite thai food? Chicken pad thai 6 oz whole-wheat cappellini or angel-hair pasta (about 1/3 16 oz box) 1/2 lb chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces (about […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: veggie frittata

I’m not gonna lie, when I see the word “frittata” I immediately think, “this is a fancy recipe, that I can’t make.” But when I read the directions for this recipe from Fruit & Veggies More Matters I realized that a frittata is just a fancy name for an omelet (and you don’t have to […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: Salsa!

In honor of Cinco de Mayo next week I thought I’d post a quick and easy salsa recipe. Enjoy! Black Bean-Corn Salsa 2 15 ½-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1 15 ½-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 pint of fresh grape tomatoes, cut up 1 15 ½-ounce can corn, drained ½ […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: hummus

Hummus is my favorite dip to go with fresh veggies or to spread on sandwiches in place of mayo. There are lots of flavors (roasted-red pepper, garlic, cracked pepper) at the grocery store, but it’s actually really easy to make! All you need is a food processor or blender to mix the ingredients. Check out […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: tuna casserole

I’m not big on gloppy casseroles, but tuna casserole is one of those comfort foods I can’t resist. This recipe elevates your mom’s casserole to satisfy your grown up tastes. I especially love the subtle mustard and lemon flavors it has. If you’re looking for more healthy recipes, check out Iowa Girl Eats. This is […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: Italian turkey burgers

It’s officially grilling season in our house. My husband jokes that he could eat grilled hamburgers or hot dogs every day and sometimes I don’t think he’s kidding. But we’re both trying to eat healthier, so I cook with turkey instead of hamburger whenever possible. These turkey burgers from Weight Watchers look delicious! Limiting red […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: oatmeal pancakes

I love pancakes! Seriously, who doesn’t smile at the thought of a stack of warm, fluffy cakes topped with maple syrup? If you haven’t tried making batter from scratch, it’s definitely worth is (and cheaper than buying a mix). This recipe (from Prevention magazine) gets a healthy boost with oatmeal and whole wheat flour. Limit […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: veggie quesadillas

I went through a phase where I made (and ate) quesadillas several times a week. They were so easy and so tasty, but a couple years ago I must have hit my quota and haven’t made them since. Until I found this recipe on fresh365 (a great source for vegetarian recipes using in-season produce). I’m […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: tuna salad

This is one of my go-to recipes. If I don’t have any ideas for dinner I usually have tuna in the cupboard and can throw together some quick sandwiches and call it a meal. This recipe is from the Sonoma Diet book. It only makes one serving, so I usually double it. I like to […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: Cuban-style pork & sweet potatoes

Even though it’s finally starting to feel like spring, it’s not warm enough to start grilling out and I’m still using my slow cooker at least once a week. This recipe has the perfect combination of sweet citrus from the orange juice and spicy from the rotel. Yum! What’s your favorite slow cooker recipe? Cuban-style […]

— Andrea Cooley

It’s countdown time!

Less than 2 months away….May 1. It’s the Saturday we wait all winter for.It’s the first downtown farmers’ market!!! From 7 a.m. until noon each Saturday until the snow flies again, we’ll all wander around eating delectable goodies & loading our bags with produce, flowers & crafts. What fresh Iowa fruit or veggie are you […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: sour cream coffee cake

I will be the first to admit that I am addicted to coffee (you don’t want to be around me if I haven’t had my daily cup o’ joe). And what better to go with my morning coffee than coffee cake? Unfortunately coffee cake (and most delicious pastries) are high in fat and sugar–that’s why […]

— Andrea Cooley