Over-The-Grill Mediterranean Fish Bake

We still have a few weeks of summer so I want to take advantage of the grill as much as possible. Keeping the heat out instead of inside the kitchen is always a good thing, plus who doesn’t love the smell of the smoking grill on a summer day. As I’ve mentioned before, the Mediterranean diet is super healthy, fresh and delicious, especially for those trying to avoid inflammation of the joints like my hubby. The flavors are so flavorful, yet light! I posted a recipe with chicken when we first launched the blog, but here’s a take on Mediterranean flavors with yummy seafood. Again, we have the opportunity of using my hubby’s freshly caught yellowtail!

-Mel

Health tips: Anti-inflammatory, low carb, low fat, heart healthy, diabetes friendly

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Roasted Cabbage Steaks with Bacon, Blue Cheese and Scallions

Are you ready for a super easy, quick and tasty snack? Roasted vegetables yield so much flavor and I’d have to say that cabbage is one of my favorites! As soon as you start roasting cabbage in the oven, the smells that fly through the house are amazing. And talk about healthy…cabbage is full of antioxidants, and rich nutrients that fight cancer and inflammation. This recipe allows you to indulge in a light helping of delicious bacon and cheese, while also taking in these amazing nutrients. We foodies don’t want to deprive ourselves right??? Proportion is key! You deserve it! =)

-Mel

Health tips: Anti-inflammatory, low carb, low fat, heart healthy, diabetes friendly

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Fit-For-You Quesadillas

I don’t think to make quesadillas often. But why not? They’re delicious, quick, satisfying, easy, and can be made healthy*. Note to self…make more quesadillas!

Loaded with veggies, lean chicken, and made with healthy tortillas, these really are fit-for-you!  And with the temperature being over 100 today, I didn’t want to cook inside. So once again, I used my grill. It was as easy as making quesadillas on the stove. So I encourage you all to use your outdoor grill more, especially when it’s super hot outside!

-Tammy

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Health tips: Kidney friendly, low carb, diabetes friendly*

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Healthy Chicken Stock and Creamy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

There’s nothing like comforting, delicious chicken stock…whether it’s in a soup, gravy or rice. It flavors and is the base of so many recipes that we often find ourselves always buying boxes and boxes from the store. This can start getting expensive and the healthy boxes of stock are typically pricier. Making your own stock at home allows you to store or freeze multiple quarts for future use and you can closely control the fat, nutrition and sodium content. And it’s easy, not much chopping or peeling, just waiting for those flavor to develop. =) Here’s my recipe for a healthy and tasty stock, which also includes strong disease-fighting ingredients like ginger and turmeric. You’ll definitely get a better bang with your buck with this recipe!

That’s not all folks! You’ll not only be getting a few quarts of stock from this recipe, but also tender and flavorful slow-cooked meat that you can store for future meals. My Creamy Chicken, Broccoli and Wild/Brown Rice Casserole is inspired by my Mama’s Chicken Divan, one of her staples at potlucks growing up. Love it! It’s simple, wholesome and can satisfy the whole family. Try it this week!

-Mel

Health tips: Anti-inflammatory, low carb, low fat, heart healthy, diabetes friendly

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Spiced Nutella Chia Pudding with Bananas, Honey and Almonds

Chia seed pudding is one of my new obsessions. Thank you to Giada De Laurentiis for introducing me to such a simple, healthy and tasty treat! It’s a great wholesome snack to have, and especially a perfect breakfast to start off the day with. Those chia seeds are jam packed with Omega 3s, and you’ll get a load of calcium and vitamins in the milk, fruit and almonds. I’ve discovered that it’s also very flexible according to your taste, you can mix and top chia pudding with just about anything. Here is a recipe for one of my favorite combinations, Nutella and bananas!

-Mel

Health tips: Anti-inflammatory, low carb, low fat

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Leftover Healthy Egg Scramble

Breakfast for dinner? Say whaaaat? And what’s easier than leftovers, right? It’s all about taking those leftovers and making something new…so I decided to do a healthy egg scramble for hubby and I. Honestly, my husband is not a fan of eggs. But this dish was so flavorful and had so many different textures, he loved it!

-Tammy

Health tips: Kidney friendly, low carb, diabetes friendly

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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Roasted Salsa Verde and Chipotle Crema and Roasted Corn Salad

This past Sunday was our first Family Apron cooking day and what a blast we had! Being able to improvise and bounce ideas off each other was such a great experience. Tacos are so versatile, and just perfect for summer grilling. That savory charred flavor paired with bright toppings is a fabulous combination. Here’s our take on a simple, yet tasty chicken taco and a refreshing roasted corn salad on the side. -Tammy and Mel

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Grilled Yellowtail with Lemon Basil Butter and Roasted Asparagus Quinoa

There’s nothing better than being able to cook up and enjoy something that was freshly caught, especially when it’s from my own hubby. Dane took an overnight fishing trip to Mexico with his buddy Ernie a few days ago and brought home three Yellowtails! Now we have the opportunity to experiment with different Yellowtail recipes for days woohoo! The best way to really enjoy the flavor of the fish though is with simple preparation and ingredients. I especially love flavored herb butters to top the fish with. This is one of my favorites and it goes perfectly with any type of seafood and even vegetables.

-Mel

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