90+ Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

90+ Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

90+ healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner & dessert will help you with healthy meal planning for the new year with plenty of options for every meal of the day! With plenty of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, paleo & low carb options.

90+ Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

It’s January, which is every healthy food blogger’s favorite time of year! To help keep you on the healthy eating bandwagon, I’ve put together 90+ healthy recipes to get you through your day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! This way you can have tons to choose from for each meal!

Breakfast

90+ Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

 

Above photos from Healthy Seasonal Recipes & Taste, Love & Nourish

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Cranberry Almond Granola

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Gingerbread Apple Pancakes from Healthy Seasonal Recipes <—OMG that shot. Gorgeous.

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Sweet Potato Waffles from The Lean Green Bean

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

Paleo Mexican Hot Chocolate Pancakes with Salted Dulce de Leche from The Healthy Maven

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Lemon Almond Meal Scones

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Coconut Vanilla & Almond Butter Smoothie from The Housewife Training Files

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Tropical Breakfast Quinoa from Savvy Eats

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Honey Sesame Granola

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Raisin Nut Granola from Savvy Eats

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Whole Wheat Blueberry Scones from Yummy Healthy Easy


Portobello Breakfast Cups

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Coconut Almond Quinoa Granola from Taste Love & Nourish

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Berry & Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie from Eat. Drink. Love.

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Acorn Squash Egg in the Hole from The Roasted Root

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Tropical Mango Muffins from Snappy Gourmet

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Cranberry Orange Muffins from Texanerin Baking

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Chocolate Chip Banana Bran Muffins from Amy’s Healthy Baking

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Banana Maple Yogurt Parfait from Lemon Tree Dwelling

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie from The Nutritious Kitchen

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Red Potato, Bell Pepper & Spinach Breakfast Hash from Neighbor Food Blog

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Peanut Butter & Fig Granola from Keep it Sweet Desserts

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Protein Packed Pancakes from The Lemon Bowl

Lunch

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

 

Above photos from The Healthy Maven & Taste Love & Nourish

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert Avocado Tuna Salad from The Healthy Maven

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Chicken & Chickpea Green Goddess Power Salad from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Copycat Panera Hummus Chicken Power Salad from Food Faith Fitness

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Guacamole Chicken Salad

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwiches from Yummy Healthy Easy

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Spicy Kale Caesar Salad with Roasted Garlic from The Roasted Root

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Black Bean Burger Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Southwest Chopped Salad with Salsa Vinaigrette from Taste Love & Nourish

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers with Cilantro Avocado Cream

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Chicken Broccoli Slaw with Spicy Peanut Dressing from Eat. Drink. Love.

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Butternut Squash & Spelt Salad with Goat Cheese & Toasted Almonds from The Lemon Bowl

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Tex Mex Quinoa Salad with Lime Vinaigrette from Eat. Drink. Love.

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Portobello Tuna Melts from Home Cooking Memories

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Southwest Quinoa Bowls

Dinner

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

Above photos from The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie & The Roasted Root

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Fajita Burgers from The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Hot & Sweet Slaw with Jerk Spice Salmon from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
10 Minute Taco Salad

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Cider Chai Crockpot Pulled Pork from The Roasted Root <–Check out that perfect shot!

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Crockpot Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken Tacos from The Nutritious Kitchen


BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Butter Chicken  Meatballs with Spicy Masala Sauce from The Healthy Maven

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Caprese Pasta

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Shrimp and Israeli Pepper Salad from Know Your Produce

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Honey Mustard Chicken Stir Fry from Food Faith Fitness

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
French Onion Meatloaf

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Easy Baked Chicken Cacciatore from The Kitchen is My Playground

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Crockpot Curry Soup with Sweet Potato, Chicken & Kale

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Skinny Chicken Broccoli Casserole from Yummy Healthy Easy

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Buffalo Turkey Burgers

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Loaded Mediterranean Sweet Potato Fries from Neighbor Food Blog <– OMG this is SO happening!

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Skinnified “Fettuccine” Alfredo

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken with Cauliflower from The Lemon Bowl

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash from The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie


Thai Coconut Cabbage Soup from Cotter Crunch

Dessert

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

Above photos from Cook the Story & The Nutritious Kitchen

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Toasted Marshmallow Sweet Potato Ice Cream

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

Soft Hazelnut Mocha Cookies from Healthy Sweet Eats

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Blueberry Almond Tart from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Tart Cherry Fro-yo {with White & Dark Chocolate Chips}

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Peanut Butter Cup Hot Chocolate from The Nutritious Kitchen

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies


90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Maple Peanut Clusters from The Housewife Training Files

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Healthy Chocolate Mockshake from Snappy Gourmet

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Salted Caramel Mocha Cookies

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Easy Fruit Dip: Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt with Cinnamon & Spice from Cook the Story


Chai Spiced Coconut Cream Ice Cream
90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

Cannoli Cups from Home Cooking Memories

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Soft & Fluffy Sugar Cookies

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Pumpkin Bread from The Lean Green Bean

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Chocolate Frosted Orange Donuts

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Paleo Cocoa Hazelnut Bread with Molasses from Cotter Crunch

90 + Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert
Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Enjoy!! Happy meal planning!

Healthy Tuna Salad {Without Mayo}

Healthy Tuna Salad: NO mayo, low carb, and super easy!

Healthy, protein packed tuna salad is the perfect light lunch option. Made with creamy Greek yogurt, sweet relish, and crunchy celery–you’ll never miss the mayo!Healthy Tuna Salad: NO mayo, low carb, and super easy!

It’s almost the end of January (ummm what?) which means two things: 1. That I only have two weeks left in my twenties (oyyyyy) and 2. That most of the world has already gotten preoccupied and forgotten about all of those lofty goals and resolutions they set on December 31st.

Easy, healthy & delicious one pan Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

One of the biggest traps I fall into is being too lazy/forgetful to pack my lunch and ending up going out to eat 4x per week. It’s not the healthiest, and it’s even worse for my checking account. Morning are super busy–they are my time to get my work out in, hopefully get some blog work in before going to work-work, and coffee. So.Much.Coffee. What I mean is…I don’t have time to put together anything that takes me more than about 4 minutes.

Healthy Tuna Salad: NO mayo, low carb, and super easy!

Tuna salad is such an obvious option, but it’s one of those things I always forget how much I love it. Also, I’m not super into globs of mayo. I mean, I’ve always loved traditional tuna salad, but it’s generally not the healthiest option. Like, at all.

Healthy Tuna Salad: NO mayo, low carb, and super easy!

Tuna on it’s own is super healthy: packed with protein, and very low in calories, so when you trade in the mayo for some heart healthy Greek yogurt, you get a lunch with practically zero fat, and tons of protein and flavor!

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With this tuna salad, you’ll be making and bringing your lunch all the time! It’s perfect for a quick lunch at home, to take to work, on a picnic, or however you’d like to enjoy it!

Healthy Tuna Salad {Without Mayo}

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Healthy, protein packed tuna salad is the perfect light lunch option. Made with creamy Greek yogurt, sweet relish, and crunchy celery--you'll never miss the mayo!
Ingredients
  • 2 x 4 ounce cans Bumble Bee® Tuna
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 2 ribs celery, finely chopped
  • generous pinch lemon pepper
  • cherry tomatoes, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl mix together tuna, yogurt, mustard, relish, celery and lemon pepper until well combined. Serve immediately. Top with cherry tomatoes if desired. Leftovers may be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Note: The Greek yogurt can become watery when stored. Just stir before serving again.

 

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Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

Easy, healthy & delicious one pan Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

Sweet and spicy honey sriracha skillet pork chops are so easy and flavorful with only a handful of ingredients, and one pan. Get rid of the idea that healthy food has to be bland or complicated–this dinner is so easy and delicious, you will make it over and over again!

Easy, healthy & delicious one pan Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

 

So when I discover something I like, I get on this kick where I have to do that same thing in, like, every single way imaginable. I like mac and cheese, so clearly it is my goal in life to develop every type of mac and cheese that could ever be even remotely delicious. Ever.

Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops Recipe

That’s how it is with me and the cast iron lately. Specifically with really, super, ridiculously easy meat dishes that start on the stove top to get that perfect sear, then transfer to the oven to keep cooking without drying out. It’s just so perfect, and it’s only one dish! It’s basically my favorite. Well, the crockpot is up there too. ;)

Easy, healthy & delicious one pan Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

Ever since I made this chicken, I’ve been a woman obsessed, and that cast iron has gotten more use than ever before. It is so easy to create delicious, flavorful food because the cast iron has magical powers where it locks in all the flavor, and makes everything better.

Easy, healthy & delicious one pan Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

These pork chops are cooked super simply–just coconut oil, honey, Sriracha and pepper. Yes, that’s 5 ingredients including pepper. And the perfect combination of sweet and spicy.

Easy, healthy & delicious one pan Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

I just love the way spicy foods add so much flavor to a dish, and keep healthy eating exciting! That’s why I was so stoked when this month’s theme of The Recipe ReDux was all about spice. These pork chops deliver the perfect punch, with minimal effort. Win, win.

Honey Sriracha Skillet Pork Chops

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Sweet and spicy honey sriracha skillet pork chops are so easy and flavorful with only a handful of ingredients, and one pan. Get rid of the idea that healthy food has to be bland or complicated--this dinner is so easy and delicious, you will make it over and over again!
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (enough to coat the pan--more or less is fine)
  • 4 large pork loin chops
  • generous pinch black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon good quality honey
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Heat coconut oil over medium heat in an oven-proof skillet, preferably cast iron. Season chops with pepper only (I found that salting them made the entire dish taste like salt) and brown in your skillet, about 3-5 minutes per side. You will know pork is ready to be turned when it easily releases from the pan. If you're having trouble, let it continue to cook. It will release when it's browned and ready. Add honey and Sriracha.
  2. Transfer skillet to the oven and bake until pork is cooked through and juices run clear, about 15 minutes. Stir around the juices on the bottom of the pan to mix the pork renderings, coconut oil, honey and Sriracha all together. Serve immediately. I suggest spooning a little bit of the extra liquid on top. Leftovers may be refrigerated in an airtight container for 5-7 days.

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Southwest Quinoa Bowls

Southwest Quinoa Bowls : A super healthy, easy and delicious vegan and gluten-free option with TONS of flavor and veggies!

Healthy, flavorful and delicious southwest quinoa bowls filled with black beans, lots of veggies, and tons of spicy southwest flavor! Ready in 30 minutes, vegan & gluten-free.

Southwest Quinoa Bowls : A super healthy, easy and delicious vegan and gluten-free option with TONS of flavor and veggies!

So I don’t know about you, but my husband is the whiniest whenever I make dinner with no meat. In fact, if I even try to get him to go to a vegetarian restaurant he flat our refuses.

Southwest Quinoa Bowls : A super healthy, easy and delicious vegan and gluten-free option with TONS of flavor and veggies!

The funniest part is that if I just don’t say anything and feed him a veggie burger, he loves it. I’m pretty sure it’s a mental man thing. Dinner isn’t dinner without meat? It’s like he’s still stuck in 1990 when they thought all vegetarians ate no protein.

Southwest Quinoa Bowls : A super healthy, easy and delicious vegan and gluten-free option with TONS of flavor and veggies!

So of course the other night as this baby was cooking, he was “snacking” on beef jerky. Then about 2 bites in, he realized the err of his ways, and fell equally in love as I did. Also, he continued to eat all the leftovers sans jerky, so I’d so it was pretty much a success. ;)

Southwest Quinoa Bowls : A super healthy, easy and delicious vegan and gluten-free option with TONS of flavor and veggies!

Cooking the quinoa in vegetable broth adds so much flavor. Add that to every southwest flavor you can throw in the mix and you have a healthy, easy, protein-packed vegan lunch or dinner with over the top delicious flavor!

Southwest Quinoa Bowls : A super healthy, easy and delicious vegan and gluten-free option with TONS of flavor and veggies!

It’s only a little spicy, so if you want a spicier dish, feel free to leave the ribs and seeds in from the jalapeno, or even add a second jalapeno, or more green chile. The best part is this dish is totally customizable, so feel free to add whatever you want. Don’t have something on hand? Leave it out. There’s so much going on that it’s easy to play with. Psssst: If you’re not vegan, topping this baby with goat cheese is kinda the stuff dreams are made of. ;)

Southwest Quinoa Bowls

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Healthy, flavorful and delicious southwest quinoa bowls filled with black beans, lots of veggies, and tons of spicy southwest flavor! Vegan & gluten-free.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups dry quinoa, rinsed
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 x 15 ounce cans black beans, lightly drained
  • 1 x 15 ounce can corn, drained
  • 1 bell pepper (preferably red or orange), finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 x 4 ounce can green chiles
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • generous pinch cumin
  • generous pinch pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into 1" pieces
  • finely chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • finely chopped green onion, for garnish
  • Chalulah for topping, optional
Instructions
  1. Place quinoa, vegetable broth, and garlic in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 12-15 minutes until liquid is incorporated.
  2. Stir in beans, corn, bell pepper, jalapeno, green chiles, lime zest and juice, cumin and pepper. Remove from heat. Stir in tomatoes. Serve topped with avocado, cilantro, green onion and Chalulah if desired. Leftovers may be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one week. Avocado will not stay fresh as long, so you should store separately (with the pit and a little lime juice), and may need a second one. This can be served hot or cold.

 

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie A healthy, sweet and creamy vegan breakfast option!

This creamy, vegan chocolate covered cherry smoothie is a healthy breakfast option that tastes like dessert. In just 2 minutes, you can have a healthy, filling breakfast that you will be excited to eat!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie A healthy, sweet and creamy vegan breakfast option!

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie A healthy, sweet and creamy vegan breakfast option!

One day I came home from a run, and I threw all of my stuff into the blender to make a huge, cold smoothie. Then, on a whim I threw in some chocolate chips. Now I can’t make a smoothie without chocolate chips. It’s kind of a problem. Except it’s not, because it’s delicious.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie A healthy, sweet and creamy vegan breakfast option!

I have to admit, when I first found out about the new Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative, I was totally skeptical. I mean, I loooove my Silk, and buy their products all the time, but I am a Greek yogurt girl at heart, and I wasn’t sure how this could possibly compare. While I have to admit that I would still consider myself a Greek yogurt girl, this new dairy-free yogurt alternative was actually great! It didn’t taste fake, and it was much thicker than I had expected.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie A healthy, sweet and creamy vegan breakfast option!

I’m not typically a fan of things that aren’t what you want them to be. I don’t do fake meat, and I would rather not eat cheese than eat anything resembling fake cheese (unless it’s like a creamy nut based cheese sauce–that’s an other story, and a totally different form of delicious!), but that’s what I love about this new product–it’s not trying to be yogurt. It’s an alternative. It contains 6 grams of plant-based protein, and it has all the creamy, deliciousness you’re looking for. It is also made with real fruit, along with being dairy-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free, carrageenan-free, vegetarian, healthy, and totally delicious. That’s a lot of info. Here’s what you really need to know: It’s legit.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie A healthy, sweet and creamy vegan breakfast option!

I love making smoothies, and this is the first time I’ve been able to make one that my vegan friends can enjoy too! I’m so grateful that Silk put this awesome Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative on the market!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

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This creamy, vegan chocolate covered cherry smoothie is a healthy breakfast option that tastes like dessert. In just 2 minutes, you can have a healthy, filling breakfast that you will be excited to eat!
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¼ cup Silk Black Cherry Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative
  • 2 handfuls ice
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk*
  • generous pinch chia seeds, optional
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Notes
*You may wish to start with ¾ cup almond milk and add more depending on your desired thickness

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Parmesan Truffle Risotto with Grilled Salmon

Risotto has never been easier or more delicious than with parmesan, truffle oil and grilled salmon!

Rich, creamy parmesan truffle risotto with grilled salmon is the perfect, FOOL PROOF comfort food! Ridiculously creamy without an ounce of cream, and tender, juicy salmon make this meal absolutely unforgettable!

Risotto has never been easier or more delicious than with parmesan, truffle oil and grilled salmon!

Did I ever tell you about the time I made risotto like 4 times in two weeks? I’ve avoided it for so long because 1. I am the worst at cooking rice. And 2. I always thought risotto was a lot more unhealthy than it actually is. Or at least it doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Of course, I haven’t ventured out into trying brown rice and/or quinoa yet (on the list), but to accompany a healthy protein, I really don’t think it’s half bad.

Risotto has never been easier or more delicious than with parmesan, truffle oil and grilled salmon!

Now I’ve had the risotto swimming in heavy cream, and OMG that’s delicious. I’m not one of those people that pretends they hate things like butter and heavy cream because that is the exact opposite of true, but I try to stay away for the most part. Mostly because moderation is not my thing. If I’m going to pour heavy cream into my dish, I am going to pour heavy cream into my dish, if ya know what I mean.

Risotto has never been easier or more delicious than with parmesan, truffle oil and grilled salmon!

Anyway, my friends from Sizzlefish sent me SO MUCH FISH (Yes, for free. No, this post wasn’t required–I just loved it! Consider yourself disclosed ;) )! Like the most fish I have ever seen, but it’s cool because they all hung out in my freezer in their perfectly pre-portioned packages until I was ready to hang with them. It’s seriously the most helpful meal prep thing you can have. They thaw super quickly, and you can get out one package if you’re cooking for just you, or more depending. I still haven’t cooked my way through all of it, and it took me a while to figure out just what I wanted to make with the fish. I love fish, but I don’t cook it very often. Finally I settled on risotto with salmon, and it was so good that I made the exact same thing like 3 days later.

Risotto has never been easier or more delicious than with parmesan, truffle oil and grilled salmon!

Steve grilled up the salmon and it turned out perfectly juicy, and fall apart tender, and on top of the creamy risotto, I was in heaven. Truffle oil can be a bit pricy, but you really don’t need much, and it is SO worth it for the flavor it brings! One container will last you a long time, and trust me, you’ll be wanting to use it in everything. Especially this risotto. And you’ll also want to make it 4 times in a row.

Parmesan Truffle Risotto with Grilled Salmon

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Rich, creamy parmesan truffle risotto with grilled salmon is the perfect, FOOL PROOF comfort food! Ridiculously creamy without an ounce of cream, and tender, juicy salmon make this meal absolutely unforgettable!
Ingredients
For the risotto:
  • 1-2 tablespoons truffle oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • ½ cup dry white wine (or replace with extra chicken broth if you don't use alcohol)
  • 32 ounces mushroom broth
  • ½ cup freshly shredded parmesan
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley for garnish, optional
For the grilled salmon:
  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. To make risotto, coat a large pan with truffle oil (this should be about 1-2 tablespoons) and heat over medium low heat. Add garlic and shallots and toss until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add in rice and toss until browned, about 5-10 minutes. Add wine and stir to combine.
  2. Add mushroom broth ½ cup at a time, stirring consistently. Wait until each half cup has been incorporated to add more. This process takes approximately 20-30 minutes. Season generously (to taste) with salt and pepper, and add parmesan.
  3. To grill salmon, drizzle with olive oil and add a generous pinch each of salt and pepper. Unless you are extremely confident grilling fish, wrap salmon in tin foil (if you have a lot of experience grilling fish, you can place it straight on), then grill skin side first to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side.
  4. To serve, plate risotto, top with salmon and then add a touch of parsley if desired. Leftovers may be stored (preferably separately) in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Because I LOVED my Sizzlefish so much, I think you might too! Check out their website or follow on Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Pinterest. Again, I was sent a super awesome care package from Sizzlefish, but all opinions are my own.

Lasagna Baked Chicken

Lasagna Baked Chicken: Healthy, easy, delicious and low-carb baked chicken with all the flavor and comfort of classic lasagna!

Easy, healthy, cheesy and delicious lasagna baked chicken breast is the perfect dinner to get your new year started off right! All the taste and comfort of lasagna in a healthy chicken entree that comes together before you know it.

Lasagna Baked Chicken: Healthy, easy, delicious and low-carb baked chicken with all the flavor and comfort of classic lasagna!

If there’s one thing that drives me crazy (okay, there’s probably, like, a zillion…), it’s the idea that healthy eating means you can’t eat your favorite things. Before I was finally successful with my weight loss, I had so many failed attempts because each time I felt like I couldn’t eat anything, and it’s just not true. It’s just about finding ways to make your favorite things fit into your healthy lifestyle, and this chicken does just that!

Lasagna Baked Chicken: Healthy, easy, delicious and low-carb baked chicken with all the flavor and comfort of classic lasagna!

Lasagna has to be the ultimate comfort food. With melty, gooey cheese and pasta you really can’t go wrong, but I honestly have never felt like pasta even adds much to a dish. It is the vehicle for cheese and sauce. I’m happy just eating cheese and sauce. By themselves. With a spoon. But I guess I should eat protein or something too.

Lasagna Baked Chicken: Healthy, easy, delicious and low-carb baked chicken with all the flavor and comfort of classic lasagna!

I love stuffing chicken. It’s one of my favorite, easy ways to make my dinner more fun without having to do much. Chicken on its own can quickly become boring and monotonous, but there are so many fun varieties and flavor combinations you can use to dress it up a little. I just made my favorite lasagna filling, butterflied the chicken, stuffed that cheesy goodness inside, then baked it. Finish it off with a little mozzarella, stick it under the broiler to get brown and bubbly, and top it off with your favorite marinara sauce. Mine came from a bottle because, like I said, I am a totally lazy cook.

Lasagna Baked Chicken: Healthy, easy, delicious and low-carb baked chicken with all the flavor and comfort of classic lasagna!

The result was total cheesy dreaminess, and I literally haven’t stopped thinking about it since.

Lasagna Baked Chicken

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Serves: 40

Easy, healthy, cheesy and delicious lasagna baked chicken breast is the perfect dinner to get your new year started off right! All the taste and comfort of lasagna in a healthy chicken entree that comes together before you know it.
Ingredients
  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup part skim ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup nonfat cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried or finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried or finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella
  • 1 cup marinara sauce (or more if desired)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Season both sides of each chicken breast with salt and pepper. Butterfly each chicken breast then set aside.
  2. To make the filling, combine ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, oregano and basil in a medium bowl. Fill the center of each chicken breast with cheese mixture and fold the top half of the chicken back over on top. Make sure chicken can fold back over completely, and that cheese isn't spilling out. Depending on the size of your chicken breasts, you may have some cheese mixture left over.
  3. Carefully place filled chicken breasts in a large, rimmed baking dish and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Bake until chicken is completely cooked and juices run clear. This will vary depending on thickness, but I usually start to check around 20 minutes. You do not want to over cook them.
  4. Top with mozzarella cheese and broil until cheese is bubbly, about 2 minutes. Watch closely--it can burn quickly. Plate and top with marinara sauce. Serve immediately. Leftovers may be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

 

McCafe + My Favorite Mug

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This post is sponsored by McCafe. All opinions are my own.

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So I have this terrible habit of spending all of my money going out for coffee. You guys know my love for coffee runs deep, but I am kind of the worst at making it at home. This year, one of our biggest goals is to cut down on the eating / drinking out. We have started making coffee at home, and I am so thrilled about the new release of McCafe!

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To celebrate, they have launched the McCafe Mug Pix social campaign. We all have our favorite mugs, right? Ya know the one you never give to guests and always save for yourself. This is mine because it says “Hello my name is Birthday Girl”. I’m sure you’re shocked. I love my birthday, and I love to celebrate, and as soon as it gets even close to my birthday (ummm, 1 month & 3 days…), I will only drink out of it. So to participate in the campaign, all you have to do is tell the story of YOUR favorite mug and include a photo! Each day a someone will be selected to win a YEAR’S worth of McCafe coffee!

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Here’s how you can enter:

  • Go to your local Albertsons / Acme Markets / Jewel Osco / Shaw’s / Star
  • Click submit and choose from your desktop, camera phone, Facebook, or Instagram photos
  • Caption it and be entered to win a year supply of McCafe
    (24 bags of McCafe ground or whole bean coffee)

Good luck!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons. The opinions and text are all mine.

2014: Your Favorites

I’ve said it over, and over: 2014 is my favorite. I had an incredible year, and trust me, I can’t wait to tell you all about it in detail for the seventeenth time, but right now we’re going to talk about YOU, and the things you love. And also about me because I made them. ;) So without further ado, here are you top 10 favorite recipes from 2014:

10. Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers with Cilantro Avocado Cream

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers with Cilantro Avocado Cream

It’s two of my very favorite foods!! Sweet potatoes and cilantro! I’m a huge fan of black bean burgers, and these were out of this world good–sweet and savory, and a nice different take on a traditional veggie burger.

9. Healthy Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala

Healthy Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala

I freaking loved this meal. It’s not my recipe–it comes from my friend Anetta, and so I don’t mind telling you just how brilliant it is. Creamy, hearty and comforting, but totally healthy. It’s the perfect sneakily healthy dinner option.

8. Crockpot Chicken Taco Dip

Crockpot Chicken Taco Dip

EEEEE!!!! I am SO glad this dip made it into the top 10! I don’t like to play favorites, but this was just over the top, knock your socks off good! I mean, with that much cheese, how can it be bad? It’s so easy to make, and we ended up eating dip for dinner a few nights in a row. ;)

7.  BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

SWEET POTATOES!!! I’m so glad someone out there shares my love. This recipe inspired like 7 bajillion other stuffed sweet potato recipes that I made this year because it was so good and so ridiculously easy. Seriously, I did nothing but stack things. No wonder other people like it. Chances are you have about as much patience for complicated recipes as I do. ;)

6. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I actually had no idea these were so popular! I’ve made them so many times, and I love that they are a gluten-free and vegan cookie with no flour blends, no foreign ingredients–just a few ingredients that almost everyone keeps at home. And they are soooo soft, chewy and chocolate-y!

5. Toasted Coconut Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

Toasted Coconut Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

My very favorite iced coffee!!! So many people tell me they make this at home all the time. It has a natural creaminess and smoothness that make it just irresistible.  These were also some of my favorite photos of the year.

4. Homemade Vegan Nutella

Homemade Vegan Nutella

Drippy, chocolate-y,sweet and creamy Nutella made at home with no weird ingredients! It is seriously so easy, and although it’s still a dessert spread, it is so much healthier than buying it at the store. Plus it tastes so much better, if ya ask me!

3.  Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Guacamole Deviled Eggs 

My friend Emily would always make deviled eggs with avocado every time I would go to her house, and I always ate, like, 17 too many, so I knew I had to create something similar for the blog. I freaking love guacamole, and I love deviled eggs–it’s a match made in heaven. Plus, they’re pretty healthy with no mayo!

2. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

AKA super addicting chocolate peanut butter goodness. These come together in minutes, and they really do taste like cookie dough! I hate when people take healthy things and call them “brownies” or “cookie dough” when you taste them and you’re like “Ummmm that is not a brownie!”, but these actually do taste like cookie dough. They were also my most popular food photo on Instagram!

1. Crockpot Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

Crockpot Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

Okay, I have a confession. I still borderline hate the photos I got of this dish. I freaking LOVE the taste, and I fought Steve over the leftovers, but I spent a good hour on the photos, and I’m still not happy with them, but I guess it just goes to show that you guys care more about a great recipe (it is!) than a perfect photo, and I’m so glad this baby took off this year because it is so delicious and healthy!

And because they win out every year it seems by leaps and bounds, here are your top 3 favorite recipes of all time:

Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash Boats

French Onion Meatloaf

Happy cooking!

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Risotto

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Risotto: Creamy and smokey--the perfect meal for entertaining!

This post is sponsored by  Swanson®. All opinions are my own.

Bacon brussels sprouts risotto is so rich, creamy and comforting. Filled with smokey bacon flavor, seared brussels sprouts and creamy, tender rice; this will instantly become your new favorite dinner!

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I’ve had a long standing battle with cooking rice. I know, I know….I can make macarons, but I can’t make rice. I guess we all have our things? Also, I almost always burn popcorn. Finally, I developed a risotto recipe so fool proof even I can’t mess it up, which means you are golden. ;)

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Okay, let’s talk about brussels sprouts for a hot second because so many people think they hate them, but think that they just haven’t had them cooked well. For the longest time, I was not into brussels sprouts. So often they aren’t tender enough for my taste. I want a crisp sear, then a melt in your mouth softness. Have you ever had steamed brussels sprouts? OMG The.Worst. These babies are nothing like that, and by cooking them with bacon and hiding them in carbs, this is the perfect opportunity to convince even your toughest critics.

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Risotto is so creamy that most people think it’s made with butter and cream, but I just use a little white wine and a whole lotta chicken broth, and allow the starches in the rice to naturally develop and create that beautifully creamy texture.

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Risotto is known for being difficult and time consuming, but honestly it just requires a little bit of patience, and you can multi-task by cooking your bacon and brussels sprouts at the same time as your risotto.

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You’ll notice I don’t add a single spice or seasoning in this recipe. That’s because the Swanson® Tuscan Chicken Flavor Infused Broth, along with the smokey bacon add so much flavor on their own, there is just no need for it. I’m usually all about adding everything but the kitchen sink into my recipes, but this one just doesn’t need anything extra.

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If you want to impress your holiday guests, this is definitely the dish for you!

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Risotto

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4 servings

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Risotto

Bacon brussels sprouts risotto is so rich, creamy and comforting. Filled with smokey bacon flavor, seared brussels sprouts and creamy, tender rice; this will instantly become your new favorite dinner!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided*
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (or replace with extra chicken broth if you don't use alcohol)
  • 32 ounces Swanson® Tuscan Chicken Flavor Infused Broth
  • 1 cup brussels sprouts, halved, stems removed, extra leaves reserved**
  • 4 slices center cut bacon, chopped

Instructions

  1. Coat a large pan with olive oil (this should be about 2 tablespoons) and heat over medium low heat. Add garlic and onion and toss until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add in rice and toss until browned, about 5-10 minutes. Add wine and stir to combine.
  2. Coat a medium pan with olive oil (this will be about 1 tablespoon) and heat over medium heat. Place brussels sprouts flat side down and cook until bottom is browned and crispy, about 5-10 minutes. Once browned, flip and push to one side of the pan and add chopped bacon to the other. Cook until bacon is browned, tossing both the bacon and the brussels sprouts often. Once bacon is cooked toss bacon and brussels sprouts together and add reserved brussels sprouts leaves. Reduce heat to low and cook until leaves are browned, tossing occasionally.
  3. While the brussels sprouts are browning, add chicken broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until fully incorporated, reserving about 1/4 cup from your 32 ounce container. Once all broth (except for reserved 1/4 cup) has been incorporated, add cooked bacon and brussels sprouts.
  4. Deglaze the bacon and brussels sprouts pan by pouring in reserved chicken broth. Increase heat to medium high, and use a spatula to scrape up all of the browned bits left over from the bacon and brussels sprouts. Pour into risotto and stir until fully incorporated. Serve immediately. Leftovers may be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.

Notes

*Olive oil just needs to coat the bottom of each pan. You do not need an exact measurement. **As you slice your brussels sprouts, some extra leaves will fall off. You want to save those because they cook faster and add them in later in the cooking process. ***This recipe is best cooked in stainless steel cookware.

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White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies

White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies: Soft and chewy ginger cookies filled with creamy, melty white chocolate!

Ultra soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies stuffed with melty white chocolate. Filled with holiday flavor, these will become your new favorite cookies!

White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies: Soft and chewy ginger cookies filled with creamy, melty white chocolate!

Oh heyyyy…we’re in full blown holiday season, and I still have most of my shopping left to do. What about you? I’m actually one of those people who really, truly loves Christmas/Hanukkah shopping. I love finding just the *right* gift for the people I love, and buying Steve 7 zillion stocking stuffers, and baking delicious treats to put into all of the stockings. It’s one of my very favorite things.

White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies: Soft and chewy ginger cookies filled with creamy, melty white chocolate!

That means it’s going to be a busy week ahead, but tomorrow is my last day of work before winter break begins, and I will then spend the entire week following shoulder deep in all things holiday spirit. In fact, if you’re not into that kinda thing, you should probably steer clear. ;)

White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies: Soft and chewy ginger cookies filled with creamy, melty white chocolate!

But you should still stay for the cookies, because who can resist perfectly soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies? I’m all about the gingerbread this year (well…basically all the time), and it all started with these cookies.

White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies: Soft and chewy ginger cookies filled with creamy, melty white chocolate!

The cookie base is pretty ridiculous on its own, but when you add in that surprise melty, creamy white chocolate middle, they are just taken up to the next level. If any cookie can get you in the holiday spirit, it’s these babies!

White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies

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Ultra soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies stuffed with melty white chocolate. Filled with holiday flavor, these will become your new favorite cookies!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups gluten-free baking blend (or white whole wheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • dash salt
  • ½ cup apple butter
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6-8 ounces good quality white chocolate squares or chopped into large chunks*
  • granulated sugar for rolling
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together baking blend, baking soda, spices and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together apple butter, molasses, brown sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in dry ingredients until just combined. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 large baking sheets with silpat or parchment paper.Roll dough into approximately 1" balls. Press white chocolate square/chunk inside, and roll dough back around. Make sure white chocolate is completely covered. Add more dough if necessary. Roll in sugar and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. Bake until just set, about 9-11 minutes. Cookies will look underdone,. Do not over bake. Cool completely on cookie sheet. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
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*To make vegan, use vegan white chocolate, swap for dark chocolate or omit completely

 

Creamy Thai Ginger Skillet Chicken

Creamy Thai Ginger Skillet Chicken: You will love all of the bold flavor this one skillet dish brings!

This post is sponsored by  Swanson®. All opinions are my own.

Creamy Thai ginger skillet chicken with perfectly browned, juicy chicken thighs and a creamy Thai ginger sauce. One pan, tons of flavor.

Creamy Thai Ginger Skillet Chicken: You will love all of the bold flavor this one skillet dish brings!

This chicken.

Me: What do you think I should say about the chicken?

Steve: (in a weird, high, sing-song voice) La da da da da chicken is goooood! I like chicken!

Creamy Thai Ginger Skillet Chicken: You will love all of the bold flavor this one skillet dish brings!

Ummmm, yeah. But, I have to tell you that he was super excited about it when he came home for dinner the other night. You see, using chicken thighs is a pretty rare treat in this house. I just honestly prefer white meat 95% of the time, but when I was at the store grabbing my ingredients, the chicken thighs just spoke to me, so I went with it.

Creamy Thai Ginger Skillet Chicken: You will love all of the bold flavor this one skillet dish brings!

My mom always complains about cooking chicken. She says that, no matter what she does, it turns out dry. Usually I just make Steve grill up all the meat because I’m not  super into cooking meat. I love to eat it, but I don’t necessarily feel like it’s my forte, so I was really pleasantly surprised when this chicken turned out just as I had imagined it in my head; better even!

Creamy Thai Ginger Skillet Chicken: You will love all of the bold flavor this one skillet dish brings!

The bold and creamy sauce is to.die.for. I kept trying to spoon more out over my chicken, and I wished I had a big plate o’ carbs to soak it up with. I hardly had to use any seasonings because the Swanson®  Thai Ginger Flavor Infused Broth was so flavorful, and brought so much to the table!

Creamy Thai Ginger Skillet Chicken: You will love all of the bold flavor this one skillet dish brings!

The chicken is first browned on the stovetop in a little coconut oil, then transferred to the oven to cook throughout. Browning on the stove, and then baking allows the best browned outside while still keeping the inside soft and juicy. Then you just add in your sauce ingredients right into your skillet, and scrape up some of the extra flavor from the bottom of the skillet, and boom! You’ve got a new, amazing, and unique dish to serve to your friends and family this holiday season. You won’t regret trying something new, and your family will appreciate this unique dish year round!

Creamy Thai Ginger Skillet Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 3 servings

Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh

Creamy Thai Ginger Skillet Chicken

Creamy Thai ginger skillet chicken with perfectly browned, juicy chicken thighs and a creamy Thai ginger sauce. One pan, tons of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, fat trimmed (about 3 medium)
  • pinch pepper
  • 1/4 cup Swanson® Thai Ginger Flavor Infused Broth
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • pinch turmeric
  • dash cumin
  • Sriracha for drizzling (optional)
  • fresh cilantro for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Heat coconut oil over medium heat in an oven-proof skillet, preferably cast iron. Season chicken breasts with pepper only (I found that salting them made the entire dish taste like salt) and brown in your skillet, about 3-5 minutes per side. You will know chicken is ready to be turned when it easily releases from the pan. If you're having trouble, let it continue to cook. It will release when it's browned and ready.
  2. Transfer skillet to the oven and bake until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear, about 15 minutes.
  3. Return to stove and, over medium low heat, pour in broth, coconut milk, turmeric and cumin. Use a wooden spoon to stir, scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan and incorporating them into your sauce. Serve with a drizzle of sriracha and fresh cilantro. Make sure you spoon extra sauce onto that chicken for serving--it's the best part! Leftovers may be refrigerated in an airtight container for 5-7 days.
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