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Spaghetti Squash and Black Beans

A healthy protein packed dinner that's budget friendly

Pasta with Prosciutto, Cherry Tomatoes, and Asiago

This quick pasta toss is all about the play of textures: crispy bits of prosciutto, snappy squash, and blistered cherry tomatoes. (Adapted from Cooking Light June 2016)

Black Beans and Rice on a Budget

Quick, healthy dinner when money is tight.

Easy Cloud Bread

Cloud bread is so! and flu"y - like a cloud! It's a great substitute for 'regular' bread and is low in carbs. Although it's not firm enough to replace bread in a regular sandwich, I like to top one 'slice' with peanut butter and bananas, toast it with jam or with my favorite lunch meat and fillings! (

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Super easy and healthy recipe! Adapted from Food Network.

Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Penne

If broccoli rabe is a bit bitter for your family or if you have trouble finding it, chopped broccoli would be a delicious substitute. Serve with extra lemon for more zip.

(Cooking Light Jan/Feb 2016)

Whole Grain Veggie Burrito Bowl

This is a Tex-Mex riff on the Korean rice dish bibimbap, in which various toppings are arranged over a bed of rice. Here, a burrito bowl must-haves such as smoky black beans, fresh pico de gallo, and slaw top brown rice

(Cooking Light April 2016)

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Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggie Dinner

One pan dinner featuring seasonal vegetables. As seen in "Lexi's Clean Kitchen"

Roasted Tomato Mac & Cheese

An indulgent, low fat take on mac & cheese

Creole Black Beans

Great high protein dinner.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

A lower calorie version.

Chicken Stew

Great for a chilly day

Lemon Parsley Bean Salad

A delightfully crunchy and satisfying bean salad bursting with Mediterranean flavors, including lemon, garlic and fresh herbs. This healthy salad is vegan and gluten free, but mostly just delicious!

Economy One-Dish Supper

An easy one-dish dinner for those busy weeks.

Pumpkin Black Bean Turkey Chili

Great for using up Thanksgiving Day turkey!

Ruth's Split Pea Soup

From "Fix It and Forget It" Cookbook

Ham and Cheese Soup

Great soup for a rainy day!

Wintertime Vegetable Chili

Pg. 117 of Set It and Forget It

Pasta with Artichokes and Fresh Ricotta

Adapted from Cooking Light APRIL 2009

Penne with Zucchini Pistou

Adapted from Cooking Light

Penne with Zucchini Pistou

Adapted from Cooking Light

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Aromatic Indian spices mingle with chickpeas, green beans, and potatoes. Coconut milk is stirred into the cooked curry for a creamy finish. Serve over quick cooking couscous. (Adapted from Cooking Light)

Crunchy Creamy Coleslaw

With a combination of red and green cabbage, this yummy coleslaw dish will win anyone over! Serve with your favorite barbecue or taco meals (Adapted from Cooking Light)

Stout Mac and Cheese

Dark beer lovers will appreciate the flavor: cheesy up front and slightly bitter and malty at the end. Garnish with parsley for a pop of color. (Adapted from Cooking Light APRIL 2013)

Black Bean and Chicken Salad

Grape tomatoes, scallions, corn, and black beans dot this colorful Black Bean and Chicken Salad. This salad is a perfect choice for lunch or dinner. (Adapted from All You JUNE 2012)

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Wonderfully light, healthy and nutritious. And it's so easy to make - even the quinoa is cooked right in the pan!

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Adapted from all

Penne with Herbs, Tomatoes, Peas, and Chicken

Showcase the many cherry tomatoes from your garden
in Penne with Herbs, Tomatoes, and Peas. Adapted from Cooking Light

Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine

Fresh spinach, chicken, and a combination of cheeses
make this pasta dish comforting enough for the last days
of winter yet fresh enough for the first days of spring.
Serve family style or portion out in individual ramekins.
Either way, this penne pasta casserole is definitely worth
sharing. From Cooking

Banana Ginger Smoothie

Soothe digestion, heartburn, nausea, and other stomach trouble with the fresh ginger in this natural remedy smoothie recipe. From

Farmers' Market Pasta Salad

Adapted from Southern Living June 2013

Greek Chickpea Pasta Salad

Make this Greek chickpea salad recipe for a lighter, portable dish perfect for beach days or spring picnics. (Adapted from Fresh Tastes Blog)

Caprese Salad with Garbanzo Beans

Nice, filling caprese salad with garbanzo beans