Garlic Zucchini Salad

1 – 1.5 lb zucchini squash, sliced or spiralized* (approx 2 small/med zucchini or 1 large) 1 1/2 cup sweet corn 1/2 cup feta cheese Marinade: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp honey 1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, torn or cut into pieces (approx 10-12 leaves)…

Southwest Spinach Dip

16 oz frozen chopped spinach 8 oz reduced-fat cream cheese 1 1/4 cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained 1 packet taco seasoning* *Instead of a packet, I prefer to measure out spices as follows: 1 tbsp chili powder 1 1/2 tsp cumin 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp black…

Quinoa Italiano

1/2 cup white quinoa, rinsed well 2 cups crushed tomatoes (less than one 28-oz can) 1 small/medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 small onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup water or vegetable stock 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning 1/2 tsp smoked paprika sprinkle of crushed red pepper…

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets (approx 5-6 cups) 4 cups water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes Boil water with bouillon in a med sauce pan; add cauliflower and cook until fork-tender. 1 med onion, chopped (approx 1/2 cup) 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp olive oil Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until…

Spiced Butternut Soup

  Crockpot time: 4-6 hours // Serves 6 1 butternut squash, roasted and pureed, OR 2 cans pureed 100% butternut squash or 100% pumpkin (if you can’t find canned butternut) 1 small sweet onion, diced small (or white cooking onion) 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup chicken broth 2 tsp curry powder 1 tsp salt…

Quinoa Chili

Ingredients: 2 cans (14.5 oz) fire roasted tomatoes 1 can (16 oz or less) tomato sauce 1 can (16 oz or less) black beans, drained 1 can (16 oz or less) cannellini or navy beans, drained 1 can (4.5 oz) diced green chiles 2 cups vegetable broth (or 2 cups hot water with 2 veggie…

Greek Cucumber Salad

1 regular cucumber, sliced and quartered (or half of an English cucumber) 12 kalamata olives, halved 6 large greek olives stuffed with feta, sliced 12 mild banana pepper rings, diced 1-2 roasted red peppers, diced 1/4 red onion diced small (or less, depending on preference) 1/4 cup reduced fat feta cheese crumbles 12 small cheese…

Vegeta-ful Soup

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 2-3 large carrots, peeled and chopped (approx 2 cups) 2-3 celery stalks, chopped (approx 2 cups) 2 cups green beans, trimmed and chopped 2 14-oz cans petite diced tomatoes 1 14-oz can garbanzo beans/chickpeas, drained 4 cups vegetable stock 1 1/2…