Dinner

Shrimp Creole

With the holidays behind us, I’m ready to incorporate some lighter meals into our weekly routine. This dish is on the table in less than 30 minutes, but tastes like it’s been stewing for hours. I served mine with white rice, but this would also be good with grits or zucchini noodles. Heat butter in Shrimp Creole

Veggie Quinoa Taco Bake

I finally had time to organize my pantry and I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of healthy grains, canned goods and spices I had. This quinoa bake is a combo of fresh veggies and pantry ingredients. You can totally use rice (instead of quinoa) and a different variety of beans depending on what you Veggie Quinoa Taco Bake

Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce

These skewers are such a crowd pleaser! They can be served as an appetizer or entree (served with rice and veggies). They are gluten-free and dairy-free as well, making them a fun and flavorful option for those who have dietary restrictions. If you have any leftover chicken and peanut sauce, they are wonderful stuffed in Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Meatball, Potato and Kale Soup

Soup season lasts a long time here in Michigan, so it’s nice to keep a wide variety of soup recipes at the ready for when those cold months start. Soups are one of my favorite meals to prepare because the leftovers are so good and it’s easy to add a ton of veggies. This dish Meatball, Potato and Kale Soup

Chicken and Mushroom Lo Mein

Making take-out type dishes at home is so much better in my opinion because you can control the amount of added fat and sugar. I’ve always been a big fan of lo mein – it’s super comforting and reheats well. This version is full of fiber thanks to the boatload of mushrooms and green cabbage. Chicken and Mushroom Lo Mein