Have you made a resolution to eat healthier in the new year? I kind of have…? The holidays are just full of bad foods so it’s the right time to get back to healthier eating but, I don’t really have a game plan going into it. Just going to try to eat more salads and less junk. Sounds easy enough, right?
If you have also decided to try to eat a little healthier next month, I have an awesome list of healthy recipes for you to try. There are over 25 healthy dinner ideas, snacks, smoothies, breakfasts – everything to get you started eating a little bit better.
I hope you have a safe and happy new year! Have a delicious glass of champagne, eat one last bad meal, and I’ll see you next year!
Man, we got SO MUCH RAIN yesterday. Hopefully it’s all done so we go trick-or-treating tonight!
This week’s family menu plan looks delicious as always. We have a couple warm and cozy soup recipes, two slow cooker meals, and pasta with squash sauce! My fave! Plus, coffee cake (cake for breakfast! woohoo!) and brownies!
I hope you have a fun Halloween and if you’ve already done your trick-or-treating, I hope you enjoy all the candy you can steal from your kids!
For more weekly family menu plans, check out the archives!
What do you think about when you think comforts from home? Something yummy? Chocolate cake? Maybe something your mom made growing up? Or maybe a specific recipe that you make every time you’re feeling a little under the weather?
Any kind of casserole made with rice is my go-to comfort item. I hardly ever eat rice, unless I need something comforting. And it has to have a yummy sauce and be covered in melty cheese! I also go for regular (non diet!) soda, on lots of ice, from a fountain. Weird, right?
This fall Marie Callender’s is relaunching their Comforts From Home Project which aims to bring a little home sweet home to our US military serving around the world. To participate, share a photo on Food Network’s Facebook page, HGTV’s Facebook page, or Travel Channel’s Facebook page of what home means to you! Make sure you tag the Marie Callender’s Facebook page and use hashtag #ComfortsfromHome. Scripps Network will donate $1 for each photo received, up to $10,000! Submitted photos may be featured on Kitchen Crashers on DIY Network and HGTV (airing 11/9 and 11/14), Hello/Goodbye on Travel Channel (airing 11/10), and Guy’s Grocery Games on Food Network and Cooking Channel (airing 12/14 and 12/19). Marie’s has also teamed up with the USO to support USO Operation Celebration™, a program that helps our troops celebrate holidays all year long. Super simple to participate in this one too! Each time you enter a code from specially marked meals and desserts, Marie’s will make a donation to the USO in support of USO Operation Celebration™. You can visit Comforts from Home for all the specifics.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Marie Callender’s. The opinions and text are all mine.
Who else feels like life has been insane since school started? Some days I look up and it’s 5 pm and I have no idea how it happened. It’s like, I’ve been busy all day and I haven’t had a single minute to think about dinner and maybe we’ll just have PB&Js and potato chips. But gahhh, the guilt! So I’ve been trying to plan more easy meals. My new favorite thing is one-pan meals.
I know, I’m so behind the times! But the one-pan meals I’d tried in the past just didn’t do it for me. And then I found this Barilla® Pronto™ pasta which is meant for one-pan meals! It cooks in 10 minutes, there’s no draining required, no boiling before adding it to the sauce – you do it all in one pan! So for this One-Pan Pizza Pasta, I cooked the veggies and meats in the pan and then I added some tomato basil pasta sauce and water and then stirred the Barilla® Pronto™ Rotini right in. I let it cook for 10 minutes, stirred in some cheese, and it was ready to serve!
The entire family loved this meal. It’s everything we love about pizza – sausage, pepperoni, sauce, cheese! – in a delicious and easy pasta dish! Serve this with a salad and a loaf of garlic bread and you’ve got a quick and delicious dinner!