Take advantage of spaghetti squash's seasonal peak by using it in place of high-carb pasta in a "spaghetti" dish with roasted vegetables. Slow-roast bite-size tomatoes and zucchini (or any other vegetable, if you'd like) in a mixture of garlic, high-quality olive oil, and seasonings. You'll find yourself looking forward to a comforting meal that, on top of being delicate, is low-calorie, gluten-free, and vegetarian.
To make it vegan, simply skip the parmesan cheese. Want the recipe? Then read on.
Roast chicken and vegetables with seasonings, aromatics, and oil, and you've got a meal to savor only 45 minutes later. For an added touch, serve with a bowl of avgolemono. See the recipe, after the jump.
The multicolored selection of bell peppers (red, green, yellow, even purple) makes for a colorful and attractive serving vehicle.
The beauty of this recipe is its adaptability; use leftover ground beef from crockpot lasagna — or, if you avoid red meat, ground turkey or chicken. For a quick weeknight dinner that also works well for entertaining, read more.
For tonight's dinner, I went in search of a no-fuss vegetarian slow cooker recipe that would be low in fat, but high in protein and fiber. This chili fits the bill on all accounts, and can easily become vegan, too, without all the dairy toppings. Interested? Then get the recipe.
My secret weapon? An inexpensive, ever-resourceful crockpot, which works its magic by cooking vegetables and protein low and slow until they've become tender, and the flavors have married together.
As usual, I've had another overindulgent holiday, so I'm starting off this week with a light, brothy Italian minestrone, studded with chicken and perfumed by pesto. Interested in the healthy recipe? Then read more.
Instead, roast a whole chicken tonight, so you have something to fall back on for the beginning of the week when you're occupied with other tasks.
The recipe is straightforward: season the chicken, tie its legs together, and roast it alongside potatoes until everything is tender and browned. Get your week off to the right start when you read more.