It's almost Memorial Day Weekend and the living is easy! Well, ALMOST. You may find it to be more difficult to eat healthy at all of the cookouts and outdoor parties that will be taking place this weekend. When most people think of a cookout, they have dreams of hot dogs, hamburgers, creamy potato salad, and chips — all foods that can wreak havoc on your waistline.Get ready to adjust your Memorial Day Weekend shopping lists! This healthy and delicious summer recipe is brought to you by Medifast's new Simply Well™: An Everyday, Healthy Cookbook.
"You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul".- Chef Gusteau Strong, insightful words for the projected conscience of a french sewer rat, eh? Those who know me, know that I am a HUGE disney fan. I belt and enact the classics while working. I quote sassy character quips in adult conversation. I remix the song of Gaston into pop culture medley. I get teary eyed at every pinnacle plot twist and I fall in love (again) with Mister every time he suggests we re-watch Wall-E for the millionth time. He gets me. Again I say... I. LOVE. DISNEY MOVIES. And so it is no surprise that my cooking would be inspired by their animated magic. The following dish was inspired by one of my favorite movies, Ratatouille. A movie that certainly influenced my tendency to cook on the fly, ala- Chopped Masters. The underlying theme that the best cooks can come from surprising beginnings is just so inspiring, but especially for up and coming chefs, food bloggers, and food enthusiasts. Here's hoping that these Ratatouille Stacks inspire your taste buds and your heart to pursue your passion. Be it food, fun, or otherwise.
The secret to this dish is to cook the vegetables until they are on the edge of burning. Light and fluffy feta cheese and whole-grain tortillas complete the dish to make it a healthy and satisfying meal.
This halibut recipe from chef Jean Louis reflects the uncomplicated, traditional French cuisine that he delivers at the French restaurant. Perfect for the home cook, it is a simple summer recipe featuring easily-accessible ingredients.
Looking for a quick and easy meal for the grill? Well, it doesn't get much better than this. Simply skewer Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips, zucchini and squash together, grill a few minutes, then serve it with this homemade barbecue sauce. And dinner is done!
Here's a 21st-century fresh update to those heavy casseroles that were popular 30 years ago. Go completely 21st century with organic ingredients!
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While kids are usually adverse to vegetables, they're more likely to enjoy them when they've been given a little bit of a flavor treatment from a barbecue. Chef David Seigal of Chelsea's Table likes to grill his and serve them on a sandwich with a homemade goat cheese spread, and the kids really enjoy it.
Fruit smoothies are a timeless classic, but these drinks can be relatively high in sugar. Why not try a smoothie without all the fruit? By blending a few nutritious ingredients, you can eat a low-sugar, high-protein smoothie for any snack or meal.This recipe is courtesy of McKenzie Stuart.Please note that the calorie information is not representative of the accurate information for this recipe.
Looking for a reliable and delicious pasta salad recipe? Definitely try this one, then, which celebrates the best of summer produce — zucchini, yellow squash, ripe red tomato, and basil.
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