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Chicken Veggie Rice

This quick and easy, light, healthy dinner has lots of vegetables, lean chicken, and it all cooks in one pan. Start-to-finish: 35 minutes.

Quick & Easy Taco Casserole

Quick & Easy Taco Casserole

With soft corn tortillas, lean beef, pinto beans, and cheese, this easy casserole will quickly become a family favorite. And it’s gluten-free.

One Pot Spag, Meat Sauce, Spinach

Here’s another “everything cooks in one pot” easy meal. The spaghetti cooks right in the sauce with spinach tossed in at the end for a fast 30-minute meal.

One Pot Chicken Veggie Pasta

One Pot Chicken Veggie Pasta

There are more vegetables than pasta in this creamy chicken dish and it all cooks in one pot… start-to-finish including prep: 30 minutes.

Fall Off The Bone Beef Ribs

Fall Off The Bone Beef Ribs

Just like my pork ribs, these beef ribs fall off the bone too. Make them entirely in the oven or finish them on the grill.

Haluski Cabbage & Noodles

Haluski Cabbage & Noodles

This is simple Polish comfort food you can make in 20 minutes. Cabbage and onions are fried and mixed with egg noodles. Try my sauerkraut version.

Spaghetti Frittata with Spinach

Spaghetti Frittata with Spinach

Quick and easy vegetarian meal using angel hair pasta, eggs, baby spinach, and parmesan cheese. Cooks on the stove top – ready in 30 minutes.

Homemade Beef Stew Recipe

Beef Stew

Imagine tender meat you can cut with a spoon and potatoes full of flavor… it’s one of the ultimate comfort foods. This beef stew takes time but it’s easy to make.

Spaghetti With Chicken

Spaghetti With Chicken

Lean chicken breast cooked in spaghetti sauce becomes super soft and tender in this easy, low-cal recipe.

Fall Off The Bone Ribs

Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs

It’s my never-fail recipe for easy baby back ribs. The tender, sweet meat falls right off the bone and they are just as good finished on the grill or in the oven.

Dry Rub for BBQ Ribs

Making your own homemade dry rub is easy and takes five minutes. It’s what I use on my baby back ribs that everyone is making… and loving!

Homemade Barbeque Sauce

Homemade Barbeque Sauce

Recipes don’t get much easier than this. This is my own creation for a sweet and sticky barbeque sauce. I’ve never found a bottled sauce this good!

Plain & Simple Roast Chicken

Plain & Simple Roast Chicken

They call it Blasted Chicken because you roast it at very high heat for a short time and the result is foolproof – tender and moist chicken every time.

Easy One Pan Chicken & Vegetables

Easy One Pan Chicken & Vegetables

It’s the healthiest (and easiest) meal I make. Lean, skinless chicken breast with healthy roasted veggetables all baked on the same pan. Start to finish: 45 minutes.

Mexican Casserole

Mexican Casserole

Lots of fresh tomatoes, whole wheat tortillas, pinto beans, jalapeño pepper, and low fat cheese make a delicious vegetarian meal.

Easy Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

There are lots of healthy veggies (broccoli, spinach, peppers, peas) in this quick 20-minute vegetarian meal. Add some leftover chicken for a great chicken fried rice.

Angel Hair Casserole

Angel Hair Casserole

So simple. You’ll need only seven ingredients to make this easy casserole with lean ground beef, mushrooms, and cheddar cheese. It’s the perfect family dinner.

Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Chicken Meatballs

Ground chicken breast makes delicious meatballs with just a few simple ingredients. For the softest meatballs, cook them right in the sauce.

5-Minute Fettuccini Alfredo

5-Minute Fettuccini Alfredo

There is no heavy cream or butter in my smooth and rich-tasting Alfredo sauce. Start your pasta first because this easy recipe takes only five minutes.

Best Pan Pizza Recipe

Easy Pan Pizza

Foolproof, easy no-knead pan pizza with a golden crispy crust bakes in a cast iron skillet. It’s the best deep-dish pizza you will ever have!

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie

This easy, healthy chicken pot pie from scratch only takes one hour start-to-finish. Rich & creamy filling, flaky crust, and no cream or butter anywhere!

Skinless Chicken Thighs & Fries

I love this moist chicken with seasoned potato wedges because it all cooks on one pan with no fuss. The chicken cooks on a broiler pan so the fat just rolls away.

orange sesasme chicken

Orange Sesame Chicken

This quick & easy stir fry cooks in less than 10 minutes. With fresh orange juice and fragrant sesame oil, it smells and tastes amazing. It’s one of my top ten favorites.

Easy Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties

Canned salmon makes for a quick and healthy dinner when made into delicious patties with red pepper, parsley, onion, and fresh whole wheat bread crumbs.

Polish Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls

I’m sharing my Polish heritage with a simple recipe for cabbage rolls stuffed with ground sirloin, rice & mushrooms – it’s one of my most treasured recipes. They freeze well.

Polish Pierogi

Polish Pierogi

It takes just a few ingredients to make healthy, home-style Polish pierogi with a nice potato-cheese filling. Serve boiled or lightly browned.

Quick & Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

Quick & Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

For the leanest, softest meatballs I use ground sirloin and cook them right in the sauce. Make this family favorite Italian dinner, all from scratch, in about 1/2 an hour.

Quick Mac & Cheese

Quick Mac & Cheese

Twenty minutes! Four ingredients! That’s all it takes to make this creamy, delicious, low-fat mac & cheese made with 1% milk and reduced fat cheddar. Yummm!

Easy Meat Sauce

Simple Meat Sauce

You’ll barely have time to cook some spaghetti and make a salad with this quick and easy meat sauce using lean ground beef and canned tomatoes. It’s a kid-pleaser!

Fast Rice & Beans

Fast Rice & Beans

All you need is two cans and a box of rice, some onions and garlic, and you have a healthy dinner in less than 30 minutes – rice & beans with fire-roasted chiles.

Manicotti with Crepes

Manicotti

Tender melt-in-your-mouth manicotti are made with soft whole wheat crepes filled with three cheeses and topped with my quick & easy spaghetti sauce.

Lemon Chicken Cutlets

Lemon Chicken Cutlets

Start your side dish first because these easy cutlets take less than 20 minutes to make. Lean breaded chicken breast with parsley & fresh zest is cooked in a bit of olive oil.

simple broiled salmon

Simple Broiled Salmon

All you need is a lemon, some oil, and salt & pepper to make this delicious salmon – and there’s no cleanup! It’s the easiest, healthiest dinner you can make.

Lemon Herb Chicken Breast

Lemon Herb Chicken Breast

This is the easiest and tastiest way I know to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I baste them with a sauce of fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic & herbs.

Veggie Mac & Cheese

Grown Up Mac & Cheese

My low fat mac & cheese has four vegetables built in but it doesn’t have to be for grownups. Call it rainbow mac & cheese for kids. Make it in 30 minutes!

Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan

Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan

You don’t have to fry to get crispy and tender chicken parmesan. Oven baking keeps it light and low fat and my recipe means almost no cleanup.

Creamy Chicken Asparagus Bowties

Creamy Chicken Asparagus Bow Ties

Rich and creamy but light and low fat, this is my version of alfredo sauce over lean chicken and healthy asparagus. This easy dish also works with broccoli.

Easy Tortilla Pie

Whole wheat tortillas become soft as butter in this easy casserole loaded with 2 kinds of beans and multi-colored peppers. Customize it either spicy or mild.

Fast Pizza Dough

20-Minute Pizza Dough

Want homemade pizza? Have it now! This quick and easy pizza dough, made from scratch, is ready to use in less than twenty minutes.

Easy Baked Ziti

This easy casserole is my “lazy lasagne” made lean and healthy with ground sirloin and part skim cheeses. I promise you that everyone will ask for seconds.

Chicken & Peppers

Chicken & Peppers

This easy family dinner all cooks in one pan for easy cleanup. Lean chunks of chicken breast with antioxidant-rich multi-colored peppers – cooks in 30 minutes.

Best Meatloaf Recipe

Best Meatloaf Ever!

This may be the best meatloaf you’ve ever had and the healthiest, made with extra-lean beef and added vegetables – and baking on foil means no cleanup.

Easy Chicken & Mushrooms

Easy Chicken & Mushrooms

Lean chicken in creamy mushroom sauce cooks in 15 minutes and will disappear even faster. No butter – and probably no leftovers. Serve over rice or noodles.

15 Minute Veggie Pasta

15 Minute Veggie Pasta

Make your pasta count! By adding superfoods like broccoli and spinach, your pasta is now full of anti-aging health benefits. Make it in 15 minutes.

Vegetable Lo Mein

Eat your healthy veggies in this easy lo mein side dish and you may never order takeout again. Add leftover chicken, shrimp, or pork and it’s all you need for dinner.

Sardine Cakes

You’ll hardly notice the sardines in this potato patty flavored with green onions and parsley. Sardines are “health food in a can” full of minerals and omega 3s.

Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Start-to-finish: 45 minutes! Sweet & spicy bbq sauce on a crispy pizza with shredded chicken & onions – Yum! Make on a pizza stone or in a pan.

Quick & Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Only 5 ingredients to make a delicious sauce for your spaghetti & meatballs or chicken parm. Super easy with canned tomatoes. Cook for 15 minutes. Add basil. Done.

Easy Chicken Stew

Lean chicken breast with lots of health-building vegetables in a thick, low-fat, creamy sauce made without butter. This one-pan meal is ready in 40 minutes.

Red Beans & Brown Rice

A simple, heart-healthy meal full of cholesterol-lowering fiber and antioxidant-rich peppers. Using canned beans make this an easy one-pan supper.

Turkey Chili

Easy Turkey Chili

Need a super healthy, super easy dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes? My turkey chili is low fat, high fiber, and full of antioxidants. Everything in the pot. Cook. Eat.

Polish Hunter's Stew - Bigos

Polish Hunter’s Stew (Bigos)

This is Polish peasant food at its best. Sauerkraut, cabbage, mushrooms, beef, and pork are slow cooked for 2 hours for a hearty pot of comfort food.

Easy Pot Roast

Classic pot roast will bring everyone to the table for a family Sunday supper. This easy recipe produces richly browned meat that’s fork-tender and perfect vegetables.

Black Bean Quesadilla

This healthy quesadilla takes just minutes to make, uses reduced fat cheese, calcium-rich black beans, and whole wheat tortillas.

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Fresh pineapple makes a huge difference in this quick & easy, healthy stir fry. Different colored peppers mean a bigger variety of anti-aging benefits. Cooks in 10 minutes.

Potato Gnocchi

Potato Gnocchi – Polish Kopytka (Kluski)

There’s no place you can buy gnocchi as good as homemade. It only takes three ingredients to make the most tender dumplings, great with any sauce.

Broccoli Bean Pasta

Broccoli Bean Pasta

Make this healthy meal in 20 minutes. Vegetarians will like this meatless dinner recipe with cancer-fighting broccoli and cannellini beans for extra fiber and protein.

Pepperoni Pizza

If you like your pizza thin and crispy, this is the one to try. My healthier, low fat pizza has a crispy crust, and I’ll show you a trick for de-greasing the pepperoni.

Pork Tenderloin Dinner

Lean & inexpensive pork loin is marinated in lemon, garlic, mustard, and honey, browned and oven-roasted along with a huge pile of healthy colorful vegetables.

Best Skinless Chicken Drumsticks

Skinless Chicken Drumsticks

You’ll forget these are skinless after marinating them in olive oil, citrus juices, garlic & spices. They’re oven roasted and make good weekend snacks, even cold.

Nachos for Dinner

Nachos for Dinner

Nachos can be healthy… if you make them with the right ingredients. This healthy recipe uses reduced fat cheese, lot of veggies and beans, and seasoned ground sirloin.

Recipes

Most of mine are comfort foods

I should have just called this section “Comfort Foods” because almost everything seems to fit. Recipes like my homemade beef stew and meat loaf and pepperoni pizza are like a warm blanket on a cold night. There’s no question I like to cook but I still like to make things the simplest way possible and with the least amount of work. I figure if I can simplify something like my marinated pork loin recipe or my Bolognese sauce, then I’ll have more time to make dessert!

Many people seem to be short on time these days so I am always looking for simple recipes that will let you make 30-minute meals for your family. Try my orange-sesame chicken. It’s basically a stir-fry and everyone who tries it loves it. Healthy meals like my thighs & fries are really easy too and the best part is it all cooks on foil so there’s no cleanup!

So try my easy healthy dinners and make sure you eat your vegetables. And no, carrot cake does not count as a vegetable! (but my carrot cake is really good!) – Jenny Jones

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