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Quick & Easy Cucumber Salad

Quick & Easy Cucumber Salad

This cool, refreshing salad is as easy as it gets. It’s just cucumbers and onion, with vinegar, sugar, and salt. It’s best with unpeeled organic Persian cucumbers.

Rice with Brussels Sprouts

Rice with Brussels Sprouts

Rice makes a good vehicle for adding healthy Brussels sprouts to your diet in this simple side dish that’s ready in 30 minutes.


My Dinner Salad

This salad is my “Health Insurance Policy” and a part of every meal I prepare at home. It’s full of high antioxidant vegetables and a simple olive oil vinaigrette.

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 (5 MINUTES).

One Pan Spaghetti With Beets

This simple one pan side dish takes less then 20 minutes to make. The pasta, garlic, and shredded beets all cook together, add a little parmesan and done.

Simple Bread Stuffing

Simple Bread Stuffing

My easy turkey dressing is soft and moist and the best part is you can make it in advance and just reheat before serving.

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! (20 MINUTES)

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Authentic Greek salad with crisp romaine lettuce, Persian cucumbers, colorful tomatoes, and sweet red onions, topped with kalamata olives and feta cheese.

Lightened Up Potato Salad

Old fashioned potato salad just got a Jenny Jones makeover. See how to make a light & tasty low-fat dressing and my trick for infusing the potatoes with even extra flavor.

Marinated Superfoods

Marinated Superfoods

Antioxidants galore! This simple side dish is quick to make and has enormous health benefits, especially protection against cancer. And it’s delicious hot or cold.

Polish Potato Pancakes

Polish Potato Pancakes

Potato pancakes don’t have to be greasy… or hard to make. My simple, easy recipe uses a food processor and there is a trick that I use that makes these the best ever.

Greek Spinach Pie (Spanakopita)

There’s an easier way to make traditional Greek spanakopita with just a few ingredients. I use fresh baby spinach & feta cheese inside layers of flaky phyllo pastry.

Greek Spinach Rice

Spinach is a must-eat for its numerous health benefits. This tasty rice dish is made with spinach, green onions & fresh dill. Throw it all in a pot & it cooks in 20 minutes.

Simple Egg Salad

It’s my simple, low fat egg salad but you can start with mine add more stuff if you like. Try an egg salad sandwich on whole grain bread with lettuce & tomato for breakfast. Yum!

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 all in one pan. (15 MINUTES)

Vegetable Lo Mein

Eat your veggies in this easy lo mein recipe and you may never order takeout again. Add leftover chicken, shrimp, or pork and it’s all you need for dinner. (25 MINUTES)

Spicy Cabbage Salad

My mouth waters when I think about making this awesome salad. My recipe uses spicy jalapenos and fresh-squeezed lime juice dressing. Add Tabasco if you dare.

Homemade Caesar Salad

Homemade Caesar Salad

Anyone can make restaurant style Caesar salad at home with my easy recipe for this classic anchovy-garlic dressing.

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

Even amateur cooks can’t mess up this easy recipe. Step 1 – Put vegetables on pan. Step 2 – Add oil, salt & pepper. Step 3 – Put in oven. That’s it! Done… and Delicious!

Spinach Pesto

Spinach-Walnut Pesto

This may be the healthiest pesto in the world with lots of baby spinach, basil, and heart healthy olive oil and walnuts. And it takes five minutes to make.

Easy Bean Salad

Rainbow Bean Salad

So much goodness in this bean salad. The rainbow of peppers adds antioxidants galore and beans add protein, fiber, and calcium. Easy to make – yummy to eat.

How To Cook Bell Peppers

Quick Balsamic Peppers

So many health benefits – so little time. It only takes ten minutes to cook this stunning, multi-colored side dish with antioxidants galore!

Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek Lemon Potatoes

This classic Greek recipe is so easy. Tender potatoes are oven roasted with fresh lemon juice, onion, garlic, and oregano until the edges are crispy and golden.

Rice with Kale

Skip the plain rice and add kale. The “Queen of Greens” has tons of antoxidants. You’ll also get fiber, iron, calcium, and vitamin K for bones. Use brown or white rice.

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.

sweet creamy carrots

Sweet Creamy Carrots

Kids will like these vegetables. This easy recipe takes less than 15 minutes. Carrots are full of vitamin A but you’ll get more of it when the carrots are cooked.

How to Cook Fresh Cranberries

Fresh Cranberries

With a simple, easy recipe like this, there’s no reason to ever use canned cranberries. And cranberries are loaded with antioxidants – five times as much a broccoli!

Spaghetti with olive oil and garlic

Spaghetti with Olive Oil & Garlic

It takes just minutes to prepare this delicious, easy side dish with heart-healthy olive oil infused with lots of fragrant garlic.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Potatoes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Potatoes

This simple side dish is full of nutrients as well as flavor. I use olive oil, fresh garlic, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese. Brussels sprouts promote bone & brain health.

Marinated Beets Salad

Marinated Beets

Beets have too many health benefits to name. My easy recipe uses a marinade of fresh orange juice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Serve hot or cold.

Oven Sweet Potato Fries

Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Wait ‘til you see how easy it is to make these healthy, oven-roasted fries. Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sugars so they are even sweeter than the fried ones.

Spaghetti With Chard

One Pan Spaghetti With Chard

Eat greens for calcium & disease prevention. This Swiss chard, olive oil, and garlic combo fits with a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet and takes minutes to make.