HEALTHY EGG MUFFINS

Makes 12 servings
Tags: breakfast, eggs, tomatoes, spinach
NOTES:  An easy dish that can be served any time of the day and so many possibilities!

  • Make ahead and reheat.
  • If you keep the measurements the same, you can substitute other vegetables for the spinach and tomatoes. You could also add ham or cooked chopped bacon or sausage and of course, you can sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Instead of adding the fillings to the eggs, you can divide the fillings between the muffin cups, pour over the egg mixture and stir just a bit. Either way works fine but dividing the fillings in the cups makes it easier to divide it equally.  Also, it lets you use different fillings – for example you could put spinach, tomatoes, onions in some and sausage and peppers in others.

For cooking instructions click below
https://www.lovetelina.com/2017/06/healthy-egg-muffins.html

BLACK BEAN QUESADILLAS

Calories 281 per serving
Makes 4 servings – 2 slices per serving
Tags: beans, zucchini, cheese, tortillas
NOTES:   This looked a little too “healthy” to actually taste good but it was very good and filling.  It is basically a bean/vegetable salad tucked into a tortilla.

  • Natha couldn’t find the big tortilla so used 2 6-inch ones.
  • It isn’t necessary, but toppings are fun. If you are watching calories watch what you add.
  • Natha had leftover filling so served it later as a side dish salad. She also sautéed the remaining filling with a bit of olive oil, added beaten eggs and served it up for breakfast.

For cooking instructions click below:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/recipes/black-bean-quesadillas/rcp-20197678

SIMPLE SPINACH LASAGNA

SIMPLE SPINACH LASAGNA

Calories 361 per serving
Makes 8 servings
Tags: pasta, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, spinach
NOTES:

  • This is a vegetarian lasagna and a complete meal in one dish.
  • This is not your traditional lasagna because it uses cottage cheese and spinach – different and delicious.

For cooking instructions click below:
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/23988/simple-spinach-lasagna/

HOW TO COOK TENDER & JUICY PORK CHOPS IN THE OVEN

HOW TO COOK TENDER & JUICY PORK CHOPS IN THE OVEN

Calories 596 based on 2 servings
Makes 2 to 4 servings
Tags: pork
NOTES:  Cooking pork chops can be tricky.  In an effort to not undercook them we often overcook them.  But this recipe will make you rethink pork chops – it is easy to follow and insures a tender chop.

  • This is a no-fail technique – the brining and the stovetop/ oven cooking makes all the difference.
  • Looks and tastes good.
  • Try it a few times and it will be a breeze to do and will leave you time to put together a nice side – a salad or a vegetable for a delicious weeknight meal.

For cooking instructions click below:
https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook-perfect-pork-chops-in-the-oven-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-194257

BEEF TENDERLOIN STEAKS AND BALSAMIC GREEN BEANS

BEEF TENDERLOIN STEAKS AND BALSAMIC GREEN BEANS

Calories 244 per serving (serving size – 1 steak and ½ cup bean mixture)
Makes 4 servings
Tags: green beans, beef, vegetables – served warm

NOTES:  For those times when you just want a steak.

  • It is quite easy to prepare.
  • The beans require a little more preparation but are an ideal complement.
  • It is only 244 calories for the steak and green beans so you can add some rice or potatoes or double the steak and green beans and your meal will still be around 500 calories.

For cooking instructions click below:
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/beef-tenderloin-steaks-balsamic

BAKED APPLES

BAKED APPLES

Makes 4 servings
Tags: apple, dessert, breakfast
NOTES:  Another dish that we wonder why we don’t make it more often since it is so easy and so delicious.

  • Perfect for dessert – you can serve alone or top them off with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chopped walnuts or whatever appeals to you.
  • Perfect for breakfast – try adding some yogurt and chopped nuts and raisins.

The smell of those apples cooking is a definite bonus!

For cooking instructions click below:
https://eating-made-easy.com/baked-apples/