Pita Pizza

Pita Pizza

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pita bread
  • 2 tbsp spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • toppings of your choice i.e. vegetables, meat, etc.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Spread sauce on pita, sprinkle with cheese and toppings (toppings are what can make the pizza a bit more nutritious/filling, such as frozen vegetables or protein)
  • Place on baking sheet and bake for 5-7 min, or until cheese is melted
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Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup brown lentils rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Dice onion
  • Using the saute function on the Instant Pot, brown the onions in 1 T olive oil.
  • Add lentils, tomatoes, and 2 cups water.
  • Cook on manual at high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Release pressure with quick release or natural release. Add salt to taste.
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Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal

Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal

Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 3 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Optional: fruit dried or fresh and nuts for toppings

Instructions
 

  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray. Whisk together all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Stir and serve in bowls with desired toppings
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Lasagna

Lasagna

Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 7 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 9 oz oven-ready lasagna noodles
  • 48 oz tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 32 oz ricotta cheese
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray if desired
  • Add 1 cup of sauce and spread over bottom of slow cooker
  • Add 3-4 noodles on top of sauce, break apart if necessary
  • Top with about 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • Top with 1/2 – 3/4 cup sauce (depending on how saucy you like it)
  • Repeat with noodles, ricotta and sauce 3 more times
  • Top with 3-4 final noodles and one more cup of sauce
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired
  • Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours. Serve with salad or steamed vegetables (can use microwaveable!)
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Potato and Corn Chowder

Potato and Corn Chowder

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 24 ounces red potato
  • 1 16-ounce package frozen corn
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream can also use these heavy cream substitutes

Instructions
 

  • Dice potatoes
  • Place potatoes and corn into a 6-qt slow cooker.
  • Stir in flour and gently toss to combine. Stir in chicken stock, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours. Stir in butter and heavy cream.
  • Serve immediately.
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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sweet onion
  • 3 garlic cloves minced (can also use garlic powder)
  • 3 carrots peeled and sliced (can also use frozen, pre-cut)
  • 1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 ounce cans of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 8 ounces of uncooked ditalini pasta or whatever you have around
  • 1 cup of frozen sweet peas
  • 1 6 ounce bag of fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Romano cheese + more for topping
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Dice onion & garlic & slice carrots.
  • Add onions, garlic, carrots, the whole can of diced tomatoes, cannellini beans, stock and water to your Crockpot. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, stirring once or twice if you can.
  • About 10-15 minutes before serving, add in spinach, peas and pasta.
  • Cook on low for another 10-15 minutes then stir in grated cheese.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Serve immediately with additional cheese on top!
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Veggie Omelet

Veggie Omelet

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk or half & half
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or to taste
  • 1 cup broccoli florets or use frozen and re-heat
  • 1 small red bell pepper or use frozen and re-heat
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic or use more garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese optional

Instructions
 

  • Chop broccoli & dice bell pepper and onion. Mince garlic (unless using garlic powder).
  • Lightly grease the inside of the slow cooker/crock pot with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, Parmesan, salt, black pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and chili powder; using a whisk, beat the egg mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • Add broccoli florets, diced peppers, chopped onions, and garlic to the insert of the slow cooker; stir in the prepared egg-mixture.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Start checking at 1 hour 30 minutes for doneness. Omelette is done when eggs are set. You can also cook it on LOW for 3 to 3.5 hours.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and cover; let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Turn off the slow cooker.
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How to Roast Frozen Vegetables

How to Roast Frozen Vegetables

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz mixed frozen vegetables broccoli, cauliflower, carrots
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Pour frozen vegetables onto parchment paper
  • Toss vegetables with olive oil and spices, until coated
  • Bake frozen vegetables at 400 degrees for around 30 minutes, until edges begin to brown (stir/flip every ~10 minutes)
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Hummus Toast with Fresh Arugula Salad

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Prep Time 7 mins
Total Time 7 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 slice sprouted bread i.e. Ezekiel
  • 1 tablespoon garlic-flavored hummus
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 2 tablespoon chopped sun-dried tomatoes optional
  • 1 tablespoon chickpeas
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • a drizzle olive oil
  • a drizzle balsamic vinegar reduction
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Toast bread; spread with hummus
  • Chop sun-dried tomatoes (if desired)
  • Toss together arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, and chickpeas. Then place on top of toast.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic reduction, and sprinkle with chia seeds, salt, and pepper.
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Spinach Pesto Quinoa Bowl

Spinach Pesto Quinoa Bowl

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups multi-colored quinoa uncooked
  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 4 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese plus more for topping

Instructions
 

  • Cook quinoa according to the instructions on the box or bag (**or, you can just microwave the quinoa)
  • Once quinoa is done cooking, turn heat to medium then add spinach, pesto, salt, and Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine and heat until spinach has wilted, pesto is evenly distributed, and Parmesan cheese has melted.
  • Serve immediately with extra Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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