October 5, 20180

Tomorrow is#NationalNoodleDay and this One Pot Mediterranean Linguine will make your family smile and your weeknights easier.

Noodles are a go-to staple in my house, especially for weeknight dinners. Everyone likes them, they go with just about anything and they make a great leftover lunch. While pasta is usually fairly easy and quick to make, this meal calls for only ONE POT! That means… one pot into which all ingredients go, one pot to watch and one pot to wash. Now, that’s my idea of easy weeknight cooking.

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If you tend to avoid noodles or pasta in general because you think they’re unhealthy, think again. Noodles provide a healthy dose of carbohydrates, which our bodies use for fuel. Both whole grain and refined grain noodles tend to be low on the glycemic index (GI), but I usually opt for whole grain noodles because they contain more dietary fiber than refined noodles. In fact, whole wheat pasta can provide up to 25% of your daily dietary fiber needs in a one cup portion. Can’t do wheat? There are plenty of tasty gluten-free noodle options on store shelves these days, as well.

Try my One Pot Mediterranean Linguine. I promise, this dish will become a family fave and make your weeknights easier!

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September 13, 20180

I don’t know about your house, but mornings can get a little hectic around here. I’m usually throwing in the kids’ refrigerated lunch items, my husband is rushing out the door and the kids are taking their sweet time getting dressed. Sometimes the kids have time to enjoy a bowl of cereal or a whole grain waffle. Other times, however, they have just enough time to microwave a frozen muffin–like these Chocolate Zucchini Muffins–before this mom-bus pulls out of the driveway.

These delicious little muffins may make your morning easier.

And, that’s where these little morsels of deliciousness come in. These Easy Morning Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are tasty, nutritious and may just make your life easier. Bake a batch on the weekend, freeze individually, thaw (or microwave) and enjoy. Plus, these muffins are a great way to use up all of that summer zucchini overwhelming your produce drawer.

Thanks to the zucchini, these muffins are rich in vitamin C (hello healthy skin and immune system!), vitamin K (necessary for bone health and blood clotting) and vitamin B-6 (important for energy metabolism and hormone production).

I like to pair with a hard-boiled egg or glass of milk for an extra protein boost. They also make a perfect addition to your morning latte or as an afternoon snack.

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