Easy Chili

Easy Chili
Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value.

An easy recipe for a beginner chef, this would make a great meal to prep with the kids. It’s delicious enough that your guests will think you and your kids are pros! Tip: You can use frozen, canned, or fresh corn. Any will be fantastic. If you’re using canned, look for the low-sodium options.

Continue reading »

Wheat Berry Salad with Spinach, Orange and Almond

Wheat Berry Salad with Spinach, Orange and Almonds
Three Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value.

This wheat berry salad balances the chewy texture of soft wheat berries with a bit of piquant feta cheese, healthy almonds, a very light citrus vinaigrette, and a ton of veggies. Tip: This is a great dish to make in advance. Just leave the spinach out until you’re ready to serve.

Continue reading »

Garlic-Lime Black Bean and Avocado Spread

Garlic-Lime Black Bean and Avocado Spread
Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value.

Enjoy this spread as a dip with veggie strips and baked chips. Stir in extra veggies to make it a more robust meal: good candidates include jalapenos, corn, and black beans. Layer it in a wrap with grilled chicken, lettuce, and tomatoes for an easy lunch. If you like a little heat, serve it with […]

Continue reading »

Athenian Couscous Salad

Athenian Couscous Salad
Two Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value.

Make this salad as part of a meal prep day to give it time to marinate in the fridge before serving. Top it with whatever protein is easy to round it out as a meal. Leftover chicken, a boiled egg, or some canned low-sodium beans are great choices to turn it into a real meal. […]

Continue reading »

Cowboy Beef and Black Bean Chili

Cowboy Beef and Black Bean Chili
One Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value.

If you haven’t tried putting beer in your chili then you are in for a treat! Our own Jim McBride won a chili cookoff with this recipe–read more about the intense competition that led to this star-earning chili earning mad props with the gardening set.

Continue reading »

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad
One Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value.

If you can cook pasta, you can make this delicious salad!  To turn it into a complete meal, add a can of rinsed and drained chickpeas or beans. Perfect to send along for a packed lunch!

Continue reading »