Easy, Delicious Dinners
As the days get warmer, lighter meals are more appealing. This cod entree really hits the spot! I added tons of flavor to this mild, flakey fish with deliciously sweet caramelized onions and a tangy herb vinaigrette. Perfect served hot off the pan or after chilling in the refrigerator. Give it a shot!
Buffalo Chicken with Creamy Blue Cheese Dip: Who loves Buffalo Wings but hates all of the fat and calories that come along for the ride?! You've gotta try my healthy spin... this recipe takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and gives you the traditional kick of buffalo wings, without any of the extra junk. Plus, the yummy blue cheese dipping sauce is an ingenious way to get an extra dose of protein while balancing the heat from the hot "wings."
Here is a super-fun recipe for those of you observing Passover…presenting Matzah Lasagna! I originally got this idea from a wonderful neighbor - thank you Hinda Bodinger - and of course, I couldn't help tweaking the original recipe to create this lightened up version. It's been a huge hit in my house – the entire pan is always wiped clean.
Angel Hair Pasta with Pumpkin, Roasted Sage, and Walnuts: If you love pasta, but you’re tired of eating the same old spaghetti with tomato sauce, try this recipe. The unique combination of roasted pumpkin, walnuts, and sage create a colorful and delicious dish. Another bonus — two of three Bauer kids like it!
Turkey Meatballs in Red Pepper-Tomato Sauce: By mixing wheat germ, egg whites, and plain yogurt into lean ground turkey meat, I’m able to boost the vitamin E, selenium, and zinc. Together with bell pepper–tomato sauce — rich in vitamin C and beta carotene — it's a perfect meal for beautiful skin.
Three-Bean Chili: So hearty and flavorful! All credit goes to Johannah's brother, Brandon McLean. The 3 varieties of beans add a lot of color, fiber & nutrition. You can serve it with a whole array of garnishes—reduced-fat cheese, light sour cream, cilantro, avocado, scallions, & crushed tortilla chips.
Super Salad with Grilled Chicken: Produce takes the starring role in this colorful salad: Crisp, leafy greens are mixed with bright orange carrots, jewel-toned bell peppers, purplish onions, and fire engine red tomatoes. Grilled chicken and beans provide high-quality protein.
Hoisin-Glazed Salmon: Salmon is one of the richest sources of inflammation fighting omega-3 fats, and it’s also one of the few foods naturally rich in vitamin D, which plays a key role in maintaining strong bones. If you want to eat more fish but don’t love the taste, this is a great option.