Delicious Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Leeks. Easy as 1-2-3.

You don't like vegetables you say? We dare you to NOT like these...assuming no disdain or allergy to tomatoes or flavor!

Let's get cooking!

This recipe can't be messed up. Really. Truly. Use more or less of the ingredients. Just ensure that you have a caramelized, or near caramelized, effect at the end of the cooking time.

 

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It really is that EASY. Chicken Maple Dijon Recipe. And so good.

Time and time again we see recipes that promise to be quick and easy. And sometimes they are. But then no one in our household likes it; or the recipe really isn't that quick or easy...So when we stumble upon one that holds true to the promise, we get excited. 

It took a little Google sleuthing to find the recipe we used as our base. As a note, there are MANY versions of this recipe, and of course, we have our own suggested "tweaks". We also noticed that the recipe is "adapted from Trader Joe's Cookbook". Naturally, we like it!

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A recipe worth sharing: Shrimp, Chorizo & Corn Salad

Wow. We were right!

When we saw this recipe in our Cooking Light Magazine, we were intrigued. We love shrimp, and we know that a small amount of Spanish chorizo can go a long way toward adding robust flavor.  Other favorite ingredients were also listed: sriracha, basil, green onion, garlic and lemon juice. This dish was begging to be made.

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Stylist: Cindy Barr

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The best, low-cal, low-fat, healthy, super YUMMY Zucchini Banana Bread

We searched, tested and tweaked.  This recipe is a winner! We've made it twice, and it's a crowd pleaser.

What's to like? Look at the ingredients -- you won't find a recipe with more zucchini.  We doubled the amount called for in every other recipe we viewed. And we cut down on the oil. The extra green means a very moist bread. Last, rather than "shredding", we "pulverized" our squash via a small electric chopper. (We have a Black & Decker and it's only $22 on Amazon.)

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What a slow-cooker recipe should be: EASY, YUMMY & HEALTHY

I guess we were the last to know.  This recipe is all over the web and I can NOW understand why. It's criminally easy, healthy and really good!

*Photo courtesy of Chicagoist.com which also lists this recipe!

If you enjoy bbq pulled pork sandwiches -- or the tender, shredded meat a top your favorite salad, this is a MUST make recipe. And remember, for a red meat, pork tenderloin is super sensible. Read our past post "Pig versus Chicken."

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Easy, healthy, super yummy banana bread

**Editor's Note: Updates were made in 2024

Banana bread. Moist, flavorful and yummy. Healthy? If you are buying it at a bakery, coffee shop or grocery store, probably not. In fact it's likely a fat and calorie bomb!

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The best recipe? Using what you already have! Super easy Asian style quinoa with vegetables

The best way to guarantee that you'll eat well? Have good (healthy, nutritious) food readily available. Many of our athletic-minded community are parents and seek meals that are healthy and easy.  Easier said than done, right?  Here are some simple ideas/steps and a recipe.

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Vegetarians are missing out. These Aisan flavored meatballs are fabulous!

I typically don't eat red meat; however the flavorful ingredients in this "Cooking Light Magazine" recipe spoke to me...garlic, green onion, chile paste...YUM!  And it seemed pretty easy too. Bonus.

The recipe is listed below.  I made THREE modifications:

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Quinoa recipe that everyone will love

You can now follow Athletic-Minded Traveler on X!  Our moniker is @healthytravel.  We will keep you up to date (and sometimes even entertained) on all things active and healthy.  Today, @WeightNoMoreDC tweeted about quinoa and we let her know that we had a great recipe for the amino-acid rich protein.

We like this recipe because it is flavorful, looks good, and gets rave reviews!

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Best Diet Trick EVER.

Got your attention, didn't I? But seriously, there is a very easy way to improve your health and lose weight (IF weight loss is a goal).  Eat more vegetables and less of whatever else you may be chowing down.

You don't really like vegetables, you counter? 

You aren't alone. 

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