Tofu Triangles (Cole ate them!!!)

Here is the meal that finally broke Cole’s dinner-strike.  They taste a lot like chicken nuggets but are much healthier. 1 cup breadcrumbs1 tbsp flaxseed meal1 tbsp parmesan1/2 tsp paprika1 cup spinach puree1 egg, lightly beaten1 14oz package of extra-firm tofu1/4 cup teriyaki saucenonstick cooking spray1 tbsp olive oil Slice tofu 1/2″ thick, then cut the slices in half diagonally to […]

Healthy Date Brownies

These brownies were inspired by my earlier recipe for Apple Date Bars. Like those bars, they are sweetened only by the dates and apple juice. There has been no refined sugar added. Made with wheatgerm and flaxseed meal, they are the perfect healthy snack disguised as a tasty treat. 1 cup pitted dates1 cup unsweetened apple […]

Cheesy Quinoa Bake

If you haven’t tried cooking with quinoa yet you should definitely give it a try. Quinoa (pronounced keenwa) is an ancient grain that’s high in protein and nutrients and can be used as a substitute for rice in most dishes. It also makes a great dessert or breakfast. The following recipe is a yummy meatless dinner […]

Savoury Stuffed Pancakes

This Tuesday was Shrove Tuesday, and it’s traditional to serve pancakes for dinner on that day, so I thought these savoury pancakes would be just the thing to make. They’re a perfect combination of breakfast and dinner food. 1 1/2 cups quick oats 1/2 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 cups cottage cheese 1/2 cup […]

Pad Thai

Thailand’s popular noodle dish, made with shrimp and tofu. Recipe from Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! Great-tasting Food That Won’t Go From Your Lips to Your Hips! 3 tbsp each lime juice and fish sauce 2 tbsp each ketchup and brown sugar 1 tbsp each grated ginger and soy sauce 1 tsp sesame oil 1/2 […]

Apple Date Bars

These bars are a great breakfast or snack for toddlers and kids, because they’re packed full of nutritious ingredients, they taste amazing, and best of all they have no added sugar. You have to try them! 1 cup pitted dates1 cup unsweetened apple juice1 1/2 cups quick oats1/4 cups whole wheat flour1 tsp cinnamon1 tbsp flaxseed […]

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

A great low-fat version of this popular classic. You may never want to use a store-bought alfredo sauce again! 12 oz uncooked fettucine2 tbsp butter1-2 cloves crushed garlic1 1/2 cups milk1 1/2 tbsps flour1/3 cup parmesan cheese1/2 tsp basil1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper1/4 cup low-fat sour cream2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 or 2 […]


This is a good basic chili recipe that I got from my mom. We had it a lot when I was a kid and now I make it for my family. It’s so easy too- even Tony has made it! 1lb of ground beef1 chopped onion1 14oz can of crushed tomatoes1/2 of a 14 oz can […]

Strawberry Crater Muffins

Scrumptious muffins made with strawberry puree and oatmeal. Topped with a crater of strawberry jam. Yum! 1 1/2 cups white flour1 cup quick oats1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1 1/2 cups unsweetened pureed strawberries* 1/2 cup milk1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar1/4 cup vegetable oil1 large eggStrawberry jam Preheat oven to 400F. Grease muffin tin […]


Harira is a traditional Moroccan soup, served during Muslim Ramadan to break the fasting day. This crockpot version is a wonderful way to enjoy Harira. There’s no need to wait for Ramadan for this delicious soup. 1 tbsp olive oil2 small onions1 clove garlic, crushed2 carrots2 celery stalks1 tsp each of ground cumin1 tbsp grated ginger1 tsp […]

Welcome! I’m Megan.

My kids like to whine, especially when it comes to the food they eat, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to make tasty and healthy meals for them. Follow along as I share family-friendly recipes and reviews from my picky family members, who I lovingly call “The Whine Critics.” Read More…

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