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Nourishing Recipes for Busy Foodies 29New Recipes

  • 4 Ingredient Spicy Cranberry Meatballs (Slow Cooker Recipe)
    These cranberry meatballs are the perfect addition to any party, but they also make a fantastic dinner any night of the year. Made with just 4 ingredients, this spin on traditional grape jelly meatballs has a great sweet-and-spicy flavor that everyone loves.
  • Cowboy Caviar (aka Texas Caviar)
    Make this Cowboy Caviar recipe for your next get-together and watch how quickly it disappears from the table! This easy-to-make salad combines two types of beans, colorful vegetables, and a sweet and tangy lime vinaigrette.
  • How to Make Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
    Air fryer tortilla chips are super easy to make and have all the crunchy goodness of store-bought chips without the fat or calories.
  • Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions
    You’ll never believe how easy it is to make perfect caramelized onions in a slow cooker. They’re sweet, savory, and oh so delicious! You can make these onions ahead of time and store them in the fridge, or freeze them for later use

Nourishing Recipes for Busy Foodies 29Easy Weeknight Dinners

  • Instant Pot Basil Chicken with Green Beans
    This easy Instant Pot chicken recipe is inspired by one of my favorite take-out meals: Thai basil chicken! You’ll love the vibrant, fresh flavor and the snap of the green beans. Making this take-out favorite at home means you can adjust the spice level to your family’s preferences.
  • Chicken Caprese One Pot Pasta
    Fuss-free one pot pasta is a meal the whole family will love! This 20-minute recipe is inspired by caprese salad, with fire-roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, and plenty of fresh basil. You’ll look forward to eating it all summer long!
  • Air Fryer Empanadas
    Crispy, crunchy air fryer empanadas are so easy to make at home without the mess or uncertain timing of deep-frying. These come out of the air fryer perfectly crisp and golden brown every time. Plus you can use any filling you want, which makes them great for picky eaters!
  • Baked Crab Cakes (with Minimal Filler!)
    This Maryland crab cake recipe is baked in the oven instead of fried, so they come out perfect every time with less oil. My simple recipe uses minimal filler (and no mayo!) for the best texture and intense crab flavor. They’re so easy to make, with just 5 steps.

Hi, I’m Lauren!

I’m a cooking school graduate and a 4-time cookbook author who loves easy weeknight recipes and fun weekend projects featuring fresh, whole-food ingredients.

Nourishing Recipes for Busy Foodies 29Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

  • Instant Pot Basil Chicken with Green Beans
    This easy Instant Pot chicken recipe is inspired by one of my favorite take-out meals: Thai basil chicken! You’ll love the vibrant, fresh flavor and the snap of the green beans. Making this take-out favorite at home means you can adjust the spice level to your family’s preferences.
  • Unsweetened Instant Pot Apple Sauce
    Unbelievably easy Instant Pot applesauce tastes just like the inside of an apple pie! This recipe is unsweetened and has a touch of cinnamon for the ultimate fall flavor. Enjoy this applesauce warm straight from the pot or refrigerate it for later!
  • Introducing Clean Eating Instant Pot Cookbook
    Introducing Clean Eating Instant Pot Cookbook! Enjoy healthy meals every day of the week with simple, whole food recipes that are perfect for set-it-and-forget-it cooking.
  • Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas
    This Instant Pot chicken carnitas is a delicious and versatile 8-ingredient dinner that’s ready in just about a half-hour! Serve in tortillas for tacos, over nachos on a salad, or in a baked potato.

Nourishing Recipes for Busy Foodies 29Easy Air Fryer Recipes

  • How to Make Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
    Air fryer tortilla chips are super easy to make and have all the crunchy goodness of store-bought chips without the fat or calories.
  • Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs
    Air fryer chicken meatballs are an easy and versatile dinner that the whole family will love. They have a crisp, golden crust surrounding a juicy center and are ready in under a half-hour with minimal cleanup! Go ahead and make a double batch, because these delicious meatballs also freeze really well.
  • Spicy Air Fryer Steak Fingers with Dill Pickle Dip
    You’ve probably heard of chicken fingers, but have you ever heard of steak fingers? In my take on this popular Idaho recipe, tender pieces of steak are coated in spicy gluten-free breading and air fried until they’re perfectly crisp. Brush on some more Nashville hot sauce, then dip them in creamy dill pickle dip to tone down the heat.
  • Air Fryer Empanadas
    Crispy, crunchy air fryer empanadas are so easy to make at home without the mess or uncertain timing of deep-frying. These come out of the air fryer perfectly crisp and golden brown every time. Plus you can use any filling you want, which makes them great for picky eaters!

Whole 30 Recipes

  • Instant Pot Basil Chicken with Green Beans
    This easy Instant Pot chicken recipe is inspired by one of my favorite take-out meals: Thai basil chicken! You’ll love the vibrant, fresh flavor and the snap of the green beans. Making this take-out favorite at home means you can adjust the spice level to your family’s preferences.
  • Unsweetened Instant Pot Apple Sauce
    Unbelievably easy Instant Pot applesauce tastes just like the inside of an apple pie! This recipe is unsweetened and has a touch of cinnamon for the ultimate fall flavor. Enjoy this applesauce warm straight from the pot or refrigerate it for later!
  • Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad
    Cauliflower tabbouleh is a healthy summertime staple. This easy, no-cook side dish keeps well in the fridge and goes with everything from burgers to grilled chicken — or serve it with hummus and pita chips for an easy appetizer! It’s low cal, low carb, and gluten-free but most of all, it’s absolutely delicious.
  • How to Make Easter Egg Dye from Kitchen Scraps
    Your whole family will love making DIY Easter eggs using kitchen scraps like beets, red cabbage, parsley, turmeric, and tea. These homemade Easter eggs are great if you’re looking for a fun kitchen project, if you have allergies or concerns about ingredients in store-bought dye, or if you forgot to buy a dye kit!

Gluten-Free Recipes

  • Cowboy Caviar (aka Texas Caviar)
    Make this Cowboy Caviar recipe for your next get-together and watch how quickly it disappears from the table! This easy-to-make salad combines two types of beans, colorful vegetables, and a sweet and tangy lime vinaigrette.
  • How to Make Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
    Air fryer tortilla chips are super easy to make and have all the crunchy goodness of store-bought chips without the fat or calories.
  • Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions
    You’ll never believe how easy it is to make perfect caramelized onions in a slow cooker. They’re sweet, savory, and oh so delicious! You can make these onions ahead of time and store them in the fridge, or freeze them for later use
  • Instant Pot Basil Chicken with Green Beans
    This easy Instant Pot chicken recipe is inspired by one of my favorite take-out meals: Thai basil chicken! You’ll love the vibrant, fresh flavor and the snap of the green beans. Making this take-out favorite at home means you can adjust the spice level to your family’s preferences.

Low Carb Recipes

  • Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions
    You’ll never believe how easy it is to make perfect caramelized onions in a slow cooker. They’re sweet, savory, and oh so delicious! You can make these onions ahead of time and store them in the fridge, or freeze them for later use
  • Instant Pot Basil Chicken with Green Beans
    This easy Instant Pot chicken recipe is inspired by one of my favorite take-out meals: Thai basil chicken! You’ll love the vibrant, fresh flavor and the snap of the green beans. Making this take-out favorite at home means you can adjust the spice level to your family’s preferences.
  • Low Carb Raspberry Frozen Coffee (Frappuccino)
    Frozen coffee is so easy to make at home and this keto version only has 2 net carbs! Easy to make with just 4 ingredients, or prep it ahead and have a tasty keto frappucino at the drop of a dime!
  • Strawberry Panna Cotta (Vegan, Diary Free, Sugar Free)
    This luscious vegan panna cotta is topped with fresh strawberry sauce for a delicious dessert that adults and kids alike will gobble up! Impressive enough to serve at a dinner party, it’s made with just 5 ingredients and a few minutes of active prep time. Tired of the same old desserts? Let’s bring back pudding!

 

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