Kale and Spicy Turkey Sausage Stuffed Shells

Stuffed shells were somewhat of a staple growing up. My dad would often make them when my mom went out of town and I always loved them. Im not sure why I have never attempted them myself, or what prompted me to attempt now, but I decided to wing it with this recipe- I just used what I thought would taste good. When my husband said, “These are the best stuffed shells I have ever had”, I knew I had a winner!

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Citrus Herb Roasted Chicken

This time of year, it seems like we are usually in need of a tasty entree to take to an event or are hosting others at our dinner table. The task of creating a menu or choosing an entree large enough to feed a group of people can be daunting. I found this Citrus Herb Roasted Chicken recipe and knew I had to recreate it! The recipe is simple and perfect for a large group, as you can easily adjust the amount of chicken you are cooking. But, even for just two people, the recipe is an easy meal to make. One of the best parts is that you can make enough to have lunch or dinner leftovers for later on! It was a hit in our home, and I’m excited to share it with our HBH readers.

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Eggplant Chili

This flavorful chili is the perfect meal to kick off fall and winter with its easy prep and cleanup! And, the eggplant provides a heartiness that you will not miss if you choose to make it meatless. 

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Cooler weather and chili seem to go hand in hand. Whenever our temperatures drop, it is one of the first dishes I make.  Growing up, chili was the meal we ate every Halloween evening, so it only seemed natural to continue the theme of chili as a ‘kickoff meal’ to fall! It’s also a perfect dish to simmer on a Sunday afternoon and have for the week to eat off of for lunch or dinner. I wanted to add a spin to the typically chili recipe by adding additional vegetables and using ground turkey for my meat-lovin’ husband, and I think my Eggplant Chili is a new favorite of ours! This dish could be easily made vegetarian/vegan by eliminating the ground turkey and using chickpeas in place of kidney beans for that extra protein punch!

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Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa

In early May, my husband and I visited Costa Rica for the first time with some of our friends. If you have not been there before, I highly recommend it! You can find a perfect mix of adventure and relaxation, and a wealth of activities on the beach or in the mountains. The scenery is breathtaking, and you could spend all day just soaking in its beauty.

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Lemon Salmon with Basil, Tomato and Red Wine Vinaigrette Orzo

Last summer, my husband and I went with my extended family on an Alaskan cruise which was incredible! And talk about amazing seafood! I have always enjoyed salmon, but since that trip, I cannot get enough of it. And, the health benefits are even more of an incentive to eat it.  The omega 3 fatty acid content (also known as a type of essential fatty acid) as well as it being a great source of lean protein are a few reasons why you should aim to include salmon in your menu rotation. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends two servings of fatty fish per week, like salmon, for the heart health benefit of Omega 3’s.  In addition, these nutrients are beneficial for brain function and have anti-inflammatory properties that play a role in prevention of other illness and disease. The body does not make omega- 3 fatty acids, so it is important that a person’s diet provides these nutrients.

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