A guide to eating naturally while staying classy

Saturday, August 24, 2013

What's for Dinner????

Fresh Food on Fine China's answer to the question "What's For Dinner???"

Here you will find a list of all of my favorite dinners and links to the recipes!  I'll continue to build this out as I try out new recipes and find new faves.  My goal next weekend will be to put all of these on a menu board...stay tuned!

Lighter Summer Fare

Cozy Winter Comfort Food

When I have more time on my hands....

Something to munch on....

Having something healthy to snack on is really key to staying on track throughout the day.  But, on most days there are cookies or chips taunting me at the office.  To avoid the temptation, I always have a bag of almonds at the office.  But that can get a bit boring.  To keep things interesting, I've compiled a list of my favorite clean snacks.  Bookmark this page - it'll be your one stop shop for a variety of snack ideas!

- String cheese
- Greek yogurt
- Granola
- Apples and peanut butter
- Lara bars
- Air popped popcorn
- Almond crackers and laughing cow cheese
- Homemade trail mix - 1/4 c almonds, 1/8 c dried cranberries,  1/8 c dark chocolate chips
- Sugar snap peas
- Hard boiled eggs
- Smoothie
- Cucumbers or Bell Peppers with Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip
- Slice of Banana Oatmeal Bread
- Edamame
- Avocado and salsa

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Weekly Meal Plans

I feel like every weekend I spend hours planning out my meal list for the week.  To make my life easier, and hopefully yours!, I am going to publish a week's worth of meals.  Stay tuned to this post over the next few weeks because it will build and build until you have a month's worth of meals planned.  After a month, the rotation can be started over again :)  I've also left spots for trying out new recipes, but the core list is clean, easy to prepare, and can be prepped on Sunday and frozen for later in the week - all of my favorite things!  Enjoy!!

Week 1:

1) Taco Soup
2) Turkey Meatloaf + potatoes
3) Pasta Primavera (Any whole wheat pasta // lots of veggies - carrots, zucchini, squash, broccoli, etc. // any sauce - pictured light Alfredo pesto)
4) Chicken Sausage + Risotto (I love Aidells Chicken & Apple and Lundberg Creamy Parmesan) - cook according to instructions
5) Try something new!

Week 2:
1) Greek Chicken + rice
2) Turkey Chili
3) Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce + rice
4) Broccoli Alfredo (Any whole wheat pasta // broccoli // light Alfredo sauce) (~7 WWPoints+)
5) Pesto Chicken Pizza

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Protein-packed Peach Oatmeal

Protein-packed Peach Oatmeal

This is my latest breakfast craze!! It is quick, filling, and SO delicious! I feel like I'm eating dessert for breakfast. Once you try this, you'll be hooked! Also tastes great with blueberries, strawberries, or dried cranberries!

Serves 2 (Only 4 WW Points+!!)
1/2 c Oatmeal, uncooked, old-fashioned rolled
1 c Yogurt, Greek, (honey or vanilla flavored)
1 Peach, cut into small pieces
1 T Cinnamon
2 T Brown sugar

INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Cook oatmeal according to package instructions 2) Separate oatmeal into two separate bowls 3) Mix yogurt, peaches, and cinnamon (dived) in each bowl with oatmeal
4) Sprinkle 1T brown sugar over each dish
5) Serve immediately

Light Pumpkin Pie Dip

Light Pumpkin Pie Dip

Football season calls for lots of appetizers and heavy dips. Serve this light dip as alternate to all of the calorie-heavy choices to your guests - they'll never realize how healthy it is!
1/2 c pumpkin (canned)
1/2 c whipped cream cheese, reduced fat
1 T pumpkin pie spice
3 tsp brown sugar

INSTRUCTIONS: 1) In a small mixing bowl, add all ingredients 2) Stir ingredients until well mixed 3) Serve with Stacy's Simply Gingerbread Pita Chips

Southwestern Vegetables

Southwestern Vegetables

This side dish is a great way to get in your daily serving of veggies.  Let's be honest, anything with melted cheese goes over well in my house!  I like this dish with a simple grilled white fish or baked chicken.

1T olive oil
2 zucchini, medium, chopped
2 yellow squash, medium, chopped
2 cans diced tomatoes with chiles, drained
1/3 c Mexican cheddar cheese, shredded

1) Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet.
2) Add zucchini and squash.  Cook covered for about ten minutes until vegetables are soft.
3) Fold tomatoes in to the skillet.   Cook covered until all are heated through, about five minutes.
4) Sprinkle cheese over vegetables.  Allow cheese to melt over the vegetables.
5) Serve immediately while warm.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Greek Chicken


This past New Year's Eve, one of my friends made this chicken as an appetizer.  I tried to recreate this for a bridal shower several weeks later.  I, as I always tend to do, made too much filling.  This is when one of my favorite dinners was born!  Just served the filling with rice and, voila! 

WWPoints+: 10

2 TBSP olive oil
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, shredded
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 c chopped onion
1 box chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry
1/2 c roasted red peppers
3/4 c crumbled feta cheese, reduced fat
1/2 c pine nuts
Chicken broth

- Heat a large skillet to medium-high
- Brown oil, garlic, and onions 
- Add chicken, cook through until warm
- Add spinach and simmer until cooked through, adding chicken broth to moisten as needed
Add roasted red peppers, pine nuts and feta
- Serve with brown rice