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Chicken Meatballs

Ground chicken breast makes delicious meatballs with just a few simple ingredients. For the softest meatballs, cook them right in the sauce.

Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs

Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs

It’s my never-fail recipe for easy baby back ribs. The tender, sweet meat falls right off the bone and they are just as good finished on the grill or in the oven.

Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Imagine tender meat you can cut with a spoon and potatoes full of flavor… it’s one of the ultimate comfort foods. Homemade beef stew is easy to make – it just takes time.

Easy Pan Pizza

Foolproof, easy no-knead pan pizza with a golden crispy crust. This recipe works with any toppings of your choice. It’s the best deep-dish pizza you will ever have!

Chicken Pot Pie

This easy, healthy chicken pot pie from scratch only takes one hour start-to-finish. Rich & creamy filling, flaky crust, and no cream or butter anywhere!

Skinless Chicken Thighs & Fries

I love this moist chicken with seasoned potato wedges because it all cooks on one pan with no fuss. The chicken cooks on a broiler pan so the fat just rolls away.

orange sesasme chicken

Orange Sesame Chicken

This quick & easy stir fry cooks in less than 10 minutes. With fresh orange juice and fragrant sesame oil, it smells and tastes amazing. It’s one of my top ten favorites.

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties

Canned salmon makes for a quick and healthy dinner when made into delicious patties with red pepper, parsley, onion, and fresh whole wheat bread crumbs.

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls

I’m sharing my Polish heritage with a simple recipe for cabbage rolls stuffed with ground sirloin, rice & mushrooms – it’s one of my most treasured recipes.

Polish Pierogi

Polish Pierogi

It takes just a few ingredients to make healthy, traditional home-style Polish pierogi with a delicious potato-cream cheese filling. Serve boiled or lightly browned.

Quick & Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

Quick & Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

For the leanest, softest meatballs I use ground sirloin and cook them right in the sauce. Make this family favorite Italian dinner, all from scratch, in about 1/2 an hour.

Quick & Easy Mac & Cheese

Quick Mac & Cheese

Twenty minutes! Four ingredients! That’s all it takes to make this creamy, delicious, low-fat mac & cheese made with 1% milk and reduced fat cheddar. Yummm!

Easy Meat Sauce

Simple Meat Sauce

You’ll barely have time to cook some spaghetti and make a salad with this quick and easy meat sauce using lean ground beef and canned tomatoes. It’s a kid-pleaser!

Homemade Barbeque Sauce

Homemade Barbeque Sauce

Recipes don’t get much easier than this. This is my own creation for a sweet and sticky barbeque sauce. I’ve never found a bottled sauce this good!

Dry Rub for BBQ Ribs

Making your own homemade dry rub is easy and takes five minutes. It’s what I use on my baby back ribs that everyone is making… and loving!

Fast Rice & Beans

Fast Rice & Beans

All you need is two cans and a box of rice, some onions and garlic, and you have a healthy dinner in less than 30 minutes – rice & beans with fire-roasted chiles.

Manicotti with Crepes


Tender melt-in-your-mouth manicotti are made with soft whole wheat crepes filled with three cheeses and topped with my quick & easy spaghetti sauce.

Lemon Chicken Cutlets

Lemon Chicken Cutlets

Start your side dish first because these easy cutlets take less than 20 minutes to make. Lean breaded chicken breast with parsley & fresh zest is cooked in a bit of olive oil.

simple broiled salmon

Simple Broiled Salmon

All you need is a lemon, some oil, and salt & pepper to make this delicious salmon – and there’s no cleanup! It’s the easiest, healthiest dinner you can make.

Lemon Herb Chicken Breast

Lemon Herb Chicken Breast

This is the easiest and tastiest way I know to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I baste them with a sauce of fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic & herbs.

Veggie Mac & Cheese

Grown Up Mac & Cheese

My low fat mac & cheese has four vegetables built in but it doesn’t have to be for grownups. Call it rainbow mac & cheese for kids. Make it in 30 minutes!

Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan

My crispy and tender oven-baked chicken parm is easy to make… and healthier, topped with part skim mozzarella. Make it with my quick & easy spaghetti sauce.

Creamy Chicken Asparagus Bowties

Creamy Chicken Asparagus Bow Ties

Rich and creamy but light and low fat, this is my version of alfredo sauce over lean chicken and healthy asparagus. This easy dish also works with broccoli.

Easy Tortilla Pie

Whole wheat tortillas become soft as butter in this easy casserole loaded with 2 kinds of beans and multi-colored peppers. Customize it either spicy or mild.

Jenny’s One Pan Chicken & Veggies

Here’s an easy way to make dinner in a pan that’s full of health-building veggies and lean chicken breast. It cooks in less than 30 minutes and look how pretty it is!

20-Minute Pizza Dough

Want homemade pizza? Have it now! This quick and easy pizza dough, made from scratch, is ready to use in less than twenty minutes.

Easy Baked Ziti

This easy casserole is my “lazy lasagne” made lean and healthy with ground sirloin and part skim cheeses. I promise you that everyone will ask for seconds.

Chicken & Peppers

Chicken & Peppers

This easy family dinner all cooks in one pan for easy cleanup. Lean chunks of chicken breast with antioxidant-rich multi-colored peppers – cooks in 30 minutes.

Best Meat Loaf Ever!

Best Meat Loaf Ever!

This may be the best meat loaf you’ve ever had and the healthiest, made with extra-lean beef and added vegetables – and it’s baked on a foil-lined sheet so there’s no cleanup.

Easy Chicken & Mushrooms

Lean chicken in creamy mushroom sauce cooks in 15 minutes and will disappear even faster. No butter – and probably no leftovers. Serve over rice or noodles.

Vegetable Lo Mein

Eat your healthy veggies in this easy lo mein side dish and you may never order takeout again. Add leftover chicken, shrimp, or pork and it’s all you need for dinner.

Sardine Cakes

You’ll hardly notice the sardines in this potato patty flavored with green onions and parsley. Sardines are “health food in a can” full of minerals and omega 3s.

Vegetable Bean Pasta

Vegetable-Bean Pasta

Make this healthy meal in 20 minutes. Vegetarians will love this meatless dinner recipe with three vegetable superstars, all loaded with antioxidants.

Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Start-to-finish: 45 minutes! Sweet & spicy bbq sauce on a crispy pizza with shredded chicken & onions – Yum! Make on a pizza stone or in a pan.

Quick & Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Only 5 ingredients to make a delicious sauce for your spaghetti & meatballs or chicken parm. Super easy with canned tomatoes. Cook for 15 minutes. Add basil. Done.

Easy Chicken Stew

Lean chicken breast with lots of health-building vegetables in a thick, low-fat, creamy sauce made without butter. This one-pan meal is ready in 40 minutes.

Red Beans & Brown Rice

A simple, heart-healthy meal full of cholesterol-lowering fiber and antioxidant-rich peppers. Using canned beans make this an easy one-pan supper.

Turkey Chili

Easy Turkey Chili

Need a super healthy, super easy dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes? My turkey chili is low fat, high fiber, and full of antioxidants. Everything in the pot. Cook. Eat.

Polish Hunter's Stew - Bigos

Polish Hunter’s Stew (Bigos)

This is Polish peasant food at its best. Sauerkraut, cabbage, mushrooms, beef, and pork are slow cooked for 2 hours for a hearty pot of comfort food.

Easy Pot Roast

Classic pot roast will bring everyone to the table for a family Sunday supper. This easy recipe produces richly browned meat that’s fork-tender and perfect vegetables.

Black Bean Quesadilla

Faster than a speeding Domino’s car, this healthy quesadilla takes just minutes to make, uses reduced fat cheese, calcium-rich black beans, and whole wheat tortillas.

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Fresh pineapple makes a huge difference in this quick & easy, healthy stir fry. Different colored peppers mean a bigger variety of anti-aging benefits. Cooks in 10 minutes.

Pepperoni Pizza

If you like your pizza thin and crispy, this is the one to try. My healthier, low fat pizza has a crispy crust, and I’ll show you a trick for de-greasing the pepperoni.

Pork Tenderloin Dinner

Lean & inexpensive pork loin is marinated in lemon, garlic, mustard, and honey, browned and oven-roasted along with a huge pile of healthy colorful vegetables.

Nachos for Dinner

Nachos for Dinner

Nachos can be healthy… if you make them with the right ingredients. This healthy recipe uses reduced fat cheese, lot of veggies and beans, and seasoned ground sirloin.

Skinless Chicken Drumsticks

Skinless Chicken Drumsticks

You’ll forget these are skinless after marinating them in olive oil, citrus juices, and garlic. They’re oven roasted and delicious but you can use your own marinade too.


Most of mine are comfort foods

I should have just called this section “Comfort Foods” because almost everything seems to fit. Recipes like my homemade beef stew and meat loaf and pepperoni pizza are like a warm blanket on a cold night. There’s no question I like to cook but I still like to make things the simplest way possible and with the least amount of work. I figure if I can simplify something like my marinated pork loin recipe or my Bolognese sauce, then I’ll have more time to make dessert!

Many people seem to be short on time these days so I am always looking for simple recipes that will let you make 30-minute meals for your family. Try my orange-sesame chicken. It’s basically a stir-fry and everyone who tries it loves it. Healthy meals like my thighs & fries are really easy too and the best part is it all cooks on foil so there’s no cleanup!

So try my easy healthy dinners and make sure you eat your vegetables. And no, carrot cake does not count as a vegetable! (but my carrot cake is really good!) – Jenny Jones