Slow Cooker Chicken Spaghetti

This slow cooker chicken spaghetti was mind blowingly easy and delicious, just like my crock pot chicken marinara. 150th thousand time I got convinced that simple food is the best food ever! I slap my own hands quite often when I start adding a little bit of this and that. God forbid to brown butter… No need to make your life harder, America! When I first came to Canada, I was thinking “wow, fancy food they eat here” while flipping glossy cooking magazines. And never made a single recipe….
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Healthy Pasta with Pesto, Tomato and Broccoli

Organic pasta mixed with blistered grape tomatoes, broccoli, sun dried tomatoes, all natural pesto and topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Total time = 30 minutes, including the prep and clean up. This was delicious and healthy pasta! A few years ago, my kids couldn’t stand pesto. So, I stopped buying it and never made one. Actually, I went through a stage thinking it’s too fattening but these days I just know that moderation is key.

Chicken Noodle Vegetable Soup

This chicken noodle vegetable soup is easy, budget-friendly and my boys couldn’t get enough of it. It comes together in 30 minutes and is a great way to “clean up” your fridge’s veggie drawers and freezer’s veggie bags. For vegetables, I added carrots, potatoes, cabbage and tomatoes. I just love the addition of fresh garden tomatoes in soup combined with garlic and fresh herbs. Cabbage adds so much volume and flavour to this soup. I also love to add just a tablespoon of olive oil to rather fat…
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Roasted Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Where do I begin?! Let me just say this: I’m not a huge traditional mac and cheese person but I love spaghetti squash mac and cheese and my zucchini mac and cheese. Now, here is a mind blowing combination: pasta, roasted cauliflower and garlic, and cheese => baked and I died. This roasted cauliflower mac and cheese is such an awesome hybrid of two dishes, delicious and contains half of large cauliflower head in here. My kids had seconds, licked the plates and after my toddler told me “I like you”. When…
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Kale Turkey Pasta Bake

Whole grain pasta, fresh kale (or spinach), extra lean ground turkey topped with a reasonable amount of part skim mozzarella cheese and baked until golden. This turkey pasta bake is perfect for a fairly quick weeknight meal, leftovers the next day and a meal prep. You could even assemble the casserole and freeze with plastic wrap on top. When ready to eat, bake from frozen and increase baking time by 15 – 20 minutes. I remember when I was pregnant and almost due, I stocked up my freezer with…
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Penne with Broccoli in One Pan

This penne with broccoli is my-go-to 20 minute dinner for kids when my fridge is empty and they won’t just eat my quinoa and chicken. It’s affordable, quick, healthy and is versatile – use any firm veggies you have on hand/your kids like. Frozen vegetables work too. Oddly enough my kids love broccoli, not over cooked, just like mama. Cauliflower, carrots and snap peas are great options as well. You could also add grape tomatoes, peas and corn, why not?!

Greek Yogurt Pasta Salad with Vegetables

Summer is here and I still don’t understand when did it happen. Did you?! It means BBQ, swimming and fresh produce. Over the next few months I will be posting many summer recipes for the grill and salads. I already have a few tested out by my peeps and can’t wait to add them to your Clean Eating menu. They are so simple, fresh and delicious! I’m super excited because it’s truly my first year of summer food blogging.

Skillet Greek Sausage Corkscrew Toss Recipe

I make pasta at least once a week. Kids love it and it’s easy. Healthy pasta recipes are quick, budget friendly and believe it or not can be healthy. This Skillet Greek Sausage Corkscrew Toss is no exception. Organic whole wheat pasta, tossed in light creamy sauce with all natural chicken sausage and fragrant bell peppers, sprinkled with fresh feta cheese and parsley. Dried oregano takes this dish to a new you, Greek Goddess, level!

Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups with Artichoke

OMG, guys, I have a new favourite Sunday dinner! These soft pillows aka chicken lasagna roll ups made out of healthy brown rice pasta and filled with clean creamy chicken, artichoke and spinach filling. Topped with cheese and tomato sauce and baked. And if you would like to skip pasta but enjoy the taste of lasagna, try my zucchini lasagna or stovetop zucchini noodles. And for slow cooking, I can’t recommend roasted red pepper lasagna enough. No crazy Alex stories today as this dish doesn’t involve fish. In Vancouver salmon…
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Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Soup with Kale

Pasta e Fagioli means beans and pasta –  slow cooker pasta e ravioli soup with kale in my world. And I can’t believe I have only 6 soup recipes on my blog so far. Whaaaaaat?! I grew up on soups and I cook them quite often: buckwheat soup, Ukrainian borscht, slow cooker chicken noodle soup. Soups are fast, cheap and a great way to use any leftovers. You know that half tomato, yesterday’s sausage and 2 days old pasta?! Instead of a garbage can, they go into Olena’s…
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