Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Kale, Edamame & Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale, edamame, quinoa salad with sweet lemon vinaigrette. Packed with juicy mango, tomatoes, heart healthy avocado, nutty quinoa and crunchy kale. This salad is perfect for parties or for packing for lunch. I first wrote this blog post when I was 23 years old. Here’s what it said: “It’s coming to a point on my […] The post Kale, Edamame & Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Steel Cut Oats | How to Cook the Perfect Bowl

Maybe I have old-fashioned taste in breakfast, but if I could only have one morning meal for the rest of my life, it would be a bowl of steel cut oatmeal. Today, I’m going to be sharing how to cook steel cut oats that are creamy and perfect every time. They’re endlessly customizable, never mushy, and can be made ahead for healthy breakfasts all week. If you think oatmeal is bland, unappealing, or (as one reader expressed) […]

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Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies {vegan, gluten-free & healthy}

Secretly healthy chickpea blondies made with chickpeas, peanut butter, pure maple syrup and chocolate chips. No one can tell that they’re made with chickpeas instead of flour, because they taste exactly like a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie! The best part is that the chickpea cookie dough is amazing (and vegan so you can eat […] The post Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies {vegan, gluten-free & healthy} appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Thai Chicken Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing

Incredible Thai Chicken Quinoa Salad paired with a sweet & savory peanut dressing! This flavorful salad is packed with fresh mango, carrots, red bell pepper, green onions, crunchy cashews, and curry marinated chicken for a delicious meal prep lunch. We’re finally to the very last recipe of the #AKSaladChallenge… and it’s my most favorite recipe […] The post Thai Chicken Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

I owe my crock pot, BIG TIME. Not only is it an essential tool in bringing Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore to our table, but it’s also the catalyst for what has turned out to be one of the best parts of life in Milwaukee: “family dinner” with two of our best friends and their two kids. When Ben and I moved to Milwaukee, I honestly wasn’t sure how I was going to make friends. I’d just started […]

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24 Healthy Strawberry Recipes

Incredible healthy strawberry recipes that are perfect for parties, potlucks, and picnics all summer long. From breakfast and brunch to seasonal desserts, these fresh strawberry recipes will be a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! There’s nothing that says summer like bright, delicious strawberries. I couldn’t be more excited for strawberry season, and have been adding multiple pints to […] The post 24 Healthy Strawberry Recipes appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Healthy Beef and Broccoli

It turns out that when you purchase your husband’s childhood home from his parents, in addition to inheriting his collection of high school hockey paraphernalia and old report cards, you also acquire his list of favorite neighborhood restaurants. Today’s Healthy Beef and Broccoli is a dead ringer for the beef and broccoli stir fry at his family’s favorite Asian takeout joint. When Ben’s parents moved to a lake west of the city, we bought his childhood home. […]

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Baked Bacon | How to Make PERFECT Bacon in the Oven

Oven baked bacon? Seriously! Cooking bacon in the oven allows you to make large batches of bacon at once, with every slice evenly cooked and crisp! If you have ever wondered how to make perfect bacon every time, this recipe is for you! Today, we are mastering a life skill: Baked Bacon. At the end of this post, not only will you know how to make bacon that turns out impeccably cooked and uniformly crisp every single […]

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Cheesy Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Meatloaf Muffins

Cheesy Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Meatloaf Muffins are a great healthy dinner option – flavorful, moist, low-carb and packed with protein! Kids love them… and you will too! If you haven’t noticed, lately I’ve been bringing some of my favorite older recipes back to life by retesting and improving them, then updating the photography. If you’re […] The post Cheesy Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Meatloaf Muffins appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Healthy banana muffins with chocolate chips for a little indulgence. The greek yogurt adds protein and keeps the muffins moist. You’ll love these easy banana muffins — made without butter or refined sugar! This is the only banana muffin recipe you’ll ever need! Hi friends! I’m finally back in Chicago after two weeks of travel and […] The post Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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