Summer pantry meal: 15-minute Pasta with Zucchini and Chickpeas

A quick and yummy recipe for the kids so you can cook another dish for your grown-up taste buds.

Easiest Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

A favorite meatless family dinner made easy with store-bought shortcuts.

How to make Stuffed Potato Skins and lots of ways to stuff them

I know. The big game is over and I'm posting a recipe for stuffed potato skins. I know! But who says that potato skins have to be about watching football? I mean, I never really watch football and, yet, I love potato skins. As it turns out, so do my boys. So why should I have to make them only during football season? Sure, the Super Bowl was my inspiration for these, but the recipe is going to feed us all year long because what's the difference between this and a big bowl of chili over rice with the fixings? Nothing. Plus—hold on to your hats—potatoes are nutritious. So, yea, stuffed potato skins are our new jam. For dinner. Any night of the week. (more after the jump)

A cozy weeknight Spiced Chickpea Soup

We can't get enough of this super flavorful, totally healthy soup that comes together in your blender. How easy is that?!

Curry Roasted Cauliflower with Lentils and Greens

An easy vegetarian meal or side as good for everyday as it is for a special occasion meal.

Mushroom and Lentil “Bolognese” Sauce

If you're craving a hearty pasta feast that's also rich in flavor, this is totally the way to go.

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup: Just like Chicken Tortilla Soup, but (surprisingly) vegan!

This delectable combination of simple ingredients is a hearty treat for the taste-buds as well as the tummy.

All the Cinco de Mayo recipes you could ever want… and then some.

Guacamole, pico de gallo, carnitas, and so much more.

Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Mustard

A one-pot dream recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook, It's All Good.

Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Pie

A delicious Tex-Mex dinner that you can throw together after work or when you finally get home from enjoying the good weather at the playground. Dreamy.

Curried Cauliflower Lentil Soup

The perfect soup for a sick-day. Easy to make and super nourishing!

Tuna and White Bean Salad

These are great for a no-cook dinner. Whip these up and call it a night.

Quick ‘n Healthy Round Up: Tacos

Tasty taco recipes for every day of the week!

Beef and Lentil Sloppy Joes with Quickest Broccoli Slaw

I'm obsessed with these Beef and Lentil Sloppy Joes. So is the hungry papa. The kids, too. Though I cannot lie: I did get a deadpan, "This again?" the most recent time that I served these. What can I say? I have been making them a lot. Like my famous classic fish sticks, these sloppy joes are a sophisticated update of a classic family dish without being fancy or fussy. The grown-up appeal doesn't come at the cost of this dish's essential kid-appeal. Instead, it comes from layering in healthy ingredients and balancing earthy, tart and tangy flavors. Plus, who doesn't want a sloppy, filling, delicious sandwich for dinner? Watch your buns, hamburgers. (more after the jump)

{video} Rice, Grain & Pasta Lunch Bowls

Check out the latest installment of my school lunch video series. This week's lunch idea is as good for little ones as it is for big kids, teens, and even grown ups! One of the best parts of my school lunch video series is all the comments I've gotten from high schoolers about wanting more ideas for packed lunches that work for them. How awesome that older kids are looking for healthy lunch options when they can't find them at school? (Very!) Since there was no way I was willing to let my teen fans down, I whipped up some easy-to-pack rice, grain, and pasta lunch bowls. The best part of these is that they work just as well for little kids as they do for big ones. In fact, start packing lunches for work, mamas—these are awesome for grown ups, too. (more after the jump)

How to make an all-pantry meal in 20 minutes

I was going to post something else today, but I've shifted things around to share last night's dinner. It's not the prettiest meal I've ever made, but it is wholesome, healthy, and took 20 minutes to cook. I also used only ingredients from my pantry and freezer, and everyone like it. Last week was crazy, then we went away for the weekend. By the time I returned home on Sunday night, I had no meal plan, no food in the house, and a busy week of work ahead. Ever been there? I'm thinking that you have, which is why I've interrupted our regular programming to bring you this service announcement: A thoughtfully stocked pantry will SAVE you. Maybe you've heard this message before. Maybe it doesn't seem like much of a revelation. But I'll tell you this: when you're able to whip up a tasty dinner like this one with a protein-rich pasta and side veggie, you'll feel pretty amazed. Since I want you to be amazed by yourself and your cooking skills, let's break down last night's dinner, Pasta with Tuna and Chickpeas with Butter Sautéed Artichokes and Peas: (more after the jump)