Entrees · Vegetarian

Wild Rice Burgers

This is a very Minnesotan vegetarian burger recipe. I had my first wild rice burger at Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors, MN after a long backpacking trip. My husband and I loved it so much I had to try duplicating it. I think I came pretty close – although I’m sure my recipe is much healthier… Continue reading Wild Rice Burgers


Vegetable-full Chicken Chow Mein

Apart from the sodium content, chow mein can be a very healthy meal. Using fresh vegetables instead of canned not only reduces some of the sodium content, but also increases vitamin and fiber provision. There is about 640 mg sodium per serving of this recipe. If conservative with the chow mein noodle topping, this meal… Continue reading Vegetable-full Chicken Chow Mein

Breakfast · Diabetes-Friendly

Healthy Vanilla Frappe

When I was pregnant, I had an aversion to coffee. Since I desperately need caffeine in the morning, I had to look at different options. One morning, I stopped by Starbucks and got a vanilla frappe and it completely hit the spot! The problem is that I found myself craving one every morning, and I… Continue reading Healthy Vanilla Frappe

Entrees · Vegetarian

Roasted Veggie Panini

A delicious way to get veggies into a meal. I roasted zucchini and bell pepper on the grill and topped with spinach, hummus and cheese. This combination not only tastes great, but makes for a high protein, high fiber meal packed with vitamins from the veggies. There is also heart-healthy fats from the olive oil… Continue reading Roasted Veggie Panini


Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes (Perkins Copycat)

One of the best parts about fall is pumpkin everything! Many restaurants update their menus around this time to include pumpkin recipes. My favorite has been the oatmeal pumpkin pancakes at Perkins (although it appears it has been discontinued 😦 ). I tried many times to replicate it, but continued to make pancakes that either… Continue reading Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes (Perkins Copycat)