Category: Dinner

Kid Friendly Salmon: Delicious!


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 5-to-6-ounce wild salmon fillets, skin removed


Combine 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, the soy sauce, lemon juice, onion, brown sugar, garlic, sesame oil, and pepper to taste in a bowl or large resealable plastic bag. Add the salmon and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 3 hours, preferably most of the day.


Preheat the broiler and line a broiler pan with foil. Place the salmon on the foil (reserve the marinade) and brush with vegetable oil. Broil for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the salmon is opaque. Meanwhile, strain the marinade and simmer in a saucepan over medium-low heat until slightly reduced. Serve the salmon with the sauce on the side.


Photograph by Ngoc Minh Ngo


Kid-Friendly Salmon

Melissa  d'Arabian

Recipe courtesy Melissa d’Arabian for Food Network Magazine



Mini Turkey Meatloaf and Maple Green Beans

Mini Turkey Meatloaf and Maple Green Beans

Sheet-Pan Dinner


  • 2 teaspoons 365 Everyday Value Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for oiling pan
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup grated sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup barbeque sauce, divided
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon 365 Everyday Value Organic Maple Syrup

Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a large sheet tray. In a bowl, mix turkey, onion, sweet potato, 3 tablespoons barbeque sauce, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Form into four loaves, brush with remaining 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce and bake on sheet tray for 20 minutes.

In a large bowl, toss green beans with maple syrup, oil and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Arrange on sheet tray next to meatloaves and roast until tender and meatloaves are cooked through (165°F), 20 to 25 minutes more.

Nutritional Info:

Per Serving:

  • 290 calories (100 from fat)
  • 11g total fat
  • 2.5g saturated fat
  • 80mg cholesterol
  • 1120mg sodium
  • 24g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 13g sugar)
  • 25g protein


Back to School is just around the Corner!!


Wow, talk about the summer flying by…. our kids start school in just a couple of days and although I feel prepared for back to school now, it always seems to nip me in the behind that first week!  Our school district is also starting off the school year with a full first week!  The last few years it was just a half a week,  which was just enough time to get the kids (and myself!) back to reality and a schedule.  I think five full days will be a very long week!!

To prepare, I’ve decided to work out a full week of healthy dinners and lunches ahead of time… less stress makes for a much happier household!!

Now the menu I came up with works well for my family’s likes and dislikes… feel free to edit it accordingly to your needs.

Lunch Plan:

Monday: Turkey Breast & Cheese on whole wheat wrap, pretzels, red grapes & a treat!

Tuesday: Tuna salad with crackers, carrots, &  a peach.

Wednesday: Peanut Butter & Jelly on whole wheat bread, rice cakes & small apple.

Thursday: Hummus or Yogurt, graham crackers, trail mix & orange.

Friday: Mini Pizza Bagels, green peppers & carrots, fresh fruit salad.

Dinner Plan:

Monday: Penne Pasta with red sauce, peas & salad.

Tuesday: Teryiaki marinated Chicken with Broccoli, brown rice.

Wednesday: Ground White meat turkey Sloppy Joe’s on whole wheat rolls, celery & carrots.

Thursday: Italian marinated Chicken with spinach & sweet potato fries.

Friday: BBQ Grilled Salmon Filet, green beans & red bliss potatoes.



Produce:  oranges, apples, seedless grapes, cantaloupe, carrots, celery, broccoli, green beans, sweet potatoes, red bliss potatoes, salad

Frozen: peas, spinach, pizza bagels

Deli/Cold: turkey breast, cheese, hummus, yogurt

Meat: ground turkey, salmon, chicken breast (2 dinners)

Dry: Pretzels, graham crackers, trail mix, whole wheat bread, rolls & wraps, brown rice, red sauce, pasta, teriyaki sauce, pasta