Feeling Too Busy – Cook This!

Life is crazy, especially this time of year so today I want to share some of my    F A V O R I T E  quick and easy A Healthy Passion meals perfect for those busy weeknights! Each of them are less than 30 minutes, few ingredients, easy clean up and easily prepped ahead.

Happy Cooking,



Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomatoes AHP239

We toss fluffy toasted gnocchi, sautéed cremini mushrooms, creamy white beans and wilted baby kale in a buttery garlic sauce and finish with chewy sun-dried tomatoes for a 15-minute fridge-to-table weeknight delight!

  • Speed it up: Buy sliced mushrooms!

Greek Salad in a Jar AHP617

The perfect busy weeknight meal or prep-ahead lunch, we combine marinated chickpeas with cucumber, tomato, Kalamata olives, feta and romaine lettuce for the ultimate salad on the go! Plus, there’s just something so fun about serving meals in a jar!

Quinoa Apple and Spinach Salad with Hazelnuts AHP565

Something about fall makes us think of foraging. Our minds wander to leaf-lined roads and paths with small animals busily burrowing and dutifully digging up any tasty morsels they can find before the winter kicks in. And if we were to forage ourselves, we like to think we’d be in the hunt for nuts, fruits and berries and after rooting out some apple, hazelnuts and cranberries, we’d then realize that we’re human and run inside, combine those ingredients with quinoa, spinach and lemon and create the perfect fall salad!

  • Speed it up: Cook the quinoa up in advance!

Mexican Quinoa and Black Bean Salad AHP339

This is a quinoa salad you’ll want to make over and over again. We take tender black beans, fresh cilantro, crunchy bell pepper and fluffy quinoa and toss everything in a fajita-style citrus vinaigrette for a light yet hearty meal perfect for weekday lunches or dinner in a hurry!

  • Speed it up: Cook the quinoa up in advance!

Chicken Thighs with Olive and Orange Spinach Salad AHP 002

A light yet satisfying dish, I love the combination of juicy oranges and salty Kalamata olives with the rosemary-infused chicken thighs offering a final herbaceous pop!

Ginger-Lime Beef with Basil AHP518

This bright and colorful dish is a mouth-watering combo of crisp bell peppers and tender ground beef seasoned with fresh ginger, basil and lime for a Thai-inspired treat that’ll keep your taste buds guessing!


Fajita Beef with Broccoli AHP 401

No matter how busy your weeknight, we believe that everyone has time for a 15-minute meal. And this tasty combo of fajita-style ground beef cooked with tender carrots and broccoli and finished with fresh cilantro and lime only requires 1 skillet, 15 minutes of cooking and 5 minutes of clean-up. Who says healthy cooking has to be time consuming?


New York Strip with Mushrooms and Chard AHP120

Delicious pan-seared steak, infused with the essential steak-accompanying flavors of sautéed mushrooms, shallot, garlic and Kerrygold butter and finished with a non-traditional lemony Swiss chard salad. Who says carnivores can’t eat greens too?


Broiled Salmon with Burst Tomatoes, Basil and Bell Pepper AHP178

An insanely simple and colorful dish of salmon, cherry tomatoes and bell pepper broiled on a baking sheet and served with fresh basil, Greek olives and capers. Minimal prep and almost no clean up required to get a mouth-watering Mediterranean-style meal on the table fast!

Salmon in Parchment AHP005

A light meal with fresh and zesty flavors for any time of the year! The salmon is moist and delicious while the veggies remain fresh and crisp! We love this meal because it’s low maintenance to prepare and requires next to no clean-up!

Jamaican Shrimp Curry AHP115

A spicy and sweet Thai-style shrimp and coconut milk curry with a Jamaican twist served over rice for the ultimate year-round comfort food. And honestly, how often do you get both Thailand and Jamaica on one plate?

  • Speed it up: Buy tail on peeled shrimp.

Cabbage and Noodles with Pork AHP001

Quick and delicious, this is a perfect meal for a busy weeknight. The beautiful combination of tender cabbage, al dente pasta and perfectly cooked pork chops is a guaranteed winner when time is tight!

  • Speed it up: The cabbage can easily be cooked in advance and reheated.

Broiled Bone-In Pork Chops with Burst Tomatoes and Bell Pepper AHP162

An insanely simple dish of bone-in pork chops, cherry tomatoes and bell pepper broiled on a baking sheet and served with fresh basil, Kalamata olives and capers! Minimal prep and almost no clean up required to get a beautiful meal on the table pronto!

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Holiday + Cocktail Recipes
How to Handle Social Events / Holiday Parties
Quick 20 Minute Holiday Workouts
How to Get Back On Track If You Overindulge
How to Handle Alcohol
How to Handle Sweets / Desserts
Tips for Self Care
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