Ingredient: dried basil

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Turkey Kale Noodle Bowl

I am a big fan of Asian-inspired rice bowls but my noodle-loving daughters look wistfully at the Tinkyada brown rice linguine noodles hanging out next to the jar of jasmine rice. So I took pity and whipped up a Thai inspired NOODLE bowl which resulted in smiles and second helpings.

Gluten free, Main, Paleo/Primal, Seafood, Spring, Sugar Free, Summer

Poached Salmon with a Creamy Pea Sauce

Serve with Herbed Roasted Potatoes-

I have been serving this simple yet elegant salmon entree every Easter, as it is always requested and especially appreciated by the non-meat eaters. The cream sauce is light as the emphasis is on the meaty salmon and fresh seasonal spring vegetables. Include this on your Easter buffet or serve it with herbed roasted potatoes for a special springtime weeknight dinner.

All Seasons, Chicken, Fall, Gluten free, Italian, Main, Slow Cooker, Spring, Sugar Free, Summer, Winter

Slow Cooker Parmesan Chicken

I had intended to make oven-baked parmesan chicken one night, but realized that I would be out all day, returning with limited time to make this classic Italian dish. I experimented with my slow cooker and the result was surprisingly good! How nice to come home to a favorite Italian meal, where all I needed to do was boil some pasta and toss together a quick green salad.

Dairy Free, Fall, Gluten free, Italian, Main, Paleo / Primal, Paleo/Primal, Slow Cooker, Soups, Spring, Sugar Free, Turkey, Winter

Slow Cooker Italian Turkey Soup

There is only one season where this slow cooker meal would not be welcomed, but for a cold winter day, a brisk fall evening, or a rainy spring afternoon nothing beats a steaming bowl of whole foods goodness chock-full of protein, vibrant Italian flavoring and vitamin rich greens. While the meal stands on its own, you could easily add a crisp salad and artisan rolls for sopping up the broth.

All, All Seasons, Dairy Free, Fall, Gluten free, Italian, Main, Paleo / Primal, Pork, Slow Cooker, Spring, Sugar Free, Summer, Winter

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Peppers

This is one of the most satisfying and easy slow cooker recipes with a ton of versatility. A few simple ingredients yield a lot of flavor; pair this classic Italian recipe with your favorite pasta or ladle it into a hoagie roll. A simple salad is all you need to complete this meal.

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Weeknight Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Serve with chopped romaine salad and balsamic vinaigrette-

Spaghetti with meat sauce is one of those tried and true weeknight meals that I default to when I am lazy, don’t want expensive takeout or Pb&j sandwiches, and lucky enough to have all the ingredients on hand. I am including this basic recipe in hopes that you’ll refer to it in a pinch with the notion that you do not need to buy commercially prepared jarred sauce; homemade is pretty easy, sugarless and fresh! Serve a crisp romaine or garden salad along with some Italian bread to sop up the sauce if you don’t mind the extra carbs.