Tuscan Chicken, Zucchini and White Bean Ragout

Beans Chicken Dinner Easy Fast Low-fat Lunch Poultry Stew Vegetables

So you want something warm, easy and healthy for dinner that doesn’t take too long? This is a quick and savory dish from the cookbook The Dinner Doctor by Anne Byrn, who brought us the popular Cake Doctor cookbooks. Read more

Roasted Broccoli and Chickpea Quinoa Bowls

Beans Easy Grains Seeds Vegetables Vegetarian

I initially decided to try this recipe because it looked healthy. Broccoli, chickpeas and that trendy, protein-rich seed quinoa. Yeah, OK, I’ll try it. Ho hum. Read more

Greek Chickpea Salad

Beans Easy Recipes Salads Vegetables Vegetarian

I first made this for a church extracurricular activity.*  I didn’t add the avocado because the salad was going to sit in a cooler for a few hours. Happily, it was a hit even without it. I added avocado to the leftovers at home, and yum, it was even better. Read more

Apple and Ginger Lentil Salad

Beans Easy Low-fat Recipes Salads Seeds Vegetarian

I found this recipe on eatingwell.com when I was looking for healthy vegetarian options for soon-to-arrive guests. It met the requirements: Protein, check. Interesting flavor profile, check. Served cold, check (forecasts of 90-degree days). Read more