Weekly Recipe Roundup 10-5-17

This has been one heck of a week, hasn’t it?

Actually, let’s make that month(s).

I just want to let you know that if you, like me, are having a tough time dealing with all of the tragedies and divisiveness in our country (and the heaviness of it all), definitely take some time and remove yourself. If only for a couple minutes, take it. Anything will make a difference.

Our nervous systems are being assaulted. And unless you are very conscious of doing things to counter that, it will take a toll on your health.

Stress can absolutely sabotage a healthy body.

So, I’d like to suggest taking some long walks. Meditation. Stretching. Get a massage. Something that puts your focus on the present so your body knows it is okay. And daily would be ideal.

Alright, PSA over…;)

The good news is, I’ve got you covered on the healthy food side of things. So let’s get to it!

All of the recipes I include in the roundup must check these boxes…
30 minutes or less OR can be made in the crockpot for ultimate ease. They will be completely doable on the weeknights!
You’ll likely have most of the ingredients on hand with only a few that need to be purchased.
And of course…
I will include a mix of recipes so those of you that are vegetarian/vegan will be able to find something as well as those that include meat in their diet. Either way, low-glycemic is the goal!

Here is your weekly roundup!


Tuna noodle casserole was one of those meals that I loved when I was younger and haven’t eaten in ages. So creamy and comforting.

And I’m so excited for this ‘healthified’ version! In fact, I’m making this for my crew tonight.

I’ll probably serve it with a green salad or some leftover steamed kale with tahini sauce (see below).


Okay guys, *super easy* alert on this one.

The recipe includes a making homemade pesto which is very simple. BUT…you can make life even easier (and meal prep even quicker) by purchasing some pre-made pesto in the deli.

Trust me, you’ll use it up because you’ll be making this chicken once a week.

Serve with some roasted potatoes or some steamed vegetables and ta-da, you’re set.


This is one quick vegetarian dish. It really goes to show that it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients to make a well-rounded, and might I add delicious, weeknight dinner.

Top with some hot sauce? Yes, please!

This would be great on its own or with a bowl of soup…



Oh boy, this soup!

It’s creamy and hearty enough for a meal.

AND it’s vegan!

I’m not sure what else to say about it besides…do yourself a favor and make a double batch.



Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds, that looks like peanut or almond butter, and makes a mean sauce.

Use this on a fresh salad. Or on some steamed vegetables or greens. Or on top of your fave noodle or Buddha bowl. So good!

PREVENTIONISTA’S TIP: Always use the highest quality ingredients. This includes:

  • organic, as much as possible
  • wild-caught fish and seafood
  • free-range, organic eggs and poultry
  • grass-fed beef

Now, go forth and take charge in your kitchen.

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Have a great week!