Lightened Chicken Salad Recipe

Lightened Chicken Salad by The Lemon Bowl

Your favorite chicken salad gets a healthy makeover with creamy yogurt and tangy dijon mustard. When you are busy with a 4 month old and a 2 year old all day, quick-and-easy becomes the name of the game when it comes to lunch time. Of course, life is too short to eat grilled chicken salads every day so I love finding new ways to create hearty yet satisfying meals that don't make you feel … {Read the full article}

Spinach Power Salad with Chicken and Farro

Spinach Power Salad with Chicken and Farro - The Lemon Bowl

Lean chicken breasts and chewy farro give this spinach salad a major boost of protein to give you long lasting energy. My Spinach Power Salad with Chicken and Farro is my husband's favorite make-ahead brown bag lunch. In fact, once I made it for him the first time he started requesting it on a weekly basis. As a healthy food blogger with a picky husband, I can't tell you how much joy this brings … {Read the full article}

30 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

30 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes - The Lemon Bowl

A round-up of 30 healthy, easy and delicious slow cooker recipes that just so happen to be good for you.  Whether you are looking to shed a few pounds or simply wish to eat more meals at home this year, the slow cooker is your friend. By taking a few moments in the morning or even the night before, a warm and hearty meal will be waiting for you when you are ready for it. Below is a list of 30 … {Read the full article}

Lightened Greek Egg Lemon Soup (Avgolemono)

Greek Egg Lemon Soup - Lightened Up by The Lemon Bowl

A lightened version of a Greek classic, this egg lemon soup is packed with comfort, not calories. Greek food is one of my favorite cuisines from around the world. Of course, given that most dishes involve lemon juice, garlic and olive oil that probably doesn't come as much of a surprise to you. With an emphasis on fresh herbs, clean flavors and heart-healthy ingredients like yogurt and walnuts, … {Read the full article}

5 Minute Wonton Soup Recipe

10 Minute Wonton Soup Recipe - The Lemon Bowl

Frozen chicken wontons are the secret to this 5 minute wonton soup packed with classic Asian flavors. I'm not sure what it is about Asian soups and pregnancy but I have never wanted anything more in my life. From pho to egg drop to sizzling rice to miso, I can't get enough of these sweet, salty, spicy and sour soups! Recently, I was in search of a quick and easy meal that I could throw together … {Read the full article}

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka - The Lemon Bowl

Lean chicken breasts are slowly cooked in a flavorful sauce made with tomato paste, coconut milk, ginger and garam masala to create a lightened up version of the popular Indian dish, chicken tikka masala.  Why is Indian food so delicious? Oh wait, I know. Because most of our favorite dishes made in Indian American restaurants are full of butter and heavy cream. Dangit!! Fortunately, I've found … {Read the full article}

Chicken Shawarma Pita with Tahini Garlic Sauce

Chicken Shawarma Pita with Tahini Garlic Sauce - The Lemon Bowl

A quick and easy chicken marinade - lemon and yogurt tenderizes the lean chicken breasts while fresh garlic, parsley and spices add tons of flavor.   Recently the American Dairy Association Mideast asked me to share an easy, back-to-school dairy recipe. While you know I drink smoothies like it's my day job (oh wait..), I decided to take the savory route this time around. Truth is: I eat more … {Read the full article}

Dreamfields Southwest Grilled Chicken and Corn Pasta Salad {Giveaway!}

Southwest Grilled Chicken and Corn Pasta Salad - The Lemon Bowl

When Susan asked me to participate in her Virtual Picnic as part of Dreamfields 3rd Annual Pastapalooza Pasta Salad Celebration I was immediately on board. This little boy in my belly pretty much craves carbs morning, noon and night. Pasta salads are the perfect happy medium because I can get my carb fix while also enjoying tons of fresh veggies and lean protein. … {Read the full article}