Healthy Recipes

I've been sharing healthy recipes that my family enjoys on my Facebook Page: Emily Nabielec, and though it would make sense to have them all in one place.  I hope that this makes it easier for you to find something you'll feel good about serving your family as well as eating yourself. If you do make one of these recipes, let me know!

Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes

This is a perfect recipe to start your weekend, or weekday off right.  The yogurt packs a protein punch and the whole wheat will keep you feeling full longer. Recipe

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

This is a great recipe for a cold day, especially if you want to get some serious veggies in!  It's simple to make and taste delicious. Recipe

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan)

I haven’t made these in forever, but my husband and I wanted a quick sweet fix after the girls went to bed and boy did these hit the spot!  They are only 5 ingredients, vegan, gluten-free and you can feel good about having one as a treat.  Enjoy!  Recipe

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

This is a tasty way to use any leftover pumpkin you may have on hand, or a good excuse to buy some!  This dense yummy treat will keep you fuller than traditional pumpkin bread and tastes amazing with a cup of coffee or hot tea…or on it’s own! Recipe

No-Noodle Butternut Squash & Sausage Lasagna

bns-portionLasagna may be one of my favorite foods!  But all that cheese, and pork sausage and noodles make it something that I only eat once maybe twice a year.  This modified version uses chicken sausage instead of regular pork Italian sausage, butternut squash instead of noodles and cottage cheese replaces much of the mozzarella and gives it a fantastic texture with fewer calories!  Recipe

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

butternut-squash-mac-and-cheese-headerOh man! There are few things I love more than cheese and carbs together. Sadly my waist isn't as big a fan as my taste buds. This recipes let's me get my fix without feeling guilty about it. The key is to use strong cheeses so that you don't have to use a lot to get a fantastic cheesy flavor.  The squash gets pureed to give the dish that creamy texture you would expect from mac & cheese but without the butter.  Recipe.

Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa Bake


Whether it's a freezing winter day or a hot summer day, I love using the crockpot to make dinner.  The flexibility of being able to walk away from the kitchen while your dinner is cooking is a life saver for busy SAHMs chasing toddlers, running around doing school and activity pick-ups and drop-offs, or trying to survive the newborn sleep deprivation haze.  Recipe.

Turkey Zucchini Tacos

TurkeyXTacoXX1XThese are so very easy to make, even on short notice!  Not only do they taste fantastic, they are healthy and they are chock full of veggies too!  Your kids will never know that they are good for them!  Recipe.

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Parsnips Spiralized Pasta


This recipe is not mine, but boy is it good!!!  If you aren't a fan of the bitter taste of broccoli rabe you can substitute regular broccoli.   Recipe

Breakfast Egg Muffins

_dsc7242xx1x These muffins are super easy to make and chock full of vegetables to keep you feeling full for the morning! And this recipe is flexible enough that you can add whatever vegetables you have in your fridge that you don't want to go to waste.  Recipe.

Blender Banana Oatmeal Muffins


These are a house favorite!  The girls love them, I love them, my husband loves them.  I'm sure if the dog ever got ahold of one he'd love them too!  Not only do we all love eating them, they are simple enough that you can have your kids help you make them.  I prefer to make these as mini muffins vs a standard size and I cook them for about 10 minutes or until the tops are golden.

Chocolate Protein Bites

chocolatexbitesLove chocolate?  Want a post-workout snack or a mid afternoon treat?  Check out these four ingredient Chocolate Protein Bites.  Recipe