30 Minute Tuscan White Bean and Kale Soup

This healthy 30 Minute Tuscan White Bean and Kale Soup is so easy to make! It's a warm and comforting vegetarian meal. Last week was quiet here on the blog, but I had a good reason! I've been really busy, with life in general, but also with something super exciting. My sister just had her second set of twins! Yes, you read that right, she has four-year-old twin girls and now she just had a sweet little baby girl and boy. It seems like forever ago when we celebrated her first babies with this twin girls baby shower. I still can't believe that she's a mom to two(!) sets of twins now. Of course I've been doing what any proud Auntie would do – visiting her as much as possible and cooking and ... [Continue Reading]

23 Healthy 30 Minute Real Food Dinners

These 23 healthy 30 minute real food dinners make it easy to get a wholesome meal on the table, even on your busiest days! I'm here because I want to help you solve the "What's for dinner?" question. In the fastest, easiest way possible. You're here because you want to cook dinner for yourself and your family, rather than relying on takeout. And I'm guessing you also want those home-cooked meals to be on the healthy side, right? This round up of recipes is for you! 23 dinner recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less. With real, unprocessed ingredients. We're talking healthy proteins, whole grains, and vegetables. As you scroll through the photos, you'll notice that these meals ... [Continue Reading]

Quinoa and Roasted Broccoli Lunch Bowls

Make these Quinoa and Roasted Broccoli Lunch Bowls ahead of time, and you'll have a nutritious, protein-packed lunch ready for busy weekdays! How are you doing with your New Year's goals? I have to admit that some of the things I wanted to work on are already starting to slide a little bit. Like for a brief few moments I thought I'd cut out sweets and sugar for the month of January... I've decided that having an occasional treat is part of my balanced lifestyle. ;) I've given in to cravings for dark chocolate and these scones and that's ok with me right now. Another ... [Continue Reading]

Healthy Quinoa and Sweet Potato 7 Layer Dip

This Healthy Quinoa and Sweet Potato 7 Layer Dip is a flavor-packed appetizer for snacking on while watching the big game, at your next party, or anytime! I am beyond excited to share this recipe with you guys. This healthy 7 layer dip is my new favorite meal/snack/everything. This is the perfect thing to eat while watching the big game. There's so much flavor in this Healthy Quinoa and Sweet Potato 7 Layer Dip, thanks to all of the different layers and my homemade enchilada sauce. With some tortilla chips for dipping, you'll be glad this dip is healthy because you'll be going back for seconds for sure! ... [Continue Reading]

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Just 15 minutes and a few pantry staples are all you need to make this homemade enchilada sauce. You'll never go back to store-bought! This Homemade Enchilada Sauce recipe is one that I've been making for years and I can't believe I haven't shared it here before today. Once you make this recipe, you'll be hooked! I make this every time a recipe calls for red enchilada sauce. A couple of times, I've been tempted to just pick up a can of store-bought enchilada sauce, because wouldn't that be easier? But I just can't do it. So I spend the 15 minutes and make this recipe, and I'm always glad I did. You can make this enchilada sauce ahead of time, and either freeze it (once cooled) or keep ... [Continue Reading]

Ham, Cheese, and Veggie Quinoa Frittatas

These Ham, Cheese, and Veggie Quinoa Frittatas are a healthy, make ahead breakfast for your busiest mornings! This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk. All opinions are mine alone. For more healthy breakfast ideas, visit my Pinterest Board full of breakfast recipes. We're working on planning ahead with our breakfasts this month, to make sure we have healthy real food options ready for busy school and work mornings. I made a list of breakfasts that my family enjoys, and we choose a few each week to make ahead. Then when Monday mornings, like today, hit us, we can start the day off right with an energizing breakfast. On the weekends, we make a batch of ... [Continue Reading]

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Orange-Ginger Sauce

These Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Orange-Ginger Sauce are a light and healthy 30 minute meal that's packed with flavor! I'm so glad that this first week of the new year includes 30 Minute Thursday! Creating these 30 minute recipes is a challenge for me, but it's one that I'm completely enjoying. Mostly for selfish reasons. :) Cooking for my family these days has to be quick, so having a repertoire of healthy dinners that I can make in just 30 minutes is so handy. If you're new here and wondering what this 30 Minute Thursday business is all about, let me explain. On the first Thursday of every month, a few of my best blogging friends and I each share a dinner recipe that can be made ... [Continue Reading]

Our Favorite Green Smoothie

Our favorite green smoothie starts with kale, banana, and frozen fruit. A squeeze of lemon juice and a dollop of Greek yogurt make this smoothie a little creamy and ultra refreshing... yum! Hey there! How's life been treating you these past few weeks? I hope you're feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready for new challenges! This year, I've got big plans for Kristine's Kitchen. And it all starts with you. I'll be bringing you even more of the recipes that you love, recipes that can help you meet your healthy eating goals. And we'll keep them easy (for the most part), and of course from scratch. Because we do things the homemade way around here. Let's start the year off right with a ... [Continue Reading]