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Hi, I am LeeAnn.

Welcome to Family Meals in Heels! If you are looking for nutritious, time-saving recipes and practical nutrition advice for your family, you’ve come to the right place. This blog was created lovingly with you in mind – busy parents looking for inspiration and ideas to streamline mealtime and nourish your family. Browse around a bit to check out my latest recipes, see what I’m eating this week and be in-the-know on important nutrition and wellness info for your family. Stay connected by following Family Meals in Heels on Instagram and Twitter!

— LeeAnn Weintraub, MPH, RD

Latest Breakfast Recipes

Double Berry Muffins

These muffins are loaded with fresh ripe blueberries and raspberries. You can make these whole grain muffins to enjoy all week. You’ll feel good about the wholesome ingredients like plain Greek yogurt, maple syrup, whole wheat flour and, of course, delicious berries. You can make soft, fluffy, moist and not-too-sweet muffins right in your own … Continued

  • 12 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 18 mins
  • Calories: 185

Fig Cinnamon Toast

Fresh figs, found in-season in mid- to late-summer, make this easy breakfast extra special, but you can prepare this recipe year-round with dried figs. The creaminess of the mascarpone pairs nicely with the balanced sweetness of figs.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 4 mins
  • Cook: 4 mins
  • Calories: 186

Green Pineapple Smoothie

This simple, four ingredient (plus ice!) smoothie is a delicious and easy-to-remember recipe for an anytime of day pick-me-up. I love smoothies that pack in veggies, but still taste fruity and sweet. Fresh ginger gives this emerald drink a spicy kick that you’ve been missing in your other go-to smoothies.

  • 2 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 144

Latest Lunch Recipes

Eggplant with Lemon Chickpeas and Herb Yogurt

This recipe is inspired by a recipe in the vegetable cookbook Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi called Eggplants with Crushed Chickpeas and Herb Yogurt. In my version I dialed down the salt and kept the eggplants as intact as possible to show off their beautiful shape. While the original recipe calls for the chickpea mixture … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Calories: 373

Super Easy Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a cold soup of raw, pureed vegetables. Although it’s not just a tomato soup, tomatoes are the shining star of gazpacho. All you need is a cutting board, blender and ingredients to make it…no cooking required! Make gazpacho in the summer when tomatoes are in-season or anytime you have extra tomatoes on hand.

  • 4-6 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 131

Green Goddess Pasta Salad

This pasta salad features Green Goddess dressing, a creamy herb salad dressing. You can find pre-made Green Goddess dressing at the market such as the one by Primal Kitchen, which uses avocado oil. If you prefer homemade dressing from scratch, I like this Easy Green Goddess Dressing from Cookie + Kate that uses plain Greek … Continued

  • 10 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Calories: 234

Latest Dinner Recipes

Autumn Quinoa Bowl

I first made my Autumn Quinoa Bowls on a Sunday when I hadn’t made it to the grocery store as planned. I needed to put together a cohesive meal from what I had in the pantry and fridge. I pulled together ingredients I had on hand including a bunch of chard I needed to use … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Calories: 406

Halibut with Fennel, Tomatoes and Olives

This halibut recipe is super simple and easy, but with complex and bold Mediterranean flavors. If this is your first time cooking with fresh fennel, here are some tips on how to cut fennel. You can easily substitute halibut with another soft and flaky white fish.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Calories: 304

Fresh Corn Soup with Poblano Cilantro Oil

Summertime is when corn is at the peak of freshness so naturally corn soup is on our summer menu. The technique of puréeing and straining the soup makes it velvety smooth, therefore it’s definitely a soup, not a chowder. A finishing drizzle of homemade poblano cilantro oil and a squeeze of lime takes these simple, … Continued

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Calories: 265
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