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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

Mediterranean Tomato-Poached Eggs with Chickpeas

This is a rendition of the popular North African dish Shakshuka, which is enjoyed in many Mediterranean countries. I prefer adding chickpeas to the bright and flavorful tomato sauce to make the dish take on a stew-like quality. The sauce is simple and straightforward to prepare. The key to this recipe is poaching the eggs … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Calories: 247

Winter Fruit and Yogurt Bowl

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to compromise on eating delicious produce. A wide variety of fruit is in season during the colder months. This bowl pairs some of these seasonal fruit with creamy yogurt for a quick and easy breakfast to enjoy at home or on-the-go.

  • 2 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 212

Whole Grain Pear Muffins with Pecans

If there's one breakfast food that is both convenient for busy mornings on-the-go and enjoyable to savor slowly with a cup of coffee or hot tea, it's a muffin.

  • 12 muffins Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Calories: 185

Latest Lunch Recipes

Tricolor Kamut Salad

Grains and greens are a super satisfying combination because of their high combined fiber content. If you enjoy ancient grains like quinoa and farro, you’ll love kamut too. Kamut is a type of wheat originating from Egypt. It’s not the kind of wheat from which typical bread flour is made, but certainly has the versatility … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Calories: 219

Butter Lettuce Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

This butter lettuce salad is crisp, refreshing and super flavorful with a zesty homemade dressing. The simple Dijon vinaigrette uses kitchen pantry staples so need for bottled, store-bought salad dressing. Make this salad to serve alongside your meal for an extra serving of veggies.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 127

Mushroom, Kale and White Bean Soup

This is a delicious vegan soup that makes for a light, but satisfying lunch or an accompaniment to dinner. I love making a large pot of soup during the weekend to enjoy on busy weekdays when there’s just not enough time to cook. This soup pairs well with a loaf of rustic bread and cheese.

  • 8 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Calories: 148

Latest Dinner Recipes

Honey Pepper Chicken with Stir-Fry Vegetables

A few years ago my father started beekeeping. I don’t know if there’s any other hobby with such a great learning curve and high propensity to fail as beekeeping. As pollinators, bees play a vital role in our ecosystem and food supply and at the same time they are sadly on the brink of extinction. … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Calories: 313

Quinoa & Veggie Stuffed Portabellas

Mushrooms are often used in vegetarian dishes because they bring umami or earthy, meaty flavor, but without the meat. While mushrooms like portabellas are loaded with nutrients, they are not a good source ofplant-based protein. These portabellas are stuffed with quinoa, a grain that is actually a seed, to boost their protein content for a … Continued

  • 3 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Calories: 284

Yucatan-Style Chicken Quinoa Bowl

This bowl has a little something for everyone. Bowls are great for laid back buffet-style family meals where everyone can assemble their own dinner just how they like it. Don’t be scared off by the long cook and prep times as the slow cooker is doing most of the work and the prep time allows … Continued

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 60 mins
  • Cook: 5 hours, 30 mins
  • Calories: 450
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