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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

Carrot Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

When I first became interested in food writing I immersed myself in it. I would delve through the Los Angeles Times (not online, the actual paper!) for the Food section every Wednesday. I read food magazines cover to cover, scrolled through food blogs like Chocolate & Zucchini and read restaurant reviews by AA Gill and … Continued

  • 12 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Calories: 203

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

Latest Lunch Recipes

Antipasto Tuna Salad

Liven up your basic tuna salad with the flavors, textures and colors of pickled and fresh veggies. I like to use Mezzetta Italian Mix Giardiniera in this tuna salad, which you can find at most supermarkets in the pickle and olive section. If you don’t already use plain Greek yogurt instead of mayo to make … Continued

  • 2 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 208

Cashew Zucchini Soup

Creamy soups can be made healthier by swapping out the cream for nuts.  Nuts like cashews offer a significant dose of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats with much less saturated fat than cream. It’s a simple swap that boosts nutrition without compromising taste. Like my Velvety Kabocha Squash Soup recipe, this is a pureed soup. The cashews … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Calories: 117

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

Latest Dinner Recipes

Blackened Salmon Lettuce Cups

This is a quick and delicious salmon recipe with bold flavors and just the right amount of heat. Who doesn’t love a 15 minute meal that allows you to eat with your hands? That’s right, these Blacked Salmon Lettuce Cups are best enjoyed without a fork and knife.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Calories: 366

Nachos Salad

When I first moved to California I tried Have a’ Corn Chips for the first time and they’ve been my favorite ever since. The special ingredient in this Laguna Beach founded tortilla chip brand is soy sauce. A single layer of these chips is the foundation of this nachos-inspired salad.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Calories: 554

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
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