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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 Snacks Recipes

Whole Wheat Pita Chips

These pita chips are simple, easy and delicious. Enjoy them alone or with your favorite hummus or tzatziki.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Calories: 157

Latest Breakfast Recipes

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops

When I need an easy, make ahead breakfast recipe for busy mornings, I think of these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops. Parents will appreciate they are free of added table sugar and kids will love the ooey gooey-chocolatey goodness in hand-held form. Plus, everyone will benefit from the nutritional value of bananas, gluten-free oats and … Continued

  • 8 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 16 mins
  • Calories: 254

Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats

Overnight oats is a nourishing and delicious make ahead breakfast to enjoy on busy mornings. This recipe has a little something extra with a rich and creamy layer of blended chocolate chia pudding. Chocolate lovers won’t be able to resist it! Top it off with fresh juicy berries and chopped pecans or almonds for that … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 319

Cardamom-Pomegranate Poached Pears with Yogurt

This recipe celebrates some of my favorite winter fruits. Pear, pomegranate and lemon shine in this breakfast that eats like a dessert. I like bosc pears for poaching, but any variety will work nicely.

  • 3 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Calories: 292

Latest Lunch Recipes

Shrimp Cocktail Stuffed Avocado

Shrimp cocktail is a crowd-pleasing finger food typically served as an appetizer. Shrimp Cocktail Stuffed Avocado is a light and refreshing recipe perfect for hot summer days and warm summer nights. Pair it with tortilla chips and a green salad for a quick and easy family meal. However, this shrimp cocktail is best served with … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Calories: 268

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This bright, lemony chicken soup is inspired by Greek Avgolemono soup. This rendition is a quicker version made without the traditional egg-lemon mixture, opting for simple lemon juice and fresh spinach instead. Enjoy this aromatic soup as a hearty lunch or have a smaller portion as a starter to a Mediterranean-style entrée like Weeknight Fish … Continued

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Calories: 359

Chopped Salad with Hearts of Palm, Garbanzo Beans and Avocado

Hearts of palm is harvested from certain palm tree species native to Central and South America. Fresh hearts of palm are highly perishable, so they are most widely available canned. They have a delicate, vegetable flavor and may be compared in taste to artichoke. Hearts of palm easily becomes the star ingredient when incorporated into … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 274

Latest Dinner Recipes

Kale and Mushroom Pasta

This pasta dish is earthy, savory and light. I used a gemelli shaped wheat pasta for this recipe, but you may use any type of pasta you prefer. Enjoy this recipe as a primi to a fish or meat course or as a meal all on its own.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Calories: 307

Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma and Sweet Potato Bowls

There are three main components to these Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma and Sweet Potato Bowls: 1) sheet pan-prepared shawarma chicken and veggies, 2) Whole Wheat Pita Chips and 3) a cucumber and tomato salad. These parts come together for a balanced meal that is delightful in flavor and interesting in texture.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Calories: 492

Veggie Chili

The addition of beans, vegan meat (I use Lightlife Smart Ground Plant-based Crumbles) and mushrooms along with tons of other vegetables make this vegan chili hearty and satisfying. It’s the perfect one pot meal for a cozy evening at home or a DIY chili bar for game day.

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Calories: 422
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