Gluten-Free Main Dish: Balsamic Chicken with Pine Nuts

I am so excited about sharing this simple, healthy main dish. In under 30 minutes, this recipe for Balsamic Chicken Cutlets makes a great healthy weeknight or weekend entree. This recipe is perfect if you’re following a gluten-free, Paleo or low carb diet. Pine nuts are a great source of protein, dietary fiber, magnesium and iron, and they add great flavor and crunch to this easy recipe.

20 Minutes, Simple and Light: Lightened-Up Veal Piccata

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I love Veal Piccata and realized that it can be lightened up tremendously, and it is oh so easy -only 20 minutes to prepare. This recipe also works great with chicken cutlets and sliced pork loin, both easily found in the grocery store. Both of these options come thinly sliced which eliminates having to pound the meat. I used egg whites for the liquid and a simple whole wheat flour mixture for the breading. Then, I lightly fried in olive oil. Serve these with a salad and a vegetable, and dinner is on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Easy as Can Be: Grilled Mussels with Lemon and Italian Parsley

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I have never put mussels on my blog before, but since my 9-year-old, Zachary, eats them, I thought, why not? These Grilled Mussels with Lemon and Italian Parsley are so easy, prepared in under 30 minutes. If you don’t want to grill them, you can bake them in the oven at 500F for about 5 minutes or until shells open. This recipe is light and flavorful and perfect with crusty French bread and a salad (and glass of white wine for me).