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Amber Massey
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Amber Massey is a southern-raised, food-loving, registered dietitian focusing on the culinary world of dietetics. Personal chef, author of her blog, Chocolate Broccoli, and accidental lover of food photography, Amber takes pride in healthy recipe development as well as culinary and nutrition instruction through personal and public cooking classes, public speaking, and media outlets. Amber can be seen in print for her nutrition expertise, as well as multiple magazine publications for her culinary creations, including Taste of Home, Healthy Cooking, Simple and Delicious, and Country Women’s Magazine.

Spicy Shrimp and Black Eyed Pea Salad

Spicy Shrimp and Black Eyed Pea Salad

Filled with bright herbs and crunchy raw onions, this salad makes a great nutritious side or light meal.…

Quinoa, Spinach and Apple Salad

Quinoa, Spinach and Apple Salad

This salad packs a flavorful punch with tart apples, creamy cheese and sweet dried fruits. …

Chicken Sausage and Potato Casserole

Chicken Sausage and Potato Casserole

This one-dish dinner gives your the flavors of Thanksgiving anytime of the year, and without all the hassle.…

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Artichoke Hearts

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Artichoke Hearts

Basic baked potatoes can't compare to the array of flavors -- cheesy, citrusy, herbaceous -- packed into crispy potato skins in this dish.…

Tomato and Sausage Tortellini

Tomato and Sausage Tortellini

You can whip up the sauce for this dish in the time it takes to cook the pasta, making it the perfect mid-week dinner. …

BBQ Sauce Pasta

BBQ Sauce Pasta

The penne is cooked directly in the skillet with the rest of the ingredients like risotto so the pasta soaks up all the flavors. …

Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Mediterranean Salmon Salad

If you don’t like salmon this meal-worthy salad would also be just as delicious with sautéed shrimp or scallops. …

Hummus Mashed Potatoes

Hummus Mashed Potatoes

This has wonderful spice and a slight kick in the back of your throat from the red pepper and the cumin.…

Blueberry-Pomegranate Smoothie

Blueberry-Pomegranate Smoothie

This is not too sweet, not to crazy filling.. perfectly portioned, and superbly easy to fit in a serving of fruit.…

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet

Enjoy a truly comforting dish, the butternut squash and black bean enchilada skillet recipe from Amber Massey.…

Green Vegetable Risotto

Green Vegetable Risotto

This recipe calls for baby kale, but any variety would do. Replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth and omit the prosciutto for a vegetarian version.…

Thai Tango Chicken Tacos

Thai Tango Chicken Tacos

Enter this version of Thai chicken.. but in a not so typical but oh-so-fun package- a tortilla! …

Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Chipotle Black Bean Dip

The green onions give this a subtle onion flavor without overpowering the flavor of the two different types of beans.…

Thai Turkey Burgers

Thai Turkey Burgers

The warmer spring weather is on the rise here in Texas and that can only bring one thought to my mind - backyard grilling!…

Chunky Monkey Bundt Cake

Chunky Monkey Bundt Cake

This basic bundt cake can be remade however you please - be creative!…

Red Pepper Pesto Turkey Meatballs

Red Pepper Pesto Turkey Meatballs

If you are looking for an awesomely yummy dinner, this is it.…

Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Thai Chicken

Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Thai Chicken

Imagine you're pressed for time. Enter this super-fast 20-minute chicken wrap meal.…

Easy Sausage Pasta

Easy Sausage Pasta

A deliciously easy sausage pasta recipe. Ideal cooking on a busy weeknight.…

Game Day – Cranberry BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Game Day – Cranberry BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Amber Massey serves up a batch of amazing game day BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders.…

Quinoa-Stuffed Poblano Chiles

Quinoa-Stuffed Poblano Chiles

In central Texas, it's the time of year when the smell of roasted chiles fills the parking lot of specialty food stores.…

Basil Beef Burgers with Sun Dried Tomato-Herb Aioli

Basil Beef Burgers with Sun Dried Tomato-Herb Aioli

With these basil burgers, you can have a beef burger and still stick to your healthy diet.…

Turkey and Veggie Sloppy Joes

Turkey and Veggie Sloppy Joes

Amber Massey decides to create a healthier Sloppy Joe, featuring veggies and turkey.…

Chicken Sausage Stuffed Shells with Artichoke and Spinach

Chicken Sausage Stuffed Shells with Artichoke and Spinach

You can pretty much be safe in stuffing whatever you please into these shells and still get a successful meal out of it. …

Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs

Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs

Serve these Mediterranean chicken meatballs with a home made - or store bought - pesto. …

BLT Pasta with Corn and Leeks

BLT Pasta with Corn and Leeks

This pasta has all the components of a classic BLT - (Turkey) Bacon, Lettuce (Spinach), and (Oven-Roasted) Tomatoes. …

Pesto-Crusted Salmon

Pesto-Crusted Salmon

This Pesto-Crusted Salmon is a delicious meal made with just 5 additional ingredients.…

Lemon, Artichoke and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Lemon, Artichoke and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

This Lemon, Artichoke and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken is definitely worth a try.…

Mango and Black Bean Salad

Mango and Black Bean Salad

This delicious and super simple dish is a great way of mixing up the classic sides of beans and rice. …

Grilled Cheese and Chicken Sausage Waffles

Grilled Cheese and Chicken Sausage Waffles

Here it is - the dietitian's version of a Chicken and Waffles.…

Not My Mama’s Chicken Divan

Not My Mama’s Chicken Divan

This Chicken Divan is a true comfort casserole to Amber Massey, even if she updated her Mother's recipe.…

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Blue Cheese Polenta

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Blue Cheese Polenta

Amber Massey with a creatively healthy play on the taste of buffalo wings. …

Sausage and Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Sausage and Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Sprinked with parmesan - the result is a bubbly roll of cheese-y and saugage-y goodness. …

Mexican Slaw with Spiced Pepitas

Mexican Slaw with Spiced Pepitas

Amber Massey turns her salad obsession into a delicious Mexican slaw with spiced pepitas.…

Coconut Chicken Fingers with Mango Salsa

Coconut Chicken Fingers with Mango Salsa

Fresh mango salsa spices up these comfy, crispy coconut chicken fingers. …

Baja Beef Tacos

Baja Beef Tacos

The late April heat in the Lone Star State doesn't mean you can't pull out the slow cooker.…