Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

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Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
Mexican Chopped Salad with Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect meal sized salad filled with all your favorites – black beans, corn, avocado, tomatoes, mango, jicama, cilantro, red onion, queso fresco, and a quick and easy honey lime dressing you will want to put on everything. Although this summer has been filled with far too many […]
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Healthy Homemade Frozen Burritos

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Healthy Homemade Frozen Burritos
Healthy Homemade Frozen Burritos are one of my secret weapons when it comes to easy, quick meals. Packed with all your favorite ingredients, these delicious burritos are so much better than what you can buy in stores and can be popped out of the freezer at any time for a hearty meal that’s ready in […]
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50+ Homemade Salad Dressings and Vinaigrette Recipes

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50+ Homemade Salad Dressings and Vinaigrette Recipes
What if I told you I had 50+ homemade salad dressings and vinaigrette recipes? If you haven’t noticed, I love making salads. Creating beautiful, healthful and wholesome salads are my jam. However, what I really, really love is making my own salad dressings and vinaigrettes. Playing with different vinegars, spices and herbs, fruits and jams, […]
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Broccoli Crunch Salad

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Broccoli Crunch Salad
Broccoli Crunch Salad is probably one of the most popular classic salad recipes. Broccoli, dried cranberries, bacon, sunflower seeds (but I also add pepitas!) and finely diced red onion is tossed in a simple, 3-ingredient dressing. Not only is this salad colorful and crunchy, but delicious too! Pulled from the three-ring binder my mom gave […]
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Aunt Penny’s Classic Potato Salad Recipe

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Aunt Penny’s Classic Potato Salad Recipe
Aunt Penny’s Classic Potato Salad Recipe is essentially a simple mustard potato salad that has hard boiled eggs, onion and celery. It’s simple, delicious and I’ve been loving this recipe since I was 15 years old. It’s perfect served with burgers, hotdogs or ribs. Your barbecue isn’t complete without it. Pat’s Aunt Penny has been making this classic potato salad […]
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Watermelon Feta Salad with Honey-Candied Pistachios

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Watermelon Feta Salad with Honey-Candied Pistachios
This Watermelon Feta Salad is not just a pretty face. This beautiful salad has lightly dressed power mix of greens topped with diced ruby-red watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, red onion, honey-candied pistachios, fresh basil leaves and is drizzled with a balsamic glaze. This simple salad has it all; sweet, salt, peppery and delicious. Sadly summer […]
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Weight Watcher Chicken Marsala

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Weight Watcher Chicken Marsala
A rich brown sauce made with Marsala wine that envelopes the chicken and infuses the mushrooms forms a mouthwatering dish that tantalizes your taste buds in this episode of POV Italian Cooking. This video features a Weight Watcher version of Chicken Marsala that replaces several key ingredients with a low-calorie alternative without compromising the flavor. […]
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Israeli Chopped Salad

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Israeli Chopped Salad
Israeli Chopped Salad is one of those dishes that I make on repeat all year long. I love all the crunchy veggies and the fact that it will last in the fridge for a couple of days. Plus it’s a salad that everyone in my family will eat without complaint, that’s a big win around […]
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Healthy Mongolian Beef

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Healthy Mongolian Beef
Healthy Mongolian Beef is better than take-out and it won’t hurt your waistline or wallet. Taking classic Asian take-out dishes and figuring out a healthier way to make them at home is one of my favorite kitchen challenges. Partly because I am almost always in the mood for any type of Asian take-out and also […]
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Garlic Lemon Shrimp Kababs

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Garlic Lemon Shrimp Kababs
Garlic Lemon Shrimp Skewers can be made on the grill of in the oven for a quick and easy meal that is packed with lemon and garlic flavor. It pains me to say that currently I am the only one at home who eats shrimp. My husband doesn’t eat any seafood and we haven’t introduced […]
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Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Okra Stew

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Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Okra Stew
This Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Okra Stew is full of traditional flavors without all the extra fat and calories. Plus it is Low Carb, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly. The flavors of a traditional Creole Chicken Stew packed with spice, lots of okra, and tender, fall of the bone chicken can’t be beat. And lucky […]
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Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Bacon

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Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Bacon
Sauteed Kale and Garlic and Bacon is a healthy, flavor packed side dish that has so much flavor and is Paleo, Low Carb, and Whole30 friendly. This easy side dish of bacony, garlicky kale couldn’t be more delicious. The kale is sauteed is the bacon fat and tons of garlic. It couldn’t really get any […]
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Turkey Taco and Cauliflower Rice Skillet

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Turkey Taco and Cauliflower Rice Skillet
One of my favorite tricks to make recipes more Weight Watchers friendly is to substitute cauliflower rice for regular rice. Did you know that rice has at least 5-7 SmartPoints per cup, depending on the variety? I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have a cup of cauliflower rice, which is only […]
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Healthy Greek Meatballs

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Healthy Greek Meatballs
I am always down for a good meatball and these Healthy Greek Meatballs pack in so much delicious flavor. Plus they are Paleo, Whole30, and low carb friendly with just 220 calories for four meatballs. Last week I had a really serious craving for tzatziki and Israeli salad – weird. I was tempted to just […]
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Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast
This sweet and savory Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast clocks in at only 225 calories and will quickly become a family favorite. There are some meals that become family favorites the very first night you prepare them. This was one of those meals. Everyone loved it and we were fighting over the leftovers for lunch […]
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Low Carb Waffles

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Low Carb Waffles
Low carb waffles are crispy, full of flavor, and completely grain-free for anyone on a paleo, gluten-free, or low carb diet. Plus they are just plain delicious. Made with a combination of almond and coconut flour, they are nutty and full of protein. And since they keep well in the fridge, they are great to […]
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Turkey Moussaka

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Turkey Moussaka
Turkey Moussaka is a Greek inspired take on eggplant lasagna, with a Greek yogurt sauce replacing the traditional bechamel and it tastes amazing. As someone who loves eggplant, moussaka is a dish I have always loved. Eggplant, ground meat, potatoes, and a cheesy sauce – you can’t really go wrong. Unfortunately the traditional version is […]
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Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini

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Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini
Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini may just be my new favorite healthy lunch. Who would have ever believed that stuffing a zucchini with ground turkey, peppers, onions, spices, and cheese would taste so good and decadent? They are seriously something I love to eat and they taste like a mash up of chicken fajitas and pizza. […]
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Microwave Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin

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Microwave Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin
Microwave Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins are warm, tasty, and the perfect thing for a busy morning since they are ready in less than five minutes. We are always on the look out for fast and healthy breakfast options since no matter how hard we try, mornings are hectic. Recently I stumbled across these oatmeal microwave muffins […]
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Three Ingredient Sloppy Joes

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Three Ingredient Sloppy Joes
Everyone who knows me knows that I am a bit of a slow-cooker fanatic. Every now and then, however, there are a few recipes that I just have to pull out my skillet for. It’s a sacrifice I am willing to make for just the right recipe. I can’t explain it, but sometimes I just […]
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Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts

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Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts
Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts have all the flavor of your favorite Thai curry but is much healthier than your favorite take-out version. Recently I have had some friends ask about simple ways to start eating healthier all week. They don’t all have time to cook every night, may be on a limited budget, […]
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Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is the perfect way to celebrate the warm weather with a cool, refreshing, and flavor packed meal. We live about a block away from a delicious Greek restaurant, but every time we go I end up ordering their chopped shrimp salad. It’s my favorite thing on their menu even […]
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Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms

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Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms
Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms are a healthy and tasty side dish that will get everyone to eat their veggies. Plus the leftovers are delicious and can be utilized all week. It seems like I often get stuck in a rut, making the same simple side dishes over and over. Usually a salad. Now, […]
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Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins

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Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins
Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins have been part of our breakfast routine for years now and make the best on-the-go healthy breakfast. I have been making all kinds of egg muffins for years but recently realized I have shared the one that I make most often on the blog, these ones packed with broccoli, cheddar cheese, […]
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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken
Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is the perfect meal as we approach warmer spring and summer months. Not only is all the work done by the slow cooker meaning you never have to turn on the stove, the mango salsa screams summer with its bright and fresh flavors. I have been making versions of this dish […]
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Healthy Greek Nachos

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Healthy Greek Nachos
Healthy Greek Nachos are quickly becoming a staple in our house, especially now that the weather is heating up and I want something fresh and light. In full disclosure, I have eaten these three times for lunch already this week. I am slightly obsessed but they are just so good. Crispy Flatout chips covered in […]
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Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

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Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs
Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs make the best weeknight dinner with virtually no cleanup since everything is cooked on one sheet pan. Plus the homemade honey mustard sauce made with honey olive oil, garlic, whole grain mustard, and thyme couldn’t be more delicious. In my opinion, it’s hard to beat anything that is covered in […]
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Portobello and Poblano Tacos with Avocado Herb Salsa

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Portobello and Poblano Tacos with Avocado Herb Salsa
Portobello and Poblano Tacos need to make an appearance at your next taco Tuesday. No one will even miss the meat in these delicious vegetarian tacos. Even though today I am a full fledged carnivore, for about 10 years I was a vegetarian. Unfortunately during that time I also didn’t cook very much, so let’s […]
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No Bake Brownie Balls

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No Bake Brownie Balls
Nothing better than a gooey brownie, right? How could there be? Brownies are laden with butter, sugar, eggs, chocolate—all the good stuff. Unfortunately, that means that a typical brownie is packed with calories and fat and should definitely be indulged in only on a very occasional basis. But what if I told you that you […]
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Balsamic Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

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Balsamic Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes
A delicious Balsamic Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes that is ready in under 15 minutes with the help of the broiler. Plus it’s low carb, Paleo, Clean Eating, and Whole30 friendly. If you haven’t tried flank steak yet, you are missing out. This lean, more affordable cut is full of flavor and with the right […]
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Healthy Kung Pao Chicken

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Healthy Kung Pao Chicken
Healthy Kung Pao Chicken is full of all the flavor of the classic Chinese take-out dish, tastes amazing, and is a meal you can feel good about feeding your family. After a crazy weekend, I had absolutely no desire to cook and was seriously craving Chinese take out. But since we have been trying to […]
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Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes

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Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes
The perfect excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast with these Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes with just 88 calories for three. It’s hard to put a finger on what my very favorite thing about Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes is. There are so many things I love about them. I guess if I had to choose, I […]
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Chili Con Queso

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Chili Con Queso
    I am really excited to be sharing this amazing recipe from my friend Holly over at Trim and Terrific, and it’s definitely going on my Superbowl menu. I swoon over the creamy, tangy deliciousness that is queso. It’s so hard to resist ordering it any time I see it on a menu. You […]
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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits
I love dessert recipes that are quick and easy, and they get serious bonus points if I don’t have to turn on my oven. These light and delicious No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits are perfect for a crowd-pleasing, easy to prepare dessert that takes just minutes to throw together. The best part is that these flavorful […]
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Blender Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

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Blender Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes
These simple and tasty Blender Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes are made with oats, flaxseed, and unsweetened applesauce for a delicious, gluten-free breakfast. Pan-cakes! Full of apple cinnamon flavor and made with hearty oats and flaxseed meal, these pancakes are making mornings more bearable around here. This is even more true if you top them with […]
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Lightened Up King Cake

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Lightened Up King Cake
One of my favorite traditions each year is to make a King Cake to celebrate Mardi Gras. The King Cake tradition came originally from medieval France and Spain. Later, it was celebrated in Louisiana, where Creoles celebrated the king’s ball with a fancy cake in which a bean had been placed randomly inside. According to […]
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Garlic and Thyme Roasted Carrots

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Garlic and Thyme Roasted Carrots
These Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Thyme make the perfect healthy side dish full of garlicky herbs with just a hint of balsamic. Lately I have been having weird cravings for a Thanksgiving style meal – like the whole nine yards. I want the turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce, and all the fixings. But […]
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Fresh Herb, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Fritatta

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Fresh Herb, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Fritatta
I love a good egg breakfast and this Fresh Herb, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Frittata makes the perfect weekend brunch or quick dinner. A couple weeks ago we splurged on a fancy weekend brunch and I had the most amazing soft scrambled eggs with tomatoes, goat cheese, and fresh herbs. It was sooooo good and […]
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Sesame Soy Broccoli

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Sesame Soy Broccoli
Need a new broccoli side dish? I’ve got you covered with this Sesame Soy Broccoli that makes a great Asian side dish of even main course with some chicken, beef, or tofu. A few weeks ago I shared this Sesame Soy Edamame and we have been on the sesame soy train ever since. It’s such […]
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Baked Zucchini Pasta with Herb Ricotta

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Baked Zucchini Pasta with Herb Ricotta
This cheesy Baked Zucchini Pasta with Herb Ricotta is the perfect thing when you are craving comfort food and is surprisingly light for a baked pasta dish. Although I love me some spaghetti squash and zucchini noodles, sometimes nothing is better than a big warm bowl of real deal pasta. And for me, when I […]
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are the perfect healthier replacement for your favorite cookies or brownies and are packed with protein and fiber. I love peanut butter. A lot. Peanut butter is a natural and inexpensive way to add nutrition to baked goods. Peanut butter packs a lot of protein and flavor that […]
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Protein Packed Oat Waffles

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Protein Packed Oat Waffles
These gluten free Protein Packed Oatmeal Waffles are packed with protein and good for you oats but still taste amazing. I am currently obsessed with my waffle maker. It is so ridiculously fun to use and versatile—I can’t help but want to use it for much more than just traditional breakfast waffles. If you haven’t […]
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Mushroom Barley Bowls

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Mushroom Barley Bowls
These hearty vegetarian Mushroom Barley Bowls make a hearty and filling meatless main course or side dish plus it only gets better after a night in the fridge. Lately I have been trying to expand the whole grains that I consume on a regular basis. For a long time it’s been a pretty regular rotation […]
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Stovetop Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna and a Giveaway!

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Stovetop Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna and a Giveaway!
This post is brought to you by Lagostina but all opinions are 100% my own. Before we get into today’s recipe, I have to tell you about the amazing Lagostina Nera Nonstick 5-Qt. Casserole with Lid we are giving away today. For a long time, I have been in search of a pan that could […]
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Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

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Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala
This Instant Pot Tikka Masala Chicken couldn’t be any easier and is healthy, Whole30 and Paleo friendly, and ready in under 30 minutes. It’s funny how much I love Indian food these days when it is something I had never even tried until about five years ago. Growing up in a tiny town in New […]
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Skillet Lemon Oregano Chicken

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Skillet Lemon Oregano Chicken
This simple four ingredient Skillet Lemon Oregano Chicken couldn’t be easier and has so much delicious Greek flavor. Lately I have been on a citrus kick and adding citrus to just about everything. And surprisingly this simple chicken dish packed with lemon was one of our favorite meals last week. The combination of lemon, garlic, […]
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Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

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Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
These Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Skewers are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy and surprisingly light and healthy without any refined sugar. These chicken skewers marinated in soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, lime, and plenty of Sriracha are just the thing to celebrate the start of grilling season. The chicken is tender, juicy, and full […]
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Lightened Up Chicken Saltimbocca

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Lightened Up Chicken Saltimbocca
This lightened up version of Chicken Saltimbocca has all the flavor of the traditional recipe without all the fat and calories plus chicken, lemon, and prosciutto is always a good thing. This quick and easy dinner may just be my new favorite meal, especially because it feels fancy and tastes like something you would get […]
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Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
This blueberry quinoa salad post is sponsored by The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council  A fresh tasting salad with frozen blueberries, quinoa, walnuts, avocado and watercress leaves. After combining all of these amazing ingredients, toss them in a simple lemon and olive oil dressing! Lately I’ve been really into grain bowls as opposed to a salad… […]
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Banoffee Pie Pavlova

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Banoffee Pie Pavlova
The ultimate Banoffee Pie Pavlova. Skip the pie and go with this crunchy, chewy meringue base covered in so many epic toppings. I’m not sure how many people have even heard of Banoffee Pie. It’s a popular european hybrid dessert between banana and toffee. It’s high up on the awesome list and it won’t be… […]
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