Food

Japanese Noodle Bowl

Japanese Noodle Bowl

Eating healthy doesn’t always mean dinner is grilled chicken and asparagus. This year, I’ve been trying to expand my culinary vault. When browsing recipes and preparing ideas I’ve noticed a personal trend towards “healthenizing” (completely made-up word for modifying “unhealthy” recipes so that they are […]

Breakfast Inspiration

Breakfast Inspiration

Hungry for berries? This is one of my breakfast staples: – Raspberries (1/3c) – Blueberries (1/4c) – Strawberries (1/3c) – Granola (1/4c) – Honey (1tsp) – Vanilla yogurt (1/2c) Nutrition: Cals: 270 Carbs: 51.9g Fat: 4g Protein: 8.1g Sodium: 86mg Sugar: 27g Enjoy! What are […]

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Spicy Mayo

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Spicy Mayo

This recipe is a yummy way to change up your usual taco routine. It’s full of fresh nutritious ingredients and is perfect for the spring and summer season. I’m all for anything that requires the grill and this one does not disappoint! Grilled Chicken Tacos […]

The Kiwi Special

The Kiwi Special

The wondrous kiwifruit is a product of New Zealand (though many are coming from California in US grocery stores nowadays). I was craving the unique yet mild taste of this tropical fruit and picked up a nice healthy batch at the grocery store this week. […]

Break out the Grill! Steak Salads

Break out the Grill! Steak Salads

Here in the Northeast we had 1 sunny day and temps were above freezing so that meant I broke out the grill! The weather was just perfect enough to remind me to keep hangin’ on, nicer days are coming 😉 This “recipe” is one of […]

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes and Zucchini Rice

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes and Zucchini Rice

  This one was inspired by a “what can I do with the random ingredients I have laying around” moment. The chicken portion is modified by a recipe in one of my “cooking light” specials. It turned out really great. It’s super fresh and doesn’t […]

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Dijon Sauce and Garlicky Asparagus

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Dijon Sauce and Garlicky Asparagus

This is one of my own creations – Simple, relatively easy, and – as always – low calorie. I love it, it tasted perfect – like something you’d get at a restaurant. I chose beef tenderloin because it’s a TENDER yet semi-lean cut. When cooked […]

Pork Chops with Zucchini and Feta

Pork Chops with Zucchini and Feta

Here’s another delicious option adapted from the wonderful Melissa D’Arabian I have this one tagged as a summer recipe BUT there were some pretty nice looking zucc’s at the grocery store this week so I decided to whip up this meal. I modified this one […]

Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard Chicken

I’ve been sick for the last few days and today was one of those “I’d rather starve to death than cook” days. (Ok, feel free to roll your eyes, let’s get real, I’m not about to starve to death if I miss a meal…. maybe […]

One Day of Healthy Eating

One Day of Healthy Eating

Healthful Living – this is something that’s important to me. It hasn’t always been – and you can read allllll about that in this post. Sometimes, what I want doesn’t get to come first when it comes to meal choices, time for exercise, positive thinking, […]

Thai Beef Noodle Bowls

Thai Beef Noodle Bowls

This recipe is adapted from Betty Crocker’s 1500 Calorie a Day Cookbook It works well as a lunch or dinner meal- this last week I had it for both. It’s light, with fresh flavors but still packs in some protein and leaves you feeling full. […]

Caesar Chicken and Side Salad

Caesar Chicken and Side Salad

This recipe is laughable – it’s a deconstructed Caesar salad. I use it to fool people into thinking they aren’t eating a salad for DINNER. Let me explain: The chicken is marinated in Caesar dressing (I use Panera Bread’s Caesar dressing because I reallllllly like […]

Dessert (Or Breakfast) Swap

Dessert (Or Breakfast) Swap

Peaches are my favorite fruit. My dad was raised on a fruit farm and so I attribute my love (obsession) with fruits to growing up with an endless supply of them. There’s not a single fruit I don’t LOVE, but peaches win by a long […]

The Breakfast Swap

The Breakfast Swap

What do you usually have for breakfast? I’ll be honest, on weekends I cheat a little. Ok, a lot. As pretty as that ^^ photo is, let’s get real, nothing beats a nice big fat bagel loaded with cream cheese: Or a boston creme donut. […]

Spicy Cajun Shrimp and Lime-garlic Asparagus

Spicy Cajun Shrimp and Lime-garlic Asparagus

I know I’ve recently posted another shrimp and asparagus recipe on here, and I promise my tastes and meals are more diverse. I have about 100 other recipes I could post but I just made this one tonight and was too excited about it to […]

Honey Lime Shrimp

Honey Lime Shrimp

I tried this SUPER SIMPLE and quick recipe tonight for dinner and thought it was pretty impressive for taking less than an hour to prep, cook, and consume. I started INSANITY MAX:30 two days ago so eating lean nutrient and protein packed meals is a […]

Busy day noms.

Busy day noms.

Long day ahead? We all have those days that are so busy we’ll never get it all done. For me, the biggest concern is when will I eat?? (don’t judge. you know this is you too!) Plan ahead and this won’t be a problem. I […]

Chicken with Sundried Tomato and Basil in a Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Chicken with Sundried Tomato and Basil in a Creamy Parmesan Sauce

This amazingly simple AND delicious recipe is adapted from here. The original isn’t necessarily a “clean” recipe, but with a few tweaks, it can be healthy, low-cal, and remain FANTASTIC. And the best part? It takes less than 30 minutes to make! Recipe: Chicken with […]