Let’s Connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! Now that winter is well underway, I crave warm and hardy meals. I mostly work from home these days (Zoom court!), so my favorite meals are those that I can toss in the slow cooker in the morning and savor the aroma that permeates our home throughout the day. With that […]
This easy breezy lemony squeezy slow cooked chicken recipes is perfect for weeknights when you are too tired to cook! Just throw everything in the slow cooker and dinner is served 1.5 – 2 hours late. Just 225 calories or 5 Weight Watchers Smart Points!
Makes 4 Servings 1lb ground turkey 14 oz coleslaw mix (1 bag) 2 T soy sauce 1T garlic powder 1T onion powder 1 teaspoon ground ginger Hot Sauce (optional) Cooking Spray Green Onions, optional for garnish Spray a large skillet with cooking oil and heat to medium high heat. Add the coleslaw mix and stir […]
Let’s Connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! Baking a big healthy casserole on Sunday and doling it out during the week is the easiest way, in my book, to stay on top of your health and wellness goals. This Low Carb Chicken Fajita Casserole is one of my favorites…so tasty and so much flavor! Weight Watchers Smart Points […]
Not only are these low carb, Keto friendly, and low calorie, these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps will fill you up as well! Also, Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps are one of my absolute favorite meal prep meals because the chicken is easy to heat up and spoon into a lettuce boat. Plus, I get to eat my daily dose of greens without eating a salad!
What if you could take a warm and satisfying French Onion Soup…and combine it into a main dish?! I’ve got you covered here! This Baked French Onion Chicken is both filling and hearty while also being low calorie, low carb, and Keto friendly! And did I mention it is EASY to make?!
Do you love all the rich and creamy flavors of a loaded baked potato? Imagine savoring those flavors with a chicken breast rather than a potato! In this recipe, I have created low calorie Baked Bacon Cheddar Chicken Breasts which are both low carb and keto diet friendly! Your tummy will be so happy and thank you for the meal!
I love a warming, hardy soup in winter…but I don’t love all the unnecessary carbs. This Bacon Buffalo Ranch Chicken Soup cuts the carbs to make it both low carb and keto friendly. Get ready for your whole house to smell like home-cookin’ goodness!
I came up with this recipe because I wanted the flavor of chicken enchiladas….without the carbs and calories of the traditional dish. So I took away the tortillas and simply baked the chicken in enchilada sauce. And as a HUGE TIMESAVING shortcut, I simply used a rotisserie chicken instead of cooking the chicken myself!
I love a good bowl of chili in the winter…but I don’t love all the grease and calories. This recipe for Easy and Healthy Taco Chili maximizes the flavor of chili with a taco twist while minimizing the calories.
This low carb / Keto One Pan Pizza Casserole allows me to savor all the pizza flavors – and my favorite toppings – without breaking my low carb / keto diet. And one pan is always a pleaser when it comes to doing the dishes!
I cook on a boat. 💕🌴⚓️ Seriously. I have the tiniest of tiny kitchens…called a “galley”. I could keep taking food photos on fake backdrops…or I could take food photos against my island view. I choose the later. 😋 Here is another view of my Sheet Pan Cheesy Chicken and Green Beans. Cheesy and delicious. […]
Let’s Connect on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! I’m just going to go ahead and brag. This One Pan Cheeseburger Casserole is every bit as good as this photo looks. And so easy! Who doesn’t love a one dish meal?! I cooked this in one skillet and then transferred it to the oven, leaving only one […]
These are so tasting and satisfying…talk about starting the morning off on the right foot! While these muffins will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator, you can also freeze them for future use. Just thaw out the night before and reheat in the microwave! AND ONLY 4 WW POINTS!
Let’s Connect on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! When recovering from COVID-19, my husband commented, “This might be the best chicken thighs I’ve ever had.” Enough said… Makes 4 Servings Ingredients: 12 chicken thighs, boneless skinless (3 per person) 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons honey (substitute maple syrup or agave) 1 […]
I love meatballs for a variety of reasons: they are easy to make in one ounce sizes for portion control, they use ground meat which is generally cheaper, and if I have a couple of leftovers then they serve as tomorrow’s snacks. These red curry turkey meatballs are a little on the spicy side so […]
Let’s Connect on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! Preparing for a small gathering during this 2020 holiday season? No need to cook the big bird during this COVID-19 outbreak. This one pan holiday meal will make cooking…and clean up…for your small table rather easy. Also, skipping things like butter, turkey skin, and gravy (substituting Horseradish Creme […]
When I go to Chick-fil-A, I always look forward to the Chick-fil-A sandwich… and that one juicy dill pickle on top of the chicken. I don’t know what it is about that one pickle, but it just changes the flavor of the fried chicken. So if you are like me, then you will love this […]
Serves: 4 • 8 Brats • Romaine Lettuce Boats • 1 Red Onion , chopped • Mustard & Ketchup • Relish Directions: 1. Grill the brats according to package direct ions. 2. Serve atop a Romaine boat with the toppings of your choice.
Serves: 4 4 Turkey Tenderloins 2lb. Asparagus Pineapple Slices 1 cup Pineapple Juice 1 cup Balsamic Vinega1· Garlic Powder Olive Oil Salt Pepper Directions: 1. In a large plastic bag or bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, pineapple juice, and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder. Slice the turkey tenderloins into 1 inch cubes. Marinade in the […]
Using the air fryer eliminates the frying requirement of the traditional “Eggplant Parmigiana” recipe and results in a heart-healthier dish. Note: If you find eggplant to be bitter, buy a smaller eggplant as these are sweeter. Ingredients: 2 large eggplant 2 egg whites 2 cup Italian bread crumbs ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup […]
These easy-peasy kabobs are crowd pleaser in our home during the summer months. Healthier than its fried chicken wing counter part, these kabobs pair perfectly with a sweet Rosé to balance the spice of the buffalo sauce. (PS: Rosé is the lowest calorie wine…around 70 calories per 5oz glass!) Serves: 4 4 Chicken Breast, cut […]
One of my favorite meals for rainy days…filling, satisfying, and makes my entire home smell like homecooked goodness. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients: 1 cup lentils, dried 32oz vegetable broth 1/2 cup carrots, diced 1/2 cup celery, diced 1/2 cup sweet onion, diced 1 large sweet potato, cubed 2 cups spinach, chopped 2T garlic, minced Cilantro […]
I’m a big fan of Sunday meal prep. Just taking a little bit of time to plan out meals makes a huge difference in my week and helps me stay on track with my health and wellness goals. I try to get most meals prepped so that all I have to do is heat the […]
Let’s Connect on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. I am a HUGE fan of sheet pan dinner: easy to prep, easy to cook, easy to clean. Add EASY TO PLEASE to that list for this Sheet Pan Teriyaki Chicken. WW Points = 5 MEAL PREP TIP: Combine all […]
Bacon Bacon BAAACCCCOOONNN! Get ready for your house to smell of BACON with this savory and easy sheet pan meal! MEAL PREP TIP: Combine all ingredients in a plastic bag and refrigerate until ready to cook. Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless 1/2 cup bacon bits 1/2 package ranch seasoning 2 cups cauliflower 2 […]
Go ahead and get your toothbrush ready…because this Sheet Pan Pesto Turkey Cutlets is THAT good. As always, I am a big fan of sheet pan meals: easy to prep, easy to cook, easy to clean up. In short, sheet pan meals are an EASY BUTTON for dinner.
I love making meatballs for meals because of portion control. In general, I roll my meatballs into one ounce portions: so if I eat 4 meatballs, I know that equals 4 ounces. Rather helpful when counting calories!!! I also make meatballs in big batches so that I can enjoy them as a low carb snack in between main meals. Rather helpful when counting calories! Also, leaving out those bread crumbs traditionally used in meatballs creates a low carb alternative.
Most weeknights, I need an EASY BUTTON when it comes to dinner. I’ve worked all day and don’t want to work EVEN MORE in the kitchen. But I still want a hardy, savory meal that is also healthy for more family. This Time-Saving Red Beans and Rice is just the Easy Button I need for […]
Tasty. Tasty. Tasty. And easy to make! Plus, making meatloaf in muffin tins helps to control portion size! Ingredients: 1 pound ground turkey 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon powdered ginger 1/2 cup Korean BBQ Sauce, plus 2 tablespoons Olive Oil cooking spray Instructions: Heat an oven to 400F. Spray a muffin pan with cooking […]
Ingredients: 24 oz. Turkey Tenderloin, cut into 4 equal pieces 12 oz. green beans, ends trimmed 1 sweet potato, cubed 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons Mrs. Dash Chicken Seasoning Olive oil cooking spray Instructions: Heat an oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Toss the green beans […]
MEAL PREP: If you are prepping your weekly meals on Sunday, you can do the following and store in plastic bags until you are ready to cook: Slice the peppers and onion. Chop the cilantro. Ingredients: 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning (Salt Free) 1 Red Onion […]
As Jerry Lee Lewis sang, chicken thighs have “a whole lot of flavor going on…” (That *is* the song, right???) All kidding aside, chicken thighs are packed with flavor but higher in saturated fat than chicken breasts. So if you are seeking to lower your cholesterol, then substitute chicken breasts or turkey cutlets for this […]
These petite meatloaf portions are probably my favorite meal right now. Full of flavor and satisfying, they are easy to make! MEAL PREP: f you are prepping your weekly meals on Sunday, you can do the following and store in an airtight container until you are ready to cook: Combine the turkey, bread crumbs, 1/4 […]
This recipe is “Old Reliable” in my kitchen. It’s easy-breezy and never fails to produce a lip-lickin’ tasty meal. MEAL PREP: If you are prepping your weekly meals on Sunday, you can do the following a store in a plastic bag until you are ready to cook: Marinade the chicken breasts in balsamic vinegar, olive […]
Let’s Connect on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! During a recent hospitalization, the cardiologist talked to us about consider a plant-based diet to combat conditions heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. While it wasn’t a viable option at the time, his comments got me thinking that we could incorporate more plant-based meals without […]
I have found that disguising fish as pizza is the easiest way to get non-fish eaters (and kids) to eat fish. Just treat the fish fillet as your pizza crust and layer your favorite pizza toppings over it…just like making pizza! Ingredients: 4 whitefish fillets Marinara sauce 8 tablespoons mozzarella cheese (2T per fish fillet) […]
During a recent hospitalization, the cardiologist talked to us about consider a plant-based diet to combat conditions heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. While it wasn’t a viable option at the time, his comments got me thinking that we could incorporate more plant-based meals without completely eliminating meat from our diets. Now […]