Easy Snacks for Healthy Eating

Questions I’m asked about often-what healthy snacks can I eat? I laid out several below and why they’re great options! Just as important as meals can be for meal prepping, are snacks. If you are a snacker, having nutritious preportioned snacks are going to be a bigger deal for you than for others-make sure youContinue reading “Easy Snacks for Healthy Eating”

Cooking With Cast Iron: the Benefits

You may have noticed that I often recommend sauteing or cooking items in a cast iron skillet. My favorite brand is Lodge (a brand many chefs use). Find their 3 piece set here, or check out the basic skillet here. But why cook with a cast iron skillet? Health benefits of cooking with cast iron:1)Continue reading “Cooking With Cast Iron: the Benefits”

Easy Bone Broth Recipe

In a stock pot (my favorite is this Lodge Cast Iron Stock Pot) add in water, the carcass of a chicken- or bones from chicken drummies or wings, and veggie scraps. Veggie scraps are a good addition because they add extra flavor and bring even more nutrients to the broth. Make sure water covers entiretyContinue reading “Easy Bone Broth Recipe”

Zucchini Lasagna

This is a great alternative to traditional lasagna if you are trying to limit refined grains, sugar, are on a gluten-free diet, or are looking to make a healthier substitute. Zucchini is more of a complex carb than your typical white lasagna noodle meaning your body requires more energy to break it down and itContinue reading “Zucchini Lasagna”

Healthy-ish Fried Rice

Any time I have a craving for Chinese food I make this easy, healthier version of fried rice. This is also a fun way to “dress up” rice if you eat it often and you’re sick of the same old thing. It’s easy to make and easy to clean up. In a pot, you’ll need:Continue reading “Healthy-ish Fried Rice”

Creamy Avocado Dressing

In an effort to get more good fats in my diet- because let’s face it, you can never have enough- I created this amazing creamy avocado dressing. I used it on salad, eggs, tacos, basically anything you can imagine. It keeps for about 5 days in an air tight container in the fridge. If youContinue reading “Creamy Avocado Dressing”

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

Today I had some extra time so I wanted to throw back to one of my favorite recipes I’ve ever made and see if I could make it taste that good, again…. I introduce chili lime shrimp tacos with homemade tortillas and homemade pico. Tacos are my favorite food and these ones are the absoluteContinue reading “Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos”

Healthy-ish Walking Tacos

Growing up in the Midwest, walking tacos are a small town staple. We have them at football games, at marching band competitions, and basically everything in between. As an adult I sometimes still crave the goodness that is a walking taco (and if you don’t know what that is, it’s high time you find out!).Continue reading “Healthy-ish Walking Tacos”

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is a light lunch that is amazing and does not make you feel like you’re going to sack out at any point when you eat it mid day. Another reason to love it is that it has that sweetness of the squash, but then we add things to it to make itContinue reading “Butternut Squash Soup”

Zucchini pizza bites

You’ll need: 2 large zucchini½ c tomato sauce1 tsp Italian seasoning2 cups mozzarella¼ cup grated parmesan cheeseSliced pepperoni or browned Italian sausage, chopped into small bitsBasil Slice zucchini 1/4” thick and lay out on large baking pan that has been covered with foil.Top with tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, mozzarella, parmesan, pepperoni, basilBake at 450 degreesContinue reading “Zucchini pizza bites”