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”

One Pan Fajita Veggies

Easy to make and perfect to enjoy even on a week night- fajita vegetables are an easy and perfect addition to any meal. I love to make them when I do homemade burrito bowls, or add them to taco meat or even eggs in the morning. Fajita vegetables are easy to make, fast, delicious, fullContinue reading “One Pan Fajita Veggies”

What’s in YOUR fridge?

What’s in your fridge?? Here’s what’s in mine: Every time I go to the grocery store, I try to make sure my cart is a majority vegetables, fruits, meat and eggs.I minimize dairy, refined sugar, refined grains and alcohol and have been gluten free for about 5 years. I also do food prep and mealContinue reading “What’s in YOUR fridge?”

The Amazing Benefits of Lemon Water

I think we all know that there are days where drinking enough water can be tough, especially if you aren’t already in the habit of getting enough water. If you need help with your water recommendations per day, find our “How Much Water Should I be Drinking?” post. Adding fruit can help make drinking waterContinue reading “The Amazing Benefits of Lemon Water”

Healthy Summertime Swaps

Check out some healthy swap options for these summertime favorites. Please note that it is more than okay to have these foods in moderation, but these swaps can help you kick cravings and help with weight management! See even MORE of my favorite swaps under the picture Hamburger, turkey burger, or chicken burgers in placeContinue reading “Healthy Summertime Swaps”

Bacon Wrapped Dates

This weekend we were heading over to my boyfriend’s parent’s house and I wanted to bring something over to contribute to the group- so I brought these lovely things. Bacon wrapped dates are a trend I’ve tried in restaurants before but had never made myself. Well this weekend I finally put together a recipe andContinue reading “Bacon Wrapped Dates”

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”

Tomato Sauce

Ever wonder what it would be like to make your own tomato sauce? Well do I have a project for you! This tomato sauce is delicious on pasta or as part of our stuffed peppers recipe or this spaghetti squash recipe. If you want an amazing AND healthier version of pasta and pizza sauce thanContinue reading “Tomato Sauce”

Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce

This is an easy lower carb option to traditional spaghetti with meat sauce. This is also a completely vegan option for all my vegans in the crowd (but it doesn’t have to be- feel free to add Italian seasoned ground beef or ground turkey if you’d like!). Check out the simplicity of this spaghetti squashContinue reading “Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce”