I think that everybody should always have a simple, yet delicious potato recipe on hand. I love creative potato dishes that are full of flavor and spices, but then you need to make sure that the flavors compliment the main dish. The beauty of this recipe is that it can pair with almost anything! I’ve paired it with pulled pork, steak, chicken, and more. I honestly don’t think there’s anything that this recipe wouldn’t go with! Now let’s get into the recipe for these perfectly roasted potatoes… Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Grab a baking pan and line with foil for an easyRead More →

low carb stuffed peppers

Ever since I made my very first stuffed pepper recipe last year (you can check it out here), I’ve been making them pretty regularly. Over the months of making them I started tweaking them a bit each time. First, I decided to double the turkey to increase the protein. Then I decided to eliminate the rice to make it low carb. As the changes kept piling up, I decided it was time to post the new and improved recipe for you all! So here you have low carb, ground turkey stuffed peppers! Start out by preheating your oven to 450 degrees F. Wash, core andRead More →

As I was working  out at home the other day I realized that I have had my Bowflex adjustable dumbbells for about 2 years now but I never wrote a full review. So I guess this is way overdue! These dumbbells are definitely an investment (aka…not cheap) so it’s always good to do you research before making a big purchase. So let me give you my full and honest review… First of all, these dumbbells come in two different varieties: the 552 and the 1090. I personally have the SelectTech 520, which means they range in weights from 5 pounds all the way to 52.5Read More →

pesto chicken, green beans & tomatoes

If you’re a pesto lover like I am, then this recipe is for you! This Pesto Chicken, Green Bean and Tomato skillet is naturally low in carbs, and full of healthy fats and nutrients. Plus it only uses 5 ingredients, and can be whipped up in under 30 minutes! So that’s a win in my book! Start out by grabbing all of your ingredients and a cutting board. I always make sure to chop my veggies first, and then my chicken so that I don’t need to wash my cutting board. I’m all about saving time! So start out by washing and trimming your green beans and setRead More →

I’ve always been hesitant to make homemade meatballs because I thought they were complicated and time consuming. So I decided to create a recipe that was so simple, that it could be whipped up in just minutes! These baked turkey meatballs are easy to make, but so full of flavor! Plus by using lean ground turkey, they are lower in fat than traditional meatballs. Start out by preheating your oven to 500 degrees F and spraying a baking dish. Combine the bread crumbs and milk in a small bowl and let sit for about 5 minutes. In the meantime, measure out and combine the restRead More →

bbq pineapple baked chicken

Some days I don’t mind spending an hour cooking dinner. But other days I want something with minimal prep time that I can just throw in the oven and forget about. This BBQ pineapple pizza is a recipe for those days. It is so quick and easy to throw together, that I can see this becoming a staple in my house. Plus it is so versatile and can be paired with veggies, a big salad, or even a whole grain side dish. Start out by trimming and chopping your chicken into 1″ chunks. Then grab your baking dish and coat it evenly with spray. PlaceRead More →

There are so many “recipes” out there for making hard boiled eggs and they all claim that they are the best. So how are you suppose to know which method to follow? I have tried so many different ways to cook eggs over the years, but for the past year I have been following one method religiously. Now why should you trust me? I cook up a dozen hard boiled eggs every single week during meal prep. I eat hard boiled eggs every morning because they are a quick and easy source of protein. They also make a wonderful, portable snack. So let’s get downRead More →

It’s fall, which means it’s officially crockpot season! I love my crockpot because it does all of the work for me. I guess that makes me a lazy cook, but I don’t care. It makes delicious meals with minimal prep time. I even love that a lot of crockpots have timers on them so can cook a meal while you’re away at work all day. I personally use this crockpot and love it. Anyway let’s talk about this turkey taco soup. This soup is high in protein from the turkey and beans, low in fat, and naturally high in fiber. And at only 338 calories perRead More →

By now I think you all know that I love simple meals. I love to cook, but I don’t like to make it more complicated then it needs to be. If a recipe calls for too many fancy ingredients and has an excessive amount of steps involved, I will usually skip right over it. So this Italian chicken, green beans, and potato one pan meal is the perfect recipe for all of you simple cooks like me! It involves just 4 ingredients (unless you count salt and pepper, but who does anyway?) and it all cooks up in one pan in the oven. So there’s minimalRead More →

pumpkin pancake muffins

If you love pancakes, and you love muffins, then you’ll absolutely love this recipe! These pumpkin pancake muffins are the perfect on-the-go breakfast, or mid-afternoon snack. Plus they are packed with protein so they will keep you feeling full for hours! I used About Time Buttermilk Protein Pancake mix, but I’m sure that any pancake mix would work! Start out by preheating the oven to 325 degrees F. In a medium bowl mix together 1 cup of About Time Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix with 1/2 cup canned pumpkin and the 1 tbsp. of pumpkin pie spice. Scoop the mix into a muffin tin (either use cupcakeRead More →