healthier shepherd's pie

When it comes to comfort food, I think shepherd’s pie should be on the list. It’s so hearty and filling and full of flavor…what’s not to love?! First of all, it contains one of my favorite food groups…mashed potatoes (yummm!). Second, it’s a complete meal (meat, veggies, and potatoes) all in one dish! That is why I decided to re-create this meal with a healthier twist! This healthier shepherd’s pie recipe keeps all of the flavor that you love, but with much less calories! Give it a try!   Start out by washing, peeling, and chopping  your potatoes. Then place them in a large potRead More →

Egg scramble breakfast bowls. Perfect for meal prep!

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. I could also eat breakfast food for any other meal and be totally happy. What about you? And if you take me out to a diner, no matter what time of day it is you’ll most likely find me ordering eggs, home fries, and toast. That’s what made me decide to make these egg scramble breakfast bowls the other day! They were super easy to throw together, everything cooked up in one pan, and it only took about 20 minutes to whip up! This is a great meal prep friendly recipe! Start out by cooking theRead More →

If you’re looking for a quick, healthy dinner or meal prep recipe, then keep reading! This recipe uses minimal ingredients and is quick to whip up! It’s also paleo friendly which is a bonus in my book! These chicken, green bean, and sweet potato bowls are the perfect meal prep recipe! Start out by chopping up your green beans, sweet potato, and chicken. I chopped everything in that order, to minimize the amount of cutting board clean up (I’m all about saving time!). Try to dice your sweet potatoes into evenly sizes as well as your chicken so it all finishes cooking at the sameRead More →

cooked quinoa with herbs and spices

Have you ever made quinoa in the attempts to be healthy and were instantly disappointed with a bland dish? Yeah, me too. So I was on a mission to create the most delicious quinoa recipe, that was also still simple and healthy. I wanted to make it so good, that it could stand alone as a side dish and not need to be mixed into another dish. After some research, and countless attempts and failures, I think I figured it out. And I can’t wait to share it with you all! Nutrition Information (per serving): 228 calories/6g fat/34g carbs/8g protein I paired mine with someRead More →

I love Chinese food. Nothing’s better than a huge bowl of fried rice with General Tsoas chicken. Even though it leaves me hungry an hour later, I still love it. I love everything about it, except for the calorie and sodium content! I’m all about balance, and trust me, I’ll definitely pig out on Chinese food every so often. But sometimes it’s nice to create healthier versions that don’t leave me as bloated. So I created this healthier fried rice recipe! I served mine with some grilled chicken covered in a little general tsoas sauce that I found in my local supermarket. The sauce isRead More →

healthy pesto chicken with green beans and rice

Pesto is one of my favorite things. If I’m out at a restaurant and they have something with pesto on it, I am most likely going to order it. I don’t know what it is about pesto, but I could eat it all the time! I am going to share with you guys one of my favorite recipes! It is simple enough that it doesn’t take long to throw together. But it tastes like something you’d find at a fancy restaurant. That’s a win-win in my book! This Baked Pesto Parmesan Chicken is delicious, and it only really requires 3 ingredients! Due to the sizeRead More →

garlic roasted sweet potatoes in a bowl

I am obsessed with sweet potatoes. I’ll admit it. It’s starting to get out of control. I’m finding ways to sneak them into my meal prep each week because I love them so much. But sometimes, I just like to keep them simple. So I thought I would share with you my favorite way to make them. It’s super easy and just 3 main ingredients! Start out by preheating your oven to 425 degrees. Then grab a baking sheet and cover it with tin foil and spray it with a non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Then grab your sweet potatoes and wash and peel them.Read More →

sweet potato turkey chili with beans

**this recipe has since been updated HERE** When you have an extra sweet potato laying around, and you already thawed some ground turkey for your meal prep this week, you find a way to put them together! When it’s freezing outside I always crave warm meals. So soup and chili and two of my go-to meals during the winter! I was craving a warm, hearty chili, so I started doing some searching and found this amazing recipe for sweet potato turkey chili here. I searched through my cabinets to see what I had on hand (I really did not want to go to the grocery store), and make a fewRead More →

green stuffed peppers with cheese

For some reason, making stuffed green peppers has always been something that I wanted to do. I’ve always thought about making them, but never actually put it into action. And now that I have made them, I have no idea why I waited so long. They are super easy to make! I started by looking up a few recipes online and then just took bits and pieces from each and threw in some of my own ideas. And the result was delicious! If you’re looking for something with less carbs, try  my updated low carb stuffed pepper recipe HERE! These peppers were so good! Cheesy andRead More →

I’d be lying if I said I never crave unhealthy foods. Sometimes when a craving hits, it just won’t go away until you satisfy it. This past week, my craving was for Chinese food. Chinese food always tastes delicious in the moment, but then it leaves me feeling overly full and bloated. So I decided to create my own recipe that is a fraction of the calories, but with all of the taste! Using only 3 ingredients, this recipe was incredibly simple! Feel free to make it even healthier by making your own teriyaki sauce from scratch. I will most likely do that next time, butRead More →