I made chicken couscous dish for the first time long ago because I was tired of my usual chicken and rice mix. Sure, it’s a clutch meal but even your clutch meal can be a little stale, no matter how much sauce you put on it. That’s when variety becomes important. It’s the difference between
Satisfy that craving for Asian cuisine all week long with this easy 15-minute chicken Pad Thai. I get it – we want the flavor and the heartiness without the bloat. Here are my hacks to making this dish more calorie conscious and nutritious: Use less brown rice noodles and more vegetables like (red) cabbage and
All that’s missing is a piping bowl of chili or soup to go with these low carb cheddar bacon muffins. The star of these muffins is cauliflower. It keeps them moist while baking and makes them more filling and abundant while keeping the recipe significantly low in carbs. These muffins are easy to customize with
Slow cooker season is here! Well, truthfully, it never left but the colder weather is even more of an excuse to fire up the old “crockpot,” toss in some items, walk away, then come back to a delicious, warming recipe. If you want to switch up your favorite chicken soup recipe, try my Italian-inspired greens
“What do I do with my leftover quinoa? It’s just sitting in the pantry!” That’s one of the most common questions I receive from followers regarding leftover ingredients. It makes sense – every health website and social guru will tell you that adding quinoa to your diet is a good thing, and they’re right! And
If you’ve got some buddies coming over to watch sports or just need a weekend “treat” for a party or brunch, most definitely try my cheesesteak and avocado quesadillas. To make this meal calorie-conscious without compromising on flavor, I made a few swaps: I used less cheese (about 1/4 cup) by substituting in some fresh
Sometimes I find myself browsing through the website and social media reviewing past recipes. Today, I was reminded of the goodness of my shrimp stuffed mushroom cap recipe back from 2015! It was bangin’ then, and it’s still bangin’ today. If I could change “one” main thing about the recipe it would be swapping the
If you’re having friends over to watch some sports over the weekend OR you need a new way to spice up your post-workout meal, look no farther than my “game day nachos,” aka mixed crispy potatoes and a quick chili recipe. Here is another way you can use arrowroot starch besides a sauce thickener –
Being affected by mental health doesn’t make you weird. It merely proves that you’re human. So, let’s continue to break the stigma of mental health. As we head into the fall and winter months where many people are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – seasonal depression due to changes in the climate and weather
It seems like Iceland is on everyone’s travel bucket list lately – and for good reason! There’s more to the country than amazing, picturesque landscapes and arguably the world’s most beautiful natural, hot springs. There’s also darn good food! One of the tastiest foods I tried while there was kjötsúpa, Icelandic meat (lamb) soup. It
Recently I crossed another fitness challenge off my bucket list by competing in the Red Bull 400! It’s touted as the world’s highest 400-meter race that happens at several locations around the world, but in the US, it’s only held in Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. Essentially, it’s a 400m race UP a ski
Flavor can make or break any recipe which is why I encourage people to spend equal amounts of time trying new fresh foods AND experimenting with new spices and seasonings. It can be a little daunting at first, especially when you are unfamiliar with a lot of spices, but it’s much easier than you think.
What do you get when you combine egg, Rotisserie chicken and creamy avocado on top of a toasted sourdough? The most delicious, no fuss chicken salad you can make on-the-go. It’s a great base recipe and EVEN better with some calorie-conscious customizations for your tastebuds.
This is part 4 of a 4-part recipe series with my friends from Yoplait on 4 easy, creative ways to incorporate more yogurt into our diets! For these recipes I’ll be using YQ Plain yogurt – it is ultra filtered milk and packed with protein. A 5oz serving has 17g protein and 1g sugar. Smoothie
This is part 3 of a 4-part recipe series with my friends from Yoplait on 4 easy, creative ways to incorporate more yogurt into our diets! For these recipes I’ll be using YQ Plain yogurt – it is ultra filtered milk and packed with protein. A 5oz serving has 17g protein and 1g sugar. When