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Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Stuffed chicken breasts should definitely make its way into your monthly rotation. What I love most about this recipe… It’s easy to switch it up to change flavor experience!  For example, rub the chicken in BBQ sauce or your favorite marinade, use seasonal vegetables such as squash, use a different type of cheese or bake

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    Orange Chicken Meal Prep

    Growing up, we had two traditions on Sunday – either have a delicious soul food meal after church, or we’d go to the Chinese buffet down the street.  And while I love soul food, there was something about stuffing my face with delicious Chinese food that made my day.  I’d load up my plate with

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  • Creamy Butternut Chicken & Rice

    Brace yourself – fall is coming! One of the foods I look forward to using the most during the fall is squash.  While most squash is pretty sweet, it can easily be used in savory, salty dishes as well. Check out my big bowl queso dish for proof! One of my favorite uses of butternut

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    Healthy Chicken Ratatouille

    Here’s a delicious recipe for meal prep that you can easily customize with seasonal vegetables.  And, if you’re following a more plant-based diet, you can make easy swaps to make it vegan or vegetarian. Enjoy this with brown or jasmine rice if you’d like to make this dish a little heartier.

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  • Jerk Chicken & Plantain Kabobs Recipe

    I remember the first time I had jerk chicken – I was actually in Bermuda. I found a small restaurant that was owned and operated by Jamaicans. The first thing I tasted was something I’d describe as “sweet peppered flavor,” and then moments later – heat! I’m not a huge fan of heat in recipes

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    Hearty Fiesta Rice

    Here’s a quick and easy recipe I made for my Secret Shopper Prank recently at Kroger Grocery Store.  It’s relatively inexpensive and hearty, with a Tex-Mex flair.  This is a great family dinner, a potluck or fight night. And of course, it freezes well for meal prep. Here’s the grocery list to make it easier!

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  • Healthy Chicken Panang

    Here’s an easy one skillet recipe to give you a taste of Thailand – chicken panang curry –  to get you through the week! It’s easily customizable and can be enjoyed with steamed cauliflower rice or brown or jasmine rice.

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    Low-Carb Chicken Alfredo Bake

    Low carbohydrate alternative to an Italian comfort food favorite – Chicken Alfredo. We swap pasta for cauliflower and heavy cream for coconut milk. One of my favorite cuisines is Italian – it’s a comfort food that always makes me feel good (at least initially anyway lol).  You can drastically  reduce the amount of calories and

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  • BBQ Chicken Pizza

    Here’s a delicious 20-minute excuse to: 1) fire up the grill this summer; and 2) to finally get yourself a cast-iron skillet. The 12-inch cast iron skillet I’m using is by the Food Network – they have a lot of quality cooking products that are exclusively available from Kohls. Get the skillet used in this

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    Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs

    Whether you’re preparing this for meal prep or for snacking, these meatballs are a tasty and calorie-conscious treat!

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    Chicken Pasta Low-Carb Meal Prep

    Now, more than ever, I’ve been racking up the frequent flyer miles, working with brands and other influencers on various food projects.  While I’m grateful for the opportunities, I cannot deny that a part of me misses my weekly routine of gym, meal prep and laundry.  There’s nothing quite like working out in your home gym and

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    Sweet Potato & Chicken Patties

    Continuing with my recent article on avoiding food waste – in honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2017 – I wanted to share another way to use overly dry chicken breasts and leftover baked sweet potatoes or red potatoes. And that’s to create delicious patties that you can enjoy with mixed green salad or

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    4 Leftover Chicken Recipes

    On April 22 we will celebrate Earth Day, and millions of people across the globe will engage in activities that “celebrate” and appreciate our planet.  I want to touch on a topic that is often overlooked (in many parts of the world), food waste. In the US alone, it is estimated that we throw away about

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  • Healthy Spanish Rice

    If you’ve never had homemade Spanish rice before, then you need to add it to your list of things to try right away.  You need this kind of food in your life.  Growing up in Texas, I’ve met a lot of people who have decadent family recipes for Spanish rice and their version is always

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  • 15-Minute Pineapple Pepper Chicken

    Here’s a quick and easy chicken recipe with pineapple glaze – one of my favorites for meal prep, family dinner or Friday night chill-axing at the crib (and for those unfamiliar with the term chillaxing, it means chilling and relaxing at the same time; you’re essentially relaxing to the absolute max). I made this recipe

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  • Spiced Chicken Thigh Meal Prep

    One of my favorite recipes for cooking chicken in bulk, but this time using flavorful chicken thighs.  Since chicken thighs are not as lean as chicken breasts, it’s important to purchase skinless thighs and trim large, visible pieces of fat in order to reduce the amount of fat in your diet.

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    4 Easy, Cold Lunch Ideas

    I’m following up on a FAQ – “What are some lunch meals you can enjoy that don’t have to be reheated?” Here are four easy lunch ideas to help inspire your next meal prep! This is a continuation of the 5 cold lunch mash-up that I did last year. When it comes to eating food cold

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    15-minute Butter Chicken Meal Prep

    The first time I had butter chicken I was in Washington, DC at my friend’s parents’ house. I was thrown off a bit by the name because I actually imagined chicken covered in butter…which actually doesn’t sound too bad. But I soon learned that it was better than I could have ever imagined.  And it introduced

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    Low-Carb Cajun Jambalaya (One-Skillet Recipe)

    Growing up in the south, and having parents from Louisiana and South Carolina, it’s safe to say that I’ve had my fair share of good comfort food.  I look forward to my mother’s gumbo EVERY Christmas – just the thought of cajun spices, savory broth and seafood with spicy sausage just makes my mouth water.  I

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    World’s Tastiest Chicken, Brown Rice & Broccoli Meal Prep

    Here’s my “secret” way to make one of healthy eating’s and bodybuilding’s most bland meal into a flavorful masterpiece in very little time. Meal Prep will never be the same…And it shouldn’t be.  

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    Mediterranean Greek Chopped Salad (Wrap)

    Here’s a Mediterranean Greek-inspired chopped salad recipe as part of my Chopped Salad series! Remember, the wrap is optional and you can use whatever type of animal or vegan protein YOU prefer!

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