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
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
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 1 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. It’s
Instead of making traditional mashed potatoes as the side dish to your meal, try this tasty Hasselback potato recipe! I love crispy Hasselback potatoes, but they are a little too calorie heavy since they are baked with butter (or with compound butter like garlic butter.) This potato recipe takes Hasselback potatoes and cooks them like
If you were looking for decadent vegan chickpea brownies, you have come to the right place! These delicious chickpea brownies are made with the garbanzo bean, the same bean used to make tasty hummus. This sweet treat is rich and fudge like, just what a brownie needs to be. The chickpeas are made smooth in
Whether you’re trying to survive the summer heat (like all of us in Texas), need to cool down after a workout or just want a natural, refreshing treat from nature, then my 4-ingredient frozen fruit sorbet recipe is for you. And the best thing – you don’t need an ice cream maker for this homemade
Making energy bars is one of my favorite foods to make in the kitchen. And to think I avoided making them for so long because I thought they were too hard to put together. That couldn’t be further from the truth! I’ve made several here on my site and they’re perfect for curbing sweet cravings.
When you’re hankering for chips and dip but you’re following a low-carb diet, try my quick and easy keto-thin crackers! All you need are just 2 ingredients and 1 hour, then you have crispy and crunchy crackers you can enjoy but without all the carbs.
Everyone loves a good cookies recipe. This one packs a punch of protein, using oats and nut butters like peanut butter. Because it is loaded with fiber as well, the digestion of the carbs in the cookie will be much healthier. Peanut butter protein cookies can be made healthier by cutting down on
With blood pressure awareness month ahead of us, its time to talk about fried food. As they are biggest contributors to high blood pressure and hypertension. Here in Texas, we take our fried food very seriously. Fried foods are full of saturated fats and simple carbs. They will not push you further to your health
It’s no secret (by now) that one of my favorite foods of all time is sweet potato. I can pretty much eat it every day along with avocado. So, it should be no surprise that I love sweet potato fries. I’ll admit, greasy sweet potato fries are one of my favorite treat meals of all
Eating healthy does NOT mean you can never have dessert again (and neither does going vegan 😂!) Even if you’re just trying out a plant-based routine and you’re looking for an absolutely delicious sweet snack that you won’t feel guilty about having. Then I promise you’ll love this vegan cheesecake recipe. It’s a favorite of
This avocado hummus recipe packs a lot of flavor into a dip we can all get behind! The lovely mint green color and creamy avocado flavor combines all the things we love about hummus and guacamole into one surprisingly easy and delicious dish. If you’re on keto, make sure you keep an eye on the
This beet hummus has less carbs than the traditional chickpea version and is pretty versatile as well. Besides eating it with pita bread or chips, I also enjoy it with my salads or as a spread for toast or a sandwich wrap. I especially love (beet) hummus as a dip for raw veggies such as
Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or just someone who is adventurous and likes to try new stuff from time to time, this meal plan is for you because the food is delicious, nourishing and completely plant-based. Today we have a highly requested high protein vegan meal plan. Many of us are introducing more plant-based meals
When you need a pick me up and don’t wanna reach for a candy bar, reach for real delicious food instead. It’ll satisfy and nourish. Here’s my favorite base recipe for an “energy bar” that I like to make even smaller for bites. Remember, snacks should help hold you over until your next meal, so
Man! I have to admit that I had trouble ONLY eating 1 serving! These are incredibly delicious and a healthier (and cheaper) alternative to packaged seasoned nuts in the store. This works well with other seasoning combinations as well so make them your own (and watch the sugar).
Whether you’re watching the big game, having a small get together at the house or wanting a break from potato wedges, shoestring potatoes make meal time much more enjoyable. It’s an easy recipe – just spiralize, season and bake! I teamed up with my friends at Morton to create this recipe idea for their #EraseFoodWaste
If you’ve watched my 8-week keto transformation video, then you’ll know that the keto diet can be a great way to get results. I know many of you are really excited to try this out, as I’ve been getting floods of emails and requests for a keto meal plan. As a bonus, I’m making this
Combining two things I love – nachos + poke. Even if you’re not a fan of sushi, there’s no guarantee you’ll dislike poké. In fact, I find more people enjoy it over sushi. It’s much easier to customize the flavors of poke than a sushi roll so you can easily make it enjoyable for you.
One of my all-time favorite snacks and side items – prosciutto wrapped asparagus. If you’re not a fan of ham, then use turkey or even beef bacon. This version has a faint sage and maple flavor just in time for the holidays. Remember, treat this as a side dish or a snack, not a full
What do you get when you add dark chocolate and black cacao to traditional banana bread? Magic. You get pure delicious, decadent magic. This is one of those recipes that uses a not-so common ingredient – black cacao – but can be easily substituted by adding swapping it with dark chocolate (or regular cacao) powder,