Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is like potato salad. There are a million recipes. I could eat my version of chicken salad for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And, it is so easy to put together. I like to make a batch of chicken salad on Sunday (my prep for the coming week day) to have for lunches. I … Continue reading Chicken Salad

Lasagna

My granny was Italian and growing up, every Sunday after church, we would go to her house for traditional lunch of pasta, ravioli, meatballs, and Italian sausage. From a young age, I loved the seasonings and flavors of Italian cuisine. Because my granny made the pasta, ravioli and sauce, I found myself leaning more towards … Continue reading Lasagna

Asian Meatballs Whole 30 and Paleo approved

If you're looking for something different, I recommend you try this recipe. The sauce flavor is so good as it coats and sticks to the meatballs. In this recipe I found at healthylittlepeach.com, I substituted tapioca flour for the arrowroot flour but you can use regular flour too. You can also use soy sauce instead … Continue reading Asian Meatballs Whole 30 and Paleo approved

Gooey Butter Cake Bars

Gooey butter cake bars. Just the words conjure up happy thoughts of a sweet delicious dessert straight from the oven, ooey, gooey cake bars with the perfect crust that crumbles in your mouth and mixes with the flavors to make an instant party in your mouth. It's like fireworks on the 4th of July exploding … Continue reading Gooey Butter Cake Bars

What happens when I notice the first signs of fall? I get the baking bug and want to bake everything! I can’t do that and stay healthy so I compromise and try to imagine healthier recipes to try. We have had several rainy days lately and the rain and foggy conditions turn my mind to fall baking and apples. I love any apple dishes but apple crisp makes my heart sing. I love that like many things I cook and bake that you can change the ingredients and make it a little more healthy or more decadent. As with most times, healthy wins out. First, I preheated the oven to 400. In my baking dish which I sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, I added 3 apples and cored and diced, rough chopped 1/2 cup of pecans, added 1 t cinnamon, sprinkled over top and 2 T brown sugar spread out on top as well. Next, I took 2 T spice cake mix and sprinkled it on top of the brown sugar. Then, I took 2 T homemade ghee and spread it out over top and baked at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. The pecans browned so good and everything just melds together and tastes like fall on a dish! There is approximately 950 calories in the whole dish and there is 4 reasonable portions so that’s not too bad I think as I strengthen my resolve to not eat it all! You could add dates, walnuts, apple pie spice, oats and seeds of any type and still have an equally tasty dish.

Food prep keeps me organized and saves energy

Sunday is my day to meal plan, grocery shop and ready myself for the week. it is much easier to continue the healthy eating habits we have made and I am more organized when there is a plan in place. For our breakfasts, I make a fritatta. I love fritattas because you can add as … Continue reading Food prep keeps me organized and saves energy

Homemade Taco Seasoning

In this age of more health conscious eating, one aspect that I have found most appealing is making my own seasonings and sauces. My first endeavor in this was making my own taco seasoning. A bit skeptical at first, I looked at several recipes and found the most common ingredients and the result was a … Continue reading Homemade Taco Seasoning

Breakfast in a Bag

On a recent camping trip, I wanted breakfasts to be easy so I made omelette bags. I put all the ingredients in a double seal bag so all I had to do is pour it in the skillet and cook. It was a hit. There is no real recipe for this, as you use what … Continue reading Breakfast in a Bag

Cheesy, Creamy Cauliflower – keto approved

Who doesn't like cauliflower with cheese?  We were at Longhorn one night for dinner and they had this great cauliflower that was creamy and cheesy and I couldn't wait to try and replicate it. So, I took a whole head of cauliflower and steamed it in my instant pot for 1 minute. While that was … Continue reading Cheesy, Creamy Cauliflower – keto approved

Stuffed Peppers

When you are looking for something different to make for dinner, you should give this variation on stuffed peppers a try. All you have to do is prep the peppers, brown the ground beef and season, add the potatoes and cheese of your choice. The potatoes are real but you could also use potato flakes … Continue reading Stuffed Peppers