BLT Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

2019-05-14T13:21:33-06:00April 27th, 2019|

BLT Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing - - 100% whole grain pasta, frozen corn, thawed and drained, frozen peas, thawed and drained, pre-cooked nitrate-free bacon, crumbled, medium tomatoes, diced, heads of romaine, washed and chopped, shredded carrots (from a bag), crumbled feta cheese or shredded cheddar cheese, Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing (see recipe [...]

Kale and Quinoa Salad with a Tangy Garlic Vinaigrette

2019-04-15T23:11:24-06:00April 14th, 2019|

[recipe] About a year ago, I ate at the Nordstrom cafe. I ordered a kale and quinoa salad. This recipe was created because the one I'd ordered was so dang delicious and wanted a replication of it at home. :PKale and Quinoa Salad with a Tangy Garlic Vinaigrette - - kale, chopped small, romaine lettuce, [...]

Lentil Sloppy Joe Lettuce Wraps

2019-04-16T11:36:56-06:00March 20th, 2019|

[recipe]   This variation of a sloppy joe was created after eating traditional sloppy joes and feeling like I was eating way too much meat and not fueling myself with nutrients. So then, I tried making it with lentils instead. And that was sloppier than a sloppy joe! It seemed like the perfect ratio to [...]

Quick Veggie-Filled Lo Mein

2019-04-22T16:11:31-06:00March 5th, 2019|

Quick Veggie-Filled Lo Mein - - braggs liquid aminos (soy sauce), toasted sesame oil, 100% maple syrup, brown rice lo mein noodles or noodle of choice (I buy mine at Costco), toasted sesame oil (and more for drizzling at the end), green onions, chopped (separate green parts from white parts), chopped mixed veggies (such as [...]

Sweet Potato Nachos

2019-05-02T21:26:34-06:00February 26th, 2019|

Guys...Sweet Potato Nachos is a meal I could have weekly. SO flavorful. It's fantastic by itself, and last night we paired it with an egg scramble topped with salsa. All of the flavors were so heavenly! <3 Sweet Potato Nachos - - sweet potatoes (washed, sliced 1/8-1/4"thick), Tbsp. coconut oil (melted*), tsp. black pepper, tsp. [...]

Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo

2019-04-22T16:01:01-06:00January 8th, 2019|

Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo - - garlic, minced, butter, or coconut oil if dairy-free, garlic powder, cauliflower florets, cut into 5 or 6 large chunks, carton chicken broth, salt, black pepper, milk of choice (we use almond), shredded parmesan cheese (optional), package of 100% whole wheat linguine pasta, large bunch of broccoli (cut into florets), , [...]

Roasted Chickpea Gyros with Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce

2018-11-28T17:02:31-06:00November 20th, 2018|

[recipe] We've been enjoying the delicious flavor of these Gyros! <3Roasted Chickpea Gyros with Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce - - chickpeas, rinsed and drained, olive oil, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper (more if you like spicy!), salt, whole grain pita bread, Tzatziki Sauce: Greek Yogurt, cucumber, finely chopped, fresh lemon juice, garlic clove, minced, salt and [...]

Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos

2019-05-07T16:26:25-06:00October 20th, 2018|

[recipe]   Tacos are delicious just about any way! We love these meatless black bean sweet potato tacos for a change!Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos - - medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks, extra-virgin olive oil, smoked paprika, salt, ground cumin, chili powder, can black beans, rinsed and drained, cumin, water, salt [...]

Instant Pot Hamburger Veggie Soup

2018-10-01T10:35:01-06:00June 5th, 2017|

[recipe] I LOVE this recipe! The fact that it only cooks for 4 minutes is a dream come true when it comes to cooking dinner. Granted, the sauteing, warm-up, and pressure release takes the time up to about 20 minutes. But, still is a super fast dinner and makes my life easier. And...I ❤ my [...]

Instant Pot Perfect Beef Stew

2018-09-21T09:53:48-06:00May 9th, 2017|

We are weekly church go-ers and have been my entire life. Same church, same religion no matter where I've lived...I guess you can say it's a pretty big part of who I am. From a young age, having beef stew after church became a tradition that I've continued with my own family. We don't have [...]

Cajun Chicken With Quinoa

2018-09-20T18:44:21-06:00February 6th, 2017|

[recipe] This recipe was the first time I'd ever used creole seasoning and I fell in love with it. The beans are a perfect compliment to the quinoa and are very filling! Let me know how you like it in the comments below! <3 -Laura   Recipe inspired by Trim Healthy MamaCajun Chicken With Quinoa [...]

Traditional Bean Chili

2019-05-04T15:00:41-06:00February 3rd, 2017|

[recipe] Everyone needs a good chili recipe, and we must be nothing short of original because we like our chili simple and traditional. And, this recipe comes from a lot of cans which is great for making quick dinner prep or taking to a Super Bowl party. A couple of things I'd like to share about [...]

Vegetable Lasagna

2018-09-20T22:15:41-06:00September 21st, 2016|

[recipe] Here is our family's version of lasagna that dares to compete with traditional recipes. Traditional recipes are basically a meat, cheese, and noodles meal, while this one includes subtle-flavored vegetables that my kids will devour, even when they are very used to the "traditional" recipes (grandma makes killer lasagna). This is also a meatless [...]