A balanced diet is a taco in each hand, wouldn’t you agree?! ? To say I’m partial to the odd taco would be like saying Yogi Bear kinda likes picnic baskets, or Homer Simpson occasionally eats donuts. You get the picture! I like to think of tacos as a healthy hybrid between a plate of nachos and a salad. With just a few ingredients, you have a simple yet super tasty flavor combination that makes these dressed-up Mexican sandwiches not only delicious, but cheap and very easy to make yourself.
Zucchini Noodles with Asparagus [Recipe]
Traditional pasta is delicious but super high in carbohydrates. While some days are worth saving some carbs for a spaghetti dinner or ramen noodles, sometimes we turn to vegetables for our noodle fix. This is a wonderful recipe to make a big batch of and to use throughout the week for meal prep and you can even add some chopped up grilled chicken breast for protein. There’s tons of flavor and fiber to keep you fueled and happy.
Holiday Spiced Sweet Potato Biscuit [Recipe]
Bring a little bit of southern flare to your morning with some scratch-made sweet potato biscuits! ?Your family and friends will love that little hint of sweetness when they bite into their biscuit. Oh and as an added bonus, your kitchen will smell AHHH-MAZING as these babies are baking.
Butternut Squash Mac n’ Cheese [Recipe]
Who doesn’t crave the comfort of mac n’ cheese this time of year?! But all that butter, cheese and cream can be hard to “afford” if you’re keeping your nutrition in check! Well we have the perfect compromise with this quick to make, low-fat version. It makes for a great holiday side dish that even your vegan friends and family can enjoy too!
Apple & Sage Turkey Meatloaf [Recipe]
If you’re worried about prepping the main course for your holiday feastravaganza, there’s no need to panic! We’ve got a total fail-safe recipe for you with this festive twist on your traditional turkey meatloaf.
BBQ Turkey Flatbread [Recipe]
Here’s a tasty twist on your traditional Thanksgiving meal, this turkey flatbread is a great option for any potluck holiday event or “Friendsgiving” gathering you might be attending. Flatbreads are also the ultimate use for leftovers! Instead of re-heating your same old plate of Thanksgiving dinner, or ordering out for pizza, just get a little creative and use this recipe as your guide for inspiration.
Turkey Meatballs [Recipe]
Thanksgiving flavors in a bite! Perfect for gatherings all year round. These lean turkey meatballs make great appetizers, or for a more casual gathering you could use these instead of roasting a full turkey. They are super easy to freeze too; just arrange them in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet and place in the freezer until frozen (this prevents them from sticking to each other). Then transfer them to freezer bags. Remove and warm in pasta sauce or in the microwave as needed.
Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili [Recipe]
While I love summer, when the weather starts cooling off I look forward to cooking up comforting bowls of hearty chili. I dug out my slow cooker for this one, making it a great dish to prep in the morning and allow to simmer away all day. Perfect for a busy week night or if you’re entertaining guests as this recipe will fill your home with deliciously enticing aromas.
Chipotle Vegan Buddha Bowl [Recipe]
I don’t know about you but I LOVE serving my meals in bowls. Why’s that? Well because there’s something very visually satisfying about a bowl full to the brim of food. My belly is half-way satisfied before I even take my first bite! The name behind the buddha bowl encapsulates exactly that imagery with your enormous mound of food supposedly looking just like the Buddha’s giant belly.
Eggplant Parmigiana [Recipe]
Here’s a vegetarian feast fit for all those cheese lovers out there! Eggplant is the key ingredient in this simple skillet dish that can easily be turned into a family-size meal. You’ll be surprised by just how much protein is provided by this meat-free dish.