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Glorified Rice and Beans

Been experimenting with more vegetarian dinners these days and this is a family staple.  Rice and beans sounds boring but with all the fun extras, it’s an awesome dish.  Beware of your portions of the rice and beans.  For my weight loss clients, I only recommend 3/4 cup total of the brown rice and beans.  […]

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Zucchini Noodle Blend

Tons of recipes call for zucchini noodles or zoodles.  I’ve tried them out with my family and they rejected them – darn it!  But I did not want to give up on them because they are so easy and healthy. Here is my resolution…Mix 1/2 zucchini noodles + 1/2 spaghetti (I use gluten free pasta).  You […]

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Easy Dinner Ideas

Dinnertime is a struggle for most people.  My household is super hectic after school and work so I totally understand!  Therefore I need to plan ahead for the week and prep accordingly.  I am going to share with you my staple dinners and prepping process that keeps me on track.  Hope it helps to motivate […]

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Versatile Stuffed Peppers

This is a versatile dish.  You can use ground turkey, sausage, or any other meat.   Also feel free to add or change the veggies in the recipe.  I always make extra and then freeze the leftover stuffing mixture.  Next time, experiment with stuffing portabello mushrooms, zucchini, squash or cabbage. 1 pound ground turkey or […]

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Easy Thai Bowl

Sometimes I don’t feel like cooking, especially in hot Florida.  I love this recipe because there is minimal cooking and it is so flavorful.  This Thai bowl can be vegetarian, balanced with nuts or feel free to add leftover chicken or steak. Ingredients: Chopped/sliced veggies: My favorites are green onions, peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, cabbage and […]

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is a new staple dinner for our family.  Once I bought a few key ingredients, I can whip this up in 10 minutes. Ingredients: 1 lb chicken (shredded) or 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey) 2 bell peppers, diced 1 onion, diced 3 cups shredded cabbage (cole slaw mix) 1 cup peanuts, slivered […]

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Creamy Crockpot Mexican Chicken

Holy moly – this recipe is so yummy and easy.  Not my healthiest recipe but some of you might like that:).  I kept it super simple with frozen and canned ingredients but you are obviously welcome to use fresh ingredients. Ingredients 2 large chicken breasts 1 can black beans, rinsed 1 can diced tomatoes with jalapenos […]

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Crockpot Lentil Sausage Spinach Soup

I am obsessed about the crockpot recently.  Sometimes I am just too exhausted to cook a full meal – I am sure you can relate.  This crockpot recipe is a spin on my Hearty Lentil Soup but even easier. Ingredients: 1/2 pound dried lentils 16 oz (1 lb) tube of sausage 14 oz bag of […]

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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

I have made many versions of tortilla soup but this is my first time in a crockpot.  It’s even faster than my 10 Minute Vegetarian Tortilla Soup and a family favorite. Ingredients: 2 large chicken breasts (frozen or defrosted) 12 oz bag of frozen corn 14 oz bag of frozen mixed pepper strips 6-12 oz […]

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Asian Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry

Chinese Food often has a lot of hidden fats and is layered in thick sugary sauce. This stir fry has a light coating of sauce that gives you just enough of the asian zing without loading on the calories. You could throw this on top of some brown rice and make it a healthy rice […]

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