Zuppa Toscana

Yield: 8 servings Time: 30 minutes Ingredients 8 slices of bacon 1 lb Italian sausage 1 large white onion, diced 3 cloves of garlic, minced 8 cups of chicken broth 4 large russet potatoes 3 Tbsp. red pepper flakes 3 Tbsp. black pepper salt to taste 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 bunch kale, chopped […]

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5 Healthy Snack Ideas

Low Calorie Tzatziki Sauce Calories: 330 (whole bowl) 50 g protein | 32 g carbs | 1.8 g fat Ingredients: 2 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt 2-4 garlic cloves, minced 3-4 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 whole English cucumber, peeled & grated. Instructions: Peel and grate cucumber, stir in salt and […]

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How to Stick to Your Weight Loss Goals | The Beauty in Balance

My first tip for sticking to your weight loss goals is finding a healthy balance. This is what my entire blog is all about. It is really hard to succeed if you completely deprive yourself of the things you enjoy, but it is also hard to succeed if you allow yourself to over indulge. Allowing […]

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Fried Chicken Tacos

Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. shredded Mexican or cheddar cheese Medium sized flour tortilla Fried chicken tender or breast 1/2 cup coleslaw pinch chopped cilantro 2 Tbsp. pickled red onion Green Sauce: 4 Tbsp. ranch dressing 1/4 cup cilantro juice of 1 lime Instructions: Blend the ranch dressing, cilantro and lime for 1 minute. Set aside in […]

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Simple Salmon Stir-fry

Calories: 383 Protein 22g | Carbs 45g | Fat 12g Ingredients 2-3 Tbsp. Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki 1/8th cup frozen peas 1/8th cup chopped bell pepper 1/8th cup chopped onion 1 Trader Joe’s Salmon Burger (or wild salmon fillet) 1/4 cup quinoa 1 tsp. olive oil Instructions Cook salmon over olive oil in a skillet […]

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Loaded Sweet Potato

Yield: 1 serving Calories: 260 Protein 15 g | Carbs 35 g | Fat 8 g Ingredients: 1 small sweet potato 1 tsp olive oil 1/2 cup ‘Grillers Crumbles’ 1/4 cup kidney beans 2-3 Tbsp salsa 1 Tbsp nonfat plain Greek yogurt (topping) Cheese (optional topping) Instructions: Chop sweet potato in circle slices and then […]

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Healthy Chicken Salad

Yield: 4 Servings Calories: 106 Protein 17 g | Carbs 8 g | Fat 1 g Ingredients: 1/2 cup diced red onion 1/2 cup chopped red seedless grapes 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 8 oz shredded chicken breast or 1 (12 oz.) can 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp […]

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Mexican Stuffed Pasta

These stuffed shells are easy to make and would be good to make for a potluck or a party. It can be customized so many different ways. I decided to choose a bit of a healthier option by using ground turkey and light cream cheese. Prep time: 5 miutes Cook time: 20 minutes Yield: 7 […]

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Evergreen Smoothie

This smoothie is rich in antioxidants and fiber and filled with important nutrients like vitamin C, iron, calcium, and potassium. Antioxidants play a role in protecting us from oxidative stress due to the accumulation of free radicals that we encounter every day like pollution, chemical exposure, radiation, and medications. Excess accumulation of these free radicals […]

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Vegetarian (or vegan) Zucchini Tacos

Simple, delicious, and healthy! This same recipe can be replaced with ground meat if preferred. It can also be made vegan by skipping on the cheese. Servings: 4 Calories: 265 Time: 25 minutes Carbs 35g | Fat 5.4g | Protein 20g Ingredients: 4 zucchinis 1 tsp olive oil 2/3 bag of Morning Star Meatless Crumbles (or any […]

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The Best Macaroni & Cheese Ever

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 Servings Ingredients: 6oz. elbow macaroni 6 oz. shredded white cheddar 2oz. shredded Parmesan 2oz. cup shredded Jarlsberg 2 cups heavy whipping cream salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Boil macaroni in salted water until al dente. Meanwhile, shred and combine cheeses into a large bowl. […]

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Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

Serving: 2 cups Yield: 8 servings Calories: 379 Carbs: 40.3 g | Fat: 7.1 g | Protein: 25.3 g Ingredients:  1 lb ground turkey 2 tbsp taco seasoning 2/3 cup water 4 cups chicken broth 28 oz diced tomatoes with chilies 1 can corn 1 can black beans 1 white onion 3 large bell peppers […]

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Vegan Chili

This recipe is so delicious and easily customizable. It is perfect for meal prepping and is one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made.  Just make sure to get the lowest sodium versions of your canned goods. Serving size: 1 cup Yield: 10 servings Calories: 169 Carbs: 30g | Fat: 1.8g | Protein: 8.1g Ingredients: […]

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Chicken & Brown Rice Stir fry

Servings: 2 Calories: 304 Carbs: 36.8 grams | Fat: 5 grams | Protein: 26.2 grams Ingredients: 1 tsp olive oil 5 oz chicken breast, chopped 1/2 cup cooked brown rice 2 bell peppers, chopped 1 onion, chopped 10 peanuts 4 tbsp Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki (or preferred sauce) Instructions: Heat skillet on medium heat with […]

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Simple Salad

Calories: 275 Protein: 19 grams  Carbs: 39 grams  Fat: 6 grams Ingredients: 2 cups spring mix lettuce 1/4th cup corn 1/4th cup garbanzo beans 1/4th cup fat free cottage cheese 1/4th cucumber 1 stalk celery 4 slices beets 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds  

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients 1lb ground turkey Taco seasoning 3/4 cup water & 1/2 cup water 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 (15.25 oz.) can of corn 2 (15.25 oz.) can diced tomatoes 1 15oz can black beans 1 medium onion, chopped 3 jalapenos (optional) 6 bell peppers cheese of choice Instructions You can purchase precooked rice, but […]

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Roasted Garlic Gorgonzola Toast & Penne Pasta

Roasted garlic & Gorgonzola on Sourdough Toast Ingredients Sourdough baguette, cut in 1/2 inch slices Olive oil Gorgonzola crumbles Garlic bulb(s), with top cut off and outer layers removed Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place sourdough slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. You can top them with a little bit of […]

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Go-to Omelette Recipe

This has been my staple for years. It’s so healthy, easy to make and always turns out looking beautiful.  It’s so satisfying when I make this for someone who either skips breakfast or is used to eating an unhealthy breakfast and they end up loving it. It not only is a well balanced meal that […]

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What I Eat In A Day For Fat Loss

I want to show you that healthy eating doesn’t have to look like oatmeal and chicken with broccoli. It can be delicious as well as satiating. I use a combination of MyFitnessPal and a food scale to help me reach my goals. Seriously, once you get in the habit of utilizing a food scale, you […]

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Savory Breakfast Sandwhich

This is by far my favorite food invention of all time. I love breakfast and I definitely prefer a savory meal over a sweet one to start my day. Everyone that I have made this for is blown away and its time to share it with you :). Hopefully you will give it a try […]

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Vegetarian Enchiladas

healthy vegetarian enchilada recipe

What better way to start a blog than with an enchilada recipe? My grandma is the queen of making enchiladas but I figured I’d give them a try myself, and I have to say they are pretty incredible. I wanted to alter this classic Mexican dish into a healthier, vegetarian option and it does not […]

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