Potatoes are the ultimate side dish. I will argue that to my death. I love all kinds of other sides – veggies, rice, salad and all the other options. There aren’t many things that I won’t eat, but if I had to choose one side to have for the rest of my life, it would be POTATOES! These Easy Smashed Potatoes are a great way to make your potatoes a little different and they are absolutely irresistible. With a soft and buttery interior and a crisp and salty exterior these smashed potatoes will keep you coming back for more!
This Chimichurri Marinated Chicken is so easy to make, ultra flavorful, healthy, delicious and low carb. Making this recipe requires only about 5 minutes of prep time and about 30 minutes in the oven. This is a fresh and tasty dish that has only 3 net carbs and is great when served with so many different sides. I like to enjoy it with a salad, fresh veggies or some potatoes when I am not counting carbs.
My absolute favorite childhood food was a classic PB&J, and I can definitely be found enjoying them from time to time even now! This PB&J Smoothie Bowl has all of the great flavors of the sandwich, but in a healthier version. This smoothie bowl is thicker than a traditional smoothie, and I feel like enjoying it out of a bowl with a spoon makes it even more satisfying. You can top these smoothie bowls with any of your favorite toppings. I like to add even more fresh fruit, an extra drizzle of peanut butter and chia seeds. This is a super quick and easy recipe that is also incredibly good for you. You can even trick your kids into thinking it is ice cream!
Crock Pot recipes like this one are definitely my saving grace on busy weeknights. Now that the weather is cooling down, I am constantly craving things like this hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew. With beef, potatoes, carrots and onions, this is a full meal in itself. I love that this is a quick and easy meal to prepare, that there is only one pot to clean up and that it is a delicious meal that everyone will enjoy!
Soup season is well underway, and I for one couldn’t be happier! I am constantly looking for new soup and stew ideas that will warm me from the inside out. This Easy White Chicken Chili is ready in just about 30 minutes, and it can be made as spicy or mild as you would like (we like it SPICY!). Top this soup with jalapeño, avocado, sour cream, cheese, cilantro, lime, tortilla strips or really whatever you want and enjoy!
I have been making this Easy Fresh Aji Picante for years and my husband and I love to put it on just about anything! I originally found this recipe on Skinny Taste. If you have not checked out all of the amazing recipes that Gina has created at skinnytaste.com, you are really missing out! Making this Colombian hot sauce is as simple as blending the ingredients together. It takes only a few minutes, and the result is a perfectly spicy and fresh sauce that is incredibly versatile. This is a naturally carb free, dairy free, gluten free, vegan and vegetarian sauce, so it is great for most diets!
As much as I love to cook (and I really do!) I really have a problem taking the time to prepare myself a decent lunch most days. Honestly I often fail to even eat a decent meal until dinnertime. Don’t get me wrong, I always manage to eat during the day. Too often though, I find myself grabbing something quick (like a bunch of cookies from a recipe I was testing – don’t judge me!) to hold me over. Recipes like this Easy Avocado Chicken Salad are perfect for me, because I can make it one day, and have a healthy lunch all ready to go for a couple more days. It is loaded with chicken, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, red onion and a simple light dressing and it is delicious!
We recently went on a cruise, and ate (and drank) the whole time we were gone. I had an amazing time, but I came home feeling so bloated and really just gross. I am a meat eater through and through, but sometimes it is nice to give your body a little break and have a meatless day here and there. This Healthy Loaded Vegetable Soup is great for that. It is absolutely delicious, loaded with super nutritious ingredients and it only comes in at 163 calories a serving. If you aren’t watching what you eat, it would be great with a melty grilled cheese on the side!
I love making any kind of stir fry because it is so easy, so flavorful and so customizable. I like to throw in whatever protein and veggies I have on hand and get creative with the seasonings and sauces. This Easy Shrimp Stir Fry uses fresh shrimp, broccoli, red pepper, carrots and a fantastic sauce to create a healthy yet delicious meal that is ready in just 20 minutes. This dish is great on its own, or when served with rice or noodles.
I went out to lunch a couple days ago and when I was looking through the menu I came across a pasta with arrabbiata sauce. I had forgotten how much I loved this simple, spicy tomato sauce and I was determined to make it for myself when I got home! It took a little trial and error, but I finally came up with (in my opinion) the perfect balance of garlic, spice and basil flavors. This Easy, Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce would be delicious served with pasta, zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash or with any meat. I hope you love it!