My food choices have been a lot less than ideal lately, and it’s now time to turn that around! I have been enjoying A LOT of sweets and other baked goods, and now my body is screaming for a reset. I decided to whip up some of this Spicy Black Bean Hummus because it is light, low carb, FULL of flavor and spice and it is so delicious with a lot of different things. I like to top burgers with this, dip fresh vegetables in it or load it up on some pita chips. This bean dip takes only a few minutes to make, so try it out today!
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!
Everyone, myself included, loves a great taco. I am always open to making and trying different types of tacos. The other day, I was having an internal struggle because I really wanted some tacos, but I was also craving some super flavorful Korean beef. I decided to marry the two things and make something delicious that I am wondering why I never did this before. These Korean Beef Tacos are incredibly quick and easy to make and they have a delicious sriracha lime mayo drizzled on top. I like to top mine with some fresh cilantro and red onion and also some crisp kimchi for an extra kick of flavor.
If you have never had shishito peppers, they are these fantastic little peppers with a mild, sweet and just slightly smoky flavor. Shishitos have a pretty thin skin, so they cook relatively quickly, and because of their convenient size, they are a great bite-sized snack. This Easy Blistered Shishito Peppers recipe will only take about 10 minutes, and it only has 5 simple ingredients. We like to enjoy these as a snack, appetizer or side dish. This recipe also has only 60 calories and 4 net carbs per serving, so it is both delicious and healthy!
I personally feel like flank steak is a highly underappreciated cut of beef. It is considerably less expensive per pound than many other steaks, it cooks a lot faster than thicker pieces of meat, and it is great for so many things from fajitas, salads, sandwiches and mostly as a vehicle for a delicious marinade. This Cilantro Lime Marinated Flank Steak is super easy to make, great to throw on the grill and serve to guests, low carb (only 1 net carb/serving!) and LOADED with flavor. Try it out for yourself and see!
Making homemade dressings is really such a simple thing to do, but a lot of us (myself included) don’t bother to do it a lot of the time. Many store bought versions are packed with extra and unnecessary calories, preservatives and sugar. This Avocado Lime Dressing only takes a couple minutes to make and it tastes better than anything you will find in the grocery store. This dressing is packed with healthy ingredients. It is low calorie and low carb with only 1 net carb. It is creamy and delicious, and you can probably fool your kids into eating something healthy without them even knowing it! You can pour this all over your favorite salad, dip any meat in it, use it as a marinade, put it on your tacos and so much more!
With this Key Lime Pie Smoothie, you can have dessert for breakfast and you don’t need to feel bad about it! This is a refreshing, creamy, sweet, tart, and healthy way to start your day. Fresh lime juice, a banana, greek yogurt, a touch of honey and your favorite milk come together and in just a minute or two you have a breakfast (or dessert) that you can enjoy on the go. If you are crazy busy in the mornings like I am, smoothies are a great breakfast choice for you. They are so quick and easy, and are typically packed with healthy ingredients. This is also a great way to get your kids to have a healthy breakfast!
One of the best things about summer is all of the fresh garden vegetables. This Spicy Zucchini, Corn and Tomato salad is a great way to use those vegetables in a delicious recipe. This side dish is full of flavor and easy to make. A delicious vinaigrette dressing that you will whisk together in just a few seconds will add just what these fresh veggies need to take them to the next level. Enjoy this dish hot or chilled. This would be excellent served with some simple grilled meat, as a side with tacos or double the recipe or even more and serve it at your next summer gathering.
Easy slow cooker meals like this one are lifesavers during the week. Making this Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken is as simple as putting the ingredients in the slow cooker, setting it and walking away. This is a very versatile recipe that can be served in many ways. We like to enjoy it served over rice and topped with hot salsa, guacamole, pico de Gallo, sour cream or shredded cheese. This would also be delicious in a tortilla, on a salad, stuffed in an avocado or served with your favorite low carb option. Go ahead and add this recipe to your arsenal of super easy family friendly slow cooker meals!
Do you ever have those nights when you want something quick and easy, but you also want something delicious and packed with flavor? I have the solution! My Damn Good Noodles can be ready in 15 minutes and they are oh so satisfying. Feel free to enjoy these noodles alone as a main dish (that’s what we do!), have them as a side dish or even add some chicken or shrimp to make it a more substantial meal.