Showing posts with the label Healthy

Mini Tomato Basil Meatloaves #LTYB

Mini Tomato Basil Meatloaves, portion control extra lean hamburger and turkey mixed with an egg, fresh tomatoes, minced basil, and chopped onions to make them healthy and delicious.   These delicious Mini Tomato Basil Meatloaves feature extra lean ground beef 96/4 and extra lean ground turkey.  On my eating plan, I have limited fat ingredients.   Therefore, additional ingredients and seasoning make up for the flavor and texture.

How To Make The Best Roasted Little Tomatoes

Roasted Little Tomatoes , place little tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet, lightly drizzle with avocado oil and give a generous sprinkle of coarse salt and pepper, cooked in the oven until caramelized.  Simply delicious! As soon as the holidays were over and I started back on the healthy eating plan I have been on since 2017, I knew I wanted some of these Roasted Little Tomatoes on my menu rotation.   They are super easy to make and a bonus, they are super delicious too!  haha! I like to roast these up and keep them in the refrigerator for a healthy snack, flavorful salad, in addition to a tasty hamburger and a topping over mini meatloaves.  I have found the ideas for the lovely jewels are endless.

Cajun Cabbage Shrimp Jambalaya {Listen To Your Body Friendly}

Cajun Cabbage Shrimp Jambalaya , cajun spices, savory broth and shrimp with spicy turkey sausage along with cauliflower rice.  A delicious low carb skillet meal that is healthy and nutritious.  Just the right dish to start the new year! As much as I like to cook, it can be tiring around this time of the year.  With all the meals around Christmas and the New Year, it can get pretty challenging to come up with a quick dinner.  And something that is not too rich or heavy. I really appreciate the convenience of this quick Cajun Cabbage Shrimp Jambalaya.  It only takes 30 minutes to make from start to finish.  I use cabbage slaw mix which gives more color to the dish and great flavor. The heartiness of the vegetables, the flavors of the Cajun turkey sausage and shrimp and with all of it seasoned with a creole cajun seasoning well, it just makes my mouth water thinking about the dish.

Southern Shrimp Sausage Vegetable Skillet

Southern Shrimp Sausage Vegetable Skillet, fresh summer vegetables, turkey kielbasa, and shrimp layered in a skillet with a sprinkle of spicy!  Who says healthy can't be delicious?  If you are looking for a low carb meal that takes literally 20 minutes to make, then you are in luck.  An added bonus is all the fresh vegetables in this recipe is in season right now.  Summer never looked so good or should I say, Tasty! haha! I love all the gorgeous color in this Southern Shrimp Sausage Vegetable Skillet one pot meal.  An easy colossal one pot meal.

Weeknight Family Supper Meal: #4 Salmon Croquettes

Weeknight Family Supper Meal , an inspiration for a meal one night of the week that may include ideas how to make part of the meal ahead, how to freeze any leftovers or how to make leftovers into a makeover for another meal.   Most people don't know how easy it is to make salmon croquettes.  Mix up a few ingredients, mince onions, egg, and seasoning in a bowl, roll them into small little rolls, roll them around some saltine cracker crumbs and fry in oil.  Voila, salmon croquettes.   See how easy, and oh! so delicious.  Perfect for a weeknight meal.

Southern Fried Cabbage with Kielbasa, LTYB, Low Carb, Gluten Free

Southern Fried Cabbage with Kielbasa , is a quick and easy one skillet meal for a busy weeknight supper.  Delicious, satisfying, and inexpensive, who could ask for more? Fried Cabbage is a regular side dish around our supper table.  Jim loves cabbage period, and so do I.  We usually add some kind of cabbage dish to our meal rotation two or three times a month.    Cabbage is low carb and has healthy nutrients and fiber.  It can be fried in different fats all the way from rich bacon fat to healthy avocado oil which is what I cooked it in this time. Although, I really like to cook cabbage in bacon fat we are trying to eat healthy these days so for this recipe I started the dish by cooking some thickly sliced turkey kielbasa chunks.

Grilled Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops

Grilled Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops , using up some leftover apple cider to marinate and coat with a maple syrup thick boneless pork chops will dramatically amp up the flavor, savory and a bit of sweetness.   Pork Chops are a favorite around our house, anyway, you cook them.   The boneless pork chops grilled tend to be a little tough and dry at times, so we like to brine them before cooking them or coat them in a super delicious glaze while cooking them.  

Homemade Individual Serve Applesauce

Homemade Individual Serve Applesauce,   a delicious, healthy homemade no sugar added applesauce made with just apples, Zevia Cream Soda, cinnamon sticks, and a secret ingredient.   With apple season in full swing, I wanted to make a batch of applesauce.  But not just any applesauce.  An applesauce that wholesome and delicious at the same time using only four ingredients served in individual portion control containers.

Ombre Roasted Vegetables

Ombre Roasted Vegetables, a beautiful display of fading orange-colored vegetables, carrots, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash that have been tossed with flavorful herbs, avocado oil,  and honey then perfectly roasted. The past weeks have been making me hungry for all the flavors of fall.  Don't you think sweet potatoes and butternut squash scream fall?

Chocolate Chip No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites

Chocolate Chip No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites , simple and healthy little no bake bites are a delicious snack, grab and go breakfast, or even a mini dessert. I have been hearing a lot about these no-bake energy bites for a while and had no idea how irresistible they are.   This last weekend I was introduced to these incredible delicious no-bake bites.  They remind me so much of the famous No-Bake Chocolate Cookies .  Now you know how yummy they are.

Roasted Ratatouille Vegetables Recipe

Roasted Ratatouille Vegetables,  roasted summer vegetables, eggplant, bell pepper, zucchini, and onion with a whole garlic into a delightful side dish. The recipe is healthy and comforting at the same time--pure deliciousness! I grew up with traditional cooking methods, and they are hard to change, but the older I get, the more I make changes to easier methods. As is with this Ratatouille recipe.   While traditional Ratatouille is made by sauteeing vegetables separately before combining them, I decided to roast the vegetables.

The New Healthy Chocolate No Bake Cookie Bars

If you are looking for a healthy, clean eating sweet treat, you are in luck.  Chocolate No Bake Cookie Bars are the bomb!    The New Healthy No Bake Cookie Bar This is an easy healthy version of the beloved Chocolate No Bake Cookie recipe Americans love so much but made with coconut oil. 

Vibrant Chicken Soup {Chicken, Brown Rice, and Avocados - Healthy!}

During the cold weather months, I make soup often, but with this Vibrant Chicken Soup , that is another story.   I like to make it all year around.

Crustless Sweet Potato Pie {a classic way to use leftover sweet potatoes + gluten free option}

Crustless Sweet Potato Pie , basically a sweet potato pie that has no crust.  It falls into the category of the famous Impossible Pies that was the rage from the introduction of Bisquick in the 80's.   This past weekend I wanted to try out an idea I had with some leftover sweet potatoes.  As Thanksgiving is approaching, I know this recipe is going to come in handy. Don't get me wrong--we love our leftovers, but there is a thing about you can only eat so many sweet potatoes, so that is how I came up with making this pie.  

Simple Homemade Granola

You will never buy packaged granola ever again after you make Simple Homemade Granola .   All though, there  is a ton of variation you can make, the basic ingredients are the same.  The basic ingredients are cereals like oats, sweeteners such as brown sugar, maple syrup, or honey, and then you have some fats like butter or oils.  Then add anything you like to  give it some deliciousness and nutrition, like different seeds, dried fruit and wheat germ. The possibilities are endless, as they say. My favorite way to eat granola is in a Yogurt Breakfast Trifle . A breakfast trifle is simply layered fruit, yogurt, and granola. Why wait for breakfast.  Yogurt trifles can be enjoy any time of the day for a dessert or what about an after school snack.  Once my family gets their  hands in the granola, it so hard for them to stop eating it, so I make sure I keep the ingredients on hand in the pantry. One thing I have learned is that I can put a batch in the oven and cook

Grilled Summer Veggies ~ Add Them To Your Summer Menu!

Summer is here and what better time to get out and grill. This past Memorial Day Weekend, that is just what we did.  We Grilled Summer Veggies ~ purple onions, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, red bell pepper, and mushrooms which are not a summer vegetable, but oh so good on the grill! You can't go wrong with grilling most any vegetable.  Just use what you have on hand or what is coming out of your garden is even better.  Soak your wooden skewers in a pan of water and start adding the veggies.  Or you can use a grilling pan to grill them as well.  One thing to remember is to keep the veggies as much the same size as possible so  that they cook evenly. They are a quick and easy summer side dish that you are going to want to make often.  So many recipes out their using grilled vegetables from putting them in salads to adding them to casseroles.  I like to make a lot at one time and then do just that ~ add them to a salad.  This is a great way to get your children or

Gluten Free Strawberry Snack Cake

Gluten Free Strawberry Snack Cake, a deliciously moist cake made with fresh strawberries and the best part with gluten free flour.  Wonderfully easy to make and perfect for any time of the day. Here it is---My first Gluten Free blog post!  I am thrilled that I will be posting gluten free recipes periodically.   There are family members in my family that are gluten intolerant and welcome gluten free recipes.  These recipes will have easy and accessible ingredients that can be easily adapted to gluten free.   I was a little overwhelmed with all the wonderful gluten free ingredients that are out there and found some wonderful resources and incredible recipes on how to convert a recipe to gluten free.  Now to my first recipe post!   Although I may be using a new ingredient concept, I am still continuing to use my old classic baking techniques using my cast iron skillet to bake this snack cake.   This is a moist and delicious Strawberry Snack Cake that is made with my very fav

Grilled & Glazed Carrots

Grilled & Glazed Carrots were part of this last weekend grilling kabobs and vegetables.  My husband is a big fan of Carrots, so I try to cook them as often as I can. Here is a wonderful recipe for Grilled & Glazed Carrots that is easy and quick.  You pre-cook them in the microwave for a couple of minutes and then cook them on the grill for another six or seven minutes, and then take them off and glaze them with a balsamic and honey glaze.  See what I am talking about --easy and quick! 

Pizza Panzanella Salad {And Another Way To Use Pizza Dough}

Panzanella Salad , an Italian bread salad usually made with leftover stale bread.  Just like the Southerners who make Cornbread Salad  with leftover cornbread. In Southern Italy, waiting until Summer is traditional to enjoy this salad, but we enjoy it all year around.

Healthyish Chicken and Rice {aka Healthy Chicken and Rice Casserole}

Healthyish Chicken and Rice, rice, chicken breast, and chicken broth and a secret ingredient bring this casserole in the category of a healthy dish. The motivation to make this  Chicken and Rice dish came about when I wanted to make my traditional Chicken and Rice dish that I have always made for years.   As always, when you have your heart set on making something, and you go in the kitchen and look in the cabinet to grab the soup and the onion soup mix, and there is none to be found, your words are---Oh My This Can't Be!   I am a huge fan of chicken and rice and have been ever since my mother made this dish for my birthdays when I was in college.    So my expectations are high as to a substitute of any kind. I had the chicken and the rice, so what next?  Just imper-vise is what I say---take it to a new level.    So I created a new healthy but rich dish that consists of chicken, rice, chicken broth, vegetable broth, and the secret ingredient Knorr's Classic V