Favorite Healthy Foods

my favorite healthy snacks

I am always on the lookout for the latest and greatest when it comes to healthy foods. I really try to eat healthy during the week while letting myself splurge a little on the weekends. Lately, I have been finding some great healthy foods and thought it would be fun to share what I’m loving right now. I photographed these pictures awhile ago and have actually been through at least one package of each. Needless to say, these are my current favorite healthy foods!

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Buffalo Cauliflower

buffalo cauliflower appetizer

Happy Tuesday, friends! With the Super Bowl this weekend, I wanted to share a quick and healthy appetizer idea for the big game. Buffalo Cauliflower is a great way to get the flavor of wings but without all the calories. And this recipe features baked cauliflower rather than fried so you won’t have to worry about over indulging.

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Italian Chicken Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

italian chicken sausage sheet pan dinner

Happy Tuesday, friends! Yes, my obsession with sheet pan dinners is real. I have tried quite a few sheet pan recipes, but I think this is our favorite one yet. I have been making it once a week for the past few months because it’s so good! This Italian Chicken Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner is perfect for a cold winter night and goes well with both rice and pasta. Read More

Healthy New Year: Best Recipes

healthy new year: best recipes

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you all enjoyed the holiday and your 2018 is off to a great start. I don’t know about you, but after all the sweets and unhealthy eating I have done over the past week, I am in serious need of some healthy food. Between eating out and Christmas cookies, it’s easy to get off track during the holidays. So if you are like me and are looking for some healthy recipe inspiration, this post is for you! From a winter salad and quinoa pizza crust to a go-to roasted vegetable sheet pan dinner and cauliflower fettuccine, these recipes will help get your dinner planning off to a great start in 2018.

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Fall Sheet Pan Dinner

Fall Sheet Pan Dinner

I’ve been on a real kick with the sheet pan and crockpot dinners lately. I love how simple both cooking methods are! For the crockpot, two weeks ago I shared a Loaded Baked Potato Soup that I have made countless times and this week it’s all about the sheet pan dinner. I wanted to incorporate some of my favorite fall vegetables into a dinner a few weeks ago and came up with this delicious and healthy mix of fall flavors for the ultimate fall sheet pan dinner.

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

pumpkin pie smoothie

Now that it is October and pumpkin season is in full swing, I thought it was a great opportunity to incorporate another pumpkin recipe into the mix. After making these pumpkin waffles a few weeks ago, I’ve been on a real pumpkin kick. I don’t want to say pumpkin overload, but I feel like I’ve been consuming a lot of pumpkin lately. But what better time of the year for it! I’m also excited to share this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie in picture and video form!

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Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo

cauliflower fettuccine alfredo

Healthy and quick weeknight dinners are always on my mind, but especially at the start of fall. As I mentioned with last week’s Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas, I think it’s because I’m preparing for dinner without a grill in the colder months which forces me to come up with quick dinners indoors. This Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo is a spin on the traditional Fettuccine Alfredo but with a fraction of the calories. A relatively guilt-free dinner, you will find yourself reaching for seconds without feeling bad about it!

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

sheet pan chicken fajitas

Post-Labor Day and the unofficial welcoming of fall has arrived. Fall is my favorite season for many reasons but two of the top can be broken down into two categories: food and fashion. Imagine that? As much as I love grilling during the summer, I am looking forward to dinners in the crockpot and oven. When it comes to baking dinner in the oven, I always try to come up with recipes that have quick bake times or are at least easy to put together. If they are quick to put together and have a longer bake time, at least you can accomplish tasks while dinner bakes. I have shared our love for Mexican food with you before but these sheet pan chicken fajitas take quick weeknight dinners to a whole new level.

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Peanut Butter Power Bars

peanut butter power bars

It’s no secret that my love for peanut butter runs pretty deep. I eat it at least once a day and I am always look for excuses to eat more. Peanut butter power bars were always my go-to snack while playing college tennis. Now, they are my favorite pre- and post-workout snack. Last weekend, my mom and I decided to remake the power bar recipe from college and switch up the ingredients. Since we lost the original recipe, it was a good excuse to create our own. As much as I loved the power bars in college, I am completely addicted to this new peanut butter power bar version.

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Weeknight Summer Dinner with al fresco

grilled sausage sandwich recipe

As summer is quickly coming to an end, one of the things I will miss most about the warmer temperatures is quick weeknight dinners on the grill. The grill has become our go-to the past few months. You can’t beat how much of a time saver it is! Once a week, we reach for one of our favorite summer meals on the grill, al fresco chicken sausage. I always love coming up with new ways to serve this “better for you” sausage, but this sweet Italian style has become our favorite. Today, I am sharing the perfect quick weeknight summer dinner with al fresco.

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