Mexican Chicken Burrito Bowls

easy mexican chicken burrito bowl recipe crockpot
 
After reading through the reader surveys {thank you again for filling those out!} there was definitely a trend when it came to food posts: make ahead lunches and quick dinners were the clear winners. I can’t say that I’m too surprised about this because this is the stuff I’m always trying to come up with too! In this spirit, I came up with a Mexican Chicken Burrito Bowl that is not only a make ahead lunch, but also the perfect crockpot dinner!Read More

Easy Crockpot Dinner: Spinach, Mushroom & Tomato Tortellini Soup

Winter and crockpot dinners are like peanut butter and jelly. Although it may not officially be winter, it sure has been cold recently! I’m always trying to come up with crockpot dinners because they are quick and easy with a busy schedule. And this recipe is one of my new favorites! Last weekend, I combined all these ingredients and cannot believe how flavorful this soup was. Nothing you need to prep, just throw it in the crockpot and let it cook. It’s an ideal weeknight dinner!

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Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

cauliflower mac and cheese
I’ve never met a mac and cheese I didn’t like. Actually, it’s probably one of my favorite “not so healthy” foods. And I could probably eat it at least a few times a week if it were socially acceptable to do so! It’s been awhile since I made mac and cheese {since it is so unhealthy} but since making THIS Zoodle Mac and Cheese recipe a few months ago, coming up with another healthy alternative has been on my mind…

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Zoodle Mac & Cheese

zoodle mac and cheese
Another Tuesday, another zoodle recipe! You may remember this recipe from a few weeks ago, and since then, I just can’t get zoodles off my mind! Not only are zoodles healthier than pasta, they are so much fun to make. {I used this spiralizer & it’s currently on sale!} I am always on a quest to find healthier versions of some of my favorite comfort foods, and this might be my favorite yet! It’s still the same basic cheese sauce recipe, but by swapping out the pasta for zucchini, it’s much more carb friendly. Check out the recipe below!

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Ragu Traditions: Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

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Every family has traditions when it comes to food. For me, it was very rare that we did not sit down as a family for dinner each night growing up. Now, with busy lifestyles, family dinner time seems to be a thing of the past. And although we do not have kids yet, my husband and I make it a point to sit together nearly every night for dinner, no matter what our schedules entail. Full disclosure: I am typically not making a “from scratch” meal each night. With both of our hectic calendars, I am constantly trying to come up with quick recipes and shortcuts to cut down on my time in the kitchen.
If you have not noticed by now, my love for pasta goes pretty deep — I usually try to incorporate a pasta dish at least once into our weekly menu. Since making a batch of homemade sauce on a weeknight is not an option, you can usually find me in the pasta sauce aisle searching for a sauce that has that homestyle flavor in a jar.

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Weeknight Dinner: Pasta Primavera

weeknight dinner pasta primavera
The weekly dilemma: what to make for dinner. I don’t know about you, but I struggle with this question every week when it’s time to make the grocery list. Trying to come up with a healthy, delicious and quick dinner every night of the week is definitely not easy, so today I wanted to share with you my latest quick and easy weeknight meal: pasta primavera!

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Cheeseburger Pizza

cheeseburger pizza recipe
I know I am normally all about the healthier recipes, but I couldn’t resist sharing this delicious, and not so healthy, pizza recipe with you! For those of you who have been following along for awhile, you know Friday night is pizza night in our house. I love experimenting with different ingredients for fun, new pizzas {Two of my all-time favorite are here {just made this Friday night!} and here {my husband’s favorite combination}.
I’m not a huge meat person but I do love a good burger — I know, crazy right?! I don’t cook meat too often at home truthfully because I don’t like handling it, but I know how much my husband loves it so I do try to make it occasionally. I started experimenting with the idea of a cheeseburger pizza at the end of last year {if you follow me on Snapchat {rach.mccarthy7} you may remember seeing a few pictures of it!}. But, I wanted to make it a few times to get the recipe down before I shared it with all of you! And, let me just say, this pizza is AMAZING. It literally tastes like you are eating a burger. I feel like I am pretty well-versed when it comes to pizza making and I think this might be my favorite one yet — says the almost vegetarian 🙂
Like with many of my recipes, you can totally customize this to how you would create your own burger. Although I would never want pickles on a burger, I did add them to the pizza and it gave the entire pizza an amazing flavor!
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Cheeseburger Pizza


{what you will need}

1 pound ground beef {I used 90/10}
2 tablespoons + 1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons low fat mayo
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 pint grape tomatoes, chopped
1/4 small red onion, chopped
1/3 cup hamburger dill pickles, chopped
1/3 cup shredded lettuce
Store-bought pizza dough
 
{directions}
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Begin by browning the ground beef over medium heat until it is cooked through and no longer pink. Reduce the heat to low and add 1/3 cup ketchup, yellow and Dijon mustards and the barbecue sauce. Mix to combine completely and set aside. In a small bowl, mix the remaining ketchup {2 tablespoons} with the mayo to create the pizza’s “sauce”. Place the pizza dough onto a pizza stone or pan and spread the ketchup and mayo mixture over the dough. Add the ground beef on top of the sauce and continue with the remaining toppings: cheddar cheese, tomatoes, red onion and pickles. Transfer to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Remove the pizza from the oven and top with the shredded lettuce. Allow to sit for a few minutes before cutting and serving. Enjoy! 
 
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