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!
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.
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.
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.
It is hard to believe it’s already the middle of August. Since summer is coming to a close, I wanted to round up the best recipes of summer. And as much as I am looking forward to the flavors of fall, I’m still holding onto some sweet summer recipes for the next two weeks.
Peaches are one of my favorite fruits, but especially this time of the year when they are in season. As with most families, there are quite a few recipes that have been passed down through the years in mine. My southern great grandmother’s peach cake is definitely one of our favorites. My aunt and cousin were down in Virginia visiting my mom and dad this past weekend and we thought it was the perfect opportunity to make one of my great grandmother’s recipes: Southern Peach Cake.
No matter the season, I am always on a quest for quick weeknight dinners. Summer recipes have been a little easier since we can use the grill, but that isn’t an option for every night. We were planning to have burgers on the grill one day last week until a storm hit. Instead of grilling in the rain, I came up with this easy weeknight dinner: cheeseburger burritos.
The summer temperatures are heating up and I think it’s safe to say we all are searching for a cool and refreshing treat to beat the heat (see what I did there?!). Rosé is a summertime favorite and in the last few years, frosé (frozen rosé) has take the world by storm. I wanted to come up with a new and different way to enjoy this summer drink and then realized rosé popsicles would be the perfect warm weather treat.
Grilled caprese salad and tomatoes in the summertime. Is there anything better? Caprese salad is a year round favorite, but with fresh tomatoes and basil, it makes it even more difficult to pass on this time of the year. And as much as I love the traditional caprese, a few weekends ago I decided to try a different spin on the classic. Enter this grilled caprese salad. Read More
Happy Wednesday! I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend and ready for this short week ahead. You have to love holidays that fall in the middle of the week! Today I wanted to recap a few of my favorite and most popular healthy summer recipes. Healthy food doesn’t have to be complicated to make — I love that all these recipes are quick and simple. Check them out below!