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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Frozen S’mores

frozen s'mores recipe

Once the weather becomes warm, I start craving s’mores. There is something about the combination of s’mores in the summertime that I always look forward to. But, honestly, half the time I shy away from making them in the summer because it’s way too hot to stand by an open fire. The weather has been ridiculously hot here lately, so I thought I would try a spin on the traditional s’more. These frozen s’mores are a new favorite.

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Healthy Summer Recipes

best healthy summer recipes @rachmccarthy7
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!

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Mac & Cheese Spaghetti Squash

Mac & Cheese Spaghetti Squash Recipe @rachmccarthy7
My love for comfort food {mac and cheese in particular} runs deep. And as much as I love this “not so good for you food” and would be fine eating it most days of the week, that can’t actually happen in reality. Instead, I like to come up with ways to make comfort food not so guilty. I’ve tried cauliflower mac and cheese {recipe HERE} and zucchini mac and cheese {recipe HERE} so I figured it was time to try another vegetable: spaghetti squash.

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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