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Cauliflower-Crust Pizza

I don’t know about you, but we love a good pizza night around here. But our typical go-to always leaves me feeling blah for the next day or so. I wanted to switch it up and make and had heard great things about the cauliflower-crust pizza trend, and we love cauliflower mash. So I decided to go for it, and I’m so glad we did!!!

Need a lighter alternative to your typical pizza recipe? Try this easy Cauliflower-Crust Pizza for a change! It's light and super tasty!

I love that this is a perfect way to get some extra veggies in and to cut the carbs on a normally carb-heavy dish. My husband was skeptical at first, but both he and my 1-year-old loved it! Continue reading

Blackened Chicken

Keeping meals simple and flavorful, like this Blackened Chicken, is how I stay on track and meet my goals. I mean, really, who wants to eat bland, boring food all the time? Not me! And, when I tried to force myself to do that, I was never successful for very long.

So, I try to come up with recipes or tweak some old favorites to make tasty and healthy dishes that we can enjoy as a whole family. This is one of my favorites, especially this time of year! Plus, it’s so easy to serve on a salad or over rice with a veggie for a complete meal in minutes!Keeping meals simple and flavorful is how I stick to my goals. Try this simple blackened chicken for a tasty and healthy recipe! Continue reading

Naturally Sweetened “Reese Cup” Oatmeal

I’m always looking for sweet alternatives, especially since I’ve been sticking to a very low to no added sugar diet. Now, before we got anywhere, don’t get me wrong. I love a sweet treat every now and then, but I feel SO much better when I’m off processed sugar and limit even natural sugars like honey. So, I’ve gotten a little creative on how to sweeten things, so I thought I’d share one of my new favorites!It's tough to find things to tame your sweet tooth when cutting sugar. Try this naturally sweetened oatmeal for a more nutritious take on an old favorite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You know how sometimes you just need that little “treat” fix whether it’s for breakfast or just a snack? Well, I do, and it was that sweet tooth beckoning.

Now, it might sound a little strange, but don’t knock it until you try it, okay? 😉 And, just let this be a little forewarning if you’re used to having things be super-sweet, this probably isn’t going to cut it for you. But, if you’ve been following a relatively low sugar diet and enjoying natural sugars like the sweetness of fruit, this should give you just the hint of sweetness you’re looking for! Continue reading

Carmel Corn, Our Secret Family Recipe

Are you looking for a new family tradition? Give this Carmel corn a try. We make it every year at Christmas time for great memories and a tasty treat! As we head into Christmas week, I decided the best way to kick it off was with one of our favorite family traditions. Actually, my husband gave me the idea, so I’ll share a few of his memories of the tradition as well as our “secret” family recipe, courtesy of my father-in-law. If you’re looking for a relatively simple tradition to start this Christmas, it’s not too late to give this one a try. Pop some popcorn, add a little Carmel, and enjoy this delightful family recipe! Continue reading

Easy Ingredient Swaps to Make Your Holiday Treats Healthy

Healthy ingredient swaps are the easiest way to increase your health intake. Use these simple ingredient swaps to enjoy your holiday treats and increase you health.I don’t think it should come as any surprise that I enjoy a sweet treat just as much (if not more) than the next person. Biting into a soft chewy cookie, indulging in a decadent brownie, nibbling on a piece of rich fudge…The list goes on, but I am trying to make this year different in that I’ve made a commitment to myself to enjoy the holidays without wrecking my health routine.

I’m not necessarily a “have your cake and eat it too” type of person because I understand I have to have boundaries; however, when it comes to the holidays, it just doesn’t seem right unless I have a few festive goodies about the house to snack on ahem, share with others. 😉 Anyway, I wanted a few ways to lighten up some of my favorite holiday treats, so this is what I’ve come up with – my ingredient swaps for healthier holiday treats. Continue reading