The Best Chicken Burger

  However, I can't eat a big burger like that all the time, unless I want to be overweight with insanely high cholesterol. So, I save those bad-ass burgers for a special treat, which actually makes me enjoy them even more.   ... Continue Reading

Friday Favorite – Almond Butter

I randomly found these Barney Butter Vanilla & Espresso Flavored Almond Butter snack packs at Home Goods of all places! But they can be found on their website here. I am usually not a huge fan of almond butter (I am team peanut ... Continue Reading

The Holy Grail of Hummus

Using it in place of ranch dressing or dip with chopped up veggies is a great way to not only get your veggies for the day but hummus also provides protein and fiber for your healthy lifestyle. Another option is to serve with a few slices of ... Continue Reading

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

When I get up in the morning, I like to pretend it's a chilly fall day by wearing soft flannel shirts, lighting candles, putting socks on...and then switch back to my T-shirt and flip flops after 11am when the sun comes out. But I have faith ... Continue Reading

Chicken & Spinach Meatballs – Flavors of Fall

  This recipe has become a go-to in my house and it fits with this week's fall theme because it just screams "cozy dinner" to me. I can picture serving it on a rainy weeknight, with a glass of red wine, candles lit, maybe some jazz ... Continue Reading

Hearty Chickpea Soup

It wasn't until I started cooking soups myself at home that I began to see the light! Soups can be a great meal (or part of a meal) when made with low sodium broths, vegetables, beans/lentils, great spices and lean proteins (turkey sausage, ... Continue Reading

Finding Balance during Vacation Mode

Kid Free! You heard me right....kid free!!!! It was a glorious two days but I was still so excited to return home to my babies.   I take my vacations very seriously, especially now that I have kids, since they seem to get a little bit ... Continue Reading

Friday Favorite – Roasted Curry Chickpeas

To make a balanced and filling meal at dinner time, I try to include a protein (meat, fish, pork, chicken), a vegetable/salad, and beans/lentils/legumes.   This Friday Favorite is a fast and super simple side dish that is so good! ... Continue Reading

6 Tips for Raising Healthy Eaters

Trying to expand their palates beyond chicken nuggets and mac & cheese can be an extremely difficult task. Don't get me wrong, there are some days that Mac & Cheese is all I can find the energy to make because it's quick and I know ... Continue Reading

Cooking with Little Kiddos

  As a mom of 2 little ones, I can relate with the on-going saga of trying to find the time to cook amidst the chaos of real life. When my husband isn't traveling it's much easier because he plays with the kids or takes them on a bike ... Continue Reading