6 posts tagged have it healthier

Deviled Eggs – A Healthier Option

Needless to say it took me awhile to recover and try them again, but after a bit of time, I was back in the deviled egg fan club. With Easter upon us this weekend, I know many people will be pulling out their trusted old deviled egg recipe for family brunch or dinner. Nothing says Easter quite liked baked ham and creamy deviled eggs (let's not forget stale peeps and jellybeans). I created a new recipe for a healthier twist on this old classic. Traditional deviled eggs are usually ... Continue Reading

Healthier Camping Meals

I'm going to be totally honest, I don't really LOVE camping. Playing in the dirt all day, huddling around a campfire for warmth at night while getting smoke in your eyes and then basically sleeping on the ground at night is not really what I'd call a good time. However, my husband and my kids love camping with a passion. I think my kids love it because they just love playing in the dirt. And flashlights, their excitement for flashlights is contagious. So, I put on a happy face and rough it ... Continue Reading

Grilled Fish Tacos with Avocado Jalapeño Cream

I love fish tacos. I love them so much that when Dan and I got married, we served Rubio's Fish Tacos at our wedding. Much to my mother's dismay (love you mom). But they were a hit, because who doesn't love fish tacos? I wanted to create a recipe that still had the same great flavor as traditional fish tacos, but that cut back on the calories a bit. Traditional fish tacos often use breaded fish that is deep fried and some type of sour cream based sauce on top. I lightened mine up by ... Continue Reading

Grilled Steak Tacos with Herb Sauce

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and that means tacos! If you are looking to make tacos but still want to maintain your healthy lifestyle, here are a few tips: Omit the Sour Cream and Cheese Consider using Greek Yogurt in place of sour cream (or a mixture of 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 greek yogurt) Cheese tends to be high in fat and sodium, if you add a lot of flavor to the tacos, you won't even miss the cheese Add healthy fats with fresh avocado Grill your ... Continue Reading

Margarita Monday

Dan makes the best margaritas! He was inspired to perfect his recipe after we stayed at this cute little resort in Baja a few years ago and lived off of $1 margaritas. I'm not exaggerating when I admit that for 2 full days, we drank nothing but margaritas and ate homemade tortillas. It was wonderful! We've always loved margaritas, but sometimes you can only drink one before getting that acidic burning feeling in your throat from too much sweet and sour. Not to mention that many ... Continue Reading

Healthier Chicken Nuggets

In my opinion, chicken nuggets might be one of the best inventions to parents everywhere. Let's face it, there are days when you just don't have the time to make a "real" dinner, days when you've reached your limit and when your child asks for chicken nuggets, you just don't have any fight left in you to say no. It's on those days when an order of chicken nuggets in the drive thru is a heaven sent solution at meal time. Both of my kids are pretty good eaters, but they love their chicken ... Continue Reading