Not only does spaghetti squash pack a punch of nutrients, like vitamin B, potassium, and fiber, but it really does look and taste like its namesake noodle, so it can take the place of pasta or other noodles in many dishes. But, this amazing veggie can do more than stand in for carby pasta; in this recipe for Barbecue Spaghetti Squash Sliders, this multipurpose veggie takes the place of shredded pork! Spaghetti squash is good at absorbing the flavors you add to it, so mimickin
Nowadays, chicken cordon bleu typically refers to chicken wrapped around ham and cheese. The chicken has a crispy breadcrumb coating and is served hot, when the cheese is warm and gooey inside. It looks and tastes impressive, but you don’t have to be master chef to make it. Chicken cordon bleu had intimidated me for the longest time, and I’d be lying if I pretended it didn’t have anything to do with its fancy name! This simplified version is easy to make, and proves that it’s
Classic beef stroganoff is a Russian dish made from sautéed beef and a sauce made from sour cream. The traditional American version also has onions and mushrooms sautéed in butter, and is served over a bed of egg noodles. It’s a hearty meal that’s especially comforting during colder months. But it’s rich, and loaded with calories. This Skinny Beef Stroganoff has the same savory flavor, but significantly reduces the fat and calories. To make this Skinny Beef Stroganoff a dinne
This grab-and-go, savory breakfast has just the right amount of ham and sharp cheddar cheese to be packed with flavor but stay low in calories. They are fantastic for meal prep and they reheat well in a microwave or toaster oven. Tip: For meatier chunks of ham, ask your grocer to cut a single thick slice of deli ham, which we cut into cubes. Any good quality sliced ham or Canadian bacon will work. Total Time: 39 min. Prep Time: 24 min. Cooking Time: 15 min. Yield: 8 servings,
No need for McDonald's drive through here....Make a healthier breakfast sandwich with a whole wheat English muffin and eggs scrambled with roasted red peppers and fresh basil. Total Time: 10 min. Prep Time: 5 min. Cooking Time: 5 min. Yield: 1 serving 21 Day Fix Containers ½ Red 2 Yellow ½ Blue Ingredients: 1 large egg 2 large egg whites 1 Tbsp. low-fat milk Nonstick cooking spray 2 Tbsp. chopped roasted red bell pepper 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil Ground black pepper (to tast
I grew up drinking Diet Coke like water. In my teens and my twenties, I would drink at least 1 can of soda a day. Chances are that you or someone you know has consumed an aspartame-containing diet soda within the past 24 hours. In 2010, one-fifth of all Americans drank a diet soda on any given day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it wasn't until I started on my own health and fitness journey that I took the time to research just how bad it was
February is winding down. Your "second chance at January" is over. So let's be honest....how is that New Year's Resolution going? While I've been rocking my workouts...my nutrition has been so-so. Not horrible, but definitely not as good as it could be. And I have fallen into this habit of only wearing my leggings. I mean...they are just really easy to slide on. They always fit and can be maneuvered to work as an outfit. However, THIS happened last week.... It was finally an
It's been 21 days since I've had any alcohol. WOW, time has been flying. I'm not going to lie, once I passed the 2 week mark things became a whole lot easier. Check out my Week 2 and Week 1 recaps. I've already talked about my increased activity levels on the weekends. I've been way more productive than I have been in most weekends in 2017. This weekend I attended the Cupid's Undie Run in Dallas, and it was a lot more fun than I expected! You may have heard of this "fun run"
A fun, fresh lunch recipe that calls for less carbs that the typical "Wrap." The recipe for these Crunchy Veggie Wraps features a flavorful combination of lemon-y quinoa, crunchy veggies and creamy avocado. Hummus and hemp seeds provide an extra boost of protein to keep you satisfied. This recipe calls for prepared hummus to keep things simple, but if you always make your own, by all means feel free to substitute store bought for homemade. Total Time: 25 min.
Prep Time: 25 m
This skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip is the result of that junk food binge (you might say I took one for the team). Shredded chicken breasts replace the fattier dark meat, and a combination of Neufchatel (look for it next to the cream cheese in the grocery store) and Greek yogurt give it the creaminess of a dip. We added part-skim Mozzarella to make this cheesy like my friend’s dip, but you could substitute part or all of that for more Greek yogurt to make yours even leaner. Tangy