Pumpkin Chia Pudding Parfait

This Pumpkin Chia Pudding Parfait is a decadent dessert, breakfast or snack made of pumpkin pie chia pudding and Noosa Pumpkin Yoghurt! 

Pumpkin Chia Pudding Parfait

Have you heard of Noosa Finest Yoghurt? Chances are you’ve probably seen it at your local grocery store. It’s pretty hard to miss in its trendy packaging. There’s just something about a well-design tub of yogurt that makes you want to buy it. Or is that just me?

Well, I would suggest following that desire to buy the cute tub of yogurt because, not only is Noosa Yoghurt cute, it’s also deeee-licious. And it’s made from happy cows! Yogurt is just one of those foods that is largely hit or miss for me depending on the specific brand. No one brand of yogurt tastes the same, and I can honestly say that Noosa is one of my favorites. When I saw the pumpkin flavor at Target – coincidentally one of my favorite stores – I knew that cute tub needed to come with me. Then I ate it in two … eerr … one sitting.

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Chicken Chili Cheese Omelet

An amazing leftover chili recipe that’s perfect for brunch or breakfast for dinner. Chicken Chili Cheese Omelet is a cheesy omelet stuffed with chicken chili and cheddar cheese. 

Chicken Chili Cheese OmeletWhenever I’m feeling lazy and don’t want to cook, I always turn to B for D. Breakfast for dinner is the perfect solution when you’re cooking for one because a. breakfast food is super quick and easy b. eggs, waffles, pancakes, etc can always be made for one or saved for later and c. it’s delicious! Especially if you never had time to make a good breakfast before work in the mornings, splurge on breakfast for dinner!

I had some leftover Skinny Crockpot Chicken Chili and needed to repurpose it into something that I hadn’t already eaten multiple bowls of, so this Chicken Chili Cheese Omelet was the perfect recipe. I love savory breakfasts, and this  omelet is the perfect combination of fluffy eggs, slightly spicy chicken chili, and gooey cheese.

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Skinny Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls

Greek yogurt is used to make a healthier version of crab rangoons! Skinny Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls are a recipe for baked crab rangoons in egg roll shape. Skinny Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls I have a serious case of RBF. I’m never really that grumpy, and I like to think that I’m actually pretty friendly in most social situations. However, my face reads otherwise. In college, I couldn’t count on one hand the amount of times people would approach me and ask me, “What’s wrong.” Or simply walk past me, look at me, and say, “SMILE!” It got to the point where my friends were trained to step in and come to my aide with a general response of, “Nothing’s wrong, that’s just her face.”

I only bring this up because I recently attended my boyfriend’s brother’s wedding and had a genuinely amazing time. However, when scrolling through the wedding photos, to my horror the wedding photographer captured my Resting Bitch Face quite perfectly. Continue Reading

Lightened Up Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili

This Lightened Up Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili has all the great flavor of jalapeno poppers, but in an easy-to-make chili recipe! It’s packed with chicken and white beans for protein and fiber to keep you full all day. 

Lightened Up Jalapeno Popper Chicken ChiliIn case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been obsessed with two things lately: jalapeno poppers and soup! This Lightened Up Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili combines the best of both of those things into one amazing and healthy recipe. I used Greek yogurt in place of some of the cream cheese in this recipe, so you get that same creaminess with better-for-you ingredients.

It’s packed with chicken, white beans, jalapenos, corn, and more, so not only is it super hearty and filling, it’s also super delicious! Roommate and sister-approved!

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Caramelized Onion Lamb Meatballs

These Caramelized Onion Lamb Meatballs don’t dry out and have amazing flavor thanks to the addition of caramelized onions! Some of the best meatballs I’ve ever made.Caramelized Onion Lamb Meatballs

These meatballs. They’re amazing.

When we received ground lamb in our meat CSA this year, we were at a loss of what to do with it. Our first thought was Bolognese, but considering my love for meatballs is everlasting, I was on a mission to turn the pound of ground lamb into delicious meatballs. And I did.

Caramelized Onion Lamb Meatballs are some of the most flavorful meatballs I’ve ever tasted. The caramelized onions make them super moist and add amazing flavor that you don’t get with regular raw onion. Plus, the cinnamon and cumin! You might look at those and think they don’t belong in a meatballs recipe, but trust me on this. It was meant to be.

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Paleo Pumpkin Protein Waffles

Grain-free Paleo Pumpkin Protein Waffles are super easy to make and can be made ahead of time and frozen! They’re packed with protein, so they’ll keep you full all morning long.

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Waffles

Waffles are great. They’re easy to make, perfect for freezing, and (most of all) they’re delicious. These Paleo Pumpkin Protein Waffles are extra great because they’re a grain-free waffle recipe that’s packed with protein, so all you need is one for breakfast and it will keep you full for hours.

Now, these waffles didn’t get that crispy outside that you strive for with waffles, but that might be because I have a cheap waffle iron. Regardless, these are full of pumpkin flavor and super satisfying if you like sweet treats in the morning! I froze these right after making them, then I just stick one in the toasted oven from frozen and it’s good to go!

Top these Paleo Pumpkin Protein Waffles with maple syrup to make these extra delicious, or almond butter for a boost of protein. Continue Reading

Skinny Crockpot Chicken Chili

This Skinny Crockpot Chicken Chili is a lightened-up version of a football season classic! Better yet, it’s a crockpot recipe that can be prepared ahead of time and left to cook all day. 

Skinny Crockpot Chicken Chili

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

This Paleo Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie is made using coconut milk, canned pumpkin, and protein powder for the perfect after workout snack, breakfast, or even dessert!

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Protein SmoothieThe name of this recipe has 4 P’s. Can you tell I’m a fan of alliterations?

You may think of smoothies as a summer drink – but this recipe proves that they’re perfect all year long! With coconut milk, pumpkin, and protein powder, this is the perfect paleo friendly smoothie recipe to make after a hard workout, or as a filling breakfast that will keep you going all morning. If you love pumpkin desserts, you’ll definitely love this pumpkin pie-flavored healthy smoothie recipe.

My mom made this smoothie during her sugar detox, and it actually tastes amazing without any sweetener! If you want it a bit sweeter, just add some maple syrup or honey to the mix. Continue Reading