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

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore with Artichokes

This paleo recipe for Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore with Artichokes is a set it and forget it crockpot meal that’s comforting and full of flavor. 

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore with Artichokes

I know I’m not supposed to say I’m busy because everyone is busy …. but I’m going to say it anyway. MY LIFE IS SO BUSY.

Between two jobs, a blog, wedding season, working out, and the social life of a 20-something, I can barely find time to shower. That’s why I LOVE healthy crockpot recipes that are as easy as dumping the ingredients in and letting it cook. Sometimes I even let the crockpot cook while I sleep! Or while I’m at work. Then, I come home to a fully prepared meal and a delicious smelling kitchen. Continue Reading

Healthy Halloween Pasta Salad

This healthy Halloween party recipe is so easy to make and is the perfect dish to serve at or bring to a party!

Halloween Pasta Salad

Stop! Put down that candy bar. I know we’re approaching Halloween and you need to get your fill of candy corn before the season’s end, but you still have to fit into your (hopefully not too skimpy) Halloween costume!

Lucky for you, I’m here to help you resist Halloween’s plethora of sweets with this Healthy Halloween Pasta Salad! What’s so great about this recipe is that you can pretty much adapt it any way you want to fit your taste. Don’t like cucumber? Use zucchini instead. Not a fan of penne in your pasta salad? Swap it out for any other pasta. Then, throw in any veggies you like and toss with any salad dressing of your choosing (or homemade)! Continue Reading