Lightened Up Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili
October 22, 2014
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.
In 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!
Caramelized Onion Lamb Meatballs
October 20, 2014
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.
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.
Paleo Pumpkin Protein Waffles
October 17, 2014
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.
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
October 15, 2014
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.
Paleo Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
October 13, 2014
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!
The 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
October 9, 2014
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.
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
October 8, 2014
This healthy Halloween party recipe is so easy to make and is the perfect dish to serve at or bring to a party!
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
Healthy Pumpkin Cookie Dough Dip
October 7, 2014
A healthy pumpkin dip recipe that’s perfect to serve at a party with apples, celery, graham crackers, or whatever you wish!
Every time fall rolls around, I dust off my boots and sweaters, beg my friends to go to the apple orchard with me, and (most of all) buy multiple cans of pumpkin puree to make it into delicious and healthy treats. I can give or take apple desserts, but PUMPKIN I can’t resist. I get pumpkin wasted. I love pumpkin so much I could marry it. Okay you get the point.
So I’ve seen a version of this cookie dough dip that uses chickpeas, oats and chocolate chips to make an edible healthy cookie dough! I thought to myself … what would make that delicious treat even more delicious? But of course – adding pumpkin! Continue Reading