Fish & Veggie Packets

There are times when we all are looking for a quick & healthy meal that can just be popped into the oven or microwave. I ran across these fish & veggie packets at The Fresh Market the other day. They had fresh salmon paired with asparagus and fresh tilapia with green beans. Each was seasoned…

Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp

I love to find healthy copycat recipes for my favorite dishes. This recipe for Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp is so good that you will never want to eat the full fat version again. These shrimp get their great flavor from a light sauce that is made from reduced fat mayo, Thai sweet chili sauce and…

Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl

I love finding a new recipe that tastes awesome, is healthy and best of all, easily adaptable to suit different tastes. This recipe for Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls fits all 3 of these requirements! You can easily swap out the chicken for steak or lean cuts of pork (pork tenderloin). All of the vegetables can…

Skinny Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a dish that I first tried a long time ago, probably when I was 10 or 11 years old. I don’t remember where I had it but always remembered just how much I loved it. It has always been one of my favorite recipes to make because it looks so elegant…

Mexican Shrimp Salad

Hot summer nights are good for cold salads that don’t require a lot of work. This Mexican Shrimp Salad is the perfect pairing of cool creamy avocado, crunchy vegetables and spicy shrimp. It is super quick to put together and is filling enough to be a meal. Start by cooking your peeled & deveined shrimp,…

Red Curry Chicken & Cashews

Recipe & Picture Compliments of Tara Jeanne! Cut your boneless chicken in small cubes. Cut up some sweet potato the same way and boil your sweet potato in water until soft, about 13 minutes. Drain and put to the side. In a large sauce pan add a can of coconut milk and add 1-2 TBSP…

Broiled Parmesan Tomatoes

One of my favorite traditions during the summer is my weekly visit to the Umbrella Market. Every Wednesday night from May until August local vendors bring their goodies to Five Points Plaza. There is an abundance of local vegetables from many different farms. Asparagus Tomatoes Peppers – Red, Yellow, Orange & Purple Sweet Onions Corn…

Cucumber & Pineapple Salad

Summer is the time for fresh vegetables and quick, healthy dinners that don’t require a lot of work. This cucumber & pineapple salad takes advantage of the abundance of fresh cucumbers and the juicy goodness of sweet pineapple. When combined with crunchy purple onions and spicy jalapenos, you have the perfect side dish for any…

Baked Flounder & Shrimp

I probably should have called this baked seafood because this is more of a technique rather than an exact recipe. I just happened to have some fresh flounder and shrimp so that is what I used this time. You could very easily swap these out with any of the items below: Tuna Salmon Crab Mahi…

Banana & Peanut Butter Bowl

I wish I could say that I came up with this quick breakfast on my own, but I did not. I saw this at a local restaurant and knew that I could make it myself and save the $5. I didn’t have the exact ingredients so I simply used what I had in the pantry….

Chicken & Vegetable Stir-Fry

While working out at the 6:00 FBBC class tonight, I kept trying to figure out what I was going to make for dinner. I knew I needed something super quick and easy. I finally settled on a chicken & vegetable stir-fry. Chopping lots of veggies was not going to be an option if I wanted…

Dried Fruit & Walnut Overnight Oats

Breakfast…it has never been my favorite meal. I am that person who would rather eat tuna fish and crackers over a typical breakfast. However, I know that it’s the most important meal of the day AND it sets the tone for the rest of your meals each day. This is such an important step when…