Pecan & Cranberry Kale Salad

It has taken me quite a few tries to make a good kale salad. Kale is a tricky vegetable to master. My first time is was completely inedible. The kale was tough and way too chewy. Why all the fuss over trying to perfect a kale salad? At just 33 calories, one cup of raw…

Chicken & Vegetable Soup

Recipe Courtesy Of: Hallie Foster Dunn INGREDIENTS & DIRECTIONS 2 ┬áChicken Breasts – Cook In Crockpot On High For 4 Hours – Shred Meat With 2 Forks Drain Broth & Add To Separate Soup Pot Add 2 Boxes Of Low Sodium Chicken Broth Cabbage – Chopped Carrots – Sliced Red Bell Pepper – Chopped Purple…

Roasted Corn & Pepper Slaw

Sunday evening dinners at our house tend to go a little southern. I like making more traditional foods that I grew up eating. Cole slaw is one of those side dishes that I watched my Mom & Grandma make for just about every meal. Traditional southern cole slaw is made with cabbage that has been…

Banana Pancakes

Recipe Courtesy Of: Cathy Miles Palmer INGREDIENTS 1 mashed banana 1 large egg 20 grams of oats (I used a handful since I didn’t have anything to measure grams) A couple of drops of vanilla

Honey & Mint Fruit Salad

I have to admit…I don’t love fruit. It is a struggle for me to eat it on a daily, much less a weekly basis. You can put any vegetable in front of me and I will eat it, just not fruit. As much as I don’t like fruit, I love to buy it. I get…

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Growing up, my sister and I spent a lot of time with our Grandparents. My Grandma loved to cook and one of her favorite dishes to make was a big pot of pinto beans. As I watched her cook, she would explain to me the step by step process to cooking the perfect pot of…

Roasted Chickpeas

I absolutely love chickpeas. I normally use them in a cold chickpea salad (recipe to come later). Chickpeas are considered a true superfood. In a 1 cup serving they provide all of the following: 268 calories 12.5 grams of dietary fiber 14.5 grams of protein 4.2 grams of fat 84% manganese 71% folate 29% copper…

Swiss Chard & Sweet Potatoes

This is a vegetable that I always passed by at the grocery store because honestly…I just didn’t know what to do with it! This Saturday, I decided to jump in and just get some. I thought it might pair nicely with some sweet potatoes and I guessed right! The crunch from the swiss chard went…

Black Bean Salad

Black bean salad is probably one of my favorite salads. It is light enough to eat as a side dish and hearty enough to pair with chicken or steak for a meal. The best part is that you can keep it in the fridge for a couple of days. The trick is to chop your…

Oven Roasted Vegetables

I get so excited when I find new vegetables to try! I was in The Fresh Market (my absolute favorite place in the world) last week and came across golden beets. I love beets but have never heard of golden beets. I quickly scooped up a couple of golden beets and a couple regular beets,…