Cravings are often the cause of why we fail on a healthy eating plan. We have good intentions, but then we find ourselves giving into our cravings. A friend of mine recently told me a story of how mac and cheese dish was "calling out" to her. Can you relate? I can. Food can call out to me too. The chocolate in the fridge says: "You deserve it, it's just a little treat." Cookies in the cupboard softly whisper, “Come get me!” But then my friend was reminded of how the mac and cheese would be and how it would sabotage her diet, so she went to the fridge, pulled it out and tossed it. But in order … [Read more...] about Crave This … Not That!
This dish is perfect for Cinco de Mayo or whenever you have a craving for Mexican. So often we skip Mexican cuisine because it can be incredibly unhealthy, but with the right ingredients, we could eat it on a regular basis. If you have never tried substituting Greek yogurt for sour cream, you must give it a try—amazing! Healthy Burrito Bowl 2 cups lettuce of choice 1 cup grape tomatoes 3 cups shredded or cubed chicken, cooked 3/4 cup corn 1 1/2 cup black beans, canned, drained 1 cup brown rice, cooked (optional) 1 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp. … [Read more...] about Healthy Burrito Bowl
Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) commemorates Mexico's victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Celebrate this occasion with a scrumptious Fajita recipe. Throw a fiesta with this recipe (and others coming in the next few days!) Top with Holy Healthy Guacamole and Greek Yogurt (great sour cream substitute) to add extra yum while making healthy choices! You might also like our guilt-free chips and salsa! Easy Fajita Chicken Bake 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips 2-3 tsp Three Amigos Seasoning 2 bell peppers in assorted colors, deseeded and thinly … [Read more...] about Easy Fajita Chicken Bake
Looking for a great crock-pot dinner? This recipe is delicious and packed with goodies. The recipe calls for rice, but it's just as good without if you want to omit it. If you add it in, make sure and do a brown or wild rice instead of white. If you don't have the Cajun spice in your collection, you will want to. Add it to just about every meal to give it an extra kick and so tasty! Here's our favorite crock making it extra easy to serve a hot meal when you get home from a busy day. Homemade Cajun Gumbo 1lb. chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces 1lb. chicken sausage, cut into … [Read more...] about Homemade Cajun Gumbo
It can be hard to find quick, easy and delicious meals you can whip up in a few minutes that will keep you full, satisfied, and keep you going on the healthy track. It can be even harder to enjoy Mexican cuisine which is my favorite food group ;) So, I came up with this dish and it's been a hit with my family! Enjoy! Mexican Chicken Stir Fry 1 tsp coconut or sesame oil 1 lbs chicken, diced into bite-sized pieces 2 tbsp garlic, diced 1/2 onion, diced 2 bell peppers, sliced 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets 1 - 2 tsp. Three Amigos Mexican Seasoning 2 Tbsp. water 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper … [Read more...] about Mexican Chicken Stir Fry
This Spaghetti Squash recipe is not only easy and delicious, it helps with weight loss. It's a great low-calorie, low-carb replacement to traditional spaghetti noodles. Spaghetti squash is also nutritious. It contains 9% of the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber, as well delivering a range of nutrients, including vitamins A and C, potassium, and calcium. It also contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to help prevent heart diseases, inflammation, arthritis, and different types of cancers. The Omega-6 fatty acids are also ideal for promoting proper brain function, which is perfect … [Read more...] about Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash