Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad

Here’s another flavorful Meatless Monday recipe! I have a sweet, spicy and tangy salad to start off the week on frugal note. Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. cumin 1 c. cooked quinoa 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained ½ green pepper, diced 1 […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Shrimp & Basil Spaghetti Squash

There was a time when I was intimidated by the spaghetti squash. I wasn’t sure how to prepare it, and it seemed like a long and complicated process. I can’t believe how wrong I was! If you’re unfamiliar with spaghetti squash preparation, I’ll show you how easy it is in this recipe. Ingredients: 1 spaghetti […]

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Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

This vegetarian chili is so good I don’t miss the meat at all! The variety of vegetables really make the flavor of this dish. Feel free to adjust the spices depending on how much heat you like. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 small onion, diced 4 cloves of garlic, minced 2 Tbsp. chili powder […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Pizza Top Potatoes

Pizza is such a fun, delicious food to make! You can play around with your favorite toppings and try different kinds of sauces and cheese. The ingredients for these little personal pizza potatoes can easily be adjusted for a vegetarian or Whole30 option. Ingredients 4 russet potatoes 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 ½ c. pizza […]

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Meatless Monday: Thai Chickpea Salad

I’m excited about this new Meatless Monday series! To cut back on the grocery bill, I’ve started eating a few more meatless meals, and I’d like to share some tasty dishes I’ve come across so far. This week’s Thai Chickpea salad is a bunch of crunch. The dressing is smooth and peanut-buttery, and it also […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Jambalaya

This is my FAVORITE Favorite Recipe Friday! This hot, flavorful and hearty meal is the perfect way to warm up on a cool fall evening. Ingredients: For the seasoning: 1 Tbsp. paprika 1 Tbsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. onion powder 2 tsp. cayenne 2 tsp. dried oregano For the rest of […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Loaded Sweet Potato Chicken Nachos

A new (healthy) twist on classic nachos. Not gonna lie, I was a little hesitant to try using sweet potatoes for nacho chips. I wasn’t sure the flavors would mesh or that I could get the chips crispy enough. The key is to cut the sweet potato disks evenly, and to keep a sharp eye […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Easy Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Boats

This recipe works great for a quick and easy dinner or a game day appetizer! I prefer romaine lettuce, so I go with the boats, but you could easily use iceberg to make more of a wrap. Add some ranch or bleu cheese crumbles on top! Ingredients 1 large chicken breast, cooked and shredded 1/4 c. wing […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Greek Dip

Here’s a great party dip that’s on the healthier side. Bonus: it’s a great time of year for cucumbers and tomatoes! Ingredients: 1 c. plain Greek yogurt (I use whole milk Greek yogurt) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp. dill Juice of 1/2 lemon 10 oz. hummus 1 Tbsp. minced red onion 1/2 cucumber, diced […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Spicy Chickpeas and Spinach

Here’s a spicy vegetarian recipe! I found some peppers at the Farmers Market, and I’m not sure what they’re called, but they’re pretty intense! You can use any kind of spicy peppers with this recipe, or choose to forego them altogether if you’re up for a milder dish. Ingredients: 2 tsp. olive oil 3 cloves […]

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