No Noodle Lasagna Stacks

I love pasta. That has probably been the hardest thing I had to admit when I started tracking my macros and trying to stay within certain limits. I loved pasta so much that I was eating WAY too many grams of carbohydrates per day. But giving up pasta doesn’t mean I have to give up…

Grilled Chicken with Cherries and Peaches

When it comes to the kitchen, I am usually the one to do all of the cooking. I love it–baking and cooking are my passions and since I am trying to be the healthiest version of myself I can be, knowing what is going into my recipes/being able to modify them to my needs makes…

Egg Souffle…sort of

Three square meals a day is what you need, right? We have all heard recently about the benefits of eating 4-5 smaller meals per day, but where did the idea of three square meals come from? The Romans didn’t eat three meals. In fact, they usually ate only one large meal around what we call…

Breakfast Sausage in the Crockpot

Some of the best recipes I have every cooked are ones that I can dump in a crockpot and forget about it for a few hours. This is even more true when I can dump it into the crockpot, leave for a GNO (girls night out), and know that all my husband has to do…

Yellow Squash Taco Casserole

Some weekends I just don’t feel like doing a whole bunch of meal prep to make one meal. I want to enjoy my time off, and that is what I did this past weekend. Instead of spending all morning or afternoon working on prepping vegetables and meats, I got to spend my days working on…

Low Carb Breakfast Pizza

I have been on a spaghetti squash crust kick lately. I think it is because it is so simple to use and works with almost any dish. It doesn’t have a strong flavor and, depending on how you cook it, will either completely disappear into the dish or adds a nice texture like al dente…

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

If I was forced to pick the a flavor combination that I would love to eat forever, I would struggle to pick between dark chocolate mint and dark chocolate pumpkin. I love mint anything but I am a fall baby at heart and absolutely adore pumpkin flavors. I am a PSL girl and have figured…

Bourbon Chicken

My husband and I recently stopped by the local ABC store to purchase a bottle of bourbon and a bottle of vodka, and neither of them was for the purpose of drinking. Both were purchased for my cooking needs. I make my own homemade vanilla extract and needed vodka to make more. If you have…

Parmesan Garlic Zoodles

When you are macro counting, you become hyper aware of carbohydrates. And I have come to the realization they are EVERYWHERE! So that means you do end up with restrictions on the types of foods you can and cannot eat if you want to stay full all day. So, by personal choice, I said goodbye…

Blackened Cod

Recently I was in Columbus OH for a conference and one evening we went out to dinner in the Short North. If you have never been to Columbus before, the Short North is an area of Columbus chalked full of wonderful restaurants, shops, and local flair. The restaurant we chose to eat at had a fresh…

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

In my post about homemade applesauce, I mentioned rhubarb sauce and how amazing it was. That made me start to crave it so much that I had to make a small batch last weekend. Growing up, my parents had (and still have) two huge rhubarb plants in their backyard that yielded so much rhubarb, we…

Shrimp Taco Salad with Corn Salsa and Mangoes

Taco salad? With shrimp? And mangoes?! Yes please! You had me at taco, but when you added shrimp and mangoes, all bets are off. Shrimp is always a plus but if I was being honest, the mango was what won me over. A nice ripe mango can elevate a dish to a whole other level and…