Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

This easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is made with my homemade BBQ sauce – it smells incredible while it slow cooks all day and comes out tender and delicious. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Pulled pork is one of those dishes you can serve all year round. Perfect for potlucks or large gatherings to feed a […]

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Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta is a summer staple in my house! Basically a caprese made with juicy tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, red onion, garlic and balsamic, a delicious weeknight meal! Grilled Bruschetta Chicken Make the tomatoes the night before or early in the morning and let all the flavors marinate. Then when you are ready to eat […]

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Grilled Shrimp Panzanella Skewers

Grilled Shrimp Panzanella Skewers, layered with summer peaches, tomatoes, and sourdough bread, finished with balsamic and fresh basil. Grilled Shrimp Panzanella Skewers Panzanella is a traditional Italian bread salad, where cubes of (usually stale) bread add some heft to fresh summer vegetables at peak ripeness. Here, the bread is more of a background player with […]

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7 Day Healthy Meal Plan (June 14-20)

A free 7-day, flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. Recipes include macros and WW Points. 7-Day Healthy Meal Plan This Sunday we celebrate dad’s. Dad’s of all shapes, sizes and styles. Happy  father’s day to the cool dad’s, the geeky dad’s, the sport dad’s, those that are […]

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Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp “cook” in lime juice to make this flavorful Shrimp Ceviche, with fresh cilantro, cucumbers and jalapeño. The perfect summer appetizer! Shrimp Ceviche This ceviche recipe is an incredibly easy dish that is sure to impress. Plus, no oven or stove is needed, making it perfect for summer. Just combine the shrimp with the onion, […]

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Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Frittata

Spring asparagus, shallots and Swiss cheese is a delicious combination with eggs in this slimmed down frittata which is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Frittata Frittatas are the perfect breakfast or brunch necessity. Also great to make ahead for meal prep. I usually make them with whatever I have on […]

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Mayo-less Tuna Pasta Salad

This Mayo-less Tuna Pasta Salad is the answer if you’re not a fan of mayonnaise and love a cold tuna pasta salad for lunch on a hot summer day. Mayo-Less Tuna Pasta Salad This healthy tuna salad is more green salad than pasta salad as you use only one cup of pasta but two cups […]

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7 Day Healthy Meal Plan (June 7-13)

A free 7-day, flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. Recipes include macros and WW Points. 7-Day Healthy Meal Plan Some of my favorite warm weather meals are simple ones—-grilled outside! Check out my Portobello Burger with Mozzarella and Pesto Mayo, Foil Packet Spice Rubbed Fish with Watermelon […]

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Lobster Roll Pasta Salad

Lobster Roll Pasta Salad, inspired by one of my favorite summer sandwiches – a lobster roll – is loaded with lobster in every bite! Lobster Roll Pasta Salad This Lobster Roll Pasta Salad is great for special occasions, impressing company, and for when you want a light and refreshing weeknight meal in the warmer months. […]

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Triple Berry Crisp

When summer berries are at their peak, make this warm berry crisp, and enjoy it with a scoop of frozen yogurt or whipped cream. Triple Berry Crisp This Triple Berry Crisp with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries has a delicious cinnamon-oat topping and is excellent with any combination of berries. Leftovers make a great breakfast with some […]

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Air Fryer Chicken Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo

This spicy, Air Fryer Chicken Sandwich inspired by Chick-fil-a is made with lean chicken breast brined in pickle juice and buttermilk, served with pickles and sriracha mayo  – SO good! Air Fryer Chicken Sandwich Fast-food fried chicken sandwiches are my weakness. So, it doesn’t get much better than a healthier air fried chicken sandwich you […]

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Ambrosia Fruit Salad

This lighter Ambrosia Salad, full of fresh fruit, whipped cream, walnuts, and marshmallows, is the perfect Spring or Summer dessert. Ambrosia Fruit Salad Ambrosia is a creamy fruit salad traditionally made with pineapple, coconut, fruit cocktail, heavy cream, and walnuts. This lighter version uses mostly fresh fruit, including berries and bananas. For more fun ways […]

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7 Day Healthy Meal Plan (May 24-30)

A free 7-day, flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. Recipes include macros and WW Points. 7-Day Healthy Meal Plan Who is ready to start grilling? This girl is!!! Looking to change up your burgers? Check out my Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger, Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburger with Blue Cheese […]

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Watermelon Feta Salad

This easy Watermelon Feta Salad, made with only four ingredients, is a summer staple at your next summer BBQ! Watermelon Feta Salad Need an easy side dish for Memorial Day weekend, this is it! I had a few friends over for a BBQ for my friend’s birthday  and I served my Grilled Lobster Tails, grilled […]

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Oatmeal Berry Smoothie Bowl

When you want oatmeal AND a smoothie bowl, try this delicious Oatmeal Berry Smoothie Bowl made with oats, frozen berries and bananas. Oatmeal Berry Smoothie Bowl This mixed berry smoothie bowl with oats is the perfect combination for a sweet and hearty breakfast. The cooked oatmeal makes it extra creamy and adds extra fiber. I […]

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Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap

This Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap is so easy, stuffed with classic burger ingredients and wrapped in a crunchy tortilla. Use any burger meat you wish here! Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap Recently I shared this Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap on my Instagram and Pinterest feed and it pretty much went viral! So many of you asked for the recipe […]

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7 Day Healthy Meal Plan (May 10-16)

A free 7-day, flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. Recipes include macros and WW Points. 7-Day Healthy Meal Plan Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I know that I am thankful every single day for my mom and this past year has taught me […]

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Grilled Vegetable Orzo Pasta Salad

Grilled vegetables from the farmers market shine in this vegetarian orzo pasta salad, perfect as a side dish or meatless main. Grilled Vegetable Orzo Pasta Salad This delicious pasta salad is made with grilled vegetables tossed with orzo, fresh tomatoes, basil, and vinegar and oil. It’s an easy lunch to prep ahead for the week […]

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Salmon Fried Rice

Salmon Fried Rice for one is made with with frozen brown rice and riced cauliflower for a quick meal you can whip up in 20 minutes for lunch or dinner. Salmon Fried Rice It’s probably pretty obvious by the many fried rice recipes on my blog that I LOVE fried rice! While I enjoy ordering […]

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Pico de Gallo Salsa

Pico de Gallo Salsa is a fresh and healthy salsa recipe made with fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro and lots of lime. Goes great with chips, grilled fish, chicken, burrito bowls, and more! Pico de Gallo Salsa This fresh, uncooked salsa has the perfect blend of acidity that adds heat and flavor to anything you’re making. […]

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Low-Yolk Egg Salad

This easy, low-yolk egg salad is made with a mix of whole eggs and egg whites with a little mayo and scallions. Serve this on your favorite whole grain bread, in a wrap or lettuce wrap. Low-Yolk Egg Salad Don’t get me wrong, I love egg yolks and eat them all the time in me […]

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Spanish Tortilla with Pimenton Aioli

Spanish Tortilla with Pimenton Aioli is a layered potato and egg open-faced omelet. Serve it as an appetizer, snack, or main for breakfast/brunch or a light dinner. Spanish Tortilla with Pimenton Aioli My mom has been making Spanish Tortilla all my life. It’s usually something she’ll bring to a brunch or serve as an appetizer. […]

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Turkey Picadillo

Turkey Picadillo is a lighter alternative to my favorite Cuban beef picadillo recipe only much leaner, and made with ground turkey instead. Turkey Picadillo Growing up in a Latin home, beef picadillo was on dinner rotation as a kid. It’s also one of the first things I learned how to cook. It’s a 30 minute […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so I thought I’d share some (35) of my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas with all price ranges in mind. So whether it’s for mom, grandma, your in-laws or a mother-like figure in your life —I got lots of ideas for you! There’s nothing like the gift of […]

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Italian Turkey Meatball Sheet Pan Dinner

Italian Turkey Meatball Sheet Pan Dinner made with the most tender turkey meatballs and roasted vegetables for an easy one-pot meal. Italian Turkey Meatball Sheet Pan Dinner These turkey meatballs are seasoned like Italian sausage with fennel seeds, paprika, and red pepper. They’re incredibly light and tender – the tip is adding chicken broth to […]

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Ahi Tuna Poke Stacks

Ahi Tuna Poke Rice Stacks with layers of chunks of sushi-grade tuna, avocado, cucumbers, spicy mayo, and rice layered in fun easy stacks. Ahi Tuna Poke Stacks I’ve been making my easy Spicy California Shrimp Stacks for years, but when I got my hands on some tuna, I thought I would share a tuna poke […]

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Navel Orange Salad with Avocado

This California Navel Orange Salad with Avocados and a Citrus Vinaigrette is a simple yet delicious salad bursting with orange flavor. Navel Orange Salad with Avocado This salad made with Navel oranges from California, avocados, and red onions is served on mixed baby greens and topped with a citrus vinaigrette. Naval oranges are in season […]

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7 Day Healthy Meal Plan (April 5-11)

A free 7-day, flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and updated WW Smart Points. 7-Day Healthy Meal Plan Seems like spring can’t decide if it is here to stay or not yet…but even with the up and down temperatures- farmers markets are starting […]

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Protein PB & J Smoothie Bowl

This Protein PB & J Smoothie Bowl tastes like peanut butter and jelly in a bowl. Packed with protein, it’s the perfect start to your day! Protein PB & J Smoothie Bowl This Protein PB & J Smoothie Bowl is my favorite smoothie bowl recipe. Peanut butter, strawberries, and blueberries are the perfect combo, and […]

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Spicy Crunchy Tuna Tartare

Spicy Crunchy Tuna Tartare is my favorite restaurant appetizer that’s so easy to make yourself and will impress your guests! Made with tuna, avocado and some panko for crunch. Spicy Crunchy Tuna Tartare If you’re a tuna lover like me, you will love this healthy tuna tartare recipe!! There’s no cooking required so it’s quick […]

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One-Pot Chicken and Artichoke Cavatappi

This One-Pot Chicken and Artichoke Cavatappi with kale and sun-dried tomatoes, flavored with lemon juice, garlic, and oregano, is bursting with flavor. One-Pot Chicken and Artichoke Cavatappi The artichokes in this Chicken and Artichoke Cavatappi make this dish extra delicious. If you’ve never cooked with them, this pasta recipe is a great place to start. […]

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Spanakopita Baked Eggs

These Baked Eggs are inspired by the Greek spinach pie Spanakopita using the same flavorful spinach filling, only baked with eggs. Spanakopita Baked Eggs This Spanakopita Baked Egg dish is a low-carb take on the classic spanakopita without the phyllo dough. I think this makes a lovely spring dish for breakfast or brunch, but really, […]

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High Protein Oat Waffles

These high protein oat waffles are made with cottage cheese, oat flour and eggs. So good you’ll never make them any other way! High Protein Oat Waffles I’m obsessed with these healthy oat waffles I’ve been eating practically every morning! To up the protein, I top mine with nut butter plus banana and strawberries but […]

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Air Fryer Lobster Jalapeño Empanadas

These spicy Air Fryer Lobster Jalapeño Empanadas are crispy and golden perfection without all the oil used in deep frying. Air Fryer Lobster Jalapeño Empanadas Empanadas bring me back to my summers as a kid spent in Puerto Rico. I ate empanadas (also known as pastelillos) every chance I could from street vendors. My favorites […]

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“Fried” Oreos

These quick and easy, “Fried” Oreos made with protein pancake batter and Oreo Thins are the perfect light treat when you’re craving something sweet! “Fried” Oreos I am not a fan of Oreos, but I’m a sucker for fried Oreos – the kind they sell at street fairs. There’s nothing healthy about them, but they […]

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7 Day Healthy Meal Plan (March 8-14)

A free 7-day, flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and updated WW Smart Points. 7-Day Healthy Meal Plan Can you feel it? I’m starting to feel it!!!! That hint of beautiful warm sunshine that can only mean one thing—spring is on the way! […]

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Beef Negimaki Stir Fry

Beef Negimaki Stir Fry deconstructs beef negimaki (Japanese meat sushi) and serves it with green beans to make it a stir fry main dish. Beef Negimaki Stir Fry This Beef Negimaki Stir Fry takes all the delicious flavors of beef negimaki and puts them into a stir fry, so dinner is ready in under 30 […]

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Greek Yogurt Caesar Salad Dressing

Easy Caesar Salad Dressing using the core ingredients which make up the classic: lemon + parmesan + anchovies, lightened up with Greek yogurt. Healthy Caesar Salad Dressing You can serve this with romaine lettuce and grilled chicken for a fabulous light summer salad. You can also use this dressing recipe to make my Shrimp Scampi […]

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7 Day Healthy Meal Plan (March 1-7)

A free 7-day, flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and updated WW Smart Points. 7-Day Healthy Meal Plan So keeping in the theme of Meatless Mondays and Lenten Fridays–here are some vegetarian and fish recipes to check out-and don’t forget to add dessert! […]

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Cheesy Eggplant Gnocchi Caprese

Cheesy Eggplant Gnocchi Caprese is made with diced eggplant simmered in a garlicky tomato sauce with gnocchi, spinach, melted bites of fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. So good! Eggplant Gnocchi Caprese This Cheesy Eggplant Caprese Gnocchi Skillet is perfection. It’s meatless yet crave-worthy with a healthy helping of vegetables: eggplant, tomato, and spinach. Plus, it […]

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Buffalo Chickpea Salad

Buffalo Chickpea Salad is a spicy chickpea salad with all the flavors of buffalo wings, only meatless, perfect for lunch! Buffalo Chickpea Salad This spicy Chickpea Salad is made with canned chickpeas tossed in a creamy, spicy buffalo sauce made with Greek yogurt, Frank’s Red Hot, lemon juice, and Tahini. The chickpeas are then topped […]

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One-Pot Spaghetti Puttanesca

One-Pot Spaghetti Puttanesca is full of big, bold flavors from the anchovies, Kalamata olives, and capers – the trifecta for a winning puttanesca. One-Pot Spaghetti Puttanesca This One-Pot Spaghetti Puttanesca is so delicious and what’s better than a meal made all in one pot for easy cleanup?! Garlic, red pepper, and oregano are also added […]

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What are Macros?

Macros or macronutrients are the three categories of nutrients you eat the most and provide you with most of your energy – protein, carbs and fats. What are macros? This is the question I have gotten most since I started counting macros a few months ago. As a woman over 40, losing weight hasn’t been […]

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Zero-Proof Jalapeño Paloma

This Zero-Proof Jalapeño Paloma is the perfect grapefruit mocktail if you’re cutting back on alcohol or doing a dry challenge but want to have an adult beverage. Zero-Proof Jalapeño Paloma These Zero-proof Palomas skip the tequila and add in muddled jalapeño for a spicy take on the classic. This virgin paloma is then topped off […]

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Instant Pot Baked Ziti

Instant Pot Baked Ziti is an easy one pot meal made with whole wheat pasta, spinach and cheese. The perfect meatless main dish for the family on busy weeknights! Instant Pot Baked Ziti I’m so excited to share this baked ziti recipe with all of you! I’ve tested this several times and got it just […]

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Shrimp and Andouille Sheet Pan Dinner

Shrimp and Andouille Sheet Pan Dinner with broccoli, mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, and celery seasoned with Cajun spices for a light and easy sheet pan meal. Shrimp and Andouille Sheet Pan Dinner Shrimp and andouille sausage, along with the “trinity” (celery, bell pepper, and onion), are classic NOLA flavors. This Shrimp and Andouille Sheet Pan […]

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Harissa Chicken Meatballs

These juicy, Harissa Chicken Meatballs are a fun twist on traditional meatballs. They’re also low- carb, grain-free, and gluten-free made with cauliflower rice instead of breadcrumbs. Harissa Chicken Meatballs The red peppers from the smoked paprika and harissa bring depth to these middle eastern inspired Harissa Chicken Meatballs. Ground chicken mixes with onion, garlic, paprika, […]

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Harissa Chicken Meatballs

These juicy, Harissa Chicken Meatballs are a fun twist on traditional meatballs. They’re also low- carb, grain-free, and gluten-free made with cauliflower rice instead of breadcrumbs. Harissa Chicken Meatballs The red peppers from the smoked paprika and harissa bring depth to these middle eastern inspired Harissa Chicken Meatballs. Ground chicken mixes with onion, garlic, paprika, […]

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House Special Fried Rice

House Special Fried Rice is the perfect one-pot dish– made with a combo of frozen brown rice and cauliflower rice and loaded with chicken, shrimp, steak, and eggs for mega protein. House Special Fried Rice Fried rice is one of my favorite guilty pleasures! I love it so much and crave it frequently. If we […]

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Shrimp Pho with Vegetables

This Shrimp Pho with Vegetables (Vietnamese Noodle Soup) makes smart use of scraps, so you can make a shortcut stock that tastes like it spent all day simmering while also having zero waste. Shrimp Pho with Vegetables Guys this soup is SOOO good! Like, my new favorite soup good! It comes together quickly thanks to […]

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Air Fryer Nacho Fries

Air Fryer Nacho Fries seasoned with chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and Parmesan cheese are cooked to crispy perfection in the air fryer. Air Fryer Nacho Fries Whenever Tommy comes home with nacho fries from Taco Bell, I can’t resist them! I created my own copycat Taco Bell Nacho Fries, and the spice blend […]

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3-Ingredient Baked Bananas

Baked Bananas are the perfect, healthy dessert. They taste decadent, like bananas foster without all the butter and extra calories. Baked Bananas I love the simplicity of this Baked Bananas recipe, which is a great way to use up ripe bananas. Topped with honey and cinnamon, the bananas smell amazing as they bake. They’re perfect for […]

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Breakfast Egg Rolls

These Breakfast Egg Rolls, loaded with eggs, sausage, and veggies cooked in the oven or air fryer, are a fun twist on an egg sandwich. Perfect for making ahead and reheating as needed. Breakfast Egg Rolls These crispy Breakfast Egg Rolls are stuffed with scrambled eggs, chicken sausage (or use bacon), green onions, and bell […]

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