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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Drunken Shrimp

Drunken shrimp just got a makeover. Not sure if you can call this drunken since I significantly cut down the wine, but the shrimp aren’t 100% sober either. Drunken Shrimp This Drunken Shrimp is a little less drunk than most recipes – I only use a one-quarter cup of white wine combined with clam juice […]

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Virgin Bloody Mary

Craving a Bloody Mary but doing a dry challenge? Make this Virgin Bloody Mary, also known as the Virgin Mary, and you won’t miss the vodka! Virgin Bloody Mary The Bloody Mary is one of the most popular brunch cocktails. This mocktail version is loaded with flavor – spicy, savory, and salty. It’s perfect if […]

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Sauteed Collard Greens with Bacon

Thinly sliced collard greens sautéed with bacon, garlic, and olive oil is the perfect side dish for New Year’s Day. Sauteed Collard Greens with Bacon It’s tradition to eat collard greens on New Year’s Day because their green color symbolizes wealth and prosperity for the coming year. This easy collard greens recipe is absolutely my […]

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Oreganata

Sheet Pan Shrimp Oreganata is made with jumbo shrimp topped with a light breadcrumb and pecorino mixture baked on a sheet pan for a quick and easy dinner. Sheet Pan Shrimp Oreganata Italian Shrimp Oreganata is an easy weeknight meal that cooks in under 12 minutes. Just toss the butterflied shrimp with white wine, salt, […]

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Frenched Rack Of Lamb

Tender oven-roasted rack of lamb, seasoned with rosemary, fresh lemon juice, and garlic, is perfect for entertaining and so easy to make! Frenched Rack of Lamb I make lamb chops all the time because they are quick and easy, and my family loves them. They are also perfect for entertaining when you want to make […]

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Pizzelle Cookies

Italian Pizzelle Cookies are light and crisp, made lighter with less butter and sugar for a tasty holiday treat. Also works great with gluten-free flour! Pizzelle Cookies My mom always made these Italian Pizzelle Cookies around the holidays when I was growing up, and my family loves them. I decided to play around with my […]

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7 Day Healthy Meal Plan (Dec 14-20)

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 Only 10 days til Christmas! Who does cookie swaps?  Check out these White Chocolate Oatmeal Lace Cookies, Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Macaroons, and Chocolate Chip Clouds. […]

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Lemon Cranberry Scones

These Lemon Cranberry Scones studded with dried cranberries are topped with a lemon glaze; a perfect Sunday morning treat. Lemon Cranberry Scones Freshly baked scones and a hot cup of tea, is my idea of the perfect cozy Sunday morning. If you’re a scone lover like me, you may also enjoy these blueberry scones and […]

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Roasted Radishes with Onions

If you don’t love raw radishes, this 5-ingredient recipe for Roasted Radishes and Onions recipe will definitely change your mind! Roasted Radishes This roasted radishes recipe couldn’t be simpler. It only has five ingredients, after all – three of which are pantry staples. I also tried them with shallots in place of onions and they […]

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Apple Cranberry Crumble

Apple Cranberry Crumble is delicious and perfect for your Holiday table! Easier and lighter than making a pie, topped with oats, nuts and a touch of brown sugar. Apple Cranberry Crumble This apple cranberry crumble is lighter and healthier than most recipes, made with less sugar and fat. I used pure maple syrup to balance […]

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Chicken Parmesan Rolls

These protein packed Chicken Parmesan Rolls (also know as chicken rolls) are wrapped in my easy pizza dough with marinara and mozzarella cheese, so good! Chicken Parmesan Rolls Here on Long Island, you can find Chicken Rolls or Chicken Parm Rolls in just about any pizzeria. It’s basically chicken Parmesan wrapped in pizza dough. They’re […]

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Air Fryer Falafel

This easy Falafel recipe is made quicker and healthier in the air fryer with canned chickpeas – no deep frying! Air Fryer Falafel Falafel is a delicious Middle-Eastern vegetarian dish made with chickpeas, a mix of onions and different herbs and spices. They are shaped like meatballs, but there’s no meat in them. I wanted […]

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Kung Pao Tofu

Kung Pao Tofu, a lighter, healthy (and vegetarian) take on one of my favorite Chinese takeout dishes! So good and loaded with veggies! Kung Pao Tofu I love Chinese takeout, but I don’t love all the extra calories. That’s why I like to take classic Chinese dishes and make lighter versions. You should also try […]

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Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice

4.89 from 9 votes 11924shares Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice made healthier using leftover cooked brown rice, a delicious whole grain that’s high in fiber, so it fills you up. Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice Fried rice is definitely on my favorite foods list, I absolutely love it! Sure, sometimes I go low-carb with Cauliflower Fried Rice, […]

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Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower

4.41 from 10 votes 1580shares This simple, Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower is perfectly charred on the outside and tender in the middle. Made with just four ingredients – salted water, extra-virgin olive oil, coarse sea salt—and cauliflower. Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower If you’ve ever had the “World Famous” Roasted Baby Cauliflower from Miznon, in Chelsea […]

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Air Fryer Bacon-Burger Bites

These bite-sized, air fryer bacon burgers make a great low-carb appetizer – perfect for the Super Bowl. Air Fryer Bacon-Burger Bites Move over, sliders. Get ready for burgers on a stick! This bun-less appetizer will be your new favorite low-carb way to eat a burger. They’re so cute and a definite crowd-pleaser. If you’re hosting […]

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Swedish Meatballs

These tasty Swedish Meatballs are always a hit with my family! They’re lighter than most recipes but still have all the flavor. Swedish Meatballs My family loves these Swedish meatballs. They are so tender and flavorful and much lighter than traditional recipes out there. And, let’s not forget the sauce! The creamy sauce really makes […]

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Easy Wonton Soup

This quick and easy wonton soup is super simple, loaded with veggies and takes under 15 minutes to make thanks to the frozen wontons. Easy Wonton Soup I love wonton soup, especially when it is full of veggies, which helps make it more of a meal. Unfortunately, my local Chinese takeout restaurant makes a basic […]

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French Onion Soup

2132shares French onion soup is one of my favorite soups, we order it all the time at our neighborhood restaurant but it’s just as easy to make from scratch and so much lighter. French Onion Soup French onion soup is one of my favorite soups, it’s comforting and filling, perfect for lunch or dinner as […]

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Kielbasa Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

Kielbasa Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner is made with turkey kielbasa, asparagus, tomatoes and bell peppers cooked all on one pan, easy cleanup! It’s also Keto, Whole30, Low Carb and Gluten-free. Kielbasa Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner If “quick and easy” is your jam, you definitely need to add sheet pan dinners to your repertoire. Cooking meat […]

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Asian Glazed Drumsticks

4.86 from 7 votes 11368shares Soy sauce, vinegar and Sriracha hot sauce make these Asian-Glazed Chicken Drumsticks savory delicious – serve over rice or vegetables for an easy meal! Asian Glazed Drumsticks These Asian-inspired chicken drumsticks are finger-lickin’ good! I skinned the drumsticks to lighten them up,  but you won’t miss it! My husband gave […]

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Coconut Broth Clams with Lemongrass

Asian Coconut Broth Clams made with lemongrass, ginger and cilantro is wonderful when paired with bread for dipping all that delicious broth! Coconut Broth Clams The flavors in this Thai-inspired clam dish are delicious, with lemongrass, cilantro and coconut milk. It’s not very complicated to make, once the clams are cleaned the whole dish comes […]

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Chocolate Chip Clouds

4.66 from 20 votes 22463shares Light, airy and chewy with chocolate chips in every bite – made with egg whites, sugar and chocolate, these gluten free meringues just melt in your mouth. Chocolate Chip Clouds These cookies are a must for Santa, we’ve been making them for years and everyone loves them. They are so […]

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Strawberry Squares

4.75 from 4 votes Strawberry Squares, these delicious baked treats are easy to make, feel free to use your favorite pie filling flavor! Strawberry Squares This easy baked dessert is semi-homemade, the cake is made from scratch but it’s filled with canned pie filling. Strawberry is my favorite flavor, but this can be switched up […]

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