Healthy “Hash Browns”

  I have not always been a “healthy” eater. In middle school and high school, I could put away some hash browns. Walffle House, McDonald’s, Hardee’s, etc., and always drowning in ketchup, because #Basic 😂 Nowadays, I still enjoy crispy potatoes, but with actual nutritional value—and without all the grease 🤢 #NotSponsored #WouldTotallyThough 😉  …

A Few of My Favorite Things #5 {Seasonings + Spices}

  I think the biggest struggle for people wanting to make changes to their diet is finding ways to enjoy veggies and healthier/leaner types of meat. In my experience, the single most important factor to enjoying these is flavor!! Flavor can be easy to add, however, it can often come at the expense of calories…

Grilled Chicken, Zucchini, and Berry Summer Salad

My mother in law brought me 6 huge home-grown zucchini that her neighbor gave her last weekend and used two of them for this recipe. I am planning to use the others for this recipe (see below)! Paleo BLT Zucchini Noodle Salad by Kelly at EatTheGains.com Doesn’t it look amazing!?   It probably seems like a…

A Few of My Favorite Things #4 {Savory Snacks}

When the snack monster hits, have no fear! Healthier options are available!!       DNX Bars: A different approach to the protein bar with these whole food-based bars. Kind of like jerky, but also not in that they aren’t super salty. They can be pricy, but if you sign up for their emails, they…

How to Make Salads That You Will Actually Enjoy {Plus TONS of Pics}

Salads get a bad rap for being bland and tasteless and for leaving us unsatisfied and hungry for more food. They’ve been labeled the ultimate diet food. This makes me incredibly sad. I feel as though salads are the ultimate health food, but that does not make them synonymous with boring, bland, and dreaded food….

Crispy Roasted Asparagus {AKA The Yummiest Asparagus Ever}

This Asparagus is so flippin’ delicious, you’ll want to eat the whole bunch! I love how the tips and sides get crispy, but the rest is perfectly tender. The sad part is that it has turned my husband and I into asparagus snobs. Asparagus is one of our favorite sides because it is healthy and…

A Few of My Favorite Things #2 {Convenience Foods}

Just stopping in to share some of my favorite products as of late. If you missed the product recommendations in my first post, check it out here!! This edition of my favorite things is dedicated to some healthy convenience foods for meal prep! No affiliate links, just sharing the love!     Green Giant Steamable…

The Best Way To Cook A Spaghetti Squash

  There are several ways to cook a spaghetti squash, but I have found the easiest to be microwaving. It requires less hands on time, and less time overall than using the oven. It is fairly simple, but if you’ve never done it before, it is definitely a bit daunting. I thought it would be…

An Egg-cellent #WIAW 4 + Super Simple Meal Prep

    It’s been a while since I’ve done a #WIAW post! Since I actually had the forethought to take photos of a full day’s eats, I decided I should join the party again after my hiatus. This #WIAW is also a testament to the fact that a meal prep for the week does not have…

Simple Meal {Healthy, Meal Prep, Family Friendly}

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy family-friendly meal, or something suitable for meal prepping your healthy lunches for the work week, I’ve got you covered! My husband brought me home several locally-grown squash and zucchini the other day because he knows that lately, I just can’t get enough of them! See evidence here. It was such a thoughtful surprise, and since I needed…

Crispy Squash “Chips” {Easy Recipe}

Just popping in with a quick recipe this week. It has been a busy week! This is one of my current food obsessions…it is literally on repeat multiple times a week at my house right now! How to make it: Slice 1-2 squash (works with summer or zucchini) into thin rounds (about 1/8 inch thick), spray…