Tuesday’s Oven Tacos

Are you a taco lover? What about your family or group of friends? These oven tacos are perfect for you then. Best part about them, they make a lot and are super easy! Once upon a time, I was lucky enough to actually have a guy interested in me. We had gone out a few times so I decided it was time for us to stay in and I was going to do the cooking. He loved the idea and so I whipped up something quick so I could quickly get ready and not look like such a slob before he came over. I’ve cooked chicken and veggies in the oven many times before so I figured this was the best option. PLUS! it gave me left overs for days which I truly enjoyed on my lunch breaks and even threw some into an omelette […]

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

Do you love spaghetti? Wish it was just a little healthier for you and your family? Well, there are other options to increase the nutritional value of spaghetti. Back home growing up, my sweet mother used to make spaghetti on a regular basis. It was always delicious and I could eat it for days. As I started growing up, I wanted spaghetti but I did not want all of the grains that were associated. At the time, I didn’t really know why grains were not beneficial, but it was something I wanted to minimize the intake. Luckily, there were some recipes floating around on the internet that involved zoodles and spaghetti squash. Decided to try it and here we go…   There are 4 easy ways to cook spaghetti squash: 1. Lay face down on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 40 minutes 2. […]

Peanut Butter Protein Snacks

So it is morning and you are rushing to get out the door. You’re about to be late to work, again. There is no time for breakfast as you struggle to put on your shoes and look for your car keys. Finally arriving to work, you sit at your desk and take a deep breath before you get started on your daily tasks but your stomach starts to growl. “It’s going to be a long morning”, you think to yourself! Sound familiar? Seems as if you need a satisfying yet quick snack to tide you over until lunch time. Peanut Butter Protein Snacks are the perfect option to offer protein, fiber, and fats. Can’t forget the sweet taste of honey that is added into the mix to quench any sweet tooth. With a little bit of time set aside for meal prepping each week, a […]

Banana Protein Pancakes

There has been a big struggle in my life with wanting to eat pancakes but also wanting to stay away from breads. Breads have very minimal nutrient value to them and depending on where the wheat came from or how much processing the flour has gone through. Processed flours can contain phytonutrients, which pull nutrients from our bodies in order to break it down and move it through our digestive systems. Every time I craved or was eating pancakes, I thought, there must be a better way! Well guess what?! There is a healthier (and in my opinion, yummier) way to have pancakes. These also work really well as waffles too!   This simple recipe is very quick to make and not easy to mess up (trust me, I am master as screwing things up). Almost every time I have made this recipe, I have […]