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Pesto Chicken and Zoodles

I have a spiralizer that we’ve been using like crazy.  Zoodles have become a new favorite.  Even the pickiest here in the fam are embracing them.  So, pesto chicken and zoodles have been added to the dinner rotation. Zoodles have a nice texture to them.  Even if you’re a noodle devotee, you’ll be surprised at the nice consistency.  They have a bounce with a slight crispiness.  And incredibly easy to make! The first time I made them I kinda worried...

Lime Coconut No Bake Energy Bites

lime coconut no bake energy bites

Chocolate energy bites, flax energy bites, pumpkin energy bites.  Seems like there’s so many these days.  Well, they’re everywhere for 3 reasons. They’re healthy They’re easy They are sooooo tasty. I found this recipe for lime coconut no bake energy bites from Oprah.com that are refreshingly different.  The only thing I changed was substituting almond milk for coconut milk.  They’re a great protein snack for summertime. I’ve been snacking on these things for a week and they fill me up....

Strawberry Date Smoothie

I love dates!  Medjool dates that is….and dates with my handsome husband of course.  So, you should try a strawberry date smoothie. If you haven’t discovered Medjool dates, you’ve got to run out and get some.  Don’t think of them as prunes.  Or, dried plums, whatever.  They are similar in nutrition, but taste so much better. These things relieve constipation naturally. With all the soluble fiber (the best kind) they keep things moving.  So, they’re a great compliment to a...

Spicy Meatball Soup

spicy meatball soup

Summer isn’t exactly soup season, but that doesn’t stop us from eating it every so often.  I was browsing through the Food Network Magazine when I came across the Moroccan Meatball Soup.  So, I tweaked the recipe to include the ingredients I had on hand and it became Spicy Meatball Soup. It looked fantastic, but I didn’t have harissa on hand, which would basically be the key ingredient to make it Moroccan.  So, I went to my Sriracha of course.  It’s...

Frothy Chai Smoothie

frothy chai smoothie

If you’re craving a Frappuccino and you just don’t want the calories or get in your car and sit in a long line at Starbucks, this is a great alternative.  An ice cold frothy chai smoothie is just the ticket on a hot summer day. Sometimes, I want a little treat that isn’t fruity.  I know it has bananas in it.  But, I put a banana in nearly every one of my smoothies.  And, even if you’re not into them,...

Spiralized Sweet Potato with Sriracha Dip

spiralized sweet potato with Sriracha Dip

In our house we eat a ton of sweet potatoes.  Whole, diced, cut into fries.  Why not spiralized?   We’ve seen plenty of recipes for zoodles, so I bought a spiralizer and I found myself sticking a sweet potato on the thing first.  They turned out great! Using this was the easiest ever.  It made a ton of little curly sweet potatoes.  Once I figured it out, it took about 30 seconds to cut each potato.  I’m not usually into gimmicky kitchen...

A Pre-Workout Smoothie that Gives you Energy

pre workout smoothie that gives you energy.

Sometimes when we’re getting ready to workout we need a little kick in the arse before.  Our energy levels are low.  Either we’re rundown from too much stress or not enough sleep.  But, don’t want to eat anything too too heavy right?  This is a light pick-me-up that will give you energy, but not feel too jittery.  A good pre-workout smoothie is perfect! Eggs are great protein, but they’re kinda heavy in the tummy.  You can’t really chow down on a large...

Easy Fish Tacos

easy fish tacos

Who doesn’t love fish tacos.  They are so good and anytime we’re at a decent restaurant and spot them on the menu, I’m getting them.  Everybody needs to have a recipe for easy fish tacos on hand. For so long I hardly made them. They always intimidated me for some reason.  I guess because I didn’t know where to start with the sauce or what fish to use.  But, Sriracha oh how you have change me!  I discovered mixing some of this...

Blueberry Chia Jam

blueberry chia jam

Those mornings where you feel like something sweet but not too sweet!  I had one of those this morning.  I made some blueberry chia jam and it was ridiculously easy and took about 5 minutes.  For reals! I’ve kinda lost my taste for store bought jam, it’s so loaded with sugar and you can hardly taste the fruit. There’s something so good about homemade jam.  We had a peach tree growing up that would decide to give us fruit every...

Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

tropical turmeric smoothie

As you can tell I’m a big fan of smoothies.  I have to have restraint not to post every one I make.  Pretty much every day I have smoothie in the afternoon.  This one I call tropical because it’s got your mango and pineapple.  Of course I threw in some turmeric. Like all my smoothies this was made with stuff I had available.  It turned out awesome!  I’m remembering this one for sure. Right now pineapples taste like candy, so you definitely...