APRICOT GLAZED PORK CHOPS

APRICOT GLAZED PORK CHOPS

I’m digging this combination of apricot glazed pork, garlic ghee roasted brussels, roasted tri-color carrots with honey and roasted butternut squash! I like to brine my pork chops before searing and roasting for perfectly juicy white meat. It makes such a difference! Oh and now that I’ve had roasted garlic ghee brussels, I don’t think… Continue Reading

LIGHTER ORANGE CHICKEN

LIGHTER ORANGE CHICKEN

This lighter take on orange chicken has just the right balance of sweet and sour, with plenty of sticky sauce to go around! It has all the flavor of the classic recipe, but it’s much lower in fat, carbs, sodium, and sugar; making it the perfect healthy meal prep option. I can’t wait for y’all… Continue Reading

FROSTED PROTEIN SUGAR COOKIES (VEGAN)

FROSTED PROTEIN SUGAR COOKIES (VEGAN)

With Valentine’s Day rounding the corner, I just had to make some frosted sugar cookies! These cookies are a little different in the fact you can eat the entire batch for less than 350 calories, and they pack almost 30 grams of plant-based protein. Did I mention they also have zero sugar? I know, not… Continue Reading

HEALTHY SHRIMP & SAUSAGE JAMBALAYA

HEALTHY SHRIMP & SAUSAGE JAMBALAYA

Since Mardi Gras is next week, I’m sharing a classic Cajun recipe, “healthified”: jambalaya. This recipe was inspired by GimmeSomeOven‘s version, modified to reduce the sodium and fat content and increase the fiber content by using wild rice instead of short grain white rice. I also played around with the spices a little, reducing the… Continue Reading

INDIAN RED CHICKEN CURRY (WHOLE30)

INDIAN RED CHICKEN CURRY (WHOLE30)

There is something so comforting about Indian food – maybe that’s why I love it so much! This curry is kind of like a dahl soup with it’s warm spices, creamy coconut, and flavorful tomato base, but it gets extra protein from tender braised chicken. Of course, you could use lentils in place of the… Continue Reading

ASSORTED PROTEIN TRUFFLES (VEGAN)

ASSORTED PROTEIN TRUFFLES (VEGAN)

Even with Valentine’s Day a couple weeks away, I’ve already got my mind on all the healthy treats I want to create! These flourless protein truffles are just the beginning of my sweets line-up, “rolling” in with zero sugar, plenty of plant-based protein, an irresistibly soft texture, and rich chocolate flavor. I couldn’t make up… Continue Reading

2-INGREDIENT BANANA PANCAKES (PALEO)

2-INGREDIENT BANANA PANCAKES (PALEO)

I’m sure I will get crap for enjoying these on Whole30, but for me, these aren’t SWYPO food, they’re just food! Delicious, nutritious food. They don’t make me wish I could have “real” pancakes or make me want to “eat all the carbs in sight.” They’re simply a welcome break from eggs every morning! That… Continue Reading