Tag: healthy recipes

Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers…A Healthy Spin on an Old Favorite!

I love Mexican food….the cheesier and spicier the better but usually it also is loaded with tons of calories and lots of fat.  Being that the New Year brings all kinds of new resolutions (sometimes the same ones every year…ha, ha), like eating better and doing more exercise, I thought I would make my first blog …

Zippy Lentil Soup….A healthy and easy weeknight “shortcut” recipe!

It is the first week of November and in East Tennessee, we have already seen snow fall in our area from just a little dusting to up two feet in the mountains!  With these blustery conditions becoming more and more frequent, we are in need of three components for our weeknight meals…easy, healthy, and comforting …

Shrimp Tacos topped with Tropical Guacamole Salad and a Creamy Lime Sauce

Shrimp Tacos topped with Tropical Guacamole Salad and a Creamy Lime Sauce…wow, doesn’t that sound delicious!  This is my personal creation made in my kitchen this week and it embodies all the “fresh flavors” that I have always wanted to include in my food.   Fresh Flavors….Those two words were my inspiration a couple of years …

Quick Shepherd’s Pie….A Clean Eating Magazine Recipe

In preparation for his 50th birthday in May, my husband, Jeff, is trying to lose a few pounds so I have been trying to throw in a few healthy recipes in my repertoire to assist him in his journey.  The cover of the March/April 2014 issue of Eating Well jumped out at me with a …

Crab Cakes…Cooking Light Style

My husband, Jeff, LOVES crab cakes!  Me, not so much.  I find that often they are heavy and “bready” tasting or have too many ingredients that take away from the crab.  They are also usually very fattening so I would rather save my calories for…perhaps a glass of Chardonnay? 😉 I have tried many recipes …