Low-Carb Turkey Taco Salad

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It's that time of year again--eating healthy.  It's so hard sometimes, isn't it?  I've been struggling to find healthy meals that aren't super boring.  We typically try to each lower-carb meals when trying to eat healthy because there's something about eating refined carbohydrates that just defeats weight loss. But here's one way to do taco salad that is really healthy.  Taco salad can end up being pretty unhealthy if you douse it with … [Read more...]

15 Minute Chicken Florentine

chicken florentine

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I post lots of recipes and cooking ideas on my site.  That must mean that I spend hundreds of hours cooking my meals, right?  No way.  I learned when I was first married, that the longer a meal took to make, the worse it probably would turn out for me.  (Read:  I never make … [Read more...]

Tomato Basil Grilled Chicken

tomato basil chicken

One of my favorite combinations is tomatoes, basil, and a yummy balsamic reduction.  Throw some cheese and kosher salt in there and it's even better--but I'll take it or leave it.  Since summer is nearly here and I'm finally going to stick to a diet, I've been firing up the grill almost every day for dinner. Barbecue grilled chicken tastes so much better to me than indoor grill pans so yay for warm weather!  Plus it's pretty healthy so it's a … [Read more...]

Chicken Chili Recipe and a Giveaway!

Chicken Chili with Black Beans and Corn

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of McCormick & Company for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. With Fall in full swing, soups in the crockpot are my go-to dinner. I think I make soup at least once a week, if not more. With a crockpot (possibly one of the greatest inventions ever next to electricity) all I have to do it throw a bunch of ingredients in a pot and flip it on. Then at dinner time, I don't have to wonder … [Read more...]

Frozen to Gourmet in 10 Minutes

Frozen to Gourmet food in 10 minutes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Michelina's for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Some of you might have figured out by now that I am a big fan of QUICK.  I created a puff quilt pattern for the sewing machine because there was NO WAY I was going to hand stitch that quilt together.  90% of the recipes I make for dinner are something that can be whipped up in about 20 minutes or less. So frozen food?  Hmm....usually … [Read more...]

The Best Chicken Piccata Recipe Ever

The Best Chicken Piccata Ever

One of my favorite dishes of all time is Chicken Piccata.  It's this breaded chicken served with a yummy lemony sauce, usually with spaghetti or angel hair noodles.  I've ordered it at tons of restaurants and believe it or not, ever single time I eat it at a restaurant, I think, "Mine is better than this."  Some people like Cheesecake Factory's chicken piccata recipe but I think it's all wrong.  It's not breaded and the sauce tastes like pure … [Read more...]

What I’m Eating & A Shrimp Recipe

grilled basil shrimp and curry rice

So if you read my post yesterday, you saw that I'm training for a half marathon.  This is part of my ongoing weight loss/getting fit process.  And it was super easy to be motivated to eat better after 8 days of eating pure garbage.  At first, I wanted to try the Paleo diet.  That's where you eat non processed foods and no grain or dairy, and a few other rules.  So I tried it.  I did it for about a week and I didn't really see any spectacular … [Read more...]

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

shrimp tacos with mango salsa

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!  I am sharing a recipe with you today that I recently made using some awesome new Mccormick's spices.  I took on a challenge to come up with an easy and delicious taco night recipe  using these spices.  I have to tell you, I am seriously excited about having these spices in my collection because summer is all about fresh Mexican food!  I love making anything with fresh salsas--fruit or regular.  I love Mexican and … [Read more...]