Category: Healthy Meals



Toasted Coconut Kale, and Salmon Over Coconut Rice

Toasted Coconut and Kale Salmon
So it’s been a minute and I’m not goin’ lie y’all, having a blog is like having a second job! I’m back now and I had to share this recipe with you. Last Friday I was in the mood to make something slightly healthy but super flavorful and my never ending inspiration search ended up on Food52, one of my...
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Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash

Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash
I was craving spaghetti and meatballs but really didn’t want the guilt of stuffing my face mid-week with a bowl of pasta. So, I tried the latest thing – spaghetti squash and it was damn tasty and totally satisfied my pasta craving! So let’s get to it! Preheat the oven to 375°. Slice the spaghetti squash in half (length wise) and drizzle...
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Avocado Toast

Avaoado Toast
There are times to be fancy and times to keep it simple. This is a keep it simple moment. Avocado is one of my favorite add-ons to a lot of dishes, especially toast. This is an awesome quick and super tasty breakfast or even afternoon snack. Alright, on to the build out. I like to start by toasting Arnold’s multi-grain bread. While...
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Jerk Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers

Jerk Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers
The last couple of weeks, I’ve been dreaming of taking a vacation and sitting on a sandy beach with clear blue water. Unfortunately, that day is not today and it will be a couple of months before I can hit a sunny beach. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t bring island flavors to my tummy. Enter…the fake-me-out vacation meal. Last...
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Southwestern Chicken Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing

Southwest Chicken Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing
Tonight I had a taste for tacos but I knew I needed a healthier alternative, so I put together a salad that gave me the same flavors without the added calories. All the salad requires is a few chops and a quick whisk. Here we go! Dice and season chicken breasts with cumin, black pepper, salt, and oregano. Place in...
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Herb Roasted Cornish Hens

Herb Roasted Cornish Hens
Are you ever in the mood for the flavor of full chicken but don’t want to commit to the cleaning process or taking on the task of cooking a full chicken? Cornish hens are the best answer to that problem. They’re not as messy or require as much attention but still pack a lot of flavor and make you think...
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Spicy Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Thai Lettuce Wraps
Looking for a low carb, high protein, and ridiculously yummy weeknight meal? Boom. This is it! Believe it or not, I first found a version of this recipe in my Williams Sonoma monthly catalogue. It looked delicious, but as always, I wanted to put my own spin on it. So let’s get to it! Build out your sauce first. Whisk...
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Jalapeño Cilantro Shrimp + Mediterranean Quinoa

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This recipe is the perfect example of how yummy can equal healthy too! It’s also a great dish to repurpose for lunch the next day. To be sure this dish is finished in 20 minutes, the first step is to get started on the quinoa. Pour 1 cup of vegetable broth and 1/2 cup of water in a sauce pan....
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Roasted Sweet Potato + Beets Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
There once was a time when I thought salad would never fill me up or truly satisfy me. I’ve since learned that it’s all about the flavors and the goodies that you pack in that makes it worth while and not just boring sad lettuce. You have to make it festive and interesting, add a zing! This salad is super...
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Oven Baked Salmon + Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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This is such a great recipe for those evenings that you don’t have a ton of time but you want something yummy and healthy. The meal should only take 30 – 40 minutes total, depending on how well you like your salmon cooked. Start off by tearing off a few foil sheets that are about double the size of your...
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