Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

I’m always searching for fast, easy and hearty side dishes. For dinners, I make a lot of steak, chicken or pork, and usually a roasted veggie. This quinoa dish is low in carbohydrates but keeps me full. Quinoa, by nature, cooks quickly…just as fast as rice, but is infinitely lower in carbs. This is my […]

Fast Healthy Chicken

Honey Balsamic Chicken

I feel like one thing you can’t ever have enough of are good chicken recipes. Chicken is my go-to protein: it’s lean, it’s cheap, and it can be prepared a myriad of ways. But sometimes, it gets boring. This recipe will change chicken forever. Well………..maybe not forever. But you’ll dig it. It’s a pretty quick […]

Easy Alfredo Chicken in a Skillet

Alfredo Skillet Chicken

In my old college days, Olive Garden’s “Never-Ending Pasta Bowl” was one of my favorite times of the year. The waitresses would take one look at my football player/shotputter frame and order me doubles of the refills. I’d easily put away 3-4x what anyone else at my table would…and I usually got the alfredo sauce, […]

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

‘Tis the season for leftovers…particularly of the ham and turkey variety. The easiest and fastest way to use up leftover ham is in a hot bowl of split pea soup. Take some veggies, onions and garlic, dried split peas, and any and all leftover ham, drop it in the crockpot with some liquid, and voila, […]

Cheesy Jalapeno Cauliflower Mash

Yep, we did it. We jumped on the mashed cauliflower bandwagon. And honestly, I’m not sure why we waited this long. In a recent effort to refine my carb intake, I’ve been experimenting with substitutes. And I’ll admit, the idea of cauliflower mash was intriguing. I’d heard people promise that it was pretty close to […]

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

There are lots of ways to eat healthy. You can eat boiled chicken and broccoli, or you can get creative and make some of your favorite dishes with better ingredients. I¬†took Shepherd’s Pie and gave it a twist: sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. Now, white potatoes aren’t inherently bad for you, but sweet potatoes […]

Bacon + Brussels Sprouts = Delicious.

I’ve been making a concerted effort lately to eat more veggies. I’ve been adding spinach to my daily breakfast of scrambled eggs, cooking up frozen broccoli or green beans at lunch, and trying to have one or two vegetables on my plate at dinner. Every now and again, my wife and I like to get […]

One-Pan Enchilada Casserole

Have you ever made a recipe that was so easy, so good, and so filling that you made it every single week for the next month, or is that just me? This recipe is THAT good. It is super simple, and really easy to change up. You can use ground beef, chicken, pork or steak. […]