Friday, December 18, 2015

Turkey Eggplant Polenta {Gluten-free, Dairy-free}

Happy Friday Sweet Readers! I'm looking forward to a fun night in with friends tonight then getting ready to spend time with family over the vacation. I may pop in with another recipe or two but if not, I will be back in the New Year with some amazing new recipes for you all to enjoy.

This polenta casserole is such a comfort food dish and one that I love! The polenta is creamy and hearty and has a great bite to it and yet has no cream! It's a great option to bring to a potluck party or to someone who is needing some extra help during the holidays and could use a hot meal. Go spread the Christmas cheer and eat well! Click over to to see my recipe! Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Lemon Thyme Chicken

Please share and Pin! I just love bright citrus flavors with chicken. It's an easy and light way to revitalize an otherwise mild flavored meat. Using the juice and zest of fresh lemon in this recipe gives you a delicious lemony flavor that pairs perfectly with vegetables and nutty rice. Click over to to see my recipe. here for the recipe!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Slow-cooker Beef with Garlic Mashed Turnips {Gluten-free}

This recipe is a great way to transform an inexpensive cut of meat into something tender and delicious. I buy beef stew meat in bulk then divide it into freezer bags in 1 1/2 pounds each and freeze them for later. These mashed turnips pair wonderfully with the meat and they are just like making mashed potatoes, except lower in carbs. Serve some fresh steamed broccoli or a green salad on the side!

Turnips are round root vegetables that are purple and white with green leaves on top, for those who aren't sure. ;-)

Click over to to see my recipe. here for the recipe!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Korean Beef with Quinoa {Gluten-free}

My family loves this recipe! They ask me to make it nearly every time we make up our Weekly Menu. It's the perfect combination of sweet and savory! For this recipe, I kept it simple with just beef and quinoa, but typically I add a mound of fresh steamed broccoli alongside as well because that just screams delicious take out to me. This is my go-to when I'm out of ideas. Click over to to see my recipe. Try this next time you're craving take out but don't want to leave the house! Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Lemon Chicken Salad with Quinoa and Almonds {Gluten-free}

This is a delicious way to infuse chicken with tons of flavor. Who doesn't love using their Slow Cooker to help dinner along? And be sure to try my homemade, quick and easy dressing to drizzle on top. This is a light dinner that's still filling enough to leave you satisfied! Click over to to see my recipe! Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Chicken Stuffed Mushrooms with Guacamole {Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb, Paleo}

Looking for a new appetizer idea? I know we have a few holiday parties coming up and I like to have an allergy-friendly winner in my pocket. These are really easy to make and even more delicious to eat! If you plan to bring them along to a party you're attending, you can either opt to make them at the party house (ya know if it's your family or close friends) or you can prepare the mushrooms ahead, per the recipe and just hold off on the guac and onions. Bring the guac along in an airtight container or in a dish with plastic wrap pressed directly onto it to avoid browning. Just ask to warm the mushrooms slightly in the oven (4-6 min) then top each one with guac and onions. Easy! These are really light, healthy and delicious! A new take on a stuffed mushroom! Click over to to see my recipe! Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Rosemary Parmesan Chicken Meatballs {Gluten-free, Low-Carb, Party Fare}

This is an ultra flavorful and ultra light dinner recipe, perfect for getting back on track after a long holiday weekend of eating all the foods. I love to serve this with gluten-free pasta for my growing boys and hungry hubby or over zucchini noodles, which are really tasty and light. These meatballs are also super fun served as an appetizer or party food with a small dish of warm marinara sauce on the side. MMMmm. Just stick a toothpick in them and you're ready to serve. Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

20 Delicious Gluten-free Thanksgiving Recipes {Gluten-free, Thanksgiving}

I'm so excited to share this round up of some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes. You still have two days to get your final food shopping done! I've compiled everything from appetizers to desserts and everything in between including a fabulous recipe for leftover turkey!! I'm so thankful for all of you sweet readers! Have a very blessed Thanksgiving! I'll see you back here on Monday with some easy and light recipes after the holiday weekend.

Here's my Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up:

Easy Homemade Croutons {using Udi's Gluten-free bread for gluten-free}

Lemon Yogurt Cake *see post comments for lower-fat option

And for some of that leftover turkey...make it into enchiladas!!!

Pumpkin Enchiladas *try stuffing with leftover turkey instead of chicken here for the recipe!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Cilantro Chicken Burrito Bowls {Gluten-free, Make Your Own Take Out}

This is one of my favorite things to make for a Friday night! If I haven't used my 1-take-out-per-week-card or if I'm saving it for Saturday, I like something delicious and EASY! This is such a delicious recipe, full of fresh flavors, protein and add in some corn chips and you'll feel like you're eating amazing take out. All you need on hand is some fresh lettuce, cilantro, red onion, the fixings for fresh Guacamole (lime, cilantro & avocado) and any other veggies that you want to use up. The rest is all things you probably have on hand. Click over to to see my recipe. here for the recipe!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Baked Polenta with Vegetable Ragu {Gluten-free}

Polenta is made from cornmeal and makes a crisp and creamy base for this delicious ragu. I added a small amount of chicken sausage to this, which really bumped up the savory flavor. A simple, light and healthy dinner for mid-week. Click here for the recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Pesto Pad Thai with Grilled Chicken {gluten-free, Make your own take out}

Happy Monday! Hope your weekend was fabulous and that your week is off to a great start. I've got a delicious dinner recipe here for you to try this week! This is such a fun and tasty twist on traditional pad thai with the addition of pesto!! It's also full of added veggies above and beyond the typical pad thai. You can sub in any nut butter or sunflower butter if peanuts are a no-go in your house. If you like a little heat add in some hot sauce and don't forget a sprinkle of red pepper flakes on top! Click here for my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Potato Broccoli Hash {Gluten-free, grain-free, breakfast}

Happy Friday! We're looking forward to a fun weekend starting tonight with a big movie night at our church! Excited to see the movie Inside Out by Pixar. Have you seen it? I've heard good things!

Meanwhile....This recipe...Love Love Love this delicious breakfast hash!! It is so tasty with the addition of wholesome vegetables and just a sprinkle of rich, creamy goat cheese. This makes an awesome weekend breakfast! I love to add some extra hot sauce on top. You can even add a scrambled egg or some scrambled egg whites to bump up the protein. Click over to to see my full recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Breakfast Egg Sandwich

Make your own fast food right at home! This is a lighter, healthier version of fast food and really delicious! It's super easy to make at home and even easier to eat on the go. Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Beef Lettuce Wraps with Yogurt Mint Sauce {Gluten-free, grain-free}

These are a perfect blend of savory seasoned beef and tangy yogurt sauce all wrapped in crisp, crunchy lettuce. Light and yet still satisfying, the whole fam loved these. Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Greek Hummus Party Dip {Gluten-free, Party Fare, Vegetarian, Appetizers}

If you love all the flavors of a Classic Greek salad, you'll love this dip. It's savory and tart with some great crunch and creaminess. It's the perfect carry-along to bring to a party or potluck. Make it in the morning and keep it in the fridge until serving time. Every time I've made this the plate is licked clean...I'd say that's a success. I love to serve it up with some simple baked pita chips. Mmmmm. Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip {Gluten-free, PB2, appetizer, Party Fare}

This is such a tasty dip and with fewer calories and fat than straight peanut butter you feel much better about eating it! It uses peanut butter powder, which is such a cool product! It's peanut butter that has been pressed to remove the oil and fat. You simply re-hydrate it with warm water ,or in this case yogurt, and bam, delicious peanut flavor without all the calories. I love this with crunchy, tart apples but it's also great with celery, snap peas, pretzels, crackers, etc. Click over to to see my recipe and some serving ideas. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Light Chicken and Veggies Wraps {Low-Carb}

A delicious and light idea for lunch or dinner. These wraps are full of great crunch and flavor and lean protein from grilled chicken. These are made with some tasty low-carb tortillas that roll really easily. Perfect for your brown bag lunch at the office! Click over to to see my full recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Our Weekly Menu {Gluten-free} 10.24.15

Welcome to Our Weekly Menu! We're looking forward to a fun night with friends this Sunday for Family Dinner then a couple easy Slow Cooker nights and a fun party on Saturday, which means no cooking for me that night! Yay! Hope you all are enjoying fall where you are. We are loving the cool Michigan temps and amazingly beautiful bright leaves and all the soups and stews this mama can make. Yum. I cleaned out my whole closet on Thursday night/Friday and had so much fun pulling out my cozy sweaters and lining up my boots for fall. Have a blessed week friends, filled with delicious food! Enjoy!

SUNDAY: Family Dinner Night at our house - Everyone is bringing a pot of chili! I'll be making my Pumpkin Chili and also some Gluten-free cornbread muffins and green salad to go with it.

MONDAY: Taco Soup in the Slow Cooker

TUESDAY: Crust-less Barbecued Chicken Pizza

WEDNESDAY: Honey-Mustard Chicken* (Slow cooker) with Jasmine Rice and Roasted Vegetables

THURSDAY: Chicken Vegetable Stew

FRIDAY: Take Out!!

SATURDAY: Halloween Party Out! No cooking for us. Yay! If you are hosting a party this week or need an idea of what to bring to a party...Try my super cute and healthy Jack 'O Lantern Fruit Plate! It's always a big hit with kids and adults!!!

*recipe coming soon here for the recipe!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Chicken Tostadas with Mango Salsa {Gluten-free, Dairy-free}

We love Mexican food and tostadas are a family favorite. These are a fun new version with chicken and fresh mango salsa, perfect to mix things up. Remember you can buy fresh corn tortillas and toast them into shells yourself using this method. Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Cauliflower Mac N Cheese {Gluten-free, Low-carb}

The ultimate comfort food now without all the calories! Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable and has a great mild flavor. This dish is really delicious and my kids loved it!! Click over to to find my recipe. Really just 114 calories per serving!!! Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Bruschetta Chicken {Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb}

Bruschetta is one of my most favorite flavor combinations. In an attempt to lighten up the carbs and transform this into a staple rather than a once-in-awhile-treat, I had the idea to pair all that delicious Italian flavor with some smoky grilled chicken instead of the standard stale bread. Suddenly a carb-heavy appetizer becomes a satisfying, yet light entree. Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Our Weekly Menu {gluten-free} 08.16.15

Meal planning is rough sometimes. It doesn't always come easy. There are days I feel like my brain is done thinking of new dinner ideas and my family doesn't feel like helping. I'm blessed that my hubby often cooks on the weekends and on those nights when I just can't come up with anything, I cave and call it a "snacky dinner" night or play my "take out" card. Those nights work too. If you're looking for some ideas and inspiration I hope that this will be that for you, but know that we struggle too and I need all the help I can get. Here's hoping that the time we all spend planning our meals ahead will make for a smoother week. Have a fabulous week!

SUNDAY: Kale Pesto Pasta Salad at the beach

MONDAY: Roasted Eggplant Polenta

TUESDAY: Tostadas

WEDNESDAY: Beef and Broccoli*

THURSDAY: Baked Chicken Fajitas

FRIDAY: Spaghetti with meat sauce (using gluten-free pasta) and green salad


*recipe coming soon here for the recipe!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Low-carb Beef Chili {Gluten-free, Slow Cooker}

Tuck this recipe away for a cool fall day. So flavorful and savory after bubbling away in the slow cooker. Serve it up with a fresh cool salad for a delicious dinner combo. Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Chicken Caesar Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing {Gluten-free}

I love a hearty salad for dinner, especially during warmer weather. This is a lightened up Caesar salad with an easy homemade dressing. Don't be afraid of anchovies, (I used to be) they add a delicious salty depth of flavor that is classic Caesar. Sliced almonds on top bring the perfect crunch. See my recipe here at Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Flank Steak Salad with Strawberry Watermelon Salsa {Gluten-free, Salads, Steak}

For those of you who think we only eat poultry (mom). We do enjoy the occasional homemade hamburgers and sometimes steak. Flank steak is pretty lean and if overcooked becomes tough quickly. This was a tasty salad hearty enough for dinner and still light for a warm summer day. The salsa turned out so sweet and flavorful and that with a fresh squeeze of lime, worked great instead of dressing. See my recipe at Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Baked Chicken Fajitas {Gluten-free}

We love fajitas in our family! That's my hubby's go-to dish when we eat out because it's typically not smothered in cheese and can easily be eaten with corn tortillas for a delicious gluten-free, dairy-free meal. I rarely make them at home because I feel like they take too long to prepare. Until now. Just throw all your spices onto uniformly sliced chicken and veggies (which you can cut up ahead of time and store in the fridge) and bake them all together. They turned out great and everyone asked that I make them again! For those of you with more zucchini than you know what to do with, I've made these with strips of zucchini too, and they're awesome. Click over to for my recipe. Enjoy!

Please Note: has officially switched over to a .com from .net. Super exciting news!! I'm slowly working through updating my links. If you come across a link to the type2diabetes page that doesn't work, just replace the ".net" with ".com". If that still doesn't work leave a comment or touch base with us on our Facebook page. I will get to them all soon. here for the recipe!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Our Weekly Menu {Gluten-Free} 08.02.15

Here's what we're fixing up this week! I started this blog at the encouragement of a friend 5 years ago to catalog and share our family recipes. It's been a fun way to practice photography too (especially when the subject isn't moving). It's even helped me get a paid job as a work-from-home Dietitian, creating recipes and helping others with their nutrition questions. I hope that by sharing our recipes and our weekly menu plans that you will be inspired and encouraged to try some new meals. I'd love to hear what is on the menu for each of you this week! Please share.

SUNDAY: Homemade Pizzas on Gluten-free crust or try Crustless Pizza


TUESDAY: Gluten-Free Spaghetti with Chicken Sausage and Roasted Broccoli

WEDNESDAY: Homemade Beef Burgers* with Kale Salad

THURSDAY: Honey-Lime Chicken with Roasted Green Beans

FRIDAY: Tamale Pie


*Recipe coming soon here for the recipe!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Crust-less Barbecue Chicken Pizza {Gluten-free}

These turned out so yummy! Seriously delicious. For those who can't have typical pizza crust and those who are cutting back on carbs, this is a fun and satisfying alternative. Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy and let me know if you come up with some other tasty toppings for your chicken "pizza"! here for the recipe!

new posts sent to your email 


NOTE: The information on is compiled from a variety of resources and is presented for educational purposes only. If you have questions or concerns regarding your physical or mental health, please seek assistance from a qualified healthcare provider.

Although this site includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, has not participated in their development, and does not monitor or exert any editorial control over these sites. Please review each website for their own privacy information.

Recipes listed as gluten free assume you are using gluten free ingredients when sauces or chicken stock, etc is listed. has no control over where you get your ingredients, and which sources/brands of individual ingredients are used in your cooking. Thus we cannot guarantee that the end product you create will be gluten-free.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...