Friday, April 24, 2015

Corn Chowder {Slow-Cooker, Gluten-Free}

The ultimate comfort food, at least for me. Last year when I was recovering from surgery, several friends brought meals for our family. It was so nice to not have to worry about dinner and an added bonus to have amazing food delivered. I mean it was really good! One friend brought corn chowder, it was my first real meal, and I thought I had never tasted something so delicious. Amazing! I tried my best to recreate it and now it's a family favorite in our house. Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Shredded Pork Tacos {gluten-free}

Tacos are a very popular dinner in our house. We use gluten-free corn tortillas, warmed on the stove-top to soften. It's perfect because everyone can personalize their taco with the toppings they like and we still achieve our goal of making one meal for everyone! Shredded pork that's tender and flavorful makes a fun new filling for tacos. We often have seasoned ground turkey in our tacos, which is tasty, but it can get old. I like to mix it up with different fillings and I especially love it when the slow cooker cooks for me! Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Our Weekly Menu {Gluten-free} 04.19.15

It's another Weekly Menu! Here's what we're planning for this week! With the tail end of colds and cool rain, we're leaning towards comforting soups this week. Happy meal planning. Enjoy!

SUNDAY: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup -With gluten-free pasta added in the last 10 minutes of cooking

MONDAY: Potato Kale Soup from our freezer stash with Homemade Coconut Biscuits - subbing in ground chia in the biscuits instead of egg

TUESDAY: Gluten-free Spaghetti with Turkey Meat Sauce and a big green salad

WEDNESDAY: Pumpkin Chili in the Slow Cooker with Light and Fluffy gluten-free Cornbread

THURSDAY: Take out (Yay!)

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Balsamic Glazed Green Beans

Balsamic vinegar adds so much flavor and is perfect with fresh vegetables. These are my favorite alternative to heavy green-bean casserole. Elegant, delicious and still so easy! Click over to for my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Berry Walnut Parfait {Gluten-Free}

Looking for a new protein-packed breakfast idea? Fresh berries and high-protein Greek yogurt are a perfect combo and made even better when topped with roasted nuts. I love the simplicity of serving this in a mason jar for a brunch buffet or for a quick breakfast on the go. You can make these ahead just leave off the walnuts until ready to serve so they keep their crunch. Click over to for my recipe. here for the recipe!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Roasted Butternut Squash Spinach Salad {Gluten-free, clean eating}

Roasted butternut squash can be used for more than decadent soup! If you have any leftover squash from yesterday's Roasted Butternut Squash Soup try adding them to this fresh spinach salad. It's the perfect party salad or a fun new addition to serve up along side grilled meat this weekend. Find my recipe at Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup {Gluten-free, Vegan, Dairy-Free}

Roasting vegetables (& fruits) brings out so much flavor and that is evident in this easy and delicious soup. It's creamy and thick without any cream or any dairy at all in fact. It's great for entertaining as it can be made in advance and it's perfect for a passed appetizer in a tea cup or shot glass with a sprinkle of sprouted pumpkin seeds on top. Click over to to see my recipe. Check back here tomorrow for a tasty and beautiful way to use up any leftover butternut squash cubes. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

White Bean Chicken Chili {Gluten-free, Grain-free}

This is a hearty and delicious slow cooker meal that's so easy to put together. The chicken is super tender and flavorful and the beans add a light creaminess. Top with some fresh cilantro for dinner tonight! Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Creamy Tomato Soup {Gluten-Free, Low-Carb}

Creamy Tomato soup, a comforting and delicious idea for dinner tonight. Low in carbs at just 8 grams per serving but still creamy and decadent. The addition of chicken adds great protein to keep you feeling full longer or you can leave it out if you prefer a vegetarian version. Check out my recipe on Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Coconut Vanilla Latte {Low-Carb}

Love Lattes but don't want all the extra carbs and calories? Try my Coconut Vanilla Latte. Just 38 calories per serving and 2 grams of carb. It's easy to make at home! Make up a batch and store in mason jars for an easy iced latte to-go. Click over to to see my recipe and tips for buying coconut milk. here for the recipe!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rustic Breakfast Hash with Bison {Gluten-Free}

This breakfast hash is super tasty and filling, perfect for a weekend brunch. Bison is rich in iron, more so than other meats, lower in calories comparatively and is a great source of essential fatty acids. It also tastes great! You can view my recipe at What are your favorite things to fix for breakfast? Do you make special meals on the weekends or on your day off? We'd love to hear from you. Come FOLLOW us on our Twitter page and join the conversation. here for the recipe!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Herb-Crusted Turkey Breast {Low Carb, Gluten-Free}

Buying a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey is easy and perfect for a mid-week dinner or smaller family gathering. No carving needed just slice it into thick, juicy slices perfect for dinner as well as leftovers for sandwiches, soups or as a high-protein salad topping. Just top with fragrant herbs and cook it up in the slow cooker! Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches with Grilled Zucchini {Easy Dinner}

This is the ultimate comfort food sandwich yet much leaner than a traditional meatball sub. You can always skip the crusty roll and serve the savory chicken on a gluten-free roll or right on top of a salad or a bed of fresh spinach. This make a large sandwich! I typically eat 1/2 a sandwich and pile on the veggies and salad. Enjoy!

Recipe: (serves 4-6)
4 crusty rolls (optional)
4 chicken breasts
2 large zucchini, sliced lengthwise
1/2 cup of your favorite marinara sauce
4-6 ounces of mozzarella cheese, sliced
Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper

1. Preheat grill.
2. Warm a grill pan over medium heat. Lightly season zucchini strips with salt and pepper and grill flat-side down for 5-7 minutes, flipping once, until zucchini is crisp-tender. Set aside.

3. Grill chicken on hot grill for 5-7 minutes per side or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees and is no longer pink. Allow chicken to rest.
4. Preheat oven to BROIL.
5. Spread a couple tablespoons of marinara on top of each chicken breast and top with 1-2 slices of mozzarella cheese.
6. Broil on a baking sheet for 2-3 minutes, watching very closely!, until cheese is melted and golden. Sprinkle each one with Parmesan cheese
7. Serve chicken in a crusty roll along side grilled zucchini and a fresh green salad. here for the recipe!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pesto and Pepper Stuffed Pork Tenderloin {Gluten-Free}

We have recently gotten into pork tenderloin. It's a very lean cut and has great flavor.
We love pesto anything!
Here are some of our favorite Pesto Recipes:

This pork tenderloin is elevated to a new level of flavor with the addition of pesto and mild piquillo peppers. Delish! It pairs perfectly with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus! Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Oven Roasted Vegetable Medley {Clean Eating, Vegetarian}

Roasting vegetables is my most favorite way to prepare them. Roasting brings out such amazing flavors and aromas. Choose veggies that are hearty and will hold their shape such as broccoli, squashes, mushrooms, bell peppers and cauliflower. Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sweet Potato Chili {Gluten-Free, Slow Cooker}

For those of you on Facebook and Twitter who asked for more Slow Cooker ya go!  I know I know, this sounds a bit different but trust me it's amazing! I opted to use savory grass-fed ground beef for this because it really bumps up the flavor and the sweet potatoes add just the right amount of sweetness without being too overbearing. Just brown up the meat and throw everything into your slow cooker! Sweet potatoes add fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and a new delicious flavor for chili. By the way, this is the perfect chili recipe for those that have an intolerance to beans! Enjoy it with our Light and Fluffy Gluten-Free Cornbread and a green salad! Click over to to see my Sweet Potato Chili recipe and the nutrition facts. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Split Pea Soup with Ham {Gluten-Free}

Looking for a delicious and economical recipe to use up that extra Easter ham? This soup is the ultimate comfort food with it's creamy texture and savory bites of ham. Split peas are loaded with healthy nutrients and fiber and adding ham adds great depth of savory flavor. This soup freezes well so go ahead and make a double batch and freeze half for another day! And if you saved your ham bone, try my Easy Mixed Bean Soup, another amazing soup that's high in fiber!  Click over to to see my recipe for Split Pea Soup with Ham and check out the nutrition facts. here for the recipe!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Shredded Vegetable Asian Chicken Salad {Gluten-Free}

This is my pumped up version of Asian Chicken Salad, pumped up with tons of extra veggies! Broccoli and kale add lots of delicious crunch and extra nutrients and fiber! Toss it all with my tangy and sweet dressing, some toasted sesame seeds and a squeeze of fresh lime. This is the perfect light dinner for a warm evening. Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Baked Tilapia with Lemon {Gluten-Free, Seafood, Healthy Fish}

Tilapia is a light and flaky fish that isn't too overpowering in it's flavor. In other words, it's not a very "fishy" fish. You can substitute any mild white fish that you prefer in this recipe. Lemon is the perfect bright citrus match for fish and really compliments it well. My family isn't super into seafood but they enjoyed this! Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy and may you have a blessed Good Friday! here for the recipe!

Cucumber Salmon Bites {Gluten-Free, Appetizer, Low-Carb}

These are such a fun appetizer to make and serve. I love how elegant they are without being overly fussy to make or eat. Salmon is delicious in this and a great source of protein and healthy fats and pairs perfectly with the crisp, fresh cucumber. Are you planning any new and fun appetizers for your next family get together or family dinner? Why not treat your guests to something special? Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Salad Skewers with Homemade Ranch Dressing {Appetizers, Cooking with Kids, Gluten-Free}

These are so much fun! Pretty much any food you put on a stick instantly becomes fun and enticing for adults and kids alike. My boys loved helping me make these and they ate them all up! They're perfect as a make-ahead appetizer for your next get together, as a side for your family barbecue or just a fun new way to serve salad for dinner tonight. You can make them ahead and store covered in the fridge for a couple hours! Skewer up your favorite veggies and then dip them in the tangy and creamy Ranch dressing that will have everyone coming back for more. Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken {Gluten-Free}

Who doesn't love orange chicken?  This is a great option for Make Your Own Take Out {MYOTO}at home! It does it's thing in the slow cooker and then just thicken up the remaining liquid at the end for a delicious sauce to drizzle on top. I used gluten-free tamari in place of the soy sauce when I made it for my family, but either one works great. It was fabulous with some fresh steamed broccoli and sprouted brown rice. Click over to to see my recipe. Enjoy! here for the recipe!

Caprese Skewers...the perfect bite

The fresh burst of tomato with creamy mozzarella and lemony basil are the perfect trio in these bite-size appetizers. A great start to any family dinner or party. They are easy to prepare ahead of time and can be served chilled. Click over to to see my recipe. here for the recipe!

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