Dinner

Easy and quick dinner ideas to help you get a healthy dinner on the table fast!

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks – Low-Calorie

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks – Low-Calorie

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks- Low-Calorie Slow cooker BBQ drumsticks are so flavorful. Finished off in the broiler for that added crisp. Tastes like it was grilled, but with that fall off the bone goodness.   Chicken is of our family go-to meals around here. […]

Easy Slow Cooker Chili – Low-Calorie

Easy Slow Cooker Chili – Low-Calorie

Easy Slow Cooker Chili – Low-Calorie Easy slow cooker chili is a true comfort food during those cooler months. Hearty and full of flavor.   I love this time of year where the weather is finally cooling down and soup is on the regular dinner […]

Gluten-Free Pasta With Spicy Marinara Sauce – Lower Calorie

Gluten-Free Pasta With Spicy Marinara Sauce – Lower Calorie

Gluten-Free Pasta With Spicy Marinara Sauce – Lower Calorie Gluten-free pasta with spicy marinara sauce is a healthier version to your even day pasta meal. Comfort food with healthy ingredients.   When it comes to comfort food, pasta is at the top of my list. […]

Apple Chicken Salad – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Keto

Apple Chicken Salad – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Keto

Apple Chicken Salad – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Keto Apple chicken salad is made with tart Granny Smith apples, chicken breast and a Greek yogurt base. A quick, healthy and delicious meal.   I love Fall, and this time of year in general. A plethora of apples […]

Easy Chicken Enchiladas Verdes – Low-Calorie

Easy Chicken Enchiladas Verdes – Low-Calorie

Easy Chicken Enchiladas Verdes – Low-Calorie Easy chicken enchiladas verdes are made using only 4 ingredients and is the perfect meal for hectic weeknights.   If you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, look no further. This meal consists of only 4 ingredients! It’s […]

Oven Baked Cilantro Lime Salmon – Gluten-Free, Keto, Low-Carb

Oven Baked Cilantro Lime Salmon – Gluten-Free, Keto, Low-Carb

Oven Baked Cilantro Lime Salmon – Gluten-Free, Keto, Low-Carb Oven baked cilantro lime salmon is a heart healthy and flavorful dinner. Great for a quick weeknight meal.   Salmon is one of my favorite types of fish. I don’t make it as often as I […]

Fish Tacos with Skinny Chipotle Sauce – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

Fish Tacos with Skinny Chipotle Sauce – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

Fish Tacos with Skinny Chipotle Sauce – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free Fish tacos with skinny chipotle sauce are the perfect quick, light meal. Low in fat and calories and very flavorful.   I’m a huge fan of seafood, especially fish tacos. They are one of my favorite […]

Air Fryer Sweet Plantains (Plátanos Maduros) – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

Air Fryer Sweet Plantains (Plátanos Maduros) – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

Air Fryer Sweet Plantains (Plátanos Maduros) – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free Air fryer sweet plantains are cooked in the air fryer to drastically reduce the amount of oil used. Same great sweet taste.   One of my all-time favorite foods as a child was plantains. I would […]

Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas – Lower-Calorie

Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas – Lower-Calorie

Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas – Lower-Calorie These chicken chimichangas are baked in the oven instead of deep fried, which cuts back significantly on fat and calories. Perfect for any family night Mexican food dinner.   Mexican food is one of my all times favorites. I […]

Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb

Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb

Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb Chicken Caesar lettuce cups make the perfect appetizer or low-carb dinner. They are also great for meal planning a quick and easy lunch.   These chicken Caesar lettuce cups are great in a variety of ways. They make […]

Spaghetti Bake – Lower-Calorie

Spaghetti Bake – Lower-Calorie

Spaghetti Bake – Lower-Calorie Spaghetti bake is a true comfort food. This version is lower in calories while maintaining its comforting taste. Perfect for a family dinner or potluck.   Spaghetti back is the ultimate comfort food. The baked cheese on top takes this dish […]

Easy Shrimp Scampi – Gluten-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Lower-Calorie

Easy Shrimp Scampi – Gluten-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Lower-Calorie

Easy Shrimp Scampi – Gluten-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Lower-Calorie Easy Shrimp Scampi is ready in a matter of minutes and pairs nicely with zucchini noodles. Enjoy this lower calorie version for an appetizer or dinner.   Shrimp scampi is one of my favorite shrimp dishes and making […]

Broiled Chicken Kabobs Low-Calorie, Low-Carb

Broiled Chicken Kabobs Low-Calorie, Low-Carb

Broiled Chicken Kabobs Low-Calorie, Low-Carb These broiled chicken kabobs produce juicy chicken and tender vegetables. They are sure to be a crowd pleaser and are a great summertime menu option.   It’s that time of year to break out the skewers to make kabobs. Kabobs […]

Crockpot Pinto Beans Two Ways – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

Crockpot Pinto Beans Two Ways – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

Crockpot Pinto Beans Two Ways Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free This is an easy and healthy way to cook pinto beans in the crockpot. Leave beans whole or make refried beans with two ways to make these crockpot beans.   My favorite way to cook dried beans is […]

Crockpot Pulled Chicken – Low-Calorie

Crockpot Pulled Chicken – Low-Calorie

Crockpot Pulled Chicken – Low-Calorie Crockpot pulled chicken is a great go-to for a busy weekday night. Toss everything in the crockpot in the morning and it will be ready by dinnertime.   This recipe is a favorite in my house. It gets gobbled up […]

Shrimp Ceviche – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

Shrimp Ceviche – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

Shrimp Ceviche – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free Shrimp ceviche is a low-calorie dish bursting with flavor. It’s super light and delicious too. Ceviche is a beloved staple food in South America.   Growing up, ceviche was a family favorite. My mom made this often since we all […]

Tuscan Pork Tenderloin – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Keto

Tuscan Pork Tenderloin – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Keto

Tuscan Pork Tenderloin – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Keto This Tuscan pork tenderloin is juicy, and the herbs and seasonings bring out an amazing flavor. Perfect for family night dinner.   This is one of my favorite meals because of the flavors the herbs and seasonings […]

Broiled Chicken Wings – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free

Broiled Chicken Wings – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free

Broiled Chicken Wings – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Broiled chicken wings bump up the flavor to your homemade chicken wings. You’ll want to learn the secret to broiling them.   I love making these broiled chicken wings. Broiling is a simple way of cooking wings and […]

Low-Calorie Jackfruit Tacos – Vegetarian, Gluten-Free

Low-Calorie Jackfruit Tacos – Vegetarian, Gluten-Free

Low-Calorie Jackfruit Tacos – Vegetarian, Gluten-Free Jackfruit tacos make a great meatless meal. The consistency is similar to shredded chicken or pork and are perfect for tacos.   I enjoy experimenting with new foods and this jackfruit is a newer to me food. You can […]

Easy Chicken Fajitas – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Keto

Easy Chicken Fajitas – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Keto

Easy Chicken Fajitas – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Keto These easy chicken fajitas are sure to satisfy the pickiest of palates. Flavorful, filling, and low in calories. Sure to be a new family favorite.   One thing I love about chicken fajitas is how easy they […]

Instant Pot Loaded Potato Soup – Lower-Calorie

Instant Pot Loaded Potato Soup – Lower-Calorie

Instant Pot Loaded Potato Soup – Lower-Calorie Instant Pot loaded potato soup is perfect for those cooler months. Hearty and full of flavor while being low in calories.   I was happy to pull out my Instant Pot  to make this loaded potato soup. If you […]

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup – Low-Calorie

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup – Low-Calorie

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup – Low-Calorie Easy homemade chicken noodle soup is the perfect comfort food. It is also filling without being high in calories. A family favorite.   Chicken soup is my all-time favorite soup. It’s one of the most popular soups in the […]

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, GF, Keto

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, GF, Keto

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, GF, Keto This 100-calorie cauliflower cilantro lime rice is a great alternative to using white rice, which is higher in calories. Flavorful and delicious.   Who else is obsessed with the cilantro lime rice from Chipotle? I love […]

Easy Fried Rice With Bacon – Low-Calorie

Easy Fried Rice With Bacon – Low-Calorie

Easy Fried Rice With Bacon – Low-Calorie Easy fried rice with bacon is the perfect meal for one. The bacon adds a nice flair, while being filling, flavorful, satisfying.   I love making meals for one, especially when they’re as easy and delicious as this […]

Doritos Taco Salad – Low-Calorie, WW Friendly

Doritos Taco Salad – Low-Calorie, WW Friendly

Doritos Taco Salad – Low-Calorie, WW Friendly Doritos taco salad is flavorful and low in calories. Simple to make and comes together quickly. A great meal for the whole family.   If you enjoy eating taco salad this is a great one to try. Sometimes […]

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Avocado Salad – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Avocado Salad – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Avocado Salad- Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free This cilantro lime shrimp avocado salad dish is light and refreshing with the flavors of lime and cilantro. It makes a nice side dish or meal.   Lime and shrimp go beautifully together and the shrimp is the […]

Creamy Taco Soup – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb

Creamy Taco Soup – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb

Creamy Taco Soup – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb This bowl of this creamy taco soup is sure to satisfy and is low in calories. It’s easy to make and comes together in a short amount of time.   This time of year is great for soups, […]

One-Pot Pepper Chicken – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb

One-Pot Pepper Chicken – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb

One-Pot Pepper Chicken – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb One pot pepper chicken is flavorful, while staying low in calories. The broth is very favorable and pairs well with rice.   A recipe is a keeper when everyone in the family will eat without any complaints.  Even with […]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew – Low-Calorie

Slow Cooker Beef Stew – Low-Calorie

Slow Cooker Beef Stew – Low-Calorie This slow cooker beef stew recipe is mouthwatering and lower in calories per serving. Perfect for dinner on those cooler nights.   I adore a hearty bowl of stew on a cold day. Those of you not from Arizona […]

Instant Pot Ham and Green Split Pea Soup – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

Instant Pot Ham and Green Split Pea Soup – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free

Instant Pot Ham and Green Split Pea Soup – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free Instant Pot ham and green split pea soup is perfect for a cool evening or anytime you’re craving a good soup. Made in the Instant Pot, but tastes like it’s been cooking all day. […]