Dinner

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

Air Fryer Sweet Plantains (Plátanos Maduros)

Air Fryer Sweet Plantains (Plátanos Maduros)

Air Fryer Sweet Plantains (Plátanos Maduros)   One of my all-time favorite foods as a child was plantains. I would say they were even a staple in our house. We had them often, and there never seemed to be enough. When my parents would make […]

Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas Lower-Calorie

Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas Lower-Calorie

Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas Lower-Calorie   Mexican food is one of my all times favorite foods. I love ordering chimichangas when I got out, but they are always deep fried at restaurants and that means it’s loaded with calories. As delicious as it is, it’s […]

Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups Low-Calorie

Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups Low-Calorie

Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups Low-Calorie   These chicken Caesar lettuce cups are great in a variety of ways. They make a great lunch or dinner, and they work as an appetizer to serve at parties. They’re light, low-carb and easy to eat as a finger […]

Spaghetti Bake Lower-Calorie

Spaghetti Bake Lower-Calorie

Spaghetti Bake Lower-Calorie   I love it when a dish comes together as the perfect comfort food. Spaghetti is already an ultimate comfort food in my book, but baking it with cheese takes it to another level. This spaghetti bake recipe has been a family […]

Easy Shrimp Scampi Lower-Calorie

Easy Shrimp Scampi Lower-Calorie

Easy Shrimp Scampi Lower-Calorie   Prior to this recipe, it had been a long time since I’d eaten a shrimp scampi dish. I‘ve had it at seafood restaurants before, but it’s been quite some time. I experimented with making a homemade version, and in my […]

Broiled Chicken Kabobs Low-Calorie

Broiled Chicken Kabobs Low-Calorie

Broiled Chicken Kabobs Low-Calorie   It’s that time of year to break out the skewers to make kabobs. Kabobs are a popular summertime food. Almost synonymous with summer. Kabobs are easy to make, and easily interchangeable to your tastes. Pretty much any meats and veggies […]

Crockpot Pinto Beans Two Ways Low-Calorie

Crockpot Pinto Beans Two Ways Low-Calorie

Crockpot Pinto Beans Two Ways Low-Calorie   These crockpot pinto beans can be make two ways, and are going to make your life easier. Beans can be used in so many different types of recipes and meals. They are also a great substitute for meat […]

Crockpot Pulled Chicken Low-Calorie

Crockpot Pulled Chicken Low-Calorie

Crockpot Pulled Chicken Low-Calorie   This recipe is a favorite in my house. It gets gobbled up as soon as it’s dinner time. If you’ve ever had a pulled pork sandwich this is very similar, only it’s made with chicken rather than pork. The sauce […]

Shrimp Ceviche Low-Calorie

Shrimp Ceviche Low-Calorie

Shrimp Ceviche Low-Calorie   Growing up, having ceviche was a family favorite. My mom used to make this often because we all enjoyed it so much. Typically, we would spoon it over rice and let the juices soak up into the rice, but now as […]

Tuscan Pork Tenderloin Low-Calorie

Tuscan Pork Tenderloin Low-Calorie

Tuscan Pork Tenderloin Low-Calorie   One of my favorite meals I’ve recently made featured this tuscan pork tenderloin recipe. It came out so flavorful and it’s easy and fast to make. We don’t eat pork a lot in our house, aside from the occasional porkchop. […]

Broiled Chicken Wings Low-Calorie

Broiled Chicken Wings Low-Calorie

Broiled Chicken Wings Low-Calorie   I love making these broiled chicken wings. I have been cooking wings for years in many different ways, including baking them in the oven. I’ve also grilled them, and have thrown them in my crockpot with some BBQ sauce. Though […]

Low-Calorie Jackfruit Tacos

Low-Calorie Jackfruit Tacos

Low-Calorie Jackfruit Tacos   Has anyone ever cooked with jackfruit before? I enjoy experimenting with new foods like this jackfruit, and making these low-calorie jackfruit tacos. You can buy jackfruit fresh and cook with it that way, but I found a canned version at my […]

Easy Chicken Fajitas Low-Calorie

Easy Chicken Fajitas Low-Calorie

Easy Chicken Fajitas Low-Calorie   One thing I love about chicken fajitas is how easy they are. I like to put peppers and onions in mine, but if you don’t like them then you don’t have to add them. My favorite bell peppers to use […]

Loaded Potato Soup Instant Pot Low-Calorie

Loaded Potato Soup Instant Pot Low-Calorie

Loaded Potato Soup Instant Pot Low-Calorie   I was happy to pull out my Instant Pot again last night after a bit of a hiatus to make this loaded potato soup. I forgot how much I love the Instant Pot and how quickly it makes […]

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Low-Calorie

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Low-Calorie

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Low-Calorie   Chicken noodle soup is my all-time favorite soup and I know I’m not the only now who feels that way. It’s one of the most popular soups in the country, first made famous my Campbell’s over 80 years ago. […]

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Low-Calorie

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Low-Calorie

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Low-Calorie   Who else is obsessed with the cilantro lime rice from Chipotle? I love it and could eat my weight in it. Unfortunately, according to Chipotle’s website, one serving is 210 calories. So it wouldn’t take long for me to […]

Easy Fried Rice With Bacon Low-Calorie

Easy Fried Rice With Bacon Low-Calorie

Easy Fried Rice With Bacon Low-Calorie   I love making meals for one, especially when they’re as easy and delicious as this easy fried rice with bacon recipe. Sometimes I need a meal that is just for me, and this is a great, quick option. […]

Doritos Taco Salad Low-Calorie

Doritos Taco Salad Low-Calorie

Doritos Taco Salad Low-Calorie   There are many different variations of Doritos Taco Salad. I’ve tried ones using Italian dressing, and ones using different cheeses. However, this way using a Lite Catalina dressing is exceptional and my favorite. The flavor is great, and the serving […]

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Avocado Salad

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Avocado Salad

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Avocado Salad   Lime and shrimp go beautifully together, and this cilantro lime shrimp and avocado salad is a perfect example. It’s light and refreshing in flavor with the lime, avocado, cilantro and garlic all marrying well together. This recipe is a […]

Creamy Taco Soup Low-Calorie

Creamy Taco Soup Low-Calorie

Creamy Taco Soup Low-Calorie   Who else loves a good creamy taco soup? One of the biggest reasons why I love it is because I can typically have a decent portion size without the number of calories getting out of hand and it’s filling. When […]

One-Pot Pepper Chicken Low-Calorie

One-Pot Pepper Chicken Low-Calorie

One-Pot Pepper Chicken Low-Calorie   A recipe is a keeper when everyone in the family will eat without any complaints.  Even with peppers in this dish it was still children approved. The peppers cook down and doesn’t have a strong pepper taste. They are soft […]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Low-Calorie

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Low-Calorie

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Low-Calorie   I adore a hearty bowl of stew on a cold day. Those of you not from Arizona may not believe that it ever gets cold here, but it actually does. Currently we have lows in the 40’s and highs […]

Instant Pot Ham and Green Split Pea Soup

Instant Pot Ham and Green Split Pea Soup

Instant Pot Ham and Green Split Pea Soup   The beautiful thing about cooking a whole ham is getting to use the hambone afterwards to make soup. This Instant Pot Ham and Green Split Pea Soup is a great example. In my family, we typically […]

Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables Low-Calorie

Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables Low-Calorie

Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables Low-Calorie   Who else loves teriyaki chicken with vegetables? This recipe is easy to make and even better, it’s full of flavor. In fact, it’s often one of my go-to meals because it can be cooked all in one pan on […]

Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken

Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken

Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken   This recipe is a big hit with my family. It’s quick to put together but takes some time to bake in the oven. There’s not a lot of mess either since it all cooks together in one dish. […]