Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce

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source:  skinnytaste.com
210 calories under 30 minutes

Make meat sauce AND Spaghetti Squash at the same time with this delicious one-pot meal ready in under thirty minutes (when made in the pressure cooker)!

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30 Minute Sesame Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sesame-Roasted-Sweet-Potatoes-31Fall is upon us and this means my wife is looking for recipes with her favorite potato, that being the sweet kind.  She found this recipe and has been cooking it up regularly so I can attest to its yumminess.  It’s a good healthy option as well.  This one comes from pinchofyum.com. Continue reading “30 Minute Sesame Roasted Sweet Potatoes”

Healthy grilled chicken kabobs

zesty grilled chicken2It’s that time of year where the days are long, the nights are humid, and the mosquitos are militant. It’s also the time of year when people are out in the yard firing up the grills. Unfortunately, typical BBQ fare is not always the most diet friendly. Have you seen the nutrition facts on a hot dog with a bun? Its not pretty. And who only has one? For this reason, I found us a recipe that can satisfy our innate American need to cook meat on fire wihtout satisfying our American tendency to be morbidly obese. Happy grilling Continue reading “Healthy grilled chicken kabobs”

Zoodles and Meatballs (Zucchini Noodles)

zoodles-and-meatballsI will often poll a room full of dieters by asking them how many of them have been on a diet that failed. Inevitably they all will say yes. I then ask if they lost weight on the diets and they again all say yes. I then ask if they gained the weight back after stopping the diet. You guessed it, an affirmative on that one too. I then point out to them that the diets do work, they just stop working when you stop doing them. The reason people can’t stay on these diets is that they require behavioral changes that are so foreign and extreme that they cannot be maintained for long periods of time.  Once the person goes off the diet, the diet stops working.  Continue reading “Zoodles and Meatballs (Zucchini Noodles)”

The best Spaghetti Squash Recipe

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My wife found this one and since I’m a big fan of the spaghetti squash pasta substitution, I thought I’d post it for you.  The beauty of spaghetti squash is that it a nearly zero calorie substitution for the greatest enemy to weight loss, pasta.  Spaghetti squash allows you to enjoy all your favorite pasta dishes without eating the extra 500 calories (or more) of pure carbs.  This recipe comes from http://pinktrollkitchen.com.  Go check out the other recipes they have. Enjoy!

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Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken

easy-honey-mustard-chickenI found this one on my wife’s Pinterest page and it has the most important 2 ingredients I was looking for in a recipe.  1.  Chicken – one of the best sources of protein.  2.  The word easy – the most important word in the culinary arts (in my humble opinion).  This one comes from http://www.goodlifeeats.com.  Go check them out! Continue reading “Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken”

Easy Ginger, Chili, and Lemon Salmon

Ginger-Salmon-(2)As I sit locked indoors afraid to brave the freezing cold outside, I have been daydreaming of the coming spring.  I long for a morning where my mood is not sucked into a winter vortex waiting for my car to warm up.  For that reason, I thought I would try to warm up our hearts and stomachs by finding a recipe that is light and airy like a sping breeze.  I found this one from http://www.theironyou.com.  Enjoy!

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Warm Chicken Salad With Chili and Spinach

warm chicken spinach salad4It’s freezing cold outside here in Baltimore and, against all our wishes, we are all trapped in our homes for fear of losing digits if exposed to the elements.  One of the problems with being stuck inside is that boredom can lead to snacking and the snacks one eats when bored are not generally good for losing weight.  For that reason, it takes some thought and planning to find meals that will keep you warm and keep you healthy.  The key to staying in control is a small amount of forethought and a bit of determination.  To help you my wife found this gem of a recipe which is both nutritionally balanced in the right way (high protein, low carbs), easy to make, and a bit spicy to warm you up on the inside.  In fact, this recipe in my opinion has too few calories per serving as posted on their blog.  I would recommend having it serve one or two people and will calculate the nutrition facts as such.  The spicy part is optional for those of you who have tender taste buds.  This one comes from foodmanna.net so give them some love and check out their other recipes. Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup | gimmesomeoven.com #crockpotSince we’re heading into the depths of winter, I think it’s important to find for you some recipes to warm you up.  I think the slow cooker is the way to keep you warm this winter.  You throw a bunch of ingredients into the pot, turn it on, and crawl back in your warm bed for a few hours.  That’s my kind of cooking!  My wife found this one on www.gimmesomeoven.com.  It’s a great high protein recipe that’s easy to put together with only 10 minutes of prep time.  Enjoy!

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