I love sweet potatoes. They are nutritionally equivalent to white potatoes but they add a lot more flavor which means you need less quantity to get better quality in terms of flavor. If you want to add protein and make it a meal, throw in some chicken breast to make it more substantial. Regardless, this recipe is a good low calorie healthy one with a bit of spice thrown in to help you keep warm in the cold winter months. I got this one from http://deliciouslyella.com. Enjoy!
I had such a great response from my previous slow cooker recipe (slow cooker honey chicken) that I thought I’d go back to that well and find a slow cooker recipe that is Thanksgiving friendly. This one is a healthy alternative to the carb-heavy mainstays of turkey day. The key to avoiding major weight gains on a heavy-eating day like Thanksgiving is to plan ahead. Don’t just sit at the table and start chowing away, have a gameplan. Think ahead about what you will and won’t eat and decide how much you’re going to eat (I recommend stopping at one plate). Continue reading
This is a super easy, crazy yummy, and very healthy recipe that utilizes the slow cooker which is far from a crock (see what I did there). Continue reading
I was trolling my favorite recipe site skinnytaste.com to find a gluten-free recipe since that is all the rage. I figured it would be good for all our Jewish friends who will be leaven-free for the next week or so as well. When going gluten-free quinoa is a great way to go. This South American seed has many grain-like qualities without actually being a grain. It is a great lower calorie substitute for rice or pasta. Enjoy!
I’m not sure if this is a bad thing, but my palate has never fully grown up. I learned this a few weeks ago at a wedding when I found myself jealous of the chicken nuggets and french fries my kids were eating. It’s not that my fancy chicken with a fancy sauce was not tasty. It’s not that the salad wasn’t yummy, it’s just that I didn’t recognize some of the vegetables in it. At least I think they were vegetables. I think there was a twig of some kind. Continue reading