Nacho Flatbreads

Is there anything in this world more tasty than nachos? Seriously. I would give up sweets in a heart beat as long as nachos still existed in my life. I wouldn’t even shed a tear. Being a health teacher and intense lover of nachos is a really straining relationship. Nachos are my spirit animal, and…

Chicken Enchiladas *no cream of chicken!*

… or at least a dish that somewhat resembles chicken enchiladas. Here’s the thing. My obsession with mexican food developed slightly later in my teenage years. Around the same time, I took serious notice of my mom’s chicken enchiladas. Cheesy gooey heaven on a plate.¬†Since I’ve started cooking for myself, I’ve tried really hard to…

Friday Favorite // Giant Smoothie Shortcut

I’m a major¬†advocate of smoothies for breakfast… Not the strawberries-plus-honey-and-banana-and-fruit-juice sugar bomb smoothies, the nutritional powerhouse smoothies. An empty stomach is a great blank slate to pour a delicious dose of nutrients into first thing in the morning. Not only do you feel like you’re radiating healthy goodness all day, but also your system can…

Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

Moment of honesty: I rarely have the patience required to make stuffed peppers. I have a recipe that I like to pretend to be fancy and call Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers. Translation: everything that goes inside a stuffed pepper, plus a few diced bell peppers. Guess what? Tastes exactly the same. However, sometimes the urge to…

Healthier Deviled Eggs

Eggs are an obvious choice when trying to lighten up eating habits. They’re a great whole-food source of protein, and super easy to pack as an on-the-go snack. But, don’t you dare toss those yolks! Despite the bad press egg yolks have gotten for cholesterol, when eaten in moderation egg yolks can actually help beat…

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Flatbread

Sometimes, a girl just needs some wing sauce. I usually group buffalo wing sauce with Chinese take out food in my brain. It falls into the category of ‘MUST HAVE NOW’ shortly followed by ‘over it for 6 months or longer.’ I’ve got my issues with standard chicken wings simply because I don’t like food…

Skinny ‘Refried’ Beans

Remember when I said I was done with the Mexican recipes for a while? I lied. Isn’t a sign of addiction the loss of control over your usage? Well, I already broke my promise to stop with the Mexican food. It’s just my soul’s food song, what can I say. As a compromise, I decided…