Category: Under 500 Calories

Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad

Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad

Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad. Couscous tossed with fresh herbs, vegetables, and feta cheese, and finished with a balsamic dressing. Light and deliciously flavorful!  I adore the taste of most cold pasta salads. They’re filling, they tend to have a great variety of flavors, […]

Harissa Chicken with Couscous and Mint Sauce

Harissa Chicken with Couscous and Mint Sauce

Harissa Chicken with Couscous and Mint Sauce. Chicken marinated in a homemade harissa sauce, served over a fresh herb couscous, and topped with a mint yogurt sauce. Full of delicious, unique flavor! I have always enjoyed experimenting with different cultures’ foods and spices, but writing […]

Strawberry Pesto Skillet Pizza

Strawberry Pesto Skillet Pizza

Strawberry Pesto Skillet Pizza. Homemade pizza crust cooked in a cast iron skillet. Topped with pesto, sweet Italian chicken sausage, strawberries, basil, mozzarella, and balsamic reduction. You will never purchase another pizza crust. Recently, I saw a photo of some peaches on top of a […]

Grilled Lemon Chicken with Panko Crusted Vegetables

Grilled Lemon Chicken with Panko Crusted Vegetables

Grilled Lemon Chicken with Panko Crusted Vegetables. Chicken marinated in a lemon dressing and grilled to perfection. Served with panko crusted vegetables and a lemon honey sauce. Vegetables have never tasted so good. Both of my kids are pretty good with food. For the most part, […]

Lemongrass Curry Chicken

Lemongrass Curry Chicken

Lemongrass Curry Chicken. Chicken and vegetables cooked in a lemongrass curry sauce with coconut milk. Served with rice and naan. Savory, flavorful, and delicious.   I lived in Boston for several years, and it rocked my food world. Before living there, I thought Chinese and Italian […]

Quinoa Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Peppers. Peppers filled with delicious quinoa and Mexican spiced turkey, with enchilada sauce and veggies, and topped with a bit of melted cheese! A cross between stuffed peppers and enchiladas, and a healthier take on both. Last Friday night my husband and […]

Sweet and Salty Pork Chops

Sweet and Salty Pork Chops

Sweet and Salty Pork Chops. Pork chops baked in a delicious brown sugar and soy sauce marinade. They’re tender, flavorful, and all around amazing. My daughter was a little premature. She was born at 36 weeks exactly. She also had IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction), which […]

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos. Chicken marinated in a cilantro, lime sauce and grilled to perfection. Then, put in a tortilla, topped with grilled vegetables and pickled red onions, making it the perfect taco. Note: Above photo also has blackened steak in the taco. That […]

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice. This rice couldn’t be easier to make, and it takes your homemade rice to the next level. It’s like having a Chipotle in your kitchen. Pre-Children Dinners Back in the days when I used to go out to eat, the days before […]


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