Category: Under 500 Calories

Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

Fresh vegetables, juicy chicken, and rice noodles rolled up in rice paper and dipped in a creamy peanut butter sauce. These Spring Rolls are quick and healthy, yet filling and delicious. Vietnamese Cooking In optometry school my friends and I would often get together to […]

Honey Lime Roasted Carrots

Honey Lime Roasted Carrots

These carrots are roasted whole with a honey lime sauce until they’re perfectly tender, and then topped with cheese, green onions, and cilantro. They taste like a carrot version of Mexican street corn. Roasted Carrots My son recently turned four years old and has started […]

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Vegetables

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Vegetables

This Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Vegetables is quick and easy to throw together on a weeknight, but is full of flavor and will satisfy your family with just one dish! One Pan Meals I love looking at photos of food on Pinterest for photography […]

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Turkey

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Turkey

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Turkey. Turkey breast stuffed with sauteed spinach and Havarti cheese. Wrapped in bacon and then cooked to a perfect crisp. Prior Recipes I made this recipe and took the photographs a couple of months ago. However, I was not pleased with the […]

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. This Fresh Herb and Vegetable Couscous Salad is light and deliciously flavorful!  Pasta Salad I am a big fan of pasta salads. They’re filling, tend to have a great variety […]

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! Harissa I have always enjoyed experimenting with foods and spices from different cultures, […]

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.   Lemongrass I lived in Boston for several years, and it rocked my food world. Before living there, I thought Chinese and […]

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. Family Nights Out Last Friday night […]

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

Chicken marinated in a cilantro, lime sauce, then grilled, placed in a tortilla, and topped with grilled vegetables and pickled red onions. These Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos are taco perfection. An Ugly Dinner I really like potstickers. It’s been a while since I’ve made […]


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