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30 Minute or Less, Health, Salads, Sides

Greek Yogurt & Fresh Herb Cucumber Salad

July 16, 2017
Greek Yogurt & Herb Cucumber Salad

This fast and healthy side dish recipe is one you will make over and over again.  Greek Yogurt & Herb Cucumber Salad is fresh, light, and colorful.

My favorite part? That creamy crunchy perfect bite of fresh cucumber and red onion with dill and chives. THE perfect bite. I’m voting this cucumber salad as the healthy recipe of my summer.

And is it just me or did eating right just get better?


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Amie Jo's Choice, Desserts, Health, Kid Friendly Recipes

Dark Chocolate Frozen Banana Pops

April 12, 2017

After making these Dark Chocolate Frozen Banana Pops, I’m not really sure why ice cream is a thing.  Wait…let me rephrase that, because I totally know why ice cream is a thing.

I mean, if you have never had a frozen banana, you really should. They are so creamy, sweet, and so much healthier than a normal ice cream bar. We dipped ours in dark chocolate (oh yeah…).  Then we rolled the bananas in chopped pecans (keeps getting better, huh?).

This easy dessert recipe is one you want to get the kids involved in.  But I will go ahead and warn you, the sprinkles will make an appearance if you do.

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30 Minute or Less, Breakfast, Health, Mothers Day, Salads

Honey Citrus Salad

January 15, 2017
Honey Citrus Salad

This easy recipe for Honey Citrus Salad is just for me. You know those precious weekend mornings you get all alone? It doesn’t happen often. The kids are at a sleep over. The husband is off hunting or whatever…you really don’t care. You. Are. Home. Alone!!

Wake up…total silence. You brew yourself some delicious coffee, snuggle up in a blanket in your favorite chair. And sit. In peace and quiet. Alone.

Then you get hungry. What to eat? Wait…I can make anything I want. In a serving size meant for one person!

After a quick survey of the fridge and pantry, I went for fruit. Simple, fresh and with a touch of honey and cinnamon, so delicious!

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30 Minute or Less, Featured, Health, Salads

Delicious Salads That Don’t Suck

January 4, 2017

The last time I stepped on the scales, I almost passed out. Like, literally. Oh. My. Booty.  Seriously, sign me up on the salad bandwagon right now. Time to lighten up and eat healthier.  The great thing about delicious salads is I really enjoy them.

The bad thing….it gets old. Fast. You get trapped in the lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, rinse, lather, repeat cycle. Ugh. Food Boredom kills the healthiest of intentions.

So what do you do? You find delicious salads that don’t suck. Look for new combinations of flavors. Search for variety.  We have gathered ten amazing salad recipes from some of THE best food blogs to help you get started!

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Featured, Health, Italian, Low-Carb, Main Dishes, Mothers Day

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

December 1, 2016

I see all of these interesting looking recipes using spaghetti squash all over the internet and they look amazing. I have even tried a few of them. But sometimes, the best recipes are right in front of you, Captain Obvious.

Listen, I’m NOT telling you that spaghetti squash tastes a damn thing like real pasta. It doesn’t. Not EVEN close.

But spaghetti squash IS delicious, healthy, and fun to eat. The buttery and sort of nutty flavor is perfect paired with your favorite toppings. My faves? Our homemade pasta sauce, meatballs, and loads of melty cheese.


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best, Chicken, Health, Mexican, My Favorite Recipes, Soups

Southwestern Black Bean Soup with Roasted Jalapenos

August 15, 2016
Roasted jalapenos are kind of a big deal. Don't believe us? Try them with our Southwestern Black Bean Soup. You won't believe the amazing jalapeno flavor.

Roasted jalapenos are kind of a big deal. For those of you who are like “no way, this is going to be too hot”…don’t click away. This Southwestern Black Bean Soup with Roasted Jalapenos isn’t quite as spicy as you might think.

The seeded and roasted jalapenos are almost sweet (yes sweet) and are the perfect addition to this simple, hearty and flavorful black bean soup.

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30 Minute or Less, Health, Low-Carb, Salads, Sides

Fresh Green Bean Salad

June 20, 2016
Life handed me garden-fresh green beans! So we turned them into a Fresh Green Bean Summer Salad. Full of veggies & tossed with a white wine dressing.

Life handed me some garden-fresh green beans! So we turned them into a Fresh Green Bean Summer Salad. Full of veggies and an easy white wine dressing, this healthy side dish will be on your table in less than 30 minutes.

This is a great recipe to have in your back pocket for a quick side dish, because you can use so many different ingredients.

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30 Minute or Less, Health, Mexican, Salads, Sides

Fresh Fiesta Salad

May 31, 2016
Full of bright, healthy veggies, our Fresh Fiesta Salad is a perfect for any meal. Black beans & sweet corn add yumminess and color to this delicious salad!

Fresh and healthy, full of crunch and flavor, our Fresh Fiesta Salad is a perfect salad for mealtime! Serve it with grilled chicken, yummy sauteed shrimp, baked fish, or your favorite main dish.

This salad is also a great way to lighten up a Southwestern or Mexican meal.

You can add the dressing into the salad, but we decided to let everyone pick their own dressing and served it on the side.

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30 Minute or Less, Beef, Health, Low-Carb, Main Dishes, Salads

Grilled Steak Salad Cobb Style

May 25, 2016
Grilled Steak Salad Recipe

Do you ever have a monster craving for a monster Cobb salad? A big, yummy salad full of meat and crunchy veggies and yummy goodies? Or how about an awesome grilled steak salad?

Or let’s just combine the two and do what we do!

Our Grilled Steak Salad screams summer dinner. (the veggies are talking to me again.) Fast to cook on the grill, full of fresh vegetables. Filling, but healthy. I could eat a salad like this every day. Continue Reading…

Health, Italian, Low-Carb, Main Dishes

Roasted Zucchini Lasagna

May 23, 2016
Roasted Zucchini Lasagna, oh yeah. Low carb dish of your dreams. All the tomato and cheese, just lightened up a little with healthy, roasted zucchini.

Zucchini is such an amazing vegetable. It makes an excellent snack raw, can be sauteed, grilled, fried, roasted, scooped out and stuffed, cheesy-fied, noodled, shredded, like the little cucumber that couldn’t. So why not a zucchini lasagna?

Yeah, why not? Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of traditional pasta-style lasagna, but when it is time to lighten up, sliced roasted zucchini makes an excellent substitution for lasagna noodles.

There is one key step you have to take….

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30 Minute or Less, Essentials, Featured, Health, Italian, My Favorite Recipes, Pasta, Sides

Simply Awesome Pasta Sauce

March 3, 2016
Our best pasta sauce recipe! Never buy jarred pasta sauce again. Simply sauce with tomatoes, garlic and basic seasonings.

Ok, we are giving up our best pasta sauce recipe. Simply Awesome Pasta Sauce.

We rarely ever buy jarred pasta sauce. Nothing against it, I love fast as much as the next person. But it is so easy to make your own basic tomato sauce that can be used with pasta, as a marinara, or on pizza.

Yes, this easy and flavorful tomato sauce is one of my all-time favorite go-to recipes. Continue Reading…