Crock Pot Turkey White Bean Chili with Butternut Squash

Warm up with this unique white bean chili! I added in some ingredients I wouldn’t normally add and it turned out well. Also, I highly recommend buying pre-diced butternut squash because it would have been SO much easier and faster. Turkey chili is a great because it is so high in fiber and protein, which…

Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup

This recipe was a little time consuming but SO worth it. It’s filled with many veggies and lean protein, the perfect fall soup. Ingredients: Meatballs: 1 lb lean ground turkey 0.5 cups whole wheat bread crumbs 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 2 tsp fresh or dried parsley 1 large egg 0.25 cups…

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

Some people feel like they don’t have time to cook healthy meals. This is SO easy and SO quick. Prep time was 5-10 minutes. All you have to do is throw everything in the slow cooker before you go to work and you will come home to a delicious smelling house and healthy food that…

Healthy Chicken Parm

This healthy chicken parm was so easy to make. Spaghetti squash is a great alternative to regular spaghetti because it has far fewer calories so you can pile it up on your plate! Be sure to look for a lower-sodium marinara sauce.  Also, I chose whole-wheat bread crumbs which I find taste the same if not better. Ingredients:…

Turkey, Quinoa, & White Bean Stuffed Peppers

We’re possibly getting two feet of snow tomorrow, so today was the perfect day to prepare some good food!  I’ve been wanting to make stuffed peppers for a while and this seemed like a good combination.  They were also SO easy and quick to put together.  I found that using an ice cream scoop to stuff the…

Soba Soup

I needed to make something different, so this soup happened.  Bok choy is so underrated! I love putting it in soup or stir fry.  Also, if you don’t like soba noodles you should try this with rice (I did in the last picture).  For more protein add tofu, chicken, or beef! Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil…

Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken

I came home from class last week and just felt like cooking up a whole chicken.. cause why not?!  Not only does it make the house smell delicious, it’s so easy to make and then you have leftovers for the week.  Also, this is a great way to save money while eating healthy.  This only…

Blueberry Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are such a great way to save time in the morning.  You can throw it together quickly and it’ll be ready for you when you wake up!  Oatmeal is a great whole grain and will keep you full for a while.  If I’m not starting my day with eggs and sweet potato, this is my…

Healthy Banana Bread

Wanted to make something good on this snowy day and banana bread sounded perfect!  My roommate also had this fancy heart pan which worked out so well with Valentine’s Day around the corner. Ingredients 1.5 tsp baking soda .5 tsp salt 1.5 cups whole wheat flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt (I used…

Fresh Easy Guac

Here’s my basic guac recipe! It’s super easy and quick.  You can also add any extra toppings you want like corn or jalapeños.  Avocados are a great source of healthy fat!  They also contain dietary fiber and vitamin C.  I also love Tostitos multigrain chips with this (although they have no nutritional benefit), but a…

Quick Quinoa Bowl

Another quinoa bowl… because lately I’ve been bored of chicken and quinoa is such an easy source of protein.  You can do a lot with it too!  For this bowl I just kept it really simple and added only a few ingredients. Ingredients 1/2 cup quinoa 1 cup chicken broth (low sodium) 1/2 cup petite…

Teriyaki Shrimp & Quinoa Stir Fry

I always love a good, quick stir fry.  Try quinoa instead of rice!  Quinoa is a whole grain and is one of the few plant based foods that is a complete protein.   Complete proteins contain all of the essential amino acids.  Quinoa is also a great source of fiber, which has many benefits such as…