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Chicken & Refried Bean Tostadas

I randomly made these chicken & refried bean tostadas and now I will not eat anything else because they’re so. damn. good. I grocery shop every Friday. I make a rough meal plan, then make a grocery list based off the ingredients I’ll need to make those meals. Prior to doing this, I check and see what’s on sale at Whole Foods so I don’t end up spending seven hundred dollars on groceries. And it turns out that A Dozen Cousins beans were on sale. I also discovered that you can purchase these beans at a discount on Amazon (here). And here’s the thing: this post is NOT sponsored. I am certain A Dozen Cousins have no idea who I am. But I know who they are, because as it turns out, their beans are FREAKING AMAZING. But a little backstory. I went pretty strict paleo/Weston A. Price back in…

Keto Grapefruit Margarita

I love a margarita, particularly when it’s low sugar and doesn’t give me a raging hangover from one sip. Which is why I came up with this keto grapefruit margarita! I love tequila. I realize it probably sounds bad to say that I love a particular alcohol, but I have a healthy relationship with booze. I think a lot of people, particularly during the pandemic, have turned to alcohol for comfort and stress relief. This is how NOT drink alcohol. The only time I drink alcohol is with food and to have fun. A nice dinner our with my husband, a cookout in our backyard, with friends. Keep in mind that alcohol makes you feel more of whatever you’re already feeling, so while it can enhance fun, it can also make you feel worse if you’re already feeling down. Benefits of a keto grapefruit margarita: this recipe is low in…

Crockpot Beef & Veggie Greek Stew

This crockpot beef & veggie greek stew is so easy, delicious and healthy. It’s also keto, paleo and gluten-free! I like crockpot meals. They make my life easier. I can throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and take my kids to the park and come home a few hours later and BAM. Dinner is ready. Usually I “forget” a snack and my kids are so hungry they eat it. By forget I mean I don’t bring snacks so that I don’t have any when my kids ask for some. It’s okay for kids to get hungry. It’s good for their digestion and for the amount of food they eat, aprticularly as designated meal times. I’m not against snacks, but I AM against snacking all damn day, which seems to be the norm with kids these days. My son has breakfast at 8am, goes to school, has a snack…

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Potatoes

These smoked salmon breakfast potatoes are perfect for Spring and even better for an Easter brunch! You guys. I love smoked salmon. I love potatoes. I love sour cream, and you can bet your ass I love fresh herbs. This dish is screams spring time to me – fresh potatoes, bright herbs and seriously ideal for a brunch outside. Preferably paired with a green juice mimosa. Plus, it’s actually really, really healthy. I know keto is all the rage, and I’m not bashing keto. It works vert, very well for some people. But just because keto works well for some people, does not mean that carbs are unhealthy. Just like keto is not inherently unhealthy. What works for one person will not work for another. For me, as a woman in my fertile years who is active and works out and has a fairly stressful life – carbs are a…

Keto Rotisserie Chicken Salad

I’ve stared buying a rotisserie chicken once a week. Could I make one? Yes. I could. But I have two kids, a business to run, a house to clean, food to prep and I just want a damn pre-made chicken, okay?! Also, I’ve been blogging for ten years. TEN YEARS. I blogged when no one knew what it was and people thought I was fucking nuts. Now, I have to write at least 300 words for my post to have good SEO, and good SEO means Google will share my recipes and posts when people search for them. Are you annoyed by all this text when you just want the damn keto rotisserie chicken salad recipe? SO AM I. So if you haven’t seen it yet, I have a “jump to recipe” button above. Feel free to use it to be taken directly to the recipe. Because I know you…

Spinach & Feta Chicken Burgers

These spinach & feta chicken burgers are easy to make, super healthy and perfect for meal prep! I made these spinach & feta chicken burgers last Sunday when I was meal prepping and YOU GUYS. They are so, so good. I threw some easy items together, popped them on the grill and they turned out to be really delicious. Health benefits of these spinach & feta chicken burgers: chicken is a complete source of protein and protein is essential for mood management, neurotransmitter production, muscle function and so much morerich in herbs that are anti-inflammatory and loaded with antioxidants and polyphenolsthis recipe is low carb, keto, paleo, low fodmap and gluten-freespinach is a great source of b vitamins, vitamin k, folate and magnesiumfeta is an easier to digest dairy (cows milk is often more difficult for people to digest) Tips for make these spinach & feta burgers: use fresh or…

Gluten-Free Greek Quinoa

This gluten-free Greek quinoa is delicious, easy to make, healthy and perfect for meal prep! I have been very, very into quinoa lately. Which is interesting, because it’s not really something I ever eat. I always have some in my pantry, but I make it maybe once or twice a year. But these last few weeks I’ve just been really wanting some damn quinoa. And you know the thing about cravings? It’s often your body’s way of telling you what it needs. Don’t get me wrong, if you’re really craving a chocolate cake or you crave sweets all day long, that’s a good indication you have some sort of gut dysfunction or gut dysbiosis (high levels of bad bacteria, low levels of good bacteria). But if you’re craving salt, fish, greens, nuts, even dark chocolate – it’s a good indication that your body needs something in that particular food. So…

Meal Prep Chicken & Veggie Salad

This meal prep chicken & veggie salad was SO delicious and ready in under five minutes thanks to a lil’ Sunday prep! On Sunday, I clean. I make food for the week. I plan the next five days out so that I’m organized. And you guys. It makes a HUGE difference in my stress, happiness and overall quality of life. I know what I need to get done and when to do it. I know that I’m not going to be rushing every morning to make lunch for my son’s pre-k. I know that I don’t have to take time each day to make a ton of food. I know that I’m saving money by not eating out. And it f*cking rules. It makes my life SO much easier. This week I made a bunch of veggies and proteins and then I’ve ended up throwing them in a bowl each…

Gluten-Free Veggie Shakshuka

What can I say? This gluten-free veggie shakshuka was everything I’d hoped it would be: freaking delicious, beautiful, full of delicious veggies and healthy protein and topped with fresh herbs and cheese. Name a better breakfast. You CAN’T. Seriously you guys, this was so good. I love waking up and making a healthy, delicious and filling breakfast. I feel like this is a breakfast I would make if I were living in the Italian or French countryside, growing my own veggies and raising chickens. It just feels fancy and European and it’s so delicious. I actually have no idea what I’m talking about, seeing as I’ve never been to the Italian or French countryside. But like, doesn’t it just seems like that kind of breakfast?? Health benefits of this recipe: rich in protein – each person gets three eggs which is nearly 20 grams of useable, healthy proteineggs are incredibly…

Rosemary Honey Dijon Chicken

I really love the flavors of rosemary honey dijon chicken and I meal prepped this for easy proteins throughout the week! I’m alllll about some meal prep. Saves me time. Saves me money. Reduces stress. I’m never scrambling to figure out what to eat throughout the week, I never stress about what to pack in my four year-old’s school lunch. My meal prep menu this week included: this rosemary honey dijon chicken (if that was not obvious)steamed broccoliroasted balsamic brussels sprouts (toss in olive oil and balsamic glaze, roast on 415 for 15-20)buttered carrots (peel, chop, boil, drain, toss in butter) sweet potato rounds (peel, slice, boil) chimichurri (one bunch of parsley, one bunch of garlic, a bunch of green onions, lots of olive oil and some red wine vinegar – blend until smooth) Tips: I grilled this recipe, which is SO quick and easy and requires next to no…