Turkey and Ground Beef Gyros

Ground beef and turkey gyro

These Gyros are a perfect addition to any family meal plan since even the kids will love them!  You reduce the amount of red meat you are eating by mixing ground beef with ground turkey.  Because of this mix, they have the perfect balance of flavor. I am in love with Mediterranean style foods and cooking!  Mediterranean cooking uses a lot of herbs and spices.  This recipe includes garlic and oregano for its main flavors.  There are so many benefits to eating this way!  One of the major benefits is…

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Green Chile Chicken Soup

Green chile chicken soup

Green Chile Chicken Soup This green chile chicken soup is perfect for chilly winter months.  It is simple to prep and using the slow cooker helps all of the flavors to meld.  You can serve it plain or you can dress it up and top with sour cream, cheese, cilantro, and tortilla chips.  This soup is high protein and high fiber and it tastes amazing!  Fresh roasted green chiles give it the perfect amount of spice. Makes 6 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 6 hours slow cook Ingredients…

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Parmesan Baked Chicken Strips

Simple, delicious, and low-carb, the whole family will love these chicken strips! Parmesan Baked Chicken Strips These chicken strips have been a hit in my family for the last couple of years, and I am finally getting around to sharing this amazing recipe!  They are simple and easy to make, and only take 20 minutes to bake.  One of my favorite flavors is fresh parmesan cheese, so make sure you get a good quality cheese.  Don’t buy the kind that has extra ingredients to keep it from “caking”.  Fresh is…

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Easy Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Easy Caprese Salad This caprese salad is so easy and delicious!  I love making different kinds of salads in the summer using the fresh vegetables right out of my garden.  There is nothing like the fresh taste of home grown tomatoes and basil. This salad is full of flavor and is a good sources of protein when using fresh mozzarella cheese.  My mozzarella this month came from this cheese maker, and was absolutely amazing! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 Small chopped tomatoes, or about 40 cherry or snacking tomatoes, quartered…

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Home Made Crispy Chicken Salad with Dijon Honey Mustard Dressing

Crispy Chicken Salad

I just love a good salad! I don’t know about you but I truly love a good salad.  This Crispy Chicken Salad is delicious!  Summer is ending now and there is an amazing harvest of tomatoes, so I wanted to find a new way to use my tomatoes.  This salad definitely hit the spot. I love the fresh flavor of cilantro and the creaminess of avocado!  Avocados have so many amazing benefits!  They are loaded with fiber and tons of healthy monounsaturated fats!  I also love the flavors of Parmesan…

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Healthy Snack Ideas

Healthy snacks

Healthy Snack Ideas It is so easy to grab a granola bar or some crackers for a snack when you feel like you need a boost, but is that really a healthy snack option?  Many of our go-to snacks tend to be heavily processed and are less than ideal for good nutrition.  So how can we change our habits and our snacks to help us succeed in our health goals.  Here are some easy tips and some ideas to get you started. Tips: #1 Make sure to include a good…

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Home Made Baked From Scratch Pizza

  The whole family will love this made from scratch pizza.  Easy and much more nutritious than the store bought stuff! Make it a meal with 2 slices and a salad! Makes 10 Slices Crust: ¾ cup Whole Wheat Flour ¾ cup AP Flour 1 package Fast Acting Yeast ¼ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Sugar 2/3 cup Hot Water 2 tsp Olive Oil Sauce: 3 oz Tomato Paste 4 oz Tomato Sauce ½ tsp Sugar ¼ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Black Pepper ½ tsp Oregano ½ tsp Garlic Powder 1…

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7 Foods that are Surprisingly High in Calories

Just because a food is considered “healthy” doesn’t mean you can just eat as much of it as you want.  Here is a short list of some common foods viewed as “healthy” that can really sabotage your weight loss goals. Avocado Yes, it is full of healthy fats, vitamin E, and fiber, but if you eat a whole avocado, about 5 ounces edible weight, you just consumed about 230 Calories.  That is almost as much as a regular sized Snickers Bar at 250 Calories.  Of course, the avocado Calories are…

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Garlic Chicken Pasta

I am always searching for a new recipe with a creamy sauce for pasta.  Alfredo sauces are so high in fat and so are most cheesy sauces.  This recipe gives you a lot of cheesy for a little less fat and Calories since its main ingredient is chicken broth! Serves: 6 Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Ingredients: 3 Tbsp butter 3 cloves minced garlic 3 Tbsp flour 1 ½ cups chicken broth 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded ½ tsp seasoned salt ½ tsp salt ½ tsp fresh ground…

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Lactose Intolerance: 12 Things You Should Know

It affects roughly 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. Lactose is a form of sugar that occurs naturally in dairy products. Lactose is digested by the enzyme lactase. Lactase is available as a supplement to aid in digestion of foods containing lactose. All dairy products contain varying amounts of lactose. Lactose intolerance usually means you can tolerate SOME lactose. If you have lactose intolerance, you should still incorporate dairy into your diet as it is a good source of Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, and B Vitamins….

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