Store-bought granolas and nut mixes can get very expensive, and not so great on the waistline. In my effort to find yet another new and exciting breakfast idea, I turned to an oldie but a goody - homemade granola.
This no-oats granola is baked with honey, cinnamon, sea salt and coconut oil for a deliciously sweet, salty and crunchy topping for yogurt, oatmeal or just as it is.
This low-carb lunch or dinner option is great for meal prepping for the week ahead, or just whip it up quickly after work for a no-fuss dinner. It's packed with flavor, nutrients, healthy fats and healthy carbs, and brings in over 15 grams of protein!
This healthy, quick and easy turkey taco salad is loaded with the goodies - shredded cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, beans, corn, black olives, red pepper, fresh cilantro and crunchy corn chips. I like to make this meal a lot, especially for meal prepping for the week ahead, but used to get stumped on the best healthy alternative to dressing.
A super creamy, rich and totally delicious florentine sauce, full of fresh spinach and sun dried tomatoes, that only looks and tastes like it has tons of butter and cream in it! In this healthier version, I used light whipped cream cheese and a few other goodies to create a cheesy, rich yet healthier sauce. I used a native Cape Cod fish, haddock, for this dish, which comes into season here in the spring, usually in April.
Think of a tuna poke bowl as like a deconstructed sushi roll. There is the rice, the marinated fish, creamy avocado, crisp cucumber, sesame seeds, sweet mango and pickled ginger. You could also add in sliced jalapeños, scallions, shiitake mushrooms, or any other number of vegetables and flavors.
For this recipe, I want to share with you a simple way to create this very popular dish. You can also use fresh salmon, or, if you don't like raw fish, you could do this with cooked shrimp.
These chocolate energy bites are a no bake snack, packed with protein, fiber and so much flavor!
You could also call them protein balls if you want, but any time I call it that, I can't help but think of the Delicious Dish SNL skit with Alec Baldwin when he talks about his newest creation, the schweddy balls. Haha!!
So ya, I'm not going to call them balls - energy bites sounds so much better.
If you're a New Englander like me, then you know a stuffed quahog when you see one. You could pretty much go to any New England establishment that serves seafood and find one on the menu.
I'll stop right there and just be clear, a stuffed quahog is also known as a stuffed clam, it just sounds cooler. If you're not from New England, you might have heard the word used in Family Guy episodes, which is where The Griffin Family lives, Quahog, Rhode Island.
But I digress...some are too dry, some don't have enough clams in them, and some are just so darn perfect, you go there specifically to have a quahog and a drink. So for me, when I can't go to my favorite establishment, or I just want to have a nice meal at home, I do my own thing, and make homemade stuffed quahogs (that are wayyyyyyyyy healthier).