Category Archives: Entrees

Deep Dish Pizza

Last year hubby and I made some major changes to our diet. We weren’t looking for a quick fix or a fad diet to lose weight. We wanted to make healthy changes to our diet that would be a commitment … Continue reading

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Jamaican Curried Pork Tenderloin

I’m a huge fan of pork tenderloin. It’s super lean, tender and makes for a pretty quick meal. I was craving some of the beautiful curry powder I bought at the Caribbean market a few weeks ago and this fit … Continue reading

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Shrimp Fajita Pasta

I swear we don’t always eat shrimp. It may seem like it, but we do eat other proteins, I promise. 🙂 I found this recipe over at Prevention RD. As usual, I wasn’t disappointed with this recipe. I mean really, … Continue reading

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Roast Mojo Chicken

My friends think I’m being funny when I tell them that I really couldn’t cook when I met my husband. When we were first married I decided that I would surprise my hubby with a fancy roast chicken dinner. Of … Continue reading

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Tuscan White Beans with Spinach, Shrimp and Feta

I am a big fan of a one pot meal. Especially one that comes together as quickly as this one does. Plus, it’s a dish basically made out of some of my favorite ingredients, shrimp, white beans and who could … Continue reading

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Asian Beef Burgers with Sriracha Aioli

It’s spring time and burgers are being made all over America. Of course here in Florida we skip Spring and go straight from “Winter” to Summer. We’ve been crazy busy lately, so we’ve really been trying to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Garlic Lime Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce

I am pretty obsessed with anything citrus. Lemons, limes or oranges it doesn’t matter to me. So when I can have a quick and pretty healthy dinner come together with one of my favorite ingredients, I am all for it. … Continue reading

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Chicken and Biscuit Pot Pie

Talk about comfort food! I love the idea of having something as delicious as pot pie without the work of making a crust. Especially on a week night! I found this great recipe over at Adventures in my Kitchen and … Continue reading

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Athenian Orzo

I get super excited when I find a relatively healthy recipe that is delicious and has a large serving size. It is literally the best of both worlds. It appeals to the “healthier” me while simultaneously appealing to my inner … Continue reading

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Chicken with Goat Cheese and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that I should have a cheese budget. I am a freak for cheese, especially goat cheese. Thankfully I can get a huge log of goat cheese at my local Bulk stores for cheap! It took … Continue reading

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No-Butter Chicken

I’m not gonna lie. I get pretty excited about anything involving butter. Even if it is only in the name. This is a lightened up version of butter chicken, not because it doesn’t have butter (there isn’t butter in butter … Continue reading

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Super Crispy Oven Fried Fish

I really wanted to say fishy so my title would rhyme. I am such a nerd. I was pretty skeptical when I first saw this recipe over at Cooking with the Big Dogs. It looked delicious, don’t get me wrong … Continue reading

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Youvarlakia

I think Elly at Elly Says Opa said it perfectly. Youva-whata? We spent a solid 5 minutes trying to figure out how to pronounce this dish while making it. Call it whatever you want, I call it delicious. I was … Continue reading

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Carne Asada Tacos

One thing I’ve noticed since my husband and I started eating healthier is that we eat more ethnic food now then we ever have. The spices and cooking methods in many ethnic dishes really complement our new lifestyle. Plus, change … Continue reading

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Chicken Fricassee

I get pretty excited for the weekends. We are pretty strict about our diet during the week and try and watch our calories closely. Let’s be honest though. I mean really really honest. Sometimes you just need some heavy cream … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Feta Lavash Flat-Bread Pizza

When you are a fattie (such as myself) looking to lose weight you can feel like you’re missing out on the delicious food like pizza. I stumbled on lavash flat-bread at a Middle Eastern market in Orlando. I felt like … Continue reading

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Healthy Sesame Chicken

Maybe it’s just us, but we could easily eat Chinese (well really any type of Asian food) several times a week. So I was pretty excited to find this recipe for healthy sesame chicken. Between the sesame oil and the … Continue reading

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Quick Chicken and Corn Chowder

There are few things I love more than a quick meal that tastes delicious. I was a little skeptical of this “chowder” since most chowder, by definition, has potatoes in it. Pish. I didn’t even miss the potatoes! I poached … Continue reading

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Spicy Citrus Shrimp Tacos with Southwestern Cream Sauce

Good night. That’s a mouthful. More importantly, it’s a delicious mouthful. I’m really digging all things that can be eaten with your hands lately. First it was the lettuce wraps, then the chicken shawarma and now these. I knew right … Continue reading

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Blackened Cajun Chicken Pasta

I knew when I saw this recipe over at PreventionRD that it would be one that we would be making. It had all three things I’m interested in when looking at a recipe. 1. Cheap (less than 1.50 a serving) … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

I’m pretty stoked to share this recipe with you. Not only because it is low-calorie and delicious but also because it’s a recipe that I tested the greatest cooking shortcut in the history of time on. Sure, I am totally … Continue reading

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Rack of Lamb Provencal

There are few days I enjoyed more in class than the day my Chef announced we were making rack of lamb. Naturally I was REALLY excited. Finally all of those crazy expensive lab fees for class were paying off! In … Continue reading

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Chicken Shawarma

My husband and I could not stop praising this dish when we were eating it. As soon as the chicken hit the grill, the aroma was absolutely intoxicating. You could easily make this dish on a grill pan or in … Continue reading

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Green Chile Enchiladas

I am a huge fan of Mexican food and LOVE enchiladas. Green Chile Enchiladas are for my absolute favorite. These enchiladas come together quick, especially if you are using leftover chicken. You could make the green chile sauce ahead of … Continue reading

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Soy and Cherry Cola Braised Pork Shoulder

I knew when I saw this recipe in Cooking Light that I would most likely love it and I did! It’s rich and tasty and the hit of crunchy tangy vegetables on top of the slow cooked pork is amazing! … Continue reading

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Mini Bacon Meatballs

Thanksgiving opens the floodgates for Holiday parties it would seem. Every weekend until Christmas there is some event or party going on and what’s a party without appetizers? Which is why these little beauties caught my eye. Let me just tell … Continue reading

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Marinated London Broil with Blue Cheese Sauce

If you’ve been a reader of my website for a while you may have noticed that my go to red meat is London Broil. I can feed two people for 5 dollars with it. It’s lean and when cooked properly, it’s tender, flavorful … Continue reading

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Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Here in Florida our grills are going all year around. I know some of my readers and friends aren’t that lucky. Thats okay though, you don’t have to have a grill to make this amazing dish. I’ve been eating Chicken … Continue reading

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Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad

I’m not really the salad for dinner type. Not that I don’t love salads, but I grew up on a farm and I was raised on a dinner of the standard protein+starch+veggie. Of course, my fat booty isn’t working on a farm anymore so … Continue reading

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Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Oh my sweet darling husband. If you covered a flip flop with a cream sauce, he would probably love it. So naturally, I had high hopes for this recipe. SautĂ©ed chicken with a cheesy cream sauce full of spinach and peppers. How … Continue reading

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta

I feel like this recipe is almost too good to be true! Bacon, pasta and cheese sauce…for under 500 calories a serving? Are you kidding me? It may seem too good to be true but luckily for me it wasn’t. I added … Continue reading

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Italian Style Beef with Polenta

If you are just starting out trying to eat healthy like we are the task can be pretty daunting. That’s why I am so glad I have several resources to pull from that make looking at all the nutrition stats … Continue reading

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