Autumn Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts

Happy First Day of Autumn! Bring on the brisk air, cider & donuts, changing leaves… Fall is such a vibrant season. The tastiest recipes come in the Fall, too. This recipe is one you’re going to want to have weekly. Sam and I are finally getting into a routine that works for us. 6am workouts, 8am studying/eating, working from 10-6, and then dinner and more studying! It gets busy, so this one pan/skillet recipe is a life savor. Plus, easy clean-up. WINNING. Sam and I try to eat Whole 30-ish most of the time, so yes, this recipe is #Whole30Approved. I

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? Especially when they have a garlicky kick! MM, they are so good and the ultimate comfort food. A lot of people, however, are trying to stay away from potatoes, including myself. So of course I found a compromise! Mashed cauliflower. Stay with me here. The entire time I was prepping this dish I kept thinking… “ew.” I love toasted cauliflower, I love riced cauliflower, I even love it raw, so why was I afraid to try it mashed up with garlic? I don’t know. The thought was weird. But OMG did it surprise me! I

Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is a staple for Sam and I. It is so nourishing for our bodies, it is easy to make, and something about it just makes me feel super cozy! This is a great meal prep recipe. I make a lot of it and then Sam and I eat it for lunch and dinner for the next couple of days. By the end of the week we have chicken soup coming out of our ears haha I’m on day 11 for January Whole 30 (whoop whoop) and it’s surprisingly… easy. I have the biggest sweet tooth and during the holidays

Chickpea Curry

I LOVE CURRY! Ugh, I never get sick of it. One of my favorite restaurants back home is called Sy Thai and I could probably eat there every single day and never get sick of it. I’ve been meaning to make curry for awhile and now I finally have! Sam and I put this stuff on just about everything. Pasta, toast, sweet potato, in burritos, over a salad, over rice… you name it and we will put curry on it, haha. I used chickpeas because I love the texture and feeling that it brings when eating it. It makes the

Healthier Mac’n Cheese

Well, pumpkin season is pretty much over and I have to say, I’m not mad. Definitely went a little hard with the pumpkin inspired recipes, but now I’m ready for cranberries and peppermint infused recipes! BUT, one more pumpkin recipe won’t hurt. πŸ˜‰ I had one can of pumpkin left and totally hit a wall when trying to think of a recipe. Then Sam requested macaroni and cheese for dinner and BAM! it hit me. Put the pumpkin in the macaroni. Stay with me, here and have faith. It. was. delicious. Creamy, cheesy, warm, and comforting. The perfect meal on

Cauliflower Pizza for Two <3

Ahhh I love to cook and I love it even more when it’s with Sam πŸ™‚ We always have so much fun together. Who doesn’t love singing, dancing, cooking, and drinking wine?! All with your best friend. Ok, ok, I’ll stop gushing. Anyways! Pizza is something we both consistently crave. So, to satisfy this craving we decided to make a healthy alternative! Cauliflower pizza. Healthy, satisfying, and you cannot even tell that it isn’t real dough. Weird thing we discovered… while the cauliflower rice was boiling, it definitely smells a bit like weed. So beware if you don’t want your neighbors

Creamy Avocado Zoodles with Steelhead Trout

Fish is something that I could eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Both of my parents grew up by the ocean and so my brothers and I grew up on a lot of delicious seafood and fish. This dish is the whole package. Creamy, rich, crunchy, comforting, lemony, peppery… mouthwatering. If you’re craving pasta, but want something a little lighter and less carbs – than you’re in luck. It is light enough for a summer dinner, but heavy enough for a cozy night in during the fall. Avocado and Greek yogurt mixed with light flaky steelhead – out of this world! If

Tomato Basil Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is always a hot topic in my household. Mostly because I always want to make it, but Sam hates it. Hates it. I don’t understand why because it doesn’t really taste like much (maybe that’s why?) and it is so good for you! Knowing his strong hate for this poor little grain, I made quinoa anyways. But this time, I tried to make it look a little more appealing. Tomato Basil Quinoa Salad. The verdict? HE LIKED IT! I wouldn’t say love, but I’ll take a like! This salad is so light and fresh and perfect as a side

Spicy Bison Chili

Here in Michigan, it has started to get cooler. Today was especially a little nippy and nothing sounded better than a big, warm bowl of chili. I make mine with bison for a few reasons. First off, turkey can get old sometimes when you constantly sub it for red meat. Plus, I really like red meat! Bison is the leanest type of red meat you can buy, so I love to cook with it. Believe it or not, bison is comparable to skinless chicken breast when it comes to calories, fat, and cholesterol. It’s a fantastic source of protein and iron, and even though