Category: Clean

Spicy Chickpeas with Spinach

I’m always buying spinach in the hopes I can get my family to LOVE it.  I mean, really LOVE it.  It’s not like kale (which I hate).  It’s a dark green leafy vegetable that makes you strong, like Popeye.  So, three out of the four of us like creamed spinach.  But let’s face it, that

Crab and Corn Chowder

It’s definitely soup weather!  Cold, crisp days and nights where you’re chilled to the bone and there’s nothing quite like a bowl of soup to warm you up.  I love soup weather.  It’s a time to throw anything in a pot with broth and call it soup. Chowders are one of my favorite kind of

Slow Cooker Salsa and Brown Rice Chicken Taco Bowls

One of my favorite things to do with my crockpot is to make salsa chicken.  It takes zero active time to prepare and if I use mild salsa, both my children will eat it without complaint.  Especially when I serve it to them as tacos.  Every January, I do a “healthy January.”  I like to

Crockpot Curried Chickpeas

A little while ago, I decided to try an experiment on my family.  I decided to try and see if I could sneak in a few meatless meals with no complaints.  And for the most part I was successful.  You see, I truly believe I could be a vegetarian if it wasn’t for bacon.   Yes,

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli Ramen

Every Wednesday I make a slow cooker meal.  Something I can just throw together in the morning and forget about for the rest of the day.  Wednesday’s are my busy day because I take L to swimming lessons about 25 minutes away.  And when I get home, I’d like to have dinner already ready so

Healthy Chicken and Vegetable Noodle Soup

It’s winter and I’m cold.  And the kids had some “cold” days off school last week.  It truly was #thewinterbreakthatdoesntend.  LOL.  I mean, I love my kids and I love winter break, but it’s not the same as summer break.  It’s not all fun and games and you can’t send them outside to play for

Salmon with Avocado Cilantro Pesto

New year…new you!  Everyone always says that…hah.  It goes without saying that when a new year rolls around, everyone always resolves to eat healthy and work out more.  I work in the fitness industry and it’s our “busy season.”  We start to taper off around summer time when everyone goes on vacation and it picks

Crockpot Chicken Chili

Any time I can throw together a healthy meal in my crockpot AND get everyone to eat it, I consider it a win.  Yes, I know I constantly blog about how great my crockpot is.  And one day I will upgrade since I’ve had this one since 2002.  It’s been with me longer than KB.

Southwestern Frittata with Sweet Potato Crust

Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day.  And breakfast for dinner?  Forget about it.  You can’t beat brinner.  Eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese.  The possibilities are endless.   So I’ve been on a big frittata kick lately.  You can pretty much put whatever you want in them (meat, veggies, cheese) and throw it in

Crockpot Paleo Mexican Meatballs

I was on a big paleo kick recently.  I don’t think I could do it forever though.  Something about the “no-dairy” that gets me every time.  If you know me – you know I love my cheese.  But I can eat paleo for short periods of time and certainly for whole meals that don’t even