15 Healthy Recipe Ideas for a Healthier Lifestyle

15 Healthy Recipe Ideas for a Healthier Lifestyle

Looking to start a weight loss journey or maybe just need to add some healthier meal options into your everyday routine?  These 15 simple, easy and fresh recipes are just as satisfying as they are delicious!  Great for jump-starting your healthy New Years resolutions, too! We all typically have good intentions to eat healthier and make more mindful food choices.  However, sometimes when we don't set ourselves up for success, if often becomes overwhelming to know exactly what to eat.  What if I told you that having these simple recipe ideas at your fingertips could help you prepare for every meal of the day, giving you more control to make healthier food choices?  Having these healthy, easy and delicious options will help you feel satisfied and in control all the while still enjoying Continue Reading...

Creamy Tomato & Tortellini Soup

Creamy Tomato & Tortellini Soup

This post is sponsored by the good people at Mirum Shopper and Hunt's.  Photographs, opinions and recipe are 100% my own. #ad #HuntsHolidayHappiness This fantastic tomato soup recipe has it all!  Creamy, delicious tomatoes are simmered together with Parmesan cheese, tender tortellini and topped with fresh basil.  This soup is a fantastic Christmas Eve dish or wonderful anytime you're looking to warm up on a cold night! In my family, Christmas Eve has just as much celebration and importance as Christmas Day.  Some of my fondest memories as a child are of going to my Great-Grandma Elsie's house to celebrate Christmas Eve with my HUGE extended family.  There was always enough food to feed double the crew - Christmas cookies and candies, salads, desserts and the dinner was always Continue Reading...

One Skillet Spinach & Artichoke Chicken

One Skillet Spinach & Artichoke Chicken

Let me introduce you to your new favorite chicken recipe!  This easy one skillet meal has all the flavors of Spinach and Artichoke Dip simmered together and stuffed into simple chicken breasts.  Incredibly flavorful, this delicious entree is the perfect dinner idea any night of the week! Do you ever find yourself making the same thing for dinner over and over again?  Even though I'm a food blogger, I'm completely guilty of this.  We tend to gravitate towards spaghetti and meatballs, tacos, and burgers.  This is what I know my husband and kid will eat, so these are the types of dinners that are pretty much always stocked in my pantry and freezer.  Here's the deal - I get TOTALLY sick of these meals!  Don't get me wrong, I love a great burger, but after a while, it gets a little Continue Reading...

Slow Cooker Sirloin Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Sirloin Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew - the perfect comfort food! This easy slow cooker beef stew recipe is a delicious dinner option for any night of the week. Made with tender, delicious sirloin, along with big chunks of carrots, celery, potatoes and mushrooms its the ultimate comfort food! I created this post in partnership with Butcher Box.  All opinions, photos and recipe are 100% my own.  This post contains affiliate links. As soon as the weather begins to cool off a bit, I get out my crock pot and cook up a big pot of my Slow Cooker Sirloin Beef Stew.  My family and I love it, as it is a delicious, hearty meal in one bowl.  I love making beef stew on a lazy Sunday afternoon and letting it simmer for hours.  It fills my house with the warm aromas of autumn, and fills our bellies with a Continue Reading...

National Chicken Month – Easy Chicken Recipes for Busy Nights

National Chicken Month – Easy Chicken Recipes for Busy Nights

When it comes to easy dinner solutions, chicken always seems to be at the top of the list!  In honor of National Chicken Month, I've got some amazing chicken recipes, perfect for busy nights and tight budgets! Now that fall actives are in full swing, I'm always trying to figure out what I'm gonna feed my family before or after baseball practice, games, drum corp, and all the other little things that scheduled during the week.  We always try to make it a point to sit down together as a family for at least one meal a day, and having something easy and ready to go is a great way to gather everyone to the table.  To take the guess-work out of dinner ideas that the entire family will eat, I've teamed up with a few other fantastic food bloggers to bring you some amazing chicken dinner Continue Reading...

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef

An amazing slow cooker meal, this Barbecue Beef recipe is the perfect dinner solution!  Just a few minutes of prep, and your slow cooker does the rest.  A fantastic way to prepare brisket, roast or flank, this BBQ beef is great for sandwiches and a delicious topping for nachos, pizza and more! Without a doubt, my family and I are 100% meat-lovers!  My husband and I grew up in rural American, where there is just as much livestock as there are people.  I love nothing more than to take out the slow cooker, and let a roast simmer away, creating an amazing aroma in the house, and better yet, an amazing meal on the table!  This recipe for Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef is fantastic for brisket, roast, and flank steak, and makes a great meal for busy nights. Slow cooking this barbecue Continue Reading...

Grilled Balsamic Rosemary Steak with Grilled Mushrooms

Grilled Balsamic Rosemary Steak with Grilled Mushrooms

Attention all carnivores - get ready to fire up the grill for these incredibly flavorful steaks!  This super simple Balsamic Rosemary marinade is perfect for t-bones, porterhouse, rib-eye, strip steak, flank steak, sirloin and even filet!  Paired with grilled mushrooms, these flavor-infused steaks will be a new summer favorite! Pretty much anytime there isn't snow on the ground, our outdoor gas grill is cooking up something tasty.  Mostly during spring, summer and fall, we've got steaks on the grill at least a couple times a month!  Everyone in our house LOVES a great, juicy beefsteak.  To add a little variety, I like mixing up different marinades to add additional flavor to the grilled meat.  My newest creation - the Balsamic Rosemary marinade was a HUGE hit this past Continue Reading...