Heart Healthy Recipe Roundup

Heart Healthy Recipe Roundup - FitBetty.com #recipes #healthy

  Looking for heart healthy recipes to expand your diet options? If you are following a Mediterranean diet for health reasons or weight loss, than there are lots of delicious recipes on the internet to try! I share most of my own recipes on my other blog, The Fit Cookie, but I wanted to share […]

Maple Balsamic Turkey and Prosciutto with Asparagus

Maple Turkey (16) WM

  As you may have guessed, The Fit Cookie is chock full of dessert recipes (go figure…). I love dessert, but I like to throw out some simple main dish recipes on occasion to remind myself people that one cannot subsist on dessert. I do plenty of meal-time cooking outside of dessert making, but I […]

Collard Wraps with Tahini Basil Ranch

Turkey Collard Wraps - The Fit Cookie

Greens…most of us know we should be getting more of them in our diet, but if you’re anything like me, that can be difficult to figure out sometimes! Cooked greens are a good thing (like Cajun Collard Chips), but eating raw veggies and leafy greens is even better for you since more of the vitamins and […]

Smoky Pumpkin Quinoa Chili

Smoky Pumpkin Quinoa Chili

  This time of year is perfect for pumpkin recipes, but I use pumpkin all year round in many savory recipes in place of tomato sauce. Cooked tomatoes seem to cause reflux for our family, so we tend to avoid cooked tomatoes. I started using pumpkin puree as a tomato sauce alternative a couple years […]

Zucchini Black Bean Burgers

Zucchini Black Bean Burger

  The other day I made a  really great veggie burger and had to share the recipe! I am not a vegan or vegetarian, but I always enjoy playing with my food and experimenting with different types of foods. I have always admired culinary ingenuity – especially when it comes to special diets. I stopped […]

Spicy Taco Bowl with Black Rice

Spicy Taco Bowl with Black Rice

Sometimes simple cooking is the healthiest cooking. I often get a turned off by recipes that have way too many ingredients or steps in them. Simple & quick = affordable & healthy is a formula I adhere to for the most part. That is not to say that there isn’t a place in my heart […]

Skinny Alfredo Sauce

The other day one of my students asked me to re-create one of her husband’s favorite foods: Alfredo Sauce. She wanted me to develop a healthy and low-calorie alfredo sauce recipe that her whole family could enjoy.  I accepted the challenge and created this recipe. While I couldn’t eat this sauce (I have a dairy […]

Allergy-Friendly Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and Cheese (8)

There is something so comforting about hot and creamy macaroni and cheese…I think it has to do with how much fat and carbohydrates there are in it  : )  No joke! Many of the comfort foods we love have a lot of fat and carbohydrates in them because those are the first things our bodies […]

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps (3)

One of the things I love about going out to eat is trying different lettuce wraps. Lots of restaurants have their own version of these, but many of them take what would be a healthy main dish and overload it with too much salt, sugar, and fat in their sauces. Plus, lots of wrap sauces […]

Italian Artichoke Chicken with Asparagus

Easy Italian Artichoke Chicken - The Fit Cookie

Need an easy, one-dish meal chock full of Italian flavor, lean protein, and seasonal spring vegetables? Put down the microwave dinners and give this recipe a try. If you are really pressed for time, you can easily put this together in advance, keep it in the fridge, and pop it in the oven when you […]