Light and Zesty Shrimp Salad

Light & Zesty Shrimp Salad

This shop & healthy party recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are my own. #JustAddRotel #CollectiveBias   Spring is finally here, and that means more parties and basketball celebrations! If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious appetizer for your next Spring party that doesn’t involve chips or […]

New Traditions and 2 Holiday Party Recipes

New Traditions and 2 Holiday Party Recipes: Easy Chipotle Dip and Smoky Mashed Sweet Potatoes - @TheFitCookie #SeasonedGreetings #cbias #recipes #ad

This holiday party recipe and shop is compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., and it’s advertiser Every opinion belongs to me (of course!) #SeasonedGreetings #CollectiveBias   I know it’s not quite the new year yet, but I have been looking back over this past year and 2014 has been a year of new things: new adventures […]

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 […]

Fresh Poblano Salsa

Poblano Salsa

This is a fantastic salsa, even better than the jars store-bought cooked salsa made out of stewed tomatoes. Fresh salsa tastes so much better than cooked salsa, especially if you can get excellent tomatoes. Raw tomatoes have less acid in them than cooked tomatoes , so we don’t eat tomato-based recipes very much because of […]

Stuffed Baby Sweet Peppers – 2 Ways

Stuffed Baby Peppers 2 Ways

I have been loving the mini sweet bell peppers lately. They are a portable, snackable veggie that are much sweeter than their larger counterparts. Plus, they are perfect for making kid-friendly (i.e. not too hot) poppers. I love jalapeno poppers, but my kids and I can’t eat the store-bought ones because they are filled with […]

Cajun Collard Chips

Need a little help eating your greens? Dark, leafy green vegetables (such as kale, collard greens, spinach, chard, etc) are an amazing source of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. But, we don’t always get enough of these leafy greens because many people don’t know how to cook them or they simply don’t like the flavor or […]

Fresh Cilantro-Lime Quinoa Salad

As much as I love desserts, a healthy diet cannot be full of sweet treats all the time (bummer!). Healthy desserts are good sometimes, but the bulk of our “daily bread” so to speak should be whole foods, fruits and veggies, lean proteins, and healthy fats. My commitment is to start posting more main dishes […]

Healthy (and Quick!) Potato Chips

Skinny Potato Chips

Got a craving for something crunchy and savory? Don’t reach for a bag of Lay’s potato chips – make up some of your own chips that are fat-free! These chips can be whipped up less than 10 minutes from start to finish, and best of all you can season these any way you want. Can’t […]