New Favorite Dinner

As I’ve probably mentioned before, I find easy healthy recipes that I like and then I tend to make them a LOT for dinner on weeknights. This is a new discovery, and we’ve already made it three times. In addition to being delicious, it all cooks in one pan and makes for easy clean up. Plus, you can alter the toppings to your liking, and can also serve it in tortillas if you want to make tacos. So go ahead, make it once. And I promise you’ll start making it all the time!

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Mini 7-Layer Dips

Next up in my Wednesday party appetizer posts: 7-Layer Dip. I live for 7-Layer Dip. I love bringing it to parties, and end up eating most of it. But, after a few people dig in, it starts to look messy, and kind of gross. So how do you solve this problem? You put them in individually sized cups. Plus, they’re so festive looking.

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Chocolate Mousse

There’s this restaurant in Carmel, California, that has the world’s most amazing chocolate mousse. It comes in this big pot with spoons to share and it is to die for. I didn’t know I liked chocolate mousse until I had it at this restaurant (La Bicyclette in case you’re ever in the area). So I’ve been wanting to try to make it myself. This mousse I made didn’t have the same consistency, but it was just as chocolate-y and delicious.


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Carrot Parsnip Soup

The last few weeks have been a bit hectic, so it’s been hard to have time to make dinner. But this soup is one of the easier soups to make. It is also a one pot soup, meaning not a lot of clean up. Plus it’s healthy. So if you’re like me, and ate a lot of Valentine’s Day cookies, this can help undo all that eating.

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Loaded Sweet Potatoes

The next post in my series of healthy but hearty dinners is loaded sweet potatoes. These are very easy to make and work as a great leftover lunch the next day as well. You could also alter the toppings if you don’t like some of the ones I used, or if you just want to clean out your cupboard/fridge.

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Spaghetti Squash with Bolognese Sauce

Continuing on with the theme from my last two Wednesday posts, I am again posting something healthy and hearty. I know I use this phrase a lot, but that is because I think a lot of healthy meals out there are great, but often leave you still hungry for more food at the end of the meal. And often, this undoes the healthiness of the original meal because you get hungry sooner and end up snacking. So for my Wednesday posts through the end of February, I am going to try to give you lots of yummy and filling meals that will also keep you on track with any health related new years resolutions you made. Today’s post is: spaghetti squash with bolognese sauce.

I came up with this recipe because Dave is a big fan of pasta, and loves to make bolognese sauce. But I tend to avoid eating too much pasta, so I decided this was the perfect compromise because he could make the sauce and serve it on pasta, and I could serve my portion on spaghetti squash, which is very easy to make!

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Crockpot Lime Chicken

So today is my first day back at school after an amazing two week vacation. Going back to reality is always hard, but especially harder when you spent your vacation in Hawaii and California and returned to VERY cold winter weather. As a result, all I want to eat are warm hearty meals, like pasta and pizza. But since I spent my time off eating way too much amazing food, today’s post attempts to achieve my goal of warm and hearty, while also staying somewhat healthy. And this dish is very versatile because you can serve it in a tortilla, on a salad, on rice, or on its own with some veggies on the side.

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My Favorite Meal of the Week – Spicy Lentil Chickpea Soup

So I wanted to start the New Year off with a nice and healthy recipe for all of those people out there who have put getting healthy on their New Year’s Resolution List (or for those of us just needing to make up for all the eating done in the last 10 days). This soup has just the perfect amount of kick to keep you interested, but is full of healthy nutrients to keep you on track!

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