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I LOVE a good pasta salad. That’s right, I said it. Sometimes I just crave carbs! And there’s nothing like a delicious pasta salad to satisfy my craving, especially as a side dish at your summer BBQ. First, let’s not confuse pasta salad with macaroni salad (you know, the kind oozing with mayo. YUCK. If you know me at all, you know that I despise...

Fire Up the BBQ for the BEST Chicken Marinade! Two words: Summer BBQ. Move over hot dogs and hamburgers, and get ready for the juiciest grilled chicken you’ve ever had! This easy chicken marinade recipe is going to quickly become your favorite go-to marinade. Ever grill chicken and it ends up being so dry that you need to drown it in BBQ sauce just so it’s...

Want to reduce stress? Eat these foods! Life can be stressful. Work, kids, emails, and countless activities- it’s easy to reach for “comfort foods” that are high in fat and calories. Pizza, fried foods, and sugary desserts are often more appealing when we’re anxious or overwhelmed and we just want food! Unfortunately, these foods are probably...

Did someone say Fiesta?! Whether you’re celebrating Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo, or if you’re just plain hungry for a healthy, Mexican-inspired dish, this Taco Turkey Spaghetti Squash is sure to satisfy your craving! I love experimenting with new recipes when it comes to spaghetti squash- there are so many things you can do to change it up, you can pretty...

Family Meal Prep Made Easy with Dream Dinners Let’s face it, cooking dinner from scratch after a long day at work or dealing with the kids all day is a feat that even most super parents find challenging. Never fear, Dream Dinners is here! So before you call for pizza or make another box of mac n’ cheese, check out this awesome family meal prep solution...

If you are looking for a healthy and delicious Thai dish that you can easily prepare at home, you have to make this Thai Shrimp Lo Mein! These fresh and tasty sesame peanut noodles will rival anything you would order from your local Thai or Chinese restaurant. This vegetarian dish has only 463 calories per serving with 15 grams protein! But if shrimp is not your thing,...

This Harvest Pumpkin Soup is heavenly! The perfect blend of comfort food and Fall flavors. It was given as a sample at Trader Joe’s and I wanted to eat the entire pot of it. I immediately bought all of the ingredients and couldn’t wait to get home and make it! I have made it 3 times since then and feel like I need to stock up on a several boxes of TJ’s Pumpkin...

Best Fall Salad: Harvest Salad with Kale, Farro, & Roasted Acorn Squash It’s mid-October and Fall is in full swing. Temperatures are cooling down (well maybe not for those of us in SoCal), leaves are falling, it’s getting darker earlier, and stores are selling pumpkin everything- so stock up before it’s too late! I’ve been wanting to make...

Top 10 Tips for Eating Healthy When Dining Out! I love dining out! Whether it’s going to my favorite local restaurant or checking out the newest hot spots, it is one of my favorite things to do! However, eating out a restaurant and healthy eating often times do not mix! Dining out is actually considered one of the primary reasons for an unhealthy lifestyle....

What do you get if you combine quinoa, chicken, veggies, and buffalo sauce? Pure DELICIOUSNESS! This week’s Salad of Week is the very healthy & delicious Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad. As I’ve mentioned before, quinoa is a popular superfood that is high in protein and important minerals such as magnesium, iron, and calcium, plus it’s gluten free...

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