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  • Low Carb Raspberry Frozen Coffee (Frappuccino)
    Frozen coffee is so easy to make at home and this keto version only has 2 net carbs! Easy to make with just 4 ingredients, or prep it ahead and have a tasty keto frappucino at the drop of a dime!
  • Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs
    Air fryer chicken meatballs are an easy and versatile dinner that the whole family will love. They have a crisp, golden crust surrounding a juicy center and are ready in under a half-hour with minimal cleanup! Go ahead and make a double batch, because these delicious meatballs also freeze really well.
  • Strawberry Panna Cotta (Vegan, Diary Free, Sugar Free)
    This luscious vegan panna cotta is topped with fresh strawberry sauce for a delicious dessert that adults and kids alike will gobble up! Impressive enough to serve at a dinner party, it’s made with just 5 ingredients and a few minutes of active prep time. Tired of the same old desserts? Let’s bring back pudding!
  • Spicy Air Fryer Steak Fingers with Dill Pickle Dip
    You’ve probably heard of chicken fingers, but have you ever heard of steak fingers? In my take on this popular Idaho recipe, tender pieces of steak are coated in spicy gluten-free breading and air fried until they’re perfectly crisp. Brush on some more Nashville hot sauce, then dip them in creamy dill pickle dip to tone down the heat.

Healthy One Pot Recipes

  • Chicken Caprese One Pot Pasta
    Fuss-free one pot pasta is a meal the whole family will love! This 20-minute recipe is inspired by caprese salad, with fire-roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, and plenty of fresh basil. You’ll look forward to eating it all summer long!
  • Thai Barbecue Crock Pot Meatloaf
    This slow cooker meatloaf and potatoes recipe is glazed with a delicious Thai-inspired barbecue sauce that’s perfectly tangy and just a little bit spicy. Just one bite will leave you craving more. The leftovers are even better the next day, so this recipe is perfect for meal prep!
  • Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken
    This slow cooker lemon chicken recipe is loosely based on chicken piccata, a classic Italian recipe made with sauteed chicken in a rich lemon sauce.
  • Sheet Pan Mediterranean Chicken Thighs (Low Carb, Whole 30, Gluten-Free)
    Crispy chicken thighs baked over a bed of Greek-inspired veggies and finished with tangy kalamata olives and salty feta is one of my favorite sheet pan meals. You’ll love how easily this delicious low carb dinner comes together!

Easy Weeknight Dinners

  • Chicken Caprese One Pot Pasta
    Fuss-free one pot pasta is a meal the whole family will love! This 20-minute recipe is inspired by caprese salad, with fire-roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, and plenty of fresh basil. You’ll look forward to eating it all summer long!
  • Air Fryer Empanadas
    Crispy, crunchy air fryer empanadas are so easy to make at home without the mess or uncertain timing of deep-frying. These come out of the air fryer perfectly crisp and golden brown every time. Plus you can use any filling you want, which makes them great for picky eaters!
  • Baked Crab Cakes (with Minimal Filler!)
    This Maryland crab cake recipe is baked in the oven instead of fried, so they come out perfect every time with less oil. My simple recipe uses minimal filler (and no mayo!) for the best texture and intense crab flavor. They’re so easy to make, with just 5 steps.
  • Creamy Mushroom + Quinoa Soup
    This creamy mushroom and quinoa soup is one of my new favorites. It’s warm and hearty, with tons of nutrition. Even better, this vegan mushroom soup is entirely plant-based!

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I’m a recipe developer and food photographer who shares easy weeknight recipes and fun weekend projects featuring fresh ingredients.

Whole 30 Recipes

  • Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad
    Cauliflower tabbouleh is a healthy summertime staple. This easy, no-cook side dish keeps well in the fridge and goes with everything from burgers to grilled chicken — or serve it with hummus and pita chips for an easy appetizer! It’s low cal, low carb, and gluten-free but most of all, it’s absolutely delicious.
  • How to Make Easter Egg Dye from Kitchen Scraps
    Your whole family will love making DIY Easter eggs using kitchen scraps like beets, red cabbage, parsley, turmeric, and tea. These homemade Easter eggs are great if you’re looking for a fun kitchen project, if you have allergies or concerns about ingredients in store-bought dye, or if you forgot to buy a dye kit!
  • How to Roast Frozen Vegetables
    Did you know that you can roast frozen vegetables? It’s true! They come out perfectly browned, caramelized, and absolutely delicious. Next time you need an easy side dish idea, look no further than your freezer!
  • Moroccan-Spiced Roast Carrots
    Simply the BEST roast carrots recipe. These tender and flavorful carrots are perfectly seasoned with an earthy mixture of Moroccan spices. Make them in the oven or the air fryer for a quick and easy side dish. Who said veggies have to be boring?

Gluten-Free Recipes

  • Low Carb Raspberry Frozen Coffee (Frappuccino)
    Frozen coffee is so easy to make at home and this keto version only has 2 net carbs! Easy to make with just 4 ingredients, or prep it ahead and have a tasty keto frappucino at the drop of a dime!
  • Strawberry Panna Cotta (Vegan, Diary Free, Sugar Free)
    This luscious vegan panna cotta is topped with fresh strawberry sauce for a delicious dessert that adults and kids alike will gobble up! Impressive enough to serve at a dinner party, it’s made with just 5 ingredients and a few minutes of active prep time. Tired of the same old desserts? Let’s bring back pudding!
  • Spicy Air Fryer Steak Fingers with Dill Pickle Dip
    You’ve probably heard of chicken fingers, but have you ever heard of steak fingers? In my take on this popular Idaho recipe, tender pieces of steak are coated in spicy gluten-free breading and air fried until they’re perfectly crisp. Brush on some more Nashville hot sauce, then dip them in creamy dill pickle dip to tone down the heat.
  • Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas
    This Instant Pot chicken carnitas is a delicious and versatile 8-ingredient dinner that’s ready in just about a half-hour! Serve in tortillas for tacos, over nachos on a salad, or in a baked potato.

Healthy Drink Recipes

  • Low Carb Raspberry Frozen Coffee (Frappuccino)
    Frozen coffee is so easy to make at home and this keto version only has 2 net carbs! Easy to make with just 4 ingredients, or prep it ahead and have a tasty keto frappucino at the drop of a dime!
  • Strawberry Peach Smoothie Freezer Packs
    Smoothie freezer packs are a game-changer for busy mornings. Make them ahead, then just dump, blend, and go! These strawberry-peach smoothies are my current favorite. It’s finally starting to feel like summer here in Upstate New York, which means I’m getting excited about smoothies again! It’s well documented that I’m not a morning person AT
  • How to Make Homemade Horchata (Dairy Free)
    Homemade horchata is a cool, creamy drink made from rice, almonds, and cinnamon. This recipe is dairy-free so everyone can enjoy it. Cheers! I love Mexican food. I’m pretty sure I could eat it every day and not get tired of it. There are a few different Mexican restaurants here in town that I frequent
  • Ginger Lemon Tea (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo)
    Ginger lemon tea is a great way to warm up on a cold winter night. The spicy ginger and soothing honey is also excellent if you’re battling a cold or the flu. In this post, I’ll show you how to make the best ginger tea at home with just 3 ingredients! One of my favorite local soup

Healthy Breakfast Recipes

  • How to Make Easter Egg Dye from Kitchen Scraps
    Your whole family will love making DIY Easter eggs using kitchen scraps like beets, red cabbage, parsley, turmeric, and tea. These homemade Easter eggs are great if you’re looking for a fun kitchen project, if you have allergies or concerns about ingredients in store-bought dye, or if you forgot to buy a dye kit!
  • Slow Cooker Granola with Cherries and Almonds
    Crunchy homemade granola made in your slow cooker! This crock pot granola recipe has a hint of cinnamon, dried cherries, and almonds. Make it your own by swapping out the fruit and nuts for your favorites!
  • Mushroom and Spinach Quiche (Vegetarian)
    Your whole family will love this easy spinach quiche recipe. It’s great any time, but we especially love it for holiday brunches.
  • How to Make Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats (Video!)
    Instant pot steel cut oats are one of my favorite healthy breakfast recipes. They’re rich and creamy and practically foolproof! Steel cut oats are higher in fiber than rolled oats and have a coarse, chewy texture that I love! Instant pot oatmeal is a great way to get your morning started on the right foot.

 

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