Easy Delicious Homemade Refried Beans

Ingredients 1 Tbs of olive oil 1/4 onion diced 1-2 garlic cloves minced 1/2 tsp of cumin 1/2 tsp of chili 2 cups of soften pinto beans (you can used canned rinsed and drained) 1/2 cup beef broth Directions In a non stick skillet set to medium high heat, add onions, garlic, cumin, chili, in…

Lentil Chickpea Salad

If you are looking to meal prep a delicious side dish, a healthy lunch or just a filling fun salad for the next cookout…. This Lentil Chickpea Salad is it!! Ingredients 2 cups of uncooked lentils 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 small red onion, diced 1 large tomato, chopped 1/2 medium zucchini , chopped 4…

Fluffy Quinoa

I discovered quinoa a couple of years back. I often wonder what took me so long. Quinoa can replace rices and high on carbs side dishes. Its amazing as dinner and hold perfect in the fridge when doing meal preps. Its also a blank canvas. You can add spices, zets, vegetables and it will be…

Cauliflower Rice

Want an alternative to rice? Watching your carbs intake. Cauliflower is one way to do that. Ingredients 2 cups of riced (shredded) Cauliflower 2 Tbs of butter 3 garlic cloves (pressed or minced) Juice of 1/2 lemon 1-2 Tbs of chopped parsley 2 tsp of Mrs Dash Table-blend seasoning Directions Melt butter in a non…

Roasted “Rainbow” Carrots

Yes! Colors! Love them! These beautiful colored carrots not only are amazing for you and your health but they are also a treat to you and guests eyes! If you feel bored of eating orange carrots I have the answer for you. These colorful carrots will have subtle differences in taste and they color comes…

Broccoli with Horseradish Sauce

Ingredients 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets1/4 cup light or fat free sour cream1/4 cup light or fat free mayonnaise2 teaspoons prepared horseradish1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Directions: Place broccoli in a steamer basket or heavy pot place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-4…

Roasted “Rainbow” Cauliflower

I have to be completely honest. If there is one thing that makes me happy in the kitchen is colors. Colors from fruit, colors of vegetables colors all around. Yes, by now we know the more colors you eat the better it is for your health. The amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals are immeasurable….

Chicken & Black Bean Tostadas

Making these was not only delicious but also fun. I had a few leftover ingredients and did a side salad (a deconstructed tostada if you would) A delicious healthy lunch for any day of the week! You have the option of using chicken breast but honestly using blanched chicken thighs gives you juicy chicken and…

Sweet Potato and Roasted Chickpea Salad

Ingredients 1 15-ounce can no-salt added chickpeas, drained 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped and divided 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups cubed sweet potato, from about 2 medium potatoes 2 cups chopped kale 1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped Directions Preheat the oven to…