Side Dishes

Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese

Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese

In spite of it being peak soup season, I’m currently obsessed with healthy mac and cheese recipes. Soups, stews, and chili are great, but it’s tough to compete with cheese. If you’re with me, I think you’ll appreciate the return of the mac and the […]

Garlic Parmesan Mac and Cheese with Chicken

Garlic Parmesan Mac and Cheese with Chicken

I recently polled my Facebook group full of healthy eaters for Thanksgiving recipes they’d like to see. Unsurprisingly, the dominant winner was the mac and cheese variations option. So, here we go. While this garlic parmesan mac and cheese with chicken may not be traditional […]

Extra Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Extra Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Growing up in the south, hash brown casserole was a staple at family gatherings. My favorite versions always had loads of cheese inside, creating a perfect creamy crunchy contrast with the roasted Corn Flakes on top. It’s no secret, however, that cheesy hash brown casserole […]

Healthier Copycat Wingstop Fries

Healthier Copycat Wingstop Fries

Chances are if you’re reading this you’re fully aware how awesome Wingstop fries are. I can say with confidence their fries are in my top three best fries rankings. So what makes them so good? Aside from being a perfectly crispy French fry, Wingstop seasons […]

Honey Mustard Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Honey Mustard Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts seem to be a bit like pineapple on pizza, with hardly any middle ground between love and hate. Attempts to sway people to team pineapple may be futile, but I hope to sway a few people on the fence about the sprout with […]

Healthy Taco Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing

Healthy Taco Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing

As some of you know, I have a bonafide picky eater living under my roof. Salad is rarely on the menu but if I ever had a chance at sneaking one in, this healthy taco salad would be the one. Thanks to the super flavorful […]

Tex-Mex Easy Roasted Vegetables

Tex-Mex Easy Roasted Vegetables

If you’re looking for a super easy roasted vegetables recipe, you’re in the right place. This six-ingredient combo is one of my personal favorites and uses canned and frozen vegetables so there’s no chopping, cutting, or anything other than assembling required. Roasting frozen vegetables is […]

10 Healthy Recipes Using Rotisserie Chicken

10 Healthy Recipes Using Rotisserie Chicken

Below you’ll find a compilation of my favorite healthy recipes using rotisserie chicken and just a handful of additional ingredients. Rotisserie chicken is a lifesaver for the lazy chef or those that hate leftover chicken (raises hand). It’s so easy to pick one or two up […]

Low Carb Breadsticks with Pepperoni and High Protein Jalapeño Ranch

Low Carb Breadsticks with Pepperoni and High Protein Jalapeño Ranch

Like I mentioned in my Low Carb Cheez-It Crackers recipe, my goal with low carb recipes is to keep the fat content under control to avoid super high calorie foods just for the sake of reducing carbs. In recipes that require structure for baking like […]

High Protein Cheese Dip: A Simple One-Pan Low Calorie Dip Recipe

High Protein Cheese Dip: A Simple One-Pan Low Calorie Dip Recipe

This could be a southern thing, but one of my favorite meals growing up was cheese dip made with Velveeta and Rotel. If you’ve never had this combo, it’s next level delicious. Unfortunately, it’s far from a high protein cheese dip. That’s why I love […]