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Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

This buffalo chicken mac and cheese combines ground chicken with healthier chickpea pasta, a low fat buffalo cheese sauce, and bubbly monterey jack cheese. Each serving has 34 grams of protein with just 31 grams of carbs, and you should be able to have dinner 

Pulled Pork Nachos

Pulled Pork Nachos

These nachos were the first thing I made with my new Ninja Foodi Pulled Pork recipe because, well, nachos! If you’re a fellow nachos lover, these pulled pork nachos will definitely hit the spot. There’s a blend of cheddar and monterey jack cheese, fresh red 

Leftover Pulled Pork Breakfast Casserole

Leftover Pulled Pork Breakfast Casserole

This 5-ingredient breakfast casserole is a simple and tasty way to use leftover pulled pork to feed the whole family or prep a week’s worth of breakfast. Each serving has a balanced nutrition profile with around 300 calories, 22 grams of protein, and 23 grams 

Easy Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Easy 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 

Pressure Cooker Chipotle Chili Mac

Pressure Cooker Chipotle Chili Mac

There’s so much to love about this pressure cooker chili mac! It’s unbelievably flavorful for such a simple recipe, lower carb and higher protein thanks to chickpea pasta, and requires one pot and about 30 minutes.  I used a 6.5-quart Ninja Foodi to make this 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal Bake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal Bake

If you’re in need of a simple, healthy breakfast in bulk or something to feed the family over the weekend, this oatmeal bake has you covered. It’s high volume (filling), high protein, and has real peanut butter inside so you know it’s tasty.  And before 

Protein Carrot Cake with Sugar Free Cream Cheese Frosting

Protein Carrot Cake with Sugar Free Cream Cheese Frosting

This high protein carrot cake recipe combines flour, spices, and protein powder with freshly grated carrots, eggs, and apple sauce to create a low fat cake that’s still unbelievably moist. Especially since the carrot cake is covered in a sugar free cream cheese frosting and 

Low Fat Ricotta and Beef Cannelloni

Low Fat Ricotta and Beef Cannelloni

In case you’re unfamiliar, cannelloni is essentially stuffed pasta rolls baked in a cheese sauce. This spin on a classic cannelloni recipe uses readily available ingredients and a few healthier options to reduce the fat and calorie content.  When it’s all said and done, you’ll 

Easy Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Easy Buffalo Chicken Pasta

This buffalo chicken pasta is super easy to make thanks to pre-cooked chicken breast chunks and a simple DIY buffalo pasta sauce. And since we focus on kinda healthy cookin’ around here, the chicken is lightly breaded and the pasta is a higher protein chickpea 

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Crescent Roll Stromboli

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Crescent Roll Stromboli

This cheeseburger crescent roll stromboli packs every bit of juicy bbq bacon burger goodness inside a reduced fat crescent roll turnover. While this cheeseburger stromboli isn’t the lowest calorie recipe on my blog, it’s a must try for burger lovers. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still