Tag: 8 Smart Points

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…

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 Beef and Ricotta Cannelloni

Low Fat Beef and Ricotta 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…

Quick and Easy Healthy Chilaquiles Rojos

Quick and Easy Healthy Chilaquiles Rojos

Chilaquiles are traditionally fried tortilla strips simmered in a red or green tomato sauce and topped with all kinds of stuff. They’re a great way to get rid of leftovers, since they often call for stale tortillas. In this healthy chilaquiles remix, we’ll be using…

BBQ Crockpot Pork Tenderloin with Low Calorie Mac and Cheese

BBQ Crockpot Pork Tenderloin with Low Calorie Mac and Cheese

I’ve made lots of low calorie mac and cheese recipes because, well, duh. But smothering juicy, tender bbq crockpot pork tenderloin in mac and cheese and baking with a layer of melted cheddar on top really takes things to another level.  At first glance, this…

Chorizo Dip

Chorizo Dip

It might be April, but Winter is upon us. That’s right, the final season of Game of Thrones begins in a few days. This chorizo dip would be perfect for a watch party or for sitting around by yourself telling anyone you don’t watch Game…

White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Cheesecake

White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Cheesecake

“Welcome to the top 5 desserts on my blog.” That’s what I said right after taking a bite of this protein cheesecake yesterday. And if you don’t talk to your food, are you really eating? Seriously, the contrast between the real white chocolate and fresh…