Healthy Black Bean and Lentil Chili

Cozy up to the fire on a cold rainy day with a cup of this delicious Instant Pot Lentil and Bean Chili! Simple, easy to make, yet filling.  I love to serve it with my homemade focaccia bread.  Because lentil chili is low in calories and points, you can serve it with a few pieces of luscious bread and a salad on the side and still stay within your calorie/point range. Freeze it into small portions for a quick, healthy meal later. Great to make for a party! Instant Pot Chili appeals ...

Best Healthy Grilled Chicken Recipe

The secret to this easy perfectly moist and delicious healthy grilled chicken recipe is in the brine. No need to marinate! You won't believe how simple this healthy grilled chicken is! Just brine, sprinkle with seasoning and grill! Don't be scared away by brining, there's nothing to it! This healthy grilled chicken recipe really came about because of my husband. He is the grill master in the house. It was his idea in the first place to brine the chicken years ago and grill it on our ...

How to Freeze Soup into Portions

Why freeze soup into portions? Freezing soup into portions makes it so easy when you just want a cup of homemade soup! Over the years, I've figured out and developed the best ways to freeze soup. It all started with my homemade chicken noodle soup. When my kids were sick at home, I would make them this delicious soup. But if ever I was sick, what did I get? You got it!- canned chicken soup. Yuck! Somehow this did not sit well with me so I began freezing my chicken noodle soup into 1 cup ...

Healthy Spa Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

When you eat this healthy spa chicken salad with honey mustard dressing, you can taste all of the goodness and feel all of the great benefits filling up your body. Tender pieces of chicken surrounded by healthy flavorful vegetables like cucumber, avocado, red bell pepper topped with feta and a light sweet and tangy honey mustard dressing. Inspiration for this healthy salad The inspiration for this chicken salad came when I visit my parents in Venice, Florida. We like to dine at T.J. ...

Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing

This sweet, tangy and delicious Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing is great over salads. Drizzle it over wraps, and use it as a dip for vegetables. It's super quick to put together. Feel free to add oregano, thyme or a bit of spice such as cayenne pepper to jazz it up. Try it over my Healthy Spa Chicken Salad. How long will this dressing keep? This dressing will keep for about 3 weeks in the refrigerator. Keep it in a tightly closed container. How to make Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing in ...

Super Easy Shoyu Poke Bowl

You won't believe how easy it is to make this ahi tuna poke bowl! Delicious fresh ahi tuna in a special marinade over rice with your favorite toppings like avocado, cucumbers, mushrooms, fried garlic, sesame seeds, and green onions. You could also just make the ahi tuna marinade and the poke and serve as an appetizer (use toothpicks for serving) and forget the rice and other vegetables. If you're unsure about poke, give it a chance. I suspended my poke reservations when I actually had good ...

Caribbean Black Bean Soup-Instant Pot

Healthy Soup Recipes This Caribbean Black Bean soup is one of my healthy soup recipes. Make this on a cold winter's day in no time! It's a meal in itself. No need to pre-soak the beans when you're using the Instant Pot. This is a family favorite! Be sure and let your family and guests personalize their own bowl with their favorite toppings. Eat some for dinner tonight and freeze the rest for another time! (Update: Originally posted January 29, 2018) This post does contain ...

Healthy Breakfast Recipes – Sweet Potato Veggie Scramble

This Sweet Potato Veggie Scramble is the second of my Healthy Breakfast Recipes. (Crustless Chipotle Egg Cups was my first). This scramble actually happened by happy accident. I love to make healthy breakfast scrambles with everything I have in my refrigerator and pantry and often I will add a bit of potato. However, one day when I was out of regular potatoes and only had sweet potatoes, I decided to substitute those. I discovered I liked them even better than regular potatoes! Thus this ...

My Food Philosophy and Eating Redesigned

Looking back on My Food Philosophy that I posted when I started my blog years ago, most of what I wrote is still very true today. My focus was about creating great tasting healthy gourmet recipes that help people lose and maintain weight for life. I'm still about good food, good taste and making every bite count. I'm not about fat free, sugar free yuck and preservatives. I'm about real food, good nutritious food, and foods that make your heart sing. While this is still my passion and focus, ...

Why My Weight Loss Continues to be a Journey

When I first started this food blog back in 2018, I never knew what a journey it would be. In fact I thought I was finished with my weight loss journey for the most part. I had lost over 40 pounds. Little did I realize how much work it is to stay at goal through the ups and downs of life. It's relatively easy to lose weight when you are super focused on just that. But throw in life and all of its curve balls, maintaining becomes way more difficult. Losing weight is a journey, not a ...