Sweet Treats · Under 200 calories

Banana-Flax Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love buying big bunches of bananas, knowing I won’t eat them all, because it causes me to have a ton of baking-ready bananas in a week. That’s what happened this weekend (and I still have about 4 left…) Usually I whip up a batch or two of my great grandmothers banana bread recipe, but… Continue reading Banana-Flax Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Beef · Entree · Soups, salads, and sandwiches · Under 400 calories

Grilled Steak & Parmesan Quinoa Salad With Balsamic Reduction

I hate wimpy salads. You need more then lettuce, some veggie toppings, and dressing for a good meal. Let me introduce you to my friends called “food groups”, share the love. Whenever I make salads for dinner I also have to remember that I am feeding a 6’2” male that burns through calories about as… Continue reading Grilled Steak & Parmesan Quinoa Salad With Balsamic Reduction

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How To Thanksgiving Like A Dietitian

I love Thanksgiving. Great food and quality family time? I’m sold. Thanksgiving is usually synonymous with overeating, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. Let me share 7 simple, dietitian approved tips with you to help make your Turkey Day a little more waist-line friendly. Eat breakfast. This one is so important. Skipping breakfast… Continue reading How To Thanksgiving Like A Dietitian

Breakfast · Entree · Under 400 calories · Vegetarian

Fiesta Fried Egg Topped Sweet Potato

There is one surefire way to sell me on a dish: top it with an egg. They are so pretty to me, add great flavor, and it’s incredibly satisfying when you break the yolk. At about 70 calories and 6 grams of protein, a large egg is also a nutritious choice. Combine that with an… Continue reading Fiesta Fried Egg Topped Sweet Potato

Breakfast · Protein · Under 300 calories · Vegetarian

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

I am so excited to share this recipe with you! You’ve heard it once and you’ll hear it again, breakfast is the most important meal of the day- And my personal favorite.  You want your breakfast to have protein and complex carbs to keep you nice and full.  Of course, I also want it to… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Entree · Fish & seafood · Under 300 calories

Simple Salmon Cakes

Disclaimer: I have to give Joe the credit for this recipe. He found this one (from Cooktoria), which we modified a touch. Yay Joe. I know I have talked about the benefits of Omega-3’s before, but if you haven’t heard my harping check out this post from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Fish also… Continue reading Simple Salmon Cakes

Entree · Poultry · Protein · Under 400 calories

Quick & Easy Sweet Potato Turkey Skillet

The color orange just screams fall. Pumpkin, squash and sweet potato seem to be everywhere- And I love it.  This dish is no exception. It’s so warm and comforting you’ll want to follow dinner with a cup of hot apple cider or cocoa under a giant blanket to keep it going. Doesn’t get much more… Continue reading Quick & Easy Sweet Potato Turkey Skillet