Baked Beef and Black Bean Tostadas

A 30 minute meal that can help stretch your grocery budget thanks to the black beans that bulk up the protein. I love this meal because it's quicks, affordable, and a healthier alternative. Baking reduces the the fat and the black beans provide protein and fiber. Instead of using 1 lb of ground beef, this… Continue reading Baked Beef and Black Bean Tostadas


Balsamic Italian Chicken

This flavorful chicken dinner comes together so easily and quickly, it'll make a weeknight dinner seem like a lot of time and effort were used to make it. That can be our little secret though. This recipe also includes a life changing secret ingredient for moist chicken. My family eats a lot of chicken dishes… Continue reading Balsamic Italian Chicken

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The Fast Way to Cook a Spaghetti Squash

A versatile fall veggie just got even easier to use! Microwave + spaghetti squash= delicious dinner in no time. Spaghetti squash is a fall/winter vegetable favorite at my house. The most well known way to cook them is to cut them in half and then roasting them in the over for 30 minutes to an… Continue reading The Fast Way to Cook a Spaghetti Squash


Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein “Milkshake”

Okay, I'm really excited to share this. I'm a lover of sweets and this shake combines the chocolate-y, peanut butter-y, creaminess of a milkshake you really like with an extra protein kick. The components of this shake are protein powder, PB2, unsweetened almond milk, frozen banana, ice, and topped with whipped cream. I like to… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein “Milkshake”