Sweet and Spicy Grilled Pork Chops

If you’re looking for a protein option that packs a ton of flavor and is made with all clean ingredients, this is it! These sweet and spicy grilled pork chops have almost converted my husband into a pork chop fan (which is a big deal, because he has always hated them). The secret is in…

Shrimp and Grits

April was the busiest month ever and it seemed like most nights we either grabbed some fast food or ate sandwiches for dinner. On Monday night, I was craving something really good, and when I ran by the grocery store, they had frozen, pre-cooked shrimp on a BOGO sale. I grabbed a couple bags and…

Chicken Pot Pie Noodle Bake

This recipe actually resulted from an accident. I planned on making a chicken pot pie for dinner and had already started making the filling when I realized that I didn’t have any pie crusts in the fridge. I added some egg noodles to my chicken mixture, planning to make chicken soup, but then my husband…

Banana Nut Oatmeal

Happy Saturday! Jack and I are having a kind of lazy day at home. I’m trying to do a little housework and he’s pulling out toys faster than I can put them up. He’s crawling now, and he’s into everything. Even though he can make a huge mess, this stage is so much fun. I…

Hamburger Steak with Grilled Onions

Ingredients: 1 pound ground chuck 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons onion powder 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 small yellow onion Avocado oil Instructions: Mix the ground chuck and spices well and form into 4 large patties. Set aside. Thinly slice 1/2 yellow…

Hearty Whole 30 Shepherd’s Pie

We’ve been out of school for two days due to ice and snow, and I’ve been craving some comfort food. I whipped up this hearty shepherd’s pie using all Whole 30 approved ingredients. Ingredients: 1/2 yellow onion 1 clove of garlic 2 carrots 1 lb. ground chuck 4 russet potatoes 1 cup Whole 30 compliant…

Steak and Veggie Bowl

There is something so comforting about eating a warm meal from a bowl. This quick veggie and steak combo is perfect for a quick weeknight meal when you want something tasty and healthy that you can put together in 10 minutes or less. Ingredients: 2 thin ribeye steaks 1 bag of frozen mixed veggies that…

My Whole 30

Losing weight and getting healthy is a pretty common resolution for the new year, and there are millions of different programs and diet plans to help people reach those goals. I’ve tried lots of them. I’ve done Weight Watchers, Slim Fast, the 21 Day Sugar Detox, Atkins, the South Beach Diet, and all kinds of…

Snow Day!

It almost never snows in Alabama, especially not in December, but we woke up to a winter wonderland this morning! School was canceled, which means that Jack and I get to hang out at home all day! This is his first time seeing snow, and he was not too sure about it… A snow day…

Five on Friday – What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you’re like me, you have a fridge full of food leftover from yesterday’s feast. Today, I’m sharing five quick and easy ideas for serving up those leftovers! The Leftover Sandwich – Have you ever seen the episode of Friends where someone eats Ross’s leftover Thanksgiving sandwich and…