Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast

Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast
This sweet and savory Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast clocks in at only 225 calories and will quickly become a family favorite. There are some meals that become family favorites the very first night you prepare them. This was one of those meals. Everyone loved it and we were fighting over the leftovers for lunch […]
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Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

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Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa
Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa is a creamy, cheesy, mushroom filled quinoa dish that is made in the slow cooker wiht just about 5 minutes of prep time. I am always trying to create new slow cooker vegetarian dishes since it is something that can be hard to find and after playing around with quinoa […]
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Sous Vide Ribeye with Fig Reduction

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Sous Vide Ribeye with Fig Reduction
The coupling of a perfectly cooked ribeye with the flavor of red wine makes for a perfect dinner. Using a sous vide to cook a ribeye ensures that any aspiring home chef keeps this dinner perfect by cooking a flawless medium steak without the possibility of overcooking the centerpiece of this dish. Adding layers of […]
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Weeknight Mongolian Beef Stir-Fry

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Weeknight Mongolian Beef Stir-Fry
This simple weeknight Mongolian Beef Stir-Fry has thin slices of steak, fried until crispy and tossed in a savory sauce of fresh ginger and garlic, brown sugar and tamari (or soy sauce). Served with roasted broccoli or a medley of your favorite veggies for an easy dinner any day of the week. Meal planning is hard you […]
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Grilled Beef and Vegetable Kebabs

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Grilled Beef and Vegetable Kebabs
I’m still grilling all the things, like these super delectable Grilled Beef and Vegetable Kebabs. Beef and an array of veggies marinate in a lemon pepper and brown sugar marinade and are threaded onto skewers before grilling. These kebabs are super easy and are bursting with flavor! I’m probably the worst kind of friend/family member to have. […]
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Cheesy Beef and Bean Burrito Rice Bowls

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Cheesy Beef and Bean Burrito Rice Bowls
These Cheesy Beef and Bean Burrito Rice Bowls are inspired by my husbands favorite fast food restaurant only deconstructed into rice bowls and it’s way healthier. Cheesy beef, refried beans and all the fixings are serve on white or brown rice. A fast and easy dinner (or lunch!) recipe to throw together any night of the week..  Since I’ve […]
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Healthy Mongolian Beef

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Healthy Mongolian Beef
Healthy Mongolian Beef is better than take-out and it won’t hurt your waistline or wallet. Taking classic Asian take-out dishes and figuring out a healthier way to make them at home is one of my favorite kitchen challenges. Partly because I am almost always in the mood for any type of Asian take-out and also […]
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Garlic Lemon Shrimp Kababs

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Garlic Lemon Shrimp Kababs
Garlic Lemon Shrimp Skewers can be made on the grill of in the oven for a quick and easy meal that is packed with lemon and garlic flavor. It pains me to say that currently I am the only one at home who eats shrimp. My husband doesn’t eat any seafood and we haven’t introduced […]
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Low Carb Waffles

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Low Carb Waffles
Low carb waffles are crispy, full of flavor, and completely grain-free for anyone on a paleo, gluten-free, or low carb diet. Plus they are just plain delicious. Made with a combination of almond and coconut flour, they are nutty and full of protein. And since they keep well in the fridge, they are great to […]
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Healthy Greek Meatballs

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Healthy Greek Meatballs
I am always down for a good meatball and these Healthy Greek Meatballs pack in so much delicious flavor. Plus they are Paleo, Whole30, and low carb friendly with just 220 calories for four meatballs. Last week I had a really serious craving for tzatziki and Israeli salad – weird. I was tempted to just […]
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Turkey Taco and Cauliflower Rice Skillet

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Turkey Taco and Cauliflower Rice Skillet
One of my favorite tricks to make recipes more Weight Watchers friendly is to substitute cauliflower rice for regular rice. Did you know that rice has at least 5-7 SmartPoints per cup, depending on the variety? I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have a cup of cauliflower rice, which is only […]
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Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Bacon

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Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Bacon
Sauteed Kale and Garlic and Bacon is a healthy, flavor packed side dish that has so much flavor and is Paleo, Low Carb, and Whole30 friendly. This easy side dish of bacony, garlicky kale couldn’t be more delicious. The kale is sauteed is the bacon fat and tons of garlic. It couldn’t really get any […]
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Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Okra Stew

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Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Okra Stew
This Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Okra Stew is full of traditional flavors without all the extra fat and calories. Plus it is Low Carb, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly. The flavors of a traditional Creole Chicken Stew packed with spice, lots of okra, and tender, fall of the bone chicken can’t be beat. And lucky […]
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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken
Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is the perfect meal as we approach warmer spring and summer months. Not only is all the work done by the slow cooker meaning you never have to turn on the stove, the mango salsa screams summer with its bright and fresh flavors. I have been making versions of this dish […]
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Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts

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Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts
Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts have all the flavor of your favorite Thai curry but is much healthier than your favorite take-out version. Recently I have had some friends ask about simple ways to start eating healthier all week. They don’t all have time to cook every night, may be on a limited budget, […]
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Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms

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Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms
Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms are a healthy and tasty side dish that will get everyone to eat their veggies. Plus the leftovers are delicious and can be utilized all week. It seems like I often get stuck in a rut, making the same simple side dishes over and over. Usually a salad. Now, […]
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Healthy Kung Pao Chicken

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Healthy Kung Pao Chicken
Healthy Kung Pao Chicken is full of all the flavor of the classic Chinese take-out dish, tastes amazing, and is a meal you can feel good about feeding your family. After a crazy weekend, I had absolutely no desire to cook and was seriously craving Chinese take out. But since we have been trying to […]
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Balsamic Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

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Balsamic Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes
A delicious Balsamic Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes that is ready in under 15 minutes with the help of the broiler. Plus it’s low carb, Paleo, Clean Eating, and Whole30 friendly. If you haven’t tried flank steak yet, you are missing out. This lean, more affordable cut is full of flavor and with the right […]
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Blueberry Almond Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Blueberry Almond Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
This blueberry almond salad with blueberry balsamic vinaigrette is basically spring in a bowl. You know I have been counting down the days until I could kick winter to the curb. Finally spring is here and we’re not only a few days in and I’m already sharing a salad recipe that’s bursting with all the spring […]
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Slow Cooker Shredded Orange Chicken and Brown Rice

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Slow Cooker Shredded Orange Chicken and Brown Rice
The classic Orange Chicken made in the slow cooker and served with fluffy brown rice on the side. Feed the family with this healthier version of the famous takeout! I know, crispy battered chicken usually always tastes awesome. I get that, but sometimes it’s okay to lighten up one of the most popular Chinese takeout meals… […]
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Slow Cooker Lentil and Vegetable Stew

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Slow Cooker Lentil and Vegetable Stew
A hearty and creamy Slow Cooker Vegetable Lentil Stew made with squash, potatoes, carrots, celery, and lentils. Last night it was so cold, which is really unusual for Los Angeles. Normally people are pulling out their parkas and hats when it drops below 65, but last night it was New England cold. Luckily, I had […]
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Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes

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Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes
I am always trying to create slow cooker vegetarian dishes that aren’t soups or stews. Not that I don’t love a good soup, but it seems like that’s all there is to make if you are a vegetarian and want to use your slow cooker. Lately I have been experimenting with slow cooker vegetarian sloppy […]
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Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette
A simple low calorie Balsamic Vinaigrette made with pomegranate juice and pomegranate seeds. Recently I read an amazing article where they talked about volume eating and volume foods. If you haven’t heard of it before, volume eating basically means choosing foods that have a lot of volume (size) but are low in calories. Something like […]
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Crispy Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

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Crispy Balsamic Brussel Sprouts
I went from 0 to 100 when it came to Brussels sprouts a few years back. They basically never crossed my mind as a valid veggie option until I went to a restaurant and was semi forced to try them when a friend ordered them. The restaurant served them deeply roasted with balsamic vinegar drizzle […]
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Honey Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Bowls

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Honey Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Bowls
These Honey Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Bowls are all I want to eat this fall. Brussels sprouts, carrots, red potatoes, red onions and red peppers are roasted until browned and caramelized and then tossed in a combination of honey, balsamic vinegar, and thyme. I have been making all my roasted veggies like this lately and am […]
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