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Smokey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Kelby (the love of my life/ the guy who makes me belly laugh daily/ best friend) used to hate sweet potatoes. I tried every preparation that I could think of… baked, mashed with honey and pecans, plain mashed, etc. It was a sad time. I did not want to make two different types of potatoes forever and I could not give up my beloved sweet potatoes. So, I tried to roast them with a delicious smokey spicy mix. The verdict: he absolutely loves them! This is the only way he will eat them.  If you have a sweet potato hater in your life, try this super simple side dish.

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Chicken Tostadas

Happy Saturday! Looking for an easy dinner that won’t have you slaving away in the kitchen all afternoon? This is the one for you. These tostadas are quick, but they come out looking beautiful and delicious. Use leftover or rotisserie chicken to get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.

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Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash

Baby, it’s cold outside…and snowy…and windy. I don’t know about you, but this weather makes me want a nice comforting meal. A nice comforting meal without all of the extra calories of a nice comforting meal. Doable? Oh yeah.

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Mushroom and Turkey Lettuce Cups

Ahhh, the month of January. Health food month. I kicked off the new year with a bit of a cleanse. It was a 3 day liquid diet filled with smoothies and soup. I would say it really worked for me. Yes, I lost some water weight that comes back when you start to eat normally… I know. However, taking those 3 days to really zone in on what I was eating helped to refocus myself on my fitness goals. I feel the best when I am eating healthy. (Yeah, nothing really groundbreaking about that one, but it is true!)

Since then, I have been cutting back on my heavy carbs in the evening. So at dinner, I have been shying away from things like tortillas, bread, buns, etc. However, I never want to feel deprived. Queue the lettuce wraps. For some reason being able to pick these up and eat them is more satisfying to me then eating them knife and fork style. Anyone else? Try it! Let me know what you think. These are so delicious, pretty, and fun to eat!

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Creamy Vegan Lentil Soup

I did not intend for this soup to be vegan. That was just a happy coincidence. I’ve had a bag of red lentils just sitting in my pantry for a while now…maybe 6 months? I bought them on an ooh-this-week-I’m-going-to-eat-super-super-healthy kind of a whim. Sadly, they ended up pushed behind a box of whole wheat fusilli… until this week. I also had a bag of carrots to either eat or pitch that day. (I hate throwing away food!) And so, this delicious, creamy soup was created out of pantry items. Oh, and its super quick and easy. Yay for accidental vegan meals!