How to Create a Balanced Meal

We’ve talked kitchen accessories. We’ve talked cooking routines. Now it’s time to talk about actually BUILDING YO’ PLATE. It’s great if you can drag your butt to the store, get yourself into a cooking routine, and cook the food, but how do you actually put it all together? I think this is a question a lot of people have when they first start cooking for themselves, but no one really wants to ask it. I wouldn’t recommend cooking 8 pieces of chicken and then eating all of those for dinner. I also wouldn’t recommend cooking three heads of broccoli and just eating…

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Shrimp Zoodles with V/GF Walnut Alfredo Sauce

GUYS. I’m so excited about this recipe, I can’t even handle it. I’m honestly really surprised about how in love I am with a lunch/dinner recipe. Let me back up. Usually I spend all of my time toying with dessert recipes because I’m obsessed with desserts, and I feel like the creative possibilities are endless. I loooove to healthify my favorite sweet treats, and it’s SO satisfying when it comes out right. My main meals of the day aren’t usually very exciting in my opinion because I tend to stick to the same types of meals week after week. I love ’em, so I never…

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Fully-Loaded Cheesy Pesto Cauliflower Pizza! (GF)

Happy Father’s Day! I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday and showin’ your dad all the love he deserves! In celebration, I’m back with another recipe! A recipe that I am truly madly deeply 100% in love with. Growing up, my dad and I had a tradition we called Pizza Fridays. Basically, we made a pizza for dinner every Friday. I was OBSESSED with Costco pizzas – the frozen ones that you just pop in the oven. (I wasn’t much of an actual cook back then – things have definitely changed.) I’m not sure what made them so delicious, but…

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Paleo Cauliflower Fake Oatmeal

I’ve been in a major breakfast rut recently. I’m obsessed with eggs. Have ’em every morning. Sometimes I toss in a smoothie or have dinner leftovers for breakfast, but 98% of the time it’s eggs. Having that many eggs, every day…let’s just say I needed to switch things up. I looooove trying new recipes, especially when they seem kind of weird at first. I used to adore oatmeal, and I ate it every morning. (I’m a creature of habit, obviously.) Then stomach/health problems happened, and I switched over to eggs as my go-to breaky. I’l never turn down an omelette or a…

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Holiday Soiree

The holiday season is always a busy time for everyone, but this year it feels especially jam packed with things to do. For example, last week was insanely busy for me because it consisted entirely of prepping for my family’s Holiday Soiree! Back in the day, my parents threw an annual Christmas party during the holidays and invited all of our friends and family. It was always one of my favorite days of the year growing up because it was like a huge reunion for everyone I loved most, and I got to see people I didn’t normally get to spend time with.…

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