• Beef Marinade: Guaranteed Deliciousness - Ingredients
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    Beef Marinade: Guaranteed Deliciousness

      The perfect beef marinade can really change your dinner game.  With our busy and stressful schedules, the last thing we need to add on our plates – pun intended =P – is to worry about “what’s for dinner?”  This beef marinade requires little prep, cooks in 10 minutes, pairs wonderfully with practically anything, and provides guaranteed deliciousness. What you’ll need for this Beef Marinade   This beef marinade requires few ingredients.  Most of these are staple items and should already be either in your fridge or your pantry.  It requires fresh cilantro, green onions, limes, garlic, sesame seeds, brown sugar, olive oil, low-sodium soy sauce, and sesame oil.  If…

  • Baked Salmon: Honey Garlic and Mustard
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    Baked Salmon: Honey Garlic and Mustard

        Salmon is at its best during summer time.  Baked salmon is one of the easiest, quickest, and delicious way to enjoy it.  In under 30-minutes, this Baked Salmon: Honey Garlic and Mustard dish will be ready to impress.  The flavors of honey, garlic, dijon mustard, spices, and herbs are a perfect combination.  Its bright flavors enhance and highlight the freshness of the salmon.   Salmon’s Benefits While salmon is delicious, it also has a lot of health benefits that should be noted. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids Excellent protein source High in B-vitamins Good source of potassium May reduce the risk of heart disease Aid in weight loss/weight control Boosts…

  • Sweet and Spicy Ground Beef with Mushrooms
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    Sweet and Spicy Ground Beef Recipe

        Everyone has that patented go-to quick and easy recipe for when they’re tight on time for dinner.  And this one is mine!  My Sweet and Spicy Ground Beef recipe has never failed me.  It always manages to deliver an amazing meal every time.  Its simplicity makes it very versatile.  It can be paired with so many different vegetables, sides, white rice, brown rice, quinoa, tortilla, or pita bread.  Honestly, it can go with anything.   Choosing a Leaner Blend for this Ground Beef Recipe The base of this recipe is ground beef.  Ground beef isn’t necessarily the healthiest.  However, picking a leaner blend can totally improve its nutritional…

  • Pesto Veggie Pasta Salad
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    Pesto Veggie Pasta Salad

        My pesto veggie pasta salad is veggies first and packed with great pesto flavor.  If you’re watching your weight like me and trying to limit “bad” carbs but sometimes still craving it, this recipe is perfect!  With only under 250 calories per serving, you can satisfy your “bad” carbs cravings while loading up with great fresh veggies.  The key to this recipe is portions, portions, portions.   More than just a Pesto Veggie Pasta Salad I was driving home from the gym and I needed to run into the grocery store real quick to grab some things.  Since I’ve been trying to shed some pounds, I’ve been very cautious of walking through the…

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    Barley Lentil Soup with Chicken Sausage

        The weather has been pretty gloomy the last couple of days.  Automatically, my mind goes straight to comfort food – a nice warm bowl of soup.  I wanted to make something that was easy, quick, delicious and of course healthy.  As of late, I’ve been way obsessed with barley.  I was inspired and wanted to try out this barley lentil Soup with chicken sausage. This recipe is very well balanced.  If you are watching your weight like me, a bowl of this soup is less than 300 calories.  Filled with vegetables, greens, grains, and protein it will keep you full and satisfied throughout the whole day.  It is also…