• 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 Plantain, Apple, Sausage Hash
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    Sweet Plantain Hash

        I woke up this morning thinking I’d have a simple toast for breakfast. As I was grabbing the bread, I noticed a lone sweet plantain sticking out of my fruit basket. In 2 seconds flat, I grabbed a gala apple right beside it and a piece of chicken sausage from the fridge. I quickly shifted gears and off I went to make a sweet plantain, apple, and chicken sausage hash for breakfast.   Plantain – quite different from a banana While they look like bananas, plantains are actually quite different.  While you would normally just eat a banana as is, plantains usually require cooking before they can be eaten. …

  • 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…

  • 5 ingredient banana bread
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    Easy and Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

        This banana bread recipe has bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S, and only 5 ingredients total.  The motto in our household growing up is, “a banana a day keeps the doctor away”.  I would eat it plain, in cereal, dried, as chips, with oatmeal, turned into fritters, or rolled into a spring wrapper, dusted with brown sugar, then pan-fried (called Turon).  My mom was not much of a baker, and I remembered one of the things that we always loved buying from the grocery store was banana bread.   A “baker” is born Fast forward 32 years, not much has really changed and my love for banana bread is still strong.  Like my…