Dinner Recipes

Healthy Baked Calamari!

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Today's post is Day 11 of my 30 Day of Blogging challenge (click here to read about this crazy challenge I gave myself). This recipe was supposed to be posted yesterday, and I am so sorry it didn't get finished in time!  I spent the majority of the morning on the phone with my web hosting provider trying to figure out what on my website kept causing it to shut down!  We had a number caching issues ...[Read More]

Everything Chicken (Easy, Delicious & Healthy!!)

Everything Chicken (Delicious and Healthy!!)

Phew!  I almost didn't make this post in time, but got it posted just by the skin of my teeth so I didn't miss a day in my 30 Days of Blogging.  Today is Day 5 of my challenge (click here to read more about the blogging challenge I gave myself). I almost missed posting this because at the very last minute we decided to load up the kids in the Chevy and take our little family to the local high scho ...[Read More]

Honey Lime Chicken

This is a really simple recipe that I started making last year, but is really tasty!  I think I originally found the recipe online somewhere at some point and have changed it up a little and added a few of my own ingredients to make it taste the way I like.  When I am really trying to lean down, I am pretty strict about how many grams of sugar I take in each day and might not eat a meal that had h ...[Read More]

Clean Eating Beef & Barley Soup

Beef Stew is one of my husband's favorite meals!  When it is cold outside, he asks me to make it for him all the time.  Usually I just sort of throw random ingredients together until everything tastes good, but this time I wrote down my ingredients so I could put it in a recipe post for you guys.  This soup has a tomato-base to it and the barley makes it nice and thick.  If you prefer, you could u ...[Read More]

11 Healthy & Inexpensive Freezer Meals!

As I am typing this, I am 39 weeks 6 days pregnant with baby #2!  I know my time is going to be limited once le bebe gets here, so my goal is to get this posted quickly and share all these recipes with you guys!  I remember after baby #1 was born I was so exhausted in the first two weeks that we ended up ordering a lot of pizza, pouring cold cereal, and eating relatively unhealthy simply because I ...[Read More]

11 Healthy & Inexpensive Freezer Meals!

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As I am typing this, I am 39 weeks 6 days pregnant with baby #2!  I know my time is going to be limited once le bebe gets here, so my goal is to get this posted quickly and share all these recipes with you guys!  I remember after baby #1 was born I was so exhausted in the first two weeks that we ended up ordering a lot of pizza, pouring cold cereal, and eating relatively unhealthy simply because I ...[Read More]

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is one of my favorite "not sure what to make for dinner tonight" recipes!  It tastes really good and I usually have all these ingredients in my fridge/cupboard.  Plus, it only takes about 5 minutes to throw all the ingredients together, and about 30 minutes to cook.  I posted this picture forever ago on Instagram (@nhodson1 if you aren't following me yet!) and just now finally am typing up th ...[Read More]

Curry Shrimp Kabobs – Oxygen Magazine Recipe

Yesterday was one of my favorite days of the month - my Oxygen magazine came in the mail!  If you aren't subscribed to this magazine yet, you should.  I always get a ton of healthy recipe ideas and just in general feel motivated and uplifted when I read this magazine.  I've learned a ton about clean eating and resistance training from the articles in this magazine too. Of course, I was excited to ...[Read More]

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine's 2009 Cilantro-Lime Chicken recipe   2 T fresh cilantro 2 ½ T lime juice (~1¼ limes) 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil ¼ t salt (optional) 4 chicken breasts   Combine all ingredients and marinate several hours.  BBQ until done.  I have also baked the chicken in the oven at 375 degrees for 40 minutes in a cass ...[Read More]

Artichoke Rosemary Chicken – One Pot Dish

This is such a healthy that makes your chicken "melt-in-your-mouth" moist and bursting with flavor!  Everything is made all in one pan so there is very minimal cleanup.  This would be a great dish to serve if you were having company.  This recipe makes appx 8 servings, so you could cut the servings in half to make a smaller amount. Ingredients (makes appx 8 servings) 4 lb boneless, skinless chicke ...[Read More]