Copy Cat: CHOPT Spicy Santorini Salad

I’m not sure about you guys, but I always order the same things at restaurants and never order anything new.  One thing that I’ve been loving and ordering a lot lately is the Spicy Santorini Salad from CHOPT. It is filled with lots of trendy, nutritious foods such as chicken, quinoa, kale, quinoa, and feta….

Quick Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers aren’t my favorite vegetable in the world, but this recipe helps me with my goal to eat more veggies. Cucumbers are mostly water so they keep you hydrated and full, and are incredibly low in calories. They’re also a great snack, especially if you are trying to lose a few pounds.  This recipe is…

Guilt Free: Sweet Chili Shrimp

Hi Friends! I’ve got an easy, healthy, and delicious meal for you to try 😋 Growing up I NEVER liked shrimp. We always had it as an appetizer when we went to family parties, and everyone always loved it but me. I’ve slowly started coming to my senses and liking shrimp, I have Bonefish’s Bang…

Guilt Free: 5 Ingredient Sloppy Joes

I’m currently obsessed with this recipe! I’ve had a serving every day for the last week, and I’m not ashamed. I choose not to eat red meat so I have to make new recipes with turkey and chicken, otherwise I’ll get sick of them and have to rely on eggs and protein powder to reach my daily…

Guilt Free: Black Bean Avocado Brownies

This recipe has been almost a year in the making. Last July Jon and I made these brownies and we’ve been talking about making them again ever since! These black bean brownies are great because they don’t have any added sugar or artificial ingredients. They are also full of healthy fat and fiber, and don’t contain gluten or dairy….

Our First Anniversary

Jon and I celebrated our one-year anniversary last Tuesday. He suggested that we make dinner together at the apartment so that we wouldn’t have to worry about other people sitting right on top of us. Sometimes it’s a little awkward how close the tables are at restaurants here, it’s like you’re on a double date….

Guilt Free: Protein and Antioxidant Packed Salad

I love salads because they’re usually pretty lite and there’s such a variety of different kinds. I always add salmon or chicken to my salad to get some protein. I like to make sure my salad is packed with protein and micronutrients so that I get all of the health benefits. Some salads can sound…

Guilt Free: Almond Butter Protein Cookies

I recently purchased some PES peanut butter protein powder because I heard it’s the best protein for baking, and I was curious. I love peanut butter cookies, but recently I’ve been all about almond butter. I made this recipe so that I could satisfy my sweet tooth without busting my diet. I will say that…

Guilt Free: Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

I’ve always seen people make mug cakes, but never attempted to make one until I made this. I WAS MISSING OUT! This smells and tastes just like a chocolate muffin, but is full of protein. This mug cake is super low carb and protein packed, the perfect diet food when you’re craving something sweet. This…

Guilt Free – Protein Packed Pasta Salad

I always loved pasta salad as a kid, but stopped eating it when I started my paleoesque diet. I didn’t eat any kind of noodle or processed food that contained gluten. I got so accustomed to eating gluten free that I never craved pasta anymore. Trader Joe’s has great alternatives to pasta that are gluten…