Month: January 2022

Lemon Raspberry Protein Pancakes

Lemon Raspberry Protein Pancakes

When I tell you these are the easiest and the fluffiest pancakes, you’ll make that are protein pancakes, I’m not lying. They are so delicious and keep you full for hours. Not to mention super kid friendly and so many ways to customize. Another flavor 

Cheesy Broccoli & Cajun Shrimp Spaghetti Squash

Cheesy Broccoli & Cajun Shrimp Spaghetti Squash

This is my kind of meal. I absolutely love spaghetti squash, no guilt with all the feel of a pasta dish. I also love shrimp and I tend to enjoy it without my husband around since he doesn’t eat seafood, so this was all for 

Chef Allie’s Sloppy Joe’s

Chef Allie’s Sloppy Joe’s

When it comes to a childhood favorite, Sloppy Joe’s comes to mind.

They are delicious, packed full of veggies and sloppy of course! Our oldest always asks for Sloppy Joe’s and she doesn’t know it’s packed full of sneaky veggies.

Chef Allie's Sloppy Joe's

A lightened-up childhood favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef recipes, easy, healthy recipe, lightened up, meal prep, meal prepping, sloppy joes, weightloss, weightwatchers, ww, ww meals
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • Saute pan
  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Pound Ground beef 96/4
  • 1 Cup Onions chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Celery chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Carrots chopped
  • 2 TBSP Garlic minced
  • 1/4 Cup No sugar added ketchup I used GHughed
  • 2 Cups No salt added tomato sauce Hunt's
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 TBSP Red wine vinegar
  • 2 TBSP SF Pancake syrup or syrup of your choice
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme j
  • Pinch Ground cloves
  • Satl & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook beef, strain & set aside
  • Add onions, celery & carrots to the same pan cook until tender
  • Add the garlic and cook for 30-40 seconds
  • Pour in the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar and syrup
  • Add the seasonings and season with salt & pepper to taste
  • Simmer until thick, about 10 minutes.
  • Serve on your favorite roll with cheese (optional)

Notes

4 WW
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4 Bites on Better Balance Healthi (formerly called iTrackBites)
170 Calories
Easy Breakfast Sandwiches

Easy Breakfast Sandwiches

When I tell you my life as a Mom of 3 and wife has gotten easier with using these silicone muffin top pans. If you’d like one i have them in my Amazon store that is under “Codes & Links” These are so easy to 

Easy Protein Pancakes

Easy Protein Pancakes

Forget the sheet pan pancakes, these are WAY better! I mean these pancakes were the FLUFFIEST pancakes I have EVER made, and they were also kid approved. Let me also mention that they took less than 10 minutes to cook in the oven and completely 

Beef, Bean & Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Burritos

Beef, Bean & Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Burritos

This was out of this word delicious! No need to go to a restaurant or a drive thru! Make this at home, you can customize it to your liking, but you’ll love this recipe the way it is.

Need a healthier alternative to those yummy burritos we all love? Here you are, look no further!

Beef, Bean & Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Burritos

The ULTIMATE at home restaurant style burrito
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • Saute pan
  • Air fryer optional

Ingredients

Taco Meat

  • 1 Pound Ground beef 96/4
  • 1 TBSP Dak's Taco Knight seasoning or taco seasoning of your choice
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 Cup Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth or beef broth of your choice
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh cilantro Chopped

Add - Ons

  • Fat free refried beans 1/4 C per burrito
  • fat free cheddar cheese 1/3 c per burrito
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes or salsa Optional
  • Bolthouse salsa dressing 2 TBSP per serving

Rice

  • 1 Bag Cauliflower rice (10 - 12 oz.) Frozen steam in bag
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro chopped fine
  • Fresh lime zest of one lime
  • Fresh lime juice Half a lime
  • Taco knight seasoning to taste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Tortilla/Flatbread

  • 4 Joseph lavash flatbread 1 per serving

Instructions

  • In a sauté pan brown beef, drain if needed then place back into the pan.
  • Add the beef broth, taco seasoning, cilantro, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside
  • Microwave steam in bag cauliflower rice according to package and strain any access water.
  • Place cauliflower rice into bowl with, chopped fresh cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, taco seasoning, salt and pepper to taste
  • Place flatbread down and time to assemble
  • Smear the refried beans, cheese, beef, cauliflower rice, lettuce, salsa then dressing.
  • Roll up and enjoy
  • For an extra outer crunch spray burrito once rolled and place into air fryer for a few minutes until crisp on the outside.

Notes

Recipe above serves 4 
9 WW (1 point earned from veggies)
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8 Bites on Better Balance Healthi (Previously named iTrackBites)
415 Calories
Breakfast Burrito with Potatoes, Sausage & Broccoli

Breakfast Burrito with Potatoes, Sausage & Broccoli

When it comes to breakfast, I love a quick yet filling one. My Breakfast Burrito with Potatoes, Sausage & Broccoli is packed full of protein and veggies keeping you full for hours. If you want to prep ahead and freeze you can also do that 

Pasta In Vodka Sauce With Chicken

Pasta In Vodka Sauce With Chicken

  When I tell you this is a MUST MAKE pasta dish & that I made it healthier, I’m not lying. One of my ALL-TIME favorite pasta dishes has always been Penne alla Vodka. I wanted to make a lightened version without losing the flavor 

One Pan Pasta with Broccoli, Cottage Cheese & Chicken

One Pan Pasta with Broccoli, Cottage Cheese & Chicken

Growing up my mom would make my sister and me a simple pasta dish with elbow pasta, butter, black pepper with cottage cheese. I wanted to make that nostalgic dish into an adult version so that is what I did.

The key to the pasta when growing up and now is to add the cold or slightly chilled cottage cheese at the end of the cooking process, that was key.

For some reason the hot buttery pasta paired so so well with the black pepper and cold cottage cheese that eventually warmed up from the hot pasta. Just brings me back.

I wanted to recreate that dish with some veggies and a protein, and I did just that. Not only is is delicious it can be made in one pan.

I decided to make my chicken in the air fryer just because it’s one of my favorite ways to make my chicken, but you can certainly make the whole dish, including the chicken in one pan!

One Pan Pasta with Broccoli, Cottage Cheese & Chicken

A childhood favorite of mine made into an adult version.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipes, cottage cheese, easy recipe, healthy dinner, healthy lunch, Pasta, pasta recipe, weight water, ww, ww meals

Equipment

  • Pot or pan
  • Microwave
  • Air fryer or oven

Ingredients

  • Avocado oil spray to coat pan
  • 1 Small Shallot or onion Chopped
  • 1 TBSP Garlic minced

Pasta

  • 2 oz. Whole wheat elbow pasta Dry
  • 2 Cups Water or unsalted chicken broth Or until pasta is covered
  • Salt for pasta water

Mix-Ins

  • 1- 1 1/2 Cups Cooked broccoli Chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Cottage cheese (Low fat or your choice) I use Good Culture brand
  • Splash Lemon juice

Chicken

  • 1 Chicken breast
  • Dak's Nothin But Ranch seasoning or seasoning of your choice
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Garnish

  • Zest of a lemon
  • Parsley to garnish, optional
  • 1 tsp Grated parmesan cheese optional
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray to garnish

Instructions

  • First get your chicken into the air fryer or you can also cook in the pan you are cooking the whole meal in. If cooking in an air fryer set to 380/390 season chicken and cook until 165 degrees. If cooking in the pan season chicken and cook through, then set aside.
  • While chicken is cooking, sauté onions in a light coating of avocado oil until translucent. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the dry pasta and cooking liquid. Cover pan with lid and cook on med-high for about 8 minutes or until pasta is cooked to al dente.
  • Add the chopped cooked broccoli, lemon juice and season with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Add the cooked sliced chicken, lemon zest and parsley to garnish
  • Add parmesan cheese and butter (optional) to garnish

Notes

This recipe could easily serve 2 people 
7 WW (Personal points earned with veggies added)
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8 Bites on BB Healthi (Formerly called iTrackBites)
595 Calories/ 7.2g Fat/ 69.3g Carbs/ 69.4g Protein
BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

When I say this was my FAVORITE salad I’ve made yet, I’m not lying! This was absolutely delicious, PACKED full of protein, veggies and healthy fat. The chicken can be used for so many other meals as well. I used my leftover chicken for a 


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