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Meal Plan 2/18/2019

Hi guys! I’ve fallen off the wagon. So many life changes have really had me busy, distracted, and honestly…tired. While I “meal planned” for myself this week, there’s no real recipes or anything to post. My plan is to get back in the blogosphere next week! Last week, I made the decision to leave my […]

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Meal Plan 2/4/2019

Can I be real for a minute? Some weeks, like when I’m traveling half the week and have an insane amount of billable work (aka, this week), my meal plan is more of a guide. I don’t really use recipes, I just pick a few veggies and a protein for each meal and throw them […]

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Meal Plan 1/28/2019

Brrr! Winter finally hit Chicago, in full force. We’ve had 2 snowstorms this past weekend and the high on Wednesday is -3. Offices are closing, we got boots for Gus (who loves the snow), and all I want are some hearty and warm meals to get me through this week. Luckily, I was able to […]

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Spinach Artichoke Pizza

Intent: Ease, nutrition, money, timeServings: 4 With the SuperBowl coming up, I’m craving all sorts of unhealthy football snacks…instead of ignoring my cravings, I decided to find a way to give in to them without getting off track! Enter this spinach artichoke pizza.  I love love love spinach artichoke dip, and it’s a super modifiable […]

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Stuffed Eggplant

Intent: Nutrition, SoulServings: 4 I like experimenting with stuffing different veggies.  Usually I stick to the usual – mushrooms, squash, sweet potatoes.  Sometimes I try out zucchini, but they’re so out of season right now that any zucchini I get will be too small to stuff.  So, this week I thought I’d try out eggplant. […]

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Blackened Salmon with Spinach and Edamame

Intent: Nutrition, timeServings: 2+leftovers Again with my “Meatless” Monday dishes!  This week is supposed to be the coldest it’s been all year, so I’m all about warm and comforting dishes this week.  Salmon is one of my favorite fishes to cook, but it can be hard to find winter-y meals to make. This recipe is […]

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Spicy Sausage, Brussels and Butternut Foil Packets

Intent: Nutrition, EaseServings: 4 Another featured meal from my favorite website, SkinnyTaste!  Foil packet meals are amazing, because there’s so much less cleanup.  The veggies also release enough liquid that you can cut back on the amount of oil you use in the recipe, so it’s healthier.  Gina at SkinnyTaste likes Applegate sausage, but I […]

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Bento Box – Lunch of Snacks

Intent: Time, Nutrition, EaseServings: 1 You know, eating healthy doesn’t have to involve a lot of cooking or prep time. Eating whole, fresh foods can be a very key part of a healthy lifestyle.  For instance, sometimes I’m not in the mood for a “meal” per se, and just want to have foods to much […]

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Hummus Chicken with Zucchini Fries

Intent: NutritionServings: 4 I’m not usually huge on baked chicken breasts – it’s difficult to keep them moist, and and I find I always end up craving more texture and flavor.  So, this hummus chicken is my remedy to that, and it’s one of the few recipes I make over and over again. By spreading […]