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Healthy Slow Cooker Chili

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Now that fall has officially started, I have been in the mood to whip up a batch of homemade chili. Having a full schedule during the week and even on weekends, I’m a huge fan of slow cooker recipes. I decided to take my go-to chili recipe and turn it into a slow cooker one to help save on time. I love that with slow cookers, you can literally throw all ingredients into one pot and just walk away – how wonderful is that?!Instead of using butter, I turned to coconut oil for browning my onions, which I’m obsessed with. […]

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Low-Calorie Smoked Gouda Burger

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It’s almost the weekend! This gives me a good excuse to whip up some homemade burgers, which I find much healthier than going to a fast food company for an indulgence. Going to chains to enjoy a burger can definitely add up calorie wise, especially when you tack on fries and the occasional milkshake for dessert. Can you believe that if you eat a burger out, you can be consuming close to 1,200 calories, 87 grams of fat, and 51 grams of carbs – just for the burger!Today’s recipe will cut the calories of a chain burger by more than […]

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Healthy Shrimp Scampi with Risotto

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For those of you who are looking for quick dinner ideas, you came to the right spot! I’m a big advocate of meal prepping and taking food to work for lunches, however I make the effort each night to have a nice home cooked meal for dinner. Time can be a factor in deciding what to make for dinner, especially if you have little ones running around or get home from work late. This is where finding protein packed, quick meals, are essential to my daily routine. I chose to whip up shrimp scampi with risotto, which took me a […]

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