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When it's chicken and noodle soup my family craves, we love this easy homemade chicken soup, loaded with chicken, veggies and our favorite pasta shape – Acini di Pepe.

Chicken Soup with Spinach and Whole Wheat Acini di Pepe

One of my favorite ways to make shrimp is roasted in the oven, it comes out tender and flavorful every time! I added some of our favorite vegetables to make it a ONE-pan meal, and we loved it! A quick and EASY low-carb dish with tons of flavor, ready in under 3o minutes start to finish.

Sheet Pan Shrimp with Broccolini and Tomatoes

These simple and tasty black beans, flavored with bacon, onion, garlic, poblano and lots of spices, have smoky yet mild taste that pair well with lots of dishes.

Instant Pot Rock Creek Ranch Black Beans

White beans, shredded chicken, green chiles, sour cream and cheese – need I say more?

Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas with Creamy Salsa Verde

am I the only one obsessed with sheet-pan dinners? I mean, what’s easier than tossing everything with balsamic and herbs and throwing it in the oven for 20 minutes!

Sheet Pan Balsamic-Herb Chicken and Vegetables

Set it and forget it with this easy slow cooker sandwich recipe. Top round roast, bell peppers, pepperoncini, garlic and dried herbs slow cooked all day then shredded and served on whole wheat Italian bread or rolls with melted provolone.

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Hoagies – Our First Meal in Our New Home!

These light, pan-seared shrimp cakes are moist and tender, covered in a crisp panko crust. Serve them with a crisp green salad to make it a meal.

Shrimp Cakes

Chicken braised in vinegar and soy sauce with lots of garlic. As this simmers, your kitchen will be filled with an intoxicating sweet and sour aroma that will leave you anxious to eat.

Filipino Adobo Chicken

Sweet and spicy, these juicy skinless tamarind-glazed chicken thighs are easy to make and are perfect served with crisp lettuce on the side.

Sticky Tamarind Chicken with Crisp Lettuce

A quick, flavorful Vietnamese-inspired nood-less pho subs zucchini for rice noodles. So easy, the steak is sliced thin and cooks less than a minute in the ginger-garlic beef broth. Top this with fresh lime, basil, cilantro, jalapeno and scallions and you have one tasty soup!

Asian Beef Zoodle Soup (Whole30)

Move over tacos, these scallop tostadas are SO good and they’re ready in less than 20 minutes!

Scallop Tostadas

Chicken breasts cooked in a skillet with green olives, lemon and fresh herbs.

Skillet Lemon Chicken with Olives and Herbs

Quick and easy stuffed cabbage – without all the work! I love stuffed cabbage, it reminds me of my childhood (a staple in my home growing up), but they can be a bit time consuming. I came up with the idea to chop the cabbage and turn them into bowls instead and they came out so good! My husband RAVED, these are a keeper.

Un-stuffed Cabbage Bowls (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

These turkey meatballs are seasoned with ginger and spices and finished with a sweet and spicy, gochujang glaze. These are great as an appetizer or serve them with brown rice to make them a meal.

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Gochujang Glaze

Mini burgers with bacon, layered on a bamboo skewer with lettuce, tomatoes and pickles! Who can resist your favorite foods on a stick – not me! These burger bites make the perfect low-carb appetizer to please everyone from age six to age sixty, just set out some ketchup and mustard for dipping and watch them disappear.

Burger Bites

Loaded mini bell pepper nachos – game changer!! These low-carb nachos are loaded with turkey taco meat, cheese and all your favorite nacho toppings!

Mini Bell Pepper Loaded Turkey “Nachos”

Traditional Eggs Benedict are made with Hollandaise sauce, but I prefer to skip the Hollandaise which shaves off about 200 calories, the egg yolks are perfectly silky on their own!

Crab Cakes Benedict with Avocado Relish

Chicken breasts stuffed with Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta, mozzarella and spinach rolled, breaded and baked in the oven. Easy to make, and the chicken comes out so juicy!

Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Rollatini

Ground beef, cabbage, vegetables and tomatoes, this is the perfect soup to clean out your fridge! And it's super easy to make.

Chunky Beef, Cabbage and Tomato Soup (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

Traditional Mexican green chicken enchiladas, made lighter than the typical restaurant dish served throughout the US. Made with white corn tortillas, poached chicken breasts and a light coating of queso fresco, this dish is satisfying but won’t weigh you down.

Enchiladas Verdes (Green Enchiladas)

Swapping bread for sweet potatoes makes eating a Sloppy Joe so much healthier!

Sloppy Joe Baked Sweet Potatoes

Picadillo is the most requested dish by my kids and it's so easy to make. We love it served over brown rice (or cauliflower rice) with this quick cabbage slaw or a salad on the side.

Instant Pot Picadillo (pressure cooker)

Pulled pork is not just for sandwiches, it's wonderful in this hearty sauce which is perfect over pasta, spaghetti squash or spiralized noodles.

Italian Pulled Pork Ragu (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Stove)

Skinny Chicken Enchiladas are perfect if you're an enchilada lover like me! As good as any recipe you'll find in a restaurant (if not better) only much lighter!

Skinny Chicken Enchiladas

Pasta, greens and poached egg are one of my go-to, no-fuss weeknight combinations in the winter when I'm hungry and need dinner on the table quick. I always have eggs, pasta and some type of green vegetable on hand, for this I used Swiss chard, but spinach, escarole or kale would also work.

Fettuccini with Winter Greens and Poached Egg

This easy, delicious teriyaki salmon meal is SO good, made all on one sheet pan and ready in 20 minutes!

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon and Vegetables

Baked ziti is a favorite comfort dish in my home! Adding spinach is a quick and easy way to get more leafy greens into your family's diet without complaints.

Baked Ziti with Spinach