Main Dishes

Spanish chicken and rice, a dish I grew up eating, is pure comfort food to me. This low-carb version swaps the rice for veggies, which means larger portions with 85% less calories than rice!

Skillet Cauliflower “Arroz” Con Pollo

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

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

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

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”

Eggs are not just for breakfast, I love them for lunch or dinner too! These flavorful protein-pack bowls topped with salsa verde, black beans, avocados and queso fresco.

Quinoa Huevos Rancheros Bowls

This is the soup I crave on nights I want soup with a sandwich (great with grilled cheese or garlic bread!). It's super easy and can be made anytime of the year because it uses canned tomatoes.

Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Roasted sweet potatoes are magical in this soup when combined with a squeeze of lime juice. The crushed macadamia nuts on top add texture in every bite!

Turmeric Roasted Sweet Potato and Macadamia Soup

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)

Creamy, dairy-free and dee-lish thanks to roasting the vegetables which adds so much flavor and depth! Topped with more roasted vegetables for texture, it's both filling yet light.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Soup

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)

If you're an enchilada lover like me, you will love these!! Chicken enchiladas are always my dish of choice when I go out for Mexican and this recipe is as good as any recipe you'll find in a restaurant (if not better) only much lighter!

Skinny Chicken Enchiladas

Penne baked with cheese, sauce and loaded with healthy vegetables in every bite. Roasted zucchini, red bell peppers, asparagus, red onion and fennel are tossed with balsamic and herbs then roasted for the best tasting meatless baked pasta dish EVER!

Cheesy Baked Penne with Roasted Veggies

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