Healthy Eats

Despite all the sweet treats I’ve been sharing with you, I have been doing well at sticking to eating healthier. My health kick is still going… and I’m in it for the long run! Well, that’s the plan. If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have seen some of the healthier meals I have been pinning. Mainly low calorie meals. So today I thought to share a few of my favorites that I’ve tried so far.

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I’ve come across quite a few recipes using cauliflower as a substitute for many things. One of them being as a pizza crust! Cauliflower pizza crust… definitely something that was new to me! I do like cauliflower so I was willing to give this a try without hesitation. The verdict…. I loved it! It looked just like a real pizza crust… and you really can’t taste the cauliflower flavor. Also, it was super easy to make the crust. This was definitely a keeper for me. For my toppings I used chicken and spinach with skim milk mozzarella cheese and Trader Joe’s low fat pizza sauce. Total calories per slice: 93 (with the toppings I used). How awesome is that! I used Eating Bird Food’s crust recipe which you can find HERE.

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Not only am I able to still have pizza as part of my healthy eating diet, but burgers too! Quinoa burgers, that is. I’m a big fan of quinoa, so it was easy for me to salivate over this picture from Eating Well…Living Thin. The reality… they were incredibly yummy! Again, these were easy to make too. The recipe makes a big batch, but you can freeze the extras; they freeze well. For the recipe, click HERE.

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I don’t always crave pastas, but when I do this chicken florentine dish would more than fulfill that craving! I LOVED this one! I used brown rice pasta instead of whole grain. I found this recipe over at SkinnyMS HERE.

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The last one I want to share is this stir fry dish. When I made it though, since I didn’t have turkey I used chicken instead and whatever veggies I had hand… broccoli, carrots, and celery. I think you can’t go wrong with this one no matter the substitutions. Instead of rice, I ate it with quinoa. Awesome dish! The recipe is from My Recipes and can be found HERE.

All of these dishes are very easy to make. Simple and fast is what I like…. and of course healthy!

Do you have any healthy dishes you think I should try? Send them my way if you do!

4 Comments

  1. March 22, 2013  9:27 am by Jess Reply

    I've made that chicken florentine!!! I really enjoyed it! Sadly, I can't get with the cauliflower stuff...I don't like it on it's own at all, so I can't stomach the idea of using it as a substitute. I will stick to good old fashioned pizza crust instead :) You are a braver woman than I!!

  2. March 22, 2013  11:09 am by Amy of While Wearing Heels Reply

    All those recipes look delicious. So the cauliflower crust really was good, huh? I'm intrigued. I'm also impressed with your healthy eating habits!

  3. March 22, 2013  2:44 pm by Rana Reply

    I like the Skinny Taste site. She has some great recipes. I have tried the Chicken Enchilada recipe and the Chicken and Broccoli casserole and they were very tasty.

  4. March 22, 2013  6:28 pm by Karen @ Folk Haven Reply

    I'm intrigued by the califlower pizza crust. I should try it with my son as he is a hard one to get veggies into. How did the rest of your family react to it?

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