One-Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Veggies

I love to cook, but I absolutely dread doing dishes. I used to try to avoid cooking just so I didn’t have to worry about the clean up afterwards. -For Italians, the kitchen is sacred. If it’s not clean enough to eat off the floor, it’s blasphemy. The kitchen must be spotless!– So then IContinue reading “One-Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Veggies”

Coconut-Almond Protein Bar

OK so I don’t know about anyone else, but store-bought protein bars SUCK. They taste like chalk and chemicals to me. I hate having to eat them, but I am struggling to find a good protein source for breakfast since after having the bariatric surgery, I no longer can tolerate eggs. Not only did theyContinue reading “Coconut-Almond Protein Bar”

Some Good News & Some Bad News

SoOoOoOoOo it has been a crazy week….. The good news is I have reached a weight loss milestone. Since my Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery, I have lost 55lbs. So between that and the weight I had to lose before the surgery, I AM OFFICIALLY DOWN 80 LBS!!!!!! I recently had some lab work done and otherContinue reading “Some Good News & Some Bad News”

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Fried Rice is so delicious whether you use it as a side dish or eat it on its own. But what is not so delicious, is that on average it has about 42 grams of carbs… no one likes 42 grams of carbs… they are mean to you and your blood sugar level. So insteadContinue reading “Cauliflower Fried Rice”

Low-Carb Sesame Chicken

So I don’t know about you, but Chinese Take-out is my guilty pleasure. Sesame Chicken and friend rice was always my “go to” dinner. Obviously since the sauce contains a ton of sugar and the chicken is breaded in cornstarch, it isn’t the most healthiest option on the menu. So I decided to recreate thisContinue reading “Low-Carb Sesame Chicken”

Low Carb Chinese-Style Dumplings

So when you have a Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery, there is a 6-8 week period after surgery where you can’t eat any solid foods. You’re put on a diet that tarts with clear liquid and in stages you increase to “soft -solid” food little by little. This is to ensure that everything heals properly, but alsoContinue reading “Low Carb Chinese-Style Dumplings”

Spiced Pear Pie

This one is a “Spoonful of Sugar” Alert!… (Well more like a cup and a half of sugar but that’s besides the point)- this means EAT IN MODERATION! ~So my surgery happened right before the COVID-19 quarantine in New York began. When I was finally well enough to start doing things, and start eating solidContinue reading “Spiced Pear Pie”

Three Bean Salad

Have you ever gone to a Barbecue and all the food is just, heavy? It’s all thick sauces and hefty potato salads and macaroni salads, and there is nothing just light and refreshing to break it all up? This Three Bean Salad is the perfect solution! This colorful and healthy bean salad is a greatContinue reading “Three Bean Salad”

Air Fryer Quinoa Chicken Fingers with a Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Chicken Fingers and Honey Mustard was literally my favorite thing to eat growing up. If we ever went out to eat, it was the only thing I would ever order up until I was probably 16 years old. The Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard works great as a dipping sauce, or a salad dressing. Honey mustardContinue reading “Air Fryer Quinoa Chicken Fingers with a Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce”

Cinnamon Bun Cookies

Have you ever ran into a problem where you can’t decide if you want a cinnamon bun, or a cookie? Well now you can have both! – OK. Let me tell you. These cookies are HEAVENNNN! Like I could honestly eat the entire batch… I won’t, because I am being healthy, like the blog says…Continue reading “Cinnamon Bun Cookies”