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Butternut Squash Soup

This Butternut Squash Soup is literally a recipe that I could eat every single day!  I can truthfully say that I was never a squash soup kind of girl but this is incredible and the best part is that it has NO heavy cream which typically upsets my stomach.  So I’m guilt free and gas free too!  If you are looking for a really great fall/winter comfort food that tastes rich and most people wouldn’t even know it was super healthy then this is for you.  It is also husband approved and pretty much everyone who has tried it agrees that it is one of the best soups they have ever had.

 

Butternut Squash Soup, Recipe, Whole30, Melanie Mitro

Creamy Taco Soup

It’s time for a little Recipe sharing.  One of my challengers and awesome new coaches shared this recipe with me.  She has been raving about it and I just have to try it.  I know that the weather is starting to break and soup isn’t always what we want on a Spring day.  But soup is a quick easy meal that you can portion out for the week and even put in the freezer when you are in a pinch.  I like to pair my soup with a salad and call it a great meal.  Lunch or dinner this is going to fill you up and keep you happy!

Breakfast Smoothie

Want a quick breakfast that provides tons of nutrients, energy, protein and actually tastes good?  This smoothie is for you!  I have really taken smoothies under my wing in a pinch. When I need something that is chocked full of nutrients but doesn’t require me to cook a full meal then this is my go to!  Smoothies are filling and really tasty!  You would be surprised that this combination is very sweet!!!

Zucchini Pizza

This idea of grilled zucchini used as a base for pizza toppings is one of those cooking ideas that I found from another blog I found online when trying to spice up some of my weekly snacks or meals.  This would be a great appetizer or lunch idea!

Even so, this is only a recipe in the very loosest sense of the word, because anything you like on pizza could be cooked on top of a thick slice of grilled or broiled zucchini. I’m a pepperoni girl, so of course I had to have that, but the topping options are endless here. Admittedly, this is not a pizza in the truest sense of the word, but if you’d like pizza flavors with a “crust” that’s gluten-free, low-glycemic, and low-carb, this is an idea you may end up liking just as much as I did!

I used an over-sized 8-Ball zucchini to make my pizza, but any large zucchini could be used here. You may want to slice it lengthwise if it’s a long zucchini. (I wouldn’t use the enormous zucchinis that are mostly seeds inside.) I do like the Muir Glen Organic Pizza Sauce I used in that recipe, but this time I didn’t want to drive to Whole Foods, so I was pleased to discover that this sauce from my neighborhood grocer also only had 3 grams of sugar per 1/4 cup.

Egg White Muffins

Last week as I was talking to some of my challengers we discussed these egg white muffins!  Seriously, what a genious idea!  Why didn’t I think of it sooner!  I’m always in search of quick easy snacks and meal ideas!  The fact that you can make these ahead of time, pop them in the fridge and grab and go for the rest of the week just makes perfect sense!  The other bonus is that if you have kids you can easily give these to them on the way to the bus stop or in the car!!  It’s a no brainer way to sneak in proper nutrition without anyone having to know!!!

The awesome thing is that you can throw in virtually any veggie or spice you want to get the taste you desire!!

This is a versatile meal that can be eaten on the go or at home, for breakfast, a snack lunch dinner, or before bed!

Quick Protein Packed Berry Smoothie

So many people ask me, “What is a quick to go meal to stave off my hunger and possible binge eating?”  I love berry smoothies! So, why not make a Quick Protein-packed Berry Smoothie!  So, using a good quality protein powder (I use protein powder from Healthy Performance)  and a few ingredients you can create a powerful nutrient rich and protein packed smoothie to keep you satisfied and healthy.

I always fall back on this recipe when I’m either in a hurry or don’t know what to eat!

 

Clean Eating Egg White Veggie Frittata

Ever made a frittata?  Need a new recipe for egg whites?!  I get bored of the same foods day in and day out.  Egg whites and steel cut oats are pretty much my go too!  So, we made this clean eating egg white veggie fritatta from scratch.

I’m really trying to limit my carbs per day to 1 carb since I am leaving for our trip to Bora Bora in 16 days!  I really gotta step up my game!  I’m following the countdown to competition meal plan and focusing on nailing my results.

So this no carb meal is right in line with what we are striving for!

So while Matt is not the guy who measures things out but throws a bunch of randomness together and it actually always is pretty darn tasty!

This is our own egg white Frittata!

Southwest Turkey Soup

This might be the second easiest recipe that I have found that is clean! I am a huge fan of Mexican food and as we all know it is not low in calories and fat! So I am constantly searching out recipes that will satisfy that fix! Here is a Southwest Turkey Soup recipe I stumbled upon in the Taste of Home Magazine!

I made enough for the rest of the week and pre portioned it out in tupperware containers and now I have quick easy meals for the rest of the week! Planning is key to your success!

Savory Bean and Spinach Soup

Now that the weather is getting colder this is one of my all time favorite soup recipes.  I found this bean and spinach soup in the fitness magazine years ago and I always refer to it on a cold and rainy day!

Clean Mac n Cheese

Once a week I am committed to trying new clean eating recipes for my kids!  So one thing that has totally been on my mind is Easy MAC!!  I buy those little packets of mac n cheese that you throw in the microwave and are ready to serve in less than 5 minutes.  They are loaded with trans fats and fake food!  So I found a clean eating mac n’cheese recipe that I gave a try today for my little munchkins!

So far it was a hit and I’m really excited to share it with you!  Pretty easy recipe if I must say so myself!

Slow Cooker Mexican Dinner

My husband is out of town and I needed something quick and easy to make last night.  I was going to fit club and I tend to drink my shake for dinner on those nights so I don’t have anything heavy in my stomach.  So I made this crockpot meal and put it in the fridge for today’s dinner.  I sent some over to my sister in laws house last night and she said it was delicious!  Can’t wait to eat it tonight!

It was SERIOUSLY the easiest meal ever!  I just threw it all together in less than 10 minutes!

“This is a wonderful, healthy slow-cooker Mexican-style chicken. You can make this recipe spicier by adding jalapeños or other fresh chili peppers.”