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Beef, Barley & Vegetable Stew

This is a delicious, hearty beef stew that has long been one of our favorites. You’ll need a 6 qt or larger crock­-pot and a skillet or dutch oven to caramelize the onions. The first step involves cooking the roast. I generally use a chuck roast or arm roast for this meal. Beef, Barley & Vegetable Stew This is my mom’s recipe and is the best beef and barley stew I’ve ever had! 5 from 1 vote Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Prep Time: 1 hourCook Time: 9 hours Total Time: 10 hours Servings: 24 People Author: Kim Gilbert IngredientsFor the …

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Chicken Three Bean Chili: A Crock-Pot Recipe

A simple, delicious chicken chili I created one day after finding organic chicken breasts on sale at Whole Foods. This recipe fills a large 6 quart crock-­pot and yields 24 cups. Chicken Three Bean Chili: A Crock-Pot Recipe This chicken chili crockpot recipe uses three different kind of beans for a robust flavor and texture. Feel free to mix and match different types of beans as you wish! I usually use what I have on hand or whatever fits my current mood 🙂 I just love easy crockpot recipes, don’t you? 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes …

Making Meal Planning Fun: Theme Nights

Making Meal Planning Fun: Theme Nights By Gina Ralston  Get bored with meal planning? Overwhelmed? Try narrowing down and getting creative by creating themed days of the week. With or without kids I think this is something I would get a kick out of doing! Not only does it challenge you to think outside the box each week, but it gives you something to look forward to (because who didn’t look forward to Taco Tuesday in college???). Don’t feel like you need a theme for EACH night of the week. Start with 1-2 nights each week and work up from …

Fitness and Nutrition Goals: Where Do I Start?

When you hear “goal setting”, what is the first feeling you have? Mine used to be dread. All I could think about was my end goal, my end weight, how far I wanted to be able to run and how short of a time it would take for me to get there. It was overwhelming, I felt like I was NEVER going to reach my goals. Not a great way to start out, huh? Even though we may dread it, goal setting is an integral part of a successful fitness/nutrition program. However, we can’t let ourselves get overwhelmed with our goals. We need to …

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Greek Yogurt & Fruit Pancakes

These pancakes are high in protein but remain tender and delicious. A single recipe yields approximately 16 pancakes. Double the recipe and freeze extras for weekday meals/snacks. Whole Grain Yogurt & Fruit Pancakes These whole grain pancakes are moist with the perfect amount of rise. You won’t be able to tell they are grain free!Note that the nutrition facts include a cup of strawberry preserves for the topping! 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Servings: 8 People Author: Tara Wright Ingredients1/2 cup whole wheat flour1/2 …

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Pizza Crust– Easy, Fast and Healthy!

A quick, delicious pizza crust that can be made gluten free! You can make your own pizza in the same or less time as having it delivered. Whole Grain Pizza Crust for the Oven and Grill! This whole grain pizza crust is a favorite because it works really well both in the oven and on the grill. It’s also great for a last minute pizza night because it doesn’t take all that much time to prepare. Usually I can have this on the table before we would have gotten a pizza delivered.  5 from 1 vote Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional …

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Southwest Dip

A simple, delicious dip to serve any time company pops in. We enjoy the sprouted chips found in the Health Market section of our grocer and keep some on­hand for quick entertaining. This serves 4­ – 6 people. Southwest Dip (Quick & Easy) This quick and easy southwest dip is great as a chip dip or a veggie dip.  0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Servings: 6 People Author: Tara Wright Ingredients1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt1 cup Salsa 1 tsp Mexican seasoning (optional) InstructionsMix all ingredients together in a small …

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Deviled Egg Wasa Snack

With left­over hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator, I came up with this variation on deviled eggs. This high protein snack has a bit of crunch which proves satisfying to the tastebuds! Deviled Egg Wasa Snack This is a fun snack where I’ve made deviled egg filling and put it on a wash cracker. It’s a great “clean eating” appetizer! Make it for yourself or adjust the recipe and make it for a crowd! 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Course: Snack Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 Person Author: Tara Wright Ingredients1 egg hard boiled1 …

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Mexican Chicken, A Recipe for your Crockpot

Easy)Mexican Chicken Recipe for the crockpot ( This is an easy chicken crock-pot recipe. You can use this to make burritos, tacos, enchiladas as a topping for taco salads or a filling for lettuce wraps! 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 6 hours Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes Servings: 16 People Author: Tara Wright Ingredients2 lbs chicken breast1 can Pinto Bean (salt­-free) 1 can Red Kidney Beans (salt­-free)2 cups Salsa (no sugar added)1 cup organic corn (frozen)1 medium Onion (chopped)dash Cayenne Pepper1 tbsp Mexican seasoning (such as Southwest Seasoning by …

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Kale Tahini Salad

A delicious, crunchy spin on Kale Salad. The cucumbers and oranges add a burst of flavor to the nutty base. Who knew eating your greens could be so delicious! Low Carb Kale Tahini Salad This Kale Tahini salad is a delicious summer kale recipe. 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Course: Keto, Side Dish Cuisine: Keto Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 10 People Ingredients2 large Kale (stems removed)1 cup Cucumber (in small chunks)1/4 cup slivered almond (or chopped pecans/toasted pine nuts/other nuts)1 orange (chopped into small pieces)1/2 cup Feta (or gorgonzola cheese)1/2 cup Lemon Juice1/3 cup …