My Favorite Breakfast!

I LOVE breakfast. I always have. It doesn’t matter what it is – I love eggs, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy. You name it for breakfast and chances are I LOVE it. In my not so recent history breakfast is usually where the calories began climbing. I could easily consume 700 to 1000 calories in breakfast alone. This usually came in the form of fast food on the way to work. Now, I don’t do drive thru breakfast nearly at all (and my check book balance appreciates it). Though I have my own take on one of my favorite breakfasts: the Egg McMuffin. Continue reading


Quick Beef Casserole Recipe

Today I’m sharing another recipe. I found a handful of new recipes at a website sponsored by my employer’s health and wellness department. This is one of those new recipes. I love this because it is packed full of vegetables and there are only 201 calories per serving! My kids also LOVED it. I will give one caution – do not let the name of this recipe fool you. As a mom of 3 kids, a “quick” dinner is something that takes 30 minutes or less. This particular recipe takes about 60 minutes from start to serving the meal.  Continue reading

Beef and Broccoli

I LOVE chinese food! Though, when you’re trying to eat healthier the typical chinese entree can have 1,000 calories or more. Definitely not “weight loss” friendly. I found this recipe and made it for the first time tonight and I LOVED it! I found the recipe on Spark Recipes – around only 453 calories (including the rice). Continue reading



One struggle I have always had with eating healthy is all of those fruits and vegetable we should be eating in a day. Recently, I have discovered that I absolutely LOVE baby spinach. Even better I have learned that it has some incredible nutrition in it. So, I will have this salad for my lunches most days when I am at work (and even sometimes when I am at home). Continue reading


Easy Chicken Parmesan

I LOVE Italian food! Though, due to my history with gestational diabetes I am trying to limit the amount and quality of carbohydrates that I consume which does limit the amount of pasta and breads that I eat. I found this recipe and our family just loves it! Occasionally I will make this without the spaghetti and that reduces the calories in this recipe by about 221 calories (if using a cup of spaghetti). This particular meal is also a time saver as a working mom of three active children. In five minutes I can throw all of this in a pan and within 30-35 minutes we are able to sit down to an excellent meal. Since this is oven baked while this Continue reading


Sun dried Tomato Chicken

So, how does a food addict deal with making meals that are nutritious and tasty while still being low in calories? Easy! The internet. When I was growing up my mom had a few select Betty Crocker cookbooks and a box full of recipes that she had collected over the years. Now, I am fortunate to have the internet with just about any recipe at my finger tips. So, on a weekly basis I hope to Continue reading