Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Onions

If given the choice, I’d choose white potatoes over sweet potatoes any day. Most ‘sweet’ foods just don’t appeal to me. Until now… I had some sweet potatoes on my counter that needed to be used up, along with half an onion in the fridge, and well, the rest is history. The best part is that sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, unlike white potatoes, which converts to Vitamin A when consumed. Vitamin A is especially beneficial for healthy vision and skin. Here is my new favorite roasted potato recipe. And did I mention that it is SO EASY..?!! Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes Continue reading Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Onions

Sausage, Kale and Cauliflower Soup (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

There is a great crockpot soup recipe on my FIT AND FAB Pinterest page that I’ve been wanting to try. But I forgot to put it in the crockpot and I was hungry. Like now. So, I decided to improvise and make my own version in the stock pot. It took me all of 30 minutes from start to finish and it was SO GOOD! I love the combination of ingredients, especially the addition of cauliflower. It makes the soup very hearty without the heaviness of pasta or potatoes. And with a good dose of greens and healthy fat from the coconut Continue reading Sausage, Kale and Cauliflower Soup (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Struggling Stay-At-Home Mom?

I broke down in tears in my manager’s office when I told him I was leaving the business to stay at home with my 6-month old at the time.  It wasn’t because I’d miss real estate.  But because deep down I knew I was giving up my independence. Something that I had always prided myself on.  And yet, I wanted to be the primary caretaker of my kids in their early years.  So therein lay my internal battle.  I wanted to be the one to take care of them and yet, and yet… About a year in to being at home, I wanted more. I wanted something that made me Continue reading Struggling Stay-At-Home Mom?

Weeknight Thai Coconut Shrimp With Cauliflower Rice

As I write this, I’m eating the leftovers. And it’s just as good the second time! This satisfying dish comes together very quickly so it’s a great weeknight option. If you’ve never tried cauliflower rice before, you have to try it! It actually takes less time than making a bag of minute rice…not kidding. And it has a surprisingly similar texture to rice. Everyone in my crew ate this meal except for my son who doesn’t (yet) like shrimp in any form. But my daughter, no doubt my biggest dinner critic, said it was “really good”. Um…you can be sure I gave Continue reading Weeknight Thai Coconut Shrimp With Cauliflower Rice

Low-Glycemic Pesto Chicken Pizza

I’ve been searching high and low for the ultimate guilt-free pizza and no kidding, I’ve found it. It’s a low-glycemic pizza, my friends!! Low-glycemic, meaning one that won’t spike your blood sugar. Because when we spike our blood sugar (over and over during the day for years on end), we become insulin resistant which is the cause of our obesity epidemic. So we want to keep it low-glycemic, people. And to do that, it’s all about the crust. I’ve tried the cauliflower crust (meh) and some of the lower carb tortillas (that you can’t get crispy unless you light them on fire). So I’m Continue reading Low-Glycemic Pesto Chicken Pizza