After a long week of celebratory indulging (King’s Cake, anyone?), I’m ready to lighten up a bit. Thankfully, I knew I could count on the awesome bloggers out there for some great, healthy recipes. And they didn’t disappoint. I’ve discovered some tasty dishes sure to keep me full and satisfied all day long.
Pineapple & Coconut’s Skinny Baked Shrimp Scampi had me the moment I saw it. There are so many good things going on here — tangy lemon, succulent shrimp, and my favorite pasta stand-in — spaghetti squash. Not to mention it’s baked together in one dish, perfect for painless cooking and cleaning… my Tuesday night self approves!
I’m not always proud of what I eat for breakfast (donuts, pastries, cold pizza… you name it) but thanks to Cookie and Kate, I’ve turned over a new leaf. Her stunning recipe for Toasted Oatmeal with Strawberry Chia Jam and Coconut Whipped Cream only tastes indulgent. Healthy whipped cream for breakfast? Yes, please!
Tomorrow at 3 p.m., when I’m having my next crunchy-snack craving, I’m going to turn to Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips from Healthful Pursuit. These grain-free, vegan, Paleo-friendly chips are just begging to be dunked in fresh salsa and they’re sure to satisfy.
I’m always on the hunt for flavorful veggie side dishes and I have a sneaking suspicion that the Miso-Roasted Garlic Broccoli from Cultural Chromatics may just steal the show at dinner. If you haven’t tried roasting broccoli — go, do it now! You’ll be rewarded with broccoli’s best version of itself — caramelized, crunchy, and full of flavor. I can only imagine the green crowns with a drizzle of salty, umami-loaded white miso and sweet roasted garlic. Swoon.
When I’m eating light, I try to avoid potatoes and cheese. Thanks to Roxana’s Home Baking, these comfort food staples can stay on my menu. Filled with potatoes, cheese, and deliciousness, this Lightened Up Loaded Potato and Cheese Frittata is perfect for breakfast, brunch, dinner or anytime really.
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Sarah Martens, Associate Digital Food Editor
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