Melissa’s Journey

The picture on the left was taken in the summer of 2019. I tried to use exercise as a way to offset my eating habits. At that time I didn’t think I ate too badly but I also had major food guilt almost every time I ate. In January of 2020, I had shoulder surgery and I...

Southwest Soup

Ingredients: 1.5 cups corn1.5 cups no-sodium black beans2 diced medium tomatoes1 jalapeno, diced and seeded (or canned green chile)4 cups low sodium chicken bone broth½ tsp garlic powder¼ tsp cayenne pepper½ tsp salt½ tsp black pepper2 cups cooked, chopped...

Mexican Fried Cauliflower

Ingredients: 1 Tbs avocado oil1 bag frozen cauliflower rice1/8 cup chopped onion1 Tbs Chili powder1 can no-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed1 lb cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast2 diced tomatoesSalt (to taste)1 Tbs fresh chopped cilantroJuice of 1 lime...

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Ingredients: 1 Tbs unsalted butter1.5 cups diced honey crisp apples1 tsp cinnamon¼ tsp nutmegPinch of salt2 cups water1 cup old fashioned oats¼ cup slivered almonds2 Tbs Splenda brown sugar Directions: Melt the butter over medium heat in a medium-sized saucepan. Add 1...

Butternut Squash Slow Cooker Soup

Ingredients: 4 lbs butternut squash, peeled and cubed½ onion diced1 honey crisp apple, peeled and diced1 tsp paprika½ tsp cayenne pepper½ tsp black pepper1 tsp salt½ tsp Cinnamon½ tsp turmeric4 cups low-sodium chicken bone broth1/8 cup toasted pumpkin seeds...