Mediterranean Quinoa

Mediterranean Quinoa

Mediterranean Quinoa Being a pasta lover, when we adopted a healthier eating lifestyle, one of the hardest things to give up was pasta, white rice and potatoes.  The struggle is REAL!  I get it. However, limiting your carbs, doesn’t mean you eliminate them.  I have said many times, that not all carbs are created equal.  … Read more Mediterranean Quinoa

Healthy Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese

Healthy Mac & Cheese Nothing says comfort more than macaroni and cheese.  At least to me anyway…..well, I guess pretty much any kinda pasta speaks to my comfort, but that’s just me. However, my traditional way of making macaroni and cheese was an artery clogging, waistline expanding carb and fat overload.  That’s because traditional mac … Read more Healthy Mac & Cheese

Aunt Madelaine’s Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Aunt Madelaine's Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Family recipe are the BEST in my opinion, and my Aunt Madelaine’s Rainbow Quinoa Salad is no exception to this. It is packed full of delicious fresh flavors with the quinoa adding great healthy whole grains. This salad is very low in calories, and because the quinoa is very filling, you can eat a good amount … Read more Aunt Madelaine’s Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding One of my favorite desserts is rice pudding.  And, while it may be one that is slightly better for you than most, the amount of refined sugar and the use of processed white rice is a non-starter for me. That’s why I just had to come up with a healthy rice pudding recipe … Read more Rice Pudding

Mediterranean Tuna Ciabatta

Mediterranean Tuna Ciabatta

I happen to love tuna salad sandwiches, but I understand that not everyone shares that particular taste bud.  However, I challenge you to try this Mediterranean Tuna Ciabatta.  It is absolutely delicious! This recipe is the day three (3) lunch main dish recipe of my 7-Day Meal Plan program. I created the program because after researching … Read more Mediterranean Tuna Ciabatta

Cinnamon Oatmeal with Dates

Cinnamon Oatmeal with Dates

There isn’t much more comforting or energizing in the morning than a warm bowl of cinnamon oatmeal.  But this definitely isn’t your grandmother’s oatmeal. This recipe skips the sugar and uses delicious Medjool dates for the sweetener.  And, when they are cooked in with the oatmeal, they come out melt in your mouth yummy!  I … Read more Cinnamon Oatmeal with Dates

Collette’s Granola

Collette's Granola

Granola sure sounds like a super healthy item to add to support my healthy nutrition plan, but I was completely dismayed at the number of unhealthy ingredients and the amount of sugar in granola, so that’s how…. Collette’s Granola…… ….was created. This recipe is totally in keeping with my unconventional approach to health and nutrition … Read more Collette’s Granola

Shrimp a la Collette

Shrimp a la Collette

Shrimp a la Collette…noone ever said I was a title guru! I was trying to come up with something creative for dinner last night.  Something that would keep us in line with our Mediterranean diet, while still being something that was a little bit unique and of course easy, tasty and filling. Well, the perfect combination … Read more Shrimp a la Collette

Collette’s Black Beans & Rice

Collette's Black Beans & Rice

Ok, I just can’t figure out what to call this recipe, so… Collette’s Black Beans & Rice it is! I was brainstorming on the perfect side dish to go along with my Grilled Tilapia Pico de Gallo, and I just knew that it had to be something with a southwest flair.  But I also wanted it … Read more Collette’s Black Beans & Rice

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