Oven-Roasted Broccoli Recipe with Garlic, Dijon, Lemon Juice

broccoliLove, love, love fresh broccoli with just about anything and everything. I put it in my eggs, throw it in a salad, or give it some seasoning and munch on it for a healthy snack.

This is one of my favorite ways to season broccoli, and it is a stable side dish with most of my dinners as well as a yummy, low-calorie snack. I also often mix it with some spinach, sliced grape tomatoes, a little lemon juice and some fresh black pepper and serve it in under grilled chicken or steak. Tons of similar recipes call for butter, oil or salty sauces like Worcestershire, but trust me, you don’t need it, the zesty mustard and citrus give this plenty of flavor without all the fat or sodium. Keep it simple. Enjoy!

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Healthy Asian Pork and ‘Rice’ Stir-Fry Bowl

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This recipe of sweet and slightly spicy pork paired with fresh veggies and warm cauliflower rice is seriously delicious.

My husband is a huge Chinese takeout junkie, so I often try to make some Asian-influenced dinners to try and satisfy his cravings. This recipe usually does the job in holding him over — and it certainly surpasses any order of greasy Chinese takeout. Ick. Continue reading…

Paleo Chicken Soup with Riced Cauliflower

Chicken soup, paleoThe cold weather and my slow cooker have a solid partnership. The second the temperature drops to a certain degree, the slow cooker comes out; nothing helps soften the chill better than a hearty, healthy soup — they didn’t name the book Chicken Soup for the Soul without good reason.

This paleo chicken soup recipe of course is a different take on your mom’s classic — omitting the noodles and adding some cauliflower rice in their place — but it’s just as delicious, and certainly does its job of battling those frosty days and nights. While this recipe doesn’t call for it, I sometimes throw in either leeks or sweet potatoes to “beef” it up a bit.

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Cauliflower ‘Rice’ recipe

IMG_2186When I gave up most grains and gluten years ago, rice was a hard one to let go of, as it was a side dish in a huge majority of the meals I made — plus, my husband loves it.

Cauliflower rice saved the day.

While there’s a substantial difference in taste compared to the real thing — I won’t lie — it’s a great substitute.

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