Banh Mi chicken lettuce wraps

Not all sandwiches transfer perfectly into a lettuce wrap but this banh mi sure does! Instead of the traditional pork, I used seasoned chicken and then stayed with the traditional pickled veggies. Pickling your own veggies seems a little intimidating but it honestly takes like 10 minutes to do and a quick overnight marinating. This…

Baked mozzarella bites!

Ever have stuff in your fridge and think…what can I make with this?! I had some 80 calorie string cheese sticks in my fridge I needed to use up and there came the idea of mozzarella bites! This is a simple recipe, quick to make and they’re really good! Ingredients 3 mozzarella string cheese sticks…

Cauliflower Mash

Mashed potatoes are kind of a staple in the Midwest, so finding a low calorie substitute is hard! However, this cauliflower mash doesn’t make me miss potatoes at all! They’re thick, creamy and fantastic plain or with some gravy. Super easy to make and great for leftovers. Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower 1/3 cup sour…

Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi

Try saying Spaghetti squash shrimp scampi five times fast ha.  As I’m moving into the new year, I had decided to start eating low carb and that means lots of new recipes on the horizon! This new recipe is just straight up amazing, you wouldn’t even know you’re eating squash. Its cheap to make, its…

Mamaw’s cabbage soup

As a child I was very picky and the idea of eating cabbage was the furthest thing from my mind. However, my Mamaw made this and it’s now one of my favorite things to eat! It’s a perfect comfort food and very low in calories! Simple and delicious!       Ingredients Small head of…

Creamy tomato cheese tortellini soup

So one of my coworkers actually made a version of this for a pitchin at work and I decided to make my own version. It’s super easy, cheap and taste delicious! Impress your friends and family with this fancy looking soup. Ingredients 1 package of cheese tortellini 1 large can of tomato soup or 2…

Midwest Spinach and artichoke dip

I love this dip! My friends love this dip, my family loves this dip! This is a really simple recipe that takes no time to make and is cheap to make as well! Ingredients frozen bag of chopped spinach 1can of artichoke hearts ( diced) 1package of cream cheese 1 container of sour cream 1package…

Midwest Poor man’s Beef Wellington

If your’e a food show binge watcher like myself, you’ve probably seen cooks make the Gordan Ramsey famous beef wellington! One evening, I decided I want to try to make this! However, from all the recipes I looked up, one thing stayed in common for all—its expensive! A beef tenderloin is an expensive cut and…

Carmel Apple Cinnamon rolls

This…this recipe…is just..ASTOUNDING. Impress your family, coworkers, your neighbor…like beyond delicious! This recipe takes a little time due to dough rising, like a few hours..but they keep well and warm up perfectly. Ingredients Cinnamon roll dough 1 package active dry yeast 1 cup milk (warmed) 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup softened butter 1 tsp salt…

Acorn Squash casserole

Its fall and that means squash is out and ready for the picking. I personally had never had acorn squash before, but decided to try it out. It has a similar flavor to a sweet potato but not as dense. This recipe is super easy, cheap and delicious! I literally can’t get enough of this…