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November 9, 2016

Recipe Roundup

I have been a fan of cooking ever since I was a little girl. I used to tear pieces of construction paper and whisk them in a mixing bowl while my mom cooked dinner. I thought it was the best thing ever when she decided that seven was old enough to learn how to fix scrambled eggs. Around the same time, my dad used to watch Emeril and Iron Chef with me, long before the days of Master Chef Junior. My enjoyment with cooking grew throughout my childhood as Disney Channel released this movie and my friends and I would try to invent recipes of our own. My mom and I later started an annual tradition of watching the holiday specials on the Food Network and grew to be avid Pioneer Women viewers a few years ago. While all of this contributed to my enjoyment of cooking and my ability in the kitchen, it left me with a familiarity of cooking meals that lack proper nutrition and wholesome ingredients.

As Dillon and I began eating together more often this summer, I realized that I didn’t have many healthy(ish) recipes to pull from. Since we both place high value on eating well, I want to prepare well to bring those habits into our home. While cleaning up my diet is a work-in-progress, I have dramatically decreased my intake of sugar, flour, and processed foods this year. In doing so, I’ve set out to find recipes that suit our health preferences while being simple and delicious at the same time. I’m excited to share some of my favorites with you today, each being a recipe that is sure to be brought into our newlywed home. Enjoy!


slow cooker chicken and veggie quinoa soup | baked chicken breast | garlicky kale and white bean stew
creamy chicken tortilla soup | noodle-free lasagna | spaghetti squash lasagna boats

What are your favorite healthy go-to meals? This soon-to-be newlywed wife is looking to expand her repertoire!


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