Last month, I shared what recipes we tried and enjoyed. I am no food photographer but I am a good cook! 😉 We’ve been trying to eat healthfully on most occasions (but that doesn’t mean there isn’t the occasional Sonic drive-thru/pizza night — gotta live a little!) and these recipes are making that easier because, well, they’re good! We don’t do non-fat, we don’t do diet-y, and we don’t sacrifice flavor for low-cal. There’s so much good food out there and we’re just trying to all-in-all make wise choices so we feel good. I’m at the point where I don’t care about the number on the scale, I just want to feel nourished and healthy.
Quick 5-Ingredient Tomato Sauce
Since we’re doing the low-/no-carb thing, spaghetti squash has become our jam. This tomato sauce is absolutely incredible — and it is very quick to come together. I squeezed in about a tablespoon of tomato paste to make it a little bit richer.
Spaghetti Squash with Bacon, Spinach, and Goat Cheese
Another great spaghetti squash recipe that was super satisfying. I used turkey bacon in lieu of regular bacon.
I think this is brilliant — using thinly-sliced jicama as your “tortilla” for shrimp tacos. This was a really quick recipe but I only used the shrimp portion from the how-to. I made this mango salsa and added four avocados to it, plus doubled the lime juice. It’s my go-to guacamole recipe now.
Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust
I really have never met a salmon recipe that I didn’t like, so this was a win for me. It’s tasty and very quick to throw together. My husband wasn’t crazy about it. He doesn’t love salmon (or fish at all, really) so while he thought it was good, it’s probably something that I will make for just me next time.
Speaking of my husband, he has become The Grill Master. 😉 He made these steak kebabs for us last week and they were so good. The marinade is (in order of quantity) soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, garlic, and onion powder. We had made a version of these a couple of weeks back from a recipe from a blogger, and they were crazy salty. Not good. His version is so much better. He put mushrooms, peppers, and zucchini on the skewers, too, and he makes a separate batch of marinade to brush on top of the kebabs while he’s grilling them.
This was just a random salad that I threw together that ended up being really good, so I thought I’d share. Chopped spinach, quartered cucumbers, one bell pepper, a little bit of red onion, chopped fresh dill (the most luxurious herb!), crushed red pepper flakes, red wine vinegar, one squeezed lemon, a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper. Something I always do when making salads — while you’re preparing, throw a bowl in the freezer so that you have an ice cold bowl when the salad is ready. It’s one of those things that I always do and it just makes every salad that much better.
To follow along with the recipes that we are trying and loving, check out this Pinterest board!