Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Chicken & Broccoli Pasta

If your in need of a quick, healthy, and delicious dinner then this is calling your name. I have a recipe that is similar to this one already on my blog that is made with beef and zucchini. So if your looking for something else to use your leftover Italian dressing on after you make this recipe try out the Italian Beef Stir Fry as well.
This recipe can be on your table in 30 minutes or less and its a one dish meal. It has your veg, your protein, and your grains...what more could you need?! You could do this with so many different combinations of meats and veggies.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Coffee Cake

Oh coffee cake. I know that when you think coffee cake most people think of the spice cake that has the brown sugar topping on it. In my household that is known as "Cowboy Coffee Cake". So when I hear coffee cake this is what I think of. Every Christmas, Easter, General Conference, etc. my mom would make this for us and it was always my favorite.
I haven't had this in such a long time because my husband is not a fan of cooked fruit so using jam in anything is out of the question. But I have been craving some of this yummy deliciousness lately so it might just have to happen anyway!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Creamy Italian Chicken and Rice

I love this stuff. In our family this is known as "Marty's Yummy Chicken and Rice". My sister was the one in our family to discover this amazing recipe many years ago and has long since been passed around and is a favorite in most homes.
This recipe is so simple and has great flavor. You just throw everything in the crock pot and let it do its magic. I like to serve mine up on top of some nice rice but I know some people serve it up over noodles instead. Either way is great.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sweet N Salty Coconut Chips

OH MY! If you are looking for a healthy sweet and salty snack oh man...these babies are it. One of Sam's patients brought some into them the other day and he brought some home for me to try and they were out of this world! I went right out and bought some coconut flakes and made them the next day!

Autumn Salad Anti-Inflammatory

If your in need of something light and fabulous tasting then this recipe is one that you have to try. It uses a lot of ingredients that a lot of people have on hand and is full of flavor. Leave off the chicken for a nice side salad or throw it on and make it a nice light meal. I love how there is so much crunch and flavor in this salad. I will definitely be having one of these for lunch again today!
*Note this picture of this recipe uses dried cranberries instead of the strawberries. When you can have cranberries totally add them back in!*

Mashed Cauliflower


I have seen mashed cauliflower pop up all over pinterest lately and have been putting it off to try because it sounded a little bit to weird to me. How can cauliflower taste like a mashed potato....yep that is the question ladies and gents but I will tell you what...for some strange reason it really does taste extremely close! I was shocked at how much it really did taste like a heap of mashed potatoes. Mashing cauliflower is lower in carbs and makes for a great alternative if you struggle with potatoes. In fact I know some people will even mix half and half (potatoes and cauliflower) and then you really can't tell a difference at all!

Mexican Chicken Tacos

OH MY GOODNESS! I don't know why I don't make these more often! Not only are these ridiculously easy but they are RIDICULOUSLY GOOD!
This is a recipe that my mom had started making during my teenage years and I fell in love with them. These flavors in the cooking liquid is amazing that you don't even need to top your tacos with anything, unless of course you want to. The flavors remind me of a classic Mexican taco wagon. You know the ones I am talking about!
Cooking the meat in the crockpot allows the flavors to really develop in the meat while making the meat nice and tender, also making it easy to shred.
One thing I love about shredding meat is that it makes it go a long way. I did a pretty small roast and we will be eating this for leftovers for at least a few days. This is also a meal that warms up fantastic.
You will not be mad you tried this one out.

Lime, Coconut, Curry Chicken Anti-Inflammatory

Yes. You take the Lime and the Coconut and stir it all up.  I know you were thinking it, and frankly I was singing it as I typed it.
This is a fantastic marinade for chicken. At first I was a little skeptical because it marinades in coconut milk but I'll tell you what...Its like chicken curry without all the soupy mess! Grill it, fry it, bake it, who cares. Just cook it and get that jazzy bit of song in your belly! I bet you money that while you are zesting your lime and have that can of coconut milk sitting next to it, you will be humming that tune just like me. (Okay I won't actually bet you money because frankly I always lose bets and don't really feel like dishing out a bunch of money to people I don't even know)
Top it off with some fresh squeezed lime juice and cilantro and you've got yourself a tangy delicious bit of chicken!

Chicken and Andouille Sausage

I believe I will be making this in a couple of days for dinner. I have made this a couple of times and it is delish. You can add lots of liquid to your bowl and make it more soupy with the addition of quinoa, or just serve it on a plate with no liquid. I have tried it both ways and personally I preferred it more as a soup. The broth has such a good flavor. This recipe did come from SkinnyTaste, so be sure to check out her page!

Almond Chicken Anti-Inflammatory

I was very surprised at the lack of almond chicken recipes on the internet. I thought this was a popular dish? I found 3 that seemed okay but none of them would work with the anti-inflammatory diet so I had to create my own substitutions to make it work.

Breakfast Quinoa


Now I am the first person to tell you that Quinoa is not one of my most favorite things to eat. After trying out a few different ways of having it for dinner and almost wanting the throw it right back up I decided to give it a chance for breakfast. I came across this recipe from one of my most favorite food sites skinnytaste.com and you know what...its actually good. Coming from me that is a pretty big statement because I can't stand the stuff to be honest. The first time I did this diet and did quinoa for breakfast I did everything I could think of to just choke the stuff down. Needless to say I never really looked forward to waking up and eating because I hated it so much.
BUT NOW...I have found this fantastic recipe that makes it taste a lot like cracked wheat cereal. And of course, is anti-inflammatory diet friendly. Enjoy!

Turkey Stuffed Peppers


I came across this blog called SkinnyTaste.com and it is the most absolutely fantastic food blog I have ever come across. There are a gazillion recipes on there that sound so amazing. This recipe happens to be one of those. Now, the woman who created this recipe made these recipes of hers according the the Weight Watchers Points Program so some of the ingredients you may or may not want to substitute.
These are my absolute favorite stuffed peppers recipe out there. I have made these so many times and never get sick of them. The flavors are absolutely fantastic and to top it off, its super healthy for you.
*Please note. This picture does show cheese and the original recipe does put cheese on top. Once you are allowed cheese, it does make a really great addition.*

Creamy Chive Chicken

 Sometimes having just a basic sauce you can pour over your meat takes it from one level to the next. You could serve this up with so many different things. I think some Roasted veggies would be great along with some Quinoa.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Turkey Lettuce Wraps




This would make a great easy lunch to take to work or even a great snack. In need of a quick and easy meal that will satisfy any pallet? This is crunchy, salty, and full of all the flavors of a typical turkey panini BUT this is a version just for you.

Lime & Chili Chicken Anti-Inflammatory

As the weather has started turning colder I have been trying to break out all the grilling recipes I can find so that we can survive the winter without the grill. I came across this recipe on the Betty Crocker website. This was sooooo incredibly easy to make and tasted really good.
This recipe does have a bit of a kick to it, so be warned. If you don't like it quite as spicy then just tone down some of the spices a bit.

Spicy Grilled Chicken

This is a great spicy recipe that is juicy and full of flavor. I love using the grill because its hard to mess meat up. I have used both chicken thighs and chicken breasts for this recipe and I prefer the thighs but the breast works fine. This would be great with some Grilled Zucchini and you could even try grilling up some sweet potatoes with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. (I personally have never tried to grill a sweet potato so I would love to hear how it turns out if you try it!)
(This is the Anti-inflammatory version of this dish)


Chicken in Spicy Garlic Sauce Anti-Inflammatory

This recipe was so simple and it made me bring out my wok which I haven't used in quite some time. Overall, its a nice meal jam packed with vegetables.
The thing I love about making stir-fry is that you can add so so so many different vegetables or meats, throw a little sauce on it and boom...you've got a fabulous dish made with fresh ingredients, all in one dish!
*Please note that the picture is for the original recipe which had shrimp in it. I have corrected the ingredients below to show the anti-inflammatory diet friendly version :) *

Foil Pack Chicken Fajitas Anti-Inflammatory

I like to prepare this dish in the morning or during my breaks, stick them in the fridge, and then when I get home I can just pop it in the oven. This is one of my favorite meals to make. Its easy, fast and has basically everything you need for the whole meal in this cute little packet.
*Note this picture has ingredients that are not in the first three weeks of being on the diet but the recipe below does not have those ingredients listed. This picture was taken of the original non-anti-inflammatory recipe.*

Forgive Me

Hello friends. I just wanted to make you aware that I will be adding some duplicate recipes on here that I have already posted about. I am doing this to help make my site a little more user friendly for patients who are coming here from my husbands work Red River Health and Wellness. I will be taking some of the recipes that I previously had though could be diet approved with modifications and just re-writing them with the modifications already in them so it isn't so confusing for them/you. Please be patient as I go through this process and I will get back to posting not duplicated recipes again shortly :)
Thank you so much for your continued reading and patience!
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