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Clean Eating Recipe: Turkey Bacon Egg Muffins

So, I’ve been seeing tons of people posting about these Egg “Muffins” or Mini Frittatas and I’ve been curious at how easy, practical, and tasty they really are.  So I decided to give them a try and the verdict was they are AWESOME!  Here is the recipe for you:

  • 4 Eggs
  • 6 Egg Whites
  • 12 Slices of Turkey Bacon
  • 1/2 Onion (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup of Bell Peppers Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup of Fresh Spinach, chopped
  • 3/4 Cup of Shredded Cheese
  • Salt, Pepper, Seasonings of your choice



  1. Preheat the oven to 375
  2. Chop spinach, onions and peppers and add to a bowl
  3. Combine egg whites, eggs, cheese, and seasoning into a separate bowl
  4. Spray a muffin tin with non stick spray (or use coconut oil and a paper towel)
  5. Take one slice of turkey and form a ring around each section in the muffin tin
  6. Spoon in veggie mixture at the bottom of each section
  7. Add the egg mixture to each section, fill it about 3/4 of the way to make sure that they are all even (as you can see, I poured a bit too much and the eggs spilled out)
  8. Adjust the turkey bacon rings to make sure that the eggs and veggies are contained.
  9. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, when the muffins are firm and a bit brown.


Once they have baked, let them cool a bit and transfer them to a plate where you can eat them right away or place 2 in a storage containers for your daily meal prep for the week.  You can also make a bunch and freeze them and nuke them when you are ready to eat them. I found them to be super easy to make, very delicious, and since I placed them in storage containers, you can literally grab them and go on your way to work or even road trips.


I am looking forward to experimenting with many different other recipes with these bad boys, as I think that the possibilities are endless! I will keep you posted!  What recipes have you used for these?

For more information on Clean Eating and Meal Prep, feel free to download my free Clean Eating Guide! 

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Healthy Recipe: Avocado Tuna Salad

IMG_8784IMG_8779 IMG_8780 IMG_8781It’s not a surprise, that I love Avocados. They are a heart healthy fat, packed with rich flavor, the lead ingredient in Guacamole (my fave) and also serve as a great substitute for mayo (I hate mayo!)

I use avocados a lot on my turkey and roast beef sandwiches, as a spread to add some flavor and some texture to the sammie, but you can use it salad mixtures, like tuna salad or egg salad. Here is a recipe that I use to make Tuna Salad.


  • 1 Packet (or can) of Tuna
  • 1/2 Fully Ripe Avocado (you want it soft so it blends)
  • 1 Diced Hard Boiled Egg (egg whites only)
  • Salt, Pepper, Old Bay Seasoning





  1. Add tuna, avocado, and diced egg whites,  to a bowl and mix with a fork until combined
  2. Add Salt, Pepper, and Old Bay to taste and combine with a fork
  3. Serve & Enjoy



Ways to Eat It: 

  • Tuna Melt: Toast whole grain or sprouted bread, I like Ezekiel Bread or Dave’s Killer Bread, and add a slice of tomato and cheese.
  • Salad Topping: Add a scoop onto a bed of lettuce and add some salad fixings. Serve with a mustard vinaigrette.
  • Snack: Serve with whole grain crackers or pita chips


How else would YOU enjoy this? I’d love to see your variation of this recipe!

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Meatless Monday Recipe: Italian Bean Burgers








I LOVE burgers and bean burgers are included in that statement!  Check out this recipe from!  I love the Italian spin that they did with this recipe!

Total Time: 20 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: 10 min. Yield: 8 servings

1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained, rinsed, mashed
2 cups cooked brown rice
¼ cup finely chopped onion
3 Tbsp. all-natural tomato paste
2 tsp. dried basil leaves
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 whole-grain hamburger buns
8 slices medium tomato
8 romaine lettuce leaves

1. Preheat grill or broiler to high.
2. Place beans, rice, onion, tomato paste, basil, oregano, and cheese in food processor; pulse until well blended. Form into eight patties.
3. Grill or broil patties for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
4. Place each patty on a bottom bun. Top with tomato, lettuce, and top bun.

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Recipe: Roasted Garlic & Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes & Parmesan Cheese

I love pasta and I eat it often, (Gasp! Yes, I eat carbs and soon I will be creating a post about “The Skinny on Carbs”), but sometimes I don’t like dealing with the “Gluten Baby” that I get when I eat pasta.  You know, when you stomach blows up and looks like you are pregnant, LOL.  Spaghetti Squash gets a bad wrap, because to be honest, most people don’t know how to make it taste delicious.  They either don’t season it at all or they use the basics, like salt, pepper, and seasoning salt.  The great thing about the Spaghetti Squash is that it is pretty mild in flavor and if season it properly, it can have crazy amazing flavor.

So, here is how I make mine and my latest recipe that I made today for lunch.

Roasted Garlic & Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes & Parmesan Cheese

  1. Cut the Spaghetti Squash in half and scoop out the seeds in the middle.
  2. Rub 1Tbsp of Coconut Oil on the inside of the squash.
  3. Season liberally with herbs and spices of your choice. I used Tastefully Simple Seasonings that I ordered from my friend Sara (click the link to order). I used Garlic Garlic and Tomato Basil Pesto.  Both have great flavor and not very salty.
  4. Pour a little bit of water into a glass baking dish (I’ve tried metal and it doesn’t come out as good).
  5. Place squash cut side down into the glass dish and bake for 25 – 35 minutes, until the skin is tender to touch and gives a little when you squeeze it.
  6. Let it rest! I know that the house will smell amazing when you are cooking it, but resist the urge to dig in right away. Wait at least 10 minutes for it to cool off.
  7. Rake the flesh with a fork, moving in direction where you are raking from the skin to the middle.
  8. Place into a bowl, add 1 diced tomato.  I used a beautiful ripe red tomato on the vine that I got from the Farmers Market this weekend.  It was super tasty and had a lot of flavor. (Roma tomatoes or even ripe cherry tomatoes would work as well.)
  9. Top with fresh cracked black pepper, Sea Salt, and some fresh grated parmesan cheese.
  10. Enjoy!
Roasted Garlic & Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes & Parmesan Cheese
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Healthy Snack Alert: Apple Nachos!

So, I’m not much of a snacker, but when I do, I tend to want something salty and sweet and crunchy. The old Allison would eat Lays Original Potato Chips and Chocolate Chips or Peanut Butter & Jelly with Ruffles.  But, things have changed now that I am really focused on eating cleaner and eating to support my goals.  So, the other day I was craving something salty, sweet and crunchy.  I stood in the kitchen for a bit when inspiration hit me. Check out this recipe for Apple Nachos or Apple Chips and Dip, as my friend preferred to call them.

  • 1 Apple, sliced thin into slices
  • 1 Tbsp of Peanut Butter – I used an organic brand from Whole Foods, can’t remember
  • 1 Tbsp of Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tsp of Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/4 Tsp of Vanilla Protein Powder – I used Shakeology, but I also think that Chocolate would be great too!
  • Dash of Cinnamon

Arrange sliced apples on a plate and sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon. In a bowl mix together the Peanut Butter, Greek Yogurt, Almond Milk and Protein Powder until it is smooth.  Serve the dip with the apples and enjoy!

It’s super simple, super easy, and you probably have all of these ingredients in your fridge if you are a clean eater. 🙂

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Healthy Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Crockpot Oatmeal

Many of you know that I love using my Crock Pot and now that the weather is starting to cool down, it is about time for me to get back into it!  Many times I use my crockpot in the morning to create a meal that will be ready for dinner, but I wanted to share a CrockPot recipe that you can use while you are sleeping and wake up to a tasty and delicious and healthy breakfast for you and the family.   Check out this amazing recipe for a simply and tasty oatmeal recipe:

  • 2 cups of dry rolled oats
  • 4.5 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of ground flax seeds
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla Shakeology (or any vanilla protein powder)
  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tblsp of grated orange peel
  • Dash of nutmeg

Combine all ingredients and put them into your crockpot and cover to cook on low for 9 hours.  In the morning when you wake up, simply serve it in bowls and top with agave, maple syrup or brown sugar for a touch of sweetness. This recipe serves about 8 people. If you find that it is too thick, you can add more water or milk (I add almond milk) to it.

This is a great recipe that’s super simple and easy for busy morning or when you have to feed a large crowd.   Have you ever tried Crock Pot Oatmeal or other Crock Pot Breakfast recipes? I’d love to hear about them!

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Frittatas Save The Day & Your Fridge

I will be moving into my apartment on the West Coast (yay to being bi-coastal), and as I am preparing for the move, I didn’t want to go grocery shopping for dinner and I didn’t want to pitch the food that was in the fridge.  One thing that I love to do is to make a frittata, because you can literally throw all types of ingredients into your egg mixture, pour into a baking pan and bake for about 25 minutes on 350 and have a great meal! Each base is about 6 eggs (or 2 whole eggs and then 4 egg whites), a splash of milk, fresh cracked black pepper and a grind or two of himalayan salt. Then you can add whatever, you like or have on hand. Below are some of my favorite concoctions:

  • Turkey Bacon, Onions, Tomatoes, Cheddar Cheese
  • Ground Turkey and Salsa (top with Avocado and Cheddar Cheese)
  • Sun Dried tomatoes, Spinach and goat cheese
  • Green Onions, Chicken Breast and Swiss Cheese
  • Roasted veggies (Zuchinni, squash, eggplant, onions, garlic)
  • Bacon, Spinach, and Tomato (my version of a BLT)
  • Asparagus, Bell Peppers, Onions, & Mushrooms
  • Potatoes, Onions, Tomatoes & Bell Peppers

These are just a few options that I tend to make on the regular, because I usually have leftover ground turkey, grilled chicken breast and tons of veggies (fresh and frozen) on hand.  I serve it with a green salad and maybe a slice of Ezekiel Bread toast.  Plus, it also makes a great lunch the next day, just wrap individual slices in aluminum foil and take with you.

Hopefully, this is an easy way to say healthy and mix it up sometimes, while also making sure that your food doesn’t go bad in the fridge. I’d love to hear your recipes for frittatas or baked egg dishes. 🙂

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Healthy Snack Recipe: Kale Chips

So, I have a confession…I’M OBSESSED WITH KALE! Seriously, this superfood is packed with so many amazing benefits, like being super low in calories, fat free, high in iron, high in Vitamins A, C, & K, packed with anti-oxidants and is an anti-inflammatory food. It’s also a great veggie to assist with detoxing the body.  I ate Kale in salads (love them with sliced apples, red onions, and feta cheese with a healthy vinaigarette) or in soups (it holds up nicely with hot temperatures) or even I toss some into my Shakeology.  But when I want a nice snack, something salty, flavorful and crunchy, I make kale chips!  Check out the recipe below to make your very own. You can also add various seasonings like Sea Salt, Cumin, Garlic Powder, Cayenne or Chili Powder or any other healthy herb or season blend and you will knock your own socks off. Check it out and let me know how you like your Kale and your Kale Chips!


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Guilt Free “Burger”

20130813-153304.jpgFor those who know me, they know that I love BURGERS! Seriously, I’m from the midwest and not gonna lie, I’m a beef raised girl.  But, I also know that eating burgers all of the time are not going to help me stay committed to my mission of eating cleaner and healthier.  For those who know me, also know that I’m into depriving myself, so I like to find ways to get creative with making healthier choices.  Like today’s lunch, which was AMAZING!  We had a BBQ last night and yes, I had a burger, but there was no way that I could do a burger again, so I compromised and made a grilled Portabella Mushroom Burger, instead.  It was still super filling and tasty, but it wasn’t heavy and I didn’t feel like crap, after eating it. Plus it gave me energy to crank through the second half of my day, preparing for my upcoming fitness challenge

 Here’s the recipe:

1 large Portabella Mushroom Cap
1 Tblspn of olive oil
1 garlic clove crushed
Dash of Montreal Steak Seasoning

Mix the oil, garlic, and spices into a bowl and brush over the mushroom cap (top and bottom). Grill the cap until it starts to soften, then flip for a few more minutes. 

Top with grilled onions, cheese, lettuce, tomato and mustard and put on a whole wheat bun.

Enjoy! Serve with grilled corn or a nice green salad.

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Healthy Snack: Date & Walnut Sandwich :)


New Favorite Healthy Snack Alert! I wanted something sweet, so made a walnut date sandwich. It is simple, sweet, crunchy and so satisfying. Plus super healthy as dates and walnuts are good for you.

Walnuts are packed with Omega 3 fatty acids, can reduce risk of diabetes, contain antioxidants, and reduce stress.

Dates are great because not only do they help with digestion, but also boost heart health (like walnuts), reduce blood pressure and stroke risk. Just don’t over do it since dates are pretty sweet. But 2 sandwiches did the trick! It’s an upgrade to my almonds and craisins!

What other nut and dried fruit combos do you like???