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Easy, Quick & Healthy Dinner: Italian Chicken & Veggies 

So I have been on this kick with experimenting various ways to eat clean, without spending a lot of money and without a lot of time to cook or clean up.  Trader Joe’s has been my go to of the past few weeks when it comes to my “Meal Prep Sundays” and today I made another “One Dish Wonder” that rocked my socks – Italian Chicken & Veggies.  It’s simply so easy and delicious! 


  • 1 Pound of Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast Tenders, diced into chunks
  • 1 Container of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Pack of Asparagus, diced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Container of Sliced Crimini or Baby Bella mushrooms
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic, minced/crushed
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • Olive Oil, to be used sparingly
  • Italian Seasoning – I used Tastefully Simple’s – Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix (Click Here for more info)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Assemble a baking dish with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, asparagus, and chicken (see above).
  3. Sprinkle minced garlic over the entire spread of food
  4. Drizzle a olive oil over the veggies and add seasoning to the entire dish
  5. Bake for 25 minutes – until chicken is done and juice run clear and the tomatoes begin to burst
  6. Mix together and cook for 5 more minutes to get all of the flavors to combine.

 There are many options of how to enjoy this dish: 

  • Serve on it’s on as it’s a great one dish wonder – protein and veggies
  • Serve on top of pasta – I’m going to enjoy mine with a new Edamame Pasta I got from Costco
  • Serve on top of brown rice
  • Serve on top of mashed potatoes (I know, but keep the portions small)
  • This is also a great option for your weekly meal prep – place into tupperware containers for grab and go lunches or dinners that are healthy, tasty, and easy to enjoy! 

I’d love to know what other ideas or questions you have when it comes to easy meal prep/easy dinner ideas.  Comment below and I will give them a try and share with you!  For more information about Clean Eating click here to get my free Clean Eating Guide!

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Caprese Stuffed Avocados

One of my favorite things about the summer is Caprese Salads. Each summer I buy a basil plant and I eat from it throughout the summer, which normally involves a Caprese Salad at least 2 times a week.  Another weekly staple is Avocado, so I thought, why not combine two of my Summer Staples to create a healthy, tasty, and Meatless Monday friendly meal.




  • 1 Container of Cherry Tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp of Shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 Container of Fresh Mozzerella Balls, chopped
  • 2 Avocados, diced and save the skins to serve as bowls
  • Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt, Pepper, & Italian Seasoning



  1. Add the tomatoes, garlic, pepper, mozzarella, shallots and basil into a bowl.
  2. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic to your liking
  3. Add salt, pepper, and italian seasoning to your liking
  4. Mix all together and store in a bowl for about 30 minutes
  5. When you are ready to serve, dice up the avocados and add to the caprese mixture and mix together.  Don’t forget to save the skins for the bowls.
  6. Scoop a few spoonfuls of the caprese mixture into the avocado skins
  7. Top with a bit more of salt and pepper and a final drizzle of balsamic vinegar



I served mine with toast points, but will also go great with quinoa, cous cous, brown rice or even with a handful of mixed greens and grilled chicken.


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Avocado Corn Salad


Here is a healthy recipe that I found online on Skinny Town USA. This is a quick and easy recipe that you can make. Simply dice the veggies and make the dressing. Combine and I say let it sit for about 15-20 minutes in the fridge to let the veggies soak in the flavor.

This can be a great addition to a BBQ or picnic, but will also go great with grilled chicken or fish for a light and fresh meal that is packed with flavor.

Give it a try and let me know how it goes! Also, any suggestions to make it better???

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Quick Healthy Meal: Penne with Sautéed Veggies


Tonight I was having issues trying to figure out what I wanted for dinner. I almost opted for ordering takeout, but decided to see what I could cook up in the kitchen. I had 1/4 of a bag of whole wheat penne pasta, grilled chicken tenders from lunch, tons of frozen veggies that I needed to get rid of (broccoli, asparagus, spinach), grape tomatoes and Portabella mushrooms that were on their last leg, and an onion. Aha!

I boiled the pasta and diced the onions, tomatoes and mushrooms (that were edible) and grabbed a handful of spinach, asparagus and broccoli. I used tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan and sautéed the veggies. I added a heaping teaspoon of crushed garlic (I buy organic crushed garlic in a jar). As the veggies did their thing, I added Himalayan salt, Italian seasoning blend, and Emeril’s essence (homemade).

Once the pasta was al dente I added it and diced chicken tenders to the pan with the veggies. I let it cook for a few more minutes so the pasta can absorb the flavors of the sauté pan. I topped with a little bit of Parmesan cheese and fresh cracked black pepper.

It turned out delicious and full of flavor. I didn’t even miss the sauce! It was a much better version of those frozen skillet meals that you buy, but it didn’t have the heavy salty sauce and the chicken was real! Plus, it took me 15 minutes from start to finish. I used myfitnesspal to check the calorien count and it came out to 400 calories. I was 100% satisfied with tonight’s dinner.

Keeping grilled chicken and frozen veggies on hand is a great way to make sure that you have ingredients to make quick and healthy meals. I saved some of the chicken veggie mixture and will use that for a whole wheat wrap tomorrow and will top with mozzarella cheese.

Hope this helps you out with a quick, easy, healthy, and tasty dinner!

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Summertime Lunch: California Caprese Rice Salad

It never fails. Every summer I develop an addiction to eating Caprese Salads.  I buy a basil plant and keep my fridge stocked with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes (hopefully, next Summer I can have my own tomato plant).  Almost every day for lunch or dinner I find a way to incorporate basil, tomato, and mozzarella into anything that I cook.  I’ve created interesting pasta dishes, salads, even frittatas.  Today, I made a salad totally knocked my socks off, I guess I would call it a “California Caprese Rice Salad”.  I’m not big on measuring but it was very simple to make. I used a handful of grape tomatoes, a handful of Ciliegine Mozzarella, a cup of brown rice, half of an avocado (diced), fresh cracked black pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil & balsamic vinegar.  It came out great and was very filling! I suggest that you give it a try! Enjoy!