Pasta never gets old to me. But as much as I love it, I also understand that I need to make it healthier from time to time (I’ll never cut pasta out of my diet though, because who wants to cut carbs?). I was craving some creamy pasta, but fettuccine alfredo doesn’t provide much in the way of nutrients. I thought that I could flavor … Continue reading Creamy Pasta With Sautéed Veggies
With the keto trend in full swing, more and more people are permanently banning carbohydrates from their diets. For ages, anything “high-carb” has been instantly labeled as unhealthy. But the truth is, cutting carbs isn’t necessarily the answer to a healthier lifestyle; it’s more or less the opposite, especially when it comes to getting the most out of your workout. How do carbs play such … Continue reading How Can Cutting Carbohydrates From Your Diet Impact a Workout?
Pasta is one of the world’s greatest comfort foods. Now that it’s well into September, those temperatures are finally starting to cool down a bit, which calls for warm, hearty meals. But sometimes, it’s hard to decide which type of pasta sauce I’m in the mood for. Plus, if I’m cooking for a group, not everyone always agrees on what to have for dinner. (My … Continue reading Homemade Mini Pasta Bar
If I could only have one food for the rest of my life, it would be pasta. But as much as I love pasta, my body probably wouldn’t be happy with me if it was all I ever consumed. I’ve recently restarted my healthy eating kick (summer always seems to mess with my health streak), but I still craved a tasty pasta dish tonight. I’ve … Continue reading Healthy, Hearty Fettuccine Alfredo
The first day of summer is my favorite day of the year—because it’s officially summer. Of course, I had to kick it off with my favorite meal (mac and cheese, if you couldn’t already tell). Yes, I know turning on the oven in June isn’t the best option. But it’s hard to live off of cold foods all summer. Sandwiches and salads are great for … Continue reading Jalapeño Cheddar Mac and Cheese
I feel like side salads are a staple at backyard parties. But sometimes cole slaw gets boring, and standard deli macaroni salad always tastes a little sour to me. As someone who loves spice, my first inclination is always to make a spicy salad—one that would add a kick to the backyard menu. This Southwest salad is tossed in a jalapeño dressing, which adds the … Continue reading Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad
Chinese takeout is one of my guilty pleasures. But some days, I don’t feel like spending the money on takeout, or I only crave one thing that’s not worth placing an entire order. Surprisingly, it’s pretty easy to create your own take on your favorite takeout dish. I put a personal twist on my favorite Chinese food dish, sesame cold noodles. They’re chilled noodles in … Continue reading Spicy Asian Noodles