Chicken Paillard

Chicken Paillard is the perfect quick, tasty weeknight meal your family will love! The chicken turns out perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.  I finish it off with a squeeze of fresh lemon and a sprinkle of fleur de sel to add brightness to the dish.  Pile on some fresh greens and you’ve got yourself a delicious dinner!

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Cornish Game Hens & Wild Rice Stuffing


Hands down, Cornish Game Hens & Wild Rice Stuffing is one of my favorite fall meals!  This recipe is pretty easy but makes for a beautiful presentation and it’s a break from the norm.  I usually cut them in half to serve, no one can usually get through a whole one on their own.  Adding the dried cranberries and apricots enhances the wild rice with a little pop of fall colors.  And the slivered almonds adds a crunch with every bite.  Impress your family and friends with this delicious dish!

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Chicken Lettuce Wraps are the perfect answer to a healthy lunch or light dinner.  I must admit, fall hit and I went into full blown comfort food recipes.  So, in order to tip the scales (bad pun?), I wanted to share this tasty recipe with you.

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White Chicken Chili


White Chicken Chili is a hearty, yet light meal, perfect for lunch or dinner and packed with flavor.  As I near the end of my 30 days of clean eating, this recipe has been a family favorite.  Clean eating for 30 days is definitely a challenge for me, I’d be lying if I said differently.  I definitely have to supress some of my creative juices for cooking and creating with my normal free range.  However, I always feel so great after I’m done, so proud that I did it and losing a pants size doesn’t hurt either.  It also forces me to think outside my comfort zone about healthy meals I can create that also taste great.

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Light & Easy Turkey Chili


A couple times a year at our house we focus on clean eating for a whole month, usually right before summer begins and then again in early fall, before the holidays hit.  I really believe in living life in moderation, in all aspects, as much as possible. This light & easy Turkey Chili is the perfect meal to whip up when you’re looking to prepare a quick healthy meal.  It’s so flavorful, you’ll never notice it’s missing beef and/or sausage.  The ground turkey seems to absorb all of the chili flavors, so it ends up tasting like a delicious bowl of chili and not necessarily like turkey at all. Clean eating is cooking with fresh, organic ingredients, eliminating all processed foods, alcohol, caffeine, gluten, sugar, dairy and soy.  I find that doing this a few times a year is like a reset button for my body and I end up feeling great.  Of course I also end up feeling like I’m really ready for a glass of wine!

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