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Meal Prep

Grilled Pineapple Habanero Hot Sauce

Summer in our house means a lot of hot peppers to harvest. I do not like most hot sauces sold on the market because of their sharp vinegar flavor. So I decided to make my own with the bounty of…

Pork Carnitas in Grilled Pineapple Habanero Sauce

Pork carnitas are the perfect filling for those taco night cravings. I use my Grilled Pineapple Habanero Hot Sauce as base in this recipe but the recipe is pretty flexible and you can substitute it with any hot sauce of your choice…

Easy Fat-free Tomato Sauce

This is perfect tossed in with pasta, as base for vegetables or over a pizza!

Fat-free, Quick Lentils and Rice in Instant Pot

This lentils and rice recipe is very easy to make. It is simple and quick and perfect for days when you want to eat a healthy, high fiber, high protein meal without putting in much thought into the cooking. The…

Roasted Chicken Breast for Meal Prep

I usually batch cook my chicken breasts to save cooking time during the week. This recipe keeps the chicken fairly bland so it can be used with any spices depending on the cuisine that I feel inspired from. 

Fat-free Basil Pesto

This is a very simple pesto recipe that’s easy to make and freeze. It’s completely fat free and packs the full flavor of basil complemented with a lot of garlic and a hint of black pepper. I add nutritional yeast…