I always feel like there aren’t enough meals that use sweet potatoes. Most of the time you just see them on their own. Let them become a bigger part of the meal! You can get big sweet potatoes for a low price and they’re very filling.


4 bone in chicken thighs (remove the skin)
1 red onion, cut in to large chunks
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks Continue reading

Chipotle and Chicken Mexican Tortilla SoupSpicy food is great for people trying to lose weight. The same part of the pepper that makes food spicy can also help to boost your metabolism. Spicy foods are also known to help suppress your urge to overeat. This soup is great served on its own or on top of a small serving of rice.


1 tbsp. coconut oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb chicken breast, chopped

1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chipotle chile powder
1/4 tsp salt Continue reading

Soups can be a lifesaver for you when you’re trying to lose weight. You can create a delicious and flavorful soup without packing in the calories. They’re also a great way to fill up. A soup and salad lunch or dinner can be low calorie and still leave you feeling full until your next mealtime!

This soup is great because you get protein from chicken, the lemon adds a lot of flavor, and the orzo helps make it more filling. You’re also getting a healthy serving of vegetables. Continue reading

Oven-Roasted Whole ChickenIngredients

1 whole roasting chicken, approximately 4-5 pounds
1 large yellow onion or 2 medium, cut into uniformly thick slices
1 whole orange, cut into quarters
8-10 cloves garlic, crushed and skins removed
4 tablespoons butter, cut into slices
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves removed and chopped, plus 3 whole sprigs
3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed, plus 3 whole sprigs
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 batch Oven-Roasted Red Potatoes (optional) Continue reading


2 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed
1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
1 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella cheese
6 whole grain pita pockets
1/4 cup light Ranch dressing, more or less
1 cup shredded lettuce, if desired Continue reading