Skinny Tex Mex King Ranch Chicken, and Black Bean Fritters with Cilantro dipping sauce

King Ranch Chicken Mac & Cheese

I first heard about this recipe from a couple friends who read it in Southern Living magazine “King Ranch Chicken Mac & Cheese”….here is the original recipe if you’d like to try it.  I wanted to cut out the velveeta and condensed soup so I came up with a “skinnier” version.  I’ve heard the original [...]

New Favorites – Spinach Salad, Chocolate Chia Pudding, and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in CO!


I’ve got a couple of new favorites that I wanted to share with you all.  One is my current favorite salad…I think I’ve had it at least 3 or 4 times in the last few days! And, the other is my current favorite sweet treat…a HealthyMamma’s got to have her sweet treats now and then! [...]

Possibly the Best Salad I Have Ever Eaten! (Citrus Quinoa Salad)

Citrus Quinoa Salad Ready

Hi there!  I feel like I haven’t posted in 100 years!  :)   I know we have said it a million times, but I’ll say it again!  It is HOT in Dallas and Austin!!!  Today, my car said it was 117 here in Austin.  I’m pretty sure my car was just having somewhat of a [...]

Orzo Pasta Salad and It Takes A Village

Orzo Past Salad

We spent our 4th of July holiday with HealthyMamma Kimmy and her wonderful family…each of them I consider family of ours!  It was an absolute GREAT Independence Day!  We relaxed by the pool, watched the kiddos swim and play, enjoyed a yummy frozen drink (or two, but who’s counting?!) that Kimmy made with her crazy cool Vitamix, and grilled out some [...]

“Lightened up” Asian coleslaw, Vitamix test kitchen and Red Sangria

Asian coleslaw salad

Happy 4th of July weekend…in honor of the holiday I will share a couple of my favorite summer cookout recipes. The first is a healthy spin on your traditional Asian coleslaw….goes great with any kind of BBQ and there’s no mayonnaise so you don’t have to keep it refrigerated (though it’s best served cold!).  Start [...]

Gazpacho and Avocado Wasabi Salad


Yesterday was an awesome day!!  I love my HealthyMamma Melissa!!!  :)  We wanted to try a couple of recipes, so she came over, and we spent the day preparing and eating an awesome meal!!  :) First we made the Gazpacho – we found this recipe on  Love her site!!  Hope she doesn’t mind that [...]

Kale Salad with Citrus Dressing


Kale Salad with Citrus Dressing Print Recipe type: Salad Author: Jenny B Easy Recipe! Ingredients Kale Cherry Tomatoes Feta Cheese Toasted Pine Nuts Dressing: Juice from one large lemon 1/3 cup light olive oil Minced garlic clove Salt and Pepper Instructions Mix together and enjoy!! 1.2.4