Stuffed Bell Peppers


Stuffed bell peppers can be made 100 different ways. I just so happened to have raw bratwursts that needed to be cooked tonight, so I decided to take the meat out of its casing and make stuffed peppers. Using sausage for this application is great because the meat is already well seasoned and fairly fatty. This recipe is for 3 bell peppers, but I used half the red bell pepper in lasts night’s dinner, so 1/6 of the stuffing went into a little ramakin. Waste not, want not!

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Healthy Meatballs


Meatballs are something that most people think take a long time (I know my mother’s recipe takes hours), but this one can be done start to finish in about 30 minutes if you’ve done the prep. The spinach is added for a boost of nutrition, and you hardly taste it at all so it’s perfect for kids or picky adults. Leave out italian herbs, replace parmesan for feta cheese, and serve with tzatziki sauce for greek meatballs.

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Diet Stir fry


If you’ve ever heard of shirataki noodles or “miracle noodles” before, this is the way to make them. Takes less than 15 minutes, and it’s the perfect way to use leftovers from the dinner you made the night before. I’ve made this stir fry out of taco meat, pot sticker filling, and even leftover meatballs. Very yummy and VERY low calorie.

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Homemade Hamburger Helper


Hamburder Helper is one of those American convenience items I missed, but once I learned how to make a similar dish on my own, I realized just how much of a rip off it is! All Hamburger helper gives you is pasta and a seasoning packet filled with fake cheese, cornstarch, and enough salt to kill several snails. Basically it is glorified ramen noodles at quadruple the price. Don’t be a sucker, make it yourself!

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Lover’s Meatloaf


This recipe was inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe where he made a snake meatloaf surrounded by yorkshire pudding. Yorkshire pudding is a super British recipe that is basically their version of dinner rolls. What’s great about this recipe is that you can make the meatloaf into ANY shape you want: a snake, heart, ring, cross, butterfly, christmas tree, literally anything. And if your scuplture skills suck, WHATEVER. It’ll be gone before you can blink anyway!

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