A big part of this journey is preparation. That is a major key to success. I normally meal prep on Sundays and that way I’ll have food for the entire week. I really enjoy finding yummy recipes that are lightened up to be healthier. I have found most of my recipes from women doing the Weight Watcher’s program because they’re low in calories, but still super tasty! So, without further ado, here are my top five recipes!
1. emilybites Chicken Egg Rolls
Okay, so this is to die for. This is number 1 for a reason. I can’t even put into words how yummy these are. I have made them twice already, and can’t wait to make them again. I honestly like them more than regular egg rolls. However, I do exclude a few things from this recipe, the mushrooms and snow peas. I don’t really care for mushrooms, but I’m sure it taste just as good with the mushrooms!
2. cheeseandcardio’s Cauliflower Mac & Cheese
This recipe has kind of slowly taken over my life. I’ve made this two week in a row. I am obsessed with it. It’s even better because its cauliflower and it seriously does not taste like it. This is decadent, and probably one of my favorite things right now. It’s so cheesy and yummy. I really struggle with eating vegetables, and this has helped so much! It’s such a simple recipe that can be modified in so many ways. I’ve already decided I want to add some turkey hot dogs in there, which reminds me of my childhood, but in a healthier way! This is just so versatile and delicious. If you only try one of these recipes try this one.
3. drizzlemeskinny’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Muffins
I absolutely love muffins. Especially ones that have peanut butter and chocolate. Please sign me up. These are really good! If you like really sweet things, then you probably wouldn’t like these. Otherwise, these are so yummy and filling! The only thing I would probably change the next time I make them is to add a little bit of stevia to the recipe. I just wanted them to be a tad bit sweeter.
4. drizzlemeskinny’s Chicken & Bacon Alfredo Pasta
This is pretty yummy and really does not taste healthy at all. I really like the combination of the bacon, ranch, and alfredo sauce. I really enjoy this recipe as is, and I have made it a few times. I’ve even passed it on to a friend, and she loved it! This is definitely a regular in my recipe rotation!
5. dailydoseofpepper’s Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
I’ve only made this once, but I really enjoyed it! I really love the unhealthy version of this! I have to say, though, that the healthy version is just as good. Italian food is one of my favorites, and this definitely passed the test! I had this with zucchini noodles (zoodles) and marinara sauce and it was delish!
I love all of these recipes so much! I really love that there are so many women out there who come up with lighter versions of recipes we all know and love! I hope you decide to make one of these a regular in your recipe rotation! If you do, let me know your favorite!
*feature image courtesy of phasinphoto at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
*picture 1 courtesy of emilybitses.com
*picture 2 courtesy of cheeseandcardio
*picture 3 and 4 courtesy of drizzlemeskinny.com
*picture 5 courtesy of dailydoseofpepper.com