Instant Noodle Bowls {Gluten Free}

Instant Noodle Bowls are the antidote to boring lunches and the superhero of make ahead meals! Super versatile, a great way to use leftover, and easily adapted to gluten-free and paleo lifestyles.

Instant Noodle Jars

Easy and Delicious

Instant Noodle Bowls are a high brow, adult-ish, fancy schmancy, much healthier version of ramen noodles. They are easily made ahead, stored in a jar or thermos, and warmed when ready with boiling water. Kiss you boring sandwich goodbye and say hello to your upgraded lunch!

Lunch? To be honest I eat these for dinner. I prefer dinner to be my smaller, simpler, easier meal. For the same reasons I love slow cooker meals, I totally dig noodle jars. I start an assembly line and customize each jar, my husband likes everything, my son hates everything;), and I have so many gut issues that I can only eat a handful of random things… making these noodle bowls perfect for my quirky crew! Continue reading

PB&J Overnight Oats {Gluten Free, Protein Packed}

Overnight oats made with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats and Greek yogurt take on an old school vibe with the flavor of peanut butter and jelly. YUMMY!

PB&J Overnight Oats

What are Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are rolled oats (old fashioned) mixed with a liquid that rest/soften overnight. Instead of cooking over heat, the oats soak in liquid, such as almond milk, and plump to perfection while you sleep. Continue reading

Turkey Un-Sandwiches {Low Carb, Gluten Free}

Who needs bread! My turkey un-sandwich is packed with all the delicious flavors of your favorite hero and none of the carbs! Gluten and dairy free.

Greek Turkey Wrap Low Carb

Most popular lunch? Sandwich. Hmmm… that’s a challenge if you’re trying to lose weight or have a sensitivity to gluten. Before you pack another salad or choke down a can of tuna, think beyond the bun! The stuff inside a sandwich is the real rock star, so let’s eat that stuff! Continue reading

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Strawberries and bananas blended to frozen perfection topped with fresh fruit, granola, slivered almonds, and coconut (or any toppings you love). Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie Bowl is all sorts of delish.

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

During the summer I love a cold breakfast. Cereal and yogurt, my old breakfast staples, are no longer an option because I’ve given up dairy and grains while I work to heal my gut. One magical morning, while scanning Pinterest, I discovered the notion of Smoothie Breakfast Bowls – MIND BLOWN! It’s no secret I love a smoothie, heck I spent 13 years helping clients make every possible frozen concoction imaginable. Why have I never made a smoothie bowl?!?

Smoothie bowls are the best of both worlds. I love frozen drinks but I prefer to EAT my breakfast. I’m one of those people who never feel full until I’ve actually chewed my food. Making a bowl lets me have my smoothie and eat it too;) Continue reading

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

Chicken breast cooked low and slow with carrots, potatoes, and Italian seasonings. Delicious, simple, one and done meal. Slow cooker chicken will quickly become your weekly staple.

Crisp-tender potatoes, perfectly seasoned carrots, and just the right blend of Italian seasonings take ho-hum chicken to a new level! This recipe cooks on low for 8 hours, just turn on the slow cooker when you leave for work and come home to ready-to-eat dinner. You could add a side salad if you’re feeling fancy pants. Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Wraps (Low Carb and Healthy)

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Wrapped

Our shredded buffalo chicken has all the flavor of buffalo wings without the greasy hands and the leftover basket of gnawed bones. Traditional buffalo wings are deep fried, dunked in butter, slathered in wing sauce, and served blue cheese. 10 wings and 1 serving of blue cheese at Buffalo Wild Wings is 1000 calories— yikes!

When I started my weight loss adventure I obsessed over what I had to give up, with chicken wings right at the top of the list (just behind mac-n-cheese). You see, I have a long-standing relationship with fried chicken of all varieties. When I was in college I worked at a wing restaurant and served wings 30 different ways. Every day that summer I had a basket of wings and curly fries. Shocker, I also gained 10 lbs that summer. Continue reading

Shredded Chicken For Tacos, Tostadas, Salads, and Bowls

Our shredded chicken taco filling is the perfect base for tacos, burritos, quinoa or rice bowls, and taco salads.

Whether you’re counting calories, trying to please a crowd of picky eaters, or cooking for a loved one with food allergies, this shredded taco filling is the perfect place to start. At with love we are strong advocates for the shared main ingredient solution. Building dinner around one main ingredient gives reduced prep and cooking while allowing flexibility with sides and toppings.  Continue reading

Avocado Chicken Salad

 

Our Avocado Chicken Salad may not be a looker, but it’s delicious and insanely healthy. Avocado Chicken Salad or Green Chicken Salad, by either name it’s yummy. Gluten free, keto friendly, and also packed with protein and healthy fat. This salad is easy to adjust to any lifestyle or diet you follow, here are a few variations:

KETO: If you are following a Keto diet omit the grapes and add walnuts for a nice bit of crunch. Choose a paleo mayonnaise. I used Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo in this recipe and it was great but it is salty, so don’t add any extra salt.

PALEO: For those following a paleo or primal diet this recipe is perfect as is. Choose a paleo approved mayo or use your own if you have it.  If you don’t eat grapes try apples, they add just the right sweet crunch. If you are reducing your fruit intake add walnuts instead.

LOW CARB: While this recipe is already low in carbs, you could reduce the carb count to under 5 carbs by removing the fruit and using chopped celery instead. Another option is to reduce the grapes to 1/4 cup chopped and bulk the recipe with celery and walnuts or pecans.

Avocado Chicken Salad.

Chicken Avocado Salad
Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Heather Gaither
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breast, boiled and shredded
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1/2 cup mayo (I use a paleo mayo)
  • 1/2 cup grapes, chopped (or chopped apples)
  • 1/8 tsp each; salt, pepper (paleo mayo can be salty, adjust accordingly)
Instructions
  1. Shred chicken. In mixing bowl combine chicken, mayo, avocado, salt, and pepper. Blend well, I like to get in and use my hands, it is therapeutic and quite effective. Add fruit and combine.