Low Calorie Margarita

Skinny Orange Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Made with freshly squeezed citrus juice, silver tequila, and sparkling water, this naturally sweetened, low carb margarita recipe is bright, refreshing, and not too sweet. Whether it’s a low key date night in, cocktails with girlfriends, or a big taco night party with friends and family, nothing sets the mood

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15 Freezer-Friendly Soup Recipes

Whether you’re craving a hearty beef soup or a light vegetarian lentil soup, I’m sharing 15 of my favorite freezer-friendly soup recipes the whole family will love. Perfect for stashing in your freezer for a busy weeknight! Is there anything more comforting and satisfying than a warm bowl of soup?

Taco Salad Bowl Recipe

Ground Beef Taco Salad Bowls

These taco salad bowls are piled high with seasoned ground beef, creamy avocado, fresh veggies, and crunchy tortilla chips. Since we always have a big batch of my homemade taco seasoning mix on hand, I love creating new and different taco-inspired recipes that I know my boys will devour. A

Easy Taco Seasoning

5 Minute Easy Taco Seasoning

In 5 minutes you can make a delicious and easy taco seasoning blend is perfect for making tacos, burritos, and more! Never buy the packets again! Tacos are life in our house. Well, at least if you as myself and our boys. My husband, not so much. But that’s another

Healthy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Recipe

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas just got even easier with this one pan, sheet-pan recipe! Chicken is roasted in the oven with peppers and onions until tender, juicy and caramelized. Sheet pan chicken dinner recipes are always a lifesaver when it comes to fast and healthy cooking. Whether it’s my Sheet Pan Lebanese

Slow Cooker Caldo de Pollo in a bowl

Slow Cooker Caldo de Pollo

Loaded with plenty of flavor and very easy to make, my Slow Cooker Caldo de Pollo is a quick, weekday version of the Mexican comfort food classic. One of my favorite Mexican dishes of all time is Caldo de Pollo which literally translates to “chicken broth.”  Filled with hearty vegetables,

Authentic Chilaquiles Verdes Breakfast Recipe

Authentic Chilaquiles Verdes

While delicious any time of day, chilaquiles is traditionally enjoyed at breakfast or brunch. Whether you decide to serve it with refried beans or top it with a sunny side up egg, just don’t forget the strong coffee. A traditional Mexican breakfast recipe, I recently rediscovered my love of chilaquiles

Healthy Slow Cooker Beef Chili 1

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Chili

Perfect for entertaining, this hearty and delicious beef chili has not only amazing flavor but is easy to make. The perfect set it and forget it recipe! If you are a regular reader of my blog or follow me on Instagram, chances are you’ve heard me confess a terrible secret:

tacos al pastor

Slow Cooker Tacos al Pastor

A Slow Cooker version of the Mexican classic, Tacos al Pastor is made with pork shoulder simmered in an aromatic mixture of pineapple, chiles, garlic, and spices. There are two things this busy mama relies on regularly now that school is back in session: taco nights and my slow cooker!

Breakfast Tacos with Chorizo and a wedge of lime

Chorizo and Egg Breakfast Tacos

This quick and easy breakfast taco recipe is made with scrambled eggs and savory chorizo sausage then drizzled with salsa verde. It can be easy to get stuck in a breakfast rut (believe me, I get stuck in them frequently!) but these savory tacos with eggs and chorizo will break

shrimp ceviche with avocado on a taco

Authentic Shrimp Ceviche

This light and refreshing authentic Mexican shrimp ceviche recipe is made with lime juice, avocado and jalapeno. One of my favorite recipes that I learned from my photographer’s mother Gloria is this authentic Mexican shrimp ceviche recipe. Originally featured in my Ultimate Mexican Sunday Dinner Cookbook, I’m thrilled to share

Caribbean Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa Recipe

Caribbean Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

A quick and easy 15-minute dinner recipe, these Caribbean spiced shrimp tacos are topped with a sweet and spicy mango jalapeño salsa.  My oldest son is a shrimp taco fanatic. I’m not kidding – he could eat three shrimp tacos plus a side of rice and beans, chips and guacamole

Buffalo Cauliflower Hummus Dip Recipe

Buffalo Cauliflower Baked Hummus Dip

A twist on the popular buffalo cauliflower dip, my version is made with creamy hummus then baked with cheese before being sprinkled with all your favorite toppings. The perfect vegetarian appetizer for entertaining! Recently I was invited to a girl’s night and my gal pal asked me to make a

mexican slaw in a bowl

Mexican Slaw with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

This super easy Mexican slaw has my favorite ingredients of cilantro, cumin, and lime with a tangy vinaigrette dressing. A perfect complement to any meal! One of my favorite ways to maintain my long term weight loss success is to load up on crunchy, hearty veggies at mealtime. Low in

Vegetarian Taco Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette

These hearty, vegetarian burrito bowls are loaded with avocado, beans and crispy tortilla strips then drizzled with a honey chipotle vinaigrette.  Eating a salad every day can get boring but it doesn’t have to be bland! With a little inspiration from around the world, I’m never very far away from

Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe

Mexican Chicken Soup

This simple, flavorful Mexican chicken soup is warm, comforting and easy to make. Naturally gluten free, it’s great for feeding a crowd! Mexican chicken soup, also know as caldo de pollo, is one of my top comfort foods of all time. While I love cooking soups all year round, I

Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja Recipe

Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

Ropa vieja, a traditional Cuban pulled beef recipe, is made in the slow cooker for convenience.  One of my favorite time savers in the kitchen is to cook up a large cut of beef, such as a chuck roast, at the start of the week to have on hand all

Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

Traditional Mexican enchiladas are much lighter than the typical restaurant dish served throughout America. Made with white corn tortillas, poached chicken breasts and a light coating of queso fresco, this dish is simple and satisfying but won’t weigh you down.  For most of my life I always assumed enchiladas were

Grilled Carne Asada Recipe

Authentic Carne Asada

In this authentic carne asada recipe, skirt flank steak is marinated in a fragrant mixture of orange juice, garlic and spices then grilled to perfection.  One of my fondest memories of a recent trip to Santa Fe was a visit to Cafe Pasqual’s, one of the city’s most beloved restaurants offering traditional

Chicken and Black Bean Freezer Burritos to be frozen

Chicken and Black Bean Burritos (Freezer Friendly)

Stock your freezer in advance with these hearty and nutritious freezer friendly burritos filled with tender chicken, black beans and brown rice. We survived our first week back to school and it went by in a blink of an eye! I’ll tell you what, this busy back-to-school season is no joke. It’s

White Chicken Chili Soup Recipe

White Bean and Chicken Chili

This quick and easy white chicken chili recipe is made with creamy white beans, tender chicken breast and a fragrant cumin-scented broth. Soup is one of my favorite foods to meal prep on the weekend and reheat for a busy day lunch all week long. While I’m a huge fan

Instant Pot Asian Pork Tacos Recipe

Instant Pot Asian Pulled Pork Tacos

Pork shoulder is cooked in the instant pot with a sesame ginger sauce until tender in these crowd-pleasing Asian pork tacos.  Asian food and Mexican food are two of my favorite cuisines so whenever I get the change to mash up the two, I’m all over it! Of course, a

Steak Fajita Rice Bowls Recipe

Steak Fajita Bowls with Riced Veggies

A low carb twist on the classic steak fajita dinner, Riced Veggies are topped with grilled flank steak, peppers and onions plus all of your favorite Mexican toppings! Whether you’re trying to eat a lower-carb diet or simply want to consume fewer calories throughout the day, you’re going to love

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas - an easy Mexican recipe

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

These slow cooker pork carnitas are tender, juicy and full of flavor – ideal for serving in warm corn tortillas for taco night!  My greatest wish has come true: I produced a child who not only loves tacos more than I do but requests them regularly!! Considering my husband doesn’t

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe - easy gluten free dinner

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

This flavorful Mexican-inspired Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada soup is packed with juicy chicken and hearty vegetables then topped with sharp cheddar cheese and a Greek yogurt lime crema. Ready or not, fall is right around the corner! I don’t know about you but I couldn’t be more thrilled if I

Lime Baked Tortilla Chips with Sea Salt

Lime Baked Tortilla Chips with Sea Salt

These lime scented baked corn tortilla chips are light and crunchy, the ultimate healthy snack recipe! We hold on to summer vacation with all our might here in Michigan. In fact, our kids don’t return to school until after Labor Day! It’s pretty fantastic. Of course, as much as I

Black Bean Corn Salsa

Black Bean Avocado Salsa

This bright and fresh black bean salsa is loaded with creamy avocado, sweet corn, and plenty of fresh herbs.  Now that we’ve settled into our new home over the last three months, we love entertaining more than ever before. It’s no secret that I bought our house for the kitchen

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas - an easy dinner recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas are an easy slow cooker dinner recipe full of fresh Mexican flavors. Ideal for prepping ahead of time and freezer friendly! People often think of slow cooker recipes as a fall or winter dish but we actually love using our slow cooker in the summer months

Breakfast Tostadas with Black Beans and Eggs

Breakfast Tostadas

These oven-baked breakfast tostadas are topped with black beans, avocado, pico de gallo and a fried egg. The ultimate vegetarian, high protein, gluten free breakfast recipe. This lightened-up oven baked breakfast tostadas are inspired by a recent visit to one of my favorite cities: Austin! Traditionally deep fried in oil,

Grilled Pineapple Salsa - a healthy appetizer recipe

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

A fresh and tasty grilled fruit recipe, the pineapple caramelizes as it cooks to create the ultimate fruity salsa recipe for summer.  The weather is slowly but surely starting to warm up here in the midwest which makes me so extremely happy! After the long, cold Michigan winters, I take

Vegetarian Mexican Baked Hummus Dip Appetizer Recipe

Vegetarian Mexican Baked Hummus Dip

This quick and easy vegetarian appetizer recipe is made with two types of beans, spicy hummus and plenty of shredded cheese before it is baked until warm and bubbly. The ultimate party dip!  I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m basically only invited to social gatherings for one reason: in

Salsa Roja

Salsa Roja

Salsa Roja, an authentic Mexican recipe, is a common sauce for tacos, chilaquiles, beans, you name it! Essentially, anything you wish to make spicier. Truth be told: until I began working on The Ultimate Mexican Sunday Dinner edition of my Food From Our Ancestors cookbook series, I always assumed salsa was meant for one thing: tortilla