Happy Halloween! The day to indulge in stealing all the best candy out of your kids trick-or-treat bag is here. Or you can make this tasty gluten free “pumpkin” spin on snickerdoodle cookies. It’s spooky how tasty they are and so good you wouldn’t even know they were gluten free.
It’s that time of year where food prep is key in our household in order to continue to have good nutrition. We try to keep our Sunday afternoons fairly quiet to make this actually happen. The kids always jump in to help me with this daunting task. Our main go to preps are, of course, […]
Taco salad can mean so many different things or variations. This recipe is a very different variation from the typical taco salad you would expect. I grew up having this in my home, as it comes from my Grandma Jo’s (ranch grandma) kitchen. The funny thing is when I served it to my husband for […]
It has been a long time since I have posted a recipe, and I am sorry (especially to all my amazing clients that need some new flavorful low-carb recipes)! We have been so busy with catching up on work after coming out of quarantine and prepping for our football season, which started last week, that […]
Happy Summer and Happy 4th of July. This year festivities will be looking different with smaller family/friend gatherings. But so thankful we are able to gather to celebrate the birth of our great Nation. As I do almost every year at 4th of July, I will be making this amazing recipe that comes from my […]
Enjoy these low carb, full of flavor shrimp tacos. Makes about 7 servings. One serving size is 2 taco shells, 2 TBS of jalapeno ranch, and 4.5 oz of shrimp. I serve with shredded ice berg lettuce for a little crunch. Calories per serving: 360; Carbs per serving: 12g; Fat per serving: 19g; Protein per […]
Who else is sick of cooking and wants to have a meal out? To get a break from cooking, I have been having my kids cook dinner at least 1 time a week. It’s a great way for me to get a cooking break and for them to become educated in the kitchen! The hard […]
During this time, the most beneficial recipes for me are the ones that allow me to use all of the leftovers in the fridge. No food can be wasted with not being able to venture out to buy whatever grocery items needed. If you read my previous post, “Isolation-rita” you will know that we are […]
When you have been in isolation for a week homeschooling your kids, you start to make up drink recipes and sit in your dining room staring out at the beautiful mountain views! About 2 weeks ago I received a text message from my kids’ amazing pediatrician, who has been a major part of our lives […]
Coming from a traditional ranch family, we love a good burger. With this low-carb, Big Mac inspired recipe, we can still enjoy that satisfaction. We tend to make these at a lot of family gatherings because they are easy to make for a large group. I also like to make these on a Friday or […]
Who is ready for sunshine and spring? I am! In fact, I’m already thinking about and planning my garden. Unfortunately living in North Idaho means I have to wait until at least Mother’s Day to really get to the garden, unless I can talk my husband into getting me an awesome green house! Since I […]
“This is literally my favorite dinner!” A quote from my daughter when I made this easy, low carb, full of flavor meal last week. My homemade ranch dressing is one of the easiest ways I can get my kids to eat their salad…especially when salad happens to be the main entree.
Our favorite sports season is coming to an end. The Super Bowl is coming up this Sunday and we love to celebrate as friends and family with a big Super Bowl party. Well, you can’t have a Super Bowl party without some tastebud kicking appetizers. If you want to create some beautiful, tasty, protein packed […]
If you are looking for a great low carb, high protein asian-flare recipe, this is it! A simple meal that will quickly give you a huge protein boost with 38 grams of protein per 2 cup serving, and at only 288 calories, why not have more than one serving? This is truly a guilt free […]
In case you guys hadn’t noticed, we have a pretty busy lifestyle, especially during the school year when sports are in full swing. So accordingly, these fajita bowls are great to make during the busy weeks of the school year. Using leftover chicken or steak, (or grilled if you’re short on leftovers), this dish can […]
Happy New Year! I know many are starting the New Year with new diets and exercise plans. These two simple recipes are a great way to get a jump start on meal planning and clean eating. Combining the 2 recipes to make one meal gives you a great macronutrient breakdown with 39 grams of protein, […]
Christmastime is my favorite time of the year. It is a time to be with our loved ones, enjoying each other’s company over wonderful meals, great wine, and delectable treats in celebration of Jesus’ birth. It is the time of year that I go all out with home decorating, especially with my nativity set obsession. […]
With the busy holiday nights of December, this meal is an easy, flavorful dinner. It is really a year round main entree…if you grill year round. I just throw on my Muck’s, big coat and stand out in the snow to grill. The things I’ll do for a good meal!
Pot roast is always enjoyable in the fall and winter. The smell in the air and the warmth of the room are perfect when coming in from a crisp, cold day. I typically just add vegetables to this, but when the kids are in the thick of their winter sports season, especially my oldest son […]
A meal that will fulfill every carb craving that you have. This recipe is truly one that defines what Homestyle Food and Fitness is all about. When eating, you can’t even tell that you are consuming a low-carb meal.
Gluten Free Sour Cream Apple Pie Sour Cream Apple Pie has been a family tradition at Thanksgiving since my Grandma Jo (my mom’s mom) started making it for my dad when he joined the family. Grandma Jo knew my dad loved apple pies and began making it for him every year. Since then, it has […]
This is a fun recipe that has been tweaked and played with for over 9 years. When I first started a low-carb lifestyle, I was really looking for meals that would satisfy the different cravings that come along. I love Thai food; my family loves Thai food, and this recipe was born to sate those […]
With the holidays just around the corner, we all know that comes with fun, family, and great food. Unfortunately, we can also lose sight of our fitness and nutrition goals and end up off course. With the nutrition and fitness plans provided by Homestyle Food and Fitness, you can rest easy knowing that you can […]
This is a great meal to prepare when you know you are going to have a busy night. You can season the pork in the morning in 5 minutes, and then come home in the evening and be pulling it out of the oven in under 30 minutes. I like to serve Italian Rubbed Pork […]
On cold days, I just want to stay inside under a cozy blanket, drink my green tea, and eat some comfort food. Most comfort food does not have great nutrition. I came up with this low-carb high-protein casserole as a replacement of a creamy chicken and rice or noodle casserole. My kids love it. In […]
The arrival of fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The air is crisp, the leaves are turning and football and soccer come into full swing, bringing with it the joys of watching my oldest son and my daughter compete in their given sports. Along with fall sports is fall holidays, which […]
Salmon is one of our weekly go-to meals. Not only is it so simple to prepare, but, as we all know, there are so many health benefits to consuming wild seafood on a regular basis. Wild salmon in particular is an excellent source of high-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids, B-vitamins, and vitamin D (which our […]
Snacks seem to be the hardest part of keeping on track with your goals of leaning out and gaining muscle, yet they are one of the most integral parts of succeeding. Everyone is always asking me for tasty, protein loaded, grab-and-go snacks. I have several options below that are easy to keep on hand, and, […]
If you need a quick protein loaded meal for those busy school nights of homework and activities, this recipe is for you! It can easily be served in lettuce cups or over cauliflower rice based on your preference. This also stores well, making great leftovers for lunch throughout the week.
Simple and Tasty! Here is a great Italian stew full of protein that is sure to fill everyone’s belly and satisfy their taste buds without all of the empty calories. Of course, it would be even better with a great loaf of crusty bread, but then it ruins the value of the meal. Just simply […]
A fall family favorite for those crisp autumn evenings is meatloaf. Surprising right? But this recipe is one that people who don’t typically like meatloaf thoroughly enjoy because the flavor is phenomenal and there are no vegetable chunks in it. I can vividly remember growing up and being at friends’ houses when meatloaf was served […]
The two things we have control over in determining our health out-comes is our diet and exercise. The importance of good nutrition and physical activity is to maintain a healthy weight, prevent chronic disease, and support our mental health. Technology and the internet have given us the opportunity to connect and help each other to […]
With the kids starting school this week, and the piles of zucchini I have coming out of the garden, I made this gluten free zucchini bread to pack in their lunches as a 1st week of school treat. This has also been a great summer goodie to have around the house when guests are in […]
DRY RUBBED RIBS, BROCCOLI SLAW, AND FRIED YELLOW SQUASH With Labor Day coming up and summer winding down, it gives us one more opportunity to gather with friends and family for a relaxing BBQ to enjoy the nice summer weather. On this final summer weekend of fun and sun, I like to make some of […]
I grew up enjoying a taco that we called “Montana” tacos. My grandparents lived in Baker, Montana when my Dad was young. My Grandma Dottie got a recipe for taco shells from a friend there that consisted of flour, corn meal, egg, and milk. When I was growing up my grandparents lived with us. Grandma […]
Food prep Sunday is something I try to do throughout the school year, so I have healthy homemade snacks around the house for my family. With the school year and fall sports getting started for many, it becomes a very busy time of year. If you don’t have kids at home and are busy with […]
Meatballs are a family favorite in our house. My Grandpa Al was 100% Italian, both his parents immigrated to America in the early 1900’s from Italy. I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with my grandfather and learn to make a lot of the foods his mother, my Great Grandma Tessa, prepared. […]
This meal is a go to summer dish in our house. It is quick and easy. Better yet, all 3 kids love it, even with it being cauliflower rice. I serve it along with my garden fresh salad, and did on this particular occasion. On days we want to be out enjoying the North Idaho […]
My kids love teriyaki chicken, but with most restaurants using teriyaki sauce that has gluten, my daughter hasn’t been able to order it out very often. So, I decided to start making it at home. Thank you Coconut Secrets for your gluten free/soy free teriyaki sauce! Now we can have a great low-carb, high protein […]
What do you do when you make way too much vodka sauce for your son’s football spaghetti feed? Even with giving 8 cups away to your Aunt as a thank you to her for letting you borrow her big pots and warmers….you get creative with left overs! I can’t ever bring myself to throw this […]