Shredded Beef Quesadilla with Cilantro Cream Sauce

Back to school and back to realty! We had a crazy busy fun filled summer. I know I have not posted any new recipes in quite some time. My kids have kept my summer slammed! I am in a place in life where I acknowledge I have a limited time with them still at home […]

Fish for Good Friday

Fish For Good Friday Good Friday is a day that Christians commemorate the death of Jesus Christ. This day falls on the Friday before Easter Sunday. Many Christians spend this day mourning, fasting, praying, and repenting. In our house we have taken on my husband’s family tradition of eating fish on Good Friday. We also […]

Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles

Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles This recipe came into creation the day my new spiralizer arrived. After attempting to buy multiple premade “zoodles” from the store and never being satisfied with any to replace noodles, I have wanted to purchase a spiralizer to make homemade “zoodles” for many years. I just always forget that I want […]

Italian Beef

Italian Beef Italian Beef Sandwiches are one of my favorite things, I love the slow cooked meat served in a nice soft hoagie. It’s not something I eat often because of the high amount of carbs in the bread. I had never even thought of just eating it by itself. Until my Bother-In-Law Howie introduced […]

Smoked Meat Rub and Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce

Smoked Meat Rub and Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce Our weekday evenings have been so busy. Both my husband and I are in the midst of coaching seasons. He has been busy doing weight training for the high school football and wrestling programs. I have been busy coaching my daughter’s club volleyball team. On top of that, […]

Garlic Glazed Chicken Thighs

Garlic Glazed Chicken Thighs New year new recipes! Sometimes it is very hard to get back on track after the holiday’s and you still crave delicious sweet and savory foods. This chicken fulfills those cravings while still getting you back to eating healthy. I made it for my family for the first time last week […]

Turkey and Vegetable Chowder

Turkey and Vegetable Chowder What do you do with all those turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving while trying to prioritize getting your nutrition back in order? …I made this Turkey and Vegetable Chowder. It was so amazing and fulfilling. Even the group of teenagers at my house approved, eating several servings, leaving me no leftovers to […]

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Happy Thanksgiving This recipe is the same great gluten free pumpkin cake recipe I have shared in the past, just with a different topping for a different occasion. There is nothing healthy about this recipe. But let’s be honest who eats healthy on Thanksgiving day. This coffee cake is so yummy to […]

Low Carb Pancakes

Low-Carb Pancakes I think breakfast has to be the most monotonous meal for most when trying to eat a low-carb lifestyle. A lot of my client’s first major question when getting on a low-carb accountability plan with me is “Can I have anything else for breakfast besides eggs and meat?” I personally have tried multiple […]

Vegetable Beef Soup

Vegetable Beef Soup Warm up this fall with this quick, easy, inexpensive recipe. This hearty vegetable beef soup is loaded with protein and veggies. This recipe makes about 8- 1 1/2 cup servings. Calories per serving: 282; Carbs per serving: 7g; Fat per serving: 9g; Protein per serving: 42g; Fiber per serving: 2g

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders This recipe is easy and tastes as though you are eating a homemade chicken tender with a restaurant fryer. Each serving only has 1 gram of carbohydrates…but you would never know that it is so low-carb from the taste. I serve them with my homemade ranch dressing. The first time I […]

Low Carb Granola

Low Carb Granola Granola is shown served with a vanilla “Two Good” greek yogurt and 2-3 oz of raspberries. Do you get sick of eating eggs for breakfast every day? I personally do not. But I know there are people that do! With all the great low-carb greek yogurts available and this low-carb granola, you […]

Tuscan Chicken

Tuscan Chicken With the cooler evening temperatures that are beginning to take place with the welcoming of Fall, comfort food is something that we all crave. Tuscan Chicken is typically served over pasta. I serve over cauliflower rice keeping it a low carb high protein dish, while still being able to fulfill those comfort food […]

Sesame Ginger Chicken Kabobs

Sesame Ginger Chicken Kabobs I am back…it has been a while! We have had a crazy busy summer filled with a lot of traveling for sports camps, entertaining guests, and just having fun enjoying this hot Idaho summer with our family and friends. The busyness continues for the month of August… Football season is amongst […]

Low-Carb Full of Flavor Cinco De Mayo

Low-Carb, Full of Flavor, Cinco De Mayo! I love cooking Mexican food, which is why I make so many spins on Mexican dishes. There is so much flavor in the food, making it easy to create incredibly delicious low-carb dishes. This weekend we had carne asada. My kids love this meat so much they don’t […]

Chicken Cauliflower Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Cauliflower Enchilada Casserole is a recipe in honor of one of my most dedicated clients. It is one of her favorite recipes that I am finally sharing with everyone. P.O. started with me as a client 9 months ago, working hard to make a huge transformation in her life. She continues to remain just […]

Egg Roll Bowls

Egg Roll Bowls Most people are spending today preparing and eating their favorite appetizers. My household is not! For the 1st time ever in my life, I will not be watching the Super Bowl. Instead, I get to coach my daughter in a volleyball tournament and I couldn’t be happier doing so. It has been […]

Shredded Chicken, Broccoli, Cheddar Soup

Shredded Chicken, Broccoli, Cheddar Soup On one of our busy evenings last winter, when my husband was traveling for work, I pulled what I had in the fridge that sounded like it could go together and threw it in my Instant Pot for 5-6 minutes. We then left for all our evening activities and came […]

Traditions From Generation to Generation

Traditions From Generation to Generation Gluten-Free Kolacky Cookies The holidays are a time when I get out all the old family recipes and spend hours in the kitchen baking for my husband, kids, and family. There is something about the smell of a fresh batch of cookies coming out of the oven that makes us […]

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen Many of you know from previous posts that my youngest son, Nick, was born with severe cardiac issues and has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures. Because of his health issues on March 9th, 2020 we made the decision, with guidance from his doctor, to quarantine our family to see how the […]

Low-carb Gluten Free Gumbo

Low-carb Gluten Free Gumbo You are probably looking at this Gumbo picture thinking that doesn’t look like traditional Gumbo, but trust me, it has all the same great flavors and is sure to fulfil any comfort food cravings you are having! This Gumbo is different in color because it is not started with a traditional […]

Gluten Free Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Gluten Free Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies 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.

Back to school “No Bake Protein Cookies”

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, […]

BBQ Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce, Zucchini Fritter with garlic aioli, and Greek salad

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 […]

Gluten Free Rhubarb Crunch

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 […]

Shrimp Tacos

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 […]

Lettuce Wrapped Burgers

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 […]

Grilled Pork Chops, Topped with Apple Bacon Saute, and served with Bacon Brussels Sprouts

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 […]

BBQ Shredded Chicken Salad

“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.

Game Day Appetizers

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 […]

Spicy Shrimp Sauté

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 […]

Fajita Bowls (aka “Leftover” Bowls)

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 […]

BBQ Rubbed Drumsticks with Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese

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, […]

Christmas Eve Traditions

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. […]

Save Room for Dessert

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 […]

Chicken and Vegetable Curry

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 […]

Get Fit For The Holidays

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 […]

Italian Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Asparagus

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 […]

Chicken Cauliflower Broccoli Bake

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 […]

Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

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 […]

Wild Salmon with a Mustard Sauce and “Fall” Garden Fresh Salad

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 […]

Great Snack Options

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, […]

Italian Chicken Stew

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 […]

Exercise and Nutrition Program Options

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 […]

Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

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 […]

End of Summer BBQ

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 […]

“Montana” Tacos

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 […]

Italian Meatballs served with Garden Fresh Salad

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. […]

Grilled Cilantro Shrimp and Pork Fried Cauliflower Rice

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 […]

Creamy Italian Chicken Stew

Creamy Italian Chicken Stew The single digit temperatures that blew in last week had me wanting something warm, rich, and comforting. I threw this together in a matter of minutes thanks to having a package of Costco’s pulled rotisserie chicken on hand. This stew was so easy to make and the whole family loved it. […]