When you first start changing your eating habits you can get sucked down the rabbit hole of eating the same thing everyday. It becomes a safe place….you know nutritionally it follows whatever you are trying to accomplish and it’s palatable.

But “it’s palatable” does not sound all that appetizing…..it sounds more like you are able to choke down the food…if you really have to…because you are starving….and it’s the only thing you know that fits into your guidelines.

Luckily, I have been experimenting with my nutrition for a while now and I like to cook so I have tried a ton of different recipes….making all the “bad” for you foods with a “good” for you twist.

Here are some of my favorites:

New twist on an old favorite:

Buffalo Chicken Casserole/Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Chili

Last year I made the Buffalo Chicken Casserole……if you have not made this yet stop reading this and go to make it……It was a HUGE success.

BUT WAIT…..this year someone remade it but made it so much EASIER!!!!

Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Chili I will be honest…I like the casserole more, but the convenience of the crockpot chili makes it worth it.

If you have time go for the full shebang and make the casserole, if you are looking for a quick mid-week dinner the crockpot chili is where its at.

Orange Chicken

I surprise myself every time we make this…..it is so good…I forget how amazing it is until it hits my mouth and then I escape to a place where my flavor-buds are so very happy. It’s easy too. You do need to use fresh oranges….don’t try to be lazy and use tropicana OJ…its just not the same. Check out the full recipe: Orange Chicken

Plantain Tortillas

Its simple…..you need a carrying device for your taco tuesday dinner….there are only so many taco salads a person can handle. Say HELLO to your new favorite taco shell….the Plantain Tortilla  I will let you in on a little secret of mine….as long as you don’t care that these are the “perfect” shape you can save yourself a lot of time by just making one huge tortilla (more like a flatbread) and then cutting it into useable pieces.

But now that I said flatbread….this could be used an an unusual pizza crust…..I have not tried this….it just came to me.

Chicken Parmesan

So, you’ll need to omit the cheese, but its still delicious. Chicken Parm is one of those comfort foods and as the weather gets cold and I want to stay inside bundled up I can assure you that I will be putting this on the menu. Check out the recipe: Chicken Parmesan