One of the best things about living in California is the access to amazing Mexican food. From a “Mom and Pop” hole in the wall, to upscale gourmet, there is definitely no shortage of Mexican restaurants here. And the endless option of fresh, delicious and unique foods they provide make it pretty darn hard not to fall in love with Mexican food. And I have no shame in admitting that I am head over heels!

One Mexican side dish recipe that almost ALWAYS makes it onto my plate is refried beans.

By now, if you’re active on social media, and follow along in Weight Watchers communities, you’ve most likely heard about the infamous 2 Ingredient Bagel Recipe. It’s all over the Internet, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Basically, there’s a recipe using just 2 ingredients to make a delicious, low calorie dough that is being used for bagels, pizza, breadsticks, rolls, naan, pretzel bites and SO. MUCH. MORE.

There is just something about the flavor combination of butter, wine, and garlic that blows my mind every time I have it. The salty, creamy butter with the bold garlic is balanced out by the acidity of a crisp white wine, and it is nothing short of heavenly.

Those flavors all come together in this beautiful Chicken and Mushrooms with Garlic Wine Sauce Recipe. A dish that is elegant and sophisticated enough for a dinner party, but easy enough for a quick weeknight dinner recipe.

Ever have those times where you really want some sliced onion on your salad or sandwich, but you don’t want to cut into a whole, fresh onion just to get a few rings? Well then, today’s Easy Pickled Onions Recipe is about make you super excited.

Pickled onions give you all the flavor of raw onions, but with an added zing that comes from the pickling process. They are very simple and easy, and take just a few minutes to make.

Admittedly, I’m not as big of a salad eater as I’d like to be. Don’t get me wrong, I like salads. But as an entree, I almost always prefer something else. And I often think that salads can be predictable, and maybe even a bit boring. But every now and then, I hit on a salad that I just cannot stop eating. And this Grilled Chicken and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Tahini Dressing is it.

Not only is the flavor combination going to blow your mind, but the fact that it is hearty enough to so filling and satisfying, really had me gaining a new perspective on salads.

Now I find myself fantasizing about the next time I’m going to eat it! And once you try it, you’re going to feel the same way.

Typically, fall and winter are the seasons that are all about comfort soups for me. But today I’m sharing my amazing Chicken, Lentil, and Spinach Soup recipe that is hearty and satisfying enough to be considered a comfort food, but still light and fresh enough for spring.

It seems that spring has been a little late to arrive this year, and it’s got me craving a nice big bowl of warm, comforting soup. This soup is so wonderfully full of flavor and is substantial enough to be considered a meal on it it’s own, but it’s definitely not heavy or rich, like many other lentil soup recipes can be.

Winter may be officially over, but the evenings are still chilly, and I find myself craving warm, hearty, stick to your ribs kind of meals for dinner. So this past week, I whipped out my trusty Instant Pot, and threw together a most insanely delicious Beef Ragu with Spaghetti Squash.

It has all the incredible flavors of a traditional slow cooker beef ragu, but it’s made in a fraction of the time. The beef is so moist and succulent, and each ingredient in the sauce comes together to create a most beautiful harmony of flavors.

After a long trip to a cold and and snowy Pennsylvania so that we could visit my family over spring break, I was beyond happy to return home to California, where the weather is warm, the sun is shining, and it actually feels like spring!

But this warmer weather is a gentle reminder that summer isn’t far behind, and that means it’ll be long days spent in swimsuits and shorts. Time to crack down on my eating, hit the gym, and make my calories count. So I’ll be focusing on lowering my carbs, and getting in clean proteins, and lots of fruits and veggies.

I’ve really been trying to up my enchilada game lately. They’ve always been one of my most favorite Mexican foods that I consistently order at Mexican restaurants, but I knew that I could easily make my own lighter, healthier enchiladas at home.

So I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen, and my favorite version so far is my Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas Recipe. It is PACKED with chicken breast, black beans and corn – all zero Points foods with the new Weight Watchers Freestyle plan!

Today, I’m sharing what has become one of my all time favorite vegetarian lunch recipes – my Egg and Chickpea Salad. And since today is officially the first day of spring, egg recipes are going to be all the rage this season – especially now that they are 0 Points.

I’m not a vegetarian by any means, but I absolutely enjoy eating meatless meals on a regular basis, not only because it’s a great way to help enforce a more plant-based diet, but also because there are so many delicious vegetarian recipes that keep things interesting!

Looking for a healthy chicken dinner to get on the table in about 30 minutes? You came to the right place today! My One Pan Chicken, Green Beans, and Bacon recipe is about to blow your mind. Talk about a one-pan wonder!

Occasionally, it can be challenging to get my kids to eat chicken recipes, particular those made with chicken breasts versus thighs or drumsticks. So I have to work hard to come up with really tasty ones that meet their approval (*cue eye roll here).

But this recipe really does the trick. Not only do my kids (and husband) love this dish, I’m a pretty big fan too, because it’s all prepared quickly and easily in one-skillet! Other than a cutting board and knife, there’s not much to cleanup. SCORE!

With just a few days until St. Patrick’s Day, it’s time to start planning your menu! While there are many traditional St. Patrick’s Day Recipes making their way across the Internet this month – corned beef and cabbage, Irish Stew, and Soda Bread to name a few, I’ve decided to keep things simple this year, and serve my Traditional Shepherd’s Pie Recipe for the big day.

My lightened up version is a lot lower in fat, calories, and Points, but it’s still the perfect, hearty, savory comfort food classic that we all know and love. It’s a great dinner recipe to make ahead and reheat later – which is great for me, because we often have a lot of activities/events happening on St. Patrick’s Day itself, and I often have little time to cook.