Greek Chicken Pizza

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This is a perfect alternative to a heavy pepperoni pizza with it’s light yogurt sauce, cucumbers and salty Kalamatas. It is also on the healthier side, as far as pizzas go, and it uses my favorite Tzaziki sauce (which you can find the recipe for here ).  Our friend Justin jokes that he can’t eat this pizza because his wife won’t kiss him afterwards, but I think that the garlic-breath is totally worth it!

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The BEST Post-Workout Smoothie (that you can afford to have every day)

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I never want to eat a big meal after I workout (I usually don’t have an appetite at all), but this always appeals to me after a long run. It is the perfect thing to sip on right after you finish your workout and then in the car on the way to work, and a perfect way to tide you over until you can eat a meal. I started drinking this delish smoothie after every workout for the past few months, and I have seriously noticed more muscle definition and a better recovery as well. Bonus: there are only 3 ingredients (and they’re cheap), and you probably already have them in your kitchen.

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Spaghetti Squash and Roasted Veggie Bowl

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This was a perfect vegetarian weeknight dinner! It really made me feel like I could go without pasta for the rest of my life.

I didn’t plan on doing a post for this since I had already done something similar, but I’ve had a few requests for this recipe after I posted a picture of it on Instagram (You can follow me: Mgcarp28). Therefore, I only have this one dinky picture that doesn’t really do this dish justice.

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Easy Chicken Tzaziki Salad

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The creamy Tzaziki dressing on this salad is literally non-fat and oh-so fresh and flavorful. I make this salad almost once a week because the ingredients are always in my fridge and it is one of Miles’ favorite meals.

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The Perfect Bloody Mary (with secret ingredients from my bartender friend)

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Miles and I like to drink Bloody Marys at night on  friend’s roof (call us risk-takers)!

This recipe was based on some advice from a friend of mine who is a bartender (thanks Benny). Miles and I made a few and tweaked the recipe so that it what we believe to be a truly perfect Bloody Mary!

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Curried Cauliflower and Chickpea Soup

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It was a chilly day here in So Cal (nothing compared to my East Coaster’s fight with Nemo), and I was in the mood to make a hearty soup. I’ve made curry before from various recipes, so I used what I had stored in my brain’s recipe book to come up with this soup. I think you’ll find it both spicy and sweet, plus it is chocked full of delicious cauliflower (healthy veggie) and chickpeas (filling protein). This is a great soup to make after a day of shoveling!

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Lemon Spaghetti Squash with Pine Nuts and Feta

Fresh Lemon and herb spaghetti squash

My husband said not to do another post on spaghetti squash (“it’s too soon!”), so I am posting out of rebellion (“I’m an independent woman!”) and because I have leftover spaghetti squash from my recipe for Roasted Veggies and Chicken Sausage Over Spaghetti Squash.  I don’t always love squash. Oftentimes it can taste like a basement (or to Californians, a garage? We don’t have basements), and have little texture. I think you will find this take on spaghetti squash very flavorful and fresh, and a “go-to” recipe for a healthy side.

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