Biscuits and gravy that are not made with heavy cream? It can happen!
We’re in the thick of winter and all I’m craving is comfort foods. I’ve never made biscuits and gravy at home because I think it’s best not to research how much cream and fat go into some of my favorite diner dishes. But I think I was able to successfully health-ify this dish!
As evident by my other recipes, I love using cauliflower and chicken stock to thicken sauces and give a creamy quality. I used this technique to make a country gravy that is way more health conscious than the traditional version. Plus adding chicken sausage adds a lot of flavor with less fat than pork sausage.
This recipe is incredibly fast and easy. Now I was totally lazy and used one of those cans of biscuits. Sausage gravy with no cream = we’re allowed to have biscuits, and sometimes it’s ok to take the easy route.
What’s a better way to start off the new year than a healthy breakfast like avocado toast? And what’s better than avocado toast than a portable version that can be made ahead of time and is also low carb?
Most people think of quinoa as a grain for lunch or dinner, but it actually is great for breakfast too! It’s filling, has protein and can go sweet or savory. I went savory here because I was craving a soft boiled egg.
I have a confession to make – I don’t count calories. I believe in everything in moderation and why not eat what you love and make healthier tweaks? So I’ve been thinking lately, why do I put calories on here if that’s not even something I do for myself? It’s because of this that I’ve decided to stop doing that and continue to focus on recipes that feel like you’re indulging but lean towards healthy.
I’ve been thinking about making an eggs benedict recipe for awhile now, and I kept thinking I would make a hollandaise-esque sauce by using yogurt. But then Skinnytaste posted one without any sauce because the egg yolk is rich enough. It’s so true! Look at that ooze all over the plate! Save yourself the calories and the stress of making a hollandaise at home and leave it for when you’re out to brunch.
I prefer to cook with fruits and vegetables that are in season, but sometimes during the winter I get a little bored with the options. Anjou pears are actually in season in the winter and it’s a nice refresh from all of the other produce available right now.
This is the perfect meal for all the Whole30 people out there, or just for the sweet potato lovers like myself. Since I’m not currently doing the Whole30 diet (and mostly because it was on sale) I used a spinach feta chicken sausage, but feel free to use whatever kind you like! Or remove it to make it vegetarian.
Do you have leftover sweet potatoes? Did yo just make my Loaded Sweet Potatoes? Well it’s time to make some waffles
These waffles are light and fluffy – they actually don’t even really taste like sweet potatoes at all. It’s a great way to get your kids (or picky significant others) to get all the health benefits of sweet potatoes without even knowing it :-).