Creamy Pesto Tomato Pasta + A Sam’s Club Tour

pestofinal

Special thanks to Sam’s Club and Collective Bias, Inc. for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. ~ A creamy pesto and tomato pasta filled with broccoli and topped with fresh Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and fresh basil.
pestofinal

You will not believe how easy this dish it to make! When I first started experimenting with this recipe, I created and made my own pesto that got mixed into the sauce for this recipe. … 

Read More »

Greek Pasta Salad

IMG_9849-1_edited-1

A delicious Greek salad with pasta and romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, black olives, feta cheese, and a red wine vinaigrette. A traditional salad made even better!

Greek Pasta Salad - so good and healthy with the BEST dressing! I via chelseasmessyapron I #Greeksalad #cleaneatingThis post is coming to you from Pittsburgh, PA!

The husband has been in Pittsburgh for work this week so the little guy and I decided to make the trip down to stay with him for the weekend. I was a little nervous for the car trip down, but it turns out I’m more restless than the babe.

I was ready to be done about 30 minutes into the drive and he didn’t start fussing til hour 3. Pretty impressive I think! I gave him some toys and he stayed pretty entertained for most of the ride. I started listening to Allegiant on tape and oh, man it is good! Have you all read this series? (Divergent) Have you seen the movie yet? I’m dying to see it!… 

Read More »

Creamy Farmer’s Market Tortellini + A Giveaway

lastgardenfirst

A homemade healthy cream sauce coats your choice of fresh vegetables all over a bed of delicious cheese tortellini. This is vegetarian food at it’s best! Scroll down to the bottom for a chance to win a grill or $300 gift card.

A healthy cream sauce covered tortellini with fresh veggies - ready in under 30 minutes I via chelseasmessyapron I #cleaneating #vegetables #tortellini

I always look forward to summer food for three main things: grilling, loads of ice cream, and farmer’s market/fresh garden fruit and vegetables…. 

Read More »

{Slow Cooker} Quinoa Tex Mex

tex3

Special thanks to Collective Bias and Hunt’s for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. A one-dish, slow-cooker tex mex quinoa casserole. This dish is bursting with fresh and healthy flavors with some good spice plus a great summer recipe. This dish is vegetarian, but chicken, ground beef, or ground turkey can easily be added in. 

A one-dish, slow-cooker tex mex quinoa casserole. This casserole is bursting with fresh and healthy flavors with some good spice. This dish is vegetarian, but chicken, ground beef, or ground turkey can easily be added in.

I tend to kind of forget about my slow cooker as soon as it gets warm outside.

Which is totally a shame, because slow cooker meals are my favorite…. 

Read More »

{Vegetarian} Cajun Chow Mein

A vegetarian cajun dish made in chow mein noodles and with a lightened-up creamy sauce. This dish can be ready in under 30 minutes and you can add a protein of choice if desired.

A vegetarian cajun dish made in chow mein noodles and with a lightened-up creamy sauce. This dish can be ready in under 30 minutes and you can add a protein of choice if desired.

A vegetarian cajun dish made in chow mein noodles and with a lightened-up creamy sauce. This recipe is one you are going to want to have and use over and over again.

And here’s why – let me give you three quick reasons:… 

Read More »

{Vegetarian} 30-minute Southwest Pasta Salad

(Under 30 minutes) Incredible Southwest Pasta Salad

A vegetarian southwest pasta salad that takes less than 30 minutes to make and is drenched in the most delicious and spicy dressing! Lots of fresh vegetables included and protein from the beans.

(Under 30 minutes) Incredible Southwest Pasta Salad

So I was at the grocery store yesterday morning. Pretty early. I like to go early to hopefully ensure all the food I want is there and I won’t need to wait in long lines.

… 

Read More »