This Instant Pot Orange Chicken is a delicious, high protein recipe that is a healthier version of your takeout favorite.  Who doesn’t love Chinese takeout!? I sure do… but I don’t always love how it makes me feel. This orange chicken recipe is a healthier version of that takeout style favorite. It’s full of flavor from orange juice, coconut aminos, garlic and ginger. The optional cilantro and green onion garnish add a nice fresh finish. You serve…

Savory and sweet, this peanut tofu and cauliflower rice dish is loaded with flavor. Best of all, it can be made ahead of time for a quick, reheatable weeknight dinner. Looking for a delicious recipe for Meatless Monday? I’ve got something for you! This Crispy Peanut Tofu with Cauliflower Rice is loaded with sweet and savory flavors. You don’t need any fancy ingredients either. Pick up a block of firm tofu, pull out a bag…

Crispy popcorn chicken doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure. Enjoy this lighter baked version for a game day snack or as a fun and easy weeknight dinner. If you think this popcorn chicken looks delicious, you’re right – it totally is! Popcorn Chicken isn’t new recipe on the block per se, but it isn’t always the healthiest either. This baked lighter baked version is so tasty that you won’t miss its deep fried friend….

Mashed sweet potatoes combine with cheese, black beans, and spinach in these warm, comforting Macro-Friendly Sweet Potato Quesadillas. Top them with salsa, sour cream, guacamole, or whatever else your taste buds desire. If you’re looking for a tasty way to switch up your lunch, these Macro-Friendly Sweet Potato Quesadillas are not only delicious but they’re packed with fiber and plant-based protein. You most likely have most of the ingredients in your pantry and freezer ready…

Growing up, one of my favorite comfort foods was a cheeseburger from my Grampie’s grill. Nothing said summer like playing with my favorite cousins at my grandparents’ pool. Then we would air dry in the sun with a freshly grilled cheeseburger in my hand. Those were the best days ever. I had so much fun and the burgers were so good, which gave me the inspiration for a Macro-Friendly Throwback Cheeseburger Casserole. I promise you,…

These Roasted Chickpea Tacos make a tasty meat-free option for Taco Tuesday (or any day of the week). Full of fiber and plant protein, these tacos are both healthy and delicious.  Today I’m sharing another recipe from my brand new cookbook, The Everything Diet Macro Cookbook! We love a good (protein-packed) meatless meal in our house, and these vegan crispy chickpea tacos fit the bill. Need a new recipe for Taco Tuesday? Hey, I’ve got you…

This Greek-Style Stuffed Chicken dish is bursting with Mediterranean flavors, and you’ll want to make it again and again. Today, I’m sharing another recipe from my brand new cookbook, The Everything Diet Macro Cookbook! If you’re looking for a recipe to switch up your weekly meal plan game – one that’s easy to make, but tastes gourmet – then this recipe is for you! No boring and bland chicken breasts, here. This recipe is loaded…

This Shrimp Chili Lime Taco Salad is an easy way to increase your protein intake without adding a lot of fat to your daily macro goals. The perfect light summer meal! Today I’m sharing a recipe from my brand new cookbook, The Everything Diet Macro Cookbook! Growing up, I ate the typical TV dinner diet (mac and cheese, Ramen noodles, etc). Meals were thrown together quickly, and nutrition certainly did not matter. I’m still horrified we…

Hey, friends! Hanging in there? I’ve said it before, but my hopes is that Carrots ‘N’ Cake can bring a sense of “normalcy” during this unsettling time, so let’s talk about meal prep – a favorite on CNC! I’ve been loving “meal prep” protein bowls lately. You’ve probably seen me share a ton of them on Instagram in recent weeks. They are so many ways to make a “power bowl,” so I definitely have not…

Hi friends! Not only do I have a delicious recipe for you today, using one of my favorite kitchen tools (hint: air + fryer), but I also have a fun giveaway! If if you haven’t heard me rave about my beloved air fryer, let me tell you a little about it… Frying without oil? Yes, it’s possible with an air fryer. How do air fryers work? Air fryers swirl air very quickly in a circular…

You probably don’t know of anyone who owns an Instant Pot and doesn’t love it. Am I right? The Instant Pot is a staple kitchen appliance in our house, especially when it comes to making delicious and easy macro-friendly instant pot recipes. It takes our weekly meal prep and cooking time and nearly cuts it in half. I use it for everything! I get a ton of requests for macro-friendly instant pot recipes, so that’s…

21 (More) Throw-Together Meals When I think about how I cook from week-to-week, it’s really basic and definitely not fancy like what you might see on recipe website or social media. Maybe I’ll make one new recipe each week, but, for the most part, I’m mostly cooking family favorites and simple throw-together meals. And, truthfully, most of which aren’t even “official” recipes. Even still, they are nutritious, delicious, and meals that we make again and again. Back in…

Hi, friends! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend! I’m always on the hunt for new recipes on Saturday afternoons when I’m planning our meals and groceries for the upcoming week, so I wanted to share some recent instant pot favorites from some of my followers on Instagram. Last week, I wanted something easy, healthy, and delicious to make for the week ahead, so I asked for recommendations and received a ton of awesome recipes….

Hey! I’m back with more macro-friendly dinner ideas! Woohoo! I know you guys love ’em! 🙂 In case you missed my macro-friendly meal-prep breakfast ideas, you can find those here. If you’re more into throw-together dishes, here are 33 ideas for quick and healthy meals! These, of course, can be considered macro-friendly dinner ideas as well! I especially love meal prepping for dinner because, let’s be honest, after a long day of work, errands, taking…

33 Healthy Throw-Together Meals When I think about how I cook from week-to-week, it’s really basic and definitely not fancy like what you might see on social media. Maybe I’ll make one new recipe each week, but, for the most part, I’m mostly cooking family favorites and simple throw-together meals. And, truthfully, most of which aren’t even “official” recipes, but they’re still nutritious and delicious! 🙂 I personally love to switch up our meals from week-to-week, but I…

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