If you haven't tried this pizza yet, you are missing out! Make this Buffalo Chicken Pizza at your next get-together! It is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! This entire pizza is less than 400 calories and only 8 grams of carbs! Pizza for only 8 grams of carbs? Yes! That's right! Using a Cali'flour Foods crust makes this possible! These pre-made crusts are delicious! Low carb, high protein, clean ingredients, gluten-free, no fillers or additives... what's not to love? Link to order the crusts below! Check out their current specials or use code SANDY to save 10% off your order over $50!


These crusts count as 1/2 a Lean and 3 Greens for the whole thing on the 5 & 1 Optavia or Medifast plan! Spicy Jalapeno, Sweet Red Pepper, Original Italian, and Plain are all approved! My absolute favorite is jalapeno, but all of them are delicious! Check them out and start enjoying a healthier pizza!


Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Ingredients:
¼ Cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (1/4 Lean)
1 ½ ounces skinless grilled chicken breast (1/4 Lean)
1 Tablespoon reduced fat cream cheese (1 Condiment)
3 Tablespoon Frank’s hot sauce, divided (1 1/2 Condiments)
1 Tablespoon reduced fat blue cheese crumbles (1/2 Condiment)
Garnish: Green onions, sliced

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake crust for 8 to 10 minutes.
Let cool for 10 minutes.
Combine chicken and 2 tbsp of Frank's hot sauce in a small bowl. Stir until combined. Set aside.
Mix cream cheese with remaining 1 tbsp of hot sauce until smooth. Spread over cooled crust. 
Add chicken and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle blue cheese crumbles on top. 
Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.

Makes 1 Serving (Entire Pizza)
1 Lean, 3 Greens and 3 Condiments per Serving




Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences using Medifast products. Medifast products and the Medifast program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.


I am so excited for Friday Night Pizza Night because this pizza is absolutely delicious! I just love pizza in general but this one is quickly becoming a favorite of mine!


Instead of using typical marinara sauce, a thin layer of ricotta cheese is used at the base of the crust. A blend of mozzarella, feta and parmesan cheese is sprinkled on top along with fresh basil and Italian seasonings. Sooo good! This is another great way to use those yummy Cali'flour Foods Crust! Everyone knows how much I love their crusts which are 5 & 1 approved counting as 1/2 a Lean and 3 Greens for the entire crust! Four delicious flavors are approved: Plain, Original Italian, Spicy Jalapeno, and Sweet Red Pepper! Check them out if you haven't already! If you have these crusts, go make this pizza! Enjoy!


White Pizza

Ingredients:
1 Cali'flour Foods Pizza Crust (1/2 Lean, 3 Greens)
1/4 cup part skim ricotta cheese (1/4 Lean)
1/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (1/4 Lean)
2 tbsp reduced fat feta cheese (1 Condiment)
1 tbsp grated reduced fat parmesan cheese (1/2 Condiment)
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil (1/4 Condiment)
or 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning (1 Condiment)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Bake pizza crust for 8 to 10 min.
Let cool for at least 10 min. 
Cooling helps the crust crisp up more.
Thinly spread ricotta cheese on cooled crust.
Sprinkle mozzarella, feta and parmesan cheese on top.
Spread chopped basil and Italian seasoning on top of cheese.
Bake for an additional 5 to 6 min or until cheese has melted.

1 Serving (Entire Pizza)
1 Lean, 3 Greens and 3 Condiments




Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences using Medifast products. Medifast products and the Medifast program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.


I am a HUGE fan of chicken salads, especially during the Summer months when I do not feel like heating up the kitchen. They are quick and easy to throw together and they taste delicious!


This dish is also great to take to those potlucks or BBQ get-togethers you keep getting invited to but do not know what to bring. This is a definite crowd pleaser. And although... this recipe is called jalapeno popper chicken salad, it really isn't that spicy so don't let the name fool you.


This recipe calls for cooked chicken breasts so if you really want a shortcut, use rotisserie chicken found at your local grocery store. Remove the skin and bones and use the breast meat. Or if you have a Costco near you, Costco sells rotisserie chicken breast meat already cooked and shredded for you. I actually used leftover grilled chicken from the day before, but you can use the cooking method of your choice.


Combine all the yummy ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined. I added this delicious seasoning from Feast Mode Flavors to my chicken salad which made it taste even better! It is one of my favorite seasonings from this company! I should know because I have almost every flavor! I am kind of addicted! Check them out! They make delicious seasonings with less sodium and clean ingredients! Healthy eating couldn't be easier! I am not an affiliate and all opinions are my own. I just love them so much so I wanted to share! Plus there is a promotion going on!


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I served this chicken salad on bibb lettuce, which makes a great presentation at your next get Summer get together! No messy hands and already portioned out for you! This can also be eaten on a cauliflower crust, stuffed in a cooked sweet bell pepper or with assorted fresh veggies! Enjoy this yummy recipe!


Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad

Ingredients:
20 oz cooked chicken breasts, diced or shredded (4 Leaner Leans with turkey bacon)
8 slices turkey bacon, cooked and chopped (4 ounces Lean Protein)
1/2 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt (1/3 Leaner Lean)
1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapenos (4 Condiments)
1 tbsp juice from jarred jalapenos
4 ounces or 8 tbsp light cream cheese, softened (8 Condiments)
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp light mayonnaise (4 Healthy Fats)
1/4 tsp garlic salt (1 Condiment)
1/2 tsp Feast Mode Asiago Jalapeno Seasoning or seasonings of your choice (2 Condiments)
2/3 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese (2/3 Lean)

Directions:
Combine chicken, plain Greek yogurt, jalapenos, juice from jarred jalapenos, softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic salt and Feast Mode Asiago Jalapeno Seasoning in a large bowl. Stir until combined. 

Gently stir in turkey bacon and cheddar cheese. Divide into 5 equal portions and serve as a lettuce wrap, on a cauliflower crust, stuffed in a cooked sweet bell pepper, or with an assortment of fresh veggies!

5 Servings (about 1 cup) with 1 Leaner Lean, 3 Condiments, and 1 Healthy Fat per Serving




Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences using Medifast products. Medifast products and the Medifast program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.

Looking for a delicious meal made with a few clean ingredients? This is it!
This dish is made with spiralized zucchini, taco seasoned chicken, cilantro, lime, and avocado! I love all those light refreshing flavors! It's perfect for summer, ready in less than 20 min, gluten free and totally healthy!


I cooked the chicken in a skillet, but if you want to take advantage of the beautiful weather outdoors, season the chicken with taco seasoning and throw it on the grill! Dice up the cooked chicken.

Shortcut tip: use 18 oz of cooked breast meat from rotisserie chickens found at your local grocery store. Decrease the taco seasoning to 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp, depending on your liking. Sprinkle it on the chicken and zucchini noodles along with the lime juice and cilantro. Then add the diced avocado at the end.

A simple and delicious weeknight meal!


Cilantro Lime Chicken
with Zucchini Noodles

Ingredients:
1.5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped into 1" pieces 
(3 Leaner Leans)
4 1/2 cups spiralized zucchini noodles (9 Greens)
1/4 tsp garlic salt (1 Condiment)
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper (1/2 Condiment)
2 tsp taco seasoning (4 Condiments)
2 tbsp lime juice (3 Condiments)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (1/2 Condiment)
4 1/2 oz avocado, diced (3 Healthy Fats)

Directions:
Spray a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat the skillet to medium-high heat and add the diced chicken breast. Season with taco seasoning. Cook until the chicken is lightly browned & cooked through. Once cooked through, transfer the chicken to a separate dish and set aside.

Spray the skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium high heat. Add the zucchini noodles & cook for 60 seconds stirring often. Add the chicken back to the skillet. Sprinkle the chopped cilantro & and add lime juice. Remove from heat & toss to combine. Season with garlic salt and black pepper. Divide into three equal portions (6 oz of cooked chicken and 1 1/2 cups of zucchini noodles). Add 1 1/2 oz of diced avocado to each serving. Enjoy!

3 Servings with 1 Lean, 3 Greens, 3 Condiments and 1 Healthy Fat per Serving


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Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences using Medifast products. Medifast products and the Medifast program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.

Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful Mamas out there!
I am blessed to be celebrating with my two special little boys and husband this Mother's Day! The weather will be wonderful this weekend which means lots of outdoor playtime and fun in the sun! But before we venture out and begin our day, we like to enjoy a hearty delicious breakfast!


This breakfast casserole is perfect for Mother's Day! It is full of turkey sausage, turkey bacon, eggs and cheese so it has tons of protein! What it does lack is breadcrumbs, but trust me... you won't miss it! Instead of bread crumbs, chopped up pieces of cauliflower florets are used. Say what? Yes!

I have seen cauliflower used to make pizza crusts, cheese sticks, muffins, and bread, so why not be a substitute for bread crumbs? By golly, the cauliflower makes this breakfast casserole delicious! Not to mention, this recipe is so easy to make! You could even prepare it ahead of time, refrigerate covered with foil and bake the next day!


Start off by browning the turkey sausage in a large skillet. Once it is cooked, weigh out 8 ounces because that's all you will need for this recipe. No need to drain the meat either because the drippings from the pan will caramelize the onions and cauliflower nicely!


Add two cups of cauliflower and 1/4 cup of chopped onions to the pan with sausage.


Then sprinkle this seasoning over the sausage cauliflower mixture as well as salt and pepper. I recently found out about these incredible tasting seasonings and now I am hooked! They are full of flavor without all the sodium, MSG, or gluten! The Feast Mode Asiago Jalapeno tastes awesome on eggs so I added it to this breakfast casserole. This post is not sponsored by them nor am I an affiliate, I just love them so much! Feel free to substitute with your desired choices of seasonings! 1/4 tsp of this seasoning is 1 Condiment.


Spread the sausage and cauliflower mixture in a 9 x 13 baking dish.


Add cooked turkey bacon.


We can't forget the cheese because cheese makes everything better! 
I used 2% Mexican style cheese blend because I love the blend of Cheddar, Monterrey jack, Colby and Mozzarella cheeses! Soooo good!


I used a combination of egg whites and large whole eggs to bulk up the casserole. Two cups of egg whites is one Leanest Lean while 3 eggs is one Lean. Big difference in volume! Talk about an all you can eat egg buffet when you use egg whites or egg beaters! One small carton of egg whites is what you will need for this recipe.


Combine the egg whites, large eggs, and unsweetened almond milk in a large bowl. Whisk until mixed well.


Pour the egg mixture over the sausage and cauliflower. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese on top.


Bake for about 40 to 45 min. Garnish with green onions if desired. Slice into 8 equal portions.

Baked casseroles can be frozen, up to 2 months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 min or until heated thoroughly.


Look at those bits of turkey bacon and sausage! Soooo yummy! If you look closely, you can also see the chopped cauliflower. What a great way to sneak those veggies in if you have picky eaters!


Since a serving of this recipe is 1 Lean and 1/2 a Green, I served this with chopped zucchini, yellow squash, and cherry tomatoes cooked in the air fryer.


I sprayed them lightly with cooking spray and added Feast Mode Garden Veggie Seasoning. That's it! I cooked the squash at 400 for 12 to 14 min, adding the cherry tomatoes halfway through. A delicious quick and easy side dish that goes well with anything! I used Code ANDI25 to save 25% off my order.

Enjoy your weekend and remember... food does not have to be boring! Creating healthy, delicious food to help you along your weight loss journey!


Cauliflower Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients:
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 cups cauliflower florets
or seasonings of your choice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
*6 slices turkey bacon, cooked and cut into pieces
2 cups 2% Mexican style shredded cheese
8 large eggs
16 oz egg whites or egg beaters
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown turkey sausage.
Measure out 8 ounces of cooked turkey sausage with a food scale and return back to skillet.
Add cauliflower and onions; saute until caramelized.
Season with Feast Mode Asiago Jalapeno Seasoning, salt and pepper or seasonings of your choice.
Spread sausage and cauliflower mixture in prepared baking dish.
Sprinkle turkey bacon and 1 cup of shredded cheese 
on top of sausage and cauliflower.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs, egg whites and 
unsweetened almond milk together.
Pour egg mixture over sausage, cauliflower, bacon, and cheese.
Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese on top.
Bake for 40 to 45 min or until eggs are set.
Let cool for 5 min. Garnish with green onions if desired.
Cut into 8 equal portions.

8 Servings with
1 Lean, 1/2 of a Green, and 1 Condiment per Serving

*Don't want turkey bacon? Increase the turkey sausage to 10 oz, cooked and add 9 eggs instead of 8.




Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences using Medifast products. Medifast products and the Medifast program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.

Summer is coming! With Summer comes an abundance of delicious yummy veggies! One of my favorite summer veggies is zucchini! If you haven't tried zucchini noodles, then you are missing out! It is a great alternative to pasta without all the carbs and calories. Plus they are super duper easy to make!


My favorite way to spiralize is with my Paderno Spiralizer. I love this kitchen gadget and have had it for over 5 years! It is simply amazing! It makes spiralizing so quick and easy and clean up is a breeze. You can find them on Amazon.


Once you start spiralizing, zoodle dishes will be a cinch to throw together! This particular recipe is exceptionally easy to prepare, but it is also one of my favorites. A few added ingredients makes this dish light, refreshing and perfect for Summer!

Melt butter in a large pan and add fresh minced garlic. Then add zucchini noodles and tomatoes and cook for a few minutes. Add parmesan cheese, basil and seasonings if desired. Serve it with your favorite Leaner or Leanest Lean such as chicken breasts or shrimp. A super fast delicious Lean and Green meal! Enjoy!


Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup spiralized zucchini (2 1/2 Greens)
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half (1/2 Green)
1 tbsp light butter, such as Land O' Lakes 
light butter with canola oil  (1 Healthy Fat)
1 clove garlic, minced (1 Condiment)
1 tbsp Kraft grated parmesan cheese (1 Condiment)
1/4 tsp dried basil or fresh basil (1/8 Condiment)
1/8 tsp salt (1/2 Condiment)
dash of fresh ground pepper

Directions:
Heat a large pan over medium high heat.
Melt butter and add garlic. Cook garlic until fragrant.
Add zucchini noodles and tomatoes.
Cook until tender, about 2 to 3 min.
Do not overcook or the zucchini will get mushy.
Remove the pan from the heat. 
Add parmesan cheese and basil.
Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

1 Serving with 3 Greens, 1 Healthy Fat, and 3 Condiments
(Add your protein to complete your Lean and Green meal)




Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences using Medifast products. Medifast products and the Medifast program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.

🇲🇽 ️Cinco de Mayo💃 is tomorrow, but we are celebrating early with this pizza! Mexican style pizza! Seasoned taco meat with shredded Mexican cheese, jalapenos and Trader Joe's Cilantro Dressing!


Don't have a Trader Joe's by you? Oh.... I feel so bad for you because this dressing is amazing and tastes wonderful on Mexican style dishes! It i s only 45 Calories and 2 grams of Carbs for 2 tbsp! What's not to love?


Spread a tbsp of the dressing on the pre-baked and cooled crust. Add seasoned taco meat, cheese, and jalapenos. Bake until cheese has melted. Top with green onions and more Cilantro Dressing! So delicious! A quick and easy dinner!


Click HERE to order my favorite pre-made cauliflower crusts! They are delicious and come in a variety of flavors that are approved on the 5 & 1 plan! Spicy Jalapeno, Sweet Red Pepper, Original Italian and now Plain! Only the Plant Based Italian isn't approved. These crusts count as 1/2 a Lean and 3 Greens so stock up when you see specials going on because they last up to 9 months in the freezer! Lots of specials going on this weekend!

Current Specials:

💥 Perfect Pizza Pans are back!!!💥

Get one pack of Original Italian, Sweet Red Pepper, Spicy Jalapeno, Plant-Based Italian and a FREE perfect pizza pan for just $52! That's 8 crusts plus FREE shipping! Use code "PerfectPizza" at checkout to get this best-selling special. Now through Sunday or while supplies last.
$5 off any 5 pack (10 crusts) using code "5pack"
$10 off any 6 pack (12 crusts) using code "6pack"
$10 off any Stack Pack (10 crusts for $50) using code "10stack"

Have a wonderful and safe weekend everyone!


Mexican Style Pizza

Ingredients:
1 Cali'flour Foods Crust (1/2 Lean, 3 Greens)
1.75 oz 99% ground turkey seasoned with taco seasoning 
(1/4 Leanest Lean)
1/4 cup 2% Mexican style cheese, shredded (1/4 Lean)
2 tbsp Trader Joe's Cilantro Dressing, divided (2 Condiments)
Green onions and jalapenos for garnish, if desired

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place pizza on a pizza screen or vented pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes.
Spread 1 tbsp of Cilantro Dressing over crust. The dressing is thin so it doesn't need much! Sprinkle seasoned ground turkey, cheese, and jalapenos over crust. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes or until cheese has melted. Garnish with green onions if desired and additional 1 tbsp of Cilantro Dressing.

Entire pizza is 1 Lean, 3 Greens, and 2 Condiments


Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences using Medifast products. Medifast products and the Medifast program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.



I am in love with my air fryer! I have been using it almost every day for our family meals because it cooks faster than a conventional oven and clean up is minimal. I have been using it for roasting a variety of veggies such as sweet bell peppers, cabbage, green beans, broccoli, as well as chicken breasts, pork chops, steak and now shrimp! They are definitely worth the investment!


For this shrimp recipe, I used a combination of almond flour, unsweetened coconut flakes and spices. Feel free to change out the spices to the spices of your choice!


Dip the shrimp in egg whites. Then place the shrimp in the almond flour coconut mixture. I used a medium sized bowl and tossed the shrimp around until it was coated as evenly as possible. Then place the shrimp in the air fryer. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Cook at 400 degrees for 4 min and then flip the shrimp to the other side. Spray lightly with cooking spray and cook for an additional 4 more min. Delicious lightly breaded shrimp without all the oil! I served it with 2 tbsp of Trader Joes Green Goddess Dressing as 1 Condiment! Sooo delicious! Enjoy!


Air Fried Coconut Shrimp

Ingredients:
9 ounces raw shrimp, shell and tails removed (1 Leanest Lean)
1 1/2 tbsp almond flour (1 Healthy Fat)
1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut (1 Healthy Fat)
1 tsp McCormick Perfect Pinch Fiesta Citrus salt free seasoning (2 Condiments)
1 egg white

Directions:
Combine almond flour, unsweetened coconut, and seasonings in medium sized bowl. 
Dip raw shrimp in egg white and add to a almond flour coconut mixture and toss to coat.
Place shrimp in air fryer and spray lightly with cooking spray. 
Cook for 400 degrees for 4 min.
Open the basket and flip shrimp to the other side.
Spray lightly with cooking spray.
Cook for an additional 4 min or until crisp.
Do not over cook shrimp or they will be dry.
I sprinkled Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute over cooked shrimp to finish it off. Enjoy!

1 Serving with 1 Leanest Lean, 2 Healthy Fats, and 3 Condiments

*You could also bake the shrimp at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 min, flipping halfway through.




Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences using Medifast products. Medifast products and the Medifast program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.

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