Lightened Up Fettuccine Alfredo

Healthy, dairy-free and absolutely life changing. The secret to lighter Fettuccine Alfredo is all in a one-of-a-kind sauce. I can’t stop making it!

Lightened Up Fettuccine Alfredo

Happy Monday morning, everyone! If I don’t jump right in, I might just explode. Because I’ve been dreaming of and cooking up a storm like it’s my job. Well, it sort of is. The weird thing is that I’ve been making the same thing over and over again. It’s so unlike me to stick with the same recipe and see how many different ways I can incorporate it into our lives.

There are just a few dishes that I tend to make on the regular, but most of what I prepare for dinner involves new recipes and serving up whatever my fellow food bloggers are sharing. I love change and am always trying out something new. At least when it comes to food.

But THIS SAUCE. I can’t seem to get over it.

Lightened Up Fettuccine Alfredo

There have been several attempts at recreating some of my husband’s favorite dishes ever since finding out that lactose just isn’t his best friend. Luckily, there are many substitutions that work extremely well when it comes to emulating butter, yogurt and cheese. Or so we keep telling ourselves, ha. Yes, most of the time (with exceptions to baking and chocolate) I stand in solidarity with Adam and consume far less dairy than I used to. Which means my non-lactose game has to be on point or I couldn’t do it.

But I thought I’d challenge myself and try to come up with a creamy dish that not only wins in the non-dairy department, but also brings true nutritional value and health benefits to the table.

The clear winner is in the sauce. [Read more…]

Chinese Orange Chicken Wings

The traditional flavors of Orange Chicken make these Wings my very favorite way to enjoy this Game Day Classic.

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Hi Everyone! I hope you’re ready to talk Game Day Food today. Given that the Super Bowl is less than 2 weeks away, I figured now would be the best time to share the wings that have changed the way we watch football from now on. I doubt we’ll ever be able to enjoy another game without these present. No really. I am not being overdramatic – just overly excited that I finally discovered how to make perfect chicken wings in the comfort of my own home. You NEED this recipe in your collection.

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When I set out to make these utterly scrumptious wings, I had pretty high hopes that they would remind me of Chinese Orange Chicken takeout I had been craving all day long. One bite and that’s all I needed to know. They tasted exactly like my favorite Chinese food dish.

If you only want to make one thing from scratch for the big day, please, please let this be it. You will not be disappointed. [Read more…]

Feel Good Mac and Cheese

Homemade Mac & Cheese that will leave you feeling oh so good. Both because it tastes absolutely amazing, but also because it has a healthy twist that no one would ever suspect!

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Whoa! Yes, we’re doing it. One of my goals for 2015 was to share more savory recipes with you. Don’t ya worry, Deliciously Yum will continue to mainly revolve around all things sweet, but occasionally I will start to share some of our favorite main meals, side dishes and appetizers with you as well. Hope that’s alright with you :).

Because things like today’s Mac & Cheese version NEED to be shared with all of you. My conscience can’t continue to keep these things from you…

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We take our Mac & Cheese very seriously. I usually don’t like for anyone to mess with my bowl of cheesy goodness. No fancy ingredients, swaps or substitutions necessary. Thank you very much. Or so I thought.

The Mac & Cheese you see here has one very special ingredient and a few healthier substitutions. Yeah, I was suspicious too. But you know me by now. I wouldn’t share anything I don’t absolutely love.

So let me tell you about this Feel Good Mac & Cheese. [Read more…]

Chick’n Nuggets {Copycat Recipe}

Chick’n Nuggets that are anything but average. These meatless nuggets are packed with flavor, perfectly dippable and no, you won’t even miss the meat.

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Raise your hand if you have a secret love for chicken nuggets. Both of mine are definitely raised high. Every now and then I develop a huge craving for my childhood favorite. The last time I ordered them at an actual fast food restaurant I seriously cannot remember.

I do however remember walking the isles in the grocery store, debating whether or not I should give in and buy a bag of frozen chicken nuggets. When I stumbled upon the “better for you” section and discovered Morning Star’s Chick’n Nuggets, I immediately reached for a box or two.

Healthy Chicken Nuggets. Is this for real?

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I felt great about having made a better decision, but deep down I was questioning if I had wasted a bunch of money. I couldn’t pop them in the oven fast enough once I got home.

May I just say that I have been buying box after box ever since. I even had a friend taste-test just to make sure I wasn’t imagining that meatless nuggets actually do taste as good as I thought.

It took me a while to perfect the recipe, but I’m finally ready to share my homemade version. If you love chicken nuggets and are looking for a healthier, delicious, and completely made from scratch option, you have come to the right place. [Read more…]

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowls

With the Christmas season practically knocking on our door, my mind has been occupied with snacks, hot cocoa, bars, cookies, barks, and so much more of the good stuff. I can hardly wait to share everything I’ve been making and am continuing to create for my very favorite time of the year. Especially since ya’ll have been so kind to me and I am having the best time writing, connecting, and sharing with each and every one of you!

But I do have to produce food suitable for dinner time. At least once in a while. So today we’re talking about one of my go-to meals. Stir-fries, lo mein, and pretty much anything you can find on Asian restaurant menus are highly adored in our little family. Last night’s Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowls couldn’t have hit the spot more. Umamilicious and nutritious. You won’t be able to empty your bowl quick enough to snag seconds before your loved ones go back for more.

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