Cooking should be simple, nutritious, and incredibly delicious!


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a grilled strip steak with a peach and bowl of salt behind it topped with peach chimichurri

Southern-Inspired Easy Healthy Recipes

Here you’ll find healthyish recipes the whole family will love. Browse here for tasty, protein-packed, savory dishes with the occasional treat, ’cause this Southern foodie loves to eat!

All the Latest

a mango shake in a glass with a sprig of mint and slice of mango on a green napkin

Mango Protein Shake

a pumpkin with guacamole trailing out of the carved mouth

Guacamole Puking Pumpkin

peach crisp in ramekins with a peach next to it and a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Air Fryer Peach Crisp

a zoomed in photo of a tall stack of banana cottage cheese pancakes dripping with syrup and topped with blackberries and kiwi with a fork on a plate

Banana Cottage Cheese Pancakes


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Meet Amee

Certified Personal Trainer, Food Blogger & Recipe Developer

Hi! I’m Amee and I’m completely obsessed with all things fitness, recipe makeovers and creating tasty, healthy, time-saving, recipes. Born and raised in South Carolina, I have a deep love for southern food culture. I believe that anyone can be a great home cook and there’s nothing better than family time around the table!


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Trending Recipes

baked ham delight sandwiches in a pan with a small spatula

Ham Delights

Overnight breakfast casserole with sausage and egg sliced on a plate with a fork next to it

Sausage and Egg Overnight Breakfast Casserole

close up photo of cooked bacon-wrapped green beans on a platter with chopped parsley on top

The Best Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans

close up of a shrimp and rice bowl with cucumber, edamame, grilled shrimp, rice, cilantro, and drizzled with sriracha mayo

Sriracha Shrimp and Rice Bowl

overhead photo of cooked chicken fajitas on a Blackstone griddle ready to serve

Easy Blackstone Chicken Fajitas

skinny spicy margaritas garnished with fresh jalapenos, lime, and a spicy salted rim

The Best Skinny Spicy Margarita

close up of a slice of spinach quiche raised from the dish with a spatula

Crustless Cottage Cheese Quiche with Spinach

close up photo of stuffed dates on parchment paper drizzled with maple syrup

Mascarpone Stuffed Dates with Maple Drizzle

Family Favorites

close up of steak tips on a gray plate with fresh parsley

Bourbon Grilled Steak Tips

overhead photo of a bowl of chicken pesto pasta salad with a sprig of fresh basil

Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad

two buffalo sliders on a plate with slaw and rolls in background

Easy Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders {Crockpot Recipe}

zoomed in photo on a red beef and rice stuffed pepper

Old-Fashioned Stuffed Peppers without Tomato Sauce


High-Protein Recipes

close up of a bacon-wrapped chicken breast sprinkled with fresh parsley on a plate with greens

Tex-Mex Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

roasted chicken with potatoes and green beans in a sheet pan topped with fresh parsley

Herb-Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken with Potatoes and Green Beans

stuffed tomatoes in a baking dish topped with parmesan cheese

Baked Stuffed Tomatoes with Spinach and Cottage Cheese

a steak rice bowl with greens, black beans, cheese, avocado and pico de gallo.

Southwest Steak Rice Bowls


Southern Favorites

close up photo of a bowl of shrimp and grits with a spoon lifting up a bite

BBQ Shrimp and Grits (New Orleans Style Recipe)

a spatula holding a serving of baked spaghetti over a pan of casserole

Southern Baked Spaghetti Casserole

close up of jalapeno pimento cheese in a serving bowl with crackers

Southern Style Jalapeño Pimento Cheese

close up of a pan of baked mac and cheese

Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese


Comfort Food

Italian sausage soup serve in a dutch oven with a napkin in background

Italian Sausage Soup with Ravioli

close up of a large slice of pesto lasagna on a plate with fresh basil and a fork

Pesto Lasagna

a serving of swiss chicken casserole on a plate topped with chopped parsley and coarse salt with a pan behind it

The Ultimate Swiss Chicken Casserole

close up of greek stew in a dutch oven with a spoon

Low Carb Greek Chicken Stew


Seasonal favorites

a clear parfait dish with a scoop of mango pineapple sorbet with a mint sprig on top

Vitamix Sorbet (3 Flavors!)

close up of dragon fruit salad in a white bowl topped with fresh mint

Summer Dragon Fruit Salad

strawberry pie with a sprig of mint on top

No-Sugar-Added Fresh Strawberry Pie

platter of grilled peach chicken kabobs

Savory Peach Chicken Kabobs