Eating healthy means different things to different people. For many, it’s about obtaining or maintaining a healthy weight. For some, it’s about fighting off illness, treating or living with a disease, boosting autoimmune systems, or building healthy muscles. For others, it’s about ethics and/or the environment. Or, it’s a combination of all of those mentioned above — it’s a desire to look good, feel good while living a fulfilled life. That’s what it is to me!
Just as healthy eating different things, there are as many or more ways to achieve it. It may be eating a balanced diet, everything in moderation. It may be limiting calories, counting carbs, or restricting hours of food consumption. Some choose a vegan lifestyle, while others have a medical condition that dictates the elimination of certain foods or ingredients.
Impress Not Stress respects individual choice. The posted recipes are not restricted or adhere to any one diet or lifestyle. My recipes embrace the concept of moderation while focusing on fresh fruits and vegetables while limiting fats and sugars. Some recipes may be noted as low carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free, vegan, or low calorie. However, this is simply a general observation and is not medically evaluated or endorsed. If you follow a specific eating plan, it is your responsibility to evaluate the ingredients and cooking methods to determine if they meet your criteria.
Fresh strawberries frozen and blended with just a hint of citrus and sweetener make a smooth and icy dessert perfect for a hot summer day. The beautiful red color and fruity, sweet taste is dairy-free, gluten-free, keto-friendly, and vegan while providing a healthy dose of Vitamin C, Potassium, and fiber. Guilt-free and stress-free enjoyment!
Enjoy a colorful and flavor-packed vegan side dish. Oven-roasted to maximize the natural sweetness of these summertime vegetables. Sweet sugar snap peas are crispy-tender, juicy grape tomatoes burst with flavor, the onions and garlic are caramelized to perfection. The crushed red pepper and Italian seasoning bring it all together for a delicious, sweet, spicy, crispy, and juicy vegetable side.
Easy Grape Sorbet is frozen bliss! Refreshing, delicious and healthy. Simply puree frozen grapes in a food processor with a bit of fresh lemon, mint and sugar, honey or sweetener. In less than 10 minutes this vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free dessert is ready to serve.
Enjoy an explosion of flavors, textures, and colors with this easy one-pan dinner. Golden crispy chicken thighs are cooked in the same skillet with caramelized Brussels sprouts and shallots, pan-roasted potato wedges with garlic and rosemary accents, and a vibrant burst of lemon. Clean-up is easy with just one pan!
When eating out isn’t possible, enjoy eating in with these EASY Steak Fajitas. Mexican-inspired seasonings with a zing of minced garlic, lime juice and lemon juice make a flavor-packed marinade. Served with a healthy dose of bell peppers and onion, this is a low-carb, keto-friendly dinner that takes minimal prep and cooking time. This hearty dish is perfect on a busy weeknight.
In just 15 minutes, enjoy a hearty and filling breakfast that is low-carb, keto-friendly, and nutritious. A New York strip steak cooked to perfection with beautiful sunny-side-up eggs and slices of creamy avocado gets your day off to a brilliant start without being late for work. This easy, no-stress recipe is sure to impress!
Garlic and herbed broccoli is roasted to caramelized perfection and topped with the nutty/fruity flavor of parmesan cheese and a zing of lemon. Ready in just 20 minutes, Garlicky Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan is a fast and easy, keto-friendly, alternative to steamed broccoli on a busy weeknight yet elegant enough to serve at your next dinner party.
Pasta with Tomatoes & Avocado Sauce is a beautiful Springtime dish. The thick, rich beautiful sauce is so creamy no one would ever guess it’s avocado, not heavy cream. The flavors are bright, the colors vibrant and textures are chewy, smooth and crunchy. Serve warmed or chilled as a side dish or add shrimp, chicken or tofu and serve as a main course. Either way, this dish is ready is PASTA-TIVELY amazing.
A quick sauté is all that is needed for this colorful tender-crispy veggie dish that embraces the look and flavors of springtime! The green beans are tender-crispy and the radishes become sweet and juicy and glisten with a garlicky hint of butter or olive oil. Buttery pine nuts or crispy pepitas add texture and additional flavor.
Transform inexpensive bone-in chicken thighs with flavors of fresh lemon and ginger with soy sauce and honey into a delicious, quick, and easy weeknight dinner with an Asian Flair. This healthy dish is low-carb and keto-friendly. Serve with rice and a green salad for a complete dinner.
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