SOTD Recipes: Healthy Alternatives

In an effort to start working towards that bikini body, I’ve been very conscious of what dishes I’ve been making in the kitchen and how they affect my body. Subbing out unhealthy ingredients and putting a twist on some of my favorites has been really inspiring lately. Check out what I’ve been doing:

Chicken Noodleless Soup


I am a sucker for a good bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. My Mom makes it with egg noodles which tastes so much better than slippery noodle (in my opinion). A few weeks ago when I was home in Delaware my Mom showed me how to make spaghetti squash and sent me home with a container of it. I used some for dinner one night but had a lot left over and when I’m feeding just myself (and sometimes Chris) I had to figure out a way to use all of it and make something I wouldn’t get tired of.

Insert Soup. I mean, it’s only fitting based on my nickname. I love soup of all varieties. It’s easy to make, warms you up in the winter months, and can be easily frozen to enjoy later. I decided that a pot of chicken noodle soup needed to happen but I used spaghetti squash as a substitute for the noodles.

So delicious and I highly recommend giving it a go! This is also an easy and delicious way to get your significant other to eat spaghetti squash if they’re unsure of giving it a go.

Recipe can be found HERE

Quinoa Crust Pizza


I’m lactose intolerant and something else intolerant. I can’t figure out what else is continuing to make me sick so I’m experimenting with cutting different things out of my diet. This is a healthier, dairy free, and gluten free alternative to pizza. I’m not saying it’s better than pizza, because nothing is, but it’s delicious and a nice option to have.

It was also really easy to make! SCORE!

Recipe can be found HERE

Quinoa Fried Rice


Chinese food is my weakness, especially fried rice. I had a ton of carrots and quinoa left over from previous recipes so I opted to make quinoa fried rice! The recipe was super easy and quick to make- less than 20 minutes! I was surprised at how filling it was as well. I loaded it with veggies and was full after a normal serving (and maybe a little added to that). I will be making this on repeat and it’s a great recipe for the end of the week when you are trying to finish up your produce before it goes bad.

Recipe can be found HERE

I’ve been working up a storm in our little kitchen lately. I hope you test some of these recipes and if you do let me know!

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  • Macy Volpe

    All three of these sound awesome and I am wondering when we are going to have a late where we cook together! I want to try that rice sometime this weekend!

  • Annie

    YUM! Wow. Seriously, I can’t believe I haven’t seen the quinoa pizza before!

  • Katie Hutchinson

    I love quinoa fried rice!! So yummy, and you don’t feel like crap afterwards. :)

    I NEED to try the quinoa pizza! .. and cauliflower crust pizza too! Jay and I get whole wheat dough from Harris Teeter all the time and do healthy pizzas at least once a week. :) You know I LOOOVE this post!!