Becky's Best Bites

A couple of years ago, I realized that I could cook and had a knack for taking recipes and making them healthier without sacrificing the taste. See I have always been somewhat of a health nut but I come from a family of southern cooks, you know fried chicken, mac and cheese and the only vegetable on the plate was cooked with a ham hock in it. I am not blessed to be one of those eat whatever you want and don’t gain an ounce kidda girls and I am not the biggest fan of exercising (although I do get to the gym a few times a week), so I had to learn to eat healthier.

I used to travel a lot for my work so I ate out A LOT, so I had to learn to make better choices or my “spare tire” around my waist would continue to grow. When I would come home from a long trip all I wanted was a home cooked meal. But I lived alone, except for my dog Joey who you will meet later, so I starting experimenting with cooking. When I was with family and friend, I starting cooking for them. They all really like it and couldn’t believe that it was healthy. I’ll never forget the day that I got my dad to eat KALE! That was a big win!

Late in 2012, I was fed up, miserable and lonely. I decided to quit my job and move home to Southern Georgia. I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a health coach. I found a job at the local community art center. It is my hope that this blog can integrate (sorry for the bad pun) my education, my passions and that I am able to help a few along the way. I know I was confused and there is so much conflicting information out there. I used to live by my “rules,” which would change whenever I heard another experts point of view. Now I only live by a few general ones: drink as much water as you can, eat real food and try to move your body somehow each day. I hope you will join me on my journey.

Homemade Roasted Tomato Salsa

Homemade Roasted Tomato Salsa is the perfect way to use up extra tomatoes that you might have from a tomato plant that is having a party on the vine or if the farmer’s market has an awesome deal on ripe tomatoes. It is also perfect for a game day spread. Can the extras so you […] The post Homemade Roasted Tomato Salsa appeared first on Becky's Best Bites ....more

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Mini Muffins

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Mini Muffins are the perfect complement to any of your cold weather favorite soups or chilis! Their mini size helps with portion control and the left-overs are perfect for a quick breakfast or snack. These babies couldn’t be easier and the addition of the jalapeños and the cheddar makes them irresistible! ...more

Healthy Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Healthy Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili warms the body and soul on any chilly day. Lean chicken, vegetables, beans & fresh herbs combine with greek yogurt for a healthy chili to feed a crowd on game-day or your family on any weeknight. Ladies and gentlemen let me introduce you to your new favorite cool/cold weather […] The post Healthy Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili appeared first on Becky's Best Bites ....more

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Jalapeno Popper Chicken combines all the beloved flavors of jalapeno poppers in a creamy, cheese but healthy chicken dish that will be hit with the whole family! Pinky swear In honor of National Eating Healthy Day, I’m excited to share with you how I made over this comfort food dish into a healthier version that […] The post Jalapeno Popper Chicken appeared first on Becky's Best Bites ....more

5-Layer Spicy Oven Ready Lasagna Recipe

5-Layer Spicy Oven Ready Lasagna Recipe combines turkey sausage, lean ground beef, three cheeses & fresh herbs in a signature dish that’s a family favorite. Well, at least one of my family’s favorites. I have been making this recipe for years, tweaking if along the way, and I think I have finally perfected it enough […] The post 5-Layer Spicy Oven Ready Lasagna Recipe appeared first on Becky's Best Bites ....more

Slow Cooker Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sliders is a healthy, 4-ingredient recipe that takes no longer than 5 minutes to put together. The result is a creamy chicken mixture with a kick that you pile into whole wheat slider buns. These babies are cuter than they are spicy, thanks to the greek yogurt, which also pumps […] The post Slow Cooker Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sliders appeared first on Becky's Best Bites ....more

Flavors of Fall Pasta Dinner

Flavors of Fall Pasta Dinner combines the all of this season’s favorites: pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, nutmeg and lean ground beef in a healthy, savory pasta dish that screams fall!! Greek yogurt makes it creamy, healthy and oh so yummy! I could dive face-first into this pasta and stay here all season long! ...more

Secret Ingredient Fruit Salad

Secret Ingredient Fruit Salad combines that feature with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pineapple and grapes for a ...more

Slow Cooker Orange Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Orange Sesame Chicken gets added natural sweetness from honey. Sweet, tangy and healthy, this easy make-ahead meal makes crazy weeknights easy! Let me ask you, “Do you have 10 minutes?” Because that is all it takes to have a healthy, tasty and easy meal on the table when you get home tonight!! ...more

Skinny Southern Potato Salad Recipe and a 1 Year Old’s Birthday!

This Skinny Southern Potato Salad Recipe combines all the flavors of the traditional favorite with a more healthful twist. Greek yogurt is the secret ingredient that pulls it all together. The greek yogurt provides that creaminess that you look for in a typical southern potato salad and the extra bonus of added protein ....more