Broccoli Chicken

20180520_213607Recipe: Broccoli Chicken
Vendor: Me
Calories: ~350 per serving (makes 2 servings)

Time: 20 min



  • 1 package of raw Chicken Breast Tenders
  • 1 package of Boil-in-a-Bag Whole Grain Brown Rice
  • 4 c. steamed Broccoli Florets
  • 1/4 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 c. low-sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 c. Water
  • 2 tbsp. Corn Starch
  • 2 tsp. minced Garlic


  1. Put Rice in water and let boil.
  2. Put broccoli (in steamed bag) in microwave.
  3. Cook Chicken on stove until thoroughly cooked.
  4. While the Rice, Broccoli, and Chicken are cooking, stir together Brown Sugar, Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, Water, Corn Starch, and Garlic for the sauce.
  5. Combine Chicken and Broccoli in pan.
  6. Add sauce mixture to Chicken and Broccoli and let set for 5 minutes.
  7. Pour Chicken and Broccoli mixture over rice.



HMR Banana Bread Muffins


Recipe: HMR Banana Bread Muffins
Vendor: HMR
Calories: 215 per serving (3 muffins)

Time: 30 min

This is probably one of my favorite recipes for HMR. This can be used as a shake once you are on Healthy Solutions. If you’re a texture person like me, then you don’t necessarily enjoy the shakes, so this is the perfect recipe! It makes 12 normal-sized muffins.


  • 4 packet Oatmeal (Cereal) – pulverized
  • 4 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 8 packets Sweetener
  • 4 tsp. Water
  • 4 Bananas


  1. Mix Oatmeal, Baking Powder, and Sweetener together in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Add in the Bananas.
  3. Add in Water.
  4. Pour into a greased (I use PAM) bread pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.




HMR Piña Colada Shake

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Recipe: HMR Piña Colada Shake
Vendor: HMR
Calories: ∼200

Time: 2 min

This tasted so great! I felt like I was sitting on a beach somewhere tropical and enjoying the rays.


  • 1 packet of HMR Vanilla Shake OR 1 scoop HMR Vanilla120
  • 1 c. Crushed Pineapple OR 8 oz. can Crushed Pineapple in 100% Pineapple Juice
  • 1/4 tsp. Coconut Extract
  • 6 oz. water
  • 3 Ice Cubes


  1. Pour water into blender.
  2. Add in HMR Vanilla Shake and blend.
  3. Add the Pineapple and Coconut Extract and blend.
  4. Add in the Ice Cubes and blend.




HMR Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Chicken & Rice Soup


Recipe: HMR Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Chicken & Rice Soup
Vendor: HMR
Calories: ∼414

Time: 10 min

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes get cravings for my favorite foods, or for example, unhealthy ones like Buffalo Wild Wing’s Buffalo Chicken Wrap. So, that’s where I came up with this recipe.


Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wrap Ingredients

  • 1 Savory Chicken entree
  • 2 tsp. Low Fat Cream Cheese
  • 2 tsp. Fat Free Sour Cream
  • 2 tsp. Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo sauce
  • 2 Romaine Lettuce Leaves


  1. Heat up the Savory Chicken entree, then cut the chicken into small pieces (I generally remove the mushrooms and carrots because I don’t like them)20180427_172544
  2. Mix the Chicken, Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, and Buffalo Sauce together in a bowl.


3. Microwave for 30 seconds.

4. Place Buffalo Chicken mixture in Romaine Lettuce leaves and enjoy!



Chicken & Rice Soup

  • 1 Savory Chicken entree
  • 1 HMR 500 Chicken Soup packet


  1. Make the HMR Chicken Soup like you normally would.
  2. Add the rice from the Savory Chicken entree to the soup (add any spices you would like) and Voilà!


HMR Chicken Crackers


Recipe: HMR Chicken Crackers
Vendor: HMR
Calories: 100 calories per serving (2 servings)

Time: 5 min

Let me tell you that this recipe can be frustrating. I burned it the first two times I tried it. The last time (above), I reinvented it myself and it turned out! This also pairs well with the HMR Turkey Chili entree!


  • 2 packets HMR 500 Chicken Soup
  • 3 tbs. Water


  1. Mix the Chicken Soup and Water in a small bowl.
  2. Spray PAM spray all over a glass, microwavable-safe dish
  3. Spread the mixture evenly in the dish.
  4. Start by cooking in the microwave for 1 minute on each side. I didn’t cook mine as well because I didn’t want a super hard cracker. Be careful because it burns really easily!




HMR Thai Peanut Chicken & Broccoli


Recipe: HMR Thai Peanut Chicken & Broccoli
Vendor: HMR
Calories: ∼323

Time: 5 min

This was a lifesaver for me once I started Healthy Solutions. I was getting bored of the meals and was ready for a change. This is great, especially for those of you who enjoy Broccoli & Chicken takeout!



  • 1 Savory Chicken entree
  • 2 cups Steamed Broccoli (I buy those microwavable bags)
  • 1 tbs. PB2
  • 1 tsp. low-sodium Soy Sauce


  1. Heat up the Savory Chicken entree, then cut the chicken into small pieces (I generally remove the mushrooms and carrots because I don’t like them).
  2. Microwave the Broccoli in the store-bought bag.
  3. Mix the Rice from the Savory Chicken entree, the cut up Chicken, and Broccoli together.
  4. Add in the PB2 and Soy Sauce and enjoy!




HMR Peppermint Dark Chocolate Shake

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Recipe: HMR Peppermint Dark Chocolate Shake
Vendor: HMR
Calories: ∼110

Time: 2 min


I started the HMR diet in March and have lost almost 15 lbs so far (granted, I really didn’t have much to lose). I joined mainly because I had some stomach fat that wouldn’t disappear and I needed a more convenient way to fit in meals because fastfood was not cutting it haha!

If you’re a texture person like me, then you don’t necessarily enjoy the shakes. For me, I need some extra flavor in order to muscle through. So, here is one of them…


  • 1 packet of HMR Chocolate Shake OR 1 scoop HMR Chocolate 120
  • 1 tsp. Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder
  • 3 drops Peppermint Extract
  • 6 oz. water
  • 3 Ice Cubes


  1. Pour water into blender.
  2. Add in 1 packet HMR Chocolate Shake, the Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder, and Peppermint Extract.
  3. Blend.
  4. Add in the Ice Cubes and blend.




Winner Winner Chicken Orzo Dinner

20180312_200308.jpgRecipe: Winner Winner Chicken Orzo Dinner
Vendor: HelloFresh
Calories: 730

Time: 30 min
Rating: ★★★

This dish was just “alright” for me. There wasn’t really anything special about it and I felt it was kind of bland. Not to mention, it is not the easiest to butterfly chicken if you’ve never done it before. I wish they would’ve pre-cut the chicken. The orzo was pretty bland and didn’t really have any seasoning flavor to it. 

The part I did like was the zucchini and tomato. Baked in a Italian seasoning, the flavor was already there. Add the mozzarella, panko, and parmesan, and there is no denying the added flavor! It was crisp and stringy and really, for me, made the meal.

Had it not been for the veggies, the overall rating would be down. This is not a meal I would recommend and found myself not even wanting the leftovers.



Speedy Spinach Ricotta Ravioli

20180208_193220Recipe: Speedy Spinach Ricotta Ravioli
Vendor: HelloFresh
Calories: 620

Time: 20 min
Rating: ★★★★

I don’t know if anyone else every gets HelloFresh, but some weeks there are two meals I really want to try and just kind of picked a last one. This was the last one haha. I was a little hesitant because of the sausage and I mean, who really likes spinach all that much? What got me was that is was tortellini…I love my carbs!

This really was a speedy meal. There wasn’t much cutting needed to be done, pretty much one pot besides for the pot with boiling water. The chicken sausage was sweet but savory. The ravioli was the perfect blend of ricotta and spinach. The sauce was to die for! It was light and creamy, and I found myself slurping it up at the end.

I was extremely close to giving this dish five stars. The only downfall is that I felt that there could’ve been a few more raviolis per plate. Like every other meal it seems, the scallions appeared. Surprisingly, they’re starting to grow on me. I was that girl who used to pick them out of every dish. This is definitely something I would order again!



Tilapia with Scallion Sriracha Pesto

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Reality:20180307_201002Recipe: Tilapia with Scallion Sriracha Pesto
Vendor: HelloFresh
Calories: 650

Time: 30 min
Rating: ★★★★★

Those of you that know me, know that I love most seafood and will most likely choose that over any other kind of meat. This was a fairly simple dish to make. The green beans are as simple as adding some water in a bowl, saran wrap over the top, and poking a few holes while cooking in the microwave. They used to come in these bags and you just placed them in the microwave, which was super convenient so I’m not sure why they resorted to this process except money-saving.

The first thing I would like all viewers to notice when looking at the difference in photographs is the color of the rice. The recipe calls for adding soy sauce to the jasmin ginger rice. Please tell me how the white doesn’t change color when a dark sauce is mixed with it?! Second, to me, the picture of their tilapia looks baked and not cooked in a pan. 

So, as you can see, I rated this a whopping five stars and it is well-deserved based on the flavor. I mean, a recipe that has me wanting more of the pesto (which has majority scallions when I don’t like scallions) is an A+ in my book. One thing to note that I did for the pesto was I accidentally added 1 TBS of sugar instead of one TSP, but I think I actually preferred my way. It was the perfect helping of meat, carbs, and veggies. Especially around Lent, this was perfect.