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Portabella Mushroom Pizzas


Submitted by @fitmom2three on Instagram


  • Two large portobella caps
  • 1/4-1/2 cup no salt added tomato sauce (seasoned with garlic powder, basil, and red pepper flakes)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup part skim mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup diced broccoli
  • 1/4 cup spinach
  • 1 tbsp non-fat cottage cheese
  • Simple Girl Carolina Style BBQ Sauce


Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Season tomato sauce with seasonings and spread evenly over mushroom caps.
  3. Lay mozzarella cheese over sauce.
  4. Spread broccoli and spinach over cheese.
  5. Top with cottage cheese.
  6. Add a dash of BBQ sauce.
  7. Bake in oven for 15 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!


BBQ Seasoned Turkey Burgers
Submitted by @angelasfitlife on Instagram



Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook onions in a pan with a little salt & pepper until translucent.
  2. Set aside to cool.
  3. Mix other ingredients together with a fork in a large bowl, then stir in onions.
  4. Cook in a pre-heated skillet with a little non-stick spray.
  5. Add other toppings and enjoy!




BBQ Flavored Kale Chips


Submitted by @jazzythings on Instagram


 Cooking Directions:

  1. Wash kale and break leaves into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Spread onto baking sheet and sprinkle Simple Girl BBQ Seasoning evenly over kale.
  3. Broil on high for approximately 5 minutes.
    Cooking times will vary so keep an eye on the kale to avoid burning.
  4. Enjoy!

Roasted Zucchini-Wrapped Cauliflower


Submitted by @fitalicious.life on Instagram 


Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut cauliflower florets into even pieces.
  3. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until slightly golden.
  4. Thinly slice zucchini with a vegetable peeler or mandolin.
  5. Coat cauliflower with barbecue sauce.
  6. Deep each zucchini slice in barbecue sauce.
  7. Place one piece of cauliflower on zucchini slice, roll, and secure with a toothpick.
  8. Bake in oven for 10 minutes at 400°F.


Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip

Submitted on Instagram by @tissssshh


Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook chicken in crockpot.
  2. Mash in cheese wedge.
  3. Add hot sauce to taste.
  4. Serve with fat-free Pringles and cucumber slices.
  5. Enjoy!


Low-Carb Protein Pizza


Submitted by Julien Quaglierini


Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat flatbread for 5 minutes.
  2. Cook 5% fat steak with onion powder and garlic powder.
  3. Mix BBQ sauce & hot sauce.
  4. Spread on flatbread.
  5. Add 5% fat steak (cooked).
  6. Season with basil, oregano, and parsley.
  7. Add mozzarella cheese and spinach on top.
  8. Enjoy!

Pineapple & BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich


Submitted on Instagram by @JazzyThings


Cooking Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to crockpot (add more water, if necessary, to ensure pork is covered. You can also cut the loin to be able to lay into the crockpot).
  2. Cook on high for 6 hours (or low for 8).
  3. Remove pork chops from pot and shred. Shred pineapple chunks into pork shreds as well.
  4. Add desired amount of liquid from the crockpot to shredded pork (about one cup). Mix well.


Simple Girl's BBQ Pulled Chicken



Cooking Directions:

  1. Place chicken in the crockpot and pour BBQ sauce over the chicken.
  2. Cover crock pot.
  3. Let cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
  4. After cooking, remove chicken from the crockpot with a fork, and place on a cutting board.
  5. Shred chicken with 2 forks, (it will practically fall apart, which makes it super easy!)
  6. Then put it into a bowl and add BBQ sauce to taste. Place chicken in container, and use in recipes throughout the week.

BBQ Sauce Guacamole Appetizer

Submitted by Gluten Free Gigi


Cooking Directions:

  1. Mash avocados and add into food processor.
  2. Add 2 tbsp BBQ sauce to avocados.
  3. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Homemade BBQ Doritos


Shared  by @LilSipper on Instagram


Cooking Directions:

  1. Spray/brush corn tortillas with coconut oil.
  2. Coat with Simple Girl BBQ Seasoning.
  3. Slice into triangles.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Let cool for 5 minutes. (Cooling makes them crispier.)


Cashew-Cran Sweet Mustard Salad

Submitted by @RunsOnOats on Instagram


Cooking Directions:

  1. Wash salad greens and place in bowl.
  2. Chop cashews, cranberries, & cheese and mix into salad.
  3. Dress salad with Simple Girl Sweet Mustard dressing to taste.


BBQ Roasted Chickpeas


Submitted by @RunsOnOats on Instagram


Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas.
  3. Place chickpeas in zip lock bag.
  4. Pour Simple Girl BBQ sauce in bag, seal, and shake.
  5. Spread chickpeas evenly on cookie sheet lines with parchment paper.
  6. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes (flipping halfway through) until crisp.


Spinach and Cashew Salad


Submitted by @em_dunc on Instagram


Cooking Directions:

  1. Wash spinach and place in bowl.
  2. Cut cooked chicken and place in bowl.
  3. Add cucumbers and cashews to mix.
  4. Top with red pepper and chili powder to taste.
  5. Enjoy!


Sweet Potato Fries w/ BBQ Sauce


Shared by Megan Roosevelt (Healthy Grocery Girl)


 Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Wash and slice sweet potato in fry size pieces.
  3. Add french fries onto a baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle with coconut oil and sea salt.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Enjoy with a side of Simple Girl BBQ Sauce.

Brown Rice Pasta with Veggies

Shared by Megan Roosevelt (Healthy Grocery Girl)


  • 1 box (8 oz) of brown rice spiral or rotini pasta noodles
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) of black beans
  • ¼ cup Simple Girl Vinaigrette salad dressing


Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook brown rice pasta on the stove top as directs.
  2. Run pasta under cold water to prevent noodles from overcooking.
  3. Add cooked pasta to a medium size bowl with Simple Girl Vinaigrette salad dressing.
  4. Wash and chop bell pepper and onion and add to pasta salad.
  5. Drain and rinse black beans and then add to bowl with pasta.
  6. Wash and chop fresh cilantro and add to pasta.
  7. Toss all ingredients together.
  8. Enjoy!

 Watch the Healthy Grocery Girl in action here!

Seared Citrus & Ginger Salmon


Submitted by @JazzyThings on Instagram


Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Coat salmon with Citrus Ginger Dressing.
  3. Heat coconut oil in cast iron skillet (for an extra sear, preheat skillet in oven).
  4. Add salmon, skin up, and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Flip and cook other side for 1 minute.
  6. Add orange, lime, and lemon slices as well as some rosemary.
  7. Top with a bit more Citrus Ginger Dressing for caramelization.
  8. Cook in oven for 8 minutes.

BBQ Chicken Poppers

Shared by Colby Triolo

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (cubed)
  • 3 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, optional
  • 1/4 cup Simple Girl BBQ sauce
  • 1.5 cups GF cereal of choice (I used rice chex)
Cooking Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine BBQ sauce, spices, and egg whites.
  3. Whisk well, and add cubed chicken. Allow to sit for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Blend down your choice of GF cereal, I chose rice chex and it tasted great! (Cornflakes work too.)
  5. Pour crumbs onto plate.
  6. Remove chicken from egg wash, roll in crumbs, and place on parchment paper.
  7. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked.
  8. Enjoy!

Want to see how it's done? Watch the full video here!

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken w/ Sweet Mustard Dressing

Recipe submitted by @JazzyThings on Instagram

Cooking Directions:
  1. Coat chicken breasts with one tbs. each of Sweet Mustard dressing.
  2. Wrap two pieces of bacon around each piece of chicken, securing with toothpicks.
  3. Coat with remaining dressing.
  4. Place in baking dish. Bake at 375°F for approximately 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly.

Recipe calls for 2 servings.


 Sweet Vinaigrette Garlic-Herb Roasted Potatoes

Recipe submitted by @JazzyThings on Instagram

Cooking Directions:
  1. Cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Toss all ingredients together in bowl, coating potatoes thoroughly.
  3. Pour into 9 x 13-inch pan. Top with fresh thyme.
  4. Bake a 450°F for 40 minutes.


Simple Girl's Vinaigrette Spaghetti Squash Salad


  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into bite size pieces     
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced     
  • 1 English cucumber, cut into spears and then quartered     
  • 16 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved     
  • ½ cup sliced Kalamata olives, divided     
  • 4 ounces feta cheese or a vegan cheese replacement like nut cheese     
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into bite size pieces 
Cooking Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 450°F.
  2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half.
  3. Use a spoon to scrape out the loose pulp and seeds as you would when carving a pumpkin. Put 1/2 a tsp of olive oil around the inner rim of each half.
  4. Place a sheet of foil on a pan.
  5. Place the halves face down on the foil.
  6. Cook for 4o min.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  8. Once the spaghetti squash is cool hold the back of one in your hand and take a fork to scrape out the inside.
  9. Do this to both sides and you will have your healthy pasta replacement!
  10. Now in a large bowl add all of your chopped ingredients and your spaghetti squash.
  11. Add as much of your Simple Girl guilt free vinaigrette as you please! (or one of our other delicious dressings)
Simple Girl's Citrus Ginger Tropical Fruit
Quinoa Salad
  • 1 1/2 Cups Mixed Quinoa
  • 1/2 Medium Ripe Papaya, Peeled, Seeded, & Cut Into 1-inch Dice, About 2 Cups
  • 1 Ripe Mango, Peeled & Cut Into 1-inch Dice
  • 1 Medium Ripe Avocado, Peeled & Cut Into 1-inch Dice
  • 1 Pint Ripe Cherry Tomatoes, Cut In Half
  • 6 Green Onions (Scallions), Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • Juice From 3 Limes
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Fresh Mint
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley Leaves
  • 3/4 Cup Chopped Lightly Toasted Pecans
  • Add Simple Girl Citrus Ginger dressing to taste!
Cooking Directions:
  1. Chop and mix all ingredients, except the quinoa.
  2. Place 3 cups of water in a pot.
  3. Add the quinoa, cover and reduce.
  4. Cook the quinoa for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Add all ingredients together and enjoy!