Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Firecracker Shrimp Bowls

Firecracker Shrimp Bowls

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Crispy spicy shrimp bowls perfect for a 4th of July celebration!


    For the Shrimp:
  • 24 shrimp
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp each of salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp milk
  • About 1 cup flaming hot Cheetos crumbs
  • For the Sauce:
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp sriracha (or more, if you love spice!)
  • 2-4 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce (to taste depending on how sweet you like the sauce. Sugar can also be substituted if you don’t have sweet chili sauce – start with 1 tsp, taste, and work your way up!)
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • For the Bowls:
  • 4 cups cooked white or brown rice
  • Assorted chopped vegetables (I recommend scallions, cucumbers, carrots, shredded cabbage, and tomatoes)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Prep shrimp coating: Mix flour with salt and pepper and place on a plate. Scramble eggs with milk and place in shallow bowl. Place flaming hot Cheetos crumbs on a plate.
  3. Make shrimp: coat each shrimp with the flour mixture, followed by the egg mixture, followed by the Cheetos crumbs. Bake shrimp at 400 degrees F on parchment lined baking sheet for 8 minutes.
  4. Make the Sauce: combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl
  5. Assemble: Portion out rice into bowls. Top with assorted vegetables, firecracker shrimp, and special sauce. Enjoy!


Per Serving: 639 calories; 33 g fat; 52 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 268 mg cholesterol; 702 mg sodium.

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls

Simple Smoked Salmon Cucumber Rolls

  • Servings: 1 as a meal, 2-3 as an appetizer
  • Difficulty: easy
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Refreshing bites perfect for a Summer snack.


  • 1 6oz can salmon
  • 3 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp finely diced red onion
  • salt and pepper to taste (I recommend being generous with both!)
  • 3-4 dashes liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill (optional)
  • 1 cucumber


  1. Drain salmon and squeeze of any excess water. Place in a small bowl.
  2. Add cream cheese, yogurt, red onion, salt, pepper, liquid smoke, and dried dill (if using) to salmon and mix with a fork until the mixture is smooth and has a paste-like consistency.
  3. Using either a veggie peeler or a mandoline, slice the cucumber into long, thin ribbons.
  4. Place a thin layer of salmon down the length of each cucumber ribbon and roll up into bite sized pieces! Enjoy as an appetizer, snack, or lunch!


*Nutrition Information below is calculated for ½ recipe.

Per Serving: 266 calories; 10 g fat; 9 g carbohydrates; 37 g protein; 27 mg cholesterol; 394 mg sodium.

Upside Down Peach Basil Cake in a Mug

Peach Basil Upside Down Cake in a Mug

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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A simple recipe perfect for a breakfast, dessert, or a light Summer snack.


  • 1 egg white (or about ⅔ of a whole large egg)
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup oat flour (you can make this by placing oats in a food processor or high speed blender and processing until smooth
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ of a ripe peach, diced into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil sliced into fine shreds (Optional, but is entirely delicious!)
  • Whipped cream for topping (Optional)
  • Cooking spray


  1. Spray wide mouthed mug with a coating of cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl whisk egg white and honey together with a fork until mostly incorporated.
  3. Add oat flour and baking powder to egg mixture and mix until combined.
  4. Sprinkle the bottom of your wide mouthed mug with some of the diced peach. Make sure to leave some spaces between the pieces so the cake batter can reach the bottom and bake around the peaches. Sprinkle the shredded basil on top of the peaches.
  5. Pour the cake batter over the peaches and basil. Cook in microwave for 90 seconds.
  6. Turn mug upside down onto a plate to release the cake. Top with remaining diced peaches, whipped cream, and extra shredded basil if desired.
  7. Enjoy for dessert, breakfast, or as a snack!


Per Serving: 261 calories; 5 g fat; 47 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 10 mg cholesterol; 299 mg sodium.