It’s all about the fudginess of the cookies. I mean who doesn’t like a half cooked cookie with the doughy center? Come on! The absolute dream cookie! Am I right?!? The trick is the consistency in the beginning. This is where you really want to pay attention to the amount of almond milk. You may want to add more if needed. The batter should be fudgy and sticky. Not runny. Not dry. Fuggy. That’s exactly how your cookies will turn out so pay attention here!Read More
When I set out for this little experiment I really had no idea what the result would be - like most things I make. However, this one in particular I was hoping and praying as I went along my baking way! A few things about this recipes. Yes, its pumpkin, of course its almost OCTOBER! Second, it contains no gluten, has low glycemic index and can also be vegan. However, this particular recipe I did use eggs so therefore NOT vegan. An easy swap and you can make it vegan by using flax eggs.
One thing about my site is every single recipe is healthy! All of them I use natural sugars if I’m baking and I always use a grain substitute like chickpea flour, tapioca starch, almond flour, coconut flour and etc.Read More
This recipe was inspired by my favorite coffee shop that serves the most amazing blueberry muffin. I go there a few days a week to work and they have the absolute best cappuccino ever - strong and smooth - and I always get their paleo muffin. Its a perfect blend of light and fluffy, tasty, blueberry filled, a bit of crunch and very filling! I would eat one of these and be satisfied for at least 3-4 hours which if you know me, is quite a feat! So after paying $4 for my favorite muffin several times and carefully studyihg each bite, I decided to give it a try and make it myself!Read More
I've been wanting to do this a long time and I thought there's no better time than the present, right? We all grocery shop, obviously. We are shop at probably our favorite spots, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, Costco, Target, online via Amazon or another grocery service, but the point is there are a million places to shop and its where do you get the most bang for your buck? Ya know what I mean? I toggle between stores and really go where I can find the freshest and organic produce, the cleanest food and some things I care about saving the most. However, that being said, the food we put in our bodies should be the most whole and natural form we can find. That is hard to do these days with all of the labels, tricky marketing and etc. Its hard to navigate through a grocery store so I'm going to provide some inside and let you take a look into my Sunday shopping going through everything that I buy, the total cost, and the meals I plan to make with all of the ingredients.Read More
Before I stared this recipe I had no idea how it would turn out. I really was just looking to create a fresh sweet bake with some fresh fruit. Well it turns out it turned out pretty amazing. It was light, filling, tasty and completely guiltless! Very excited to share this recipe with all of you!Read More
As promised the weekly Summer Salad edition continues and this one takes in all the in-season fruit goodness that is so plentiful in our local supermarkets and farmers market! As I walk through the produce section I get my inspiration from the colors and combinations that sounds taste tempting to me and this one was just that! The mango is so fresh and I added in some crunch with some health warriors - Walnuts!Read More
I'm here to admit I've had my fair share of salads and not always excited for salads. I went though years of dieting and restricting and I think I had a bit too many salads - bland at that - and really just dis-assimilated my taste buds! However, I now have a new appreciation for them, now that I know what I'm doing and how to structure them! I also like to add lots of flavor, crunch and fats which makes it that much tastier!
Throughout the summer I want to publish at least 1 summer salad a week that's exciting and new to tempt your taste buds and make it that much more exciting to eat your greens! Yes, I said exciting to eat your greens!Read More
Now this beet hummus I've made before but there's something about this particular batch that I really enjoy. super savory with a tinge of sweetness at the end. So delicious! I've been putting it on everything from my salads, to my wraps, to just eating it alone with crackers or veggies. Its a great thing to have in the fridge for last minute scavenging for food. At least you know you are eating something that has some nutrients and is heartier than just eating crackers alone or something worse.Read More
So as I mentioned in my Instagram post, I'm not normally a fan of stuffed peppers. However, it turns out, I really enjoyed this version - as did my husband! Bonus!
I usually start out with a rough plan of what I want to make. Meaning, I had all of the base ingredients such as lentils, peppers, onions, garlic, some other veggies and of course, avocado! However, aside from that, I don't really know what I'm going to make or how it will turn out until I start working in the kitchen. That's just the way I roll. No recipes, or if I do use them, I alter them every time. Its how I express my creativity and I really enjoy the challenge of finding new ways to make healthy foods!Read More
This particular bowl I added some potent super foods, plant protein and also managed to squeeze in some greens! Super easy! Just add to the blender, blend, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!Read More
I think this is one of my FAVORITE recipes when it comes to a healthy pasta version. Its gluten free, paleo, grain free - you name it! Whole, real food! And it tastes like it!
I love real gnocchi from great restaurants where its prepared from scratch, that day. Otherwise, forget it. I love fresh and real ingredients in my food and this is one way to have your gnocchi and not feel an ounce of guilt! Well, depends on how much you each but as you will find this recipe is VERY fillingRead More
A cauliflower and brown rice blend to appease my paleo and carb eaters alike. Certainly can go all in on either the cauliflower or brown rice but I really like this blend! So many flavors and so filling! I hope you enjoy!Read More
Who doesn't love chocolate? And with cherries?!? I mean, this has to be one of my favorite smoothie and now oat concoctions! I need to have something readily accessible for my husband and I to grab and go in the morning. We are both usually busy with our little one and out the door to work or I'm off teaching a fitness class! Life is just easier if we have something that's readily available to us to grab and head out of the door without having to grab something that isn't so healthy.Read More
I'm always looking for new smoothie ideas and I love the idea of adding turmeric to a smoothie I just wanted to figure out a way to mask the taste without adding loads of sugar! The reason I like to use turmeric is because it is one of many ways to reduce inflammation in the body. And why would one want to do that? Because inflammation is the main cause for most of the problems we have going on in our bodies.Read More
This granola has the perfect combination of salty and sweet which I love! When I have cravings and don't know which I prefer, this is a great option because it satisfies them all AND its loaded with super foods! As much as I can I try to jam pack everything into bars and granola because its a great way to give the most bang for your buck, or so to speak. This includes pumpkin seeds, chia, cacao and whole grain oats which all are fabulous for an energy boost!Read More
Some days I feel like more than others and today I just wanted something healthy and fast. I scurried through the cabinets and found I had this bag of lentil pasta. And when I say lentil pasta, I mean made from straight lentils. So, protein and nutrient rich and also, very dense! It is one of my favorites when I want a hearty and filling meal that's going to satisfy me for the entire evening. Well it does that and then some. Unlike traditional pasta, lentil pasta doesn't have the sugar and processed ingredients so you don't end up feeling hungry 2 hours later. So not only is it a great filler but it's easy to add in some veggies and whip up a meal that is macro nutrient dense.Read More
I was majorly craving salmon and veggies today. Its not uncommon for this craving to happen and I ALWAYS have veggies on hand to ensure I'm getting my daily dose. Tonight was no exception and I had some frozen salmon and cauliflower and fresh broccoli florets. I decided I needed both and that would require a little bit of prep.
Get ready to wow your tastebuds with some zing and zang!Read More
You may have or may have not heard of this remedy / health healer Golden Milk AKA Turmeric Milk. It’s become quite popular in recent years and as more and more studies are published on turmeric and its health benefits. There are more ways that are being introduced in which this little superfood is utilized.Read More