Fresh Watermelon Salad

Freshhhhhh! My thoughts after having a bite of this delicious mixture of flavors. My co-worker brought a sample of a watermelon salad she had from home, minty+lemony, and it was delicious. So, I created a tweak for it. This salad is perfect for sides at lunch, get togethers and barbeques. I had some today for breakfast…

Pepper-Tomato-Bean Salad

It’s kind of spring already!! For some reason, I totally crave foods based on the weather and the season (even though in Tahoe it is supposed to snow this week…). With that, I was craving a healthy bean salad. I had made an amazing  Chile Cilantro Vinaigrette that I thought would go great into a cold bean salad….

Chile-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Salads are super healthy for you! Those dressings you put on them, however, usually are not. Sadly, many of us sabotage a whole lot of nutritious veggies by adding tons of fat and do not even realize it! How to keep the veggies healthy? Use a low fat, low calorie dressing that you made! Like…

Veggie Burrito Bowl

I have been finding it more and more helpful to mass produce recipes on Sundays so that I have lunch for the next week! Anybody else try this? If not, I highly recommend it! What I did here was create a few separate items that could be combined to create a few different meals. These…

High C Salad

Trying to heal an injury? Trying to eat more healthy? Either way, this salad is uch a fun way to get more veggies in.  If you’re on the mend, the vitamin C, A and antioxidants from this mixture will accelerate the healing process! Here is mixture of cabbage, carrots, currants, cilantro, cashews, oh yes. This salad…

Green Smoothie

  Juicing and cleansing are all the craze these days. Are they really good for you?? Jucing is a great way to get your fruits and vegetables in, if you are unable to with normal eating. However, when you juice, you are getting rid of tons of fiber, vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for…

Sautéed Veggie Tomato Sauce 

It’s officially fall! The weather is beginning to cool down and can be  a great time to find comfort with warmer dishes. Pasta dishes tend to be an easy go-to for families and athletes. However, a lot of pasta sauces are loaded with “crap”- artificial flavors, fats, things you can’t even read. This is why I like to…

Not Fried Refried Red Kidney Beans

Refried beans are sooo yummy! However, typically are made loaded with sodium and fat. Not ideal for a healthy diet. Make some yourself instead! This recipe is super super easy with basically three ingredients. Kidney beans provide lots of fiber, some protein and are very low in fat. Besides being good for you, its really yummy! You…

Like Refried Black Beans-But Not Fried

Those refried beans are sooo good! However…they usually are loaded with way to much fat and sodium. To help your heart out, I have a super simple recipe that you can make to replace those refried beans. Make a bunch of this and then add it to tacos, have it as a side dish, top your salad…

Colorful Cucumber Salad

I love cucumbers, they are so versatile for salad making! They have a simple fresh flavor that matches pretty much any flavor you add to them. Cucumbers are oftentimes forgotten for their great nutritional value. One cup can boost your intake of vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, magnesium and manganese. These yummy…

Cinnamon Cranberry Spiralized Carrots

It’s been a crazy holiday season! With all of these parties and get togethers, it gets tough to stay on track with eating healthy. I had some fun with making a tasty spiralized carrot recipe. This low calorie recipe is a great side dish for meals, or a great addition for any holiday party spread. It…

Home Made Tomato-Veggie Sauce

I love making my own sauces. It’s really quite easy…you could even do this over a campfire. By making your own sauces you can control everything that goes into it! If you have any kinds of food allergies, this is something you should definitely do!  Plus, it’s a great way to add vegetables to your…