Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Stuffer

Things that make me happy…. I found purple cauliflower again!! That makes me a super happy person. Besides loving purple cauliflower, I also loves tacos. Taco salads, taco tacos, and just taco filling. So, I decided to make a mixture with cauliflower and some chickpeas for protein as a “stuffer.” This was really not difficult to…

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…

Sesame Sirache Ginger Zoodles

My love for zoodles has grown. Zucchini noodles are a great way to get more vegetables into your daily diet, and are extremely low in calories if you are trying to lose weight. Zoodles are relatively easy to make (you just have to buy a spiralizer) and are fun if you have kids. You can even try…

Veggie “Fried” Quinoa and Wild Rice

Fried rice was once upon a time one of my favorite dishes at Chinese restaurants. As I’ve gotten older, maybe wiser, I don’t really eat out at these types of restaurants anymore. It’s almost impossible to find a healthy versions of these types of foods when eating out. With the crave for this dish being…

Baked Eggplant Slices

Eggplant is not only delicious, but amazingly good for you! Benefits including brain protection, antioxidant activity, being a great source of B vitamins, keeps your bones strong, is a proven cancer protector,  and all of this for only 19 calories per cup. I feel like eggplant is seen as an intimidating vegetable, with few people consuming them often….

Cilantro Lime Quinoa

You know that rice Chipotle makes? It’s been my favorite. However, I rarely eat out anymore. I have been craving that lime rice flavor! I found some recipes, however couldn’t find one with whole grains. So, I made my own! I used it in a veggie burrito bowl, but would be great in a wrap…

Black Bean and Corn Salad

 This is a delicious, high protein side dish or meal. All it takes is a little chopping and mixing and you have a lots of food to last a few days. Plus, its very high in fiber and protein. Enjoy! Ingredients 2Tbsp red wine vinegar 2Tbsp lime juice 1Tbsp agave 1Tbsp olive oil 2 garlic…

Roasted Curry Chickpeas

 Adding protein to your meals and snacks can become a little bit of a challenge when you are trying to eat more healthy! Here is a quick recipe for roasted chickpeas (garbanzo beans). You can eat these alone as a snack, or add them to anything (they’re a great salad topper). So, here is a basic…

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…

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

I dont know about you, but I love brussels sprouts! (Yes, they are always brussels, even if you eat one). These mini cabbage looking guys are packed with nutrition. 10 sprouts have over 100% of your daily needs, vitamin K (which aids in blood clotting, and helps make proteins for you rblood, kidneys and bones), Plus, these guys are a great…

Rainbow Veggie Fajitas

I had some fun with fajitas last weekend! I went to my friends place to help make dinner, we’re getting into a thing of doing this quite often, and I’m loving it! Typical restaurant fajitas, although delicious, are super high in fat and can make you feel like crap the next day, literally. So, we…