Energy Bites

Ingredients  1 Tbsp coconut oil 2 Tbsp honey  4 Tbsp natural peanut butter 2 cups museli (I used Evoke Foods Super Food museli) Directions  Melt coconut oil in large pan Add peanut butter and honey and warm to a soft consistency Mix in museli until completely covered Place into bowl that has been sprayed with…

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…

Sweet Potato Pesto Pasta

Craving pasta? This vegan, gluten free, healthy sweet potato pesto pasta will be a great choice for you and/or your family! I recently made some fabulous pesto and needed some ideas of what to put it on! First thought, zucchini noodles. Second thought…I purchased a huge bag of sweet potatoes, because…you know, they’re good. I…

Crunchy Cucumber Salad

We have all of these barbeques and get-togethers going on,  usually offering those potato/pasta salads loaded with crap. What kind of side salad can we make that’s healthy? I came up with this very simple cucumber salad that hits the spot! Have it on the side of a BBQ, with any meal, or simply as a snack…

Thick Cut Crispy Cumin Sweet Potato Fries

Tonight I was stumped on what to make. Thank goodness I bought a huge bag of sweet potatoes the other day to help me with deciding what to make.  I kind of threw this recipe together (per usual) and it turned out really damn good (if I don’t say so myself). I ate these on the side of cilantro-lime-quinoa with…

Eggplant-Squash Tomato Basil Bake

Fresh basil paired with the eggplant and squash give this baked dish an aromatic joyful flavor. I love baked vegetable recipes like this one. They’re easy to make, as most of the recipe work includes veggie cutting. This is a great topper for any kind of pasta (I use spaghetti squash) or even as a…

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….

Stir*Not Fried*Veggies

Stir fried vegetables are a yummy way to get more colors into your diet. However, many stir-fry recipes are loaded with fat and sugars, making them not as healthy as they can be! So, what I did is created a stir fry recipe with a sauce that doesn’t call for all of the added ‘not so…

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…

Lemon Pepper Basil Tilapia

Making fish can be intimidating! Make it less intimidating by using a simple, fail proof recipe, such as this one 😉 Fish is an excellent protein source while providing omega-3 fatty acids to protect your brain. Eating fish 2-3 times a week has been proven in many studies to improve memory, prevent heart disease, and…

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…