Banana Muffins

Have you ever had a whole bunch of ripe bananas, and not been sure what to do with them? Well! That happened to me. Although, I do have a few ripe banana recipe…I wanted something that was like bread. I searched and searched for something healthy and low in fat, and decided to tweak out…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

Lime-Sriracha Popcorn with Brewer’s Yeast

March Maddness=parties and munchies everywhere. Avoid the fatty, high calorie finger foods that are being served at most March Madness parties. Eat this instead! Or, just enjoy as a yummy snack for movie watching or between meals 😉 Popcorn is considered a whole grain. Cooked without butter or much oil, this is an excellent low…

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…

Lemon Roasted Cauliflower

I love simple vegetable side dishes! Having a meal with at least one vegetable helps ensure you’re getting that minimum of 5 servings of fruits and veggies in per day! The more vegetables you get in a day, the better, despite what anybody else says. Here’s a simple, yummy side dish for pretty much any meal!…

Honey-Ginger Glazed Rainbow Carrots

In case you haven’t noticed my obsession with “eating the rainbow”, there is a reason behind it! Each color in fruits and vegetables contain different vitamins and nutrients. For example! In the carrots shown: Orange: See well! The orange color is from the pigment from beta and alpha carotene. Beta and alpha carotene promote the production of Vitamin…