It has been a few months since I’ve been able to upload a new recipe to my blog simply because life has been very busy! The truth is, I do not have time to cook like I used to. I am a big creature of habit so I tend to make the same meals weekly just to make my life easy during busy times. However, I needed to switch it up this week because there’s only so much broccoli and asparagus I can eat until I can’t anymore. If you’re looking for a simple yet flavorful new side dish — here it is!Continue reading
TACO STUFFED SWEET POTATO
Rumor has it that as soon as you turn 40 your eyes start to go. I hate to admit this but I’m actually feeling this. Perhaps it’s all the screen time my baby blues are being exposed to but regardless I am taking this very seriously and increasing Vitamin A-containing foods in my diet. Sweet potatoes are a #1 favorite of mine. When I was a “Paleo” freak (as I like to call it) back in the day, I LIVED off sweet potatoes.Continue reading
Lemon-Oregano Grilled Chicken
Happy June, everyone! This recipe isn’t my most fancy and/or most attractive but I decided to post this on my blog because people are always asking me “How do you season your chicken?”. I’m sure it’s no surprise to hear that I eat a lot of chicken. I do because I enjoy it, it’s easy, my body digests it well, and because of it’s amino acid profile and my fitness/strength goals.Continue reading
Oatmeal Greek Yogurt Cups
These little oatmeal cups are sooo good and sooo easy to make! My mind gets super creative with things like this! You can really fill these with whatever you want. Pictured is Greek yogurt and berries but you can do peanut butter, chocolate, or a chocolate pudding, etc. So many options!
I made these for Easter Sunday but made enough that I ate them as snacks throughout the week. It’s a great blend of protein and complex carbohydrates. Keeping you feeling full and satisfied!
These are definitely a must-try and if you have kids, your kids will love them too!
- 2 Ripe Bananas, mashed
- 1/2 Cup Nut Butter (I used Peanut Butter)
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 3 Cups Oats
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- Toppings: Yogurt of choice. I use my favorite brand, Stani.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a muffin tin (I used butter to grease it).
- In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the nut butter, and honey, and mix well together.
- Add the oats, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
- Wet your hands and grab about 1/4 cup of the mixture – placing them into the muffin tins and using your hands to mold them into the base of the tine and along the sides.
- Use the back of a spoon to smooth out in the inside.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Let cool for an additional 20 minutes and then add your toppings of choice.
HERB SHRIMP WITH ZUCC & MUSHROOM COUSCOUS
Pesto is one of my favorite things to eat. However, you can create pesto’s beyond the traditional basil. Herbs are the best because of their herbal medicine properties, they add so much flavor to all foods, and they’re inexpensive. Win/win all around!Continue reading
Carrot Ginger Sweet Potato Soup
If you browse my food blog you’ll notice I do not have any soup recipes on here. That’s simply because I am not a soup person. How we eat in our adult life, is typically a reflection of how we were raised, what we were exposed to as children, and how our parents ate.Continue reading
Homemade Chunky Applesauce
Every Thanksgiving my Mom would make a homemade apple sauce that was – and still is – hands down the best apple sauce I’ve ever had. Using her recipe as an inspiration, I have modified it to be a tad healthier while maintaining deliciousness!Continue reading
Grilled Chicken Wings
Now that Memorial Day has come to a close, we have officially kicked off the season of Summer! If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed last summer I made these chicken wings, literally, every week. They became a staple in my weekly menu. I’ve never really been much of a chicken wing kind of gal, but as soon as I started getting creative with all different type of seasoning blends, I instantly became obsessed and asking myself – Chicken wings, where have you been all my life?Continue reading
Strawberry Basil Chicken
Who loves grilling season as much as I do? Unless there is a hurricane outside, I am 99% of the time grilling every night. I am also huge into 30 minute or less meals. The grill is PERFECT to make that happen. Delicious food, easy clean up, and 30 minute or less meals. Win all around.Continue reading
Stuffed Acorn Squash
The best part of Fall is the fresh local in-season produce. Down the street from where I live is a small farm that hosts a farm stand every Saturday and Sunday with their goodies. I love to stop by here during my weekends to see what they have. I plan my meals based around what’s available.Continue reading