Nothing can curb sweet cravings like a chunky, moist black bean brownie. And to make it even better, what if we could make the brownie flourless from an amazing superfood, black beans? I’d call that a win…and I’m sure after trying this recipe, you will call it the same. Heart healthy brownies coming right up!
Save yourself some money on a weekly basis by making your own homemade granola. Not only is it easy to customize to complement your diet and tastes, but also you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. And that makes the real difference! The crunch and flavors of this granola are unreal! Remember to personalize
Here’s a quick & easy “pick-me-up” snack to get you over that after lunch (and afternoon) hump! With summer right around the corner, many people are altering their diets by reducing the amount of carbohydrates and/or cutting out dairy (in order to help reduce the amount of water between your skin and your muscles so that the muscles really
It’s rare to find recipes that are versatile enough to be enjoyed for any meal – breakfast, lunch, dinner…and the in-between. 🙂 These salmon patties are perfect complements to any meal, or can be eaten as snacks to curb hunger and lessen the likelihood of #hanger meltdowns, which is something we can all be thankful for!
“Being epic” in life is nearly impossible without a well-balanced diet. Why? Well, you need good, lasting energy to be able to do “whatever it is” that makes you epic. These energy bar “bites” are practical, easy-to-make and to customize, loaded with vitamins & minerals and are just downright delicious. Today we’re going beyond simply
This is a delicious after-school, after work or in-between meals snack! Filling, delicious and healthy. Combining different styles and cultures in meals is a great way to bring creativity to your diet. This is a fusion dish where Mediterranean-inspired cuisine (hummus) meets Latin-cuisine (quesadilla) – flavor overload.
Hummus is a popular snack food that is often thought to be too complicated to make; so, people opt to purchase it from the store instead of making it themselves. But it’s pretty simple to prepare, and making it yourself is arguably healthier since you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. No hidden ingredients, table salt, preservatives, food
Waffles so easy and delicious, your biggest problem will be deciding what to put on top. These also make great in-between meal snacks – just chop the waffles into pieces and you have protein and complex carbohydrate-rich treats. This recipe idea is great for “leaning out for the summer,” or “packing on some solid muscle.”
Here is a fast food makeover you DON’T want to pass up! Popcorn chicken. The same delicious flavor but with twice the protein, half the carbs and much LESS saturated fat! Better than fast food, and much better for your body! You can toss these in a salad, enjoy them as snacks on game day or
It has been an incredible year in healthy eating! Here are 5 of my favorite healthy recipes from 2014. Hi-Protein White Mac & Cheese Microwave Recipes: 4 Ways to Hack Your College Dorm 6 Fit Snack Recipes Chicken Avocado Pasta .. Zucchini Lasagna Meal Prep in Jars
Fresh fruit is great for snacking, and in some cases, complementing meals like breakfast. Often times though when I eat fruit by itself, I’m rarely left feeling satisfied which is why I enjoy adding heart-healthy fats such as nuts and seeds to increase the amount of calories. This time I used avocado and it was pretty delicious.
“HELP! I cooked too much quinoa and I hate throwing it away.” Quinoa breakfast muffins are one of my favorite go-to recipes to incorporate leftover quinoa. Very easy to customize for diabetics and just really, really good.
Here is a twist on a Southern classic dish using Quest Protein chips and new Quest Protein Powders. The perfect bite-sized snack for game day, parties and even kids. Can you believe there’s less than 2g carbs and about 7g protein per chicken & waffle bite?! Guarantee this will become a staple in your household. Boom!
The avocado is one of the most versatile and nutritious fruits you can add to your diet. It can be used in sweet or salty recipes and best used as a great substitute for oil or butter in several recipes. Avocado Hummus Perfect for dipping or sandwich/wrap spreads.
Just like salty, crunchy sweet potato chips, I cannot get enough of turkey wrapped asparagus. Easy to prepare, high in protein, includes vegetables, and most of all, delicious. If you’re looking to add some variety and additional flavor try brushing the wrapped spears with low sodium BBQ sauce mixed with organic, raw honey to make a
Instead of spending money on store-bought chips loaded with saturated fats and preservatives, make your own crispy baked sweet potato chips and season them to make them your own! Perfect snack food for game day.
A while back I made chicken and sweet potato patties and they were amazingly delicious. So, I wanted to remix the recipe and “faux” fry them. Only challenge – I did not want to pack in extra breaded carbohydrates and I also wanted to keep the recipe gluten-free. I did not like using gluten-free breadcrumbs because they have
We’ve all been there. Those in-between meal cravings for sweet, salty and savory foods can derail your decision to follow a healthier diet if you’re not prepared. Here are 6 quick recipes to get curb those cravings. Hearty Turkey Zucchini Rolls
Experimenting in the kitchen is often times rewarded – this recipe is one of those times. Whether you need some quick fuel before a workout, or just need a quick snack to curb sweet cravings, these foolproof chocolate energy bars are just what you need! And, made with BBQ Honey STRONG & KIND bars instead of
The Final Day, Day 5 of the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge, Street Fighter Edition, is a delicious beta-carotene loaded smoothie for improved cardiovascular health and disease immunity. Two of the ingredients that make this smoothie so powerful are carrots and sweet potato. Yeah, you heard me correctly – sweet potato. Sweet potato is loaded with antioxidants and can be used
Day 4 of the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge, Street Fighter Edition, is a hearty, green smoothie using two of my favorite super foods – kale and avocado. Some people avoid incorporating fats into their daily diet in hopes that they will lose weight; but, incorporating healthy fats from sources like avocado can actually encourage fat loss since avocados have a type of sugar –
Day 2 of the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge, Street Fighter Edition, is a golden tropical smoothie with both fruits and veggies. While many people enjoy snacking on cherry tomatoes, have you ever considered using them in a smoothie? The sweet and subtle tangy flavors of cherry tomatoes pair nicely with tropical fruits and is an absolute flavor overload.
Just what your body ordered! Remember, monounsaturated & polyunsaturated fats from nuts, seeds & avocados are good for you. They give you energy for the day and for exercise. And like any food, avocados should be eaten in moderation to complement your overall diet and goals. If you’re a beginner, generally try to aim for