The summer is coming and so is the heat! Staying hydrated helps you function at your best and keeps you on the regular. 🙂 Also, hydration helps you know the difference between thirst and hunger, making it easier to “smarter” and wiser eating choices. Juicing is a proven and delicious way to stay hydrated! As part
Today’s meal prep was inspired by an experience I had when traveling in Israel. This chef made an amazing farm-to-table spread for us and included these stone oven roasted/charred sweet potatoes, topped with slow cooked lentils, tahini and some feta. Delicious! Got me thinking that it would be an incredible meal prep recipe, particularly a
Tonight’s dinner was inspired by my recent trip to Colombia. After spending a few days in Cali, I headed to San Andres Island where I had the most flavorful rice I’ve ever tasted – arroz con coco! It’s both sweet and savory. In some dishes, coconut rice is so sweet it’s like a dessert, and in
If you want to put a Spanish twist on your inner Betty Crocker then you’ll low this easy Spanish rice recipe. It’s tasty, healthy, and very filling which makes it the perfect side dish to any meal or even a good ala carte option for some! Start by getting all your ingredients together. This includes
As part of my partnership with Pronamel, they asked me to create content with the theme “Twice as Good” in mind – something that can serve two purposes. First thing that came to mind was obviously, food! But here’s my take/twist. One thing I like to do is purchase produce and products from my local
I’m following up on a FAQ – “What are some lunch meals you can enjoy that don’t have to be reheated?” Here are four easy lunch ideas to help inspire your next meal prep! This is a continuation of the 5 cold lunch mash-up that I did last year. When it comes to eating food cold
Ditch the store-bought stuff and make your own delicious salsa that you can easily customize for your tastes and preferences. I use salsa for nearly EVERYTHING! Salads, eggs, protein, grilled vegetables, etc. Essentially anything that needs an extra kick, gets a serving of my fresh homemade salsa. It’s a great lower-calorie alternative to give your
I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical when a friend invited me to sample some vegan desserts one muggy night in NYC. We walked about 15 blocks just to get there since she said it was faster than taking an Uber or the subway. And the way my metabolism is set up…yeah, I sweat just thinking
When you think you may miss eating your daily serving(s) of fresh fruits and vegetables, grab a smoothie to save the day! Below are 7 that I enjoy… Quick note: when I reference coconut milk and almond milk, I mean the UNSWEETENED, lower calorie non-dairy milk you can purchase in a carton or jug. The calories should be
Without a doubt, this is my favorite post-workout treat because the carbs help replenish the glycogen stores from training and tearing down the muscles, but in a MUCH more delicious way. The maple syrup is sugar-free, but if you can handle it and prefer it, you can use real maple syrup or honey, careful not to
I haven’t been the biggest fan of cauliflower because of it’s harsh flavor. Then I forced myself to start experimenting with it and I learned how delicious it can be and how versatile it is (i.e., rice or quinoa, etc) One of my favorite ways to enjoy cauliflower is roasting it, then coating it with a special sauce
People often share with me that quinoa is bland and often uninspiring. I used to think the same thing until I started to prepare it differently. Here is an easy delicious, savory quinoa dish that has moisture because of the way it is prepared in a savory broth. Guarantee this recipe will inspire you to jazz
It’s no secret that I love sweet potato almost as much as I love avocado. A few weeks back I visited a cafe in Dallas, TX where they served sweet potato tots. They were delicious and got me thinking that I should create my own calorie-friendly version. These were my first attempt and they came out
So, when I decided to the 5-day vegan challenge, as if that wasn’t enough (lol), I also decided to get my feet wet and try some vegan baking. I’ll admit I’m not the best baker (even with animal products) yet I experiment a lot and share very little. But this recipe came out pretty dope so I’m sharing
This is an amazing side dish – or appetizer – that I created for my 5-day vegan challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed this and cannot wait to incubate a few more recipes with this flavor combination. It’s good as is but I can definitely see how you can easily incorporate this into other dishes to boost flavor.
My 5-day vegan challenge would be incomplete without some sort of flex bowl, so here it is with tempeh and roasted vegetables. The best part of flex bowl is the ability to make them your own by filling them with your favorite vegetables, and other ingredients like healthy fats, in order to meet your macronutrient needs.
Here’s a simple recipe that I put together for my 5-Day Vegan challenge. I fired up my slow-cooker and tossed in some portobello to make a vegan version of one of my favorite meals growing up, pot roast. It’s what I looked forward to nearly every Sunday for dinner. So, I took some inspiration from my
Do you love experimenting with your vegetable variations? Me too! That’s why I love stir-fry! And I honestly wouldn’t mind having it on a weekly basis. For that, I introduce to you one of my favorite dishes — stir-fry green beans and sesame butternut squash! This is a great side dish or main dish that
This stuffed bell peppers recipe is an amazing vegan twist on regular stuffed bell peppers. You can use beautiful red, yellow, orange, and green bells to make a festive color mix that is visually exciting on top of tasty. Instead of ground beef, each stuffed pepper uses soyrizo, a chorizo sausage imitation made from soy
Have a craving for Mexican restaurants? A delicious chicken chimichanga or one filled with ground beef and refried beans has a unique taste that satisfies on a hot summer day (with a side of sour cream of course!) To those who desire vegan or vegetarian options (and are hoping to cut down on carbs), to
Here’s to another delicious and nutrient-packed snack that you’ll all love! Presenting the superfood energy bar recipe! Today, we’re going beyond merely adding whole food or superfood powders to our favorite beverages. We’re going to turn that powder into muscle-pumping raw energy bars filled with nuts, seeds, berries, quinoa and a little cacao!
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
If you’re looking to switch up your staple breakfast meal of oatmeal and eggs, then try this vegan breakfast quinoa bowl. Great way to get rid of leftover quinoa and it’s packed with natural sugars, complex carbs and healthy fats. Plus, it’s easy to make your own for your diet and budget!
Instead of your traditional chili recipes, why not try some vegan chili recipes? Vegetarian chilies amp up the fiber content in the diet to help athletes leading up to game day. Most chili in the world have high amounts of beef, sour cream, and chili powder. These foods are delicious, but they can often weigh
Who doesn’t love those store-bought potato chips and potato fries loaded with saturated fats and preservatives? It’s a perfect snack whenever we’re watching movies or a game with our family and friends. So, instead of spending money on those chips, why don’t you make your own? Today, I’m going to present you to my