The weather is getting colder, the days shorter, and our thoughts are turning towards the holiday season. With that, hearty and filling casserole dishes are bound to be a familiar sight on our dinner tables. However, just because we’re having them often doesn’t mean it has to be boring, so we’re here to show you
Strapped for time? No worries! Wrap a bunch of food up in foil and you’ve got yourself a delicious foil meal with very little effort. I know firsthand that when the fall season rolls around that enthusiasm for healthy eating tends to decline until the top of the year. Not only is it the season
Every meal prep deserves a great side dish! Sometimes it’s easier to approach organizing your weekly routine when you focus on the sides. In today’s video, it’s all about salads! Try a salad recipe, customize it according to flavor and your wellness goals and then add your choice of protein. Simple! Check out my other
If you’ve never tried tofu scramble, you’ve gotta try it at least once in your life! If anything to see if it’s something you actually like – you may surprise yourself. The texture is very similar to eggs so it won’t seem “foreign” or unfamiliar in your mouth. One of the best things about tofu
Got a sweet tooth? And an air-fryer? Then I’ve got a quick and easy treat you can whip up to curb cravings. Enjoy these with Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt, or your favorite frozen yogurt. I made these for my friend’s kids and they really enjoyed it so it’s kid- (and adult-) friendly. If you’re
Here’s a quick and easy recipe I made for my Secret Shopper Prank recently at Kroger Grocery Store. It’s relatively inexpensive and hearty, with a Tex-Mex flair. This is a great family dinner, a potluck or fight night. And of course, it freezes well for meal prep. Here’s the grocery list to make it easier!
Here’s a quick and easy way to liven quinoa! This is especially clutch if you find yourself making way too much quinoa each week and struggling to find ways to enjoy it before you inevitably (and regrettably) toss it out. Trust, you’ll definitely finish this recipe. This pairs beautifully with my sweet tamarind glazed salmon
Here’s a quick side dish recipe for your next meal prep – this is best paired with a savory or spicy main dish – such as my healthy dirty rice recipe. In general, I’m not the biggest fan of carrots. Despite my intense cravings for sweet foods, I actually find carrots a bit too naturally
If you were looking for a simple but interesting green salad for your next meal plan, look no further than this dream team of asparagus, arugula, avocado, mâche, and peas. This flavorful mix is one of our best salad recipes and the unique salad dressing, with a hint of pink grapefruit, is to die for!
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
It’s no secret that one of my favorite foods is sweet potato. It’s up there with rice and bread for me – I just have to have it (in some way) in my diet. On a recent flight from Nigeria to the States, I was served a creamy rice dish that got me craving risotto…
If you’ve never had homemade Spanish rice before, then you need to add it to your list of things to try right away. You need this kind of food in your life. Growing up in Texas, I’ve met a lot of people who have decadent family recipes for Spanish rice and their version is always
One of my favorite recipes to start the day and get your house smelling pretty darn good. I know it’s a simple recipe but I always feel accomplished when I make something just as good a store-bought versions. And you will too! Feel free to make this your own and use your favorite raw nuts and/or seeds
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
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
Whether you’re binge watching your favorite Internet shows or preparing appetizers for a dinner party, these cauliflower pizza bites are a sure winner. I came up with the recipe while thinking about two of my favorite foods – pizza and potato chips. I wanted to create pizza “chips.” After trying out different combinations of seasonings for
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
Here’s a quick recipe for all of my peeps following a lower carb or ketogenic diet. It’s packed with tons of flavor and the green beans are fibrous and hearty enough to leave you feeling satisfied with a small amount (so you can watch that carbohydrate limit).
If you’re grilling out this summer or just looking for a side dish for your weekly meal prep, try this “lighter” taste of the South! This Sweet Potato Salad will have your guests going for seconds while also feeding your body (and hard earned muscles) in a much more nutritious way than the traditional version. To
Whether you’re on a tight budget or only have a few things in your pantry and don’t feel like running to the grocery, these four easy recipes prove that you can do a lot with a little! These recipes only require four main ingredients; and to make it even easier, I tried to use seasonings and sauces you likely
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