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Sweets & Snacks

Warm Raspberry Parfait

Here’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy a delicious parfait in the morning.  Heat the berries up in a pan, add a few choice spices, then pour the berries over chilled Greek yogurt and top it off with granola. Your tastebuds will thank you!

  • Breakfast
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Sweet Red Juice & Juice Pulp Muffins

    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

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  • Vegan
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    Sweet Potato & Chicken Patties

    Continuing with my recent article on avoiding food waste – in honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2017 – I wanted to share another way to use overly dry chicken breasts and leftover baked sweet potatoes or red potatoes. And that’s to create delicious patties that you can enjoy with mixed green salad or

  • Chicken
  • Meal Prep
  • Sweets & Snacks
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    Healthy Baked Chocolate Oatmeal Bites

    Today, I’m taking a walk down memory lane and REMIXING one of my first YouTube videos – baked oatmeal for meal prep. This version is redone in order to: 1) stay moist throughout the entire week, whether you heat it up or not; and 2) help you practice better portion control and give you “just

  • Breakfast
  • Post-Workout
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Pecan Spiced Granola Meal Prep

    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

  • Breakfast
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Vegetarian
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    “Smoky” & Roasted Salsa Verde (and Salsa Roja)

    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

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  • Salad
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  • Vegan
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    Easiest Raw Vegan Berry Cheesecake

    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

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  • Vegan
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    Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Bites

    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

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  • Vegetarian
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    Southern-inspired Sweet Potato & Corn Muffins

    Just in time for the holidays! Here’s a delicious, Southern-inspired comfort food treat for your family get-together or your weekly meal prep.  Keep in mind that some of the ingredients below are optional – that’s just me trying to add a little something “extra” for the holiday.  With that in mind, make this recipe your

  • Ideas
  • Meal Prep
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Caprese Panini (Grilled Cheese)

    Tis’ the season of calorie-conscious comfort food and tailgating for football and luckily, I picked up the perfect tool for both.  Recently, I picked up the amazing panini/grill skillet from Kohl’s to test out and I haven’t put it down since. I love it.  It adds grill marks to just about anything, so you lock in

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  • Sandwiches
  • Sweets & Snacks
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    DIY Frozen Sweet Potato Waffle Meal Prep

    Forget the store-bought waffles, try my easy make-ahead sweet potato waffles!  These are packed with healthy fats and complex carbs to give you LASTING energy for the day (or your intense workout).  

  • Breakfast
  • Meal Prep
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Banana Upside Down Muffins

    If you love BuzzFeed Tasty videos as much as I do, then you’ll enjoy these attempts to re-make those decadent recipes in a much more calorie-conscious way (while keeping the recipes pretty simple). Keep in mind these are still fairly high calorie, but contain significantly less fat and simple carbs than the original recipes. Enjoy!

  • Hard Gainer
  • High Carbs
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus & Peach Kabobs

    The “hero” of your next cookout is here! If you’re like me, you get excited about new recipe ideas and flavor combinations. And while it’s risky to venture too “far out” here in Texas – because I’d like to think we’re strong food critics and pretty loyal to our BBQ/grilling staples – sometimes it does pay off.

  • Low Carbs
  • Meat
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  • Dairy-Free Zucchini, Carrot & Walnut Muffins

    I’ve been experimenting with more dairy-free recipes lately. First I started out with sauces and now I’m moving on to baking. This recipe was BRILLIANT so I had to share. And it came at the perfect time too. I had just finished juicing some carrots in my kitchen so I used the leftover finely grated

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    Baked Sweet Potato Tots

    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

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  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Lighter Elotes (Dip)

    I may be a little biased, but I think Texas has the best Mexican (next to Mexico of course). There’s nothing like driving up to a taco stand on any given day and ordering some of the most mouth-watering tacos “you never knew you were missing in life.” And right next to nearly every taco

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  • Vegetarian
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    Epic $75 Meal Prep 2016

    Another year, another epic $75 Meal Prep video challenge!  One of the most important lessons I’ve learned on my journey is the importance of being prepared. We’ve heard it time and time again, if we “fail to plan, we plan to fail.” But the good news is there’s #mealprep whereby we prepare several meals or snacks

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  • Meal Prep
  • Meat
  • Seafood
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    3 Calorie-Conscious Wing Recipes

    Wings! They are one of my absolute favorite foods and I imagine they are for a lot of you. I remember my first true love at first bite experience was in Austin, TX at a spot called Pluckers! Regardless if the Texas Longhorns played well, you could always count on Pluckers to come thru with

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  • Vegetarian
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    Salmon & Lentil Patties with Mango Salsa

    Sunshine or rain, sunny beaches to snowcapped mountains, a little taste of the Caribbean can brighten your day. Delicious, healthy food make ev’ry-ting irie! With that in mind, here are some delicious salmon & lentil patties with fresh mango salsa.

  • Meal Prep
  • Seafood
  • Sweets & Snacks
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    5 Healthy Snacks for Netflix and Chill

    Whether you really like more Netflix and less chilling, OR less Netflix and more chilling, there’s nothing like spending time with someone special and watching a movie or your favorite show. Here are some heart-healthier snacks you both can enjoy that won’t have you regretting what you ate later on. SWEET CHILI ALMONDS

  • High Carbs
  • Salad
  • Seafood
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  • Vegetarian
  • Quick & Easy Guacamole Quesadillas

    Sometimes you need a recipe that is quick, easy, filling and nutritious.  And you can pretty much never go wrong with TexMex when you’re hungry.  So, why not take a heart healthier spin on a TexMex favorite – the quesadilla?! The good thing about quesadillas is that you can ALWAYS make them your own and make

  • Gluten-Free
  • Hard Gainer
  • Sandwiches
  • Sweets & Snacks