Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars

These days it’s seems my growing boys are even MORE hungry and snacking every second, especially since they are at home more with their #hybrid school schedule. There are definitely a few good granola/protein bars on the market today with healthy ingredients, but I thought I would my hand at making my own. My oldest son often asks me to buy the not-so-healthy options he’s seen at the grocery store, and I knew these could be an excellent substitution. These bars are full of #fiber #goodfat #omega3s and vitamins and minerals and are SO filling. I often grab a piece myslef as part of my lunch or a delish afternoon #pickmeup ! Feel free to add in your favorite nuts, seeds and butters. Mine are below. Pack them for weekend trips or to fuel sports games. You can store in the fridge for a week or the freezer for even longer! These have been a huge hit in my house. Let me know what you think!

Creamy Herb Eggs

Creamy Herb Eggs

As a Registered Dietitian for 20+ years, diet and food fads come and go. If there’s one thing that remains true, it’s that breakfast IS indeed such an important start to the day. As you wake up and begin using your mind and body, your brain and muscles need fuel to work properly. I always recommend real food and a balanced meal such as this one. When you include 3 meals a day, cravings and late-night snacking decrease. Also, research has shown that students perform better in school and on tests when they don’t skip breakfast. Even if you are brunching mid-day this weekend, make sure to get up a little earlier to start the day with a healthy meal. Check out all my breakfast recipes on the website. Link in bio! And tag me to let me know what you think of this dreamy creamy egg and potato combo. Happy weekend!!

Keep stirring until cooked to your liking. Serve and enjoy! ❤️

Quinoa

Quinoa

Quinoa is a high fiber glutenfree high protein, good for healthy bones, filled with antioxidants, and heart-healthy. In other words, it’s a superfood! Adding all these veggies to eat the rainbow and this apple-cider vinegar dressing really make it super healthy for the gut, digestion, and of course your skin. Let me know what you think and ENJOY!

Chickpea (Vegan) “Tuna”

Chickpea (Vegan) “Tuna”

Whether you’re a vegetarian vegan plant-based, just like good food, want a tuna substitute, OR trying to incorporate more plants/legumes for all their health benefits, this is such a great recipe!! I’ve made tuna salad in the food processor before (influenced by @itsjennarennert ) so I knew this would be just as easy. I love it over a bed of greens or on top of a slice of whole-grain or sourdough bread with sliced tomato and cucumber. Let me know if you try and what you think!

Turmeric Potatoes

Turmeric Potatoes

Please don’t fear potatoes: they are a good, high fiber, real-food source of complex carbohydrates. They are also high in protein, potassium, Vitamin C, and antioxidants called anthocyanins. This means that is good for your digestion AND skin! Plus they help keep you full and decrease cravings. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and can even help alleviate stress (and depression) which we could all use right now! Fun fact: make sure you add black pepper to your dishes made with turmeric: it aids in improved absorption of turmeric, thus more #antioxidant and #antiinflammatory benefits! Pair this dish with a lean protein-like these lentils that are also high in fiber-and some veggies and you’ve got a complete meal.

Great as leftovers with eggs for breakfast or Sunday brunch!

Watermelon and feta salad

Watermelon and feta salad

On these hot summer August days, all I want for lunch is a cool, crisp salad. I also love the savory-sweet pairing achieved by topping my greens with fruit.
Watermelon is 92% water and a good source of potassium, so it’s super hydrating. Plus it’s only 40 calories per cup. It is also high in antioxidants (including Vitamin C), Vitamin A, and beta carotene which are all great for your skin. Walnuts are a great source of Omega 3s which are heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory and also have skin benefits. A little bit of feta goes a long way to pack a flavor punch and adds calcium and protein. And of course the greens are always a must. Give this refreshing combo a try and let me know what you think. Stay cool and enjoy!

Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding

Looking for a decadent, delicious, refreshing dessert that’s also healthy? Then THIS is it! This pudding helps with digestion: Avocados are full of fiber and bananas contain prebiotics. The good fat in avocado is filling, helps raise good (HDL) cholesterol and is also great for skin. Both avocado and banana are high in potassium. Cocoa powder is full antioxidants, boots mood and energy and is a good source of magnesium, which also helps with digestion and sleep. This dessert is sweetened naturally from the banana and a bit of maple syrup. There is no added processed, white sugar. This recipe is so easy to make too. ENJOY, let me know what you think and don’t forget to tag me in your creations!!

Roasted Chickpea and Feta – Snack

Roasted Chickpea and Feta – Snack

Are you looking for a delicious, crispy side dish or a simple crunchy snack? Well, this recipe takes care of it all! Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are packed with fiber and protein, which makes them super satisfying in a meal or snack. Not to mention beans help with digestion and make your gut microbiome (all the bacteria in your digestive tract) healthier. Add feta, mint, and a lemony dressing for a great Mediterranean side. Top off your salads with these (instead of croutons) for a great crunch, or snack on a handful when hunger strikes between meals. Enjoy and let me know your favorite way to enjoy these crispy chickpeas!

Delicious Superfood Tahini Kale Salad

Delicious Superfood Tahini Kale Salad

All I want for lunch in this heatwave is a cold, crisp salad. I love to switch up my lettuces, toppings, and dressings. This one has kale, purple cabbage, avocado, tomato and lentils and is topped with a tahini lemon dressing. Tahini (made from sesame seeds) is a good source of protein, fiber, healthy fats, and B vitamins. This meal is high in fiber, healthy fats, protein and all the antioxidants. It will keep you full and satisfied all afternoon long! Let me know what you think. Link in bio to buy one of my favorite tahinis.

If making a kale salad make sure the massage the kale 🥬 💚