TACO TUESDAY TACO BOWLS (vegetarian, GF)

Happy Taco Tuesday, fellow foodies! I find that I am being asked for my most simple, most random recipes more than ever. Honestly, those are my favorite recipes to make and recreate. The best things come when you’re least expecting them, right? And WHO DOESN’T LOVE TACOS. This recipe makes them enjoyable for everyone. INGREDIENTS:…

egg-white omelette

It might be apparent to my readers that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so there is nothing I love more than a simple breakfast. We are taught in nutrition that eggs have gotten a bad rap over time because of their high amount of cholesterol, but that was overturned a few years…

cocoa pb nice cream

Banana “nice cream” is all the rage for those who are vegan, lactose-intolerant, and those that are looking to enjoy a frozen treat without all the cals + the notorious “I-ate-too-much-dairy” digestive discomfort. I have seen and tried PLENTY of variations of this frozen goodness from the internet including chocolate mint, raspberry vanilla, oatmeal cookie,…

cinnamon roll (liquid gold).

Dessert-themed smoothies make the experience even better. You’re getting a lot of the flavor you get in your favorite treat, without all the empty calories, and WITH a bunch more fiber, vitamins, and minerals. If you’re really feeling like you want to “treat yoself”, top this one with a little coconut whipped cream! 😉 *recipe is…

breakfast quesadilla

Fill your morning with fiber, veggies, protein, and complex carbs that will keep you going until it’s time for lunch (or your mid-morning snack if you’re like me!). Americans have a funny misconception of eating sugary things such as cereals and pastries for breakfast, and I don’t know about you, but those things don’t fuel me…

spicy snap peas

Hi friends! How many of you grew up hating your peas? I was one of those kids. However, we learn in nutrition that the more a person is exposed to a food, the more likely they are to grow to enjoy it – especially in adulthood. Sugar snap peas are now one of my favorite vegetables…

PB chocolate maca smoothie

Maca is an old, more recently discovered superfood full of antioxidants and amino acids. And guess what? It’s a plant (surprise, surprise). It’s difficult to pinpoint the flavor of the fine, tan powder, but one of my best friends describes it as “slightly nutty, a little bit sweet.” – needless to say, we love it. Everyone…

avocado toast

This is a food trend that I hope never dies out. Whether decide to make it a meal or an afternoon snack, this is my procedure – I have it down to a science 😉 You’ll need: 1 egg or 2 egg whites 1/2 an avocado 2 slices bread of choice salt & pepper & Italian…

simple scones

‘scone on?! This recipe is egg free, refined sugar free, and can be personalized to whatever you’re in the mood for. Make ahead and eat for a snack, breakfast, or bring to your friends! INGREDIENTS: 1 & 1/2 c. flour of choice 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp COLD butter,…

watermelon caprese

Did you know watermelon has the same phytochemical, lycopene, that tomatoes have? This is what gives watermelon & tomatoes their red color. But not only that, it is an antioxidant which may help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer! Woo! While sitting in class today, I was craving watermelon and this is what…

zoodle shrimp scampi

As the summer comes to an end, produce is starting to flourish! I have an abundance of zucchini and summer squash and cannot wait to use it. Grow your own, or support your local farmers! There is something about knowing where your food comes from that makes enjoying it even better. *** Today, I am…

the easiest mac & cheese

* gluten free, vegetarian * Classic. Gluten free. Lightened up. in this case, that means no butter, cream, or even milk added. don’t doubt me just yet. 🙂 I N G R E D I E N T S: 1 box gluten free pasta of choice 2 c. low sodium chicken stock 2 tbsp cornstarch…