Berry Pomegranate Chia Parfait

Berry Pomegranate Chia Parfait

Mornings are so much better when you have a cute and delicious parfait to enjoy – starting your day fresh with a vibrant and healthy jar of goodness just feels so good. With plenty of textures to enjoy, this berry pomegranate chia parfait is so…

Burrito Bowl with Peach Salsa

Burrito Bowl with Peach Salsa

Whenever I fail to plan dinner, or I am a bit short on time, I find myself cooking up a good old grain bowl.  To be honest, I probably have a mixture of grains, veggies, and beans all mixed together with some sort of yummy…

Vegetable Dumplings

Vegetable Dumplings

I am not exaggerating when I say I eat at least 10 of these in one sitting!  They are just the tiniest bit addicting.  Thank goodness the recipe makes 48 – enough for several days worth of snacking!  With a fusion of Asian flavors mixed…

Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers

These black bean burgers are healthy, delicious, and a tad bit spicy.  They are great with the simple sauce included in the recipe, but are delicious (and vegan) on their own as well.   I love making a big batch and freezing them for later use. …

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Red bell peppers create a vibrant base, the quinoa adds a hearty fluffiness to the dish, and the chickpeas provide a great source of plant-based protein.  Meanwhile, scallions, dried apricots, and a Middle Eastern inspired spice blend add an incredible depth of flavor to this…

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Parfait

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Parfait

Another day, another parfait!  Seriously though, these things are awesome.  Besides being totally balanced with whole grains, protein, fruit, and flavor, parfaits are one of the easiest things to put together.  It’s like instant dessert for breakfast (you can even leave it in the fridge…

Berry Chickpea Salad

Berry Chickpea Salad

Spring always calls for fresh greens, and this dish complements the season perfectly!  With vibrant berries and a bit of goat cheese, there is a great balance of sweet and tangy.  However, the real star is these sweet curry roasted chickpeas!  With an Indian inspired…

Chia Seed Pudding Parfait

Chia Seed Pudding Parfait

Switch up your breakfast or snack with this super easy chia seed pudding parfait! Perfect for a pre/post-workout snack, chia seeds offer many benefits such as omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. In addition, the chia seed pudding parfait is vegan, dairy free, paleo, and gluten…

Sweet Potato Apple Salad

Sweet Potato Apple Salad

I make this salad every time I have any leftover sweet potatoes, without fail!  I’ve even roasted some sweet potatoes just to make this salad.  It has become one of my favorites, due to its balanced nature and sweet flavor.  Overall, this vegan meal is delightful, colorful, and…

Vegetable Lettuce Wraps

Vegetable Lettuce Wraps

Iceberg lettuce was the only kind of lettuce I would eat when I was younger.  I loved the crunch of the white part, even though it had virtually no flavor.  Things have completely changed now, as I usually opt for more leafy greens, thanks to…

Chickpea and Vegetable Pasta

Chickpea and Vegetable Pasta

Although I love making more extravagant dishes, I usually have minimal time to spend cooking dinner (or I’m hungry right away).  Reality is, I often opt for quick and easy dinners, and this is one of my go-to meals.  In 15 minutes flat, you can…

Lucky Bones Noodle Bowl

Lucky Bones Noodle Bowl

This warming noodle bowl will soothe your mind and body while exciting your taste buds.  The recipe stars the lucky bones soup blend from Aha Pure Foods, a natural, plant-based soup company.  It has rosemary, bok choy, and great gut-cleansing properties.  Get yours here.  …

PB Banana French Toast with Cinnamon Apples

PB Banana French Toast with Cinnamon Apples

Cinnamon apples have always been one of my favorite breakfast sides.  On french toast mornings, my mom would peel a few apples, cook them on a skillet, sprinkle a load of cinnamon on both sides, and place the whole bunch in a bowl in the…

Berry Nice Cream Sundae

Berry Nice Cream Sundae

A little story on this healthy treat: Last weekend, I decided to turn my favorite protein smoothie into a nice cream sundae.  I stood on the counter to grab my food processor from the top shelf (short people problems), and took out my ever growing…

Mediterranean Falafel Bowl

Mediterranean Falafel Bowl

This wholesome dinner is a lot easier to put together than it looks.  In about 30 minutes, you can be enjoying a Mediterranean inspired dish complete with homemade falafel and a fiery blend of roasted vegetables.   Satisfying and nutritious, it’s packed with plant-based protein, whole…

Peanut Butter Banana Toast

Peanut Butter Banana Toast

Peanut butter banana toast is such a simple, delicious, and balanced breakfast!  It is definitely one of my go-to dishes when I am pressed for time.  However, this version elevates the flavors and textures past the basic three ingredients by adding chia seeds, cinnamon, granola,…

Vegetable Chili

Vegetable Chili

Consider this:  It’s getting dark outside and it’s almost dinner time. Once again, you’re at a loss for what to make. Something warm, comforting, and hearty sounds good, but you don’t want to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen. Oh, and healthy…

Superfood Farro Bowl

Superfood Farro Bowl

This vibrant dish has a unique flavor combination that will bring a party to your taste buds!  It is vegan, gluten-free, and takes only about 10 minutes to prepare.  Besides being totally delicious, it is also quite nutrient dense.  Here is what each ingredient brings…

Blueberry Banana Protein Pancakes

Blueberry Banana Protein Pancakes

These pancakes are sure to bring a bright start to your morning, especially since this recipe is a healthy twist on classic blueberry pancakes.  These blueberry banana pancakes are just so energizing and nutritious!  From oats to banana, Greek yogurt, and eggs – they’ve got…

Vegan Southwestern Soup

Vegan Southwestern Soup

For those times when life gets hectic, make this vegan recipe a go-to.  It’s an ultimate winter comfort meal!  With plenty of protein and healthy carbs from the beans, a hearty chew from the rice, and a strong balance of vegetables, this soup is quite…

Artisan Avocado Toast

Artisan Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is certainly toward the top of my “best breakfasts” lists.  Why?  It’s healthy, delicious, and so simple to prepare!  This version adds goat cheese and black beans for a scrumptious twist on the trendy toast.  A good source of healthy fats and a…

Warm Farro Salad

Warm Farro Salad

This warm farrow salad makes for a healthy, balanced meal without requiring much time and effort.  Full of flavor and texture, this dish is a perfect weekday lunch or dinner!  The chickpeas are vital, but feel free to play with the other vegetables in the…

Cocoa Quinoa Bowl

Cocoa Quinoa Bowl

This cocoa quinoa bowl is the perfect breakfast to start your day off right and keep you energized!  Plus, it’s vegan and absolutely delicious!  Hunger satisfying and nutritionally dense, it is… Packed with protein from the quinoa and protein powder High in antioxidants thanks to…

Pineapple Balsamic Salad With Farro

Pineapple Balsamic Salad With Farro

Elevate your lunch regimen with this nutritious salad!  Combining pineapple and balsamic creates a perfect balance of sweet and tangy, and the farro adds a lovely chew, not to mention whole grains.  The goat cheese provides some tartness, and the walnuts add earthiness and texture. …

Pear, Fig, and Goat Cheese Flatbread

Pear, Fig, and Goat Cheese Flatbread

Satisfying and sophisticated, this recipe will make your taste buds do a little dance.  The crisp crust creates a lovely base, and the toppings bring the wow-factor.  The pear and fig paste pair perfectly with the goat cheese, and they give a bit of sweetness…

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin bread and banana bread merge in this delightful fall recipe, and let me tell you – it’s delicious!  With a mouthwatering balance of sweetness and pumpkin spice, good luck eating a single slice!     Wondering what to do with the leftover pumpkin?  Check…

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Let’s get one thing straight: you simply HAVE to make these pumpkin spice pancakes.  I promise you won’t regret it!  Breakfast for dinner, or breakfast for breakfast, they are the perfect fall treat.   They smell amazing, they taste even better, and they are good for…

Tropical Rice Pudding Parfait

Tropical Rice Pudding Parfait

This rice pudding parfait is like no other!  Both pudding recipes are great on their own, but combining them creates something absolutely fantastic.  The banana pairs perfectly with the black rice and offers natural sweetness, where the peach delightfully compliments the jasmine rice and vanilla…

Pumpkin Spice Parfait

Pumpkin Spice Parfait

What’s better than cuddling up in a cozy blanket with an autumn candle and pumpkin spiced granola parfait? In honor of the first day of fall, I created this delightful parfait that has an aroma as rich and earthy as it tastes. Layered with crunchy…

Healthy Savory Pancakes

Healthy Savory Pancakes

These vegetable packed pancakes started out as an experiment, but they actually turned out AMAZING – almost like fluffy veggie burgers!  Savory and full of flavor, try these quick and easy pancakes when you feel like something out of the ordinary.  With a little blender…

Pesto Gnocchi

Pesto Gnocchi

This pesto gnocchi proves very simple ingredients can be used to make a delicious dish! Not only is it very flavorful, but the gnocchi pasta is delicate and soft. Making gnocchi from scratch is a rewarding, hands on experience, but it definitely takes some effort. …

Peach and Berry Toast

Peach and Berry Toast

Getting creative with toast is a great way to switch up your morning routine.  Try this peach and berry toast for a easy, balanced, and satisfying breakfast!  

Super Smoothie Bowls

Super Smoothie Bowls

Smoothie bowls are one of my favorite breakfasts… they are just so quick, healthy, energizing, and, above all, delicious!  Here is a list of some of my favorite creations… Pretty Pink Protein Smoothie Bowl This pretty pink creation is one of my go-to bowls because…

Southwestern Power Wrap

Southwestern Power Wrap

This recipe is super versatile, and can be altered to fit your tastes and dietary needs.  However, it is extremely wholesome, quick, easy, delicious, and makes for an balanced, energy boosting meal no matter how you make it!  Here’s what I put in this wrap…

Baked Vegetable Spring Rolls

Baked Vegetable Spring Rolls

These savory vegetarian spring rolls are extremely delicious with lots of flavor! They are packed with protein from the edamame beans and tofu, healthy vegetables, spices, and Asian sauces to give it a lively tang. In addition, they contain significantly less oil than typical spring…

Easy Multigrain Bread

Easy Multigrain Bread

Baking bread may seem like a daunting task, but I promise most of the work involves waiting for the dough to rise!  Plus, it is totally worth it… this homemade bread recipe is so much tastier, healthier, and fresher than most breads you find on…

Vegan Power Blend

Vegan Power Blend

This dish is super quick and easy to assemble, and it makes for a delicious and healthy lunch. I love making this vegan blend with leftover brown rice and quinoa for a nutritious snack before practice because of its health benefits and energy boosting properties.…

Salads

Salads

This vegan salad is packed full of nutrient dense super foods and makes for a beautiful, balanced lunch! Greens (ex: spinach, kale, spring greens) Quinoa Edamame Walnuts Avocado slices Dried cranberries Blueberries Carrots Orange maple vinaigrette Pineapple balsamic salad… sweet and tangy! Greens Farrow Pineapple…

Holy Guacamole Toast

Holy Guacamole Toast

Avocado toast is definitely a new trend for a reason! Not only does it add some flavor to your breakfast or lunch, but it is packed full with healthy fats and nutrients. Avocados are rich with essential nutrients like potassium, fiber, vitamins, and so much…

Açaí Bowl

Açaí Bowl

I first discovered açaí bowls (English spelling acai pronounced ah-sah-EE) on a trip to California.  One bite in, and I was wondering why I had never experienced this “it tastes like dessert for breakfast but is actually good for you” vibe.  The mouthwatering flavor and…