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Peach and Berry Baked Oatmeal

Peach and Berry Baked Oatmeal

Summery goodness meets balanced breakfast in this delightful recipe. It’s full of juicy peaches and berries, textured with oats and nuts, and flavored with a cozy combination of cinnamon and vanilla. The recipe makes about 6 servings, so it’s perfect for sharing or saving leftovers. 

Superfood Salad Inspiration

Superfood Salad Inspiration

Salads often get associated with being boring and leafy, but this post is here to change that! In my life, salads have tons of toppings and look like an edible rainbow. It’s just such an easy way to create a balanced and flavorful meal!   

Vegan Huevos Rancheros

Vegan Huevos Rancheros

Feeling like something new for dinner, my sister and I worked together to create this dish. We’re definitely calling it a huge success! A flavorful, satisfying recipe with a Mexican flare, these vegan huevos rancheros are definitely worth a try. They’re full of texture and 

Toast 3 Ways

Toast 3 Ways

In this post, you’ll find three of my favorite go-to, can’t-get-much-easier-than-this meals. Yes, TOASTS! But not just any toasts… the kind that are loaded with nutrients and exploding with flavor… a sweet nut-butter based one, a protein packed hummus toast, and of course, avocado toast. 

How to Make Chia Seed Pudding

How to Make Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding is one of my favorite snacks. It’s easy, it’s healthy, and it’s delicious. So, when I was offered the chance to be featured in a Florida Gators Gymnastics social media video, my mind quickly jumped to a chia seed pudding demonstration! I 

Hawaiian Poke Bowl

Hawaiian Poke Bowl

As I’m sure you can relate, being stuck at home becomes monotonous fast. My sister and I came up with an idea to keep things interesting during the COVID19 pandemic: take our family on a culinary trip around the world! We “traveled” around to exotic 

Mediterranean Couscous

Mediterranean Couscous

My family used Hello Fresh for about a year, and this Mediterranean couscous recipe was a unanimous favorite. That’s saying quite a bit, because we all have extremely different tastes! Now, it’s made it’s way into my regular dinner schedule. Although it’s not a completely 

Vegetable Chili

Vegetable Chili

For every lazy day, busy day, chilly day, and any day in between, this chili is perfect. My (mostly plant-based) family even made it for Thanksgiving! Nutritious and flavorful, it’s easier than easy to make. Simply let it simmer while the veggies get tender and 

Healthy Hot Cocoa

Healthy Hot Cocoa

Thinking of hot cocoa brings back such fond memories.  My sister and I had quite a tradition of running inside to make hot chocolate once our fingers nearly turned to icicles and we were finally finished playing outside in the snow.  We would recklessly stomp 

Farro Bowl with Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Farro Bowl with Sweet Potatoes and Kale

In this grain bowl, a tasty and exotic blend of fruits and vegetables is served over a nutritious base of farro, sweet potatoes, and kale.  The flavor complexity and multitude of texture bring a wow factor to the dish.  It’s filled with healthy carbohydrates to 

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 

Sweet Chi Curry

Sweet Chi Curry

On top of the regulating health benefits of SWEET CHI by aha Pure Foods, this curry is a balanced meal in itself!  It has plenty of whole grains, healthy carbohydrates, fiber, and plant-based protein to make for a satisfying and nutritious meal. The chickpeas and 

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 

Plant-Based Peach and Berry Toast

Plant-Based Peach and Berry Toast

This toast is totally loaded and absolutely delicious.  The recipe starts with a simple piece of bread, but you’ll end up with a peachy, nutty, cinnamon-y, and naturally sweet breakfast feast.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!  Chia seeds, granola, and berries make 

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.  

Oatmeal 3 Ways

Oatmeal 3 Ways

Yes, I’m the type of person who eats oatmeal most mornings, and I love it for several reasons.  Its cozy, it’s satisfying, and it’s delicious.  However, eating the same old bowl of oats everyday can get pretty boring and redundant, but creating variety through toppings 

Sweet Curry Roasted Chickpeas

Sweet Curry Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are one of my favorite snacks because they are just so healthy and delicious!  With an abundance of spices to choose from, you can flavor them however you would like.  This particular version is inspired by Indian food, but has a cinnamon kick.  

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 

Green Smoothie Bowl

Green Smoothie Bowl

Ahhh – the green smoothie.  The first time I saw my health focused coach drinking one several years back, I was appalled.  Why would someone want to drink something green?  I thought green was for vegetables, not a smoothie. When I finally tried one, much 

Berry Smoothie Bowl

Berry Smoothie Bowl

I’m not sure I have met a smoothie bowl I don’t like, but this one is definitely my favorite.  I eat this after almost every hard workout for recovery, and I never seem to get tired of it.  There is something about berries and banana that 

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 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites

Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites

Are healthy peanut butter cups a thing?  Probably not, but these energy balls come really close.  I mean, memories of Reese’s instantly popped in my mind when I tried the first bite. With only 5 simple ingredients, they come together in a flash.  It’s almost 

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 

Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites

Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites

One of my favorite things about energy bites is how many flavors you can create… and these coconut chocolate ones certainly do not disappoint.  Thanks to the dates and cocoa powder, they are a healthy snack that tastes like dessert! With only a few ingredients, 

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 

Cranberry Almond Energy Bites

Cranberry Almond Energy Bites

“Be the energy that you want to attract” I came across this quote the other day.  Although it may seem commonplace, it is oh-so true.  Plus, it relates to these cranberry almond energy bites! Energy is contagious, both positive and negative.  How many times have 

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.   

Fireproof Hummus

Fireproof Hummus

This post spotlights Aha Pure Foods, a local soup company whose values really resonate with me.  Their mission to bring plant-based, organic ingredients with powerful medicinal properties into peoples’ diets is inspiring, and they have four delightful soup blends.  I can say first hand they 

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, 

Toasted Coconut Cookies

Toasted Coconut Cookies

I really don’t think these toasted coconut cookies could be much simpler! With only a few wholesome ingredients in the base, dates, shredded coconut, vanilla and a sprinkle of salt, the flavor is pure and delicious. All it takes is a couple pulses in the food 

Winter Citrus Salad

Winter Citrus Salad

I promise you one thing: this is not just another boring salad.  It has some pizzazz!  With an abundance of flavor and texture, this dish just made its way to the “I ate it three days in a row club.”  Yes, that is partly because 

Easy Homemade Granola

Easy Homemade Granola

I’m sure a lot of people would agree that granola is a total pantry staple.  It certainly is for me!  As one of my favorite toppings on oatmeal, chia seed pudding, and Greek yogurt parfaits, it is rare I go a day without eating some 

Lion’s Mane Risotto

Lion’s Mane Risotto

This dish pairs all the goodness and flavor of aha Pure Food’s LION’S MANE soup with a hearty texture from cauliflower rice.  The best part, however, is the simplicity.  It requires only two ingredients, LION’S MANE and cauliflower, and takes less than 10 minutes to 

Berry Crisp

Berry Crisp

Each morning, I begin by writing down three core intentions for the day and three things to be thankful for.  Today, my gratitude list included frozen produce.  Although it is something we do not often think about, freezer technology allows us to enjoy food at 

Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

In the mood for a crunchy snack?  These roasted chickpeas are sure to hit the spot.  Inspired by multiple cuisines, the flavorful spice blend lies between sweet and savory.  With cinnamon, chile powder, paprika, nutmeg, ginger, and a drizzle of maple syrup, this recipe will 

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 

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 

Apple Pie Energy Balls

Apple Pie Energy Balls

These apple pie energy balls are great for a sweet pick me up, and they are super good for you!  Healthy and delicious, this recipe comes together in just five minutes.  A total win-win-win if you ask me!  Simply combine all of the wholesome ingredients in 

Edamame Hummus

Edamame Hummus

My kitchen gadget inventory grew recently when I picked up a mini food processor, and I could not wait to use it!  The next day, while getting distracted at the grocery store (like I often do), I found myself looking at the different types of 

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 

Vegan Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Vegan Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding

This is another wonderful fall treat that will warm your heart and your taste buds.  It is naturally sweet with the maple syrup and apples, hearty thanks to the brown rice, and has a lovely cinnamon spice twist.  

Healthy Pumpkin Soup

Healthy Pumpkin Soup

All the fall flavors come together in this warming recipe.  Complete with pumpkin, sweet potatoes, apples and a festive spice blend, you’ll want to snuggle up with this healthy soup every day. To make this nourishing bowl of goodness, start by dicing the sweet potatoes, 

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 

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Although these cookies are both vegan and gluten-free, you certainly don’t need to have a special diet to enjoy them.  Chewy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, and chocolaty all over, they are absolutely scrumptious!  Plus, they are better for you than your typical 

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.