Roasting vegetables is so satisfying. It’s super easy to do and it changes the taste, texture, and look of the veggie to create a completely new version.
Sometimes I roast veggies without knowing what I’m going to do with them. In this case, I had a craving for cauliflower and bought a good looking bunch at the local market. After roasting them for 25 to 30 minutes, I scoured the refrigerator and pantry to see what else I had on hand. I ended up with this delightful spinach salad with carrots, dates, and pine nuts and a simple, homemade dressing.
So satisfying and so healthy.
Homemade granola with coconut, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds? What more could you need or want? Pair it with your favorite yogurts or smoothie bowls for a picture perfect breakfast.
This ginger chicken stir-fry recipe with brown rice is a perfect combination of fresh vegetables and protein and provides everything you need for a truly healthy and satisfying meal—not to mention it’s delicious!
I adore making desserts with my kids….it’s one of my favorite things to do. They of course have their favorites, and this one happens to be one for my 6-year-old son.
This Apple Peach Crumble is dairy-free and gluten-free, making it a guilt-free dessert that’s easy on the tummy. It’s also fun to make and done in less than 30 minutes (a must for keeping the kids involved and interested).
Watch the video below to see the easy how-to steps for making the Apple Peach Crumble.
There’s something very satisfying about making homemade granola. For starters, you know exactly what ingredients are going into the mixture, and you can make a big batch that can feed you and your family for days.
I often make the granola during the weekend in preparation for the coming week’s breakfasts. My favorite morning meal at the moment in a Dark Cherry Smoothie Bowl (recipe coming later this week) sprinkled with this Cherry Almond Granola. But the possibilities of breakfast combinations are endless.
In addition to breakfast, this granola makes for a great afternoon snack. My kids love enjoying it right after school… the flavor and crunch is always a hit.
I hope you enjoy this homemade granola…perhaps it’ll inspire you to create your very own favorite breakfast bowl combinations.
I get excited about breakfast. I get even more excited when I have a delicious and nutritious breakfast that is really fast simple to make like this Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl.
I usually add almond milk when I drink smoothies, but for a smoothie bowl, I leave out the almond milk and use yogurt so it’s thicker and easier to eat with a spoon. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Sports fan or not, the Superbowl is a classic time for friends and family to get together. Perhaps you’re cheering for a specific team or player…. Or if watching the game isn’t your thing, perhaps you’ll be watching for the hundreds of commercials debuting during the prime time spot. Either way, who doesn’t love an excuse for a gathering?
I love hosting and the prep before the party is a great way to spend some time in the kitchen with my family and create some fun meals and snacks for everyone to enjoy. For an occasion like this, I typically tap into my vault of favorite appetizers that always get rave reviews. If you’re hosting at your house, or taking a dish to a friends’, here are some simple, yet delicious, recipes that you can show off.
Enjoy the game!
These recipes can be found (along with 94 others) in “The Healthy You Diet: The 14-day Plan for Weight Loss with 100 Delicious Recipes for Clean Eating”
Sometimes the hardest part of preparing a lunch or dinner meal is figuring out what you’re in the mood for. When in doubt, my go-to is a quinoa bowl full of my favorite foods. In this case, I put together chickpeas, kidney beans, carrots, and celery. A simple combination that satisfies my craving for a healthy, filling lunch that keeps me happy all afternoon.
To top it off, I put together an easy dressing with ingredients I had on hand. I love balsamic vinegar and with a dash of salt, pepper and oregano, I was able to add just the right amount of flavor.
To me, a warm, hearty stew screams “winter.” As soon as the weather turns chilly, I am pulling out my soup, stew and chili recipes and creating new ones with the season’s best produce. For stews, I love going to the farmer’s market for fresh, local vegetables to combine in one healthy dish.
This White Chicken Stew is a favorite. It is hearty, yet healthy, and full of lean protein. The vegetables along with the beans and chicken create an amazing balance of taste and texture. The meal will leave you and the family feeling warm, happy and satisfied. It’s also easy to make extra servings for delicious (and easy) leftovers.
I love oatmeal for breakfast. It offers a healthy, yet filling, option to kick-off the day. Oats are packed with protein, calcium, and iron, and can provide the perfect jump-start. You can create infinite combinations by simply adding your favorite fruits, nuts, and natural sweeteners. This Cinnamon Apple Pecan Oatmeal is a favorite of mine. It’s easy, delicious, and oh-so-good for you.
If you struggle to enjoy oatmeal, this recipe will surely change your mind.