Easy Snacks for Healthy Eating

Questions I’m asked about often-what healthy snacks can I eat? I laid out several below and why they’re great options! Just as important as meals can be for meal prepping, are snacks. If you are a snacker, having nutritious preportioned snacks are going to be a bigger deal for you than for others-make sure youContinue reading “Easy Snacks for Healthy Eating”

Cooking With Cast Iron: the Benefits

You may have noticed that I often recommend sauteing or cooking items in a cast iron skillet. My favorite brand is Lodge (a brand many chefs use). Find their 3 piece set here, or check out the basic skillet here. But why cook with a cast iron skillet? Health benefits of cooking with cast iron:1)Continue reading “Cooking With Cast Iron: the Benefits”

Easy Bone Broth Recipe

In a stock pot (my favorite is this Lodge Cast Iron Stock Pot) add in water, the carcass of a chicken- or bones from chicken drummies or wings, and veggie scraps. Veggie scraps are a good addition because they add extra flavor and bring even more nutrients to the broth. Make sure water covers entiretyContinue reading “Easy Bone Broth Recipe”

What’s in YOUR fridge?

What’s in your fridge?? Here’s what’s in mine: Every time I go to the grocery store, I try to make sure my cart is a majority vegetables, fruits, meat and eggs.I minimize dairy, refined sugar, refined grains and alcohol and have been gluten free for about 5 years. I also do food prep and mealContinue reading “What’s in YOUR fridge?”

Bacon Wrapped Dates

This weekend we were heading over to my boyfriend’s parent’s house and I wanted to bring something over to contribute to the group- so I brought these lovely things. Bacon wrapped dates are a trend I’ve tried in restaurants before but had never made myself. Well this weekend I finally put together a recipe andContinue reading “Bacon Wrapped Dates”

Mediterranean Cucumber Salsa

If you love a good savory dish, you need to check out this Mediterranean-inspired cucumber salsa. It pairs great with lemon pepper chicken or I just eat it as a snack! Either way, it’s bound to be one of your new favorites. The flavors mix together perfectly and the blend of veggies make it niceContinue reading “Mediterranean Cucumber Salsa”

Pan-Seared Bacon Brussel Sprouts

I’m a sucker for a good vegetable side dish. Brussel sprouts are a great choice because they’re low in calories but high in many nutrients including fiber, vitamin K and vitamin C. Brussel sprouts also take on the flavor of whatever you cook them with making them the ideal veggie choice for this dish’s flavor combination. Step 1Continue reading “Pan-Seared Bacon Brussel Sprouts”

Easy 4 Ingredient Pancakes

These pancakes are easy to make and a fast family favorite. I learned a basic recipe from my nutrition professor in grad school and was quickly hooked. While I’ve made some enhancements to improve the consistency, these babies are still super simple and have great flavor. The pancakes themselves are gluten free, dairy free, andContinue reading “Easy 4 Ingredient Pancakes”

3 Hipster Food Swaps You Need to Know how to Make

(1) Spaghetti squash: – wash outside of squash and pat down with paper towel so it is not slippery -cut in half lengthwise (stem to end) -remove seeds -drizzle with olive oil and ensure entire squash surface is covered -place face down on a parchment-lined pan -Bake 45 minutes to an hour at 400 degreesContinue reading “3 Hipster Food Swaps You Need to Know how to Make”

Pasta salad

An easy, healthy weekday side dish. This pasta salad is packed with veggies and pairs well with a sandwich and a pickle or a chicken breast and is meant to be served cold. 1 c diced carrots1 c diced celery1 c halved cherry tomatoes1 c broccoli1 c cucumbers, quartered1/2 box of cooked pasta, drained andContinue reading “Pasta salad”