Oatmeal bakes are my new favorite way to meal prep breakfast. It is the perfect breakfast to have prepared ahead of time for busy mornings. The best part about this recipe is that it’s super easy to make. To make this banana peanut butter oatmeal bake, just mix the ingredients, allow it to bake in the oven, and that’s it! This recipe makes six servings of baked oatmeal and makes a great healthy breakfast.Continue reading “Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bake”
It’s about that time of year for Girl Scout Cookies. I love Girl Scout Cookies and my all time favorite flavor is samoa. I love the coconut/caramel/chocolate flavor combo and the cookie layer adds the perfect amount of crunch. Clearly, I love samoas. However, instead of buying girl scout cookies this year, I decided to make my own version of healthier samoa cookies.Continue reading “Healthier Samoa Cookies”
I’ve been loving making these chocolate chia puddings lately! They make the perfect healthy dessert and are packed with nutrients. This healthy dessert can be made in about 35 minutes and requires just six simple ingredients. This recipe is both gluten free and dairy free.Continue reading “Chocolate Chia Puddings”
This is the appetizer you need on Superbowl Sunday- Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip! This recipe is a healthier version of regular buffalo chicken dip. It uses plain greek yogurt instead of any kind of cheese. This recipe is just made with four simple ingredients and requires no baking! I also used healthier brands of hot sauce and ranch dressing in this recipe. Check the ‘What You’ll Need’ section for more details.Continue reading “Greek Yogurt Buffalo Chicken Dip”
We have probably all at some point in our lives been on a diet. Weight loss is a very popular topic in United States culture, particularly after the holidays once the new year starts. It is estimated that 45 million Americans go on a diet every year (Drillinger). The US diet industry is worth about $72 billion dollars and companies spend billions of dollars annually promoting their products (AP News). However, do diets really work for weight loss? While dieting may work for short term weight loss, most diets are largely unsustainable. As a result, the dieter commonly gains the weight back and sometimes even gains more weight. For those looking to lose weight, making sustainable, healthy changes are best in order to achieve weight loss that is sustainable. This post will discuss different popular diets that are commonly used for the purpose of weight loss and why sustainable, healthy eating behaviors are best for sustainable weight loss.Continue reading “Do Diets Work for Weight Loss?”
It’s Sunday, are you meal prepping today?
There are different types of meal prepping. Some people make a few large meals and portion them out into containers to eat for lunch and dinner throughout the week. Others prepare and chop veggies and other foods to make it easy to throw meals together throughout the week. Some people just get their grocery shopping done for the week, or even just for the next few days. There is no right or wrong way to meal prep! The best kind of meal prep is the type that works for you. And if meal prepping isn’t your thing, that’s okay too. I personally like to meal prep healthy breakfast and snacks.Continue reading “Meal Prep Healthy Breakfast and Snacks”
It’s Football Sunday! If you’re looking for healthy football recipes, look no further! Maybe you’re looking for healthy football snacks to enjoy on Football Sunday or maybe you’re looking ahead for recipes to make for the Super Bowl. Either way, I have four party snack recipes that are rich in veggies and all gluten free. All of these recipes make the perfect snacks for your next game day eats.Continue reading “Healthy Football Recipes”
The holidays are right around the corner. This Food & Wellness Holiday Gift Guide is great for a friend or family member who is a health & wellness enthusiast. It’s also a great time to stock up on a new kitchen gadget or other food & wellness products that you may be able to find on sale during the holiday time.
My Food & Wellness Holiday Gift Guide includes some of my favorite kitchen gadgets as well as some more sustainable and nontoxic products. This list includes a variety of items, both big and small. It also covers a wide price range and gift items are listed from least expensive to most expensive.
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Just because Halloween is over, doesn’t mean I’ve stopped making healthier Halloween treats. These Chickpea Crunch bars are my new jam. They are super easy to make and the taste reminds me so much of classic ‘Crunch’ candy bars. You only need 5 ingredients to make this recipe and the ingredients I used are gluten free and dairy free. I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips, which are gluten free and dairy free, but you can use any chocolate that you like. My favorite “healthier” chocolate brands are Enjoy Life, Hu Kitchen, and Lilys Chocolate. Lilys chocolate is sweetened with stevia so it doesn’t taste as sweet. I wanted this recipe to taste sweet so I used Enjoy Life because it is sweetened with cane sugar. Hu Kitchen makes really great paleo chocolate. Check my Discounts Tab for 15% off Hu Kitchen chocolate.Continue reading “Chickpea Crunch Bars”
I just got a mandolin slicer and love it. It slices vegetables super thin, which is ideal for making chips. Lately, I’ve been making beet chips and sweet potato chips in my air fryer and they come out so good every time! I love making Sweet Potato Nachos and my new mandolin slicer was the perfect excuse to make them. This recipe is a great healthy alternative to nachos. These nachos make the perfect Football Sunday snack or party snack.Continue reading “Sweet Potato Nachos”