Lets be honest here. Watching the SuperBowl isn’t really my thing. In fact I don’t even know who’s playing. But here’s what I do happen to know about the SuperBowl: Commercials are a hit, fried finger foods make the game, and the first Sunday of every February is when it takes place….
Creamy, not fishy, and mayo-free? Yes please. I’m writing this as I dig into this healthy tuna salad over brown rice crackers and an avocado salad. Side note: This might just be the perfect pairing. Anyway, I’m a big fan of tuna for lunch, especially when it doesn’t have mayo. Why tuna? It’s healthy, it’s easy, and it’s a versatile way to get your protein in. You can put it over this Garlicky Kale Salad, a sweet potato, this Refreshing Israeli Salad, and even steamed veggies. You name it….
PB & J. Omg, does this one bring back memories or what? I can literally remember opening up my lunch box in grade school to find nothing other than the classic Smuckers Grape Jelly and Skippy Peanut Butter duo on whole wheat bread calling my name. Although I grew up on the healthier side, there were always a few things around the house that we had no substitutions for, jelly being one of them. Little did we know the insane amount of sugar inside. I mean you would think jelly was just grapes and maybe a touch of sugar, but not a blend of high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, aaaaand more sugar. No wonder we liked it so much!…
It’s cold outside, really really cold. And on winter days like these a salad definitely won’t do the trick. Although there is a time and place for the beloved kale salad, mid-January is not one of them. Today I want to share this clean tomato and veggie stew with you that is not only easy to make, but it’s also open to your own interpretation using almost any veggies you have on hand. If your creative side is feeling lazy today, then take this recipe ingredient for ingredient to achieve my personal favorite results….
I remember someone once told me that every girl he ever dated ended up cooking him salmon. Well, why is that? Probably because salmon is that one food you can get away with making despite never cooking a meal in your life. And it’ll still come out really. freakin’. good. Now I’m not saying these girls never cooked before, but what I am saying is that this dish will blow your mind, your boyfriend’s mind, and everyone else’s mind in between. If you’re into fish, you like tasty food, and you are ready to make a killer dish, then don’t think twice about whipping this salmon recipe up….
For the longest time I’ve wanted to make my own falafel. I always see delicious photos on Instagram, but have never had the chance to recreate it on my own. Being in Miami this week and feeling the need to channel my Middle Eastern roots, I decided to take the dive and go for it. But first, the big question at hand. Baked or fried? I wasn’t just going to make a typical falafel because that wouldn’t be so whole after all. Instead I swapped fried for baked and used fresh herbs and spices to bulk it up. The result? A super crispy outer shell and mouthwatering filling. YES! This one is great for vegetarians, vegans, and even avid meat-eaters (ahem, men!)….
You know the drill: New year, new goals, and a ton of motivation. You’re probably setting out to drop those chocolatey holiday pounds and tone up, but by you might notice that by week three your fire lightly starts to fade away and you’re back to the drawing board. Lucky you, I won’t let that happen to you this time around. This New Year’s Resolution Bowl is going to do just the trick to keep you and your goals in check throughout the entire year….
This might seem like a no-brainer, but to make boiled eggs with the perfect balance of creamy and tenderness it takes a bit of practice. And intuition. I’ve been having eggs for breakfast almost everyday for the past 6 months, so I think it’s safe to say that I’ve found the sweet spot for boiling the perfect eggs. And now I want to share it with you! If you’re not a fan of hard boiled eggs, then you have to try these Sunday Sunny Side Up Eggs.
When breakfast is done right it can go from being the most boring, or even nonexistent, meal to the best reason to wake up in the morning. Ever since I can remember I’ve always been excited for breakfast. When I was younger breakfast meant a big bowl of Cocoa Puffs with rice milk (yes, even then I was a mini health nut), and as I got older I shifted towards more whole choices. Now, breakfast typically consists of a fruit or two, a protein, and a carbohydrate or fat. Through experimentation I’ve found that the more balanced the breakfast, the longer I can make it to lunch, the better I feel, and the more energy I have.
Before we dive in, I give you full permission to indulge in this banana bread turned triple chocolate banana bread before you embark on your New Year’s resolution. Why not end 2014 with a bang, right? This is the cake that you’re going bring to your family’s house for the holidays, bake to impress your boyfriend, and/or make all for yourself before you start your kale and quinoa diet come January 1st. This is the cake. I wrote this blog up like ten times before and it got deleted all ten times, so I’m gonna make this one quick for ya….