Admit it. Holiday season has you running around like a crazy. You’re trying to close out the year, make everyone on your gift list happy, and, of course, stay sane while you’re at it. Whoever says there’s no such thing as holiday madness is sadly mistaken, and unfortunately healthy eating gets put on the back burner in times like this. Luckily, I’m here with a solution and you’re here reading this post….
This post has been sponsored by Kyowa Hakko, opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Between the start of the holidays, dietetic internship jitters, and the day-t0-day of life as a blogger, I’m surprised I even had time to share this Brain-Boosting Spinach Chickpea Salad with you. Believe it or not, this blog work requires a lot of focus. I mean, it is a real job after all! Just within the last week I’ve been on four planes and three film sets, not to mention working on recipe after recipe. Luckily, I made it through and came out on the other side with this brain-healthy salad recipe! Definitely worth it.
Disclaimer: My No Bake Gingerbread Protein Truffles may cause your home to smell like a fragrant combination of fresh-baked pumpkin pie and a sweet blend of cloves and cinnamon with a hint of amber.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, comes the sneaky temptations that make their way into every holiday affair. Between the hors d’oeuvres, saucy side dishes, and larger than usual portions, it can feel almost impossible to stick to any sort of eating regimen. My personal trick is to save where you can because chances are if you set too many restrictions on yourself before going into the meal, you’ll throw all of your rules away before the turkey is even sliced.
This Vegan Sunday French Toast is the breakfast (or brunch!) of your dreams. It’s really the easiest thing to make and is dairy free, egg free, and extra impressive. I tried to make this recipe as streamlined as possible. There are only four steps and all are fool-proof. 🙂
Things that all Sundays should consist of:
Breakfast in bed
Sunlight peaking in through the curtains
& this healthy Vegan French Toast, of course!
I’ve been extremely caught up in the Instagram land of cardboard GG crackers, tuna tartare, and fiber-filled snacks these days. It’s hard not to get sucked in when one Instagram Story after the next is another high fiber, high protein, low carb diet follower. I actually happen to believe it’s more than a craze and a pretty sustainable way of eating, especially if you’re a city girl with every one of these options at your fingertips. It’s somehow normal to go to a restaurant and order rice made out of cauliflower and noodles made out of zucchini. It’s also somehow normal to board a plane with a packet of GG crackers and smoked salmon in hand.
Ah, 2017 and the age of millennials. Nothing is good enough for us.
If you’re looking for the perfect dessert to serve guests, look no further. One of my favorite (and stunning!) healthy dessert recipes is this clean version of Dark Chocolate Glazed Marzipan Cookies. Marzipan is generally not the healthiest, especially if you’re trying to avoid high sugar and high fat sweets. I swapped the sugar for coconut sugar and in place of almonds, I used a combination of almond milk and almond flour. The result is just as good, if not better, and I even dipped them in dark chocolate and almond sprinkles!
Fiber has always been one of the magic nutrients that help with weight loss and revving up the metabolism. It keeps us full with less calories, longer. Lately I’ve been on a big fiber kick myself and have completely changed my eating habits. It’s one of those things that I always knew about, but didn’t quite put into action enough. Fiber and protein are two of the most powerful, and strategic, nutrients everyone should be consuming for overall health and weight loss. …
The past year has been a whirlwind of changes and inconsistency. I traveled far more than I ever expected, moved a total of three times, and struggled to find a balance between being on the go and staying still. Months would go by without stepping foot into a grocery store and no two days were the same when it came to food. I can’t say this was the most settling thing because, by nature, I am a creature of structure….
It has admittedly been a while since I’ve dedicated time to writing a recipe blog post; which is, admittedly, strange to me because I love food, I love writing, and I love recipe developing. Here goes.
For some reason, pre-donut pan, I thought that making donuts was only a thing professional bakers do. Donuts?!?!?! How on earth do you get the perfect shape, and the perfect softness with a hint of crisp? It all seemed way too out there for me.
My Mama doesn’t mess around when it comes to sweets, hence Mama’s Superfood Brownie Bites. I grew up in a relatively healthy household where nothing was off limits, which always allowed for freedom with food and the natural inclination towards healthier foods. Every day I’d come home from school beyond excited to dig into a big, juicy bowl of fresh fruit, even though there’d be every sweet, chip, and dip in the pantry (this is what happens when you grow up with brothers)….