The summer is coming and so is the heat! Staying hydrated helps you function at your best and keeps you on the regular. 🙂 Also, hydration helps you know the difference between thirst and hunger, making it easier to “smarter” and wiser eating choices. Juicing is a proven and delicious way to stay hydrated! As part
Today’s meal prep was inspired by an experience I had when traveling in Israel. This chef made an amazing farm-to-table spread for us and included these stone oven roasted/charred sweet potatoes, topped with slow cooked lentils, tahini and some feta. Delicious! Got me thinking that it would be an incredible meal prep recipe, particularly a
Tonight’s dinner was inspired by my recent trip to Colombia. After spending a few days in Cali, I headed to San Andres Island where I had the most flavorful rice I’ve ever tasted – arroz con coco! It’s both sweet and savory. In some dishes, coconut rice is so sweet it’s like a dessert, and in
It’s no secret that one of my favorite foods is sweet potato. It’s up there with rice and bread for me – I just have to have it (in some way) in my diet. On a recent flight from Nigeria to the States, I was served a creamy rice dish that got me craving risotto…
If you’ve never had homemade Spanish rice before, then you need to add it to your list of things to try right away. You need this kind of food in your life. Growing up in Texas, I’ve met a lot of people who have decadent family recipes for Spanish rice and their version is always
One of my favorite recipes to start the day and get your house smelling pretty darn good. I know it’s a simple recipe but I always feel accomplished when I make something just as good a store-bought versions. And you will too! Feel free to make this your own and use your favorite raw nuts and/or seeds
Ditch the store-bought stuff and make your own delicious salsa that you can easily customize for your tastes and preferences. I use salsa for nearly EVERYTHING! Salads, eggs, protein, grilled vegetables, etc. Essentially anything that needs an extra kick, gets a serving of my fresh homemade salsa. It’s a great lower-calorie alternative to give your
When you think you may miss eating your daily serving(s) of fresh fruits and vegetables, grab a smoothie to save the day! Below are 7 that I enjoy… Quick note: when I reference coconut milk and almond milk, I mean the UNSWEETENED, lower calorie non-dairy milk you can purchase in a carton or jug. The calories should be
Whether you’re binge watching your favorite Internet shows or preparing appetizers for a dinner party, these cauliflower pizza bites are a sure winner. I came up with the recipe while thinking about two of my favorite foods – pizza and potato chips. I wanted to create pizza “chips.” After trying out different combinations of seasonings for
Without a doubt, this is my favorite post-workout treat because the carbs help replenish the glycogen stores from training and tearing down the muscles, but in a MUCH more delicious way. The maple syrup is sugar-free, but if you can handle it and prefer it, you can use real maple syrup or honey, careful not to
Here’s a quick recipe for all of my peeps following a lower carb or ketogenic diet. It’s packed with tons of flavor and the green beans are fibrous and hearty enough to leave you feeling satisfied with a small amount (so you can watch that carbohydrate limit).
If you’re grilling out this summer or just looking for a side dish for your weekly meal prep, try this “lighter” taste of the South! This Sweet Potato Salad will have your guests going for seconds while also feeding your body (and hard earned muscles) in a much more nutritious way than the traditional version. To
Whether you’re on a tight budget or only have a few things in your pantry and don’t feel like running to the grocery, these four easy recipes prove that you can do a lot with a little! These recipes only require four main ingredients; and to make it even easier, I tried to use seasonings and sauces you likely
It’s no secret that I love sweet potato almost as much as I love avocado. A few weeks back I visited a cafe in Dallas, TX where they served sweet potato tots. They were delicious and got me thinking that I should create my own calorie-friendly version. These were my first attempt and they came out
I may be a little biased, but I think Texas has the best Mexican (next to Mexico of course). There’s nothing like driving up to a taco stand on any given day and ordering some of the most mouth-watering tacos “you never knew you were missing in life.” And right next to nearly every taco
So, when I decided to the 5-day vegan challenge, as if that wasn’t enough (lol), I also decided to get my feet wet and try some vegan baking. I’ll admit I’m not the best baker (even with animal products) yet I experiment a lot and share very little. But this recipe came out pretty dope so I’m sharing
This is an amazing side dish – or appetizer – that I created for my 5-day vegan challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed this and cannot wait to incubate a few more recipes with this flavor combination. It’s good as is but I can definitely see how you can easily incorporate this into other dishes to boost flavor.
My 5-day vegan challenge would be incomplete without some sort of flex bowl, so here it is with tempeh and roasted vegetables. The best part of flex bowl is the ability to make them your own by filling them with your favorite vegetables, and other ingredients like healthy fats, in order to meet your macronutrient needs.
Here’s a simple recipe that I put together for my 5-Day Vegan challenge. I fired up my slow-cooker and tossed in some portobello to make a vegan version of one of my favorite meals growing up, pot roast. It’s what I looked forward to nearly every Sunday for dinner. So, I took some inspiration from my
I love stir-fry. If you’re like me, I wouldn’t mind having some variation of stir-fry on a weekly basis. It’s a great way toadd variety to your diet and “experiment” with different vegetable combinations. This is a great a side dish or main dish, just pair it with brown Basmati rice or quinoa for a more filling, hearty option.
We’ve all been there – you’re at work or school and you’re hungry so you go to reheat your meal only to find out there is no microwave. Or your job requires you to be on the road all day and you don’t have access to a microwave. It’s a frustrating feeling! But I have good