Breakfast

{paleo banana bread}

{paleo banana bread}

This recipe is a result of several disappointing attempts at creating a grain-free banana bread that doesn’t taste like cardboard. My last experiment using coconut flour was an epic failure so I was a little hesitant to give it another…

{dark chocolate protein pancakes}

{dark chocolate protein pancakes}

Event though I love my weekday morning gym sessions, weekends are made for the great outdoors. There’s nothing I enjoy more than waking up early on a Saturday and going for a crisp jog to clear my body and mind…

{vegan flap jacks}

{vegan flap jacks}

It’s no secret, breakfast food is my absolute favorite thing to make, eat, and photograph. There’s nothing quite like Saturday morning light hitting your short stack of freshly made pancakes. Nothing as comforting as the sound of percolating coffee as…

{coconut macaroon pancakes}

{coconut macaroon pancakes}

I can’t help but have tiny obsession with coconuts. Aside from being incredibly delicious, coconuts are full of nutrients and they are such a versatile ingredient.  Coconut products have made healthy cooking so much easier and more satisfying. Coconut milk…

{NOLA Beignets and a feature in FeedFeed}

{NOLA Beignets and a feature in FeedFeed}

I promised myself not to blog until I completed my MCAT exam (scheduled for this Friday…yikes!) but when your favorite recipe curators {feed feed} inform you that you’ve been featured in their New Orleans inspired blog roll…you blog gosh darn…

{chocolate coconut protein bars}

{chocolate coconut protein bars}

Getting enough protein to build lean, strong muscle can be a challenge for anyone; it doesn’t have to be with this easy recipe! All you need is a few simple ingredients and a food processor to whip up wholesome protein…

{copycat Quest Bars}

{copycat Quest Bars}

I love a yummy on-the-go snack as much as the next gal but I also insist on eating whole, natural foods. Unfortunately, many protein bars on the market not only cost an arm and a leg but they are packed…

{3 ingredient banana pancakes}

{3 ingredient banana pancakes}

There’s nothing like a pending tropical vacation to get you motivated to drop some L-B’s.  With a trip to Hawaii only 3 weeks away, I really buckled down this past week and have been very happy with the results so…

{vegan mango lassi ice cream}

{vegan mango lassi ice cream}

I was first introduced to Mango Lassi a few years ago and it was love at first sip. My friend, Gayu, whipped up my first lassi using vanilla ice cream and frozen mango. The delicious smoothie was cool and refreshing,…

{beet the heat smoothie}

{beet the heat smoothie}

Just in time for the fourth of July, this red, white, and blueberry smoothie is delicious and filled with vitamins! Four simple ingredients make this a refreshing way to beat the July heat while staying fit and fabulous.  Simply blend:…

{no-bake carrot cake truffles}

{no-bake carrot cake truffles}

  #sepgoesveganish! As I get older…not that I’m old by any means ;-)…my motivation to eat well is shifting from looking good to being healthy. I don’t claim to be vegan by any means but I have been focusing my weekday…

{coconut cardamom muesli}

{coconut cardamom muesli}

A delicious and simple mix of oats, cereal, fruit, and nuts lightly toasted in coconut oil; homemade muesli is the perfect fuel for a busy day. The perfect blend of complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and protein to jump start your…

{paleo sweet potato hash browns}

{paleo sweet potato hash browns}

I don’t consider myself paleo by any means. I just love good, wholesome food. I don’t follow any diet and eat real food made from ingredients I can pronounce and 90% of my food is prepared by me. However, there…

{paleo zucchini fritters}

{paleo zucchini fritters}

For the passed few weeks I’ve been a part of an amazing fitness class, held by one of the talented PE teachers who instructs at the school I work for.  The commraderie, accountability, and team work has been super fun…