Breakfast

{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…

{vegan coconut ice cream cups}

{vegan coconut ice cream cups}

Seriously? I can’t believe I didn’t start making these earlier! In preparation for an upcoming trip, my sister and I have been detoxing from refined sugar for the passed week. For a couple of chocoholics, this has been a challenging…

{peanut butter chocolate n-ice cream}

{peanut butter chocolate n-ice cream}

It’s made of bananas (nanas) and it’s a NICE creamy substitute to traditional ice cream…hence we have “n-ice cream”. The ingredients are inexpensive and simple, the techniques has been perfected, and the flavor is amazing! I’m obsessed with trying different…

{sundried tomato & kale egg muffins}

{sundried tomato & kale egg muffins}

The biggest complaint I hear from people who are trying to eat healthy is…”I just don’t have time for breakfast in the mornings!” That’s why I love these mini egg muffins. They are packed with nutrients and protein and  you…

{no bake carrot cake bars}

{no bake carrot cake bars}

I love the flavor of carrot cake but I hardly ever eat it. When it comes to dessert, my motto is “if it ain’t chocolate, it ain’t worth it”…so it’s always hard for me to justify eating a dessert that…

{banana nut bread energy bars}

{banana nut bread energy bars}

A hectic schedule is not something foreign to me…especially lately. I got a promotion at work a few months ago and have been blessed with an exciting schedule that definitely keeps me on my toes. I know many of my…

{apricot almond energy bars}

{apricot almond energy bars}

 I’m always on the look out for healthy snacks…especially if I can make them ahead of time so I’m set for a busy week ahead. With only 3 ingredients, these bars are super simple and much cheaper than store-bought bars…

{paleo pancakes}

{paleo pancakes}

I’m obsessed with breakfast! I can literally eat breakfast food for every meal for the rest of my life and be completely satisfied. Unfortunately, most of my favorite breakfast meals contain tons of carbs so I’m constantly on the lookout…

{brie & caramelized onion grilled cheese}

{brie & caramelized onion grilled cheese}

Melty, savory brie, with lightly sweetened, golden onions…it’s not healthy, it’s just a great idea!  As much as I’d love to take credit, this recipe was inspired by a delicious crepe I had at Crepes of Brittany, a quaint crepe…