Gluten Free

{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…

{perfect banana ice cream}

{perfect banana ice cream}

It’s no secret that I love my banana ice cream.  It’s a delicious, nutritious way to satisfy my sweet tooth without spending a lot of time and money on ingredients.  I’ve been known to walk out of the grocery story…

{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,…

{coconut bacon}

{coconut bacon}

Coconut. Bacon. Need I say more?! I was intrigued when I first heard about this amazing concoction and started scouring the internet for places to purchase it. To my surprise, I found a ton of recipes that seemed very easy…

{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:…

{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…

{cauliflower pesto breadsticks}

{cauliflower pesto breadsticks}

The infamous “cauliflower crust pizza” gets a little make over with this breadstick recipe. I added some great flavor to the cauliflower simply by adding some pesto. It was so easy and delicious…and pretty unique. If you’re looking for ways…

{vegan chocolate truffles}

{vegan chocolate truffles}

My biggest dietary weakness is definitely chocolate! Even though tons of articles and doctors are advertising the health benefits of cocoa, the reality is that chocolate does contain refined sugar. As we all know, refined sugar not only threatens your…

{roasted asian chicken}

{roasted asian chicken}

Here’s a delicious chicken recipe that you don’t need to babysit. I love being able to throw something together and let the oven do most of the work. This is precisely one of those recipes. Just whisk all the marinade…

{paleo sundae}

{paleo sundae}

What’s the recommended daily dose of bananas based on the American Dietetic Association? Whatever that number is, I’m sure I exceed it by about 10 everyday! I can’t help myself, I just love bananas…not only the taste but also how…