{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…

{broccoli pesto soup}

{broccoli pesto soup}

Inspiration for my recipes usually comes from cook books, restaurants, and seasons. Sometimes inspiration  hits simply because I happen to have a certain ingredient on hand and I start to feel adventurous.  During a routine freezer clean out, I noticed…

{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…

{mint chip ice cream}

{mint chip ice cream}

I whipped up a healthy “mint chip ice cream” in honor of St. Patrick’s day. The secret ingredient is green, has tons of nutrients, and….it’s a vegetable! Don’t let the spinach stop you from trying this simple and delicious treat….

{leprechaun truffles}

{leprechaun truffles}

I’m always trying to sneak raw greens in my diet and I’m using St. Patrick’s day as an excuse to whip up a dessert using…SPINACH! I know, I know…it looks and sounds kinda weird, but these truffles are delicious. Spinach…

{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…

{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…

{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…

{broccoli cheddar grilled cheese}

{broccoli cheddar grilled cheese}

Ohhhh myyyy gooodnessss…I’m getting hungry just writing this blog post! Everyone know broccoli and cheddar are a stellar combination, but slapping them between two slices of buttered sourdough bread and grilling it up is just insane!  Broccoli is one of…

{paleo peanut butter bon-bons}

{paleo peanut butter bon-bons}

Here’s a super fast dessert recipe that won’t ruin your physique. Since I’ve discovered banana “ice cream”, I’ve been experimenting with different ways to enjoy this delicious creation. My favorite thing about this dessert is the chocolate! The banana ice…

{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…