There was a time in my life when I literally ate muffins ALL THE TIME. No joke. Freshman year of college was a muffin bonanza for me because the muffins they had at college were, dare I say, the bomb. Not the healthiest obsession, but hey, I didn’t care at the time. Muffins speak to all your emotions. When you’re sad, they comfort you. When you’re happy, they rejoice with you. When you’re hungry, they mask that hunger with their muffiny goodness.
Brussels sprouts are the perfect side dish. Their subtle yet delectable taste compliments almost any dish while providing numerous vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese, and potassium. They’re also higher in protein than other green vegetables, boasting 3 grams per cup.
If you’re a morning exerciser, you already know that your morning workout can jump-start your energy for the day. However, sometimes that energy boost can leave you feeling slightly lethargic mid-morning. On top of that, muscle soreness tends to creep in later in the afternoon which can be a big struggle bus. Is there something we can consume post workout that can help boost energy and combat that afternoon soreness?
Sometimes breakfast can seem a bit mundane. We all have our favorite go-to breakfast foods that we reach for on busy mornings, but sometimes it’s fun to change things up a bit! You don’t have to go all out to create amazing dishes; sometimes all it takes is a few flavoring tweaks! Today I’m taking your sweet potatoes from drab to fab!
Everyone loves a good taco salad – the refreshing greens, tasty taco seasoning, and delicious vegetables bring back nostalgic memories from family dinners and get-togethers with friends. What makes taco salads so fun are the endless toppings and combinations that provide you with a refreshing yet satisfying meal.
What’s my morning routine like? I’m actually one of those rare people that wakes up way earlier than is necessary and just putzes around my apartment. That doesn’t mean I’m productive, though! I just hate being rushed. My morning workout sometimes hits the wayside, but breakfast is one of the things I never go without!
Alright guys, I’m so proud of this recipe because it turned out beautifully the first time I made it which, let’s be honest, NEVER HAPPENS. This lentil-pecan loaf is the perfect meatless alternative to regular meatloaf, and it’s loaded with veggies, herbs, and amazingness. Perfect for a family get-together when you want to offer something that will appeal to both the vegetarians in the crowd and anyone looking for a yummy new recipe to try!
Just in time for spring, this smoothie is refreshing, crisp, and minty good! Stinging nettle is one of those herbs that is viewed as a nuisance in the wild due to its sting that seems to linger in the skin whenever you get stung by it! Although it may be annoying, this is just the plants natural defense against herbivores and people like, well, ME! Just make sure to wear gloves and long sleeves and pants when handling. After you wash them off and blend them, you don’t have to worry about them stinging your mouth! You can often find them in rich, moist soils in the woods or along woodland edges, and they can also be abundant in floodplains.
Vegetable spiralizers are on the rage lately… and with good reason! These fun little wizards can turn any vegetables into ‘noodles’ to be used in place of pasta. You can also use them to thinly slice carrots for salads, or cut sweet potatoes to make crispy baked fries! There are so many options that the possibilities are endless. One of my favorite ways to eat them are by placing them in soups! I had some of my dad’s canned tomato juice sitting in my cupboard, and I thought, “What the heck- let’s cook em up in that!” DELICIOUS. If you like the taste of fresh tomatoes, this is a recipe for you!
When we think of salmon, we often think of it as this marvelous fish that packs a healthy punch of omega-3 fatty acids. While this is definitely true, it also provides our bodies with SO MUCH MORE. It contains high amounts of vitamin B12 (cobalamin), vitamin D, protein, and selenium. It also contains vitamin B3 (niacin), phosphorus, and other vitamins and minerals, so eat up! This recipe is simple to prepare and takes very little time. Perfect for a weeknight meal for the family or a weekend dinner… with a little wine.. some chocolate covered strawberries… If you catch my drift. 😉