Grain-Free Banana Pancakes

grain free banana pancakes
These grain-free banana pancakes are another reason why breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! Yields: 10 small pancakes Ingredients: 1 ripe banana, mashed 1 + 3/4 cup almond flour 2 eggs 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/4 teaspoon baking soda sprinkle of cinnamon optional mix-in’s: 1/4 cup walnuts & dark chocolate chips Directions: Grease medium pan with a little...

Golden Milk Energy Balls

Golden Milk Energy Balls
I am always in the market for a new snack and these Golden Milk Energy Balls are my latest obsession.  While hanging out with my good friend and fellow RD, Daniela (aka The Acrobat Nutritionist) we decided to make our favorite drink of 2017, the Golden Milk Latte, into our favorite trend, the energy ball.  And I have to say,...

Superfood Super Bowl

superfood super bowl
A healthier way to Super Bowl Let’s make it a superfood super bowl this year!  Instead of overloading on fried and sauced up foods that leave you feeling stuffed and heavy, let’s make it a bit leaner so that you feel like dancing when Lady Gaga hits that stage. The key to good party-foods is to start with simple, good-for-you...

Baked Zucchini Chips

baked zucchini chips
You can’t eat just one, and that’s ok! I love these baked zucchini chips because they are crunchy, a little salty, and loaded in fiber, magnesium, and vitamin C.  These are also super easy to make and the ultimate crowd pleaser when having friends over.  Eat them on their own, or dip them in to some guacamole or hummus. This...

Currently Craving Roasted Chickpeas

currently craving roasted chickpeas
Crave-worthy snack alert I cannot get enough chickpeas but I prefer mine with a little bite to them, so I am currently craving these amazingly crunchy roasted chickpeas.  First off, chickpeas are a nutrition powerhouse in a tiny package! Just 1 serving (1/2 cup) give you 7.5 grams of protein and 6.5 grams of fiber, this satiating combo will help fill you up...

Golden Milk Latte

golden milk latte
The golden milk latte (a.k.a. turmeric latte) is definitely a big trend heading into 2017, and for good reason!  Turmeric is a spice with a lot to health benefits thanks to it’s high amount of antioxidants and it’s anti-inflammatory effects.   This recipe also calls for ginger, another spice that will help fight inflammation throughout the body.  Feel free to make this recipe...

Spaghetti Squash Cacio e Pepe

spaghetti squash
Dinner time made easy Love subbing spaghetti squash for pasta in my favorite dishes, like this cacio e pepe (cheese & pepper).  It’s high in fiber, rich in flavor and super easy to make. Ingredients: 1 spaghetti squash, halved and seeded 4 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup chopped parsley, optional 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese red-pepper flakes (or fresh cracked pepper if...

Ultimate chocolate pudding

ultimate chocolate pudding
Pass the spoon. This ultimate chocolate pudding is just one more way I like to get my chocolate fix in!  If you have spent any time with me or on this website then you know I take me dark chocolate very seriously, and this pudding is no exception.  I make it with avocados for an added dose of fiber. Ingredients:...

Ancient Grain & Chestnut Stuffing

ancient grain & chestnut stuffing
The side dish king of Thanksgiving. This ancient grain & chestnut stuffing is loaded in fiber from the whole grains and packed with the flavors of Fall from the chestnuts and herbs. Ingredients: 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 3 celery stalks, chopped 2 onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 cup wild rice 3 cups low-sodium chicken stock (or vegetable stock, if...

Lemon Green Beans

lemon green beans
More addicting than fries. These lemon green beans are a great way to add a crispy, healthy crunch to your meal.  High in vitamins, minerals and fiber, they are will soon become a dinnertime staple long passed Thanksgiving. Ingredients: 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 cloves garlic, chopped 1 shallot, thinly sliced sea salt and lemon...