Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cups

dark chocolate pumpkin spice cups
No trick, just treat with these pumpkin spice cups! Seasonal and delicious, these dark chocolate pumpkin spice cups will make the perfect dessert all Autumn long. Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut butter 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil 2 teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice 1 1/2  cups dark chocolate chips 12 large paper muffin cups Directions: Line up muffin cups on a...

Apple Cinnamon Grain-Free Pancakes

Apple cinnamon grain-free pancakes
These grain-free pancakes combine two of my favorite foods: apples and cinnamon!  Apples are a great source of fiber to keep you full and prevent over-snacking, while their antioxidnats will help you fight off colds. The cinnamon in these pancakes will also support your immune system, plus help keep your blood sugar even to prevent diabetes and other chronic illnesses....

Cauliflower Pizza

cauliflower pizza
Here’s a fiber-rich, nutrient-packed, grain-free twist to pizza.  This recipe shows you how to make your own cauliflower pizza crust, but if you’re pressed for time, or just not into the whole from-scratch thing, then try these amazing remade crusts from Cali’Flour Foods. Ingredients for crust: 1 head cauliflower, remove stalk 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese...

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,...

Baked Zucchini Chips

baked zucchini chips
When it comes to entertaining, these baked zucchini chips are a always on my menu (usually with this dish too!)  They are crunchy, slightly salty, and a total crowd pleaser.  Swap the usual bagged potato chips for this super simple recipe and get a lot more fiber and flavor for the same crunchy bite! Ingredients: 2 medium zucchinis, thinly sliced with...

Golden Milk Latte

golden milk latte
The golden milk latte (a.k.a. turmeric latte) is definitely a big trend and worth trying out.  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 your own by adding...

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...

Fudgy Protein Brownies

fudgy protein brownies
Fudgy protein brownies made with chickpeas These decadent chocolate brownies are made with chickpeas instead of flour, giving the classic treat a nutritious makeover by adding protein and fiber.  Using chickpeas also makes them a great gluten free dessert.  I recently made these with my good friend Elia, who works as a personal chef, and we guarantee you will love...

Swiss Chard Oshitashi

swiss chard oshitashi
The ultimate (cold) side dish. Swiss chard oshitashi is one of my favorite dishes.  It is typically found on Japanese menus made with spinach, but I like to alternate the dark leafy greens I use to switch up the flavors.  In this recipe, I am using Swiss Chard, but you can try it with spinach, kale, dandelion greens, or watercress.  They all work...

Butternut Squash Fries

butternut squash recipe
Give those sweet potato fries a break and try these amazing butternut squash fries! Fall is here and so are all the delicious Fall vegetables, including one of my favorites: butternut squash.  A delicious member of the squash family, it is high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that promotes eye health and prevents macular degeneration.  Butternut squash is also high in...