Chipotle Sweet Potato Mash

chipolte sweet potato mash
The star of the side dishes. You cannot have a Thanksgiving meal without some sweet potatoes, and this chipotle sweet potato mash hits the spot!  Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene that will help boost your immunity during these cold months, plus, they are loaded in fiber, so a little bit will go a long way when it comes to filling...

Fudgy Chocolate Chickpea Brownies

chocolate chickpea brownies
Seriously amazing flourless brownies. These decadent chocolate chickpea brownies are delicious and packed with protein and fiber, making this classic dessert a bit more nutritious.  By using pureed chickpeas we can swap out flour and oil for a much more nutrient-dense ingredient, without losing any of that yummy fudgy taste. I promise you will love them as much as I do! Ingredients: 1 &...

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...

Baked Apple Chips

The perfect fall snack I am a big fan of the homemade chip, whether it’s kale, beet, zucchini and especially these amazing baked apple chips.  Without fail, an apple always works it’s way into my day and baking them into these crunchy chips is the perfect way to switch up the taste while still getting the benefit of their fiber...

Butternut Squash Fries

butternut squash recipe
Give those sweet potato fries a break and try these amazing butternut squash fries instead! 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...

Post-Workout Recovery Smoothie

recovery smoothie
This recovery smoothie is my go-to breakfast after a morning run or spin class.  It is so important for your muscles to recovery and refuel the right way after a workout. And eating within 30 minutes of your workout helps to curb your appetite so that you do not overeat later on, completely outdoing all the calories you just burned.  This recovery smoothie...

Cocoa-Matcha Energy Balls

cocoa-matcha energy balls
I am as much a matcha fan as I am a chocolate fan (i.e. HUGE FAN), so these cocoa-matcha energy balls have been my greatest discovery!  They are the perfect pairing of sweet and satisfying, making them my ultimate go-to treat for a snack or dessert.  And if the flavor combo isn’t enough of a sell, they really do serve up a nice energy...

Cauliflower Rice

This cauliflower rice is loaded in vegetables and packed with flavor!  It is the ultimate side dish to any chicken, steak or fish entree or even on it’s own for as a great snack.  This grain-free “rice” is made totally from vegetables and is packed with fiber, which will keep you full and satisfied.  You can even add in some scrambled eggs and have...

Hot Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

On cold days (and even some not-so-cold days) I love starting the day with a hot breakfast bowl and swapping quinoa for oatmeal adds a crunchy flavor to traditional hot cereal.  Quinoa is loaded in fiber and protein, making it the perfect energy-boosting choice for starting a hectic work day and the warm, nutty texture makes it a cozy option for a lazy Sunday...

Chicken Lettuce Tacos

I love this fiber-packed twist to a traditional taco.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a traditional taco too (a lot!) but sometimes a little extra veg can go a long way. Makes 8 servings (3 wraps each) Ingredients: 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/2 mango, peeled and cut into strips...