Raspberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

The other day I got into a debate with my friend on what is better: smoothies or smoothie bowls. I think smoothie bowls win, hands down. They are just so much more versatile in terms of toppings and it is way more fun eating it with a spoon when thickened with frozen banana. The texture becomes almost like ice cream! In this smoothie bowl, I add frozen banana to frozen raspberries and coconut milk for a dairy-free alternative to milk […]

Chickpea Guacamole

Every time I go to the grocery store I buy chickpeas because they are one of my favorite beans to cook with. I love to roast them, serve them in soups, add them to tacos, salads, and now…guacamole! I used my favorite healthy crackers and made a lunch of out it! Super filling and full of all the right nutrients that this busy mama needed!   Chickpea Guacamole Recipe Ingredients 2 avocados 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed Cooking spray […]

Herbed Goat Cheese Tart

This herbed goat cheese tart is an easy, flavorful vegetarian dish that uses thin phyllo sheets as the crust. The filling is made with soft, mild goat cheese and cottage cheese, and it is topped with sautéed shallots and cherry tomatoes before baking in the oven. The secret to this main dish is the fresh herbs. You can substitute dry, but nothing compares to using fresh herbs! Once you take the tart out of the oven, sprinkle chopped fresh herbs […]

Whipped Coconut Cream

My youngest is the pickiest eater, so I have the hardest time giving her foods that not only fill her up, but also give her the nutrition she needs. She tends to lean towards the sweeter foods, so this coconut whipped cream sounded like the perfect addition to her diet! She loves to dip salty pretzels in it, and I love to dip berries in it! Also it’s made with  healthy fats and natural sugars! But the best part is […]

Blended Chia Seed Pudding

Convenience, satiety and flavor are often tough to find when you’re rushing around for breakfast in the morning. That is why I will never give up on trying to create all the make-ahead breakfasts. Chia seeds are known for their high fiber properties which is something often overlooked when considering high nutrient foods. However, some people do feel bloating when eating chia seeds. When mixed with water, chia seeds expand. So, eating chia seed pudding can make us feel the […]

Thai Noodle Salad

It can be scary to step out of our comfort zones when it comes to cooking. For most of us, the foods and recipes we know are what we stick with in our every day cooking. Once I was experimenting a little and created this delicious Thai-inspired noodle salad. It has cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, and pineapple, all tossed in a peanut sauce. You can use rice noodles or Japanese yakisoba noodles in this recipe. Thai Noodle Recipe Ingredients 1 12-oz […]

Cookie Dough Shake

Cookie dough ice cream is my favorite ice cream flavor. As a kid, I would always save the cookie dough until the end and enjoy it in one big glob of cookie dough! For this cookie dough milkshake, I used vanilla ice cream, milk and made my own eggless cookie dough to blend in. For all of you cookie dough lovers, this milkshake tastes like heaven. After it is blended up, the cookie dough is no longer chunky since it […]

Carrot Potato Soup

Nothing is more comforting to me on a chilly day than a warm cup of creamy soup and a crusty piece of bread. This simple, healthy soup is made with carrots, potato, onion, garlic, some seasonings and chicken broth. Once cooked, the soup is puréed in the Magic Bullet blender to create a creamy texture. I like to top this soup with a dollop of sour cream to finish it off just before serving. Carrot Potato Soup Ingredients 1 onion, […]

Creamy Peanut Sauce

I’m kicking myself for not making this peanut sauce more often. It’s super simple to make and it’s incredibly delicious! I love to pair this with cooked chicken and veggies. Keep this on hand to jazz up on any dinner! Creamy Peanut Sauce Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut butter Juice of 1 lime 2 tb. soy sauce 1/3-1/2 cup coconut milk, canned 1 tb. brown sugar 2 cloves garlic Instructions Add all the ingredients into the Magic Bullet Blender and blend […]

White Bean Chicken Chili

During Fall and Winter, one of my favorite meals is a warm bowl of chili. This white bean chicken chili dish is so comforting on a cold day! I like to top it with sour cream and add a side of corn bread. This is a great make-ahead dish for your busy weekdays. Lime and cilantro also make great toppings for this chicken chili. White Bean Chicken Chili Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil ½ onion, chopped 1 can Bush’s Best […]