Gluten-Free Blueberry Oat Muffins

I personally love these muffins. They are so dang good, and so healthy! I eat them as a pre-workout snack or as a treat with my morning protein smoothie.  I will say that gluten-free baking can be a hassle sometimes, but the use of oat flour, flax meal, baking powder, and vinegar make these muffins…

Lentil Pasta Minestrone Soup

Minestrone from Olive Garden is one of my favorite meals.  But there are many gluten-intolerant folks who can’t share in the same pleasure.  Lentils are a cheap but highly nutritious legume that is a fantastic addition to any health-conscious chef.  So why not use a lentil pasta in this soup as a great gluten-free alternative…

Lightened Up Applesauce Granola

Traveling and eating healthy can often be a challenge, especially depending on where you are traveling to.  But, theres always a way to at least keep some of your healthy eating habits in play.  And sometimes that even means discovering new healthy items to start incorporating into your life…like this granola. 🙂 When I was…

Brazilian Black Bean Soup

Black beans are such a powerhouse of nutrition for our health, especially in the winter months! Full of iron, potassium, B-vitamins, complete carbs, protein, and fiber, they are a food you don’t want to miss in your diet.  For meal prepping, I love making a few batches of this soup and freezing it in ziploc…

Protein Power-Up Peanut Apricot Bars

Sundays: My favorite day of the week because it is meal-prep day!!! This is the most important day of anyone’s fitness and health journey, even more important than your sweat sessions crushing those gym workouts.  This is where you set yourself up for success.  Today, I made some of my own protein/power-up bars.  I will…

Low-Sugar Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Whoever said you can’t have all the flavor and health and be vegan was seriously wrong! Plus why not hide veggies in cake?  After finding a basic vegan carrot cake recipe, I wanted to make it healthier and decrease the sugar and fat. Some playing with the recipe and this resulted.  🙂  I even took…

Hearty Vegan Lentil Chili

Ok, this chili recipe is the most amazing chili I’ve ever had as a vegetarian! My coworker made it for our harvest potluck this past week and I had to get her chicken-scratch of a recipe!  The secret to the heartiness of this soup is the riced cauliflower, coleslaw blend, red lentils, and variety of…

Coconut Chip Protein Macaroons

Greetings! Coconut. Chocolate. Banana. Plant Protein. Need I say more? Because of my work schedule and long days of massaging clients all day, it’s always nice to have a batch of something I can easily whip up in 15 minutes and have for those times when the afternoon stomach rumbles set in.  🙂 And these…

Fresh Garden Salsa

Hello friends!  Got a new recipe to share with you that I am absolutely in love with! I just made a batch of this the other day and canned it for the winter.  Yay for prepping! 🙂  Anyways, the garden has been producing a butt-load of tomatoes and peppers, so salsa-making is just the natural…

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Protein Bread

Happy Meal-prep Sunday.  🙂 This post comes to you from a kitchen that has been overrun with an overgrown zucchini.  It called for desperate measures… also known as a zucchini bread baking frenzy.  Between muffins, bread, noodles, and just freezing it for smoothies I’ve finally used up my overgrown zucchini.  Yeah, all that with just…