Peanut Butter Banana S’mores

As a peanut butter and marshmallow lover, these are quick and easy snacks when you have a sweet tooth. Aside from the part about this being a dessert, it also has some health benefits: dark chocolate (antioxidants), peanut butter (protein), bananas (potassium). The rest of the stuff just tastes good. You will need: graham crackers…

Vegetable Quinoa Fried Rice

This was such a satisfying dinner. Instead of rice, I used quinoa, which is packed with protein. It is also filled with vegetables like cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, peas and corn to make you feel full. Quinoa is a complete protein, which means it contains the 9 essential amino acids your body needs. You will need…

Overnight Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

As you can see, I have a small peanut butter obsession. In addition to that, I love puddings and custards. Chia seeds give the pudding a thick texture. You will need the following ingredients: 3 large tbsp PB2 powder (powdered peanut butter) 1 cup almond milk (sweetened) 2 tsp vanilla 4 tbsp chia seeds Take…

Kale & Lentil Stuffed Peppers

I wanted to make a vegetarian version of stuffed peppers. My friend and I started making this recipe a few years ago while cooking in our apartments. Sometimes we used turkey meat and others we used beans or substituted with quinoa. They are all good options. You will need the following ingredients: 3-4 bell peppers…

Peanut Butter Cacao Nib Balls

I have tried so many protein and energy bars that are filled with unrecognizable ingredients. I wanted something that would give me some sugar and protein before a workout. You will need the following ingredients: 1/2 cup Dark chocolate peanut butter 3 tbsp sweetened cacao nibs 2 tbsp chia seeds 1-2 tbsp coarsely ground flax…

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Herbs and Almonds

I love spaghetti squash and I am always trying to think of new ways to make it. I usually eat it with turkey meatballs and tomato sauce, but this recipe is a lighter alternative. You will need: 2 spaghetti squash 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 cup chopped almonds 4 tbsp chopped rosemary Olive oil…

Skinny Cinnamon Raisin French Toast

My daily routine is pretty much gluten free and dairy free. This recipe is both and low calorie. Of course I make exceptions for the occasional cheesecake or cookie. You will need the following ingredients: French Vanilla dairy free creamer liquid egg whites vanilla cinnamon gluten free cinnamon raisin bread ( I used Udi’s Gluten…

Vegetable Chicken Soup

Snow Storm Janus hit New York today. I figured I would be indoors for the next 24 hours so I made my favorite chicken soup. You will need the following ingredients: 1 leek 1 red potato 1 parnsip 1 onion 5 celery stalks 1 bag of baby carrots 1 turnip 1 yellow onion 1 bunch…

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake Bars

I am a huge peanut butter and jelly fan. Sometimes I mix peanut butter and jelly in a cup and just eat it. That should give you an idea of how much I love it. These bars were perfect for me. You will need the following ingredients: peanut butter cookie mix 2 bricks of cream…

Baked Parmesan Chicken

I love parmesan cheese. I could probably eat a block of it and be very happy. If you love parmesan cheese, this dish is for you. It is relatively simple. My mom and grandmother have been making this dish for years. You need the following ingredients: 4-6 thin raw chicken breasts 1 cup shredded parmesan…

Poached Cod in Tomato Saffron Broth Over Spinach

I saw this recipe in Bon Appetit Magazine and thought it looked amazing! You will need the following ingredients: 2 garlic cloves chopped 2 small cod filets (make sure you have bones removed) 1/2 cup white wine pinch of saffron threads 2 thyme sprigs 1 can whole peeled tomatoes (14.5 oz) 2 bay leaves 1…

Smoked Salmon & Spinach Baked Eggs

You will need the following ingedients: For baked eggs 2 english muffins 2 eggs 1/2 cup cooked spinach 1 oz. smoked salmon For hollandaise sauce (optional) 2 egg yolks 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 stick butter You will want toย toastย two english muffins and place one half in the ceramic bowl. I used frozen spinach, which…