Salad-In-A-Jar with Lemon Vinaigrette 

I just wanted to say, how cute is this!? I love mason jars and think everything tastes better when you eat from them. I love how you can see each and every layer of the salad. The BEST part about this is once you add the dressing, a quick shake of the jar is all…

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

Who doesn’t love sweet potato fries!? Unfortunately, this treat comes with an added amount of fat from the oil. Instead, grilling the fries creates a crispy and satisfying crunch without the guilt. More importantly, this recipe is super simple! You will need: 4 sweet potatoes Chilli powder Cumin powder Garlic salt Pepper Olive oil (spray…

Roasted Root Vegetables

I made roasted root vegetables for my friend’s FRIENDS-GIVING party tonight. Urban Dictionary defines Friendsgiving as “When friends and family members gather around before Thanksgiving. An assortment of food is prepared and stories are shared of why everyone is friends and thankful for each other.” I am so thankful for all my friends and family…

Broccoli Cauliflower Mash

This broccoli cauliflower mash with caramelized onions is full of fiber, antioxidants and immune boosting properties! On the outside this bright colored mash may seem intimidating to those who don’t love greens. However, taste is all that matters. This delicious mash tastes just like mashed potatoes with a hint of broccoli mixed in and a slight…

Grilled Asparagus

Happy Memorial Day! Its the perfect day to BBQ. My favorite things to BBQ are vegetables and fruit. Asparagus is easy since it does not fall apart on the grill. I took two bunches of asparagus and marinated them in olive oil, garlic salt and a sprinkle of pepper. I placed them directly onto the…

Cranberry Walnut Quinoa

You will need: 2 cups quinoa 4 cups water 1 cup walnuts 1 cup dried cranberries 3 tbsp olive oil Take the 2 cups quinoa and add 4 cups water to a pot. Boil the water and let the quinoa cook until the water is gone and the quinoa is soft. Remove the quinoa from…

Sautéed Collared Greens

You always see collared greens in southern cooking. They are usually accompanied by comfort foods such as macaroni and cheese or BBQ ribs. I wanted to make a healthy version that was so good, there would be no need for those unhealthy food pairings. Anyways, this is it! You will need 1 large bunch of…

Balsamic Mushrooms with Goat Cheese

I love balsamic vinegar on vegetables, especially mushrooms. Since mushrooms are a little denser than your average leafy green, they seem to fill you up faster. These cute button mushrooms have immune boosting and antiviral properties that are always good to add to your diet. Enjoy them hot, as a side side dish or even over a…

Roasted Baby Carrots with Chive Yogurt Sauce

You will need: 6 baby carrots 1/2 cup greek yogurt 2 chopped garlic cloves 3 tbsp chopped chives Take the carrots and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil and place in the oven on 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. While they are baking, take the chives, garlic, greek yogurt…

Spicy Peanut Yellow Squash Noodles

I always wanted to try vegetable noodles with peanut sauce. I was considering cooking the noodles, but that would eliminate the fabulous crunch. So, these are raw. Since peanut noodles are often cold, this worked out well. You will need: 1 yellow squash 2 tbsp sesame seeds 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp PB2 3…

Asparagus Hummus

I had a food emergency the other day. I came home from work and desperately needed a snack… I checked my fridge and I was OUT OF HUMMUS. I couldn’t believe I forgot to buy it at the store. It is my go-to snack after work. Although I was in a frenzy, I realized I…

Rosemary Roasted Tomatoes

When you think of healthy snacks, the first few things that come to mind are: hummus and veggies, celery and peanut butter or greek yogurt. I would never think of eating tomatoes alone as a snack, especially without any cheese. However, these little tomatoes are so good, I would eat them as a snack between…