Spicy Almond Dip with Snow Peas

I thought this spicy almond dip would be an easy, yet healthy snack. I usually come home to vegetables and hummus, but I wanted something a little more exciting today. This is filled with protein and healthy fats with a nice little added spice. You will need: 4 tbsp crunchy almond butter 1/2 tbsp soy sauce…

Chocolate Chip Coconut Loaf Cake

Today I am wishing my mom the happiest of Mother’s Days! She is someone I wish to emulate in every aspect of life and I consider myself lucky to be her daughter. Not only did she teach me to cook, but she taught me to laugh and enjoy life. Not many people can say their…

Beet & Cauliflower Mash

I have a new found love for beets. They are delicious root vegetables that are high in folate and antioxidants. If you like beets and mashed potatoes, then you will love this. It is also bright and colorful.. just in time for spring. It also makes for a great healthy dinner for mother’s day this weekend. You…

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Craving sweets? This is perfect for people who are busy, which probably applies to you. This cake takes only 2 minutes in the microwave and is low in calories. It still tastes like you are eating the full fat version. It is also gluten free and dairy free. For the cake: 2 egg whites 1/2…

Almond Cookies

Its Easter Sunday and there is nothing more festive than making Easter cookies and decorating eggs! I chose to make bunny cookies for dessert. These are so delicious. They are soft and chewy on the inside and taste like almond macaroons. You will need: 1 cup almond flour 1 tbsp coconut oil (or 1 tbsp…

Coconut Maca Macaroons

For everyone making macaroons for passover, here is an easy and healthy way to make them while incorporating maca powder, which is a superfood with many health benefits. I also use camu camu powder sometimes instead of macs powder. It also has many health benefits. You can choose to withhold the maca/camu camu powder if…

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…

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

This dish is adapted from on the following recipe: Fit Sugar Cauliflower Pizza Crust. You will need: 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese chopped chicken sausage 1 head chopped cauliflower 1 cup parmesan cheese 1 cup tomato sauce 4 tbsp corn meal 1 egg Spray your pizza stone with cooking spray, corn meal and preheat oven to 425ºF….

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…

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…

Apple & Sprout Lettuce Wraps

This is an easy quick snack. You can also add turkey or chicken to it if you are making it your lunch. Vegetables are so versatile. I also make this recipe with collared green leaves or zucchini strips. It eliminates the need for bread to hold the filling together. You will need: 1/2 apple sprouts…