Chicken Taco Salad

This was one of my mom's favorite recipes as a kid.  I have lightened it up while still making sure it's super yummy! … [Read more...]

Classic Hummus

I've been on a hummus kick recently. Everyone loves hummus! Whenever I start a new cooking gig one of the first things that I do is make a big serving of Hummus. Especially when I'm cooking in the Mediterranean. Dip your favorite veggies in this awesome dip to keep it healthy. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Eating Healthy Even If You’re Super Busy

I wanted to share some tips with you for when you are really busy but still want to eat healthy, because it makes you feel GREAT to keep eating healthy, right?! And we aren’t going to let “being busy” stop us from feeling great, right? Well, I have some tips for ya on what you can eat to stay healthy when you are busy! Smoothies So fast, just pour some coconut water, rice milk or hemp milk into the blender, then throw in your fruits AND some veggies (spinach, cucumber, romaine lettuce, just to name a few) Add some protein if you like (hemp seed or chia seed, or maybe a scoop of hemp protein powder) and some healthy fats (avocado, coconut milk. or the proteins I mentioned before which … [Read more...]

Healthy Snack Ideas

Healthy Snack Ideas   Cravings happen even to the healthiest of us. Often, when a craving hits in the afternoon or the evening after dinner, we get the urge to snack. Snacking can be a bad habit to get into, because the snacks we choose are often junky, un-nutritious, and high in calories, sugar, or fat.   The trick to snacking without piling on the pounds is to find healthy alternatives to the regular snacks you might normally reach for.   Usually, when we get a craving it is for either something sweet (chocolate!), savory (potato chips!), creamy (ice cream!), or crunchy (crisps!). Obviously, my examples are foods you shouldn’t eat all the time if you want to be trim and healthy. But … [Read more...]

Why are smoothies important for breakfast?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and sometimes it just doesn't fit into our schedule the way it should. How we begin the day will determine how the rest of the day goes. It will determine if we feel energized or if we feel dragging with a lack of energy. What we put in our bellies is directly related to how we physically feel. So if you are a skip breakfast and grab the coffee mug morning person then this blog is totally for you. We all need and crave energy. I know I do! Sometimes it is so easy to want to grab a quick bowl of cereal or even forget breakfast and just get through the morning on 1-2 cups of coffee for the energy needed to survive the day. I don't want you to … [Read more...]