To celebrate the Chasing Victory cover reveal, I’m sharing my insanely delicious recipe for vegan black bean brownies. You would never suspect that they are as healthy as a brownie will ever be because they are so decadent. I take my dessert really seriously, so you know that I’d never steer you wrong. Continue reading “Vegan black bean brownies”
To celebrate the release of my steamy new adult contemporary romance novel, Sweet Redemption, I created the Sweet Treat series and I’m so excited to share my healthy strawberry jam recipe. I absolutely adore jam and I have fond memories of strawberry picking with my dad and going home to make mason jar (after mason jar) of jam.
In the spirit of nostalgia, let’s learn how to make healthy strawberry jam, shall we? There’s no need for all the sugar and we might as well add some superfoods and protein while we’re at it. If you missed the first recipe in the series, check out my birthday cake protein balls that have been getting rave reviews.
I’ve always adored falafel, but I only indulge in the takeout kind (read: fried) on occasion. I decided to create my own healthy baked falafel recipe as a filling, healthy and delicious alternative. Continue reading “Healthy baked falafel”
All my friends in real life know that banana bread has always been my nemesis. Every time I make it regardless of the recipe I follow, it’s a total disaster. I finally decided to create my own healthy banana bread recipe that is simple and completely foolproof. It doesn’t call for oil, sugar or butter and still tastes amazing. Continue reading “Healthy banana bread”
Many of us overindulged over the holiday season and perhaps skipped some of our workouts. Three months after Christmas and perhaps you’re still trying to implement healthy habits to shed the weight you gained. I’ve been drinking this green detox smoothie on repeat since January. It tastes like a pina colada and I hope you love it as much as I do! Continue reading “Green detox smoothie”
I love peanut butter (check out my recipes for protein cookies, pancakes, oatmeal protein balls, chocolate chip protein balls, and even dog treats for proof). I also love bananas (check out my easy 2 ingredient cookies and healthy bakery style donuts for further evidence). I’m combining my love affairs in a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie bowl that is part of my healthy January detox. Chocolate as part of a detox? Yes, please. Deprivation doesn’t work, friends, and dark chocolate is good for you! Continue reading “Chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie bowl”
For a delicious meatless Monday option, try my easy and simple Thai quinoa salad that is vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and soy free (the same as these donuts, which were my most popular recipe of 2017).
I like to make this salad and then eat it for lunch all week because I don’t mind eating the same healthy thing for days on end (goes well with my natural inclination towards kitchen laziness and hatred of dishes). Continue reading “Thai quinoa salad”
It’s so easy to heat up soup from a can, especially if you or someone in your household is under the weather. However, there is nothing like homemade hearty chicken and rice soup (plus there’s a lot less sodium). If you make a big batch and freeze it in portions (meal prep 101), then it’s basically the same thing as reaching for a can. In my recipe down below, I give you my secret to great tasting soup that won’t disappoint! Continue reading “Hearty chicken and rice soup”
I love breakfast food and we often have breakfast for dinner at our house (check out my recipe for delicious coconut flour banana pancakes to get the full story behind my addiction). As we work to reduce our meat consumption, eggs are a quick, easy and cheap source of protein that works for some vegetarians. If you’re looking for meatless Monday ideas, try my sweet potato scramble recipe for breakfast or dinner! Continue reading “Sweet potato scramble”
Early in my wellness journey, I started making my own personal care and cleaning products. Once I learned about all the toxins in products we slather all over our skin and use to “clean” our homes, I couldn’t continue using them. I’m a chapstick addict, so homemade lip balm was high on my list of priorities. Continue reading “Homemade lip balm”