Chocolate Peanut Protein Bites
Bars

Chocolate Peanut Protein Bites

Hey, guys! I’m excited to share this recipe with y’all today! These Chocolate Peanut Protein Bites are ones I’ve been making for awhile now, but kept tweaking in different ways to get them just the way I wanted them to be. And, I am happy to report, they have reached my expectations now. 😀 These …

Whole Wheat Protein Waffles
Breakfast

Whole Wheat Protein Waffles

Weekends are for waffles–am I right? We love a good waffle around here, and we’ve tried many, many recipes in search of “The Golden One.” And, to be honest, we’ve found a few that deserve this honor, depending on the season. But today, we’re sharing our go-to, anytime-of-year fav. These waffles are so light and …

Cherry Almond Chocolate Squares
Dessert

Cherry Almond Chocolate Squares

Valentine’s Day is upon us folks! And with it comes the usual push of manufactured, blah candies and chocolates. No offense to those who enjoy them, but they’re just not my thing. Anywhoo . . . I thought it would be timely to share with you a homemade chocolate treat you can really spoil your …

Lemon Teriyaki Shrimp with Kale over Brown Rice
Main Dish

Lemon Teriyaki Shrimp with Kale over Brown Rice

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner guys (& gals). If you’re like me, you love the idea of going out to a nice, quiet, romantic, 4-course meal. BUT, the greatly inflated price tag that often comes with it is enough to say, “Meh, let’s stay in.” That’s what my husband and I have predominantly …

Chocolate for Breakfast Quinoa
Breakfast

Chocolate for Breakfast Quinoa

Calling all chocolate lovers!! This recipe is about to make your day. For real. Not only are you getting permission to have chocolate for breakfast (whaaaaaat??), this bowl of goodness will give you a gold star for your morning nutrition, too. So much winning!!

Sweet Potato & Chickpea Hash with Eggs and Avocado
Breakfast

Sweet Potato Chickpea Hash with Eggs and Avocado

Anyone else ever get stuck in a breakfast rut? You get to Friday, start eating your fifth bowl of oatmeal for the week and you’re like, “I really wish this was pancakes.” Me, too. And that’s why I have something new for you to try this week. It’s not pancakes, but it might also be …

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms
Sides

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms

Welcome, 2019!! How is it already the last year of this decade?? Craziness. So many big moments have happened since 2010: I got engaged, married, graduated college, moved (three times now), bought two houses, had a child, started this blog . . . so many great things. I have a feeling this next decade will …

Chicken Caprese Pizza
Pizza

Chicken Caprese Pizza

I realize that pizza isn’t the most popular dinner idea this time of year with all of the holiday foods being enjoyed and whatnot. BUT, I feel that this one deserves an exception. Not only are its colors on point, but the richness of the pesto and sweet zing of the campari tomatoes offer flavors …

Cranberry Almond Biscotti
Dessert

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

Cookies are great and all, but cookies that are intended to be dunked in coffee?? Now, that’s where it’s at! These beautiful, crave-able, dunk-able Cranberry Almond Biscotti are just the treat to enjoy after wrapping presents. Or, while cozying up to the fire. Or while writing a blog post . . . I actually developed …

Holiday Nut Balls
Main Dish

Holiday Nut Balls

Happy Thanksgiving! This has always been my favorite holiday. I love the smells, the busyness in the kitchen, the family gathering together . . . But I especially love celebrating a day that symbolizes gratitude. I believe that reminding ourselves what we are grateful for can be such a powerful and positive tool. When life …