Every once in a while, we all need something sweet, and these muffins definitely fit the bill. Yes, they contain some sugar, but it is balanced out by some healthy fats coming in the form of coconut oil and coconut milk and contain a good amount of fiber from the rolled oats and bananas.Read More
I have to admit I love Mexican food!!! Unfortunately, good Mexican food is hard to come by in Mississippi. I just have to be honest, y’all. Once a month, I try to get my taco fix at Food Truck Friday in Jackson, because those are the best tacos in the state in my opinion.
But I also cook plenty of dishes at home that are inspired by Mexican cuisine. I recently made this vegan taco filling. If you’re a true fan of Mexican food, you might be rolling your eyes right now, but I encourage you to give these a try. You won’t even know there is no meat in your taco.Read More
What image comes to mind when you think of a salad? For many people that is iceberg lettuce with some watery tomatoes and a few cucumbers thrown in. Not a very appetizing image, is it? And this kind of salad is not satisfying or nutritious at all. No wonder, many people scrunch their nose when they hear the word salad. But let me tell you, those are the salads of the past. I want you to expand your definition of a salad and try something new.Read More
It’s hot right now in Mississippi. It’s July, so what else do you expect?! Intense heat makes me tired. Do you feel the same way? If yes, I have the perfect pick-me-up for you. Easy-peasy as always and with a little caffeine kick to get you through the rest of the day.Read More
If I haven’t said it often enough yet, I love simple meals. I often don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen, so it has to be easy and quick. This One Pan Lemon Shrimp & Asparagus recipe is exactly that, plus amazingly delicious. Give it a try - I think it’s perfect for the summer.Read More
As I mentioned before, bowl recipes are one of my favorites, because you throw everything together into a bowl and serve it. There is something comforting about it - just me, my bowl and a fork. LOL.
I am a big fan of this one, because I used to love egg rolls but haven’t been able to enjoy them because of my gluten sensitivity. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Yup, that’s right. I make shredded chicken every week. It’s so easy to make and so versatile. I can pair it with some veggies, I can throw it in a buddha bowl, or it can go on top of a salad.
Here are 2 ways to prepare it - on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. I am partial to the slow cooker version, because I can just walk away and it works with frozen chicken, too.
Turkey Burgers have been around for a while now. At first they were an alternative to regular beef for folks who were a little more health conscious. However, today we know that it’s not so much about the beef but rather about the quality of the meat. But don’t give up on turkey burgers quite yet. Here is a fresh, new twist you will love.Read More
Sometimes I get tired of always having eggs for breakfast. I found that Chia Puddings are a great alternative. They are delicious and provide lots of health benefits. This one in particular packs a nutritious punch - Vitamin A, C and D, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium and 12 g of protein. It makes a great snack too.Read More
Have you heard of the concept of buddha bowls? Or hippie bowls they’re also sometimes called. They are a beautiful thing. So simple and easy to put together, and the possibilities are endless. These work for lunch and dinner, and maybe even breakfast if a hearty breakfast is your jam. Check it out!Read More
When I found out I had a problem with gluten a few years ago, I went on the hunt for a good gluten-free bread recipe. Well, you probably know that there are a gazillion gluten-free bread recipes on the web. Some were way too complicated, so I didn’t even attempt to make them. Some were total failures (it’s like I made a brick and not a loaf of fluffy bread. LOL). And some have become new go-to recipes, like this one.Read More
I’m definitely a snacker, especially when I am working at home at the desk, so I am always looking for nutritious and delicious recipes that will satisfy me until the next meal.
These Turkey Kale Wraps definitely fit the bill. Only 4 ingredients and done in 5 minutes. What more can you ask for?!Read More
This is one of my favorite recipes. I’m sharing it, so you can eat nutritious and delicious while at the same time taking concrete steps to reverse your prediabetes.
This recipe is super-versatile, too, and can be enjoyed any time of the day. The frittata is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now that's my kind of cooking!
When I was growing up, we mostly ate cereal for breakfast during the week. It was quick and easy. We would even set the table with bowls and spoons and all the cereal boxes the night before, so all we had to do was get out the milk and start eating. Did any of you do that?
Now that I read the nutrition labels, I have yet to find a cereal that I would eat on a regular basis. It's tough to find one that isn't loaded with sugar unfortunately. I have also learned of the importance of making sure you have some protein with your meals/snacks. Protein will increase your metabolism, it aids in burning calories and it will keep you full longer.
Do you love sushi as much as I do? It is so delicious, and the rolls look so cute neatly arranged on a beautiful plate. Have you tried making your own sushi on the other hand? Yea, not so pretty. I tried it and let me tell you, it was a hot mess. It tasted good, but it looked smushed and messy, because my attempts at rolling and then accurately cutting the rolls failed miserably. Oh well.Read More
I’m always looking for quick and easy dinner ideas. In fact, ‘quick and easy’ is my mantra when it comes to cooking. If that’s you, check out this Taco Salad with Beef. Super-delicious and can be made in under 30 minutes. You can also meal prep it and enjoy later. (My kind of cooking!)Read More
Sometimes I forget that not everybody knows how to make a smoothie and that I was also pretty apprehensive about trying it for the first time.
'How do you mean I can just blend up vegetables?' 'How much is a cup of spinach?' and 'What if I do something wrong?' were some of my questions.