We never ate spaghetti squash when I was growing up. Or any squash, really. For years as a child, I actually didn’t believe anyone ate squash. Don’t ask me why, but I’d somehow become convinced that those bizarrely shaped, lumpy looking things in the supermarket were purely decorative. Continue reading “Spaghetti Squash 2 Ways”
I love a good protein smoothie. It’s the perfect way to start your day with an on-the-go breakfast or fuel through your afternoon as a post-workout recovery shake. I call this The Incredible Mulk. Why? Because it’s lean, it’s green and it’s bursting with superfood power. Continue reading “The Incredible Mulk Protein Smoothie”
I love a good veggie burger. They can be a great source of nutrients and an easy way to sneak some plant-based protein into your diet. And believe it or not, these bad boys aren’t just for vegans and vegetarians. Everyone can benefit from a good veggie burger in their life. Continue reading “Southwest Black Bean Burger”
Looking for an afternoon snack to pick you up out of that midday slump? How about one that packs a hearty dose of complex carbs, healthy fats and protein but doesn’t skimp on flavor? Well, look no further, my friend. Continue reading “Peanut Buttercup Protein Bites”
The holidays are here and I couldn’t be more excited. Every year, we spend Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve with my husband’s family up in his hometown and then Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve with my family in our current home city. It’s a wonderful time of the year filled with family, photos, and fun. And of course, between big meals on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas day, a lot of food. Continue reading “3 Salads for Your Holiday Dinner”
Okay, pumpkin lovers. I’m coming at you with some more pumpkin spicy goodness this week!
It’s no secret I love a good protein muffin. Protein muffins are just one of “my things”. They’re quick to throw together, easy to grab on the go for breakfast or an afternoon snack and popular with even the pickiest of eaters. And besides, is it really possible to have too many muffins in your life? (I don’t think so.) Continue reading “Protein-Packed Kodiak Pumpkin Muffins”
Everyone gets excited about all things pumpkin in September and October but personally, I think November is the true month of the pumpkin. Instead of carving them into jack-o’-lanterns, people finally start putting them into delicious things like pie.
But there are more things you can do with a pumpkin than packing it into a pie crust. We know and love them for their roll in sweet treats, like bread, cakes, pies, and pastries, but pumpkins have a delightfully savory side that often goes untapped in the fall.
Today we’re going to dive into that savory side with a big piping bowl of spicy, savory pumpkin soup! It’s delicious, nutritious and also completely gluten-free and keto-friendly! Continue reading “Spicy Southwest Pumpkin Soup”
Like many basic white girls, I am a lover of all things fall. The leaves start falling, boots and sweaters come out and people start consuming pumpkin spice like their lives depend on it. If I’m being honest, as soon as (if not sometimes the week before) September hits, I am living in a woodland wonderland of pumpkins, apple cider, and cinnamon in my heart of hearts. (At least until the eggnog hits Walmart, but that’s another story.) Continue reading “Protein-Packed Kodiak Apple Spice Muffins”
You might have heard the saying “a failure to plan is a plan to fail”. There’s a lot of truth in that sentiment as it applies to your nutrition. When it comes to your diet, a failure to meal prep is usually a plan to fail in sticking with nutritional goals. Continue reading “How to Incorporate Variety into Your Meal Prep & 3 Easy Recipes to Get Started”
Cauliflower is a surprisingly versatile vegetable. I didn’t eat much of it growing up and when I was exposed to it, it was either plain steamed cauliflower or those raw pieces that no one eats on those veggie party platters. Neither of those things was particularly exciting, so for years, I assumed cauliflower was the boring, tasteless vegetable that people sometimes ate out of obligation more than enjoyment.
In reality, quite often the magic of any ingredient is in the preparation. As it turned out, there were many delicious ways to enjoy cauliflower that I just hadn’t been exposed to yet!
Cauliflower is actually a quite the superstar of versatility in the veggie world. Today I’m going to share two of my favorite cauliflower recipes from the past on the blog as well as my latest cauliflower obsession. Not only are they absolutely craveable, they’re also all vegan, Whole30 and Keto diet adaptable! Continue reading “3 Craveable Cauliflower Recipes”