Recipes

Best Low-Fat Pesto Sauce

I love a big spoonful of pesto sauce. It’s the perfect addition to pasta, wraps, sandwiches and much more. Fresh, homemade pesto delivers levels of flavor and texture you just can’t find in a can. But with high portions of fatty ingredients, some pesto sauces can deliver a surprisingly high dose of calories and fat.

And if you’re watching your nutrition or counting macros, a couple spoonfuls of pesto can blow through a lot of your fat and calories for the day.

My love of pesto sauce and finding healthy ways to enjoy good food set me on a mission. Could I create a healthier homemade pesto recipe that packed all the flavor but with less fat and calories? And that was also maybe a little more heart healthy?

Continue reading “Best Low-Fat Pesto Sauce”

Nutrition

6 Signs That You’re Dehydrated

How much water do you consume in a day? Ever given much thought to it?

For years, I didn’t. I think it’s something I had in common with a lot of people, because believe it or not, every day, a large portion of America walks around unknowingly dehydrated. Continue reading “6 Signs That You’re Dehydrated”

Exercise

How to Run (When You Suck at Running)

Running changed my life.

And to be honest, there was a point in time when I’d never have imagined myself saying that. Mainly because I initially had such an archenemy relationship with running (and exercise in general). Continue reading “How to Run (When You Suck at Running)”

Recipes

Southwest Black Bean Burger


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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”

Lifestyle

3 Kitchen Gadgets to Help You Eat Healthy

If there’s one goal that I think everyone should have for their diet, it’s to eat high-quality foods. We should aim to consume more natural, wholesome foods and fewer overly processed ones. It’s trickier said than done, given the deceptive advertising within the food industry. Many items on store shelves marketed to us as “healthy,” “natural” or “organic” start to become pretty questionable when you actually read over the ingredient list. At the end of the day, the best option is usually just preparing our meals at home from quality ingredients. Continue reading “3 Kitchen Gadgets to Help You Eat Healthy”

Recipes

3 Craveable Cauliflower Recipes

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”

Recipes

Southernly Savory Roasted Onions

If you are a lover of all things deeply savory and delicious (or dare I say it, savorlicious), look no further than here, my friend. Continue reading “Southernly Savory Roasted Onions”

Recipes, Uncategorized

3 Watermelon Recipes to Shake Up Summer

Summer is in the air and that means all of my favorite bright, colorful fruits are in season. If there’s one thing that brings back childhood memories of summer vacation, swimsuits and fun in the sun, it’s biting into a big, juicy piece watermelon.

I love watermelon this time of year; want it, need it, gotta have it. While nothing beats a big bowl of plain ole watermelon, there are actually a variety of recipes and flavor combinations that highlight the fruit in different and surprisingly delicious ways. We are going to look the three fun ways to level-up your watermelon game this summer. Continue reading “3 Watermelon Recipes to Shake Up Summer”

Lifestyle, Nutrition

5 Protein-Packed Guiltless Pleasures

As a comfort eater, nutrition has always been a challenge for me. Striving to fuel my body with the right nutrients while keeping my inner fat kid happy is a delicate balance; I want to lead a long, healthy life… But I also want tacos. And cupcakes. Continue reading “5 Protein-Packed Guiltless Pleasures”

Recipes

Cauliflower Steaks


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Cauliflower is one of those veggies that doesn’t really have much in terms of flavor. The upside is that it’s like a blank canvas for seasoning -you can take it so many different directions from sweet, savory to spicy or tangy. Today we’re going to try our hand at some savory cauliflower steaks!  Continue reading “Cauliflower Steaks”