Say good bye to cold weather with this tropical inspired dinner! With mangos now readily available and fresh fish looking delicious at the market, this is the perfect dinner option for a warm spring night. There are also several variations to this recipe that make it very versatile and easy to put on your weekly menu. So grab your chef’s knives and get ready to create a deliciously healthy dinner!
Have you ever had a strong craving for a salty, crunchy snack but didn’t want to eat anything that’s too unhealthy? Have you ever noticed that store packaged “veggie” snacks are frequently made with vegetable powders rather than with any real vegetables? Are you looking for something better? Then this recipe for spinach crackers is for you! With just spinach, olive oil, salt, baking powder and rice flour, these crackers are amazing and so easy to make!
Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day, but who has time to make a healthy breakfast every….single…morning? Foods that are easy to grab on the go can be so unhealthy and, while muffins can seem like a nutritious option, a store bought blueberry muffin can have almost 30 grams of sugar. Even a “healthy” carrot muffin can have 14 grams of fat and up to 20 grams of sugar! But this great tasting, easy muffin recipe will help you start your mornings healthier.
A Complete Breakfast – In The Form of Cake!
This cake is sweet, lightly spiced, and studded with tart raspberries. It’s also packed with protein, fiber, and healthy carbs – its main ingredients include oats, cottage cheese, eggs, and fresh fruit. The resulting cake is super convenient (just grab a slice to go as you’re on your way out the door to work!) and it will leave you feeling full and energized all morning. As if that wasn’t good enough, the cake is super easy to make. All of the ingredients come together with a push of a blender button, then the batter goes into a 9” x 13” pan and bakes up in 40 minutes. It’s an easy recipe to add into your weekend meal prep routine and you’ll be set with breakfasts and/or snacks for the entire week.
With spring right around the corner, berries are starting to make their appearance in stores. While harvesting your own berries may still be a few months away, there are some great berries available now and you shouldn’t pass them up. Mangos are easy to find at this time of year too. A juicy mango that you can smell from across the room…that will get your mouth watering! Spring also means the arrival of fresh garden lettuce. Farmers markets and many grocery stores will be carrying some local greens to make your perfect salad and that is exactly what we will be making with this recipe. It is time for blueberries, it is time for mangos and it is always time for salad!
A Modern Casserole = Fresh and Delicious
This just in – casseroles don’t have to be ‘blah’! This modern and fresh casserole, made with simple whole food ingredients instead of gloppy canned soup and gummy noodles, is an easy and tasty one-dish meal your whole family will love. It’s made with spiralized sweet potatoes, black beans, taco-seasoned ground turkey, and fresh vegetables, all topped with melty cheese. It reheats well and tastes awesome with toppings like fresh cilantro, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, jalapeno slices, or even a squeeze of fresh lime juice. If you think casseroles have to be a chore to eat, think again. This recipe is sure to become a part of your regular repertoire.
There is nothing quite like fresh, homemade pasta. It just tastes so much more real than anything you can buy in the store. Making pasta actually isn’t that difficult either. Sure, it may take a little more time than opening a box and dumping dried pasta into boiling water but the results of taking the time to make and roll your own dough are worth it. This recipe for gluten free roasted garlic gnocchi will taste so amazing that you will want to make it again and again! Pairing the dish with a simple tomato sauce will highlight the gnocchi’s flavor and complete your meal perfectly.
Cookies – For Breakfast!
If you’re bored with your usual breakfasts, maybe you need to start eating cookies first thing in the morning. Breakfast cookies are the perfect way to shake up your morning routine, and they can be quite healthy too. These soft, crispy-edged cookies are made with protein- and fiber-packed almond and coconut flour, as well as oats, dried cranberries, and maple syrup. They’re gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and the ultimate grab-and-go breakfast. A homemade cookie and a cup of coffee feels indulgent and luxurious, but the healthy balance of protein, fat, and slow-burning carbs these cookies provide will fuel you for your busy day and help you avoid a blood sugar crash midmorning. If you have a little extra time, crumble a cookie into a bowl of Greek yogurt. Instant cookie granola!
A Fresh, Nutrition-Packed Spring Lunch
For many of us, spring means that the weather is warm enough to make salads sound appetizing again! However, this bright salad still includes warming elements like curry powder and roasted beets to ensure that it’s comforting and crave-worthy even on rainy wet days – a true ‘rainbow’ of nutrition to brighten the middle of your day. It’s easy to double the ingredients in this recipe and pack them up separately as a lunch meal prep for your work week, and thanks to the generous portions of protein-packed chickpeas and pumpkin seeds, you’ll feel satiated all afternoon.
The Perfect Pre- or Post-Workout Treat
Pre- and post-workout fueling is so important, but it’s easy to let it get swept aside as your busy schedule takes over – after all, just finding time for a workout is challenging enough. Wondering how to create the motivation needed to stay on top of your nutrition game? One word – brownies! Make up a batch of these brownies at the beginning of your week and you’ll have the perfect grab-and-go pre- or post-workout snack ready and waiting in your refrigerator. They’re super easy to make as all the ingredients simply get thrown into the blender and blended up!