Flourless Chocolate Brownies

It’s a basic truth of life – sometimes you just need a brownie! Nothing fulfills a chocolate craving better than a rich, fudgy square of brownie deliciousness. Fortunately, brownies are one of the easiest recipes to “healthify”. You don’t even need flour to make these scrumptious, naturally sweetened brownies. This simple recipe, consisting of only five easy-to-find ingredients, is perfect to keep on hand for when chocolate cravings strike. You’re only thirty minutes away from a pan of gluten-free brownies that everyone will enjoy. They’re even a good source of protein since one batch includes four whole eggs.

Gluten-Free Veggie Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Nothing makes us crave comfort food more than the coldest months of winter. However, this presents a dichotomy, as January and February are probably months in which you’re trying to improve your habits and recover from a slew of holiday indulgences. What’s the answer? Healthy comfort food, of course! This simple, kid-friendly recipe for mac ‘n’ cheese focuses on a few simple substitutions and additions that increase the nutritional value immensely.

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Get Creative with Spiralized Zucchini

In the battle to eat more vegetables, a good quality spiralizer is an invaluable ‘weapon’! A spiralizer is a simple and affordable tabletop tool that utilizes a blade and a rotating mechanism to trim veggies into unique shapes. It can (almost) instantly transform (almost) any vegetable into fun, easy-to-cook, and easy-to-eat noodles or ribbons. The resulting “voodles” (or veggie noodles) work well in almost any traditional pasta recipe, and pairing certain vegetables with certain recipes becomes a fun ongoing kitchen experiment.

DIY All-Natural Preworkout Drink

Many athletes and gym goers swear by a caffeinated drink before their workout, whether it’s coffee or a supplemental “preworkout” powder mixed with water. Studies have shown that caffeine can, in fact, improve athletic performance – it’s even a banned substance at the Olympics! How can you take advantage of this effect while still supporting optimal health?

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Make Your Own Acai Bowl

By Integrative Nutrition

Acai bowls are a huge trend in the healthy eating world right now, and for good reason. What’s not to love about a giant bowl of nutrient-dense, low-calorie purple sorbet overflowing with colorful, delicious superfood toppings? Just eating an acai bowl feels like a special occasion. Many shops and cafes go the extra mile with their acai bowls and turn them into mini works of art, featuring spirals and stripes of carefully placed, color-coordinated toppings. Unfortunately, all this superfood artistry comes at a cost. Most acai bowls cost $10-$12, which can add up quickly if you make them a daily habit (which is a good idea for your health, but probably not your wallet).

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Mini Vegetarian Broccoli Frittatas

By Integrative Nutrition

High protein, on-the-go breakfasts are tricky to come by, especially if you don’t want to include meat. These veggie-packed mini frittatas provide the perfect solution. Start your day off with a high protein, moderate fat meal (plus a serving of veggies) and you’ll set a positive trajectory for your health goals. You’ll feel satiated and focused all morning, better able to focus on your important tasks and responsibilities. If your morning routine is busy and stressful, make a batch of these mini vegetable frittatas on the weekend and you’ll take one less step out of your weekday morning craziness.

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Dairy-Free Panna Cotta

By Integrative Nutrition

Panna cotta is a traditional Italian dessert made with heavy cream and gelatin, often prepared in a shaped mold and topped with a decadent sauce. This healthier dairy-free version subs unsweetened cashew milk and coconut cream for typical dairy products and adds dark chocolate for an indulgent twist on the classic concept. It’s served in adorable single-serve dishes, making it the perfect ending to anything from a fancy Italian dinner party to a plate of spaghetti shared with your kids.

Whole Wheat Honey Cranberry Cake

By Integrative Nutrition

When the holiday season rolls around, for many of us, our first instinct is to bake! Nothing evokes the comfort and nostalgia of the holidays like a warm kitchen full of the scent of cinnamon and sugar. However, many people find it hard to stick with healthy habits because they miss the tradition and ritual associated with less-than-healthy treats. Rest assured that you can have your holiday treat and eat it too! You just need to know a few simple swaps.

Vegan Pesto Grilled Cashew Cheese Sandwiches

By Integrative Nutrition

If you thought grilled cheese sandwiches were a thing of the past because you’ve adopted a dairy-free diet, think again. Cashew cheese makes a great alternative to dairy cheese as part of a plant-based or vegan diet. It’s creamy, savory, salty, and full of fat – just like real cheese! It’s made by soaking raw cashews until soft and then blending them with spices and flavorings of choice until they form a rich spread. It has far more in common with soft cheeses like brie and mascarpone than it does with snacking nuts by the time it’s finished.