Creamy Green Smoothie

A creamy, delicious and refreshing green smoothie made with kale, avocado, banana, strawberries and orange. Serves 2 Ingredients 1 cup almond milk (or coconut milk) 1 cup kale (or spinach) 1 banana (preferably frozen) 1/2 avocado 1/2 orange 1/2 cup strawberries Directions Blend milk and kale together. Add in rest of the ingredients and blend until

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Paleo Protein Bites

These no bake protein bites are great for pre/post workout snacks or anytime you need an easy to grab snack. The ingredients are paleo friendly but if you are looking for a non paleo option,  just substitute ingredients such as cacao nibs   (use chocolate chips), almond butter ( use any nut butter)  or other ingredients

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Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad

This was one of the favorite dishes at our recent clean eating cooking class. By replacing traditional bulgur wheat with cauliflower, this makes a healthy and delicious salad perfect for lunch or side dish for dinner. Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1/2  head cauliflower 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped ½ cup mint, chopped 1-2 tomatoes, diced 1

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Healthy Salads To Go

The beginning of a new year prompts us to make resolutions and implement positive changes to our health and fitness.  To help you with your goals, these mason jar salads are the perfect make ahead and healthy meals for your week.   Assemble your salads on Sunday for ready to go lunches all week! You can

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Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

These pumpkin shaped rolls are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner!   If you have a favorite dinner roll recipe, just add the pumpkin puree to your dough mixture. And for those of you who may be thinking… I  don’t have time to make rolls from scratch but want the pumpkin shape…here’s a short

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

There’s no need to buy packaged pumpkin pie spice when making your own is so easy! Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of the spices that go into a traditional pumpkin pie such as  cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and allspice. It’s also a staple spice used in many other holiday recipes such as butternut squash,

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

What’s better than pumpkin cheesecake pie?  Eating the pie without a fork in one bite! (ok..maybe two bites) I took a short cut and  used the ready to roll refrigerated pie crust as I had some in the fridge. I also had some pumpkin caramel sauce from Trader Joe’s so I just drizzled that on top.

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Watermelon and Feta Appetizer

Watermelon, feta, mint and balsamic vinegar is all that is needed for this healthy and refreshing summer appetizer! Ingredients:  Watermelon (cut into cubes or slices) Feta cheese (cube or crumbled) Mint leaves Balsamic vinegar For Slices:  Cut the watermelon into wedges Place on a serving platter.  Top with crumbled feta cheese and mint leaves. Drizzle

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Pan-Fried Chickpeas

A snack that’s quick, delicious and healthier than potato chips.  What could be better?!  These addictive pan-fried chickpeas are crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside and will become one of your favorite go to snacks. Ingredients 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 2 Tablespoons oil ( coconut, vegetable or canola) Seasonings

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Strawberry Mascarpone Cheese Bites

This strawberry dessert recipe is easy, yummy, and has less calories than most desserts!  Adding blueberries on top creates the red, white and blue theme for your 4th of July get together. Ingredients 1 lb. strawberries, rinsed and pat dry 6 oz mascarpone cheese, softened  ( or cream cheese) 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2  teaspoon vanilla

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