Quinoa Summer Bowl

Nothing says summer more to me than a bowl of fresh fruits and veggies. I don’t know why. Maybe the colorful combo of all of these ingredients, or the thought of the sweltering hot days ahead makes me want to fill up on some quinoa, black beans, and veggies. Party time Quinoa Mix Ingredients: 1-2 cups of quinoa 1 can of black beans 1-2 mangoes … Continue reading Quinoa Summer Bowl

Healthy peanut butter granola

Homemade Peanut Butter Granola

I love granola. You know those Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Peanut granola bars? I could eat them everyday as a snack. Sadly, there’s over ten grams of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and fake coloring in these tasty bars. Knowing that this isn’t exactly nutritious, I decided to make my own granola to enjoy in small portions. This recipe is inspired by Cooking Classy’s Peanut … Continue reading Homemade Peanut Butter Granola

berry green smoothie

Spring into the Season with This Berry Green Smoothie

It’s March! The beginning of a brand new month filled with new beginnings, opportunities, and the first day of spring.  The first day of spring is coming up soon and I am counting down the weeks. This morning, I’m trying to start the day with a positive outlook amidst the falling icicles and heavy snow. We are far from summer weather, but we can at least … Continue reading Spring into the Season with This Berry Green Smoothie

low-carb egg casserole

Low Carb, High Protein Breakfast & Brunch

As a family, we had a lot to celebrate this weekend. Birthdays, good news, and the end of a brutally cold mid-winter race. So, of course, we ate brunch. A lot of it. Side note: This post is all about brunch. If you don’t like brunch, then, I’m sorry but we really can’t be friends. After the Manasquan mid-winter beach run/walk, we ran even faster to a breakfast … Continue reading Low Carb, High Protein Breakfast & Brunch

Tropical Mango Salsa to Put You in the Summer Mindset

There’s nothing like the taste of fresh tropical fruit, refreshing drinks, and sea salt that sends me back to carefree beach days. In the pursuit of warmer weather, I made fish tacos and mango salsa. The perfect combination for a date night (or any night really). Check out the recipe, below. But first, here’s how we celebrated our Valentine’s Day brunch at Cookshop in Chelsea. Thanks Infatuation … Continue reading Tropical Mango Salsa to Put You in the Summer Mindset

Veggie pizza

Homemade Veggie Pizza in Just 5 Easy Steps

Whether pizza is an unhealthy indulgence or a nourishing meal all depends on how it’s prepared. Think fresh vegetables, tomato sauce, and thin crust. When you’re making it yourself, your pizza will taste better without all of the grease. So, turn on the oven to 400 degrees, and make this healthier veggie pizza recipe: 1. Cut up your favorite fresh vegetables 2. Spread the tomato sauce on your favorite whole wheat … Continue reading Homemade Veggie Pizza in Just 5 Easy Steps