Individual Apple Crumbles

Fall is in the air. Though I am sad to see summer go, I am looking forward to fall flavors. Pumpkin, apple, squash, sprouts are some of my favorites. I love cooked apples and fall is the best time to get my fill. The problem I run into making desserts in my house, certain recipes…

Mac N Cheese with Hidden Health

As much as we may try to deny to ourselves, mac n cheese is the comfort food we all wish we could eat guilt free. The gooey, cheesy dish is a hard one to beat. So instead of trying to beat it, you are going to join it. But this recipe adds some healthy ingredients…

Planning and Prepping for Lunch

Losing motivation and follow through with healthy eating as the week goes on? Busy with work, school, life and find it easier to turn to convenience items or restaurants on your lunch break? The best way to defend against making unhealthy choices in the moment once you’re already hungry is to meal plan and meal…

Maple Chili Salmon

Currently I am fortunate enough to have a several fillets of salmon and halibut from Alaska in my deep freezer. Both are very versatile in flavoring options and delicious. The nutrition benefits of salmon in particular are through the roof with the high amount of anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids. If you are trying to…

Vegetarian Eggplant Parmesan 

More utilization of texturized vegetable protein to add some protein to this meatless recipe. Vegetarian Eggplant Parmesan 2 servings Ingredients 4 cups sliced eggplant 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 3/4 cup pasta sauce 3/4 cup texturized vegetable protein 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon basil Directions  Preheat oven to 350…

Strawberry Protein Shake

End of summer is the perfect time of year to scoop up those last few weeks of fresh strawberries. So many stores this month have such great deals on strawberries and all summer fruit. You want to stock up while you have the chance but you cannot eat pounds of berries before they are over…

Egg Muffins

Recently I have been trying some new things at my weekday breakfast. I love oatmeal, could eat it all day but I have found eating oatmeal most mornings is really carb loading my morning with little protein. This has been leaving me sluggish mid-morning. So I am trying some new recipes for a higher protein…

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

I am recently discovering and using texturized vegetable protein in some meatless recipes, so look out for more. This recipe utilized TVP and was well received. Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers 3 servings Ingredients 1 cup texturized vegetable protein 1 cup tomato sauce 3 green bell peppers 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon…

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Looking for an extra quick on the go snack to add some nutrition to your day? This simple recipe may be for you. Peanut Butter Protein Balls Makes 27 Ingredients 2 cups quick oats 1/2 cup ground flax seed 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/3 cup honey 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 scoop protein powder 1 teaspoon…

Chicken Orzo with Sundried Tomatoes and Parmesan

This simple recipe is quick but delicious! Chicken Orzo with Sundried Tomatoes and Parmesan 2 servings Ingredients 8oz boneless skinless chicken breast 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 3oz orzo pasta 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth 1 oz sundried tomatoes 2 teaspoon dried basil 1/3 cup grated parmesan Directions Heat 1 teaspoon…

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

After a great weekend, of course another Monday rolls around. But after a long work day comes a release of trying a new recipe and finding success! This meatless Monday recipe utilizes primarily mushrooms and buckwheat in the place of meat in sloppy joe sandwiches. Vegetarian Sloppy Joes 2 servings Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil…

Sauage Buckwheat Filled Acorn Squash

Sauge Buckwheat filled Acron Squash 2 servings Ingredients 1 sausage link 1 acorn squash 1 red pepper 1/3 cup buckwheat Directions Preheat oven to 375 degree. Cut acorn squash in half, scoop out seeds. Lay skin side up onto baking sheet lined with foiled and covered in non stick spray. Roast for about 20-30 minutes….