This months recipe redux theme was to create a gut-healthy meal. When I think of gut health, I think of two things: fiber and probiotics. I made roasted broccoli steaks and chickpeas with yogurt sauce. Yogurt is my favorite food-based probiotic, and it makes a delicious, creamy sauce. I choose broccoli and chickpeas because they have two different types of fiber that are both great for gut health- more on this later. Finally, to make it a full meal, I plated the roasted broccoli and chickpeas over barley! Continue reading →
Happy 4th of July friends! Today I am bringing you a cool, creamy and healthy salad to help you celebrate the holiday. If you don’t already have a go-to simple salad recipe to bring to cookouts and gatherings, I highly recommend that you try this broccoli salad with creamy lemon caper dressing. It is easy to put together with relatively few ingredients. The creamy dressing is super indulgent, while the salad ingredients are healthy and wholesome! Continue reading →
Do you guys ever get a feeling that you want to dive into a pile of veggies to reset and refresh?? Eating meals that are heavy with vegetables helps me to feel my best. I can dig in until I’m stuffed and not feel weighed down. Veggies are totally guilt free as well. Recipes like this early summer vegetable stir fry with crispy tofu was one of my favorite things to eat when I was trying to loose weight. Now this meal is a total comfort food, and I love to indulge myself with it! Continue reading →
Do you ever find yourself short on a few meal ideas at the end of the week? Sometimes the meals I plan don’t go as far as I think they will and I’m left scrambling to pull a meal out of my pantry ingredients so that I won’t have to make an extra stop at the grocery store (read: have more impulse buys on food that I don’t need!). Broccoli cheddar hand pockets were designed on just such an occasion. Continue reading →
In my quest to eat healthy foods, I have realized how important a healthy and delicious vegetable side dish can be. Side salads were once a favorite of mine, with a quick homemade vinaigrette. However, most lettuces don’t have the nutrition and fiber content that we look for in vegetables. Chopped salads with lots of veggies are time consuming for a simple side. This garlic lemon roasted broccoli dish is simple, delicious, and healthy! Continue reading →
Want to sneak in some extra vegetables this holiday season? Want to not even realize you’re doing it? This recipe is for you! Cauliflower Alfredo has become popular and there are about a million ways to do it. This recipe is so simple, quick, and easy, you’ll have no reason not to try it!
Salads are awesome. In any shape or form. Combining simple ingredients with a flavorful sauce or dressing is pure genius. Today’s salad is made with Japanese soba noodles, broccoli, and tofu. It is very simple, then you add the sauce and voila! It’s an awesome salad.
You can swap in your favorite veggie or protein source to customize this salad. I love the texture of a good pan seared tofu bite, with the crunchy broccoli, but you may prefer some chicken with snow peas. Go with the flow, do as your heart desires.