Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Pita

Serving Size: 4 Total Time: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 4 whole grain (or GF) pita breads 1/2 cup hummus 2 chicken breasts 1 Tbps olive oil 2 roma tomatoes 1 cucumber 1/2 red onion Basil leaves Directions: Preheat grill (or oven) to 350 degrees. Prepare chicken by brushing olive oil on each breast and seasoning withContinue reading “Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Pita”

Easy 20 Minute Sesame Beef Stir Fry

Serving Size: 4-6 Total Time: 20-25 minutes Ingredients: 1.5 cups uncooked white or brown rice 1 sweet onion 1 T. olive oil 2 cloves garlic (or 2 t. minced garlic) 1 small bag matchsticks carrots 2 heads broccoli 1/2 cup coconut aminos 3 T. sesame oil salt & pepper to taste 3 t. ground gingerContinue reading “Easy 20 Minute Sesame Beef Stir Fry”

Open Faced Chickpea Fennel Sandwich

Serving Size: 4 Total Time: 10-15 minutes Ingredients: 2, 15 oz. cans garbanzo beans 1 cup celery, diced 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/3 cup avocado mayo 1 tsp fennel seeds Salt & Pepper to taste Multigrain bread Directions: Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Toast bread and top with chickpeaContinue reading “Open Faced Chickpea Fennel Sandwich”

Cozy Butternut Squash Veggie Chili

Serving Size: 4-6 Total Time: 35-40 minutes Ingredients: 1 Tbps olive oil 1 sweet onion 2 bell peppers (red, yellow or orange) 2 tsp minced garlic 3 Tbps chili pepper 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp turmeric 1 cup lentils 32 oz. (4 cups) vegetable broth 1 can (14 oz.) tomato sauceContinue reading “Cozy Butternut Squash Veggie Chili”

Potato & Cauliflower Veggie Bowl with Lime Crema Sauce

Serving Size: 4-6 People Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 3 russet potatoes 3 sweet potatoes 1 head cauliflower 3-4 Tbps olive oil 1 tsp rosemary Salt & Pepper 1 bag frozen corn (12 oz.) 1 bag frozen edamame (12 oz.) 1 cup plain greek yogurt 2 limes cayenne pepper Directions: Preheat the oven to 400Continue reading “Potato & Cauliflower Veggie Bowl with Lime Crema Sauce”

The Best Vegetarian Lunch Sandwich

Serves: 2 Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 4 slices whole grain bread (I like Ezekiel’s for GF) 2-4 tsp brown spicy mustard 4 slices organic cheese (swiss & cheddar are my go-to’s) 2-3 medium collard green leaves 1 sliced tomato 1 avocado 1/2 sliced cucumber Directions: Pick a good whole grain bread that will holdContinue reading “The Best Vegetarian Lunch Sandwich”

Asian Salmon & Coleslaw Lettuce Wraps

Serving Size: 6 people Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup brown rice For the salmon: 1 lb. fresh salmon 1 Tbps olive oil 1 Tbps Bragg’s Ginger & Sesame Dressing For the coleslaw: 2 bags broccoli slaw (or regular is fine) 1/2 cup avocado mayo 1/2 cup Bragg’s Ginger & Sesame Dressing 2 TbpsContinue reading “Asian Salmon & Coleslaw Lettuce Wraps”

Homemade Italian and Pineapple Pizza

Serving Size: 8-10 Total Time: 30-45 minutes Ingredients: 1 lb. Italian sausage or chicken* 1 green pepper 1-2 cups fresh pineapple (canned pineapple tidbits work too) 4 pre-made pizza crusts (we eat cauliflower crusts for GF, but whole wheat crusts are great too!) 1, 16 oz. jar of pizza sauce 2 cups Italian cheese blendContinue reading “Homemade Italian and Pineapple Pizza”

Creamy Fruit & Chickpea Coleslaw

Serves: 4 Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 bag coleslaw 1 cup cooked chickpeas (or 1 can) 1/2 cup raisins 1 apple 1 small sweet or yellow onion 1/2 cup avocado mayo (I love Primal products) 3 Tbps vinegar (white or rice) Salt & Pepper to taste Directions: Core and half apple, then slice lengthwiseContinue reading “Creamy Fruit & Chickpea Coleslaw”

Vegetarian Quinoa & Feta Salad

Servings Size: 6-8 Total Time: 30-35 minutes Ingredients: 1.5 cups uncooked quinoa 1/2 cup uncooked lentils 1 cucumber 2 large or 3 medium sized tomatoes 1/2 sweet onion 2 tsp minced garlic 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1 Tbps olive oil 1 Tbps balsamic vinegar 1 lemon 1 can garbanzo beans 8 oz. feta cheese SaltContinue reading “Vegetarian Quinoa & Feta Salad”

Breakfast Tacos with Pico de Gallo

Serving Size: 4 people (or 8 tacos) Total Time: 20-25 minutes Ingredients: 8 eggs 1 Tbps olive oil 1/2 red onion 2 medium sized tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 2 limes 1 can black beans 1 Tbps GF taco seasoning 8 corn tortillas Salt & Pepper to taste Directions: Heat a medium sized pan withContinue reading “Breakfast Tacos with Pico de Gallo”

Hearty & Creamy Vegan Vegetable Stew

Serving Size: 8-10 people Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 1 sweet onion 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp minced garlic 48 oz. vegetable broth 4 medium sweet potatoes 8 oz. sliced mushrooms 1 lb. celery hearts 5 full size rainbow carrots (regular orange carrots work fine) 1 can full fat coconut milk 1/2 cup “poultryContinue reading “Hearty & Creamy Vegan Vegetable Stew”

Oatmeal, Cranberry, & Chocolate Energy Bites

Serves: 12-15 balls Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups GF oats 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup nut butter 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1 tsp ground flax seed 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup melted coconut oil 1/4 – 1/2 cup chocolate chips Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a mediumContinue reading “Oatmeal, Cranberry, & Chocolate Energy Bites”

Matcha & Power Green Breakfast Bowl

Serving Size: 1 Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 4-5 medium sized ice cubes 1 medium frozen banana 1/2 cup spinach 1/2 cup kale 1/4 cup old fashioned oats 2 scoops vanilla protein powder 1 tsp matcha powder 1 tsp chia seeds 1 tsp flaxseed 1 cup almond or coconut milk (from carton) Toppings: Handful ofContinue reading “Matcha & Power Green Breakfast Bowl”

Asian Tofu Bowl with Mango and Coconut Rice

Serves: 5-6 Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked brown rice 1.5 cans coconut milk 1 package 16 oz. extra firm Tofu (I like Nasoya) Tofu sauce: 1/4 cup liquid aminos (or GF soy sauce) 1/8 cup honey (or maple syrup if vegan) 2 tsp freshly grated ginger Veggie/Mango Mix: 1 red bell pepperContinue reading “Asian Tofu Bowl with Mango and Coconut Rice”

Power Breakfast Chocolate & Strawberry Oatmeal

Serving Size: 2 Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup oats 1/4 cup almonds 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 6 medium sized strawberries 2 Tbps unsweetened cocoa 2 tsp ground flaxseed 2 tsp honey (or maple syrup for vegan) splash of coconut or almond milk (from carton) Directions: Prepare oats according to package (either byContinue reading “Power Breakfast Chocolate & Strawberry Oatmeal”

Tropical Smoothie with Fresh Mango

Serves: 1.5 (me & my toddler!) Total Time: 10 minutes  Ingredients:  6-7 medium ice cubes 1 full mango (tutorial on how to dice mango here) 5-6 fresh strawberries  1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut  2 scoops of vanilla protein powder  1/4 cup oats 1/4 cup coconut milk (from can) 1 cup almond or coconut milk (from carton)Continue reading “Tropical Smoothie with Fresh Mango”

Carnitas Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Serves: 8-10 Total Prep Time: 30 minutes, Total Cook Time: 8.5 hours Ingredients: Rub 1 tsp: salt, pepper, onion powder, cinnamon, coriander, cumin 2 tsp: chili powder Carnitas 3 lbs pork (butt or shoulder) or deer roast 2 cups pineapple juice (use canned pineapple 100% juice) 1-2 cups vegetable stock 1 orange 1 onion (sweetContinue reading “Carnitas Tacos with Pineapple Salsa”

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates have received a bad rap over the last few decades. In my personal food experience, I was a staunch “CARBS ARE BAD” and limited myself to a mostly high protein, low carb diet. Potatoes were on the same list as ice cream in my books. Rice was a sugar trap. Pasta would bump meContinue reading “What Every Woman Needs to Know About Carbohydrates”

Veggie Loaded Potato

Serves: 4 Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 4-5 Potatoes of your choice (russet, sweet, Yukon) 1 can garbanzo beans 4 cups spinach 1 cup chopped green onions 1 cup chopped cliantro 1 cup of your favorite salsa (I love Kirklands organic salsa) 2 avocados Salt & Pepper to taste Directions: Cook potatoes based on preference,Continue reading “Veggie Loaded Potato”