Blueberry Muffin Bowl

  This is a filling breakfast idea that comes in a gorgeous purple hue and delivers a healthy dose of anthocyanins, a beautiful antioxidant for your body.  Blueberries also contain a diverse range of phenolic compounds and are low in sugar. Oats add texture and are a low-glycemic, filling grain.  Yogurt offers probiotics and a…

Homemade Hummus: Cheap and Easy

This is an easy recipe for homemade hummus, using pantry staples.  I’ve omitted the tahini because I don’t have any on hand and because I am sensitive to sesame seeds.  But boosting the garlic makes this dip outstanding and you won’t miss the sesame one bit. One can of chickpeas, rinsed off and drained well,…

Pesto Quinoa Pizza

This may qualify as a flatbread more than a pizza, but I enjoy it as a pizza since that’s something I don’t indulge in very often.  This recipe is gluten-free, and unusual in that it used whole, uncooked quinoa grains as the base for the crust.  The grains are soaked overnight instead, keeping all nutrients…

Samoa Smoothie Bowl

Coconut…chocolate…caramel!  Those cookies that can create such a cravings, yet are full of restricted ingredients for many people.  Can a smoothie this decadent possibly be good for you?  Yes! Unsweetened shredded coconut and coconut milk are full of healthy saturated fats.  The caramel-like sweetness of dates merges with deep chocolate protein powder to create that…

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Crunch Smoothie

Maybe the name is a bit much but this smoothie bowl really does have it all!  It will totally satisfy any cravings you have for peanut butter cup ice cream – but it’s incredibly healthy with no dairy, no refined sugar, no gluten!  It also contains a good dose of plant-based proteins, healthy fats, and…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl

Yes, a decadent chocolate chip cookie bowl that counts as a wholesome breakfast!  (Or snack, or dessert, or lunch!) There are so many great ingredients secretly tucked into this creamy smoothie bowl.  It also delivers plant-based protein  and healthy fat. The cookie-like smoothie base is sweetened with pears and dates, and gets a malty flavor…

Roasted Apple and Brussels Bowl

I love roasted vegetables, and one of my new favorites is Brussels sprouts, especially when served alongside sweet roasted apples.  Simply tossed with olive oil and a touch of maple syrup, then served over a bed of cooked grains, makes for a satisfying meal. I love how easy grain bowls are, topped with your choice…

Blueberry Almond Scones

A comforting weekend breakfast treat, these blueberry scones are nutrient-dense and gentle on your blood sugar levels, thanks to stabilizing almond flour.  They are also gluten-free and dairy-free, and can easily be made vegan.  While traditional scones are made with sugar and white flour, these little beauties provide healthy fats and protein. They are also…

Grain-free, Sugar-free Apple Spice Muffins

It’s only mid-August but I’m already starting to think about apples, pumpkins and the wonderful spices associated with fall weather.   It’s such a comforting combination; harvest fresh fruit and the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg.  I love that treats like this can be delicious and healthy! These delicious little apple muffins are packed with protein…

Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Mug

A low-sugar, quick and easy breakfast treat.  This easy mug is loaded with healthy fats, fiber and protein.  With no added sugar, the sweetness comes from real strawberries. The base is made with almond flour, unsweetened shredded coconut and walnuts. The batter is thick and pink colored.  Microwave for 2 minutes. Easy, fast and fun!…