Steamed Broccoli with Pine Nuts

“Eat your broccoli; it’s good for you.” I was a weird little kid so my mom didn’t really have to say that to me, ever. I was too busy pretending to be a Brachiosaurus dinosaur  that had to chomp all the tops off of the trees (more commonly known as broccoli florets). Weird, but healthy. Right. So I’m…

Brussel Sprout Chips with Hazelnut Oil

These super easy chips only have three ingredients and are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. If you’re a nerd like me, here’s some brief health info on these ingredients: 1. Brussel Sprouts help prevent cancer, help detox our bodies, and act as an anti-inflammatory all at the same time. Not to mention, they are PACKED…

Arugula Fig Salad with Pecans and Honey Cider Dressing

Arugula is my favorite type of salad. To make it even better, this salad only takes 15 minutes (not even) to make. AND it looks like it’s gourmet (illusions illusions). If you have grilled chicken or salmon, you could always add some on top. This is a great as lunch, dinner, a side dish, appetizer,…

Sunflower Coconut Balls

Yup. Paleo protein balls of coconut and sunflower goodness. That’s all I have to say. Now, go make some: Ingredients: 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/3 cup sunflower butter 1/2 cup shredded coconut (and some extra to roll the balls in) 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate (I used dark choc. chips) 2 tbsp honey (maple syrup…

Paleo PANCAKES!

As my friend Jack Johnson sings about making banana pancakes and pretending like it’s the weekend, … break it down, paleo style- Ingredients: 1 mushed ripe banana 1 egg white 1/3 cup almond flour 1/2 cup blueberries 1 tbsp vanilla protein drink (or almond milk will work great as well)  What To Do: 1. Beat mashed banana with…

Super Healthy Spinach Dip

One of the BEST appetizer dishes for a party is spinach artichoke dip, which is also one of the highest calorie party appetizers that you could eat. It’s deceivingly unhealthy, because with Spinach and Artichokes in the title, you typically think it can’t be *that* bad. To give you a little perspective, in there is 312…

Chocolate Banana Bread

  Chocolate Banana Bread 3-4  mashed bananas 2 slightly beaten egg whites 
3/4 c sugar 
1/4 c applesauce
 3 tsp vanilla
 3 tbsp canola 1 1/4 c whole wheat pastry flour
 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
 1/2 tsp baking soda
 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
 1/8 tsp salt
 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1…

Panzanella (A New Twist on Salad)

Salad.  It can get boring. Especially if you have it everyday of the week. Sometimes, you just need an interestingly delicious lunch to get you through the workday. Panzanella is a twist on a salad that learned from a chef in Venice. Essentially a salad without the lettuce. This recipe is full of fiber and…