Have you ever found yourself stuck inside on a cold gloomy day during the wintertime craving your favorite comfort foods such as muffins, baked mac n’ cheese, or mashed potatoes ? Do you enjoy indulging in comfort foods but feel guilty for consuming empty calories that make you feel like you’ve overeaten and run down? Yeah – we all know that feeling! Often times, the winter season leaves us craving foods that will fulfill us with a sense of comfort and warmth, and there is nothing wrong with that! However, there is a such thing as overindulgence and over consumption … Continue reading Orange Cranberry Nut Muffins with Almond Flour
If you don’t chase your dreams, who will? Ever since I was a little girl, I have always had a fascination with Europe, particularly Italy. My fascination with Italy is a combination of my being 50% Italian along with … Continue reading Motivational Monday: Chase Your Dreams!
Pancakes are not only fun to eat, but they are also fun to make and fun to look at, especially these Chocolate Chip Cherry Pancakes… What better way to start your day than with a delicious stack of chocolate chip cherry pancakes? It’s almost like eating dessert for breakfast, only better, because these chocolate chip cherry pancakes are secretly healthy! At first glance, you would never be able to tell that these pancakes are: flourless, gluten free, high in protein, high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, high in fiber, and rich in heart healthy antioxidants – definitely not your typical … Continue reading Pancake Sunday: Secretly Healthy Chocolate Chip Cherry Pancakes
Someone once asked me, if I could chose any food in the world to eat for the rest of my life, what would I pick? Without hesitation I responded “oatmeal.” I could, without a doubt, eat oatmeal everyday for the … Continue reading Protein Oatmeal: Trail Mix Edition
Today, 7 out of 10 Americans Take Prescription Drugs I have hope that maybe someday this prediction by Thomas Edison will become true. However, considering that 70% of Americans are currently taking prescription drugs, that day is unfortunately not today. Did you know that the pharmaceutical industry brings in $300 billion dollars a year, and that that number is projected to reach $1,200 billion dollars by 2016? To me, that is absurd and unnecessary. I would personally much rather consume a diet rich in nutrients and lead a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent disease in the first place. Fresh … Continue reading Life Alive: The Goddess with their famous Ginger Nama Shoyu Sauce
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today, everyone is Irish 😉 St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun Holiday, bringing together family and friends with good food, good drinks, and good laughs. This weekend, I had the opportunity to go up … Continue reading Guilt Free Healthy Shamrock Shake
Protein. Pancakes. Chocolate. Peanut butter. Strawberries It sounds and looks more like a dessert than a breakfast to me. But, dessert for breakfast is always the best kind of breakfast anyways, right? 😉 Especially if it is a healthy dessert……I mean breakfast. Typically, pancakes are high in refined carbohydrates and fat, but, with egg whites as the basis, these pancakes are loaded with protein that will keep you feeling full throughout the day! Did you know that indulging in dessert during breakfast time can actually aid in weight loss? I know, it sounds crazy. But, believe it or not, studies … Continue reading Dessert for Breakfast: Egg White Protein Pancakes