Recipes
#7: Mexican Quinoa & Black Bean Bowls

#7: Mexican Quinoa & Black Bean Bowls

Easy, healthy, cheap…and perfect if you’re looking for dinner ideas this week. The #7 most popular post of 2013… Mexican Quinoa & Black Bean Bowls I love Mexican food for so many reasons. One of which being how easy it is to prepare a healthy, balanced meal with loads of flavor. The other night I...
Cold-Brew Iced Coffee

Cold-Brew Iced Coffee

It’s no secret that I have a Starbucks obsession. I treat myself more often than most. The funny thing is, I drink decaf these days. So it’s not even a physical caffeine addiction I’m dealing with, it’s purely emotional. But some days I choose an at-home brew to satisfying my coffee cravings. I love the...
5 Quick & Healthy Weeknight Meals

5 Quick & Healthy Weeknight Meals

The past few weeks have been absolutely crazy around here. Busier than ever. Since I am now back to work a few evenings per week getting a healthy dinner on the table has become more of a challenge. I’m sure many of you can relate. These days I’m a big fan of quick, healthy weeknight...
How To Make Healthy Tortilla Chips From Tortillas

How To Make Healthy Tortilla Chips From Tortillas

Given my new diet, I have become a slave to food labels. You can find me in the aisles of Whole Foods scanning ingredient lists almost daily. Cutting out so many foods is definitely a challenge…but thank the good Lord, chips and guac are still fair game. Many tortilla chips are dairy & soy free...
This Week's Menu...

This Week’s Menu…

Here’s what’s on tap for the week ahead in case you’re looking for some healthy meal inspiration: Breakfasts: -  Rudi’s english muffins with sunflower butter  -  Decaf, iced, cold-brew coffee with vanilla coconut milk Lunches: - Mark Bittman’s Quinoa & Mango Salad (from Food52) - Leftovers :) Dinners: -  Sausage & White Bean Casserole (from...
This Week's Menu...

This Week’s Menu…

  Doing my meal planning for the week and thought I’d share what’s on the menu in case you’re looking for new ideas to add to your rotation. In addition to cutting out dairy, soy and eggs, I’m now cutting out nuts as well! SO, these recipes are all free of the aforementioned ingredients. But...

This week’s menu…

Thanks to everyone who took a moment to participate in my short survey. It really helps to know what you enjoy reading and what you’d like to see more of. Every Sunday I take time to plan my meals and prep for the week ahead. Because it’s the only way I know I’ll stay healthy....
Bread & Wine (part 2)

Bread & Wine (part 2)

As I mentioned in part 1, many of Shauna’s recipes from Bread & Wine have already become staples in our home. White chicken chili, Annette’s enchiladas, and breakfast quinoa to name a few… But my favorite by far is the Green Well Salad. I’ve been prepping the ingredients every Sunday and enjoying it for lunch...

Home-Made Junk Food: Garlic & Parmesan Potato Chips

As I mentioned on Tuesday, I’m a huge fan of Michael Pollan (see here). One thing I love about him is his belief that you can eat all the junk food you want, as long as your willing to cook it yourself. As a pregnant lady craving junk food I’m doing my best to make healthy...
Quick, Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Quick, Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Many of the women who join The Pilates Body Program are busy. Many of them have kids and are trying to find ways to start their day on a healthy note without spending excess time in the kitchen. After starting my work days at 5:00am for the past few years, I can relate. Here is...
Mexican Quinoa & Black Bean Bowls

Mexican Quinoa & Black Bean Bowls

I love Mexican food for so many reasons. One of which being how easy it is to prepare a healthy, balanced meal with loads of flavor. The other night I was sorting through the kitchen trying to come up with a quick, healthy, meal on the cheap and this is what came to be… MEXICAN...
#5: Healthy Dessert: Frozen Yogurt Bites

#5: Healthy Dessert: Frozen Yogurt Bites

This sweet little treat has recently taken the place of my post-dinner chocolate habit. It’s beyond simple and healthy too. If you’re okay with extra sugar, use a flavored greek yogurt. Since I’m limiting the amount of excess sugar in my diet I used plain, greek yogurt sweetened with a little bit of raw honey...