Instant Noodle Bowls are the antidote to boring lunches and the superhero of make ahead meals! Super versatile, a great way to use leftover, and easily adapted to gluten-free and paleo lifestyles.
Easy and Delicious
Instant Noodle Bowls are a high brow, adult-ish, fancy schmancy, much healthier version of ramen noodles. They are easily made ahead, stored in a jar or thermos, and warmed when ready with boiling water. Kiss you boring sandwich goodbye and say hello to your upgraded lunch!
Lunch? To be honest I eat these for dinner. I prefer dinner to be my smaller, simpler, easier meal. For the same reasons I love slow cooker meals, I totally dig noodle jars. I start an assembly line and customize each jar, my husband likes everything, my son hates everything;), and I have so many gut issues that I can only eat a handful of random things… making these noodle bowls perfect for my quirky crew! Continue reading
Slow Cooker Potatoes are effortless, cook while you are at work, and add no heat to your kitchen. Tender-crisp, herby, with just the right amount of EVOO.
Tender, Simple, Delicious
- Throw baby potatoes in your slow cooker, add oil and herbs, and walk away!
- Perfect side for a weeknight dinner with virtually no effort.
- Everyone loves potatoes! Make these for your next big gathering and save your stovetop space for other things.
- No need to fire up the oven and heat up the kitchen.
- Versatile – eat naked or top it up! Add sour cream, cheese, chives, bacon, whatever you love. Make a potato bar and everyone can have it just the way they like:)
Overnight oats made with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats and Greek yogurt take on an old school vibe with the flavor of peanut butter and jelly. YUMMY!
What are Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are rolled oats (old fashioned) mixed with a liquid that rest/soften overnight. Instead of cooking over heat, the oats soak in liquid, such as almond milk, and plump to perfection while you sleep. Continue reading
Homemade trail mix is so easy, you’ll never grab the store bought stuff again! Grab your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and a few treats… within minutes you’ve got trail mix.
Healthy Homemade Trail Mix
Trail mix gets a bad rap. I spent years terrified I’d gain all my weight back if I dared to even breathe near the stuff. But, there is a real difference between the store bought junk and trail mix you curate at home. Store bought varieties are often full of sugar-added dried fruit, candy, and nuts full of hydrogenated oils, often making them less healthy than a fried snickers bar. On the other hand, you can create a low carb, no- added sugar, junk-free version in under 10 minutes! Let’s get going. Continue reading
No Bake Peanut Butter Squares are super easy to make, packed with healthy fats, and low in added sugar.
Chocolate + Peanut Butter = LOVE
I am a sucker for old school, convenience store candy. There I said it. My favorite two candies are Reese Cups and Reese Pieces. For my 80’s friends, remember when Elliott used Reese Pieces to lure E.T to his home? I think I could be tricked by the combo of chocolate and peanut butter just as easily;). Continue reading
My two favorite food couple is chocolate and peanut butter. Put em in candy, granola, a smoothie, heck I might eat them with Brussels Sprouts (ok, that went too far!). Last week my Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl was such a hit I decided to give the Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl some blog love.
Roasted Root Vegetables
Roasted Root Vegetables are pretty enough for a holiday table but they’re so easy you can have them every night. This trio of parsnips, carrots, and potatoes is complex, sweet, nutty flavor marriage. Feel free to make your roasted root vegetables with any combo you love; beets, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, etc.
Feel free to make your roasted root vegetables with any combo you love; beets, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, etc.
Parsnips are the true unsung hero in this threesome, they provide an earthy, nutty, complex taste, I always taste a hint of lemongrass, is it just me? Confession – until a few years ago I thought parsnips were just white carrots! Continue reading
Who needs bread! My turkey un-sandwich is packed with all the delicious flavors of your favorite hero and none of the carbs! Gluten and dairy free.
Most popular lunch? Sandwich. Hmmm… that’s a challenge if you’re trying to lose weight or have a sensitivity to gluten. Before you pack another salad or choke down a can of tuna, think beyond the bun! The stuff inside a sandwich is the real rock star, so let’s eat that stuff! Continue reading
Strawberries and bananas blended to frozen perfection topped with fresh fruit, granola, slivered almonds, and coconut (or any toppings you love). Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie Bowl is all sorts of delish.
Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
During the summer I love a cold breakfast. Cereal and yogurt, my old breakfast staples, are no longer an option because I’ve given up dairy and grains while I work to heal my gut. One magical morning, while scanning Pinterest, I discovered the notion of Smoothie Breakfast Bowls – MIND BLOWN! It’s no secret I love a smoothie, heck I spent 13 years helping clients make every possible frozen concoction imaginable. Why have I never made a smoothie bowl?!?
Smoothie bowls are the best of both worlds. I love frozen drinks but I prefer to EAT my breakfast. I’m one of those people who never feel full until I’ve actually chewed my food. Making a bowl lets me have my smoothie and eat it too;) Continue reading
Chicken breast cooked low and slow with carrots, potatoes, and Italian seasonings. Delicious, simple, one and done meal. Slow cooker chicken will quickly become your weekly staple.
Crisp-tender potatoes, perfectly seasoned carrots, and just the right blend of Italian seasonings take ho-hum chicken to a new level! This recipe cooks on low for 8 hours, just turn on the slow cooker when you leave for work and come home to ready-to-eat dinner. You could add a side salad if you’re feeling fancy pants. Continue reading