• roasted veggie and quinoa wrap with cilantro lime cashew sauce

    This wrap you guys.  I am LIVING for it lately.  I had some leftovers from this Roasted Veggie and Quinoa with Cilantro Lime Cashew Sauce dish that I made and wanted to do something a little different so I threw it all in a wrap and MAN was it good. It’s so funny how one simple little tweak to how… [Continue Reading]

    roasted veggie and quinoa wrap with cilantro lime cashew sauce
  • carrot cake overnight oatmeal

    Raise your hand if you love the idea of getting your veggies in first thing in the morning  I thought so. And luckily for you, I created this carrot cake overnight oatmeal so you can easily do it WITHOUT needing a blender for a kale smoothie. (though those are also pretty delicious!) But, good as they are, kale smoothies don’t… [Continue Reading]

    carrot cake overnight oatmeal
  • weekly meal plan (plus shopping list!): 5 breakfasts, lunches, snacks & dinners to get you through the work week #3

    Week number 3 of the Weekly Meal Plans for January! Missed weeks one and two?  Catch up here! Just want to reiterate what I mentioned in my Instagram stories: I’ve tried to include more portion sizes but please, please, pleeeaase know that this meal plan is not meant to be prescriptive, it’s more a way to inspire you to get in… [Continue Reading]

    weekly meal plan (plus shopping list!): 5 breakfasts, lunches, snacks & dinners to get you through the work week #3
  • winter kale, quinoa, fruit & nut salad

    There’s something so refreshing about a huge pile of bright green kale to me. Whether I’m baking it, using it in soup, throwing it into a smoothie or making it the base of my salad, it just makes me feel good.  I’m sure that feeling is due in large part to the numerous nutrients it provides (like calcium, vitamins A, C… [Continue Reading]

    winter kale, quinoa, fruit & nut salad

daily meal plan: number forty

If you’re new to the series, click here to see the very first post or here to view them all! I’ve created a guide for you to use which will (hopefully!) make it easier for you to mix and match meals on your own to fit your individual needs: GUIDE: ABOUT THE GUIDE: Since everyone is different with different needs, and because I’m speaking to…

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balanced on a budget: favorite budget-friendly diary picks

image source If you guys missed the very first post in this series: you can visit it here to learn more about it what it will include and why I’ve started it!  To view all the posts in this series to date, go here. As a reminder, I’m first going to highlight some general budget-friendly options for each of the…

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apple crisp smoothie

this post is brought to you in partnership with Electrolux Have you guys ever heard of an immersion blender? I’d always heard of them but felt like they were a kitchen tool I didn’t really need.  But boy was I wrong!  This handy little thing is amazing!  From soups to smoothies, sauces and dips there’s pretty much nothing it can’t do!…

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daily meal plan: number thirty nine

If you’re new to the series, click here to see the very first post or here to view them all! I’ve created a guide for you to use which will (hopefully!) make it easier for you to mix and match meals on your own to fit your individual needs: GUIDE: ABOUT THE GUIDE: Since everyone is different with different needs, and because I’m speaking to…

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comforting chickpea & whole grain tortellini soup

It’s getting to that time of year where I’m pulling out my dutch oven and my crock pot almost every week. Soups, stews and chilis definitely start to take over my meal plans come September.  Not only are they so comforting as the weather cools but they’re SO easy to pull together and you can load them up with whole…

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apple cinnamon walnut baked oatmeal

Are you guys ready for Fall cooking and baking yet?  I hope so because I definitely am!  Regardless of what the weather is doing, September 1 and back to school always signifies Fall for me (as I’m sure was evident by last Friday’s post where I shared 25 recipes perfect for Fall). Last year in October I made apple pumpkin…

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daily meal plan: number thirty eight

If you’re new to the series, click here to see the very first post or here to view them all! I’ve created a guide for you to use which will (hopefully!) make it easier for you to mix and match meals on your own to fit your individual needs: GUIDE: ABOUT THE GUIDE: Since everyone is different with different needs, and because I’m speaking to…

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balanced on a budget: favorite budget-friendly grain picks

image source If you guys missed the very first post in this series: you can visit it here to learn more about it what it will include and why I’ve started it!  To view all the posts in this series to date, go here. As a reminder, I’m first going to highlight some general budget-friendly options for each of the…

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super fudgy double chocolate gluten-free black bean brownies

this recipe is brought to you in partnership with scharffen berger It’s Friday!  We made it through another week!  And what better way to celebrate the beginning of the weekend than with a double chocolate recipe!? You guys know that when I bake I love to experiment with adding in as many nutrients as possible.  While usually my go-to is to…

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daily meal plan: number thirty seven

If you’re new to the series, click here to see the very first post or here to view them all! I’ve created a guide for you to use which will (hopefully!) make it easier for you to mix and match meals on your own to fit your individual needs: GUIDE: ABOUT THE GUIDE: Since everyone is different with different needs, and because I’m speaking to…

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25 perfect fall recipes

Happy September everyone!!! I don’t know about you guys, but as much as I love summer, by the time September hits (okay, really by the time mid-August hits) I can hardly contain my excitement for Fall.  The cooler, crisper weather is my absolute favorite and I adore every single Fall holiday and event.  Ever since we were kids, my sisters and…

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