As we begin to make changes to our diet, it's nice to find meals that still scratch our cravings for certain comfort foods. This dish is a veggieFULL option for the pasta and Italian food lovers out there. One of my favorite things about this dish is that I can eat 2-3 times a normal pasta serving and STILL be at only half the calories of a normal pasta dish. It also has 5+ servings of vegetables! How often can we say THAT about our meals?
These healthy cookies are as tasty as they are easy. With only 4 ingredients and 25 minutes of total prep and cook time, they can't be beat! Ryan and I have these regularly. Whether it's for your kids' class, for dinner at a friends, or a group gathering, these are a great, healthy, food sensitive option!
2 large bananas
1 cup of rolled oats
1 tbs of peanut butter (or almond butter for those with allergies)
I ended up with a giant butternut squash from our organic produce box we get every week. We're signed up with a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) group. It's a great way to get organic produce on a regular basis, support local farmers, and support a cause that you care about. We buy from Good Life Organics. They support local schools! They're also very nice and friendly.
I've made butternut squash soup before, but I've always used cream or whole milk. I have recently discover...
This is a very special recipe for us, because I tried it the first time with our first EVER grown from a seed vegetable - a giant zucchini! You can see the comparison from just one month of growth!
Some of you may or may not know that Ryan and I have joined a community garden in Compton. We are SO excited about sowing into that city as well as our soil. ;) haha. There have been some really neat testimonies of how that garden has allowed for gang members to find good work, for prostitutes to com...
I thought this up a bit last minute when I was trying to think of something to make with the ingredients that Ryan and I got in our weekly organic produce box. We had corn, tomatoes, and avocado. We weren't doing grains (though we had the corn already and figured it'd just have to pass for the sake of not wasting food!), dairy, or processed foods. We wanted to make sure the ingredients were fresh and tasty for our guests.
SOOoo, I decided to try a cowboy caviar and put it in sweet potatoes. It s...
This delightful treat has been a MAJOR win for us as we've been working on eliminating sugar, grains, and baked goods for this month. Everything in it is HEALTHY and beneficial to your body... and it's quite delicious.
To be clear, this dessert is no sugar added, low glycemic, gluten free, and macro balanced with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
Not to mention, it literally takes 10 minutes of effort.
Let's talk for a minute here about the health benefits of this tasty dessert. Chia...
These were a spur of the moment, "Oh no! I need a snack to feed 30 people at church" creation. You know how that goes... haha.
One of my favorite ways to help out at service is to bring healthy snacks for everyone. It's important to me because I really value the health of the Body of Christ - not just healthy hearts in a metaphorical, emotional sense, but the actual physical health of the hearts and bodies that make up the Body of Christ. If church gatherings have bagels and...
This actually wasn't a meal I planned to do a blog about, but it turned out so well, I felt I had to share!
I really wanted to try and use up all the leftover veggies and herbs I'd got for certain meals this week. I didn't think I had a consistent theme I could pull together. Then I saw a few posts about these "Buddha bowls" or "Hippy bowls". They looked super tasty. I looked up what's in them, and it's usually just a random combination of whole grains, sometimes beans, veggies, and maybe...
I don't know why I've never tried these before. Such an easy and quick recipe. I made it in about 25 minutes start to finish. It has all the delicious comforts of regular tacos with less of the oil and empty carbs.
Maybe it's cheesy (no pun intended), but the smiley in the picture is how these made me feel. haha.
A romaine lettuce head
1/2 lb of ground turkey meat
Taco seasoning packet
1/2 lime juice
2 bell peppers (I did one green and one red), diced
So I finally started using a gift I had gotten for my wedding (many months ago, now... which is crazy to think!). It was something that I was excited about, but thought would require extra time to figure out.
It was none other than... a veggie spiralizer! I buckled down and decided to give it a shot.
Friends... it's literally the easiest thing ever. I'd been using spaghetti squash for all of my veggie pasta alternatives. Though I still love spaghetti squash, this takes way less time and is so...