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Prep-ahead recipes

Chocolate peanut butter protein cookie cake

This COOKIE CAKE has a bonus done of protein and healthy fats. It’s gluten-free, low in sugar, and… it’s a cookie cake. So, you need this. I’m having a weird protein powder thing right now.  Part of me is like “just eat real food” and the other part is like “GAINZ” so I keep adding…

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healthy meal prep for a week

You guys. I am so in love with my new niece. She’s so snuggly and sweet. She’s absolutely perfect, and I can’t believe we got lucky enough to have this blitz in Tucson so we can enjoy all of this amazing family time before we move onto the next adventure. The girls have loved seeing…

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Easy, healthy curry chicken salad turmeric wraps (Paleo and gluten-free)

There’s a mouthful for ya. This recipe combines crunchy spiced curry chicken, all wrapped up in a raw turmeric coconut wrap. It’s a great protein-packed lunch option that you can make it advance to enjoy throughout the week. It’s also gluten-free and Paleo. Boom. Hi friends! How’s the day going? Yesterday was a bit intense.…

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Sweet potato salad + lunch salad trio

Hi friends! How’s the day going?? I have an awesome lunch or side dish recipe for you today. It’s a fun twist on potato salad (using sweet potatoes!) and has zero mayo. (Even though I LOVE mayo, I know some people aren’t on board.) Also, I’m sorry about the blog down time yesterday and for…

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Slow cooker butternut squash lasagna

Aka one of the easiest and most nutrient-dense recipes I’ve made in a while! It’s gluten-free (no grains at all!), packed with veggies and protein, and cooks in the slow cooker. “Set it and forget it” for the win. Hi friends! How’s the morning going? Hope you’re having a great day so far. <3 The…

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Spring roll chicken salad

This spring roll chicken salad may be one of the very best salads I’ve ever posted on the blog! The other ones that come to mind are this kale salad, this salad, and of course, the best pasta salad ever. This one combines savory peanut butter chicken with a sweet chile vinaigrette, fresh chopped veggies,…

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Hummus Chicken Salad Bowl

It’s funny how things change over time.  I used to despise sweet and savory mixed together. (Now if it’s food, chances are that I’ll eat it.) I used to nap every day. (My eyes still get a little misty at the loss of this ritual.) I used to hate mayo… And then I got pregnant.…

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Sweet Potato Protein Breakfast Bowl

Sick of oatmeal for breakfast? Try a sweet potato breakfast to change it up! Bonus: it’s gluten-free, high in protein, nutrients, smart carbs, and customizable.  I’ve been a little bit breakfast bored lately. It’s my favorite meal of the day, but it’s also the most frantic. I’m usually trying to feed Liv and P at…

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Mediterranean chicken bake

This is a family-friendly recipe that even a discerning preschooler went crazy for. Spiced chicken combines beautifully with warm feta, tomatoes and a fresh mint-cucumber salad. It’s a perfect “I don’t know what to do with this chicken” recipe. When the Pilot first left for his training, I still had the splint on my hand…

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Chopped avocado southwest salad

This morning, I have  new recipe for you, courtesy of my Uncle E. He has shared quite a few of his mouthwatering recipes with the blog world before, including this black bean soup idea, this lavender-honey salmon, the vegan soba noodle sushi, and his best ever pasta salad (<— It’s still one of my top-viewed…

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One Kale Salad Base, Three Different Salads

Hi friends! How’s the morning going? I have a massage today that I’ve been looking forward to for weeks. It’s going to be so amazing… and I always have to remind myself not to smile like a creeper during it. And then there’s the drool. Just kidding; that never happens. Speaking of massages…. have I…

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