spaghetti squash with kale & chickpeasNo CommentsRead more
Spaghetti + squash + no spiralizer needed! Yes, you read correctly! If you’ve never experienced the A M A Z I N G N E S S of spaghetti squash, you need to try it STAT. All you have to do is roast it for an hour, scrape it with a fork, and you have sweet buttery spaghetti! It is packed with antioxidants in that bright yellow color. 1 cup of squash will provide you with 59% of your daily vitamin A and 26% of your daily vitamin C.
make ahead collard wrap with cashew cream2 CommentsRead more
It can be challenging to bring a healthy, mess free, utensil free meal on the go. This wrap is perfect for plane rides, beach days, hikes, etc. Since there’s no bread or flour tortilla, there’s nothing to get soggy! The collards are used in place of bread and are much healthier too! Feel free to put whatever vegetables you have on hand in this wrap. If you have a nut allergy, you can substitute hummus for the cashew cream. The cashew cream is amazing though, so don’t skimp on it if you don’t have an allergy to cashews! You’ll probably want to eat it plain with a spoon.
sarah britton’s sorrel hummusNo CommentsRead more
Hummus is one of those things that’s super easy to make but I think most people just tend to buy it instead. It takes about 5 minutes to blend up a nice batch of hummus and there are so many options for variety! The hummus recipe I’m sharing today is made with chickpeas but you can also use any type of bean or legume like mung beans, white beans or lentils. Adding vegetables or different spices can completely change the flavor as well so you won’t get bored of dipping your vegetables in the same old stuff.
spring quinoa saladNo CommentsRead more
As I’ve mentioned before, quinoa salads are one of my favorite dishes to bring to family gatherings or parties because they are easy, filling, healthy and delicious! If you are unfamiliar with quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), it is a gluten free grain-like seed that originated from South America. I love that it is versatile, easy to prepare and best of all is a complete protein; meaning it contains all nine of the essential amino-acids that our bodies need to thrive. Quinoa is also considered a valuable source of heart-healthy fats as well as packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients.
shaved asparagus saladNo CommentsRead more
One of the very first spring vegetables to emerge on the east coast is one of my favorites, asparagus! One cup of asparagus provides you with 100% DV of vitamin K and 67% DV of folate, both super important for women who want to become pregnant or are pregnant. It’s also an excellent source of copper, vitamin B1, selenium, vitamin B2, vitamin C and vitamin E. Asparagus is sensitive to heat so to get the most nutrition out of it, it’s best to eat it raw or steam it only for a few minutes. The first time I heard of shaving asparagus and eating it raw was probably six years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since!
not sad desk (or sahm) lunchNo CommentsRead more
One of the things I love most about traveling is being inspired by the food! On my recent trip to Hawaii one of my friends told me about a great take-away place in Kona called Laulima Food Patch. If you are visiting the Big Island you must go there – they have awesome whole food bowls for breakfast and lunch. We stopped there as much as possible on our trip. I ordered their “wholey protein” bowl twice because the green goddess dressing was amazing! They used a buttermilk base so I decided to recreate a vegan version at home. This dressing will make any salad taste better!
roasted spring vegetables & brown riceNo CommentsRead more
I like the motto “cook once, eat twice.” Making a large batch of roasted vegetables and quinoa or brown rice and using it for multiple meals makes eating healthfully a whole lot easier. We are all busy people and if there’s not something healthy easily available, we’re much more prone to go without eating or buy something unhealthy on the go. Eating whole foods is as simple as chopping up a variety of seasonal vegetables, sticking them in the oven while your whole grain of choice simmers away on the stove, and there you have a handful of meals all ready to go!
kale & brussels slawNo CommentsRead more
Today I’m sharing my new favorite salad with shaved brussels sprouts. I have been obsessed with eating raw shaved brussels ever since this recipe came out in 2009. If this concept is new to you I know you’re skeptical, but believe me this is delicious and I’ve had a handful of people ask me for the recipe since I’ve been bringing it everywhere with me! There’s not really anything healthier than eating raw cruciferous vegetables so why not make them taste amazing!
winter salad with blood orange & avocadoNo CommentsRead more
As if the power of whole foods on their own wasn’t enough to excite me, there are some amazing studies being done on the synergy of food! Hort Research in New Zealand did a study showing that if you combine berries and chocolate, you absorb three times the amount of antioxidants than if you were to eat those two foods separately. Today I want to specifically talk about how adding healthy fats to a salad can boost your carotenoid (antioxidant) absorption.
stuffed acorn squash with quinoa, kale & shiitakesNo CommentsRead more
Today I am sharing yet another squash recipe, because well, they are in season! I absolutely love winter squash and I am thrilled that my husband who used to hate all types will now eat (and enjoy) anything I make with any type of squash!