Super Bowl, Super Foods

Planning on watching the Super Bowl tomorrow night? Super Bowl parties usually mean wings, pizza, beer, nachos, etc but why not switch it up this year and try some equally-satisfying recipes that won’t leave you feeling like crap on Monday morning?! Have you ever thought about the irony of sitting and watching healthy, fit athletes…

Very Berry Chia Seed Pudding

Looking for something to eat for breakfast that doesn’t include eggs or grains? This is the perfect, healthy indulgence filled with omega-3 fats, protein and antioxidants from the berries. Makes approximately 4 large servings (1 cup to 1.5 cups) or 8 small 1/2 cup servings Ingredients 1 cup of Chia Seeds 1 – 13.5 oz. can of coconut…

Homemade Copycat Chocolate Sea Salt Rx Bars

Prep Time: 5 minutes Yield: 12 bars Ingredients 1 cup raw walnuts or almonds 1 cup raw cashews 1 cup egg white protein (I used Paleo Protein Egg White Protein Powder) 2 cups dates 1/2 cup cocoa powder 4 Tbsp water 1/2 tsp sea salt Instructions Line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper and set…

“Peanut Butter Pie” High Protein Chia Seed Pudding

I’ve been on the “chia seed pudding” bandwagon for a little while now because it makes such an easy breakfast option, especially during the busy holiday season. With about 26 grams of protein per serving* and lots of healthy fats this is bound to keep you full and satisfied. This also makes a great snack…

Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or other non-dairy milk 1/2 cup unsweetened, full-fat coconut milk (Trader Joe’s has one with no fillers or gums!) 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!) 4 pitted dates, if desired 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1/3 cup chia seeds Instructions: Place the almond milk, coconut…

Winter Squash Breakfast Bowl

Makes 1 Bowl  What?!? Squash for breakfast?! The sweetness of winter squash combined with various textures makes this dish a satisfying way to start the day. Ingredients: Acorn Squash (can also use butternut squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, etc) 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil 1 Can Full-Fat Coconut Milk (can also use almond, cashew, or other non-dairy…

Sweet & Savory Roasted Carrots

So I am not much of a “cooked carrot” person but this recipe may have changed my mind! I found the recipe and adapted it a bit HollywoodHomestead.com.  These root vegetables are sweet and make the perfect fall treat (I’m a poet and didn’t even know it)! Ingredients: 1 bunch of colored carrots (I used…

Avocado Chicken Salad

A variation of my avocado egg salad…with chicken! Think of it as guacamole with protein 😉 Ingredients: 2 avocados 2 cups cooked chicken breast or tenders, chopped Grape tomatoes, chopped in half or quarters ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional) Juice of 1 lime (keeps avocado from browning) ¼ teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon paprika 1/4…

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 2 ½ cups almond flour (finely ground) ½ tsp sea salt ½ tsp baking soda ½ cup melted virgin coconut oil 1 tsp cinnamon ½ cup local maple syrup 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life) Instructions: Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a large bowl and mix thoroughly Spread…

Grain Free “Cereal”

This week I was getting really sick of eating eggs for breakfast and just wanted cereal! Since I was committed to the Whole30, I told myself to hang tight and stick with the challenge. This was the closest I could get, but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise!! Ingredients: Chopped cashews Unsweetened coconut flakes…

Fruity Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients: 1 can of full-fat coconut cream 1 Tbsp clean protein, of choice 2 cups unsweetened nut milk 1/2 cup chia seeds 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Fruit of choice (berries, fresh or frozen, work well as well as sliced bananas!) Variations: Omit coconut cream and add 1 cup oats Add cinnamon (works well with chopped…

KickStart Smoothies

Smoothies are pretty simple- toss in some fruit, greens, liquid, and source of protein and voila! They are such a simple concept that many people actually end up doing themselves more harm than good without even knowing it. Here are a few tips to making a healthy smoothie: Try to incorporate both carbohydrates and protein….