easy veggie lo mein

Two ramen recipes back to back?? I know, I know, it's a lot, but you know that feeling you get when you discover something new that you really like?  Well, that's how I feel about these noodles.  They were such a great Costco find! 👏  So, yea I got inspired.  And I started craving stir fry/lo mein the other night, so I figured that these noodles would be a great healthier option for a veggie lo mein dish. . . 

15 minute healthy cup of noodles

Ok, don't we all have that one period of time in our lives where we practically lived off ramen noodles?  I used to love bringing a cup of noodles in my packed lunch during high school.  During lunch, I'd heat up a cup of tap water in the microwave in the college guidance office and pour it over those shriveled up dehydrated vegetables (if you can even call them that) and buttery noodles and mix it up with the most artificial seasoning packet there ever was.  And it was damn good. 

5 minute healthy nachos

These are LEGIT.  I'm totally hooked on them.  Seriously, after the first time I made them, I made them on repeat every day for the rest of the week.  They take less than 5 minutes to make.  I almost always have all the ingredients needed on hand to make them.  They're delicious, satisfy all my savory junk food cravings anndddddddd are wayyyyyy healthier than most other nachos out there. . . 

pb&j cookie sandwiches

It's peanut buttah jellayyy time!  Who doesn't love a good, old classic PB&J from time to time?? Well, with these cookie sandwiches you can replace all the empty calories and carbs in a traditional sandwich with a protein packed, whole foods based snack without sacrificing any of that PB&J deliciousness. 

chocolate superfood truffles

Once you start, you just can't stop.  Seriously, these things are UBER addicting.  I could pop them into my mouth ALL DAY LONG.  These fudgey balls of chocolatey goodness are the perfect little snack to satisfy all your sweet tooth and chocolate cravings.  And they'll probably even give you a little boost of energy (at least for me they do).  They're packed with tons of healthy fats, carbs and superfoods.  So, basically, there's no reason not to put your phone down or step away from your computer right now and go make these!

beet smoothie

Let's face it, vegetables aren't the easiest thing to get a toddler to eat.  Put a plate of fruit in front of mine and she can't shovel it into her mouth fast enough.  Veggies, on the other hand, are inspected, cherry-picked, and often left on the plate.  Of course, she's got her favorites like: broccoli, green beans, and peas.  But then there are the untouchables . . .

hurricane bowl

The Hurricane Bowl... Given the huge bullet we dodged this month that was Hurricane Matthew and the vibrant orange and green colors that represent my alma mater, The U, I couldn't think of a more appropriate name for this Autumnal dish. 

I have been obsessing over sweet potatoes and pumpkin seeds lately and have been adding them to anything and everything I can!  From oatmeal to sauteed greens, and salads to. . . 

sweet potato toasties

I've been seeing the Sweet Potato Toast craze blowing up the internet lately.  And I must say, Ive been intrigued.  Take a slice of sweet potato, toss it in the toaster a few times, and voila, straight-from-the-earth perfectly toasted toast.  Or maybe not?  Along with all the praise it's been getting, I've also read a number of horror stories about toasters damaged beyond recognition, fire alarms getting set off, and houses nearly burning down all in the name of the perfect piece of healthy sweet potato toast.  So I decided to stick to my gut . . .

peanut butter protein shake

Back to back peanut butter recipes because peanut butter is pretty much the solution to all of my problems... I recently started hitting the gym and have been following up my workouts with protein shakes.  And I've finally found one that I absolutely love! 

I'm definitely not a huge fan of most protein powders that I've tried.  I've seen people mix protein powder and water and guzzle the drink down, but that's not even tolerable for me.  But mixing protein powder with allllllll the peanut butter makes everything better! 

peanut butter cookie dough bites

Cookie Dough by the spoonful--come on, we've all been there.  It makes for a perfectly acceptable snack, doesn't it?  Well, maybe not always, but it definitely can!  These peanut butter cookie dough bites are raw, vegan, gluten-free, and packed with protein!  They make an awesome pre or post-workout snack, are the perfect toppings for oatmeal, ice-cream and smoothie bowls, and are totally decadent and delicious.