Snack

Berry Avocado Smoothie Bowls

Smoothies are a great way to pack lots of nutrition into one meal. This smoothie recipe in particular is full of fiber and healthy fats (but also tastes insanely good). I love serving smoothies in a bowl because garnishing with nuts, seeds, coconut and fruit is so fun – this would be the perfect cooking […]

Cinnamon and Mixed Nut Granola with Yogurt and Berries

I recently had the most delicious granola on our cruise ship and I came back determined to try to make my own version. This granola has less oats and more nuts, which I love because it provides more protein and a wonderful toasty flavor. The plain yogurt provides an even more protein and the berries […]

Toasted Coconut and Walnut Energy Bites

My clients LOVE energy bites and for good reason – they are the perfect grab-and-go snack and there are so many different flavor combinations to choose from. The coconut and walnuts in these bites add a good amount of healthy fat and the dates add fiber to help keep you full. I also like having […]

Grain-Free Cookie Bars

I was introduced to tiger nuts a few years ago by my friend who sells the flour and other tiger nut products through her business (sperafoods.com). So what exactly is a tiger nut? Well, it isn’t a nut, which can be confusing. It is actually a small root vegetable that grows in Northern Africa and […]

Roasted Brussels Sprout and Sweet Potato Tacos with Kale Chimichurri

I recently read that the vegan eating will be a popular trend in 2019. As most of you know, I’ve been creating vegan dishes for some time now, and I always encourage a plant-based meal at least once or twice a week. These tacos are so incredibly flavorful and filling. If you have any leftover […]

Bacon Wrapped Butterball Potatoes with Honey Mustard Dip

Shopping at the farmers market in the winter means a lot of root vegetables. During one of my recent trips, I was talking to a farmer about different types of potatoes and he recommended I try these baby German butterball potatoes. Their tiny shape make them perfect for a small bite appetizer. Whether you make […]

Chicken Meatballs with Avocado Feta Dip

Tis the season for entertaining and I am always thinking of new and exciting appetizers to serve. Many of the appetizers served around the holidays can be pretty calorie-laden, so I figured I would share a recipe that is not only delicious, but also good for you. These also make a great make-ahead lunch served […]

Grilled Sardines with Spicy Heirloom Tomato Sauce

I’m always looking for more ways to eat heart healthy. I hadn’t even considered eating sardines until I tried these ones at the store recently. They were so meaty and flavorful without being over fishy. Grilling them lightly crisps the skin and provides a delicious smoky flavor. Serve this dish as an appetizer or as […]

Raw Chocolate Espresso Truffles

Chocolate and coffee are one of my favorite combos. I’ve been known to need a cup of coffee (or two) in the morning to get myself motivated. These truffles are chock-full of good-for-you ingredients like almonds, oats and hemp seed, but they taste like a decadent dessert. And because they’re vegan, gluten-free (if you use […]

Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus

Dessert hummus is a recent trend that I was a bit skeptical to try. However, now I totally understand the hype. This hummus is so incredibly delicious and really does have the same taste and texture as brownie batter (without any added flour or sugar). I recommend serving this as a pool or lake-side snack, […]