{Nourish} Mix and Match Morning Muffins

Mix and Match Morning MuffinsMornings are hectic in our house and I know I am not alone. The start of the school year has shaved an hour off our morning routine and let me tell you, I am feeling it. The thing that has suffered the most? Breakfast. My solution? Single serve cakes for everyone. And, while these taste utterly decadent and delicious you’ll be happy to know they are equally as nourishing and satisfying. These mix and match morning muffins have kept me semi-sane. Healthy, hearty and super yummy, they are easy to make and easy to customize to please your crowd. Plus, they are naturally gluten free, grain free and low in sugar. And, we LOVE them. You will too! Continue reading “{Nourish} Mix and Match Morning Muffins”

{Nourish} Socca with Poached Eggs, Roasted Tomatoes, and Fresh Basil

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If you’re a lover of brunch, then you are going to love this Socca with Poached Eggs, Roasted Tomatoes and Fresh Basil from my cookbook, Whole Cooking and Nutrition. It’s an easy yet fancy upgrade to your everyday “dippy” egg, as we like to call it in my house. Freshly roasted tomatoes, savory and smoky Socca (a flatbread made from chickpea flour) and bright basil play beautifully with delicate poached eggs. The best part? Many components of this dish can be prepped ahead of time (see meal prep tips below) which will leave your workload as light as preparing the poached eggs!  Continue reading “{Nourish} Socca with Poached Eggs, Roasted Tomatoes, and Fresh Basil”

{Nourish} Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Whole Wheat and Oat, Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bread

When you buy bananas in anticipation of them browning, you know you’ve found a recipe you love. This Banana Chocolate Chip Bread rivals those you loved as a child. Moist, and rich without being overly sweet, I love that the speckles of dark chocolate chips are just enough to make this quick bread feel like a special treat. While the recipe incorporates some whole wheat flour, you can easily make it gluten free. Continue reading “{Nourish} Banana Chocolate Chip Bread”

{Nourish} No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Chewy and Crunchy, No Bake Coconut Peanut Butter Oat Bars with Almonds and Raisins

Store bought granola bars tend to be lacking. Lacking in flavor and nutrition that is. Fortunately, it’s extremely easy to make your own. So easy that there is no cooking involved. Simply mix the ingredients (there are only seven), press them into a pan, cut and enjoy. Plus, you can mix and match the the nuts and dried fruit to please your clan. Hearty, naturally sweet and super filling, you’re going to love these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars that happen to be gluten-free, dairy free and vegetarian to boot.  Continue reading “{Nourish} No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars”

{Nourish} Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats

Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Breakfast, BrunchI’ve been tiring of my morning bowl of warm oats and quinoa and that got me thinking. How could I revamp my oats in a nourishing and interesting way? My fridge did the rest of the work. Leftover Spiced Citrus and Cranberry Sauce became the flavor inspiration for these Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats, a simple and healthy breakfast recipe I know you are going to love. A balanced bowl of satisfying whole grains, crunchy nuts and antioxidant rich sweet potatoes, cranberries and spices is a really soulful way to start the day and fend off any cold or flu that may be creeping up on you. Continue reading “{Nourish} Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats”

{Thrive} 5 Ways to Eat Less Processed Food + Meal Prep Tips

5 Ways to Eat Less Processed Food, Clean Eating, Whole Foods, Meal Prep, Meal PlanningIt’s unrealistic to completely avoid processed food. Remember, perfection doesn’t exist. With that being said we can definitely cut back on our processed food intake – this is another positive intention you can set for the New Year.  Whole foods tend to be more nutrient dense and nourishing than their processed counterparts. Plus, whole foods lack the added sugar, salt, additives, preservatives and more that tend to be lurking in processed foods. Are you ready to make the switch? Here are some tips to help your eat more whole foods and to decrease the number of processed foods in your shopping cart, pantry and on your plate. Continue reading “{Thrive} 5 Ways to Eat Less Processed Food + Meal Prep Tips”