Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

A Very Healthy Valentine’s Day Treat I love Valentine’s Day. I know it’s cheesy and mushy and a “hallmark holiday,” but I don’t care – I freaking love it. It’s a day to think about love, talk about love, and celebrate those who make you happy. All things that I think more of us should…

Glazed Lemon Chia Bread

It doesn’t take much convincing to whip up fresh banana bread, especially when I have the perfect amount of over-ripe bananas hanging around the kitchen. I wasn’t planning on it, but this recipe just so happens to be one of our favorite banana bread recipes of all time. The hint of lemon compliments the natural…

All Natural Sugar Cookies

Simple Cookies Made With Natural Sugar The count down is on and I’m going to help you bring the best sugar cookie recipe to the table! The cookie table that is. Did you know, the traditional “cookie table” originated in the northeast Ohio/southwest Pennsylvania region, a.k.a Pittsburgh and Youngstown! This must be why I eat…

Turkey & Quinoa Fiesta Bowl

A major part of eating healthy and on a budget, means eating the same staples – often. Luckily both Chad and I are not very picky people, in fact we actually enjoy eating the same things every week. It makes planning and prepping super easy, plus you find little ways here and there to change…

Green Cacao Energy Balls

Super Green Energy Balls Healthy Fats + Natural Protein + Chocolate Yes please Good morning everyone and happy Thursday, only one more day until the weekend! It’s around 6 a.m. at the moment and I have quite the long day ahead of me, but with a coffee in hand, anything is possible! #amirite – Ironically,…

Vanilla Pecan Maca Blondies

It seems like maca root has been getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason! This root is jam packed with immune and endocrine benefits that can help increase your energy, balance hormones, and even help with memory and cognitive function. Before we talk benefits, it’s important to note that maca root is…

Almond Crusted Tilapia with Salty Thyme Sweet Potato Fries

Happy Monday, everyone! I love starting a new week off with a super healthy Monday meal. On the menu for tonight is a super easy almond crusted tilapia, paired with the best sweet potato fries. This dinner is definitely apartment/dorm friendly, packed with heart healthy fats, lean protein,  fiber rich complex carbs, and most importantly – delicious! Tilapia…

Fudgey Black Bean Brownies

The Better For You Brownies So good, you won’t believe they’re healthy If you’re living anywhere along the East coast, I’m sure you’re experiencing this nice reminder that it is still winter. In NE Ohio, it is currently seventeen degrees with twenty mile and hour winds and snowing like you wouldn’t believe. Yes mother nature…

Super Seed Oat Muffins

Packed With Fiber + Antioxidants Super Seed Oat Muffins (a.k.a real food) There was a point when my diet only consisted of synthetic protein, sugar alcohols, and high sodium snacks. Anything that “fit my macros” and tasted sugary, was everything that I wanted – regardless of how awful it was for me.  I want to say…

Chocolate Strawberry Breakfast Muffins

You Aren’t Dreaming These chocolate strawberry protein muffins are the real deal With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought it would be perfect to try out something new on the classic chocolate & strawberry duo. Over the past weekend, while we were doing our normal Sunday shopping for the week, I came across a fresh strawberry…

Avocado Chocolate Truffles

Triple Chocolate Truffles With A Green Twist Decadent, sweet, and oh so healthy  It wasn’t until this past month that I have had an actual truffle. Of course I’ve seen them all over Pinterest and the best of Instagram, but I had yet to try some for myself. As I was sitting at my hair…

Quick Recipe: Chicken Meatballs

When Chicken Isn’t Kickin’ Try this new recipe for your mid-week chicken struggle There comes a point in our week when we can’t take another bite of shredded salsa chicken. Don’t get me wrong, it’s super easy and delicious, but after the second lunch and third dinner – you won’t look at it the same…

Pumpkin Macadamia Nut Cookies

Merry Fall, Y’all It’s pumpkin spice time Not to say that I’m one to wait for something to be official in order to make some pumpkin cookies but, it’s officially fall! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I just want to say Merry Fall to you all and talk about all of the wonderful things…

Favorite Kitchen Accessory: The Crockpot 

Why Having A Crockpot Is Magic And My Favorite Recipes So Far Whether you’ve just left home for another year of college or signed a lease for your very first apartment, you have officially pardoned ways with your nightly home cooked meals. There’s something so exciting about being on your own, planning your own meals, and eating…