Avocado Toast

Creamy avocado seasoned with salt, pepper & crushed red pepper spread on crunchy wholegrain toast…I don’t think it can get any easier than this. Avocado toast is a great option for breakfast or a hearty snack. Avocados are one of the most healthy and nutritious foods around. They are full of potassium, fiber, antioxidants and…

Homemade Hummus

Recipe & Picture Courtesy of Cathy Miles Palmer INGREDIENTS Chickpeas – 1 can rinsed & drained Tahini – 1/4 Cup Juice of 1 Lemon Olive Oil – 1 TBSP. Ground Cumin – 1 TSP. Garlic – 1 Clove Minced Water – 2 to 3 TBSP. Salt – To Taste DIRECTIONS Combine the tahini and lemon…

Cucumber & Pineapple Salad

Summer is the time for fresh vegetables and quick, healthy dinners that don’t require a lot of work. This cucumber & pineapple salad takes advantage of the abundance of fresh cucumbers and the juicy goodness of sweet pineapple. When combined with crunchy purple onions and spicy jalapenos, you have the perfect side dish for any…

Banana & Peanut Butter Bowl

I wish I could say that I came up with this quick breakfast on my own, but I did not. I saw this at a local restaurant and knew that I could make it myself and save the $5. I didn’t have the exact ingredients so I simply used what I had in the pantry….

High Protein Granola Bars

Recipe Made By Kim Taylor Recipe Courtesy Of: Chocolate Covered Katie Are you looking for a high protein snack that you can add in additional protein with a protein powder? I was searching through Pinterest and came across a recipe called “3 Minute” High Protein Granola Bars. This recipe looked interesting because it did not require…

Angel Food Cupcakes

Strawberry season is almost here! It is so much fun going to the strawberry field and coming home with a big batch of fresh strawberries. I found some beautiful strawberries this Saturday and instantly knew I wanted to try and find a healthy alternative to traditional strawberry shortcakes. These start out with a light and…

Roasted Chickpeas

I absolutely love chickpeas. I normally use them in a cold chickpea salad (recipe to come later). Chickpeas are considered a true superfood. In a 1 cup serving they provide all of the following: 268 calories 12.5 grams of dietary fiber 14.5 grams of protein 4.2 grams of fat 84% manganese 71% folate 29% copper…

Carrot Hummus

I love hummus and how creamy and satisfying it is. There is not a flavor I have tried that I did not love! Traditional hummus has roughly 70 calories per serving and 5 grams of fat. Imagine my delight to find carrot hummus! Carrot hummus has 50 calories per serving and only 2.5 grams of…

Greek Yogurt Bowls

All 3 of my boys had basketball practice last night. That means we were at the gym from 5:30  until 8:30 last night. I was a bad Mom and had to buy Wendy’s cheeseburgers for dinner 😦 To try and undo the damage from our on the run dinner last night, I made these Greek…

Turkey Wrap

If you are like me, you are always looking for a quick, easy, no-fuss lunch that can be prepared ahead of time. I found these wraps at Harris Teeter and quickly fell in love. They only have 90 calories per wrap, which is less than 2 pieces of bread. Plus each wrap has 9 grams…

Chicken Salad Celery Boats

Recipe Courtesy Of: Deana-Marie Rose INGREDIENTS 2 Stalks of Celery – Rinsed, Dried & Cut in Half 1 Can of White Meat Chicken – Drained 2 TBSP Light Mayonnaise Spices To Taste – Suggestions: Salt, Pepper, Celery Salt, Onion Powder, Dried Parsley, Tumeric DIRECTIONS Mix chicken with mayonnaise and desired spices. Place inside celery and…

High Protein Trail Mix

I have been looking for a high protein snack that was easy to prepare and did not need to be refrigerated. I stumbled across a recipe online for a trail mix and tweaked it a little bit to suit the tastes of our family. The salty/sweet/crunchy combination of this trail mix provides a great fix…