Healthy Recipes

Crispy Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

My mom has been a brussels sprouts fan since I can remember but we didn’t eat them much growing up. Now that I’m a full-grown adult with sprouts-loving palate, I mourn all the years spent not eating them. I first made these for Thanksgiving last […]

Autumn Harvest Chicken Skillet Dinner

Autumn Harvest Chicken Skillet Dinner

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Mazola® Corn Oil . All opinions are mine alone. #MakeItMazola #simpleswap #CollectiveBias​ Skillet meals have become a hot ticket item here on the blog and all around the internets–and with good reason. They’re quick and […]

How to Make Creamy Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa

How to Make Creamy Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ReddiForNonDairy #CollectiveBias One of the most common recipe modification questions I get is “How can I make this without dairy?” Whether it’s due to lactose-intolerance, veganism, or simple […]

Autumn Almond Breakfast Smoothie

Autumn Almond Breakfast Smoothie

Hello, October. Today’s recipe, an autumn almond breakfast smoothie, is part of the official welcome wagon into fall. We’ve got an autumn recipe and, guess what. There’s no pumpkin here, folks! Fall may not seem like the time for smoothies but It’s creamy and dreamy […]

Pumpkin Walnut Oatmeal Muffins

Pumpkin Walnut Oatmeal Muffins

You probably clicked on today’s post thinking one of two things: Another pumpkin recipe? Enough already! or It’s about damn time! Give me allll the pumpkin. Whatever the case, don’t panic. This is not the beginning of a slew of orange-colored eats nor is it the only […]

Easy Rainbow Soup + Gratefulness

Easy Rainbow Soup + Gratefulness

A colorful and nutrient-packed soup brimming with fresh veggies, protein, and flavor in about 45 minutes for the perfect good-for-you comfort meal

Apple Cinnamon Grain-Free Granola

Apple Cinnamon Grain-Free Granola

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #MyHonestTea #CollectiveBias Whew, chile. Things got heated over on Instagram the other day. I wasn’t ready! For this post, I knew I wanted to make a grain-free […]

Easy Weeknight Tomato Basil Chicken (in 30 minutes!)

Easy Weeknight Tomato Basil Chicken (in 30 minutes!)

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine. Not to brag, but I’ve been killing it with quick recipes lately (peep this 15-minute number if you don’t believe me)–especially one-pan meals because cleanup is […]

Gourmet Scrambled Egg Breakfast Muffins (Easy Make-Ahead Recipe)

Gourmet Scrambled Egg Breakfast Muffins (Easy Make-Ahead Recipe)

What’s your weekday breakfast scenario currently like? Mine is either warming up something I made ahead in the office microwave or sliding through a drive-through for a smoothie or something pseudo-healthy, sweating the whole time thinking there’s no way I’ll get to work on time. […]

Easy Pasta Skillet Dinner

Easy Pasta Skillet Dinner

Thank you to DaVinci® for sponsoring this Easy Pasta Skillet Dinner post. As always, all opinions are my own. Can I be honest with, y’all? I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen lately. Work is kicking my butt (in a good way), my social calendar […]

My Go-To Celebration Salad Recipe

My Go-To Celebration Salad Recipe

I call this go-to recipe a celebration salad because I always seem to make it for parties. It’s delicious but very simple–it calls for spring mix and/or spinach, dried cranberries, crumbled feta cheese, walnuts, and champagne salad dressing. That’s it. Five ingredients available at most […]

15-Minute Wonton Power Bowl

15-Minute Wonton Power Bowl

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BibigoKoreanFlavor #CollectiveBias Power bowls have been pretty popular for a while now so I thought it was high time I shared one here. What is a power bowl, […]

3-Ingredient Pineapple Salsa Chicken (Slow Cooker Recipe)

3-Ingredient Pineapple Salsa Chicken (Slow Cooker Recipe)

This pineapple salsa chicken officially solidifies July 2018 as the month of pineapple recipes, y’all. Last week, I shared these pineapple jalapeno mimosas and the week before was two-ingredient pineapple nice cream. There’s no real reason for all of this except that I particularly love […]

5-Minute Tropical Pineapple Nice Cream (Vegan, GF, DF & No Added Sugar)

5-Minute Tropical Pineapple Nice Cream (Vegan, GF, DF & No Added Sugar)

I’m not lactose-intolerant or anything but have been off dairy milk for years now and was excited to find that this tropical pineapple nice cream tastes amazing when made with my favorite non-dairy milk. I’ve used coconut milk (the creamiest) and almond milk with good […]

Coconut Lime Shrimp & Plantain

Coconut Lime Shrimp & Plantain

This dish has flavors from all over so I’m not quite sure how to categorize it cuisine-wise. You’ve got ginger, coconut, lime, red pepper, and curry, which evoke Southeast Asian, Caribbean, and West African feels so *insert shrug emoji here*. It’s a little sweet, spicy, […]

Easy Breezy Cherry Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

Easy Breezy Cherry Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

A delicious and good-for-you anytime drink that takes only six minutes to make

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Set-it-and-forget-it recipe for perfectly flavorful and juicy turkey meatballs every time

50 Homemade Salads You’ll Actually Want to Eat

50 Homemade Salads You’ll Actually Want to Eat

A roundup of easy and delicious homemade salads to help fuel your #summerbody goals

Spicy Avocado Deviled Eggs (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Spicy Avocado Deviled Eggs (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

A lighter take on a southern classic that doesn’t sacrifice flavor or fun!

Brown Butter Cod with Capers

Brown Butter Cod with Capers

An easy, step-by-step recipe to make a delicious and slightly indulgent dinner or lunch ready in under 30 minutes with just a few ingredients

Simple Seared Salmon and Naked Pasta

Simple Seared Salmon and Naked Pasta

An easy and flavorful weeknight dinner ready in under 30 minutes

5 Healthy Snacks to Keep On Hand

5 Healthy Snacks to Keep On Hand

5 simple snack ideas that are gluten-free, vegan, and Whole30 compliant

Spicy Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Spicy Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A sweet and spicy veggie dish that comes together in 20 minutes with just five ingredients

2-Step Healthy Breakfast Cookies (Vegan, GF)

2-Step Healthy Breakfast Cookies (Vegan, GF)

This vegan and gluten-free recipe is easy-to-make, delicious, and can be prepped ahead of time.

4-Ingredient Feel-Better Tea

4-Ingredient Feel-Better Tea

An easy, cold-fighting drink made with a few common ingredients

Addictive Massaged Kale Salad

Addictive Massaged Kale Salad

A perfectly tender, flavorful, and seasonal salad that will convince you the words “kale” and “addictive” go together like Barack and Michelle.

30-Minute Chicken Noodle Soup

30-Minute Chicken Noodle Soup

An all-natural, one-pot chicken noodle soup made in just 30 minutes

Spicy Chipotle Skillet Meal

Spicy Chipotle Skillet Meal

A spicy one-pan meal that comes together in under an hour, is gluten and dairy-free, and versatile enough to fit most other diets with just one modification

Dark Chocolate Chai Baked Oatmeal (Vegan)

Dark Chocolate Chai Baked Oatmeal (Vegan)

An easy, 30-minute, make-ahead breakfast that tastes like dessert but is dairy and guilt free

Tropical Green Breakfast Smoothies

Tropical Green Breakfast Smoothies

Easy and filling tropical green breakfast smoothies to start your day. Made with mango, pineapple, banana, spinach, greek yogurt, and oats.

Healthy-ish Homemade Burgers & Fries

Healthy-ish Homemade Burgers & Fries

Delicious homemade turkey burgers and the best oven-baked fries you have ever tasted are quick and easy to make.

Easy Sheet Pan Turkey Meatloaf Dinner

Easy Sheet Pan Turkey Meatloaf Dinner

A quick and easy sheet pan turkey meatloaf dinner with updated classic American comforts: turkey meatloaf, crispy pesto potatoes, and tender green beans.

Creamy Crunchy Avocado Chicken Salad

Creamy Crunchy Avocado Chicken Salad

Fresh avocado, walnuts, grilled chicken and a few other ingredients create this creamy crunchy avocado chicken salad in a few minutes!

Lunchtime Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Lunchtime Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Easy 10-minute lunchtime turkey lettuce wraps for a whole week’s worth of lunch in no time.

Slow Cooker Spicy Shredded Chicken

Slow Cooker Spicy Shredded Chicken

Step up your Taco Tuesday. Slow cooker spicy shredded chicken is perfect for adding to casseroles, tacos, and more made easily in a crock pot.

Grilled Sesame Chicken with Beets & Arugula

Grilled Sesame Chicken with Beets & Arugula

An easy, 4-ingredient meal salad with amazing flavors from a marinade that doubles as a dressing.

The Best Breakfast Hash [Updated]

The Best Breakfast Hash [Updated]

This recipe is something of a Dash of Jazz classic, if there is such a thing. It’s the first one I ever shared here on the blog (original post here not too much on my rookie photo skills, please!) a little over two years ago…and it’s still […]

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

An easy slow cooker Moroccan chicken meal that is naturally gluten-free and Whole 30 compliant plus full of rich North African flavors

Veggie Noodles 3 Ways

Veggie Noodles 3 Ways

Easy and delicious recipe variations for veggie noodles 3 ways with sweet potato, zucchini, and butternut squash spirals My latest food obsession is veggie noodles. They are so fun to cook with and guilt-free to eat! I have a spiralizer of my own but, let’s […]

Crunchy Kale Salad

Crunchy Kale Salad

Five ingredients, five minutes, and the salad dressing of your choice. That is all that’s standing between you and this fresh, simple, crunchy kale salad. We all know we should get lots of greens in our diets but it’s easy to get stuck in a rut […]

Post-Workout Smoothie

Post-Workout Smoothie

A one-minute post-workout smoothie that tastes like a Wendy’s Frosty!

Daniel Fast Survival Guide

Daniel Fast Survival Guide

Happy New Year, y’all! I am so excited about 2017. So many things have already happened this year or are in the works and I am so grateful to be able to share it all [soon] with wonderful readers like you. #NewYearNewMe is a big […]

Easy Roasted Root Veggies

Easy Roasted Root Veggies

Make these easy roasted root veggies–carrots, red and white potatoes, and beets with just a few other ingredients– for your next Fall dinner.

PB&J Smoothie Bowl

PB&J Smoothie Bowl

Everyone’s favorite sandwich remixed into a PB&J smoothie bowl.

Secrets to Better Homemade Salads + Dressing Recipe

Secrets to Better Homemade Salads + Dressing Recipe

Make better homemade salads with this collection of simple tips, an easy & good-for-you apple cider vinaigrette dressing recipe. After a sobering swimsuit try-on session and a horrifying facial break out, I recently committed to eating more greens. Fruits and veggies, especially dark, leafy greens, are […]

Blue Apron [Review]

Blue Apron [Review]

The folks at Blue Apron sent me a box of meals in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own. I love online shopping. Any kind of shopping, really. Even grocery shopping is fun to me. Coming home to a package on my […]

Homemade Instant Oatmeal Mix

Homemade Instant Oatmeal Mix

My go-to homemade instant oatmeal mix. Make it in a few minutes on Sunday night and have easy weekday mornings. My love for hot breakfast items began young. One story my mom loves to tell involves my mispronunciation of “cream of wheat” as a toddler. […]

Pan-Seared Turkey Meatballs

Pan-Seared Turkey Meatballs

I like to be organized. Color-coding, alphabetizing, categorizing…I like all of these things. On this ideal December Sunday, I have gone to church, clipped coupons, done my grocery shopping, meal-prepped lunches and picked out my work clothes for the week. 🙂 Things don’t always work out […]

Pumpkin Maple Baked Oatmeal

Pumpkin Maple Baked Oatmeal

Capture the comfort of a warm bowl of oats and the flavors of Fall in this easy, make-ahead breakfast for the whole week.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

All the comfort of a warm bowl of oats in an easy, on-the-go form for the whole week in 30 minutes

Healthy Baked Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Baked Sweet Potatoes

I will keep this post short and sweet–just like the featured dish. I previously ranted about mentioned the struggle with my dad trying to eat more healthily. More recently, my sorority sisters have embarked on a fitness challenge (which I did not join). With all of this […]

Fusion Shrimp Cocktail

Fusion Shrimp Cocktail

Houston weather is notoriously flaky. Within a week one can experience temperatures ranging from the low 30s to the mid 80s. The only thing I ever know for sure is that summers, which seem to last from March to October, are HOT. I thought up […]

Zesty Lemon Squash

Zesty Lemon Squash

This lemon squash is a current favorite of mine but I did not eat much squash growing up. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of times it was served to me before the age of eighteen and each occasion was at […]

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

With the Super Bowl looming over us, I thought it would be fitting to share a super simple side dish/snack that just happens to be a finger food. These sweet potato fries fit that bill. Sweet potatoes seem inherently healthier than your average baking potatoes, so […]

Garlicky Green Beans & Mushrooms

Garlicky Green Beans & Mushrooms

Have you ever come across a #struggleplate on social media? One thing that pops up on many posts associated with this hashtag is a pile of canned green beans. Don’t get me wrong–I’m sure I ate canned green beans as a kid, when both my parents worked […]

Ginger Curry Carrots

Ginger Curry Carrots

An easy and flavorful side dish that is ready in just about 30 minutes.

Quick Salsa

Quick Salsa

A fresh quick salsa that comes together in about ten minutes using a food processor or blender and is perfect for snacking or topping entrees

Chopped Southwestern Salad

Chopped Southwestern Salad

As the new year sets in, many of us are starting anew–whether it be new jobs, new semesters in school, or approaching familiar situations with new vigor. On the cusp of each year, people everywhere make resolutions related to fitness and health. With that in […]