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Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole

I don’t need an excuse to eat more sweet potatoes… but if I did, Thanksgiving would be a good one.  Sweet potato casserole is an American Thanksgiving tradition.  And the good news is that this is the easiest Thanksgiving dish to prepare of all time.  Beyond just making some room in the oven, there’s not…

Spinach & Sweet Potato Vegan Salad

I usually eat at least one salad every day. Because I meal prepped the rice and sweet potatoes for this recipe, this salad took under 5 minutes to prepare. When I say I eat a salad a day, I’m talking about salads that have protein, carbohydrates (yes, carbs!), healthy fats, fiber etc...the type of salad where…

Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Spinach Muffins

Looking for a gluten free, dairy free, and healthy muffin recipe that cures a sweet tooth?  I’m obsessed with these new dairy and soy free chocolate chips that I bought from amazon and decided to make a batch of chocolate chip spinach muffins over the weekend. I love baking on the weekends.  For some reason,…

The Top 6 Health & Wellness Podcasts you must start listening to RIGHT NOW

Anyone who knows me knows that I am OBSESSED with podcasts.  I bring them up in conversation, I consistently make friends with strangers over a mutual love of Ira Glass, and I always have my headphones in when I walk anywhere.  (Disclaimer:  I’ve almost been run over a few times and I am not condoning…

Chickpea Breakfast Tacos

When I moved from Texas at 18, I was astounded to find out that breakfast tacos were not as common of a breakfast in other parts of the county.  Not quite the American staple I thought it was. And while I do love to treat myself with a good east coast bagel every now and…

5 Steps you can take TODAY to end your perfectionism (#4 is stupid easy)

1. Quit all or nothing thinking & add the word “yet” to the end of your black and white statements This has probably been the biggest change that I have made in recent years.  All or nothing thinking (or black and white thinking) is the act of using exaggerative terms to describe occurrences, including negative…

Easy Zucchini Bread Pudding Recipe | Gluten Free | Dairy Free | Paleo| Healthy sweets

Gluten Free Zucchini Bread Pudding

Zucchini bread is grandma’s classic. My mom says that stuffing breads with vegetables was considered virtually the same as a side of vegetables growing up. While the thought of that makes me shiver, this is definitely a healthy alternative to straight up bread.   I typically sweeten my baked goods with applesauce and maple syrup.…