As I’ve mentioned before, I am usually hesitant about making “healthy” desserts because if I’m going to have dessert, I want it to be delicious. But I decided to try these because they involve peanut butter and maple syrup, two things I love. And while you can tell these are not the usual cookies, they are still so great, especially if you’re trying to cut back on the super indulgent desserts after all the candy and chocolate you likely ate for Valentine’s Day!
Category Archives: Gluten Free
Asparagus and Sweet Potato Hash
Sweet potatoes are quickly becoming a staple in our house. We’ve been making all sorts of vegetable hashes, breakfast hashes, or just plain sweet potato fries. They are easy to prepare and are super filling. Plus, they are supposed to be good for you (or so they say), so they can counteract some of those desserts we’re all eating this holiday season.
I eat Mexican food in every form. Literally, I live for anything with a bean, corn, salsa, guacamole combo. This is my latest iteration of a Mexican dish, and quite frankly, I think it is the healthiest version so far. The base is cauliflower rice, which is literally cauliflower and seasoning. I haven’t been keeping count, but I think we’ve made this dish once a week since I discovered the recipe in July.
Sweet Potato and Chicken Hash
Peach, Ginger, and Kale Smoothie
As I’ve mentioned before, I have a smoothie for breakfast every single day. I’ve been doing it for years, and in all honesty, I always make the exact same smoothie. I’ve got the portions figured out perfectly, and since I generally get up pretty early, it’s hard to try new things that early in the day. Because of this, I normally use frozen fruit and don’t take advantage of what is in season. On a recent weekend day when I had a bit more time to make my breakfast, I decided to add some of the peaches that we had around (side note- if you’re in the DC area and want to go pick your own peaches, go here, they are the best!). So if you’d like to start your morning with a healthy and sweet smoothie, try out this recipe.
Chickpea and Avocado Salad
This is an excellent side salad for two very important reasons. First, I mean it goes without saying that it is delicious, it has avocado in it so clearly I’m going to love it. Second, it takes all of 10 minutes to make.
Drinking enough water during the day is not easy for me. I have to remind myself to do it, which when I’m busy and running around, is really hard to do. This is my new solution to the problem: herb and fruit infused water. And so far, it is working really well. I can’t stop drinking it when I’m home. I found this pitcher on Amazon, for only $20, and it was totally worth it. I’m trying new combinations every week. So far, I’ve done mint and watermelon, lemon and strawberry, and lime and cucumber. Also, sorry for the Sunday drink posts. Normally, my Sunday posts involve baked goods, but while we’re in the heat of summer, I thought I’d share some drink posts before getting back to the baked goods in September.
Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream (Made with Bananas)
You may be noticing a funfetti theme here. And you know what, I’m not ashamed of it. Who doesn’t love something with bright multi-colored sprinkles in it. But the best part about this recipe is the fact that it is made with bananas. I know what you’re thinking – “Ok, then it must be disgusting. Why would I eat it?” Well, yes, you’re right, it’s not the same as ice cream. BUT it still tastes delicious in its own way (and you can trust me because normally I’m a doubter when people try to make desserts healthy).
Roasted Potato and Paprika Chickpea Salad
I just returned from ten days in Spain, where I did a LOT of eating, and am officially in detox mode. This salad is a great summer salad because it has a light and refreshing dressing, but the potatoes and chickpeas help make it filling!
Zucchini Corn Salad
If you’re not taking advantage of all of the fresh produce available right now, you’re missing out. Everything is so much better this time of year. This salad takes advantage of both fresh corn and zucchini, and the dressing keeps the salad light!