Banana Nut Oat Bars


Eating a snack during the day is important for keeping yourself satisfied and preventing excessive hunger. Snacks are also great for before or after a long run or intense workout. A nutritious snack provides carbohydrate, protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Foods like granola bars or nut bars are great snacks you can pack with you for a long day and grab on-the-go.

Below is a recipe for banana nut oat bars, made with bananas and dates for natural sweetness; walnuts for omega-3 fats; oats for fiber, and these bars also have 4 grams of protein per serving […]

Avocados–The Fruit of Diversity


We can all tell from my post a couple weeks ago how much I love avocados, but I only vaguely mentioned the many ways to eat them. My uncharacteristic lack of description hasn’t been sitting well with me, so I decided to visit the magical site of Pinterest and do a little avocado searching to provide some specifics. I put together a list highlighting some awesome ways to use avocados that I have either tried before, or would love to try soon. Enjoy!
Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies 

Avocado Quesadilla 

Lemon Avocado Salad Dressing

Avocado Ice Cream

Chocolate Peanut Butter […]

Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


Because it’s oatmeal cookie and raisin day, I thought I would share with you my Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies! A perfectly sweet treat with a salty contrast! 

Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chocolate chips


Line a cookie sheet with […]

Earth Day Through the Eyes of a Vegan


Happy Earth Day people! How cool is it that there is a day dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging how incredible the earth is? Without it, we, and many other beautiful creations, would not be.

One of the main reasons I went vegan was for the earth and the environment. I had no idea how much raising livestock damages the earth. Making the choice to live a vegan lifestyle, I feel like I automatically became a spokesperson to where part of my “job” is to raise awareness and educate. So in honor of this Earth day, I would like to present […]

Mushroom Burger


This Mushroom Burger is juicy and packed with lean protein. The mushrooms take this burger up a notch making it more juicy and a unique flavor profile. Top with sautéed mushrooms for extra mushroom goodness.

Mushroom Burger
-1lb ground sirloin beef
-1/2 cup minced mushrooms
-1 tsp. garlic
-1/4 cup minced red onion
-1 tsp. worcestershire sauce

1. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl.
2. Form into 4 patties and grill to desired doneness […]

Sweet Potato Smoothie


This Sweet Potato Smoothie is creamy, tart, and refreshing. I just can’t get enough of that sweet orange color!

Nothing will cool you down and get you in spring spirit like a delicious and nutritious smoothie! This Sweet Potato Smoothie is creamy, tart, and refreshing. I just can’t get enough of that sweet orange color!


⅓ cup cooked sweet potato (no skin)
½ cup frozen mango
½ cup frozen pineapple
5 ounces (about ½ cup) vanilla greek yogurt
⅓ cup 100% orange juice


Place all ingredients in the blender and process until smooth. Enjoy […]

Green Grape Smoothie


Happy Friday! It’s going to be a warm weekend here in Orlando and I’m looking forward to it. When it gets hot outside our family loves to cool off by swimming in the pool and I enjoy making up a batch or two of this Grapes & Greens Smoothie! I made this recipe a while back for the runDisney blog, and it’s been a family favorite ever since. Cheers to a warm weekend in the sun!


Green Grape Smoothie

serves 2


1 cup frozen green grapes

1 frozen banana

¼ cup frozen pineapple

2 […]

Roasted Veggie Recipe


Roasting vegetables can be a delicious and nutritious way to incorporate healthier foods into your diet. Take butternut squash for example, this orange veggie packs a ton of vitamin A (which is great for eyesight), vitamin C, and fiber in just one cup and it only has about 80 calories in that one serving! Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think!

10 mins
45 mins
55 mins
Serves: 4 servings
1 large butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon coconut oil
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
freshly ground […]

Sweet Potato Smoothie


It’s Friday at time for a recipe!! This one is sure to satisfy and is filled with nourishing fruits and veggies!! Yes, slurp up your daily dose of vegetables while you enjoy this tasty treat!

Sweet Potato Smoothie

serves 1

1/3 cup cooked sweet potato (no skin)

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

5 ounces (about 1/2 cup) vanilla greek yogurt

1/3 cup 100% orange juice

Place all ingredients in the blender and process until smooth. Enjoy […]

Southwestern Bean Soup


Southwestern Bean Soup: All it is are some beans, veggies, vegetable broth, and spices. The combinations of the flavors work so nicely together to give you a fresh, flavorful taste with a kick. Your taste buds will be begging for another bite!

In light of my blog post yesterday about why beans are the greatest (!), there’s no better way to honor that than by sharing with you all, my Southwestern Bean Soup recipe! This is definitely my go-to because it’s super easy, insanely delicious and all of the ingredients are clean and/or organic! Hard to believe […]