InstaFOOD Round-Up

Happy Sunday! Sunday’s are usually my day to meal prep and grocery shop. Sam and I both are up around 5am for workouts and then immediately start our day. We go-go-go until 6pm, so it’s super helpful for me to always meal prep. Otherwise we would be living off of poptarts… which doesn’t actually sound so bad… There are so many delicious meals that I make that don’t require a “recipe”. For instance, avocado with cottage and olive oil. Not really an in depth meal/snack that I would make an entire recipe post for, ya know? SO, I’ve decided to

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? Especially when they have a garlicky kick! MM, they are so good and the ultimate comfort food. A lot of people, however, are trying to stay away from potatoes, including myself. So of course I found a compromise! Mashed cauliflower. Stay with me here. The entire time I was prepping this dish I kept thinking… “ew.” I love toasted cauliflower, I love riced cauliflower, I even love it raw, so why was I afraid to try it mashed up with garlic? I don’t know. The thought was weird. But OMG did it surprise me! I

Chickpea Curry

I LOVE CURRY! Ugh, I never get sick of it. One of my favorite restaurants back home is called Sy Thai and I could probably eat there every single day and never get sick of it. I’ve been meaning to make curry for awhile and now I finally have! Sam and I put this stuff on just about everything. Pasta, toast, sweet potato, in burritos, over a salad, over rice… you name it and we will put curry on it, haha. I used chickpeas because I love the texture and feeling that it brings when eating it. It makes the

Healthier Mac’n Cheese

Well, pumpkin season is pretty much over and I have to say, I’m not mad. Definitely went a little hard with the pumpkin inspired recipes, but now I’m ready for cranberries and peppermint infused recipes! BUT, one more pumpkin recipe won’t hurt. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had one can of pumpkin left and totally hit a wall when trying to think of a recipe. Then Sam requested macaroni and cheese for dinner and BAM! it hit me. Put the pumpkin in the macaroni. Stay with me, here and have faith. It. was. delicious. Creamy, cheesy, warm, and comforting. The perfect meal on

Skinny Tuna Salad

Tuna salad is one of my favorite dishes! Unfortunately, it is normally made swimming in mayonnaise. Bleh. Not only is mayonnaise unhealthy to eat, but it is also a good way to put on a few elle-bees (lbs).  Don’t fret, there is hope for us tuna salad lovers! Replace that mayo with some Greek yogurt! I promise you won’t even be able to tell the difference. I also added a fresh honey crisp apple because it’s fall and they are soooo delicious. This tuna salad is perfect over a bed of greens (my fave way), as a sandwich, in a

Creamy Avocado Zoodles with Steelhead Trout

Fish is something that I could eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Both of my parents grew up by the ocean and so my brothers and I grew up on a lot of delicious seafood and fish. This dish is the whole package. Creamy, rich, crunchy, comforting, lemony, peppery… mouthwatering. If you’re craving pasta, but want something a little lighter and less carbs – than you’re in luck. It is light enough for a summer dinner, but heavy enough for a cozy night in during the fall. Avocado and Greek yogurt mixed with light flaky steelhead – out of this world! If

Tomato Basil Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is always a hot topic in my household. Mostly because I always want to make it, but Sam hates it. Hates it. I don’t understand why because it doesn’t really taste like much (maybe that’s why?) and it is so good for you! Knowing his strong hate for this poor little grain, I made quinoa anyways. But this time, I tried to make it look a little more appealing. Tomato Basil Quinoa Salad. The verdict? HE LIKED IT! I wouldn’t say love, but I’ll take a like! This salad is so light and fresh and perfect as a side

Loaded Lentils

This delicious soup reminds me more of a stew rather than a soup. Packed with so much goodness, I can hardly stand it! So tasty. So nourishing. Ugh! I love it. Lentil soup is one of my favorites. I have been fighting a nasty virus and this dish is exactly what I’ve needed. Hippocrates hit the nail on the head: “Let food be thy medicine.” Lentils are rich in many vitamins and minerals, but are known for their high amounts of protein, fiber, folate, and iron. I’m all about a high-protein diet and 1 cup of cooked lentils contains 18 grams of