Stuffed Dates

I love eating dates. They are the perfect pick-me-up snack during the day. My favorite way to eat them? Stuffed! Dates are full of magnesium and potassium, which are amazing at lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.  Dates are also very high in fiber, which is great for heart health and keeping you on a regular schedule for visiting the loo. Dates are also very high in many different vitamins and minerals. One of these is iron, so I love eating these chewy delights around that time of the month. Dates are an awesome pre- or post-workout snack due to the

Greek Frittata

Breakfast is my favorite meal because there are so many possibilities. Oatmeal, eggs, toast, savory, sweet, and let’s not forget about the coffee. I love mediterranean inspired dishes, so this egg dish was a real winner. Perfect for meal prep, too! It lasted us about 4 days and I even had a slice for lunch one day. Packed with protein, iron, and veggies – this dish is the perfect jumpstart that your body craves every morning. Paired with some fresh fruit and flaky croissants. Absolutely divine!  Wolfed this down pretty quickly. Enjoyed around the dining room table with my whole family. Doesn’t

Spicy Turmeric Mixed Nuts

I go nuts for nuts. I am always eating some kind of trail mix, roasted nuts, raw nuts, nut butter… any type of nut in any type of form. Sam actually has a picture of me with my eyes rolling to the back of my head while eating a spoonful of Wild Friends Honey Peanut Butter with Pretzel Bits. First of all, just the name alone sounds amazing, but a huge spoonful is… pleasurable. Is there a Nut Butter Addict Anonymous group I should know about? If so, I need to enroll myself. Hi, my name is Ashley, and I

Glowing Green Smoothie

Happy Monday, good morning, and MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thanksgiving is over, which means it is officially time to listen to Christmas music 24/7 and have Christmas movie marathons. EEEEK! I freaking love this season. The cozy sweaters, crackling fire, hot chocolate (amazing recipe coming soon), and your loved ones all in the same house! Life. Is. Good. I hope your weekend was filled with lots of laughter, love, and shopping! And some quality sleep πŸ™‚ After a delicious Thanksgiving meal(s), I’m in need of a refreshing green smoothie! This is my favorite recipe. Simple and super creamy. Smoothies are great to

Nutella Cookies

Nutty, roasted hazelnuts paired with decadent, smooth dark chocolate. The best combination known to man. I love to spread Nutella on just about anything. My favorite is in-between a warmed croissant, with a cup of coffee, watching a Christmas movie. Ugh, yes pleeeeease! If you share this love for Nutella, then boy do I have a treat for you! I’m not vegan, vegetarian, or strictly raw, but I do love to try and eat that way as much as possible. Don’t get me wrong, nothing beats a juicy steak or a grilled chicken wrap. But when I eat mostly plant-based foods, 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. πŸ˜‰ 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

Cauliflower Pizza for Two <3

Ahhh I love to cook and I love it even more when it’s with Sam πŸ™‚ We always have so much fun together. Who doesn’t love singing, dancing, cooking, and drinking wine?! All with your best friend. Ok, ok, I’ll stop gushing. Anyways! Pizza is something we both consistently crave. So, to satisfy this craving we decided to make a healthy alternative! Cauliflower pizza. Healthy, satisfying, and you cannot even tell that it isn’t real dough. Weird thing we discovered… while the cauliflower rice was boiling, it definitely smells a bit like weed. So beware if you don’t want your neighbors

Banana Protein Pancakes

Wow, I don’t even know how long I’ve been making these. My friends ask me all of the time for the recipe. The best part? They’re SO EASY! The fool proof kind of easy, too. I guarantee that these pancakes will quickly became a staple in your household. Mark my words. A benefit about these delicious little circles is that you can always change up the flavor. Pumpkin, cinnamon, blueberry, apple, mango, coconut, chocolate… literally whatever you want! This recipe is fantastic as is or used as a foundation for an even bigger and better creation! On this fabulous hump

Orange Ginger Chia Pudding

Another amazing cup of chia pudding, down the hatch. Chia pudding is the PERFECT on-the-go breakfast and a great meal prep recipe. Make the night before, or even the week before, and you’re golden. Stay gold, Ponyboy. <– Who can name that book? Orange and ginger are like the power couple in the world of taste. I’m obsessed with the two flavors! Citrus and spicy – not to mention how good they both are for you! But does it really surprise you that I would post something that is good for you? I mean, this is a healthy lifestyle blog. Topped with