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Hazelnut’s are so delicious – especially when dry roasted and ground up with chocolate. Now we’re talkin’. I’ve always been a huge fan of refined sugars. Not because of what they do for my body or make me feel (i.e. like crud), but because I looooooove chocolate and candy. After completing my first Whole 30, I got to see how I felt when I wasn’t eating sugar. Needless to say, refined sugar and I are officially breaking up. Call TMZ. I still need my chocolate fix though, so I turn to cacao. Many people get “cacao” and “cocoa” mixed up –

Dehydrated Banana Chips

A perfect snack at work, school, post- or pre-workout… really for whenever! It also makes for a dessert or smoothie topper haha. Take note that these babies take about 3 hours to cook. It’s actually kind of nice because once you get them in the oven you can go about your day for 3 hours. A few key notes about this recipe: Lemon Juice: I dip the banana coins in fresh lemon juice before putting them on the parchment paper. The lemon juice makes it so that the banana’s do not brown quickly and more evenly. RIPE Banana’s: I normally

Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is a staple for Sam and I. It is so nourishing for our bodies, it is easy to make, and something about it just makes me feel super cozy! This is a great meal prep recipe. I make a lot of it and then Sam and I eat it for lunch and dinner for the next couple of days. By the end of the week we have chicken soup coming out of our ears haha I’m on day 11 for January Whole 30 (whoop whoop) and it’s surprisingly… easy. I have the biggest sweet tooth and during the holidays

Whole 30 Grocery List

January is almost here! Which means #Whole30January is about to start. Eeeek, I’m so excited! Many people have been asking me what the Whole 30 is, why I’m doing it, what’s the point of it, etc. To be honest, it is similar to the Atkins diet and completely correlates with the Paleo lifestyle. BUT it is only for 30 days. The point of this “diet” is to completely cleanse your system of toxins, heavy metals, candida (too much sugar), and raise your energy levels. It also helps people gain a way better understanding of what eating healthy looks like. Think

Granola Stuffed Baked Apple

It’s Monday again?! What the? Well, don’t fret. New week, new goals – LETS DO THIS. And I have the perfect breakfast treat for you to start your week off with… What is the best part of apple pie? THE APPLES. Cinnamon, sweet, tangy, and goupy… that last word may not sound the most appetizing, but it’s true! The apples are goupy. And I love it! The best part about this dish is that it tastes like apple pie, but a way healthier version. So healthy that I made it for breakfast this morning 🙂 I love anything tangy and

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

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

Cauliflower Pizza for Two <3

Ahhh I love to cook and I love it even more when it’s with Sam 🙂 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