Like so many of my recipes, this meal was born out of necessity. I was short on time. I was freakin' hot in my apartment (I live in an older complex and during the summer the AC can't keep up with the Texas heat). So I popped my head into the fridge to see what… Continue reading Edamame & Quinoa Salad
Cheesy pasta is always a good idea in my book. One of the first meals I learned how to make is stuffed pasta shells. To use the famous wording of Friends character Chandler Bing, could it BE anymore easy? You basically just cook the pasta shells, stuff them, bake them, eat them! All you really… Continue reading Easy Cheesy Stuffed Pasta Shells
Psssst.... overnight oats don't have to sit overnight in the fridge 🤭. That's right! You can make your "overnight oats" a few hours in advance of when you plan to eat them. When I wake up craving them, I'll make them in the morning in time for lunch! And like so many of my recipes,… Continue reading Yogurt and Chia Overnight Oats
Happy Valentine's Day! On this day of overall indulgence in all things sweet and chocolate, I'd like to talk about some foods that contribute to keeping your heart in good health: Whole Grains Whole grains contain much more fiber than their refined counterparts, in addition to nutrients that help lower blood pressure and contribute to… Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Heart Healthy Foods
Plant-Based Eating Made Easy Eating a plant-based meal does not have to be intimidating or difficult. But sometimes it seems that way, at least for me it did in the beginning. Now, I eat a plant-based dinner at least twice a week. Whole grains and legumes are complimentary proteins, meaning that these two foods together… Continue reading Lentil Soup with Whole Grain Rotini and Veggies
Hello! I know I am super late on this New Year 2018 post. Please read on anyway! After many years of weight-related resolutions every January 1st, last year 2017 was the first that I did not make any to change my weight. Not one. It was freeing but admittedly, it was also a bit daunting.… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Looking for an easy and nutritious lunch idea? I made this quick and tasty meal today for lunch. It was one of those moments when you're starving and feel like you have NOTHING to eat. Looked in my fridge, saw some leftover brown rice that needed to be used up pronto → off went the… Continue reading Easiest Fried Rice Ever