Chia seeds deliver so many nutrients into your meals! You could easily sprinkle them into smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, etc. Or: you can make CHIA PUDDING. Check out my previous chia pudding recipe, made with turmeric and pineapple here. Nutrition Benefits Recap ◊Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids◊ ◊Excellent source of fiber (~10 grams per 2… Continue reading Raspberry Chia Pudding
Hi there! Perhaps you are hoping to gain some new insight into healthy eating or perhaps you are completely new to a healthy lifestyle. To share what I learn in school, I try to to include nutrition information in my recipes and other blog posts. But today, I'd like to try something different. I thought it… Continue reading Nutrition Student Goes Grocery Shopping
Chia seeds were a staple of the ancient Aztec diet. Nutrition Benefits Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids Excellent source of fiber (~10 grams per 2 tbsp) High in protein (~4 grams per 2 tbsp) Also: calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc With all of this in mind, I eat chia seeds daily. But today… Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Chia Pudding
Did you know that pineapples, the favorite fruit of summertime, are actually in season during the winter and spring as well? I rejoiced to see a beautiful pineapple at the grocery store the other day! Though they remind me of laid back summer days, I think pineapples should be enjoyed whenever in season. How To… Continue reading Pineapples Are In Season!
Do you love eggs at any hour of the day?If yes, keep on readin'! This recipe is a fun Mexican twist on a classic dish. While there are thousands of shakshuka recipes floating around, this one gets it spice from jalapeños! The combination of jalapeños, tomatoes, and onions mirrors the vibrant flavors of salsa. Serve… Continue reading Spicy Salsa Shakshuka
This pasta salad is perfect for a Meatless Monday, or really any day of the week! There is plenty of protein in this meal with the edamame and hemp hearts. Balanced off with fat from the pesto and carbohydrates from the pasta, it is well-balanced and satiating for hours. Easy to make, nutritious, and delicious!… Continue reading Edamame & Pesto Pasta Salad
Green salsa makes a regular appearance in my home. It is very easy to make and adds incredible flavor to a variety of dishes. I have used it on tacos, eggs, and even salads! Some nutrition benefits of making salsa with hot peppers like jalapeños: Peppers contain anti-inflammatory compounds called capsaicinoids, of which the most… Continue reading Hot Green Salsa
I'm sure by now you have heard of "Nice Cream." It's essentially a healthier alternative to ice cream, made out of frozen bananas. Depending on the mix-ins, nice cream can be a delicious and nutritious snack! Ingredients: 2 frozen ripe bananas 3 tbsp natural peanut butter 1/4 of an 85% cacao dark chocolate bar, chopped… Continue reading Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Nice Cream
Today might be the day dedicated to peanut butter appreciation, but in my heart it's peanut butter day everyday!To commemorate peanut butter's special day, here are some quick nutrition facts to help you appreciate the queen that peanut butter is. One serving of PEANUT BUTTER will provide: 2 grams of fiber, which helps keep you full… Continue reading Happy National Peanut Butter Day!
Looking for a quick, easy, and filling meal? The answer: overnight oats. One of the best things about oatmeal is how customizable it is. Hot oatmeal is amazing in its own right, but overnight oats are special in that they can be prepared in advance and taste great cold or reheated. Topping ideas: Berries! Strawberries,… Continue reading Cinnamon Overnight Oats