I am so sorry for not posting a recipe in a very LONG time. In short, I just graduated college, went backpacking in Europe and then I have been working two jobs so life has been a little crazy lately. With that said, this recipe is super fast, convenient and full of nutrients to help power me through my days.…… Continue reading Garlic-ginger Tuna Steak with lime and EVOO
Add some zest to ordinary popcorn by creating this chili cheese popcorn. A great summer party popcorn bursting with so much flavor there will not be room for a dull moment. Chili Cheese Popcorn ½ cup popcorn kernels (popped) 2 tablespoons coconut oil ½ cup parmesan cheese ½ teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper… Continue reading Chili Cheese Popcorn
I am a crazy about carrots. I enjoy them so much, sometimes I tend to eat so many that I get a nice glow to my skin which resulted in my nickname ‘carrot girl’. Carrots are very high in Vitamin A and roasting them allows your body to absorb even more as an added bonus.…… Continue reading Roasted Balsamic Carrots
These deviled eggs are savory and colorful with a fresh topping of cilantro. Bring these to your Easter party and surprise your guest with the delicate and savory avocado fillin
Crazy to think it is already March but that means it is National Nutrition Month! To start off your morning with these easy, no-cook, nutrient packed oats, will power you through your morning feeling wonderful. I often make it in mason jars because it makes it perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast after hitting the gym…… Continue reading Overnight Power Oats
With about 20 minutes of hands-on time, this recipe is simple, fun and tasty. The presentation is beautiful and the dish was perfect for a fun little dinner party I had this past weekend. Enjoy! Ingredients: 4 Medium size sweet potatoes, washed and scrubbed 3 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic 2 Tbsp Curry…… Continue reading Curry-Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
With it being so cold outside, I needed some roasted vegetables to warm up with. These beets and sweet potatoes were so tasty and colorful, it brightened my day by just eating them! Enjoy the recipe: Ingredients: 6 colorful beets, peeled and cut into chunks 2 Tbsp. Olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1…… Continue reading Roasted Beets ‘n’ Sweet Potatoes
Holiday JOY vegetable platter
Sweet and Spicy Popcorn
Combining the slightly sweet flavors of honey and coconut with a spicy kick from cayenne and curry, this popcorn brings excitement for flavor lovers. Bring some Sweet and Spicy Popcorn to your next party or enjoy during a romantic date night to spice things up!
Not only is this recipe quick easy to make but it stores in the fridge and is great for lunches during the week. Since I have been working long hours lately, I have to have a serious cooking day to plan out my meals and make food for the week. This weekend I got crafty…… Continue reading Curry Sweet Potato and Quinoa Soup
The bar was raised… and so were my expectations for this dairy and gluten free protein bar. Many ‘natural’ protein bars I have tried l have way to many ingredients, high amounts of sugar and are often low in fiber. After analyzing D’s Natural bars, I was very pleased they are: Low in sugar (1g)…… Continue reading D’s Naturals
Such an honor to have this awesome writer of this article in Costa Rica and to be able to have this article written about my Boston experience!
This year’s Boston Marathon took place on April 20.
Long before that rainy morning, Becky Vander Sluis was preparing to run the Boston Marathon. Following a weekly training schedule and being attentive to the need for proper nutrition, Vander Sluis trained for a year while attending Central Michigan University full time and working two jobs.
Vander Sluis was a three sport athlete in high school, and she was on her way to having an athletic scholarship to college when she broke her foot and was unable to compete in sports. It was at this point that she decided to run the Boston Marathon one day, knowing that it would not be mentally or physically easy to qualify for the world’s most prestigious marathon. A resident of Michigan, Vander Sluis ran the Grand Rapids Marathon in order to qualify for Boston, and last week she traveled to the city to make…
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When I first heard that EXO protein bars are made with cricket flour as a protein source I had to double check if I had read it right. Sure enough, EXO came out with a line of protein bars that are Complete, Sustainable, and Delicious. After trying the PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY bar, I would rank…… Continue reading EXO Protein Bar Review