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Get to Cooking: Delicious Summer Fruit Recipes

Sweet strawberries, flavorful cherries, juicy peaches, and so much more! Summer is the season to really embrace fruit at its peak. While nature’s candy tastes fabulous on its own, there are a multitude of ways to enjoy them from using them to make easy ice pops or baking them in a mouthwatering cobbler. Try each of these recipes before the season is over! Bon Appétit Tomato Pie If you’ve never had a tomato pie before, you are missing out! Tomato pie is chock full of fruity (yes, it is a fruit) and cheese goodness. You may not want to share any of it, it is that good.   Jessica Gavin Fruit Popsicles Stay cool in the hot weather with flavors like peach-strawberry-yogurt, minty watermelon, and blackberry lemon. It’s a great...

In Season: Tasty Recipes with Fruit

The brighter sunshine and warmer weather means an abundance of fresh fruit! While they taste fantastic on their own and in smoothies, there are also many different ways to utilize fruit in recipes to create vibrant meals that are memorable. Whether it’s just a squeeze of lemon or using whole fruits on a plate, check out these beautiful recipes that all include fruit. Taste of Home Blackberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich We’re no strangers to mixing sweet and salty, which is why we’re on board to trying this magical concoction.   Martha Stewart Whole Grilled Fish Lemon adds lovely flavor and zest to a whole fish dish. Serve with lemon halves too so that diners can squeeze some fresh juice on if they wish to.   Real Housemoms The Best Fruit Salad With the...

Healthy Picks at Fast Food Restaurants

Can it be? Can you actually get healthy food options at fast food restaurants? Yes! It is possible. Now, if you’re out and about and need something quick or if you’re out with friends and don’t want to derail off of your diet progress, here are some dishes you should consider getting.   McDonald’s Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich: You’ll still get flavor with this grilled chicken breast even though it isn’t fried. It’s made with an artisan roll and has a vinaigrette dressing.   Burger King BLT Garden Fresh Salad: With only 230 calories, you won’t need to feel guilty about adding dressing to these greens.   Taco Bell Power Menu Burrito (Chicken): This hearty burrito is packed with 26 grams of protein to help get you through your day. Customize it with everything...

Delicious Smoothie Recipes Chock Full of Goodness

Drinking a smoothie just automatically makes us feel healthier. Actually, if we’re being quite honest, just carrying one in our hand and walking around with it does too. Be careful when drinking those pre-packaged concoctions or when ordering one from a smoothie bar because depending on the ingredients that are used, it may not be as healthy as it seems to be. If you have the time, it’s best to make your own or find a place that uses fresh vegetables, fruits, and juices. Here are some smoothie recipes to make or to use as inspiration. [Pro-tip: Always keep cut, frozen bananas in your freezer. A lot of recipes end up calling for them.] Yay for Food Pineapple & Kale Smoothie Kale and pineapple seem to be a...

Keto Meal & Snack Ideas

The Keto (Ketogenic) Diet has been gaining so many fans these past few years. It is a diet based around eating low carb and high fat. Even multiple celebrities like Halle Berry, LeBron James, and Tim Tebow have touted their love for Keto. And these three definitely have the bodies to show why! If you’re getting started on this plan, check out these easy Keto recipes to try out today. Plus! We’ve included some snack ideas in case you get hangry during the day or night. Skinny Taste California Spicy Crab Stuffed Avocado How incredibly creative is this recipe? It’s a play on sushi, but without the rice. Make the crab mixture ahead of time and simply cut the avocado when you are ready to serve and...

The Meal Prep Blueprint

Are you hearing the term ‘meal prep’ over and over again? When it comes to eating better, meal prepping seems to be the advice everyone likes to give. And there’s a lot of logic behind the reasoning. If you make healthy food for the week, you’ll have healthy food to eat throughout the week. While we will do a post of some fantastic meal prep recipes out there, we wanted to do a post that maps out the basics. We’ll tell you some things to have cooked or chopped and ready, so that you can piece together different meals throughout the week. This way, you won’t find yourself eating the same meal every single day, which some people may find to be boring to the...

10 Ways to Eat Broccoli

What the what? Why in the world are we writing about 10 different ways to eat broccoli? Because it’s crazy good for you and it’s delicious. And if you don’t think that it’s delicious, it’s probably how you have been eating this cruciferous veggie. If cooked poorly, we agree, broccoli can be an icky and mushy mess. However, if you steam it or roast it just right, you have a winning masterpiece on your plate. See 10 ways to eat up broccoli all year round. We’re sure that it will even inspire you to have some dinner guests over! Broccoli Tips: Stay away from yellowing broccoli, as that means it’s just getting old. Look for vibrant green broccoli with tight buds. Short on time? Get pre-washed, cut broccoli and cook...

Vegan on a Budget

Think it’s expensive to be vegan? Think again! There are lots of affordable and tasty ingredients you can stock up on to whip up some amazing, animal-free meals. Certain shops will even allow you to buy in bulk, which means extra savings. Check out the items you should head out and purchase right now if you are looking to prep some vegan dishes.   Lentils Lentils are our preferred dry bean to always have in the pantry because no soaking is required and they take only about 20 minutes to cook from the dry stage. Pre-cook a bunch to add to soups and salads at a moment’s notice. Nuts.com Lentils, $2.69-$3.29 per lb.     Potatoes Packed with carbs, fiber, and antioxidants, potatoes are incredibly versatile. Bake them whole, roast them with olive oil...

Holiday Potluck: 10 Light & Tasty Dishes

A potluck always comes around during the holiday season, so it’s best to be prepared with an arsenal of tasty recipes. Now, while we love rich and creamy dishes, this post is dedicated to lighter ones. Why? Because we remember a holiday party we attended one year where one of our favorite dishes with a delightful, raw Brussels sprouts salad with a simple lemon dressing. Great holiday dishes don’t always have to be made with a ton of butter, fat, and cream. Keep reading to see! Taste of Home Cilantro-Tomato Bruschetta Each bite will be so fresh and lively! We love the incorporation of cilantro because it’s one of our favorite ways to add flavor and color to a dish.   Food Network Roasted Cauliflower with Capers and Chile Cauliflower...

What to Eat for a Mental and Physical Boost

Have you ever felt kind of ‘bleh’ even though you think you’ve been eating pretty good? Maybe there’s something missing in your life! Check out the physical and mental wellness boosters below to see if they might be what you need to get you where you want to be.   Fat Don’t be scared of eating fat! We think that it’s actually gotten a bad rap through the years. Eating the RIGHT fats are thought to sharpen the mind, do wonders for your skin and even help with heart disease. Now, we aren’t telling you to go down a dozen cupcakes and eat a gallon of lard, but we are saying to be sure to add some healthy fats to your diet if you aren’t already eating them. Roland...