Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite carbs. I actually prefer them to regular potatoes because they have so much more flavor and are more nutritious, but are still just as versatile as regular potatoes. My absolute favorite way to make sweet potatoes is to roast them, just like these fries. I make these a … Continue reading Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

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Protein-Packed Pasta Salad

Pasta salad was one of my favorite side dishes to have around the holidays when I was younger. The only thing about it is that pasta salad doesn't have a whole lot of protein...until now! I was actually really surprised at how well this recipe turned out. I used Banza Chickpea Pasta.  It has a lot more … Continue reading Protein-Packed Pasta Salad

Blender Black Bean Burgers

I'm in a food literacy class this semester, and one of my assignments was to create a meatless recipe using something from the farmers market, and thus these Blender Black Bean Burgers were born! I bought some fresh tomatoes and a white onion at my college's farmers market and whipped these bad boys up for … Continue reading Blender Black Bean Burgers

Pumpkin Spice Granola

It's October 1st which means fall is officially here! I've been seeing people make pumpkin spice anything and everything for about a month now, so I thought I would jump on the train and make Pumpkin Spice Granola! I was pleasantly surprised how GREAT the texture of this granola came out! It's super crunchy, which … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Granola

Banaoffee Protein Smoothie

I know what you're thinking: "What in the heck is banaoffee??" Well I guess I'll tell you. It's banana and coffee put together in one word. Shocker, right?? I know. I'm just THAT clever. jk. lol. Anyway, back to this Banaoffee Smoothie, which by the way, is freaking delicious, AND it's packed with a shiz … Continue reading Banaoffee Protein Smoothie

Cocoa-Nut Granola

I absolutely love granola. I love how versatile and delicious it is. What I don't like about it? Most of the granola's that you can buy at the grocery store are loaded with tons of sugar, artificial vitamins, and filled with cheap, filler grains (like puffed rice), and they're expensive! I wanted to make my … Continue reading Cocoa-Nut Granola

Superfood Blueberry Oatmeal

There are so many satisfying foods on this earth, but nothing quite satisfies your morning hunger like a bog bowl of oatmeal! (especially when its chocked full of blueberries) How I did: ~1/2 cup of oats ~1 cup dairy-free milk ~1/2 tbs.  maca powder ~1 scoop of collagen peptides (use code MELISSA10 for discount) ~few dashes … Continue reading Superfood Blueberry Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake

I came home from work today starving and craving chocolate and peanut butter. Instead of reaching for a Resse's PB cup or a piece of toast (I was craving toast, too), I decided to make a protein shake! Here's how I made it: ~1 frozen banana ~1 handful of ice cubes ~2 tbs. peanut butter … Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

I don't know anyone who doesn't love a good chocolate covered strawberry. Or two. Or a whole bowl. So instead of going for a usually sugar-loaded chocolate covered strawberry, I decided to make a healthy chocolate covered strawberry inspired smoothie. Here's how I made it: -A large handful of frozen strawberries -A large handful of … Continue reading Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie