Rosemary Roasted Spiralized Spuds

Rosemary Roasted Spiralized Spuds

This is such a simple side dish (or snacky snack).  I roast potatoes about 1x a week, it’s just too easy and delish. I mix it up by the way I cut the potatoes: spiralizing, mandolining, cutting in circles, cutting like steak fries….whatever I feel 

Oven Roasted Zucchini sticks + Tomato Sauce

Oven Roasted Zucchini sticks + Tomato Sauce

  This is a very easy + healthy side dish.  It can be made vegan by omitting the parmesan cheese. Serves 1 or 2 depending on how hungry you are.  I ate this all by myself! Ingredients: 2 zucchini, cut into sticks 1/2 cup of 

Strawberry + Fig Yogurt + Cucumber bites

Strawberry + Fig Yogurt + Cucumber bites

This was my late morning snack and boy was it delicious! I have had my head in the books because I have my organic and bio-chemistry final in a few days. I have a habit of snacking when I’m studying so it’s important to have 

Apple + Almond Butter + Chocolate…oh my!

Apple + Almond Butter + Chocolate…oh my!

This is healthy enough that you can get away with eating it for breakfast (occasionally). It is sweet and delicious and will satisfy any sweet-tooth. Perfect blend of fiber full carb = apple. Antioxidant rich = dark chocolate. Satiating good fat + protein = almond 

Rutabaga fries

Rutabaga fries

Health Benefits of Rutabaga Vitamin C–1 cup of rutabaga contains 35 milligrams, that’s 47% of the recommend daily intake for women and 39% for men. Dietary Fiber–1 cup of rutabaga contains 3.5 grams of dietary fiber Ways to eat rutabaga… roasted with other root veggies boiled and mashed 

20 days of Real Food – Day 1

20 days of Real Food – Day 1

Okay, so some of us take longer to get going with “New Years Resolutions” than others. I’m officially moving at a snails pace.  It’s really a wake-up call when it’s 80° outside on a Sunday in January.  Southern California, are you ready for bikini season? 

Apples & Almond Butter

Apples & Almond Butter

Three things I almost always have in my kitchen are Apples, Almond Butter, and Chia Seeds.  This combination is really delicious and nutrient dense.  The crispness of the apple, the creaminess of the almond butter, and the crunch from the Chia Seeds work so well 

Chickpea Croutons!

Chickpea Croutons!

Let’s make this clear…I love bread.  I love salad.  I love croutons in my salad.  Here’s a big–BUT, I have a tendency to snack on them while I’m making my salad or to use more than one serving on my salad…sabotage!!  I do my best 

Organic Applesauce

Organic Applesauce

This is the perfect addition to holiday meals, Christmas or Hanukkah.  It’s so yummy and easy to make. Organic Applesauce Ingredients: 6 organic apples peeled and chopped into small pieces–I used large Fuji apples 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon purified water–enough to cover the bottom of 

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I love french fries. I wish they weren’t so unhealthy!!!!  Have you noticed that in the last few years everyone has added sweet potato fries to their menus?  Its like getting egg whites vs. regular eggs, or adding avocado to your meal— you pay an