Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Ingredients 1/2 cup almond butter 1 overripe banana, mashed 1 large egg 1/4 cup raw honey 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 2 tbsp ground flax 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 cup zucchini, grated (squeeze out excess water) 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, plus some for sprinkling on top Directions[…]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

 When I was a kid, my dad’s favorite vegetable was the Brussels Sprout!  Oh BOY!!  I hated them.  Choked them down when we had them and wished they never existed. Mom used to steam or boil them and they really didn’t have much good flavor to them.  As an adult working on clean eating and[…]

Butternut Squash, Bean, & Barley Stew

LUNCH TIME VIBES! ✨Butternut Squash, Bean, & Barley Stew ✨ •Ingredients• (serves 8) 6 cups butternut squash, peeled and chopped 1 cup dry kidney beans (or mixed beans) 1/2 cup pearl barley 28 oz. can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 6 cups vegetable broth 1 onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 2 celery[…]

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Oatmeal

Happy Monday Everyone!!  I can’t believe how cold it is here in Phoenix!! 42º and raining!!  It really is winter here finally.  I wanted to share an awesome crockpot breakfast recipe for those that need something warm for the morning … do not skip your breakfast and make sure it is healthy and full of[…]

Middleage…am I really? Already? What the heck happened??!!

I can’t believe that I will be 49 in just under 2 weeks!  Where did time go?!!  Honestly, I don’t feel 49…but then again, what is 49 supposed to feel like?  I am in the best shape I have probably ever been and I am thankful for that. But I find myself looking around at[…]

Did you know you can get protein from vegetables?

If you would have asked me 5 years ago if I would consider being a vegetarian, I probably would have rolled my eyes at you 🙂 Well, I am not 100% vegetarian now but I don’t eat red meat anymore and I limit chicken and fish and I make every attempt to eat plant based[…]