All posts filed under: Recipes

How to Make Overnight Oats

Overnight oats, OVERNIGHT OATS, OVERNIGHT OATS, OVERNIGHT OATSSS! I apologize in advance for being OVERly excited about OVERnight oats, but I can’t help myself! I’m a sucker for anything tasty, nutritious, and easy to make. These recipes are perfect for anyone that is too busy and doesn’t have enough time to prep a full-blown breakfast spread in the A.M., doesn’t want to eat a fast-food breakfast, wants something filling and healthy at the same time, or for those who just want to save some money by meal-prepping. If anything mentioned above pertains to you, I highly suggest you keep reading! I personally love the idea of meal prepping because it saves money, it saves time, and we all know that time is money haha! But in all seriousness, I love meal prepping but I’ve always struggled to find a yummy and healthy breakfast prep for the week. I’m used to boiling and egg and having some sort of fruit with it but after having that every single weekday morning, it definitely gets a bit boring so …

An Honest Review of HelloFresh

For those who don’t know, HelloFresh is a meal delivery service that promises to deliver fresh ingredients for meal preparation straight to your front door once a week. One of the things I really like about this company is that you have the option to pause your service for as long as you want, and pick up right where you left off. I signed up for HelloFresh back in November when they were offering a sale for Cyber Monday. I’ve always been interested in signing up for a meal delivery service plan just to see whether or not it was actually as cost and time efficient as people say. HelloFresh offers their customers the flexibility of picking a plan depending on one’s dietary preferences, household size, and schedule. Whether you are a vegetarian or a carnivore, HelloFresh vows to deliver ingredients that best suit your needs. HelloFresh pairs professional chefs with dietitians to create 15 new recipes each week. You don’t need to be home to receive your delivery, and the great thing is that …

Three Ingredient Banana “Ice Cream”

Like most Americans, I am a BIG fan of ice cream. After a long day sometimes you just need to stop by the grocery store and pick up a pint or two of you favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, turn on the TV and indulge in that sweet frosty goodness! But as tasty as ice cream is, most of it is loaded with sugars, carbs, and fats. In fact ice cream is considered a high-fat food since it must contain more than 10% milk fat to be considered ice cream. So if you’re like me and you have a sweet tooth but you’re also trying to monitor the amount of sugar and fats you consume then you’re probably seeking an alternative. I stumbled upon this recipe for this 100% organic and vegan friendly banana “ice cream,” a few months ago and I decided to add my own twist to it and I’ve been hooked ever since. It’s easy to make and you’ll be sure to please your vegan, non-vegan, lactose intolerant, and health conscious dinner guests! Plus …

Superfood Green Pasta 

I think I could easily eat pasta every single day of my life without a single complaint. Think about it, it’s the ultimate comfort food and there are literally hundreds of different ways to make it. Although pasta is delicious it’s definitely not a meal that should be eaten frequently, especially for those trying to monitor their carb intake like me. A few months ago I was parading around my kitchen looking for the necessary ingredients to make traditional pesto sauce but I was out of luck, and had zero desire to go to the grocery store. I needed to improvise! After a little trial and error I ended up creating my new favorite pasta sauce that’s quite tasty and nutritious. The following recipe is my vegan friendly superfood “pesto pasta.” Total prep time: 25 minutes Ingredients Noodles ( I use whole wheat or egg noodles) 1 cup of quinoa Broccoli Mushrooms 1/2 celery stick 1/4 cup of pine nuts (optional) Cilantro (as much as desired) 2 avocados 10 basil leaves 1/2 of a lemon …

Vegan friendly pumpkin soup

With Summer coming to an end and Autumn approaching I started to get this tingly sense of excitement running throughout my body. I love everything about Fall. The crisp cold air that hits my face the moment I walk out the door, the beautiful array of colors on the ground left by the trees that are preparing themselves to endure the cold harsh winter, turtlenecks, scary movies, Thanksgiving, Halloween, the pumpkin spiced candles at Yankee Candle, carving pumpkins, and of course pumpkin flavored foods! I know I’m starting to daydream a little bit too much here since summer isn’t technically over yet, but lets just say I’m ready for Fall. On a different note, I went to the grocery store and I noticed that Trader Joe’s had a large display of pumpkins up for sale – a little premature I must say, but I couldn’t help myself so I bought one. It’s way too early to start carving pumpkins or to put them on my doorstep, but it’s never to early to eat them. So …

Three Ingredient Banana Pancakes 

The first thing I think of when I hear the words “banana pancakes,” is the super catchy Jack Johnson song. The second thing I think of is this delicious three ingredient banana pancake recipe. I learned this recipe from a friend of mine, but I decided to add my own twist to it. It’s easy, inexpensive, and takes about 30 minutes to make. There are three main ingredients used for this dish but feel free to play around and add your own personal flair to it. I’ve listed the main ingredients along with some optional ones for you to try out! This recipe will make about 5 pancakes. Ingredients: 3 bananas 1 egg 2 teaspoons of baking powder 1/2 cup of rolled oats for thickness (optional) 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil (optional) 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional) Honey and fruits to top it off (optional) How to make the pancakes: 1) Blend the bananas, eggs, and baking powder together until you get a smooth consistency. 2) Pour mixture onto pan and let simmer on medium …