Healthy Quinoa Muffins: 3 Ways

Healthy Quinoa Muffins made without fat, gluten or dairy - shown in 3 different flavors!

This morning we’re having muffins. But not just any muffins. These are super duper healthy, no oil, no dairy, no gluten, quinoa muffins. And I’m showing you how to make them in three different flavors! It took me a few tries to really nail this recipe down. Granted, I was being just a weensy bit picky, but I wanted them to be perfect. They had to taste great as is (with no added ingredients), … [Read more...]

Beet + Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Beet + Quinoa Veggie Burgers - these tasty burgers are packed with veggies and won't fall apart on you!

I’m feeling like it’s about time that we brought back the quinoa veggie burgers. It seems like ages ago since I shared my last recipe. Last August in fact. Remember the Tex-Mex Quinoa Burgers? So good! And since quinoa burgers in general are definitely one of our favorite meals, and we’re starting to get a few glimpses of summer, I felt we were a tad overdue. You know, I’m not sure why but I … [Read more...]

How I Stock My Pantry on a Budget

How to Stock Your Pantry on a Budget - 6 Tips for Success

True or false: eating healthy means you have to spend more at the grocery store? My guess would be that most people would say "true" because it's a common belief that being healthy costs more. But in reality, just because you're eating mostly whole, unprocessed, organic food or buying natural, chemical-free cleaners and beauty products, it doesn't mean that you need to have an astronomical … [Read more...]

5 Desserts You Didn’t Know You Could Make with Quinoa

Did you know you can add quinoa to desserts? Here are 5 fun ways to add this superfood to your sweet treats!

You already know I’m a big fan of sneaking quinoa into pretty much every recipe imaginable. From breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and yes, even dessert, there’s always a place for quinoa in the mix. I have a major sweet tooth, so adding quinoa to my desserts allows me to add extra protein and nutrients to my treats meaning there’s a little less guilt when I have that extra cookie (or two). I … [Read more...]

10 Minute Vegetable Quinoa “Fried Rice”

Super Easy Vegetable Quinoa Fried Rice that's made in less than 10 minutes and uses only 8 ingredients! (it's also gluten-free + vegetarian)

Do you know what could better than a big old bowl of quinoa fried rice? A big old bowl of quinoa fried rice that comes together in UNDER 10 minutes! Fact: fried rice used to be one of my guiltiest pleasures. It’s one of those dishes that I always use to order whenever we got Chinese takeout (alongside a little lo mein, of course) and still crave pretty much all the time. It doesn’t matter what … [Read more...]

Spring Pesto Quinoa Bowls

Spring Pesto Quinoa Bowl made with fresh, seasonal produce and tossed in a healthy homemade pesto sauce

Pesto. Pesto. PESTO. One of my all time favorite condiments/sauces in the entire world. And it's totally the star of these spring pesto quinoa bowls. I think what I love most about pesto, aside from the wonderful flavor and vibrant green color, is how easy it is to make at home. It's one of those things that I think a lot of people end up buying at the grocery store out of convenience (like … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Banana Donuts

Almond Flour Banana Donuts made with a Dairy-Free Chocolate Glaze

I woke up this morning with a major hankering for a donut. Mind you, this rarely happens. Donuts aren't really my thing (I much prefer pancakes for breakfast), but they're pretty much Matt's favorite, so when this craving hits I better get to baking. His absolute favorite is a glazed chocolate, but those don't tend to be the healthiest option. So instead, we have my version: baked banana donuts … [Read more...]

Spiralized Apple Tart

Spiralized Apple Tart - a healthy and delicious dessert that is also gluten-free and vegan!

Our farmer's market is finally back open, after what feels like the longest winter ever, and even though there isn't much fresh produce yet, I'm going every weekend to browse the stalls and get recipe inspiration. This past weekend, one of my favorite farmers was selling their extra delicious apples, so I knew I had to snatch some up and get to baking. Even though Spring isn't technically apple … [Read more...]

Herbed Quinoa Breakfast Wraps

Herbed Quinoa Breakfast Wraps

Sometimes I just gotta have eggs for breakfast. They're comforting, they're quick and they're savory (at least most of the time). Although I tend to go down the sweet road most mornings, making myself a green smoothie or big bowl of oatmeal, on the rare occasion that savory food is calling my name, these quinoa breakfast wraps are my go-to. Not only are they super easy to make and only take … [Read more...]

Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Quinoa Salad - only 5 ingredients, gluten-free + vegan too!

So I totally got sick on Sunday and have been on the mend ever since. Ugh. Major, major ugh. And it really ticks me off because I work so hard to keep my immune system in tip-top shape - loading my body with healing foods, taking daily supplements (including echinacea when I feel even the slightest tickle in my throat) and drinking my green juice and smoothies. Guess it was my body’s way of … [Read more...]