Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal made with a blend of oats and quinoa flakes, creamy peanut butter and topped with a raspberry chia seed jam looks like we’re going to have to indulge into two quinoa breakfast recipes in a row. Dang. Life is rough. When it comes to breakfast I’m all about easy. While it’s most certainly my favorite meal of the day - uhh hello pancakes, waffles, pudding and more - it’s also the one that I seem to have the least amount of time for. If your morning routine looks anything like mine, then you … [Read more...]

High Protein Vanilla Chia Pudding

Protein Vanilla Chia Pudding - without the protein powder! 18g of protein per serving - and much healthier too!

Chia seeds are a miraculous little ingredient. For one, they make great house pets. And second, they make even better pudding. If you haven’t jumped on the chia seed train yet, let me take a moment and try and convince you. Chia seeds are one of the most amazing foods that you can add into your diet. Not only are they packed with fiber, but they’re rich in antioxidants, protein and healthy … [Read more...]

Superfood Chocolate Quinoa Pancakes

Superfood Chocolate Quinoa Pancakes (gluten-free + vegan)

When you imagine your perfect weekend morning, what do you see?  Mine looks a little something like this:  It actually starts with going to bed early the night before so that when Trevi wakes me up at 7am, I’m not feeling exhausted and annoyed. Instead, I get out of bed with a smile, grab my coat and boots and head to the park with her. Before the park I go around the corner and pick up a … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Cookie Quinoa Granola

Oatmeal Cookie Quinoa Granola - a healthy breakfast treat without the guilt (GF + V)

I put chocolate in your breakfast...again. And it’s only because I love you and I know you agree that breakfast is always a little bit sweeter when chocolate is involved. BUT this time instead of drowning the whole meal in ooey-gooey chocolate-y goodness, we’ve got just a sprinkling. And it’s coming at ya in the form of mini chocolate chips. No, we’re not going down the classic … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Green Smoothie Bowl


Part of what I love about blogging is being able to share little pieces of my life with you. Not in a creepy kind of way, it’s more that I want my posts to feel personal and authentic. Like you can get a sense of who I am just from reading them. That’s what’s so unique about blogging. You don’t necessarily have to know the person who’s writing to you from the other side of the screen, but you … [Read more...]

90-Second Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa


90 seconds. I kid you not. That's all you need to make this super-charged breakfast quinoa. And what's better? This is the kind of breakfast that you can feel great about. The kind that's packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. The kind that gives you lasting energy throughout the day. The kind that fills you up and keeps you full for hours. So there's no more … [Read more...]

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Breakfast Parfait


Who wouldn’t love eating a giant chocolate chip cookie for breakfast? I know I would! In fact, not only is it every child’s dream, but I’d have to argue that any adult would be equally as thrilled to bite into a sugar-filled cookie the size of their head and call it breakfast. But...hate to break it to you, but that’s just not a sustainable habit. Starting your day with a shock of … [Read more...]

Healthy Living Tips + a Green Smoothie Recipe


Are your resolutions set for the year? I’m usually really good about waking up on New Year’s Day and writing down my goals for upcoming the year. With my pen and paper in hand, I make a list of my New Year’s resolutions and tell myself that the physical act of writing things down will help me actually see them all through. Truthfully though, I never do. So this year I didn’t. I didn’t write … [Read more...]

5-Minute Recovery Quinoa Breakfast Bowl


Happy New Year!! Today I'm welcoming 2015 with a headache, a cup of hot lemon water and this recovery quinoa breakfast bowl. I always tend to send off the year with a few too many glasses of champagne, and since I don't drink that often, my body definitely feels it in the morning. And as much as I know that a green juice or smoothie would probably be the best option for my morning meal, my … [Read more...]

Cranberry Orange Gluten-Free Coffee Cake


The Christmas festivities have officially begun! On Sunday I drove down to my grandmother’s house and now we’re getting ready for our big family gathering on Wednesday. My whole extended family comes together and celebrates Christmas Eve in full on Italian style. Meaning…we feast. The tradition is the “Feast of the Seven Fishes” and that’s my family, but on overdrive. We have plate after … [Read more...]