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...]

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...]

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...]

Toasted Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

Toasted Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Cookies - these flourless cookies are packed with fiber, naturally sweetened and are gluten-free!

I've been testing something pretty awesome for you the last few days: quinoa breakfast cookies. I'm sure you've seen oatmeal breakfast cookies before, and perhaps even made them yourself, but I wanted to give them an even healthier spin by adding quinoa flakes. Quinoa flakes are one of my favorite ways to use quinoa, especially in breakfast foods. Not only do they make great hot cereal, but … [Read more...]

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

Well...it 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

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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

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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...]