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What Is a CSA and 5 Ways It Helps You Eat Healthy

What Is a CSA and 5 Ways It Helps You Eat Healthy

CSAs are one of the best ways to get local seasonal fruits and vegetables on a regular basis. I’m going to explain what a CSA is and how belonging to one can help you eat healthy.   How Does a CSA Work? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. When you belong...

Vegan Mac and Cheese Meal Prep

Vegan Mac and Cheese Meal Prep

A big bowl of mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. This vegan mac and cheese recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free and gets a big nutritional boost from using nutritional yeast to make the vegan cheese sauce. If you’re not already familiar with nutritional...

Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies

Gluten-Free Almond Flour Brownies

I love a good brownie when I want something chocolaty. I think brownies are one of my favorite desserts because they’re like a hybrid of cake and chocolate fudge. As I continue to experiment with using almond flour in baking, I started making these brownies that use...

Healthy Lentil Soup Recipe

Healthy Lentil Soup Recipe

Lentil soup is healthy, hearty, and easy to make. Lentils are cheap and nutritious. You can buy a pound of dried lentils for about a dollar. Besides being very budget friendly, they are an excellent source of protein and fiber. They are also high in iron, vitamin B6,...

Black Beans and Yellow Rice Recipe

Black Beans and Yellow Rice Recipe

When you’re short on time and need a simple yet healthy meal, black beans and yellow rice is one of your best options. Not only is this dish nutritious, providing a good amount of fiber and protein, it’s also one of the cheapest healthy meals that you can make. Start...

Almond and Coconut Flour Banana Bread

Almond and Coconut Flour Banana Bread

Banana bread makes a great snack, portable breakfast, or even a sweet treat. This paleo banana bread is a gluten-free and lower in sugar than most traditional banana bread recipes. Almond and coconut flours are used in place of regular flour, making the recipe paleo...

Vegetable Farro Skillet with Tahini Sauce

Vegetable Farro Skillet with Tahini Sauce

I like to make skillet meals as part of my meal prep for work lunches or for easy dinners. This broccoli and mushroom farro skillet with tahini sauce is one of my go-to skillet meals because it’s filling and simple to make.     Tahini makes a good base for...

Beginner’s Guide to Curry and Making It at Home

Beginner’s Guide to Curry and Making It at Home

Curry can be used to make wonderfully flavorful dishes that aren’t that hard to make yourself. I almost always keep curry paste in my pantry for a quick meal. Curry refers to a variety of dishes made from a complex combination of spices. Variations of curry can be...

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Banana Steel Cut Oats

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Banana Steel Cut Oats

Using your slow cooker is one of the easiest ways to meal prep. You basically dump all your ingredients in, turn it on, and walk away for 4-8 hours. Here’s how to make cinnamon banana steel cut oats in your slow cooker for a healthy breakfast.  Slow cooker steel-cut...

Tempeh Taco Bowls

Tempeh Taco Bowls

Tempeh is probably my favorite plant-based source of protein. This fermented soy product is packed with protein, fiber, and minerals. A comprehensive overview of what tempeh is and ways that you can prepare it can be found here.  I like to make vegetarian taco filling...

20 Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas

20 Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas

Mornings can be a difficult time to prepare a meal. When you're rushing to get out the door to go to work, stopping to make eggs or a bowl of oatmeal, and then actually sitting down to eat it, often isn't feasible. Weekdays you need a breakfast that you can make ahead...

Guide to Vegan Protein Powder

Guide to Vegan Protein Powder

Protein powder can be a good source of protein when you don’t have time to cook. If you are vegan or trying to incorporate more plant-based protein into your diet you may not know all the types of plant-based protein powders available. Plant-based vegan protein...

How to Make Eggs for Quick Healthy Meals

How to Make Eggs for Quick Healthy Meals

Eggs aren’t just for breakfast. They are fantastic for quick and easy meals at any time of the day. Eggs are also cheap and a good source of protein. Here are three methods for making eggs that can be used to make a satisfying meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner....

Kitchen Tools for Healthy Eating

Kitchen Tools for Healthy Eating

The right kitchen tools can make home cooking so much easier. The more you prepare your own meals instead of eating out, the healthier your diet will be. While you don’t need to go out and buy the most expensive versions of these items, it’s worth investing a little...

How to Make Oatmeal: 4 Methods

How to Make Oatmeal: 4 Methods

Oats are a whole grain that you can eat for a warm, hearty, healthy breakfast. They are a good source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and protein and should be a staple in your pantry. However, oatmeal that’s not prepared correctly can be very bland and unappetizing....

12 Ways to Save Money Eating Healthy

12 Ways to Save Money Eating Healthy

Eating healthy does not need to be expensive. People often view expense as a barrier to eating a whole-foods diet. The truth is that a diet made up of vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and quality proteins can be comparable in cost, or even cheaper, than a less...

How to Make a Healthy Soup

How to Make a Healthy Soup

Soup is one of the most nutritious meals that you can make. It’s versatile enough to allow you to use almost any vegetable, protein, or grain that you’d like. Soup is fantastic to make as part of your meal prepping; make a big pot on the weekend and eat it throughout...

How to Use Leftovers and Reduce Food Waste

How to Use Leftovers and Reduce Food Waste

How often have you stored leftovers in the fridge only to find them spoiled days or weeks later? Learning how to use leftovers can prevent food waste and save you money by ensuring that you use all the groceries that you buy. Using leftovers can even save you time...

How to Make a Healthy Stir-Fry

How to Make a Healthy Stir-Fry

Stir-frying is one of the best cooking techniques to make quick, healthy meals. It’s a versatile dish that allows you to use almost any protein and vegetable you’d like. Once you learn the basic technique, you can get creative and easily incorporate whatever...

How to Make Healthy Slow Cooker Meals

How to Make Healthy Slow Cooker Meals

Healthy slow cooker meals are one of the best options for someone too busy to cook. You simply fill it up, turn it on and walk away. Hours later you will have a delicious meal waiting for you. It's one of the easiest ways to meal prep. If this sounds like your type of...

Nutritional Yeast: What is It and How to Use It

Nutritional Yeast: What is It and How to Use It

If you’re not familiar with nutritional yeast, it's time to learn about this nutrient-dense food. These yellow flakes are a great plant-based source of protein and B vitamins and it's nutty, cheesy flavor makes it a versatile seasoning and base for vegan sauces. What...