5-MINUTE BLACK BEAN DIP RECIPE

This awesome and easy black bean dip takes only 5 minutes to throw together. Bring it to your next get-together or keep it on hand for afternoon snacking. This easy black bean dip fits right in with my healthy living goals. When I first started including nutritional data and Weight Watchers points with all of […]

BLACK BEAN WALNUT BURGERS WITH SAUCY SWEET ONIONS

Nourishing, and delicious with a bit of a kick, Black Bean Walnut Burgers with Saucy Sweet Onions are freezer friendly and easy to pull together. Vegan + GF One of my favorite foods in the world is sandwiches. Burgers, cold sandwiches, toasts, open-faced, or pressed, I’m always in the mood. Especially during picnic and alfresco […]

BLACK BEAN FLAUTAS WITH AVOCADO DIPPING SAUCE

  I am inspired by all sorts of recipes–gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and meaty. Basically, if the pictures are beautiful and the ingredients are interesting, I can appreciate it, even if it doesn’t fit into my diet. I love to peruse Pinterest every day and let inspiration strike and that is exactly what happened with these […]

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas

This weekend was seriously a blast. For anyone who actually knows Kevin and I, you know that we’re both pretty old souls. It’s a miracle if we’re out past 10pm and an even bigger miracle if we were doing something more exciting than just going to dinner. This Friday we put on our big boy […]

Chili Roasted Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Salad

So you guys….are you feeling the Cinco de Mayo vibes or what? I’m on a major Mexican/Southwestern kick and it’s not stopping until Tuesday. Last week it was the round up, today it’s this sweet potato + black bean quinoa salad and Tuesday is going to be Margarita Green Smoothies. So pretty please just indulge […]

HEALTHY BUFFALO CHICKEN BOWLS

number three came around (about six weeks ago) I’ve been trying really hard to be more healthy. I hate dieting, counting calories etc. (who likes it?) So I’ve been working on just changing my lifestyle to a healthy, happy, state that I can maintain. A huge aspect of making healthy eating maintainable for me is […]

Southwestern Chopped Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

I want to introduce you to my new favorite salad:  Southwestern Chopped Salad, loaded with tons of veggies, juicy and flavorful chicken, and topped off with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® brand)!  It’s a salad, side dish, and dinner all in one – depends on how hungry you are! And so easy-to-make – […]

ONE PAN MEXICAN QUINOA

Wonderfully light, healthy and nutritious. And it’s so easy to make – even the quinoa is cooked right in the pan! Despite my daily 3-mile runs, all the morning donuts have finally caught up with me. So Jason and I made a pact to lighten up our diet before our Cabo trip in 6 weeks. […]

SOUTHWEST TORTELLINI PASTA SALAD

A fresh and easy southwest tortellini pasta salad that can be made in less than 30 minutes! It’s loaded with veggies and protein and coated in a deliciously simple and healthy southwest dressing. If I had it my way, I’m pretty sure I could live off of pasta salad. I think I’ve mentioned that before. […]

Homemade Black Bean Burger Recipe

There is nothing quite like a fresh cooked beef patty on a soft bun with all the fixin’s, right?…except… what?! That’s a black bean burger!? Yep, a black bean burger recipe is truly a phenomenon. They look and feel just like a beef burger and can be topped exactly the same way. The taste, you […]