Nutritional Tidbits

Why I don’t “Eat Clean”

Lately I've been seeing a certain food philosophy called "clean eating" floating around Instagram and the blogosphere, especially in gearing up for 2017 and the rush of New Year's resolutions. While this seems to be a very popular catch phrase in the healthy foodie community, I have quite a few qualms with this approach to… Continue reading Why I don’t “Eat Clean”

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Dinner, Lunch, Vegetarian/Vegan

Colorful (vegan) curry

In my 15-ish years as an amateur chef, Indian cuisine had always intimidated me a little. With it's colorful dishes bursting with layers of flavor, I wasn't confident I could recreate it in my own kitchen. After seeing a few peers bring their own Indian inspired dishes to potlucks and in lunches, I just had… Continue reading Colorful (vegan) curry

Lunch

Avocado tuna salad sandwich

Tuna salad is one of my absolute favorite ways to get in one of my two weekly fish servings; it is so delicious, easy to make, and inexpensive! However, traditional tuna salads are often loaded with extra sodium and saturated fat. So, I decided to experiment with two other sources of creamy goodness as a filler… Continue reading Avocado tuna salad sandwich

Dinner, Vegetarian/Vegan

Simple vegetarian dinner with roasted lemon garlic potatoes

Strolling through Trader Joe's has become a new hobby; it is SO wonderful having one close by! Since produce is the first section you see when entering the store, it's easy to prioritize that part of my shopping trip. *Thinking about fruits and vegetables as the centerpiece of a meal--rather than the protein or grain… Continue reading Simple vegetarian dinner with roasted lemon garlic potatoes

Dinner, Lunch

Peach, chicken & arugula summer salad

I'm so excited to be down here in North Carolina! Carrboro is a beautiful place, one town over from Chapel Hill. One of the best parts about living down here so far is these WONDERFUL peaches; they are absolutely delicious. After picking up a crate of these giant, juicy peaches at good old Trader Joe's… Continue reading Peach, chicken & arugula summer salad

Breakfast & Brunch, Dessert, Snacks

Wholesome banana oat bread

So...what to do with those three overripe bananas you have laying around?? Make them into banana bread, of course! This recipe is adapted from a one out of an old cookbook from the 80s that my mom cracks open occasionally, called The Athlete's Kitchen. It is surprisingly low in sugar and fat (only 2 tablespoons vegetable… Continue reading Wholesome banana oat bread