Recipe: Gluten Free SunButter Cookies

Recipe: Gluten Free SunButter Cookies

I was inspired to make this recipe because I was looking for a gluten-free, high-protein and high-fiber variety and I wanted to experiment by making something nut-free. In the recent months, I’ve been working with brands with Athleta, Sweaty Betty, etc and as a dietitian and fitness professional, I like to offer healthy *guiltless* treats … Continue reading “Recipe: Gluten Free SunButter Cookies”

Protein Packed Energy Balls

Protein Packed Energy Balls

One thing I love to do is find different ways to increase protein in my meals. Sometimes I make protein shakes, sometimes I add collagen powder to my morning oats, and other times I like to bake with ingredients that help provide a powerful punch per serving. Voila! I was thinking about how I want … Continue reading “Protein Packed Energy Balls”

Recipe: 3 Ingredient DIY Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Recipe: 3 Ingredient DIY Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Healthier Peanut Butter Cups (…For Halloween!) Ingredients: 1. ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 2. 2 TBSP Extra virgin coconut oil 3. ½ cup crunchy peanut butter Note: I like to use Nuttzo peanut butter because they have a nutritious nut/seed butter blend full of healthy fats and antioxidants. Directions: 1. Line a 6-cup muffin tin … Continue reading “Recipe: 3 Ingredient DIY Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups”

Recipe: Cauliflower Pancakes

Recipe: Cauliflower Pancakes

One of the best ways for the whole family to eat their veggies are by integrating it into baked dishes. I love baking muffins that include vegetables and fruits. In this case, I wanted to make a gluten-free, wheat-free pancake version with the added nutrition and fiber from cauliflower. This recipe was a little more … Continue reading “Recipe: Cauliflower Pancakes”

Recipe: Oat Flour Apple Muffins

Recipe: Oat Flour Apple Muffins

Truthfully, this recipe came up because I wanted to eat something healthy and nutritious that also didn’t make me feel heavy given the summertime heat. That’s why I used Greek Yogurt for this recipe. It’s a great way to boost moistness while adding protein and healthy fat. The recipe is super-simple and is perfect to … Continue reading “Recipe: Oat Flour Apple Muffins”

Recipe: Mini vEGGie Frittatas

Recipe: Mini vEGGie Frittatas

Like the pun on the title? I know, it’s cheesy. For a few months now, I’ve been scouring the internet for a simple baked egg dish. While that seems like a no-brainer, I have specific criteria which I’ve listed below. – Should have eggs – Should have veggies – Should be freezer friendly – Should … Continue reading “Recipe: Mini vEGGie Frittatas”

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Layered Dip

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Layered Dip

Just because super bowl and football season is over, doesn’t mean that dip season is over as well.  Dips are a creative way to get in your vegetables at social gatherings.  However, most traditional dips contain high amounts of sodium and fat.  By making dips with Greek yogurt, you increase the protein and add a … Continue reading “Recipe: Greek Yogurt Layered Dip”

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

In case I haven’t beaten a dead horse enough with consuming Greek yogurt, here goes yet again! I love using Greek yogurt for baking breads or muffins because it adds moistness, increases the protein content and if you use flavored Greek yogurt you could potentially decrease the sugar you add into the recipe.  For example, … Continue reading “Recipe: Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins”

Recipe: Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe: Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies

My inspiration for these cookies came from a bottle of unused *homemade* almond butter and the fact that my little man wants cookies ALL.THE.TIME.  (Thanks Peppa for your not so desirable dietary habits) I created a simple recipe with minimal ingredients and Voila! –> a tasty and nutritious snack for the family.  Almonds are a … Continue reading “Recipe: Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies”

Recipe: Banana Oat Flour Muffins

Recipe: Banana Oat Flour Muffins

  What is Oat Flour? It’s basically oats ground into a powder form. It’s an excellent wheat free alternative and a more nutritious option.  If gluten-free is required, you can purchase gluten free oats. Alternatively, Bob’s Red Mill offers both options. Here’s the recipe!         Ingredients 2 ½ cups oat flour 2-3 large … Continue reading “Recipe: Banana Oat Flour Muffins”

Recipe: Almond Meal Muffins

Recipe: Almond Meal Muffins

A friend of mine in Mumbai was headed back to USA and had a pantry full of goodies to share. Being in Mumbai has been an eye-opening experience from the food and nutrition perspective.  When she suggested I take bags of nuts (including almonds), baking goods and other yummy treats I couldn’t say no.  With … Continue reading “Recipe: Almond Meal Muffins”

Recipe: Coconut Flour Pancakes

Recipe: Coconut Flour Pancakes

I was recently inspired to make some “wheat-free” recipes, and this is for two reasons.  First, we’re traveling to India and parking ourselves there and within India, coconut is quite popular – as an oil, as a flour, as an Ayurvedic remedy. Secondly, I would love to build some non-gluten favorites for our family to … Continue reading “Recipe: Coconut Flour Pancakes”