lunch

Do ever find yourself scouring over the internet looking for the perfect recipe?  Maybe you’re looking for vegan meals for earth day, a quick brown bag lunch idea, or a recipe to use up your produce that may go bad, but if you are like me, this process usually is overwhelming.  With so many recipes on [...]

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I have a new blog obsession.  Averie from Love Veggies and Yoga has some amazing vegetarian and vegan recipes that are worth checking out if you’re into creative unique healthy recipes.  While my favorite TV trainer Jillian Micheals is not into soy, she does suggest that if you are going to have it, choose fermented [...]

My favorite tuna melt recipe for lunch made with a wrap from Joseph’s Bakery. Click here for the recipe!  

Towards the end of the week, my fridge is usually pretty empty.  That is however when the creative juices start flowing.  After watching Oprah’s Vegan episode, I was inspired to create my own vegan/gluten free/vegetarian dish.  All you NEED is 4 ingredients.  Of course you can add more vegetables and spices if you have them [...]

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I love sweet potatoes and since I bought low fat cheese for rommie this week (which is a no no), I decided to make a treat using more olive oil than usual.  I’m also trying to avoid any added sugar this week, so a few extra calories at dinner were OK.  These things never get [...]

In the winter, there is nothing better than a good cup of soup and warm cheesy sandwich for lunch (or even dinner for that matter).  However, a recent trip to Au Bon Pain nearly gave me a heart attack seeing all the high calorie labels staring me in the face.  I was so overwhelmed by [...]

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Black Bean Mango Quinoa Salad 2 cups quinoa 4 cups water 1 mango, diced 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 red pepper, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1/2 red onion, diced 1 small bunch of cilantro, chopped fine the juice of 1 lime 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup olive [...]

Incorporating protein into my meals is very important.  I rely on it to help me feel full, and reap the benefits of the work I put in at the gym.   A few other benefits are helping maintain a healthy metabolism, filling you up on less calories, help prevent aging, ward off sickness and provide [...]

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Eating Clean Still… My photoshoot is next Friday at 8 pm, and until then I’ll be attempting to follow the cooler 1 plan from the Eat Clean Diet.   Here is my white flakey fish with seasoning – garlic powder, pepper, cumin and paprika.  It’s surprisingly delicious. but that could have been the sweet mango sauce that was on roomies [...]

I may have a photo shoot coming up, so for the next two weeks, I’m doing my best to eat extra clean.  The thing with cooking and dieting is that if the food tastes so good, you keep wanting more bites until you are overly stuffed (case study: Cheesecake Factory dessert).  With my recipes, I [...]