Healthy Alternatives

The Best Homemade Granola Ever!

The Best Homemade Granola Ever!

Are you someone who is always in a hurry to get out the door in the morning?

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Growing up, I was rushing for the school bus in the morning on a regular basis. My bag would be packed the night before, as I get up at the ass crack of dawn. I quickly brush my hair, brush my teeth, throw my clothes on, grab my shit downstairs, and rush out the front door.

The issue here is that I was either not eating breakfast or I would eat a bag of dry cereal. Even worse, a pop tart. By afternoon, I was crashing and was unable to pay attention in class during the last two periods of the day.

New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

Soup is a food I can eat any type of year.

Especially now that it’s cold out, I crave soup for every single meal.

I could eat soup for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Soup is a food that can be readily available.

However, the canned and restaurant versions are all full of CRAP

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

I freaking love Thai food. I’ll go out with my friends to a Thai restaurant and I will order the pad thai almost every time. Lately, I’ve noticed that when I eat it, I feel an immense amount of bloating and inflammation. It’s to the point where I’ve had to keel over trying to walk out of the restaurant. This is followed by immense amounts of constipation and gas with more stomach aches.

Broccoli Cheeze Soup

Broccoli Cheeze Soup

The weather is dropping again, which means it’s time for soups again.

Who am I kidding? I can eat soup any time of the year.

I’m not the biggest fan of broccoli and it has taken me years to get used to its taste.

I’ve tried various ways to mask the taste as much as I can to get the nutritional benefits of this cruciferous vegetable.

Tuna Lettuce Wraps

Tuna Lettuce Wraps

What a beautiful day to try some delicious veggies from my local CSA. I'm so excited that every share is packed with fresh grown veggies from a local farm that taste way better than conventional. I think I'm hooked on these veggies! You can go to localharvest.org to find a local farm near you to get started on these! Today's delicious recipe is tuna lettuce wraps using veggies from the farm. This quick, easy meal is great for those days when you feel like you have a million things to do, but want to have a quick and healthy meal.

Banh Mi Pizza

Banh Mi Pizza

Growing up, I lived on pizza.

When time was in a pinch, my parents would order pizza.

When I was in marching band and we had late night practices, we would order pizza.

When I would go out with my friends, we would eat pizza.

After a late night on the town, I would be craving pizza.

Everywhere you look, pizza is at every corner.

Pizza has become a staple of the American diet being eaten for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner.

Take-out Fake-out Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Take-out Fake-out Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Want to eat Chipotle Mexican Grill without having to go out and order it? Try my #chefdux Cheezy Beans and Greens Veggie Burrito Bowl. I made this recipe myself from scratch because I wanted to take a shot at making a healthy burrito bowl without all the carbs, cheese, and tortillas/chips we typically eat when we go to Chipotle. My intention is to prove that it is possible to eat healthily and crowd out the unhealthy foods while still maintaining flavor.

Chicken Zucchini Noodle Casserole

Chicken Zucchini Noodle Casserole

I love outdoing myself every time I create a new recipe. I have been preparing a lot of vegan cheeses lately. This time, I found something a bit different. I am so proud of myself for meal planning again. I’ve been writing weekly meal logs and holding myself accountable for my meals. I’m really excited to be doing this as well in my upcoming challenge I’m holding in the next upcoming weeks. I’ve found all these awesome meals over the past few years and I am finally using them. Now, I’m bringing them to life!

Deconstructed Sushi Bowl

Deconstructed Sushi Bowl

Are you someone that craves sushi a lot? To be honest, I have no idea how to make sushi from scratch. One night, I really wanted sushi, but didn't want to go out to eat. I tend to eat way more and my body feels better when I eat at home. I love cooking, so I thought why not make it into a bowl? That way I was able to swap out the rice for quinoa and make my own homemade dairy-free "spicy mayo dipping sauce". Veggies are the star of the dish here because I was able to up my veggie game by making it at home. Ditch the takeout because you will definitely want to try my all new deconstructed sushi bowl.

Take-Out Fake-Out Hot and Sour Soup

Take-Out Fake-Out Hot and Sour Soup

I definitely outdid myself here! This hot and sour soup tastes just as good if not better than what you would get at a restaurant. The best part is there is no flour to act as a thickener, less salt in a restaurant, and I amped up the veggie game to make this a healthy, hearty, grounding dish. Want to learn how to make more recipes like this? Join me in one of two ways: take a cooking lesson with me or join my crash course cooking on April 9th. For now, enjoy the epic noms in this video! 😉😋🍲