Homemade Marinara Sauce

Homemade sauces are super fun and easy to make, and they’re a lot easier than you might think. This recipe is a very simple marinara sauce that you can use as a base. But if you’re feeling fancier than a bowl of spaghetti, try customizing it by adding some fried up pancetta, roasted veggies, or…

Pineapple Berry Smoothie

Smoothies are super fun and easy to make at home! You can use this recipe as a ratio guide to customize your smoothie with your favorite fruits. I like using pineapples and raspberries because they’re just tart enough to balance out the natural sweetness of the banana. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 banana ⅓ C frozen raspberries ⅔ C…

Healthy Food Swap: Kale Chips

We all have cravings. I, myself, have one for some savory chips. Unfortunately, this isn’t a very healthy option. SWAP your Potato Chips for Kale Chips instead!     While potato chips may be delicious, they aren’t very helpful to our body’s insulin levels and are full of Butylhydroxytoluene, commonly known as BHT, which is frequently used by the food…

Chickpea Salad Recipe

This salad makes it super easy to eat healthy! With only a few ingredients, this is a high-protein, low-fat meal. I always pack it for lunch between my classes because it travels well, and is so easy to make. Enjoy! Ingredients    1 15-to 15 1/2-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed, drained 1 roma tomato, diced 2…

Skillet Fruit Cobbler

  If you don’t already have a cast-iron skillet, I HIGHLY recommend you get one. There are endless possibilities for what you can use it for: pot pies, roasted vegetables, skillet cookies. The list goes on and on, but my absolute favorite thing to make in a cast-iron skillet is fruit cobbler. Warm, crispy-edged, with…

Fruit “Pizza” Dessert

I love fruit and anything that looks like pizza. This healthy dessert option combines the two usually mutually exclusive food items. Plus, just look how cute it is! Cut a ripe watermelon into 8 equal pie slices. Put your favorite fruit on the watermelon. I personally love Kiwi, Strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. Sprinkle a dash…

Healthy Chocolate Granola

Granola is my FAVORITE snack. I’ll top it on my yogurt, splash some milk in for a ridiculously good bowl of cereal, or eat it straight out of the jar. A lot of the store-brand granola are just candy bars in disguise. However, the homemade kind is nutty, wholesome, and just sweet enough to fulfill…