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Many of my recipes can easily be adapted to dietary needs. Please contact me with questions about gluten-free or vegan substitutes.

 ** denotes Monique’s favorites

V — Vegetarian and/or can be Vegan 

GFCan be made or is Gluten-free

 

Appetizers, Dips & Snacks

Acorn Squash & Black Bean Quesadillas
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce **
Baked Parmesan Zucchini Chips **
Banana Bread Cookies
Black Bean Chocolate Protein Truffles V, GF
Butterscotch and Pumpkin Spice Popcorn Snack Mix
Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries with Brown Butter Marshmallow Glaze
Dark Chocolate, Raspberry & Brie Grilled Cheese
Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Almond Granola Bars V, GF
Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Corn
Dark Chocolate Salted Almond Butter
Garlic White Bean Basil Hummus with Homemade Toasted Pita Chips
Garlic Roasted Red Potato Wedges with Olive Oil and Rosemary
Grapefruit Brulee with Yogurt and Warm Blueberry Sauce
Peach, Basil, and Brie French Bread Pizzas **
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Popcorn
Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Cherry Pita Pizzas with Arugula
Roasted Grape & Brie Crostini with Honey + Sea Salt **
Roasted Eggplant & Zucchini Bruschetta with Basil and Feta
Salty & Spicy Dark Chocolate Popcorn
Skinny Key Lime Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Skinny Maple Granola Yogurt Parfaits
Smashed Avocado + Tomato Basil Bruschetta **
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Blueberry Ketchup
Strawberry Basil & Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Summer Berry Crostini with Lemon Ricotta & Honey
Top Five Easy & Healthy Desserts + Tips
Top 5 dips & sauces {french fries}

Bread & Muffins

100 Calorie Banana Oat Protein Muffins
Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Glaze **
Better-for-You Banana Muffins with Brown Sugar Walnut Crumble **
Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Oat Bran Muffins
Coconut Lemon Poppyseed Bread
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal Banana Bread **
Healthy Coconut Banana Bread
Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Bagels {a step by step recipe} **
Honey Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread **
Low Fat Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bread **
Low-fat Cinnamon Peach Banana Bread
Low-fat Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins **
Oatmeal Blueberry Applesauce Muffins with Walnut Oat Streusel **
Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread
Red Velvet Donuts
Skinny Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins **
Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Banana Bread
Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins **
Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Bread **
Whole Wheat Banana Applesauce Oatmeal Bread
White Chocolate, Macadamia Nut & Coconut Banana Bread
Whole Grain Carrot Coconut Morning Glory Muffins
Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Bread

 

Breakfast

100 Calorie Banana Oat Protein Muffins GF
Apple Cider Maple Sausage Cornmeal Pancakes
Baked Acorn Squash with Warm Honey-Cinnamon Greek Yogurt **
Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Vanilla Bean Caramelized Bananas
Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies V, GF
Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Flour Waffles
Better-for-You Banana Muffins with Brown Sugar Walnut Crumble
Best Egg Sandwich with Avocado, Tomato, & Bacon **
Blueberry Chocolate Chip Quinoa Pancakes
Blue Corn Breakfast Tacos with Scrambled Eggs, Smoked Salmon, Avocado + Dill **
Brown Butter Blueberry Coffee Cake
Brown Butter Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Gingersnap Cookie Streusel
Chai-Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Glaze **
Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Oat Bran Muffins
Coconut Brown Rice Pudding
Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Almond Granola Bars **
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal Banana Bread
Egg White Veggie Breakfast Muffins {low carb}  GF
Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Strawberry Maple Syrup **
Gluten Free Banana Coconut Waffles with Vegan Coconut Whip Cream GF
Gluten-free Double Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes GF
Grandma’s Buttermilk Waffles
Grapefruit Brulee with Yogurt and Warm Blueberry Sauce
Healthy Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Breakfast Oat Bars
Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Healthy Coconut Banana Bread
Honey Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
How to Make Homemade Almond Butter {with vanilla bean, honey & sea salt}
Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes **
Low Fat Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bread
Low-fat Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins **
Mini Whole Wheat Vanilla Yogurt Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Nutty Strawberry Banana Breakfast Quinoa
Oatmeal Blueberry Applesauce Muffins with Walnut Oat Streusel **
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes 
Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes ** GF
Open-faced Power Breakfast Sandwich
Peanut Butter, Strawberry, and Banana Quesadillas **
Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes with Dark Chocolate Chips
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pop Tarts with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Skinny Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Enchiladas
Skinny Maple Granola Yogurt Parfaits
Skinny Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Spanish Roasted Potatoes with Kale and Sweet Corn
Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Banana Bread
Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins
Upside-Down Orange Caramel Pecan French Toast Bake
White Chocolate, Macadamia Nut & Coconut Banana Bread
Whole Grain Carrot Coconut Morning Glory Muffins
Whole Wheat Banana Quinoa Pancakes **
Whole Wheat Banana Applesauce Oatmeal Bread
Whole Wheat Coconut Banana Waffles with Chocolate Chips **
Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Drinks, Shakes, & Smoothies

Banana Blueberry Protein Shakes
Chocolate-Banana Coconut Milkshakes V, GF
Cranberry Red Wine Sangria Punch with Strawberries and Apples
Mango Kiwi Avocado Green Smoothie  V, GF
Vegan Almond Butter Banana Oat Smoothie V, GF**
Vegan Green Monster Smoothies V, GF
Vegan Pina Colada Smoothies V, GF

 

 

Healthy Meals

Acorn Squash & Black Bean Quesadillas
Asian Edamame Salad with Cilantro and Toasted Almonds
Baked Acorn Squash with Warm Honey-Cinnamon Greek Yogurt
Baked Crunchy Honey Cornflake Chicken
Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas with Spicy Avocado-Tomato Salsa **
Black Bean, Sweet Potato, & Quinoa Chili with Smoked Chipotle **
Black Bean, Sweet Potato, & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Avocado & Blue Cheese Sauce
Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew
Brown Sugar Honey Marinated Salmon with Caramelized Pineapple Quinoa
Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet **
Chickpea Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers with Spiced Yogurt Sauce **
Chili-Rubbed Pollo Soup with Bell Pepper + Hominy
Coconut Curried Sweet Potato & Lentil Stew
Crispy Garlic + Parmesan Oven-fried Chicken
Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing ** V, GF
Easy & Healthy Mexican Chicken Soup
Egg White Veggie Breakfast Muffins {low carb}
Enchilada Chicken and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash & Basil Gremolata Salad
Goat Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Tangy Peach BBQ Sauce
Grilled Chili-Lime Fish Tacos with Sour Cream Cabbage Slaw + Mango & Avocado
Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Peaches + Raspberry Jam
Healthy Chicken Chickpea Chopped Salad **
Healthy Spring Veggie Pasta
Kale, Edamame, & Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette **
Layered BBQ Chicken & Sweet Potato Enchilada Bake
Lemon Garlic Tilapia
Jalepeno Chickpea Lentil Burgers with Avocado-Mango Pico
Mango Avocado Black Rice Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette GF, V
Maple Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Peanut Butter, Strawberry, and Banana Quesadillas
Pinto Bean Chicken Chili
Seasame Ginger Sweet Teriyaki Salmon with Garlic Quinoa Stir-fry **
Skillet Cheesy Chicken Rotini with Homemade Tomato Basil sauce + Burrata **
Skillet Chicken with Spicy Pepperoni Sauce **
Slow Cooked Spicy Caribbean Black Bean Soup **
Southwest Stuffed Acorn Squash with Goat Cheese
Superfruit + Nut Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Blueberry Vinaigrette
Super Lean Turkey Sloppy Joes
Spicy Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sour Cream Sauce **
Spicy Fish Tacos with Mango Guacamole
Spicy Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili
Spicy Sweet Potato Black Bean Veggie Burgers with Avocado-Cilantro crema + sprouts  **
Strawberry, Mango, & Kiwi Salad
Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese, Sunflower Seeds & Lemon Vinaigrette
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Turkey, Caramelized Onions & Apple
Sweet Potato & Chicken Mexican Stir-Fry + Tacos
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Sweet Mango Cilantro Salsa **
Turkey Burger Pitas with Avocado & Feta
Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce with Burrata **
Whole Wheat Lemon Spaghetti with Asparagus


Vegetarian and/or Vegan Meals

Acorn Squash & Black Bean Quesadillas
Asian Edamame Salad with Cilantro and Toasted Almonds
Baked Acorn Squash with Warm Honey-Cinnamon Greek Yogurt ** GF
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce ** GF
Black Bean, Sweet Potato, & Quinoa Chili with Smoked Chipotle GF
Black Bean, Sweet Potato, & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers ** GF
Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet ** GF
Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew
Chickpea Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers with Spiced Yogurt Sauce **
Coconut Curried Sweet Potato & Lentil Stew **
Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing ** V, GF
Gluten Free Banana Coconut Waffles with Vegan Coconut Whip Cream GF
Healthy Spring Veggie Pasta
How to make Pumpkin Risotto
Jalepeno Chickpea Lentil Burgers with Avocado-Mango Pico ** V, GF
Kale, Edamame, & Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette ** V, GF
Kale Rainbow Detox Salad V, GF
Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes **
Lentil & Quinoa Chili ** V, GF
Mango Avocado Black Rice Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette ** GF, V
Nutty Strawberry Banana Breakfast Quinoa V, GF
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes  V, GF
Roasted Eggplant & Zucchini Bruschetta with Basil and Feta
Roasted Grape & Brie Crostini with Honey + Sea Salt **
Slow Cooked Spicy Caribbean Black Bean Soup **
Smashed Avocado + Tomato Basil Bruschetta V
Southwest Stuffed Acorn Squash with Goat Cheese
Spicy Sweet Potato & Bean Chili V, GF
Spicy Sweet Potato Black Bean Veggie Burgers with Avocado-Cilantro crema + sprouts ** V, GF
Stawberry, Mango, & Kiwi Salad
Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese, Sunflower Seeds & Lemon Vinaigrette
Superfruit + Nut Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Blueberry Vinaigrette
Vegan Almond Butter Banana Oat Smoothie ** V, GF
Vegan Green Monster Smoothies ** V, GF
Vegan Pina Colada Smoothies V, GF
Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Bread ** V, GF
Vegan Tomato, Chickpea, and Sweet Potato Soup ** V, GF
Whole Wheat Lemon Spaghetti with Asparagus

Soup

Black Bean, Sweet Potato, & Quinoa Chili with Smoked Chipotle ** V, GF
Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew V, GF
Chili-Rubbed Pollo Soup with Bell Pepper + Hominy GF
Coconut Curried Sweet Potato & Lentil Stew ** V, GF
Easy & Healthy Mexican Soup
Lentil & Quinoa Chili ** V, GF
Maple Butternut Squash and Apple Soup ** V, GF
Pinto Bean Chicken Chili
Slow Cooked Spicy Caribbean Black Bean Soup ** V,GF
Spicy Sweet Potato & Bean Chili V, GF
Vegan Tomato, Chickpea, and Sweet Potato Soup ** V, GF

Sides

Asian Edamame Salad with Cilantro and Toasted Almonds V, GF
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce **
Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries with Brown Butter Marshmallow Glaze
Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing ** V, GF
Garlic Roasted Red Potato Wedges with Olive Oil and Rosemary
Healthy Chicken Chickpea Chopped Salad **
How to make Pumpkin Risotto
Kale, Edamame, & Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette **
Maple Butternut Squash and Apple Soup GF
Maple-Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon + Toasted Hazelnuts ** GF
Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus V, GF
Spanish Roasted Potatoes with Kale and Sweet Corn
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Blueberry Ketchup
Strawberry, Mango, & Kiwi Salad
Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese, Sunflower Seeds & Lemon Vinaigrette
Superfruit + Nut Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Blueberry Vinaigrette
Top 5 dips & sauces {french fries}

Cupcakes

Dad’s Extraordinary Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry Whip Cream
Elvis chocolate, peanut butter, and banana cupcakes **
Lightened up Hummingbird Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting **
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
White Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Cake

Best Ever Vegan Chocolate Avocado Birthday Cake with Vegan Chocolate Ganache ** V
Brown Butter Blueberry Coffee Cake
Brown Butter Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Gingersnap Cookie Streusel **
Caramel-Walnut Upside Down Peanut Butter Banana Cake
Chocolate-Coconut and Pumpkin Marble Bundt Cake
Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache, Toasted Hazelnuts + Sea Salt **
Dark chocolate-raspberry upside-down cake **
Lemon Blackberry Yogurt Bundt Cake
Upside-Down Salted Caramel Apple Pecan Cake **

Cookies

2 ingredient Healthy Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies V, GF
5-Ingredient Fudgy Nutella Cookies with Sea Salt
6-Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies GF
Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies V, GF
Black Bean Chocolate Protein Truffles V, GF
Brown Butter Brown Sugar Toasted Almond Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt **
Brown Butter Chewy Ginger Oatmeal Cookies
Brown butter & sea salt chocolate chip cookies **
Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies **
Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies V, GF
Chewy Chocolate Chunk Coconut Oatmeal Cookies made with coconut oil **
Chocolate Biscoff Graham Candy Bars
Best Monster Cookies GF
Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies with sea salt GF
Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter + Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies ** {the best cookie EVER}
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt **
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {flourless, no butter} ** GF
Rolo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies
White Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Nut Oatmeal Cookies

 

Pie

Chocolate Mousse and Teddy Graham Crust Birthday Pie
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with Biscoff Cookie Crust
Deep Dish Bourbon Apple Cherry Pie
Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Pecan Gingersnap Crust **
Lemon Cream Pie with Pecan Gingersnap Crust **
Summer Berry Peach Pie

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

Vegan Banana “Ice Cream” with Toasted Coconut, Almonds, and Dark Chocolate ** V
Blackberry & Chocolate Greek Frozen Yogurt Cones
Raspberry Frozen Yogurt with Dark Chocolate

 

Bars, Brownies, &+ Fruit Desserts

Bad Day Bars {sea salt & double dark chocolate brownie cookie bars}
Black Bean Avocado Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies {gluten-free + low-fat} ** GF, V
Chocolate Biscoff Graham Candy Bars
Coconut Milk Creme Brulee GF
Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Almond Granola Bars V, GF
Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies with Sea Salt GF, V
Flourless Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oat Brownies V, GF
Flourless Fudgy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies ** GF, V
Fudgy Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies with Toffee + Sea Salt **
Gluten free Blueberry Apple Crumble GF
Grown up S’mores with Homemade Cinnamon Graham Crackers
Healthy Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Breakfast Oat Bars
Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bars 
Nutella-swirled Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Blondies GF
Peanut Butter M&M Brownies with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lentil Blondies GF
Skinny Key Lime Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Veronica’s Pear & Pecan Crisp
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pop Tarts with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
The Best Apple Crisp You’ll Ever Have **
Top Five Easy & Healthy Desserts + Tips

Other/Personal

Top 10 Most Popular Recipes
Top Five Easy & Healthy Desserts + Tips
Top 15 Most Popular Recipes of 2012
A year of blogging + a lot of ambition
Ask Monique
Quick Beauty Tips
Why I LOVE StitchFix

 

 

 

How-to

How to Cook Pumpkin Risotto
How to make the Best Fluffy Quinoa
How to Brown Butter
How to Make Homemade Almond Butter {with vanilla bean, honey & sea salt}
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Bagels {a step by step recipe}
How to make the Perfect Cheese Platter
How to Make The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
How to Make Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

 

Healthy Living

5 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Better
Clean Eating + my favorite protein bar
The Ambitious Kitchen Yoga Challenge
Photos of my Fitness Journey
My Juice Cleansing Experience
An Interview with Health + Fitness Expert Chris Freytag
Top Five Easy & Healthy Desserts + Tips
The Yoga Challenge

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