These four easy, protein-packed bento boxes are perfect for a quick lunch or post workout snack on-the-go. Made with wholesome ingredients like Just BARE Chicken, fresh fruits, veggies and grains! PLUS a bonus post-workout dinner for your busy week.  

Happy Thursday, everyone! I just got back from Maine where I soaked up every ounce of beautiful weather, lobstahhhh and blueberry farms galore. I was there on a press trip discovering all things blueberries, which include blueberry picking on actual blueberry farms. Have you ever been to Maine?! If not, start planning a trip because it’s incredible there.

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The BEST cauliflower pizza crust — so flavorful and surprisingly easy to make. Low carb, nutritious, fiber & protein packed. Topped the crust with whatever your heart desires. You’re going to be making this again and again!

Remember when cauliflower came onto the food scene a few years back? Now it’s become so popular that it’s hard to find a restaurant that doesn’t have roasted cauliflower on their menu. It’s even mainstream enough that Trader Joe’s makes cauliflower rice AND cauliflower pizza crust (have you tried it?).

Abra, AK brand manager & the veggie loving queen she is, even likes to put frozen cauliflower in her morning smoothies. YOU CRAZY ‘BRA (that’s her nickname.)

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We’re skipping weekend favorites because guess what today is? My six year blog anniversary! Truly I cannot believe it’s been six years since I wrote this post and then two days later hit publish. I had no idea what I was doing, all I had was a genuine feeling of excitement to be able to finally share recipes with anyone who who read them.

I knew I was doing what I loved from that moment on. Discovering baking, talking with you about my dreams, sharing my goals, going through a health journey and inspiring you has been all apart of this six years. And you’ve inspired me too. You’ve helped me grow and become the woman I am today. SO THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE! I LOVE YOU GUYS! xoxo

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas with a slight tang from Colman’s Dry Mustard and a kick from cayenne pepper. You’re going to love this protein-packed on-the-go snack.

You know what’s extremely essential for everyday life? SNACKS. There’s absolutely nothing that makes me happier than a 3pm nourishing snack that kicks hunger’s booty goodbye.

I love wandering into the kitchen for cup of coffee with a little almond milk, and a favorite snack. Most of the time I’m a sweet girl, but give me something a little crunchy, salty and crispy and I will bow down to the snack gods.

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We’re back in action with full carts (and empty cupboards) at Trader Joe’s! While I did pick up my usual organic produce, baking needs, and Tony’s favorite sandwich meats, I had to balance it out with some fun new snacks and treats. As you all know I love to whip up homemade goods on the regular…but everyone needs some good grab-and-go’s, am I right?

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Beautiful grain free pecan blondies made with a homemade DIY pecan butter. The MOST addicting fudgy blondies out there.

As I write this, Milly and I are sitting here watching The Incredible Hulk, my turkey chili is simmering on the stove and once Tony gets home we’ll settle in for our dinner and enjoy one of these incredible blondies (k maybe two).  Read more.


Let me tell you about my day yesterday because it was a doozy.

  1. My car got towed
  2. I got a ticket because I didn’t have my current plates registered (so I was a few days late)
  3. I got another ticket because I didn’t have something called a ‘city sticker’
  4. I couldn’t pick up my car because they wouldn’t let me register my vehicle
  5. I got a bill from the IRS from 2015

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20 minute vegetarian avocado chickpea pasta salad with mediterranean flavors and a bold lemon basil dressing. Refreshing and perfect to bring to parties, potlucks or picnics! 

Today’s #30MinuteThursday is all about ZE PASTA. Don’t be afraid of the noodle people; we’re way past those days.

This pasta salad is nutritious, full of plant based protein and one of my favorite recipes to bring to a party because it has SO much flavor. It’s also an amazing way to fuel up pre or post workout and makes the best lunch because the leftovers keep so well.

Guess I’m all about salads this week? P.S. Hope you got a chance to check out my mason jar salads!

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Four quick and easy salads that you can meal prep in a Mason Jar! Made with fresh veggies and packed with protein thanks to grilled Just BARE Chicken, these will be your new lunch go-to in no time. 

Heyyyooooooo. Welcome to the first day of August (say what?!). I’m coming in HOT with not one but FOUR meal prep filling salad recipes made in adorable mason jars.

When I was dreaming up which meal prep recipe I’d bring you next, I knew it had to be something quick, easy, and portable for all of you on-the-go. I know you all lead incredibly busy lives – whether you’re in school, juggling one job or two, kids or a couple of pets, these recipes are the PERFECT weekday go-to.


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Quick and flavorful cucumber bites topped with delicious pesto flavored Genova tuna, fresh tomato and basil, creamy mozzarella, and a drizzle of homemade balsamic reduction. These little Caprese bites are light, healthy, and perfect for entertaining! 

Not sure if you guys are happy about zucchini week being over or completely devastated. I’m ready for a little something different in the recipe rotation because guess what I learned? Tony hates zucchini. He told me this after he picked the roasted zucchini out of the enchilada casserole I made. Funny enough, he did completely demolished several slices of my chocolate zucchini cake with zero complaints.

Heh. Men.

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