Chicken Apple Cheddar Salad with Toasted Quinoa & Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

You know what’s better than a healthy meal? One that’s just as beautiful as it tastes! I mean seriously look at this bowl of goodness! It’s the perfect transition from summer to fall by incorporating garden fresh greens, juicy tomatoes and flavors like tart apple and sweet maple. It’s so simple to toss together (pun intended) you’ll be making it all day, everyday! By topping it with toasted quinoa you can keep it nut-free without sacrificing a little added crunch and protein. This salad not only captures the beginning of the new season but makes saying goodbye to summer worth every single delicious bite! Continue reading “Chicken Apple Cheddar Salad with Toasted Quinoa & Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette”

Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

I used to find all too often I would meal plan for the week all over the board and would end up buying too much and having some of it go to waste. It’s such a sad sight having to throw away veggies and fruit that weren’t used in time. So, I started being more efficient when planning the upcoming week’s recipes by incorporating a few of the same ingredients into several meals. It not only made grocery shopping much easier but it also even allowed me to prep some of the ingredients a head of time making the actual assembling it much faster and smoother. Meal prepping is not only a time saver but it helps to keep you on track. Those who plan their meals and snacks ahead are much less likely to veer off course and reach for unhealthy foods for convenience.  Continue reading “Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing”

Warm Quinoa Bowl with Sundried Tomato Pesto + Feta

Ever have a really busy day and come home and think, all I want to do is cook right now? No, me either. Though aside from working out, cooking is one of those things that really can make me feel better. It’s such a nice feeling coming up with a new recipe idea and having it turn out to be a success. It’s the equivalent to running that extra mile. I love it but it can be a challenge. Continue reading “Warm Quinoa Bowl with Sundried Tomato Pesto + Feta”