America won’t be running at all if we keep chowing down on deep-fried, sugar-glazed donuts for breakfast. And though it seems so much more convenient to stop at the corner coffee shop on the way to work, it’s just as easy to make your own healthy “fast food” with a few pantry staples. Yes, black beans are the star of this version, but the heaps of chocolate make these a totally dunkable delight. Read more →
A thick slab of banana bread at your local bakery could set you back 500 calories. That hurts worse than slipping on an actual banana peel. Luckily, you can have a slimmer slice with all the sweetness and spice you crave, the cake-like texture you want to sink your teeth into and the intoxicating aroma that gets your mouth watering at first whiff. Plus, you get chocolate — chunks of it!
There’s no doubt in my mind that French toast was created on a Sunday, because it’s the obvious choice for a filling, please-anyone brunch dish. The ingredients are so simple that you can quickly create a family-style buffet with toppings laid out for the picking. Or, you can dress up French toast with vibrant homemade jam to serve your other half on a romantic morning in bed together. C’est de l’amour! Read more →
Need a super-delicious dessert to take to the next super-big party? Time to whip up a batch of brownies. Though you’ll use unconventional ingredients, you’ll create a can’t-stop-eating chocolate chunk of yumminess that could very well quadruple your social life. Brace yourself and get baking! Read more →
Can a dessert ever be over the top? What if it’s literally toppling over like a layered wedding cake? Though it sounds overkill, a two-tiered mugcake is actually a modest way to start or end your day. Yes, cake for breakfast. And it won’t tip the scale, because it’s made with mostly whole grain flour, carrots and the juice of an orange. So grab a few mugs, two for the cake and one for your morning (or evening) tea. Read more →
Myth: clean eating is not easy eating. When you get in the habit of shopping for healthy food, cooking a little more and – as a result – feeling more naturally energized, you won’t even bat an eye. For those who believe eating a “clean” diet means you’re doomed to drab, non-creative cuisine for the rest of your life, I highly recommend cleaning your act for one day…just one. If you’re up for it, go for a second day, a third and so on. In no time, you’ll have newfound food favorites and a clearer understanding of how nutrition impacts your overall health. Read more →
The wind is howling outside and the temps are dropping. That’s all the reason I need to stay inside and in some fluffy flannel pajamas. But when it comes to warming my belly, there’s nothing better than a big bowl of hot cereal. Usually, I’d reach for a canister of whole grain rolled oats…but oatmeal is so last year. It’s time to try something new: quinoa flakes. Because quinoa is just as filling and versatile as your old fashioned grains, you won’t feel like you’re jumping too far “oat” of your comfort zone. Read more →
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