Bananas are a staple in my kitchen. I probably have at least one a day. And my philosophy has always been to err on the side of caution and buy enough for more than 0ne a day. However, some weeks this leaves me with two or three overripe bananas that are no longer good for regular consumption or the creamy component in my smoothie. Obviously, the only solution left is to bake them into something! The sweetness of these overripe bananas lends itself perfectly to baked goods and hot oatmeal. I don't have any of my own recipes for you today, but click on the title below the picture to go to the original recipe :) These are both ridiculously delicious and easier to make than you'd think!
The realm of raw food dieting is way beyond my reach. I could never go without real baking or meals heated above 120F (or whatevs the limit is) on a cold winter day. During summer however, when a hot kitchen is less than desirable, raw food is perfect. Seee I'm not opposed to the concept, I just don't have the willpower! These raw blondies are a perfect example of an easy, raw summer treat.
The ingredients list is minimal and the preparations are super simple. And the flaaaavors...cashews provide a buttery taste and the combination of salty and sweet is divine. These also make great filling snacks that will give you long lasting energy. Try them out!
I have never been a huge taco fan. Ground meat smothered in sodium-saturated taco seasoning wasn't too appealing, even when I ate beef. Of course tacos for dinner also meant spanish rice in my household....more yuck.
Now these tacos...are a completely different story. After having incredible meatless tacos at two different veg restaurants I was totally ready to make my own. The result: refreshing, flavorful, plant-based tacos. Yum : )
I am almost positive that my omnivore taco-enthusiast mother would even love these. Verdict on that as soon as I can make them at home! haha. With a bit of planning ahead of time, this recipe can come together quickly and really fill you up without all the nasties in normal tacos. Just check out the nutrition facts!
My transition from last semester of undergrad coursework (not including my 15 credit internship in the fall) to working full time was a fast one...and I needed a little time to adjust. I hope your finals went well, and if you graduated...congratulations!
Because I took a bit of long break...I have two recipes for you! The first...a light yet filling summer-y salad jam-packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
The second...a dense, indulgent, super sweet cake that is great for a special occasion.
Dig in dearies! Alsooo...new poll is up. As always, I appreciate your participation : )
This is a phenomenal recipe from Fitness Magazine that I have made many times, and has been a hit with both my family and my college roomates. It is ridiculously full of Omega-3s which have many benefits for you heart, hair, nails, and skin. Don't like fish or want to make it vegan? The salad alone is delicious and if you'd like some protein you could probably substitute tofu.