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Spinach & Feta Chicken Burgers

These spinach & feta chicken burgers are easy to make, super healthy and perfect for meal prep! I made these spinach & feta chicken burgers last Sunday when I was meal prepping and YOU GUYS. They are so, so good. I threw some easy items together, popped them on the grill and they turned out to be really delicious. Health benefits of these spinach & feta chicken burgers: chicken is a complete source of protein and protein is essential for mood management, neurotransmitter production, muscle function and so much morerich in herbs that are anti-inflammatory and loaded with antioxidants and polyphenolsthis recipe is low carb, keto, paleo, low fodmap and gluten-freespinach is a great source of b vitamins, vitamin k, folate and magnesiumfeta is an easier to digest dairy (cows milk is often more difficult for people to digest) Tips for make these spinach & feta burgers: use fresh or…

Gluten-Free Greek Quinoa

This gluten-free Greek quinoa is delicious, easy to make, healthy and perfect for meal prep! I have been very, very into quinoa lately. Which is interesting, because it’s not really something I ever eat. I always have some in my pantry, but I make it maybe once or twice a year. But these last few weeks I’ve just been really wanting some damn quinoa. And you know the thing about cravings? It’s often your body’s way of telling you what it needs. Don’t get me wrong, if you’re really craving a chocolate cake or you crave sweets all day long, that’s a good indication you have some sort of gut dysfunction or gut dysbiosis (high levels of bad bacteria, low levels of good bacteria). But if you’re craving salt, fish, greens, nuts, even dark chocolate – it’s a good indication that your body needs something in that particular food. So…

Meal Prep Chicken & Veggie Salad

This meal prep chicken & veggie salad was SO delicious and ready in under five minutes thanks to a lil’ Sunday prep! On Sunday, I clean. I make food for the week. I plan the next five days out so that I’m organized. And you guys. It makes a HUGE difference in my stress, happiness and overall quality of life. I know what I need to get done and when to do it. I know that I’m not going to be rushing every morning to make lunch for my son’s pre-k. I know that I don’t have to take time each day to make a ton of food. I know that I’m saving money by not eating out. And it f*cking rules. It makes my life SO much easier. This week I made a bunch of veggies and proteins and then I’ve ended up throwing them in a bowl each…

Gluten-Free Veggie Shakshuka

What can I say? This gluten-free veggie shakshuka was everything I’d hoped it would be: freaking delicious, beautiful, full of delicious veggies and healthy protein and topped with fresh herbs and cheese. Name a better breakfast. You CAN’T. Seriously you guys, this was so good. I love waking up and making a healthy, delicious and filling breakfast. I feel like this is a breakfast I would make if I were living in the Italian or French countryside, growing my own veggies and raising chickens. It just feels fancy and European and it’s so delicious. I actually have no idea what I’m talking about, seeing as I’ve never been to the Italian or French countryside. But like, doesn’t it just seems like that kind of breakfast?? Health benefits of this recipe: rich in protein – each person gets three eggs which is nearly 20 grams of useable, healthy proteineggs are incredibly…

Rosemary Honey Dijon Chicken

I really love the flavors of rosemary honey dijon chicken and I meal prepped this for easy proteins throughout the week! I’m alllll about some meal prep. Saves me time. Saves me money. Reduces stress. I’m never scrambling to figure out what to eat throughout the week, I never stress about what to pack in my four year-old’s school lunch. My meal prep menu this week included: this rosemary honey dijon chicken (if that was not obvious)steamed broccoliroasted balsamic brussels sprouts (toss in olive oil and balsamic glaze, roast on 415 for 15-20)buttered carrots (peel, chop, boil, drain, toss in butter) sweet potato rounds (peel, slice, boil) chimichurri (one bunch of parsley, one bunch of garlic, a bunch of green onions, lots of olive oil and some red wine vinegar – blend until smooth) Tips: I grilled this recipe, which is SO quick and easy and requires next to no…

Breast Fat Transfer – One Year Update + Lump

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I recently found a lump in my breast. If you’re new, you may be wondering what the hell I’m talking about. So let’s back up real quick. After nursing my kids, my boobs were wrecked. Like, seriously sad grandma boobs. I knew I couldn’t live with them forever because but I also didn’t want breast implant due to the serious complications that accompany them. You can read why I got the breast fat transfer, the process and who I chose here. You can see how it looked a month after surgery here. And five months after surgery here. Now, it’s been nearly a year. 11 months. Whatever I’m a few weeks short but close enough. Finding a lump. A few weeks ago we found a lump in my right breast. I say we because to be perfectly honest, my…

Paleo Huevos Rancheros

This paleo huevos rancheros recipe is surprisingly easy, quick, healthy, gluten-free, keto and low fodmap! I love food. It’s as simple as that. I saw a popular Instagrammer post a plain salad with chicken and talk about how she just loves boring meals (no shame, good for her) and while that’s cool – it ain’t me. I don’t like boring food. I want variety, I want flavor, I want spices and depth and deliciousness. And I want it to be healthy. That’s how I came up with this huevos rancheros recipe! It’s not a traditional recipe and I’m sure any native Central American would make a better version, this is how I made it. And honestly, it was pretty damn good. Health benefits of paleo huevos rancheros: 20 grams of protein, mostly from the eggsrich in choline from the egg yolksloaded with antioxidants from the tomatoes, bell pepper and avocadorich…

Mexican Breakfast Hash (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-Free)

This Mexican breakfast hash is paleo, whole30, gluten-free and SO delicious and filling. It’s packed with protein and veggies too. Unlike my husband, I need some variety with my breakfasts. I don’t want the same thing every morning. My favorite thing is to actually look up breakfast and brunch menus at cool restaurants and recreate the recipes at home. This recipe was born mostly out of boredom with scrambled eggs. And craving tacos for breakfast. But I don’t love egg tacos, so here ya go. Health benefits of this Mexican Breakfast Hash: it’s Whole30, paleo, gluten-free and keto if you omit the potoatocontains six different veggies, which is great for beneficial gut bacteriacontains roughly 25g proteinrich in healthy fatscontains b12, iron, zinc, choline, selenium, biotin and a variety of b vitaminsrich in antioxidants from plant foodsgrass-fed ground beef is high in omega-3s and great for the earth Tips: feel free…

Gluten-Free Creamy Wild Rice and Chicken Soup

It’s soup season ya’ll! And this Gluten-Free Creamy Wild Rice and Chicken Soup is perfect for these colder months and darker days! I get very into soup when cold weather rolls in. I mean, to be fair, I now live in Charleston, SC where “cold” weather is like, 55 degrees. Which works out very well for me, since I hate being cold. But I still love to snuggle up to a dining room table with my family and just chat while our Christmas tree sparkles in the background – while eating soup. It’s so damn homey. Health benefits of this Gluten-Free Creamy Wild Rice and Chicken Soup: packed with protein from the chickenmade with homemade bone broth (recipe HERE), this soup is very healing for the gutboosts the immune system via the broth, veggies, adequate protein, fiber and garlic (all of which also benefit gut health)rich in antioxidants from the…

Cranberry Christmas Margarita

I will not let my love of margaritas be limited to Cinco de Mayo, taco nights and summertime. Margaritas are a year-round treat, people! And this crazy good cranberry Christmas margarita is proof of that! There are only two types of alcohol I drink: wine and tequila. I love my wine, particularly with a delicious meal. Or better yet, oysters. A crisp glass of sauvignon blanc with a delicious oyster is one of my favorite treats ever. But a margarita is so fun, so festive. And while most people think a margarita is more appropriate for tacos, for summertime and/or Cinco de Mayo – margaritas are actually super versatile. Plus, they don’t give you a hangover like beer or wine and certainly not like brown liquor would. So back to this margarita. I made it and sat by my tree and sipped it while my sons and husband played. It…