This pumpkin protein chocolate mug cake is sure to become a fast-favorite throughout the fall and winter season. Not only is it deliciously tasty, but it’s also a great way to get some good quality protein in without having to resort to grilled chicken or yet another protein bar. Although protein bars may be your go-to protein option when you’re on the go, if you’re finding yourself chowing down on them at the end of the night when you’re at home, you might want to think about switching things up to something with some more natural ingredients.
I can’t believe it’s already mid-September! Where did summer go? While I’m sad to see the days getting shorter, I do love fall flavors. And there’s nothing more fall than pumpkin pie! These pumpkin pie overnight oats combine all my favorite fall flavors in a convenient single serve dish. They are easy to whip up and super tasty! They’re perfect for any pumpkin spice latté lovers out there who are trying to keep their addiction in check. 😆
These cauliflower tots are a great low carb alternative to the traditional tater tot. Plus they’re baked, which cuts down on unnecessary oils. If you have an air fryer try using it in place of the oven to create a crispier texture!
I don’t know about you but tater tots remind me of a simpler time. They bring me back to school lunches and hanging out with friends. My college would often serve them at the dining hall. I remember the excitement my roommates and I would have when it was tot day! They’re just so playful! Crispy little nuggets just waiting to be dipped in ketchup and enjoyed.
Calling all avocado ♥︎ers! And even the haters too. Yes, I understand if you harbor some resentment towards avocados. I too share a love-hate relationship for this high maintenance piece of fruit, and not just because it made me feel ever so slightly dumb by masquerading itself as a vegetable. Yes, I admit it, for the longest time I thought it was a vegetable. The shame! But worse than the agony of goldilocks finding the perfectly heated bowl of porridge or the bed that’s just on the right side of softness – seriously she’s too young to be concerned about mattress density and toppers – picking out avocados that are the acceptable level of ripeness really does take some skill.
Acorn squash is such a tasty side dish – in fact it’s almost a meal in itself! If you’re ever entertaining any vegetarian guests then acorn squash is a wonderful main dish as it makes a neat little bowl for you to stuff just about anything in to.
Hungry? Well you won’t be after this sweet potato recipe that’s a full meal in itself! Inspired by my go-to order at a local salad shop this easy to prep dish is packed full of flavor and a TON of nutrients. It’s vegetarian but swap out the yogurt with a soy or almond based one and it becomes a completely vegan dish!
Traditional pasta is delicious but super high in carbohydrates. While some days are worth saving some carbs for a spaghetti dinner or ramen noodles, sometimes we turn to vegetables for our noodle fix. This is a wonderful recipe to make a big batch of and to use throughout the week for meal prep and you can even add some chopped up grilled chicken breast for protein. There’s tons of flavor and fiber to keep you fueled and happy.
These brownies are packed with all of the chocolate, chewy deliciousness you want from a brownie with none of the guilt! They are full of feel-good foods like chia seeds, nuts and goji berries, making you feel bright from the inside out! Bonus – you don’t need to bake these so you don’t have to worry about actually baking!
What’s better than peanut butter!? Umm how about a whole pie of peanut butter!!! ? Yep, you read that right – a whole glorious pie dedicated to this delicious ingredient. The best part is with the help of tofu and some peanut butter powder, it’s a totally macro friendly dessert – so you can have your pie and eat it too!
Sweet potato hummus adds an autumn spin to a traditional hummus. This dish is great for entertaining or a midday snack so you really can’t go wrong! Top it with some chopped nuts or toasted pumpkin seeds for a bit of crunch and pair it with a variety of crudités, such as cinnamon dusted pita chips or dried apple slices.